As you may already know, Bang With Friends was forced to change its name this past summer, following a trademark infringement suit won by gaming giant and "With Friends" franchise developers Zynga, best known for titles such as Words With Friends (iOS, Android) and Scramble With Friends (iOS, Android).Up for the Down stroke But trust, in the end, it was to Bang With Friends' benefit. In early November, the popular Facebook game relaunched as the Down ( iOS, Android) app. After testing the iOS beta version, I am already convinced that it's … Read more
Not sure if reading a magazine on your phone or tablet works for you? Well, in honor of Google's Play Newsstand launch on Android, the search giant is offering more than 60 free or discounted magazines for you to try out.
Play Newsstand is actually a combination of Google Currents and Play Magazines. Having two separate app identities didn't make much sense, so it's nice to see Google wrap them together so quickly in comparison to its other services. That's right, I'm looking at you, Google Voice and Google Talk/Messenger/Hangouts.
Ready to check … Read more
Dropbox has a new look and new feature-set on iOS 7.
The company on Thursday launched version 3.0 of its mobile application, complete with a new design that mimics the look and feel of Apple's iOS 7. In addition, the application has added iPad functionality that allows for tapping on files and photos to toggle to full-screen mode. Dropbox has also promised that its revamped application will be faster than previous iterations.
In addition to the standard bug fixes that come with new app updates, the redesigned Dropbox features support for Apple's AirDrop. That means users can … Read more
Google Play is now a little more tablet friendly.
The Android maker on Thursday announced that the Google Play store now includes a category called "Designed for tablets." Tablet users will see the category as their default view in top lists but can still switch the view to all apps and games.
Google announced that it would be making the Play marketplace more tablet-friendly earlier this year. In addition to its new tag, Google added a "tablet optimization tips" section to its app Developer Console. Developers can check the new section for any issues that might … Read more
Update, 4:38 p.m. PT: Instagram originally said that you couldn't take photos in the app. After playing around with Instagram for Windows Phone, we found that you can take photos. For a step-by-step process to shoot and post a photo in the app, check out our full review.
The news isn't much of a surprise, as we've known that Instagram would eventually show up, … Read more
Whether you're hosting your first Thanksgiving or are an old [chef's] hat, entertaining on T-Day is often fraught with fires, both literal and figurative. What should you prepare? Which wine should you serve? How should you get the word out? What are some good conversation topics? Which games can you play to de-stress, and how can you keep tabs on the big games during the big feast?
OK, we sense your anxiety. But before you grab another Xanax and call your mother or mother-in-law for cooking advice, try out these 10 lightweight, highly rated apps, guaranteed to keep … Read more
Samsung, Qualcomm, ARM, Broadcom, and a bunch of other technology companies want your computer to see.
To that end, they banded together at the Khronos Group to try to standardize some elements of machine vision technology. It's the kind of thing that could make it easier to write an augmented reality app for a mobile phone or sign-recognition software for an autonomous car, for example, because difficult low-level technology would be taken care of.
AT&T has taken down its Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) update, according to a new report.
Android Police on Monday reported that the carrier has taken down the update to address "issues." Neither AT&T nor Samsung revealed what those problems are, according to Android Police, but did say that they're examining "potential improvements."
CNET has not independently confirmed the Galaxy S4 update has been put on hold. CNET has, however, contacted both AT&T and Samsung for comment, and we will update this story when we have more … Read more
Growing up we didn't have to look far for horror stories. Why look to Hollywood when we had our own family histories?
Raised on terrifying tales from forebears who managed to survive the atrocities of the camps, I found films such as "Escape From Sobibor," "Europa Europa," "Schindler's List," "Life Is Beautiful," and "Bent" truly important but painful to watch. I often wondered why others who weren't familiar with let alone touched by the Holocaust would even view such films, and in my opinion, these were the … Read more
The mobile music war just hit a higher note.
Google on Friday launched its long-awaited Google Play Music application for Apple's iOS. The free application, which is available now in the Apple App Store, allows users to stream millions of songs and create custom radio stations. Unlike Apple's iTunes Radio and Pandora, there are no skip limits on Google Music.
Those who want to listen to their own libraries also can upload up to 20,000 of their own songs to Google's music cloud service and access those on other devices.Google announced the Play Music app in May. … Read more