While it remains unknown how exactly augmented reality will make its way into the mainstream (the Microsoft HoloLens sitting at $3,000 isn't exactly accessible), many brands have been trying to integrate the tech into their mobile apps, mimicking the success of Snapchat and its popular AR filters. One of those brands going all in on augmented reality is Shazam.
Changing the look and feel of an app's user interface can really make it more pleasurable. Popular apps like Facebook or Twitter may take for granted the importance of a clean UI, since the companies have hundreds of millions of users no matter what their apps look like.
News: Team Behind Popular Photo App FaceTune2 Jumps on the AR Bandwagon with Cosmetics Try-On Filters
Following in the steps of Snapchat, Instagram, and YouCam, another popular photo app has gotten into the virtual try-on augmented reality game.
What better way to spend the holidays this year than learning a new skill? Give yourself a lifelong gift (literally) with this incredible deal on a lifetime subscription to Babbel Language Learning - now on sale with 50% off, for just $199 (regular price $399).
Mobile augmented reality gaming pioneer Niantic is chomping at the bit to get games like Pokémon GO out of smartphones and onto smartglasses, and it appears to be taking matters into its own hands.
In a long-awaited move, the popular messaging platform WhatsApp has finally made its official web debut. Desktop and laptop owners will be happy to know that they can now message their favorite contacts directly from their computers, without the need to install additional apps.
There are over 250,000 apps in the Android Market, ranging from free productivity programs to a ridiculous $200 for a vuvuzela horn effect. But chances are you don't have the vuvuzela app on your Android smartphones right now, but you are likely to have one of the ten most popular apps in the Android Market.
Today, BitTorrent Inc. released the SDK for uTorrent Apps, which will allow software developers from around the world to create Apps for uTorrent, the popular bittorrent client. This video will show you how to download the SDK, install it on your computer, make an app, view that app in a browser, and then package the app and view it within uTorrent without compromising uTorrent's famous lightness. This is a big day for bittorrent fans around the world; download the SDK and start making uTorre...
One of the advantages of an iPad over, say, an iPhone is that you've ample space with which to display and manipulate complex documents. As such, it's a natural fit for Apple's popular spreadsheet application, Numbers. In this video guide from Apple, you'll learn how work with tables, charts, formulas, photos and graphics using the Numbers app on your own iPad.
One of the most popular mobile games out there for kids has added an augmented reality mode that brings the titular character into the real world.
This clip presents a quick introduction to rendering within Blender, the popular (and free) 3d modeling app. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, including step-by-step instructions on how to get started rendering, take a look!
This clip presents a general introduction to animating models when working in Blender, the popular (and free) 3D modeling app. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, including step-by-step instructions on how to create your own simple ani...
There are a couple of options available to you when it comes to navigation on your new HTC EVO 4G. In this clip, you will learn how to use the two most popular options: Sprint Navigation and Google Navigation. These apps are similar but each have their own pros and cons, so check out this clip before you choose so you can make an informed decision.
In this clip, you'll see what it takes to write a "Hello, World" app in Python 3. Whether you're new to the Python Software Foundation's popular general purpose programming language or a seasoned developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of Python 3.0, you're sure to benefit from this free video programming lesson. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.
Because of its large, high-resolution screen, the iPad is well suited for watching web video (provided said video is delivered by an HTML5 player). With this official video guide, you'll learn how to use the free YouTube app to watch clips from the popular video sharing site on your Apple iPad.
Want to run Apple's popular word-processing application, Pages, on an iPad? It's easy. That didn't stop Apple from producing this clean video overview, however. Get started creating, editing and sharing your own newsletters, reports, flyers & other documents with this how-to.
Microsoft, even being Apple's fierce competitor, is no stranger to producing iOS apps—in fact, they've made 94 of them. But their latest iOS app may be their silliest yet: a goofy photo editor named Sprinkles.
Angry Birds is far and away the most popular game on the iPhone App Store, and the most popular thing to come out of Finland since Kimi Raikkonen. It is both addictive and ludicrously challenging, so we've collected video walkthroughs that should guide you through all of the game's many levels. This video will show you how to beat Theme 1 Levels 16-21 with 3 stars, making you a master of Angry Bird-launching.
In this clip, learn all about iPhone 4's coolest new app - iMovie. The iPhone version of this popular program is just as easy to use as the one on your computer and is capable of doing nearly all of the same things. Edit an entire film in the palm of your hand with this handy application.
New York City may not be the friendliest city, but with the apps Via and Curb now letting users ride-share in the city's yellow taxis, New Yorkers can expect to snuggle up close in the back of a cab next to complete strangers. That's right, get ready to feel the love.
Windows 10 has proved to be immensely popular (free upgrades certainly don't hurt), and with back to school time, there's a good chance you have a new computer running Microsoft's latest OS. You maybe you decided to go with a clean installation rather than an upgrade, or just haven't used your computer for much more than surfing the web and watching Netflix.
I can't say that I'm a huge Tweeter, but I'm definitely a good follower. Having the ability to follow comedians, brands, and athletes helps me stay up to date on the things I'm interested in, and I appreciate being thrown a good joke every now and then.
Facebook has been revamping its Messenger apps these past few months, trying to lure in more users. Competing in an already crowded market of third-party messaging applications, Facebook Messenger just upped the ante, by introducing voice messaging.
Need a general introduction on how to get started creating your own Flex-based web applications in Adobe Flash Builder 4? This clip will show you what to do and introduce you to the general architecture of Flex apps. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instruction...
Do you know when you're going to die? Your iPhone or iPad does. That's the premise behind Death Mask, an experimental app developed by Or Fleisher and Anastasis Germanidis.
Dogmented reality might be coming to Apple's ARKit, so get ready to play with your new (AR) pups! Don't Miss: A Breakdown of the What Apple's New ARKit Can Do for iPhones & iPads
This past year, Facebook spent $19 billion purchasing the popular messaging app WhatsApp, and for good reason. Mark Zuckerberg isn't going to spend that type of money on just any application. WhatsApp is widely popular and frequently used by more than 500 million users worldwide, which is almost twenty percent of the Earth's population.
According to a recent survey conducted by Edison Research and Statista, Pandora still has a firm grasp as the most popular music streaming service in the United States. With iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, and even Spotify trailing behind by a large margin, it doesn't look like Pandora will lose their footing in the near future.
See how to hack Pet Society from Playfish! Pet Society is the popular online game where you can design and take care of virtual pets. Check out this video tutorial to learn how to hack Pet Society for 2.14 billion paw points (11/13/09).
This clip covers the very basics of how lighting works within the Blender 3D modeling app. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, including step-by-step instructions on how to create and manipulate lights, take a look!
Want to generate experience and level up your Pet Society character the easy way? Watch this cheater's guide, which will show you how to hack Pet Society for all the EXP you could ever want.
One of the best parts of being an Android user is the countless awesome features. Many of these features are well-known and user-facing, like custom icon packs and launchers, but some get lost in the shuffle. Back at Google I/O 2016, Android Instant Apps were introduced to developers and enthusiasts. Since then, the feature has seen a wider rollout, but few users are aware of it.
This week, Samsung officially kicked off the Oreo Beta Program for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in North America and several other markets. The full list of changes is quite substantial, so we'll be running through them in a series of posts detailing what's new. First up, the Galaxy phones inherit notification channels from Android 8.0.
As competition for Spotify and Pandora, Samsung released Milk Music earlier in 2014, a free music streaming service for their Android devices. While Milk was unique to Galaxy owners only, it was popular enough that we showed you ways to get it on non-Galaxy devices as well.
In 2012, VideoLan published a beta release of their wildly popular desktop media player, VLC, for the Android platform. However, because the non-profit development team did not have access to popular North American Android devices, they opted to exclude the USA and Canada from their initial release. That is, until now.
CyanogenMod is one of, if not the most popular, third-party operating system for Android devices. It's so popular in fact, that it is the standard, out-of-the-box operating system on the recently released OnePlus One. CM is a lightweight ROM built on top of AOSP (Android Open Source Project), which is the base for all Android builds.
Selfies are on there way out. Not because I said so, but just because I want them to. They're both aberrant and curious. They carefully hobble between the lines of self-exploration and crippling insecurities terribly masked as blatant narcissism.
Everyone listens to music. I've got over 3,000 songs in my iTunes library, but am always looking for more, and I'm sure you are too. You can never have enough tunes to rock out to, right? If you're using Windows 8 like I currently am, these are some of the best apps in the Windows Store right now that will help you find new jams for your collection.
How To: 5 Alternative Apps to Instagram, Plus How to Back Up and Delete Your Instagram Account for Good
It might be time to move those Instagram photos to another service. It seems that Instagram has never heard of the phrase, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." In a very big WTF moment, the extremely popular photo sharing and editing app decided that it has the right to sell its users photos to third parties without pay or notice. Yep, you heard that right. That photo you took of your girlfriend laying out on the beach could be in the next stupid Corona commercial without your consent and witho...
Farmville is one of the most popular games to ever be played on the Internet and Facebook and now you can play it on your iPhone, too! Take your farm with you wherever you go by installing this free app and connecting it to your Facebook account. Your phone farm will look exactly like your Facebook farm and you will get all the good stuff: push notifications, gifts, crops and everything in between. This tutorial will walk you through the installation, basic set up and controls so you can get ...