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.


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.

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?

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

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."

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

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

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..

This "Fight Club" app turned out to be a hoax, but could it have served a positive purpose by being real?

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

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?

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?

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.

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.

Even old-school, nature-loving birders can appreciate the usefulness of a good app. Which birding apps are best, and how can they help you pursue your favorite hobby?

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?

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?

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

Smartphone cameras are just too convenient -- and too good -- for dedicated entry-level cameras to last forever. What apps can turn your iPhone snaps into art?

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?

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.

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

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