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

Rejoice, the weekend is here. Whether you sprinted or hobbled across the finish line, we made it. Now let’s download some apps!


Dropbox Carousel Hands On: So Many Swipes, So Little Time

Today Dropbox announced a new app just for viewing and sharing photos. It’s called Carousel, and it allows and your friends to seamlessly share images between your Dropbox folders. But you might not want to give it a spin.


Could This Be The Clean New Look For Android's Built-In Calendar App?

The folks over at Geek.com got this sneak peek at a significantly updated test design for Timely, Google’s stock calendar app. If this is the final version that Android users will see, it will be a nice update.


Windows 8.1 Update 1 Is Out Now, So Here Are Some Tips

Windows 8.1 Update 1 has finally been released to Microsoft’s Windows Update servers — if you’ve got a Windows 8 or 8.1 laptop or desktop PC, you’re already able to install the most significant and important update yet for Microsoft’s current operating system. If you’re new to Windows 8, though, there are a few tweaks you can run or tips you can follow to improve your experience.


Chrome Bug Can Turn Whole Pages Into Record Buttons For Eavesdroppers

We’ve seen eavesdropping issues in Chrome before, like one exploit that lets sites ask for permission to the microphone, and then keeps listening long, long after. But now a new one discovered by Guy Aharonovsky goes a step further: it triggers listening with no permission, even if your microphone is completely disabled.


A Calorie-Tracking Image Recognition App Keeps Portions Under Control

Worried that you’ve piled your plate too high at the buffet? Researchers at SRI — the folks who created Siri before Apple bought it — are working on a new app that uses image recognition and clever AI to provide a fairly accurate estimate of the calories you’re about to consume.


How To Remove A Bra Strap (In Photoshop)

Here’s a nice little tutorial on how to use Photoshop’s Content Aware feature to remove unwanted imperfections from photos. The culprit in the photo above is a bra strap. Content aware makes it disappear.


Best Use Of Photoshop Yet May Find Abandoned Dogs A New Home

Often a synonym of evil manipulation — from Iran faking missiles to Vogue faking women bodies — Photoshop’s powers can also be used to help the weak and bring happiness to the world. Take Budapest-based photographer Sarolta Bán, who has decided to turn photos of abandoned dogs into awesome images that may bring them into a new home.


Adobe Lightroom Mobile Review: Edit RAW Photos On Your iPad, Sort Of

Adobe’s Lightroom is a staple in the editing workflow of most photographers. The new, much-anticipated mobile version shows off a clever workaround for handling RAW files in a simple, if limited, interface.


Aussie Gives Comic Sans Typeface Its Dignity Back With Comic Neue

Craig Rozynski is an Australian designer who took upon himself to dignify the most ridiculed and beleaguered typeface in the world: Comic Sans. He turned the horrible typeface into an actually attractive typeface: Comic Neue. It’s a miracle.