Cell Phone Apps

Many people now look to their phone for quick information about their location, bank account or the nearest restaurant. Explore some of the most popular cell phone apps and the best ways to use them.


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How Nomorobo Helps Stop Unwanted Spam Calls

Tired of getting spam calls on your phone? You may wish to install an app like Nomorobo that says it can stop unwanted calls. But how does it work?

How Cash App Works

Our beginner's guide to how Cash App works will have you sending and receiving money from your digital wallet like a pro in no time.

How to Fake a GPS Location on Your Phone

You can throw someone off your tracks by using a GPS spoofing app. Here's how to do it.

Pokemon Go Where Ingress Went

Wondering how Pokemon Go picks its locations? Niantic, the former Google company that makes the uber popular game, has had a little experience sending gamers searching.

Russian Face Recognition App FindFace Could End Public Anonymity

Identifying strangers with a smartphone app that scours social media sites and comparing photos? Are we one step closer to personally targeted ads and creepy stalking?

The App That's Creating an Earthquake Early-warning Network

A new, always-on app harnesses the power of your smartphone's motion-sensing accelerometer to crowdsource earthquake detection.

No More Notebooks: How Smartphone Apps Help Songwriters Create Music

Tech is changing how artists make music, enhancing their ability to capture, record and share. Advances in the mobile arena bring new meaning to the term "phone it in."

When 'Find My Phone' Fails

This app, which is supposed to locate your cell phone, has sent more than one person to the same wrong house. But why?

Driver's License on Your Phone? There's an App for That

Soon, the state trooper at your car window might ask you for your vehicle registration, proof of insurance — and your smartphone.

IBM Developing App to Provide Early Warning for Cravings and Mood Swings

What if you could get advance warnings before feeling depressed or craving a chocolate binge? IBM's still-in-development wearable tech Appetit could do just that..

How Transparent Texting Works

Strolling along with your attention focused on your smartphone screen is a recipe for disaster. Well, there's an app for that.

Is it smarter to use a retailer's mobile app or their Web site to shop with them?

Mobile e-commerce is all the rage these days. So is the argument over mobile apps versus the Web. So which is the better option for online shopping on the go: a company's app, or its Web site?

Why do apps ask permission to post as me on Facebook?

Millions of people enjoy the games and other applications on Facebook. But to participate, they have to give the apps permission. Do the developers have something up their sleeves?

5 Useful Boating Apps for the iPhone

You may use your iPhone for everything from paying for groceries to helping you with your taxes, but it can also help you when you're out boating. Hurricane warnings? Yeah, there's an app for that.

5 Great TV Apps for Android

Finding the best TV apps for your Android phone can be a bit boring compared to actually watching the shows. See if you agree with our picks for the best TV apps.

Do battery-saving apps really work?

These days, smartphones are mini computing devices that suck up power like nobody's business. Are battery-saving apps the cure for power-hungry phones?

Is there an iPhone app for making movies?

Your iPhone comes with built-in video capability courtesy of your camera app. But what if you want to put a little more polish on your home movies?

5 Great iPhone Scanning Apps

Wish you could scan notes from a whiteboard or blackboard into your phone -- and then save that text on your computer? Try one of these apps.

How the Dropbox Mobile App Works

That certainly is a cute picture of your pup. Thanks to file-sharing apps like Dropbox, you can bust that photo out on even more mobile devices. Your co-workers and friends are going to be thrilled!

How iPhone Postcard Apps Work

Remember when you used to keep friends and family updated during your travels by dropping postcards in the mail with a hastily scribbled "Wish you were here!" Now, you can do just that just by using your iPhone.

Are free-texting apps legal?

They say you can't get something for nothing, which is why free-texting apps seem like they'd have to be a scam. But are they?

10 Apps for Rooted Android Phones

Rooting allows you to tweak your Android smartphone settings to your heart's desire, via apps. We'll share 10 of our favorites with you in this article.

Are there risks to using a service like Mbuzzy?

Social networks have cropped up to fill almost any and every niche market, and singles hoping to flirt and connect with other singles drive a number of them. But is it dangerous to use dating networks?

How the PhotoVoice iPhone App Works

What if you could send a postcard that talks? Or maybe even sings? With the help of your iPhone and this app, it's possible.

10 Mobile Apps for Music Lovers

Taking our music everywhere with us has become a way of life. But what music apps are the best for your mobile device?