How To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Sidekick For Urban Exploration

In times gone by, a well-thumbed guidebook and the hospitality of locals was your best way to navigate a new city; now, you can get up to speed in minutes using your smartphone. For the next time you travel, these apps and tips will help you see the best a new city has to offer.

Google Maps Timeline Lets You Stalk Yourself

Google has a serial-killer-grade stash of knowledge about its users. This is not news, but to really ram the point home, Google is releasing a tool that lets you go back through history, and retroactively follow your every move.

Apple's Home Sharing Is Back In The Latest Beta Of iOS

Apple upset a significant portion of its user base (case in point: the excellent email below) when it disabled Home Sharing for iOS devices in iOS 8.4. Thankfully, it looks like things will turn around by the time iOS 9 publicly launches.

Use The Grammarly Extension To Avoid Dumb Mistakes When Writing Online

Chances are you do a lot of writing on the web, and the Grammarly extension for Chrome or Firefox can help you keep your spelling and grammar as accurate as it needs to be. The extension promises to detect hundreds of errors that the likes of Microsoft Word would just wave straight through.

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

Welcome to another week of new apps! This week we get back to what apps do best — making your life just a little bit easier, whether that’s watching YouTube videos or just scrolling through Instagram. Take a look through these wares and see if anything strikes your fancy.

Uber Zings NYC Mayor With Sick In-App Burn

Uber’s famous for using aggressive tactics. Its latest stunt is aimed directly at New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. The company added a tab to the app to illustrating what would happen if the mayor’s new “Uber cap” bill passes.

Which One's Faster: Microsoft Edge, Firefox Or Chrome?

Web browsers will always find a battlefield to fight on — Javascript performance, memory usage, variety of extensions and so on. With Microsoft Edge soon to be a serious option, it’s about time we had a look at how it matches up to the competition.

We Just Tried Cortana On Android, And You Can Too

Right now you can download and install a leaked version of Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant for Android. Suffice it to say, I am whelmed.

Save Wikipedia Articles To Your Phone For Offline Access

As ubiquitous as high-speed data connections have become, there are still occasions when you won’t have as much connectivity as you might like, mostly while travelling and roaming abroad. If you want some reading material to pass the time while you’re squeezed for bandwidth, the official Wikipedia apps for iOS and Android let you save articles for offline access.

6 Apps And Sites To Help You Relax Into The Weekend

Life can take its toll, that much is certain, but the same technology contributing to the stress of modern day living — namely the web and the smartphone — can also provide some sweet relief when required. In honour of the upcoming weekend, we present a few of our favourite apps and sites for chilling out.