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

This week we’ve got apps you’re going to want to download on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Microsoft ups its Android app game even further by pushing out Office for Android phones (finally). One of the best and exclusive readers out there gets a snazzy new iOS app. And if you’re a Windows Phone acolyte, a new app will make sure you get the best workout possible. And the best news? They’re all free.


6 Reasons To Use Plex To Create Your Own Personal Netflix

Plex is a free software package for your computer that lets you stream your local movie or music files to other devices free of charge. Here’s how to make your own personal streaming service with it!


iOS 9 Features, Leaks And Release Date: What We Know So Far

It’s a busy year for Apple. The super-shiny (and incredibly expensive) Apple Watch hit shops last month and the smart money and rumour-merchants have it on good authority that a brand new iPhone model may be touching down as early as August. In the middle of that we have the World Wide Developer Conference, also known as WWDC. It’s there that we’re likely to see new software for all your iOS devices. Here’s what we know about iOS 9 so far.


iOS 9 Optimisations Could Deliver Better Performance For Older Devices

Apple’s iOS updates have a reputation for degrading the performance of slower devices. On one hand, it makes sense — more features require extra grunt. On the other, given the strict range of phones and tablets the company has, surely it can take a bit of time to tune its updates for specific hardware? Well, iOS 9 could signal a shift in Apple’s attitude towards optimising the platform for the likes of the iPhone 4S.


The Fantastic Pushbullet App Has A Competitor With Microsoft OneClip

I use a 15-inch MacBook Pro and one of several Android phones laying around the Gizmodo office, and sharing content between those two ecosystems is a bunch of garbage. Third-party apps like the fantastic Pushbullet app every phone should have help, but Microsoft thinks it has a better solution for the Windows crowd with OneClip.


Put Windows On Auto Pilot With Task Scheduler

Windows 10 is set to mark a sea change in the way Microsoft’s OS works, but even the modern-looking Windows 8.1 carries a bunch of legacy tools and apps that you may not know about. One of those is the Task Scheduler, a built-in utility enabling you to automate a multitude of tasks with no additional software required.


SmartPlate Wants To Be Your Personal Nutritionist

The number of smart devices is skyrocketing, so it was really only a matter of time before the internet of things invaded our dining rooms. Enter the SmartPlate, which, if used diligently, will ensure you never eat another meal without first knowing its full nutritional breakdown.


Find Out Which Android Apps You're Really Addicted To

You know you spend a lot of time on your smartphone, but what are you doing with it? It’s a question QualityTime for Android attempts to answer, monitoring activity on your handset and revealing the apps that you just can’t pull yourself away from. Here’s how to get the app up and running on your device.


We Talked To A Man Who Is Actually Excited About Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook has the distinction of being one of the world’s most widely-used email and calendaring systems — and the one that arouses the most profound indifference in its users. So we found the only person in our office who is non-ironically excited about the updates to Outlook that Microsoft announced this week.


Flickr's Image Recognition Tool Is Making Some Embarrassing Errors

Well, this is awkward. Flickr’s seemingly impressive image recognition system is making some embarrassing slips when identifying black people and concentration camps, according to the Guardian.


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