Sometimes, owning a smartphone feels pricey. There's the hefty chunk of change you'll need to spend on the phone itself, and then the monthly fee you'll need to fork over to operate it. But for just $US400 ($530) and the cost of a few old Zack Morris-style brick phones, you can avoid those expenses and build your own damn 1G mobile phone network.
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A new year means a new opportunity to put into practice all those good habits you keep promising to stick to — like keeping a journal, for instance. Journaling has actually been proved to do wonders for your health, and it can keep your creative juices flowing too, as well as giving you an archive of memories to look back on. Here are the best mobile apps for getting your thoughts down.
Music production isn't the only area in which smartphones and tablets can help those with no experience (or talent) push out something slick and professional. Here are the best apps for creating eye-catching works of art, whether or not you've ever put digital pen (or paintbrush) to virtual paper before.
Google Calendar isn't just for remembering your appointments and meetings any more, because it now has a far more productive feature built into it, one that helps you set goals and work toward them over time. Whether you want to start working out more often or need to finish the David Foster Wallace novel, here's how Google Calendar can help.
One of the tasks any respectable virtual assistant should be able to carry out for you is to discover new music, and Siri is certainly up to speed in this regard. If you're lacking inspiration for your next road trip tune or party mix, here are some of the ways you can get Siri to help.
Your phone can entertain you, inform you, and keep you connected to the people that matter the most — but it can also be a help in times of emergency. Whether you find yourself in a genuine life-and-death situation or just an awkward social encounter, your phone can help you escape. These are the apps you should keep installed in case of emergency.
Today, News.com.au ran a story: "Pregnant mum burnt by iPhone 7". A woman has apparently suffered superficial burns from what she says was an overheating iPhone, despite the phone itself being designed to cease charging and power down before any dangerous temperature is reached. It's a terrible thing to happen to anyone, but let's take a lesson from this: don't fall asleep with your phone anywhere near you.
Getting in touch with several people at once is thankfully much easier than it used to be. Gone are the days of calling everyone in your book club or painstakingly typing out individual SMS messages for everyone coming to dinner. Here are five apps particularly suited to keeping group conversations going without any hassles.
When you're tired of your music library and audiobooks, podcasts are there to fill the void. There's never been a greater choice of podcasts to subscribe to either. What you need next is a rock-solid, feature-packed podcast player you can rely on, and we've picked out seven of the best for your consideration.
Google has recently been rolling out improvements to the Play Store that make it easier to find and manage beta apps, so if you're eager to try out some cutting edge features and are prepared to put up with a few additional bugs, there's never been a better time to get started. Here are 12 apps worth checking out.
You may soon see a Siri-like virtual assistant on Galaxy phones. Samsung announced Thursday that it's buying the artificial intelligence startup Viv Labs Inc., a company built by the same people who created Siri.
Nothing is more important to us than our precious digital photos, so keeping them stored safely in the cloud is crucial. The problem is, both Apple and Google have great photo-storage services, and it's hard to know which one is actually better. Here's how Apple Photos and Google Photos stack up against each other.