Mobile Apps

Why Google Assistant and Search are two different iPhone apps
May 19, 2017 at 8:19 am

Now that Google Assistant has officially arrived to the iPhone (at least, for US-based users) a lot of people may be wondering why Google pushed the AI as a separate app from the main one. Here’s an overview of the differences between the two. While it’s not officially called “Google Search” (and rather, just its…

Instagram's Snapchat clone is more popular than Snapchat
April 14, 2017 at 7:47 am

Facebook-owned Instagram on Thursday said more than 200 million people use Instagram Stories every day. Snap (SNAP), the parent company of Snapchat, reported that it has 161 million daily active users ahead of its IPO last month. The 200 million figure represents how many people watch stories on Instagram every day. The company wouldn't share…

First Look: Google Family Link app helps parents manage kid's smartphones
March 16, 2017 at 8:59 am

There’s a host of reasons why some parents are reluctant to let their youngsters have a smartphone. They fear the kid will spend too much time on the device, when they should instead be doing their homework or playing outside with friends. They fret kids will be exposed to age-inappropriate material, in effect entering the…

Apple’s website now has a useful list of smart home gadgets that work with HomeKit
March 13, 2017 at 11:12 am

Apple’s list of HomeKit-compatible devices just got a whole lot better. While Apple has offered a list on its website that tracked which devices work with HomeKit, the new version is far more useful. It now sorts products by category instead of brand, and notes whether or not the devices are actually available for purchase…

You can create your own augmented reality experiences with this app
March 7, 2017 at 11:26 am

2017 is the year tech will change the way we interact with the world around us. Augmented reality is the emerging tech that’s slowly disrupting our lives. Perhaps you spent a good chunk of last year running around after Pokemon IRL? Or sent a Snap of you with an adorable pair of dog ears to…