An App That Dims Your Phone So That Other Concertgoers Won't Hate You

Look at any concert photo taken sometime after mobile phones started including built-in cameras, and you’ll see a sea of glowing screens that end up distracting from what’s happening on stage. So the next time you’re at a concert, be courteous to your fellow attendees with an alternative iOS camera app that keeps your smartphone’s display dim while you’re shooting.


NPR One Is An Infinite, Personalised Stream Of Awesome Radio Stories

There’s something wonderful about listening to radio soaked in that soothing NPR gravy. The public radio powerhouse’s new NPR One app keeps a personalised stream of lovely stories pumping into your ears at all times.


Report: Apple Is Buying Talk-Radio App Swell For $US30 Million

A report by Re/Code suggests that Apple is buying — and swallowing whole — the talk-radio app Swell for $US30 million. The report suggests that according to “multiple sources” Apple will take control of the startup, currently funded in part by Google Ventures, very soon.


Our Favourite Android, iOS And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

It’s finally the weekend, and your smartphone has been faithfully by your side all week. Time to reward its tireless service with a gift — in the form of some shiny new apps!


Why You Should Never Use Pixelation To Hide Sensitive Text

Pixelation is great for hiding faces and covering up nakedness, but it’s not good for disguising text. It’s so bad, in fact, that it might not even protect you at all.


Turn Your Dumb Selfie Into A Textable Emoji, Annoy And Delight Your Pals

Do smartphone-wielding citizens of the world need an excuse to snap more selfies? Absolutely not! And yet, against all odds, there is something undeniably charming about Imoji, an app that allows you to turn your face — or anything you’ve got a photo of — into a little textable you-moji.


HP And Chubby Checker Finish Fight Over 'Chubby Checker' Penis-Size App

Chubby Checker, the “Twist”-singing denim enthusiast, has made legal peace with Hewlitt-Packard and Palm following a trademark infringement lawsuit over Chubby Checker, a penis measurement webOS app.


Syfy App Turns Your Entire Living Room Into Sharknado Central

Got the Syfy Sync app for iPhone/iPad and some Hue bulbs? Faboo! Tune into Syfy next Wednesday to watch Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Sharkening The Second One as never before.


How To Safely Install The OS X Yosemite Beta

The OS X Yosemite public beta is out, and since it’s beta software, you need to exercise some caution before you install it. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. Here’s how to install the beta without messing up your whole system.


Looks Like Instagram Is Working On A Snapchat Rival

Someone at Instagram has a slippery trigger finger: Some Instagram for Android users are reporting links posted to a “one tap photo messaging app” called Bolt. It sounds an awful lot like a very popular photo-sharing app not owned by Facebook that rhymes with “App Hat”.