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These 12 Android apps won the 2017 Google Play Awards

The results are in for the second annual Google Play Awards, the company’s new tradition to honor excellence in the world of Android apps. In late April, we took a look at the 60 nominees across the Play Award’s 12 categories. Now, here are the winners. Best Accessibility Experience Name: IFTTT Price: Free Description: This is the go-to service to ... Read More »

9 Bookkeeping Apps Your Small Business Needs to Succeed

One of the most common causes of business failure is inadequate financing. But, let’s be honest, sending out invoices, keeping track of expenses, doing the weekly payroll and filing taxes can be incredibly challenging when your mind is on business growth. No matter how vital these tasks, they are tedious and can consume more of your time and resources than ... Read More »

Over 100 Android Apps on Google Play Found to Be Infected With Windows Malware

HIGHLIGHTS 132 apps were found infected with malware The security firm traced the infected apps to a common location Malware were downloaded from domains that have been disabled Android has been known to suffer malware attacks from time to time. Just recently in December, it was reported that a malware called ‘Gooligan’ breached accounts of more than a million users. ... Read More »

Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk

Android applications that allow millions of car owners to remotely locate and unlock their vehicles are missing security features that could prevent tampering by hackers. Researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab took seven of the most popular Android apps that accompany connected cars from various manufacturers and analyzed them from the perspective of a compromised Android device. The apps and ... Read More »

10 must-have apps for your new Android phone

By Ryan Whitwam, Greenbot | Dec 26, 2016 4:00 AM PT Make your great new phone even greater by installing these apps right away. See larger image Make your phone be all it can be The first order of business when you get a new phone is to install your apps. Android makes it easy to grab all the apps ... Read More »

Google is finally testing separate Apps and Games sections in the Play Store

One of the more baffling design choices that Google’s made a long time ago in its Play Store for Android has to do with the fact that apps and games are grouped together in one section, under the Apps & games heading. This obviously doesn’t make a lot of sense, since besides the fact that both categories consist of software ... Read More »

4 great apps for tackling your to-do lists

With scheduling, reminders, and other features, these apps make crossing tasks off a list even more satisfying. Credit: Ridofranz / iStock COMMENTS Michael Ansaldo Freelance contributor, PCWorld Nov 16, 2016 7:24 AM The humble to-do list is the foundation of every productivity plan. It’s a natural instinct to  unburden our brains by itemizing our most pressing tasks, and few things ... Read More »

The best messaging apps with end-to-end encryption

There is a growing consciousness about the desire to keep one’s messages private. Some are concerned about hackers, or worry about the government spying on them, but most people just agree with the general principle that what you say in your chat conversations ought to stay between you and the people you chat with. It’s not a pleasant idea to ... Read More »

It’s football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

According to the NFL, 70 percent of fans use a second screen while watching football. It’s easy to understand why: mobile devices—and the apps that run on them—give us easy access to player stats and analysis, provide interactive features to supplement the big-screen experience, and offer a convenient way to communicate with other fans watching the game. We’ve rounded up ... Read More »

10 must-have Android apps to make your Chromebook more useful

1 of 11 Thumbnails MORE 1 of 11 Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: Ryan Whitwam The right apps make your Chromebook indespensible Ever since Google introduced Chrome OS on the CR-48 prototype laptop back in 2011, Chromebooks have relied on web apps and simple Chrome extensions to get things done. Now, Chromebooks are getting access to the Play Store ... Read More »