Best marijuana apps

Best marijuana apps

You've probably seen and heard the fictional tale of The Goonies, who sought One-Eyed Willy's Treasure, armed with only a map and a skeleton key. But it's far less likely you've heard of the real-life Waldos, who searched for a pot farm, near San Rafael High School, back in 1971, armed with only a treasure map and a few joints, even though their story's had a far-reaching impact. See, they met each day at 4:20 by the statue of... Read More »

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Friday 5: Tidal, Spotify, YouTube TV, Hulu, FlipaClip

Friday 5: Tidal, Spotify, YouTube TV, Hulu, FlipaClip

In this week's Friday 5, Tidal becomes your main source for Jay Z, Spotify partners with UMG, YouTube TV streams Live TV for $35 per month, Hulu lets you stream entire TV seasons in under five minutes, and animation app FlipaClip entices new iOS users with a creative contest.

Tidal (iOS, Android)

Jigga what? Jigga where? Jay Z fans had only one problem, this week, when they couldn't find much of the rap legend's music catalog... Read More »

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The best apps for spring cleaning and organizing your life

The best apps for spring cleaning and organizing your life

As the twittering birds and golden sunshine of spring finally roll in, we must take stock of the dusty nest that winter turned our home into. Did you spend a lot of time parked on the couch under a warm blanket and binge on Netflix while the lighting and thunder raged outside your window? Well, now that you've reached the end of the gauntlet, let's show you several handy mobile apps that can help you reorganize your home and possibly... Read More »

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Friday 5: Google Calendar, Medium, Hardbound, Telegram, Messenger

Friday 5: Google Calendar, Medium, Hardbound, Telegram, Messenger

In this week's Friday 5, Google Calendar becomes iPad friendly, Medium puts its premium content behind a paywall, Hardbound helps you read quicker-to-read versions of new books for free, Telegram adds end-to-end encrypted calls, and Messenger enables live location sharing.

Google Calendar for iPad (iOS, Android)

Google Calendar, our favorite scheduling app, was never quite ready for the big screen. But with its latest update, all of Calendar's features are optimized for the iPad.... Read More »

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McAfee breaks off from Intel

McAfee breaks off from Intel

McAfee announced this week it is going it alone. It will spin off from Intel and become an independent cybersecurity company once again.

Intel bought McAfee in 2011 with the goal of more tightly linking security to Intel's chips. While Intel will retain a minority stake in the new security company, the move is intended to let McAfee concentrate on cybersecurity to better solve problems facing its users, said Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee. "Being an... Read More »

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Apps for baseball fans

Apps for baseball fans

Can the Cubs repeat? Will the league's highest payroll get the Red Sox to the World Series? Will the A's finish with more wins than the Giants? To find out, we've recruited the best baseball apps to track this season's progress.

Follow games

To catch live updates, listen to games, and watch TV broadcasts, get MLB.com's At Bat app (iOS and Android). At a glance, the app shows a live status of each of the the day's games. With... Read More »

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Friday 5: Photoshop, Cortana, Vudu, Gboard, and Nova Launcher

Friday 5: Photoshop, Cortana, Vudu, Gboard, and Nova Launcher

This week's Friday 5 includes several spiffy updates to Adobe Photoshop Express, Cortana on your Android lock screen, Vudu selling $2 HD movies, a cool update to Nova Launcher notifications, and Google adding Web searches to Gboard for iOS.

Vudu

Vudu (Android, iOS) is one of many services where you can buy and rent new movies to stream, but Vudu might have just gotten an edge on the competition. Of the 100,000+ movies on Vudu, about 8,000 can... Read More »

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How to protect your personal data from your ISP

How to protect your personal data from your ISP

Congress voted this week to roll back the FCC's privacy rules for ISPs (Internet service providers), which would have limited the ability of broadband or wireless service providers to collect and sell personal browsing data.

As you might expect, the congressional action has raised alarms in privacy and security communities. Part of the issue is that your carrier sees all your network traffic -- unlike a company like Google or Facebook, which sees just the traffic you send to them... Read More »

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Friday 5: Super Mario Run, Alexa, Signal, Supersonic, and Uptime

Friday 5: Super Mario Run, Alexa, Signal, Supersonic, and Uptime

This week's Friday 5 includes the long-waited Android version of Super Mario run, Alexa on Amazon's iOS app, video calling in Signal, and two surprising fun new apps from Google's Area 120 incubator.

Super Mario Run (Android)

This week, Nintendo released the Android version of Super Mario Run. The one-handed side-scroller game first arrived on iOS devices in December, and Android users have been clamoring for their chance to play. In the game, you'll run and jump... Read More »

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Friday 5: Gmail, Messenger Day, Spotify and Waze, Fitbit, and GlassWire

Friday 5: Gmail, Messenger Day, Spotify and Waze, Fitbit, and GlassWire

This week's Friday 5 includes money transfers through Gmail for Android, evaporating images in Facebook's Messenger, soundtracks while you travel with Spotify and Waze, a new Fitbit activity dashboard, and a handy network monitor from GlassWire.

Gmail (Android)

An update rolling out to Android users this week lets you transfer funds using the Gmail app. To send money, tap the Attachment icon, enter the amount you want to send, and select the payment method. When someone sends... Read More »

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