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

It’s starting to feel a lot like autumn, which means its the perfect time to stay inside and mess around with some apps. We’ve got smartphone software for finding that next favourite app, mixing that perfect drink or finding that perfect trip. Let’s get to downloading.


10 Things You Can Do In Android 5.1 That You Couldn't In Android 5.0

Android 5.1 isn’t one of those massive life-changing releases that will have you tapping the ‘look for updates’ button frenetically for days on end; but nor is it one of those minor upgrades with only bug fixes and technical improvements. Here are the cool new features you’re going to get with the new Android — once it eventually arrives on your phone.


This Drone's Brain Is Just A Run-Of-The-Mill Smartphone 

Like with many technologies, drones and quadcopters are getting cheaper and cheaper as they get smarter and more capable. And as Dr Vijay Kumar and a group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania recently demonstrated, the average consumer smartphone is now more than powerful enough to serve as an autonomous drone’s brains.


Asus ZenWatch: Australian Hands-On

At IFA 2014 in Berlin, Asus joined Motorola, Samsung and LG in launching an Android Wear smartwatch. Asus’ first attempt is the ZenWatch, with a curved 1.6-inch OLED display, a beautiful leather strap and a few Asus bespoke apps for extra functionality over the bog-standard Android Wear on other devices.


Free Games Friday: Glyder, Star Wars: Commander, Valiant Hearts

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


MORE Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Part of me wants to call this roundup a special “music” edition because an odd amount of great music streaming and discovery apps came out this week — but let’s not forget the huge app drops from Twitter and Instagram, too.


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

This week had no dearth of great apps to download, which are the best kind of weeks. We got a new one from Facebook of arguable usefulness (as is tradition), job hunting gets app-ified, and the live streaming craze comes to Windows Phone. There’s lots to get through. Let’s get to it.


How To Restrict Someone To One App Only On Android

Maybe you know that sinking feeling when you hand over your beloved Android smartphone, whether your niece wants to play The Sims or your friend wants to look something up on the web — you never quite know what state your device is going to come back in. The latest versions of Android have a feature that can help, and here’s how to use it.


Finally, Gmail's Android App Can Show All Your Accounts In One Inbox

Gmail just got a lot better on Android devices. Finally, after years of gripes, you can finally look at all of your email accounts at once with a new unified inbox. It even looks prettier too!


Free Games Friday: Hero Sky Epic Guild Wars, Polyform, Agent RX

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.