IOS Software

Apple shows off iOS and MacOS updates at WWDC

Apple took the wraps off the next major revisions of its mobile and desktop operating systems at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, offering up speedier web browsing, person-to-person payment transfers via iMessages and Apple Pay, popular MacOS features for the iPad, and more.

iOS 11

iOS 11, coming this fall, will include a raft of new features. A revamped iMessage app in iOS 11 will include a drawer to easily find your iMessage apps and stickers. iMessage users will also... Read More »

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8 Father's Day apps for dads

Call us sentimental, but we think Father's Day gifts should be meaningful. So before you pick up one more striped tie or boring bottle of cologne, check out these eight fun, free (or low-cost) apps to keep your pappy happy and create lasting memories. For some gadgets to go with those apps, check out CNET's Father's Day Tech Gift Guide.

Best Father's Day apps

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Record music like a pro -- Glass Animals' Dave Bayley's top tips

In a recent interview with Download.com -- ahead of Glass Animals' summer tour, which includes stops at Panorama, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza music festivals -- singer Dave Bayley gushed about his favorite recording software. Check out our full interview with Dave Bayley here.

Recording Software Q&A

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Topics: MP3 & Audio Software , Music Management Software , Audio Production & Recording Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Music Software

Tags: music

Nine Star Wars game apps to celebrate 'Star Wars' 40th

40 years ago, on May 25, 1977, in places near and far, far away, George Lucas's epic sci-fi soap opera Star Wars was released. The film about a young hero named Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who enlists a team, including Hans Solo (Harrison Ford), to help rescue a kidnapped Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from Darth Vader's Evil Empire soon sparked a slew of hugely successful sequels and prequels, along with animated series, comic books, trading cards, action... Read More »

Topics: Action Games , Adventure Games , Arcade Games , Android Software , iOS Software , Games

IoT World promotes child safety with three connected devices

Child safety is critical, yet most parents can't monitor their children 24 hours a day. In those moments when children are out of sight or earshot, connected or smart devices can step in to play the role of guardian. At this week's Internet of Things World 2017, we found three revolutionary products that can help you protect your children, even when they're out of reach.

Owlet Baby Care (iOS, Android)

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Star Apps: Glass Animals' Dave Bayley

Glass Animals' singer Dave Bayley enjoys easily discovering new tunes on streaming sites, such as Spotify (iOS, Android), Apple Music (iOS, Android), and Amazon Music (iOS, Android). But, like most audiophiles, today, the psych pop frontman misses the context provided by the album artwork, band photos, and lyric sheets that historically accompanied record, cassette, and CD releases.

To give listeners insight into the characters who inspired Glass Animals' recent... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Star Apps

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Google I/O wows with three jaw-dropping announcements

Google I/O 2017 demonstrates how Google is doubling down on artificial intelligence to give its products an edge over the competition.

Announcing Google Lens

Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off I/O by announcing Google Lens, which will work as an extension of Google Assistant and Google Photos (Android, iOS) (with integration in other apps planned for the near future). It takes the input from your phone's camera and attempts to tell you more about it -- people, places,... Read More »

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Free Calling and Messaging with Amazon Echo Alexa

Siri and the Google App demonstrate that using your voice can be the fastest way to get an answer to something, from driving directions to the middle name of the 21st President of the United States ("Alan"). Amazon's popular Echo devices can work this magic as well, with a built-in AI the company calls Alexa. In May 2017, Amazon added free messaging and voice calling to the Alexa app and all Echos. The people on both ends of the conversation... Read More »

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Tags: Messaging , VoIP , Amazon

Best Apps to Treat Your Mom on Mother's Day

Sure, moms say that they just want to see their kids on Mother's Day, but that's hardly payment enough for all that your devoted matriarch has done for you over the years. Is the guilt working?

Repay her for her TLC, this Mother's Day, by taking on the mothering for the day. Here are some of the ways you can show your appreciation, and you... Read More »

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5 things to know about Thirstie

With so many drink delivery apps vying for your disposable income, how does Thirstie set itself apart?

Watch our Download.com colleague, Carlos, make a Thirstie-inducing margarita

Thirstie offers on-demand delivery of beer, wine, and liquor (an hour or less) in 10-plus cities -- Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, and the Hamptons (soon) -- but also ships within three days to 35 states without bottle markups. What sets Thirstie... Read More »

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