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The Force Awakens Invades These Classic Star Wars Card Designs

Yesterday marked the official one-year anniversary of the popular app Star Wars Card Trader and to mark the occasion characters and images from The Force Awakens are taking over.


Someone Made A Winston Churchill-Themed Solitaire App 

Former Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld missed a huge opportunity this week by releasing a card-game iPhone app that isn’t called “Rummy’s Gin Rummy”. Instead, his app is called “Churchill Solitaire.” But…I LOVE IT!


Some Twisted Microsoft Developer Made This Awful Alarm Clock App From Hell

The morning and I have a hate-hate relationship that has seen more than one alarm clock shatter against an unyielding wall, so I don’t really know why a Microsoft developer would feel the need to code an alarm app that forces you to play unnecessarily ‘quirky’ and ‘fun’ games to turn it off.


5 Apps To Give Your Phone Extra Superpowers

If you’re wanting to go beyond the basic stuff everyone does with their phone — either by extending its capabilities or by taking more control over what it already does — we’ve got just the collection of tools for you. These automators, taskers and shortcut makers can quickly hack Android or iOS to do your mobile bidding.


9 Free Apps To Get Fit Using Only Your Smartphone

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.


How To Survive A Long Flight With Just Your Smartphone

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.


How To Open Zip Files On iOS And Android

The world’s most popular compressed file format doesn’t play all that nicely with smartphones. Try and open a Zip file on iOS or Android and you’re likely see a polite error message or worse. But all it takes is a well-chosen third-party app or two to ease the Zip pain, and we’ve picked out a handful of the options worth considering.


SmartPlate Wants To Be Your Personal Nutritionist

The number of smart devices is skyrocketing, so it was really only a matter of time before the internet of things invaded our dining rooms. Enter the SmartPlate, which, if used diligently, will ensure you never eat another meal without first knowing its full nutritional breakdown.


Use Google Translate To Transform Foreign Signs Before Your Eyes

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.


This App Tells You The Probability Of Your Plane Crashing

“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.


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