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

Sharing is caring — at least that’s what those creepy anthropomorphised Care Bears used to say — and in the app world this week, those sentiments are particularly true.

The UK Spying Agency Wants To Tell Kids How Great Encryption Is

Most of the time, when you hear about GCHQ, Britain’s answer to the NSA, it’s in the same sentence about mass surveillance or mobile phone hacking. But this time around, the Brit spies have made an app that teaches little kiddies how totally fantastic encryption is.

Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile games for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Space RPG, Riptide GP2 and 30 Day Fit Challenges. Download them all without spending a cent!

The Extra-Private Phone Is Getting Its Own Private App Store

The Blackphone is an Android handset for people who think ‘tinfoil-hat-wearing’ is a prudent measure, not an insult. It launched earlier this year, but now it’s getting the ability to actually install third-party apps. Aww, our little baby, he’s growing up so fast.

Android Wear Is Getting An Awesome Facelift 

Android Wear is about to get prettier, better and more useful. In a new update that begins rolling out today, the smartwatch OS will not only be getting some much-requested functionality, but it will feature a bevy of new watch faces that are absolutely drool-worthy.

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

The best thing about smartphones is that they’re always improving thanks to developers looking for ways to make our pocket computers even better. This week we have lots of great downloadables for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Take a look and see if any strike your fancy.

YouTube's Had A Material Design Makeover

Google’s marching onwards with giving Android, and all its associated Google apps, a fresh lick of Material Design-coloured paint. This weekend, it’s the turn of the YouTube app to get the rolling-pin treatment.

The Ugliest Christmas Sweaters Use A Little Pixel Magic

Last year, our pal (and former NASA JPL engineer) Mark Rober whipped up the first digital ugly Christmas sweater. Technology being technology, they just got an upgrade.

How To Set Up Trusted Locations In Android Lollipop

Having a PIN code or pattern to protect your device makes a lot of sense, but it’s also annoying. Thankfully, the new version of Android lets you automatically turn off this security layer when you’re at home or the office or anywhere else you regularly go. Here’s how to set it up.

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

A smartphone is only as great as its apps, and developers were hard at work again this week to make your pocket computer just a little bit better. This week iOS saw a swell of platform-only apps whereas Android was a little light. I also came across an amazing language-learning app for Windows Phone that’s giving me only mild OS jealousy. Take a look at this week’s new smartphone superpowers.