Pokemon Go is the hottest game to hit the market in forever. People are currently trying to catch their Pikachus and Fitzybutts (honestly, I don't know what they're called) but they're paying the price. And by paying the price, I mean they're accidentally getting some exercise.
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You don't necessarily need the help of a wearable or a smartwatch to help track your steps and monitor your activity — most modern-day smartphones have all the sensors and hardware you need to keep an eye on how much (or little) exercise you're getting. Here are nine apps up to the task of improving your fitness, no extra devices required.
For a long time, Adobe has been a name designers and photographers could name drop to let you know they're serious. And because the software wasn't cheap and required some know-how to use it well, it usually worked. But Adobe's new iOS app, Photoshop Fix, significantly lowers that technical barrier.
Even if you get the privilege of a rather clunky entertainment system built into the seat in front of you, having to sit inside a aerial tin can for a stretch of several hours is always a struggle. Thankfully, your most dependable gadget can help the time to (quite literally) fly by, even without Wi-Fi.
The best way to get along in a foreign country is to know the local lingo. But if you don't, your smartphone can help you cheat your way through. The instant picture translation feature rolled into Google Translate last month is only a tap away, though you shouldn't take everything it says at face value.
"Rational expectations" is a term commonly thrown around by economists trying to work out why people do stuff. It's based on the idea that individuals weigh up the pros and cons of a certain action, and use that to make a decision. It's one of the fundamental underpinnings of a free market economic model, but as this app proves in miniature, it's also bullshit.
How are you going to be spending your 2015? More work and less play? More time outdoors and less time on the couch? With such a broad range of time-tracking apps and services now on the market, you can monitor where all of your hours, minutes and seconds go like never before. Here's our pick for some of the leading options currently available for web, desktop and mobile.
After a very brief stint at number one in the app store, Blackberry's much-vaunted BBM messaging service — previously hailed as the saviour of the entire company — is now languishing in 462nd place on the App Store. But never fear! Because Blackberry is going to turn its fortunes around, by Snapchattifying its messaging service.
The iPhone comes with a bunch of apps you never use. Some of them are poorly implemented. Others are lacking important features. Fortunately, there's a whole world of developers offering some very viable third-party alternatives. You still can't delete the apps your iPhone comes with, but here are some alternatives that will free you from their boring grips.
Self-destructing media! Not exactly hitting Da Vinci-levels of innovation, but an intriguing enough concept going by the popularity of Snapchat. Instagram, the other heavyweight in the "must photograph everything and spam it to my friends" space, has released a competitor of sorts called "Bolt". The roll-out however is being done gradually, with Australia the latest country to get access to the app.
It's not a bad idea to measure a room before you go out and buy a bunch of new furniture. And if you've got an iPhone, that becomes less of an ordeal because you can trade your tape measure for this slick app called RoomScan. It automatically generates floorplans by simply tapping your phone on every wall.
A tweet from Dong Nguyen, creator of the maddening and virally popular game Flappy Bird, says the game will disappear from the Android and iOS app stores at noon tomorrow. And here I'd just gotten past the first three pipes!
BlueStar is a smartphone app that helps diabetics track their glucose readings, analysing patients' blood glucose readings and coaching them on medical and behavioural changes they can make to minimize the disease's impact. But good luck finding a download link on BlueStar's site — it's the world's first prescription-only smartphone app.
Until now, augmented reality has been mostly used as a way of giving you more information about the world around you, but a new iPhone app uses your surroundings to remix the music you're listening to.
With heavy competition and shifting business models driving most mobile apps into the $0.99 and freemium categories, it's strange to think some companies are pushing in the other direction. How expensive can you make an app and still have people buy it? Well, it appears $1049.99 isn't out of the question.