Star Apps: 'Rosewater'

Jon Stewart bought the movie rights to imprisoned Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari's best-selling memoir, "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival." "The Daily Show" host didn't initially intended to direct "Rosewater" himself, but his investment in Bahari's story became so great that he saw no other way. I chatted with Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari about "Rosewater" and the power of social media for political change.

Jon, with this film being your directorial debut, where did you draw inspiration from? Jon Stewart: … Read more

Daily Bible review

Providing the complete Bible content, the Daily Bible for Android uses easy-to-navigate menus and features podcasts from famous evangelists. All content is accessible as text or audio and can be searched, bookmarked, or shared with ease.


Fast and effortless: The Daily Bible has clearly been designed for ease of access; you can instantly access daily verses, chapters, and podcasts, and search your preferred parts of the Bible and listen to them in audio format. Daily verses are automatically refreshed, while bookmarking for later use and switching to different Bible versions proves to be very easy.

Sharing features: You can … Read more

LinkedIn Pulse review

LinkedIn Pulse offers a streamlined UI and smooth reading experience that make it one of the mobile world's favorite news reading apps, but you will need to create a LinkedIn account in order to save and share articles and comment on them.


Looks and feels fantastic: LinkedIn Pulse sports an elegant interface that features gorgeous icons and responds to intuitive swiping and scrolling controls. News is categorized by channels, under which you'll find hot headlines displayed as attractive image thumbnails that you can effortlessly swipe through.

Highly customizable: You can select every channel and news source you … Read more

Daily Horoscope review

Daily Horoscope offers more features than its name implies, packing them all into a clean and straightforward interface. Whether you're addicted to the horoscope or check it only now and then, this is a nice addition to your Android.


Complete horoscope: Apart from daily and annual predictions for the usual zodiac signs, Daily Horoscope also features a yearly Chinese Horoscope, a druid sign calculator, and a compatibility checker. All these can be quickly accessed by swiping left or right.

Multiple reminders: You can set several horoscope reminders and get daily notifications at the hour you choose, so that … Read more

The Weather Channel review

The Weather Channel gives you access to weather conditions in your current location or anywhere else in the world. Just let the app use GPS to find you, or type in the name of a city you're interested in, and you'll have a full forecast in front of you in no time.


Swipe through locations: You can add several different locations to your list of favorites, so you can quickly see what's going on there. From your home location, just swipe left to start paging through other cities to see what kind of weather your friends … Read more

Daily Devotion review

Daily Devotion is an app for iOS devices that provides Biblical devotions each day, along with a variety of other features. This app is a great way to learn more about the Bible and keep your faith at the forefront of your daily life.

Daily Devotion has a sleek, attractive interface. Each day's devotion shows the topic, a relevant quote from the Bible, and an explanation that relates the quote to modern life. You can view devotions for different days by just flicking back and forth between them. If you'd prefer to read devotions related to a particular … Read more

God's Daily Boost For A Better Life review

God's Daily Boost for a Better Life lets you access quotes from the Bible that are particularly relevant to the challenges you're facing. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, fear, stress, or any of the other pressures we feel on a daily basis, this app has some reassuring words to help put things into perspective.

The main menu of God's Daily Boost for a Better Life features three main categories including "When scared," "Verses for peace," and "Verses for staying strong." These are additionally broken down into three or four sub-categories … Read more

The 404 1,436: Where you're never too old to start Tindering (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Apple CarPlay to bring iPhone experience to your next car's dashboard.

- This electric condom promises to supercharge your sex life.

- 60-year-old goes on Tinder tear: "By the end of the year, I had slept with 15 men, 11 of whom were in their 20s or 30s."

- A smart Netflix employee invents wristband that pauses your shows when you fall asleep.… Read more

My Daily Readings review

My Daily Readings 3.90 is a free, easy-to-use program for tracking your daily medical readings and saving them in a database. Bob Larsen's freeware tracks blood pressure, glucose, insulin, pulse, weight, and many other metrics, including highs, lows, and averages. My Daily Readings lets multiple users take as many daily readings as they need, as frequently as 15 minutes apart. It has printable summaries, easy-to-read graphics, and large windows for visibility. Extras include database transfer, repair, and compacting tools. The latest version, 3.90, adds average AM and PM readings with date and time recording, better looks, and … Read more

Patrick Stewart keeps China's 'Jade Rabbit' rover hopping

The success of China's historic unmanned mission to the moon may be short-lived, as it appears the country's "Jade Rabbit" lunar rover may be facing terminal technical difficulties.

Yet while the "Made in China" moon robot may not outlast the warranty of a vacuum cleaner probably made in a nearby factory, it has at least served as the inspiration that motivated one of the great geek thespians of our time to don a few cardboard boxes and give one epic farewell performance as Jade Rabbit itself. … Read more