Entertainment

Actiview app interprets movies into American Sign Language for the deaf and hearing impaired

For those who enjoy movies but need accessible services to participate, Actiview is working is offering a chance to view a movie while it's signed.

The 2017 film "Wonder" starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay will be the first live-action, American film to use the Actiview app (download for iOS). Actiview syncs the film with sign language interpretation.

If you wanted to try the app, you can watch "Wonder" on TV or any other platform that includes the... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software , Educational Software

U.S. iPhone owners spent $79 on apps in 2018

U.S. iPhone users spent an average of $79 on apps in 2018, a revenue increase of 36 percent over the year before, according to a new report from Sensor Tower. The report, first spotted by TechCrunch, found that in 2017, revenue was only $58 per user.

More than half of 2018's revenue was attributed to gaming apps, but other categories also saw growth.

Spending on entertainment apps grew 82 percent ($8), lifestyle apps spending rose 86 percent ($3.90) and health... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , iOS Software , Apps And Software

How to virtually try on new shoes with the Wanna Kicks AR app

Wannaby, an Augmented Reality (AR) commerce startup, is testing an app that lets you virtually try on shoes.

With the Wanna Kicks app, you can browse labels like Vans, Nike, and Adidas. Choose a pair and point your smartphone camera at your feet to "try them on."

Once you have a virtual pair on you can customize which color looks best. If you find a pair you like, purchase them in the app.

SEE: YouCam cosmetics app lets you virtually try on makeup with new Beauty 3.0 AI tools

The... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , E-Commerce Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Lifestyle Software

YouCam cosmetics app lets you virtually try on makeup with new Beauty 3.0 AI tools

Shopping for makeup at certain stores can be a stressful endeavor. Perfect Corp's beauty app, YouCam Makeup (download for iOS or Android), gives users an easy way to experiment with makeup at home.

YouCam's app employs augmented reality technology to let users see what they would look like wearing products from brands like L'Oréal, Estée Lauder and Yves Saint Laurent.

This week at CES 2019, the company announced the new Beauty 3.0 AI tool. The feature can... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software , Photo Editors

Samsung to add iTunes movies and TV shows to its latest smart TVs

iTunes users will soon have a new way to watch their favorite movies and TV shows on a big screen, Samsung announced at CES 2019 this week in Las Vegas.

SEE: Special coverage: CES 2019

Starting this spring, Samsung will offer iTunes movies and TV shows on its 2019 smart TVs, the company announced at the show. Available across more than 100 countries, the access will come via a dedicated app. Samsung smart TVs for in 2019 will automatically include... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , Mac Software , iOS Software

Pandora's new Apple Watch app lets you listen to music offline

Pandora has released a new and improved version of its Apple Watch app with some of the same features as its iPhone counterpart.

SEE: Best Apple Music alternatives for streaming songs and playlists in 2019

The highlight of the new Pandora Apple Watch app is offline playback. You can stream your most recently downloaded songs, albums and playlists without your iPhone nearby. That feature is available on any series Apple Watch, including the ones without the cellular option. Any recent... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , iOS Software

Best Ghost Hunter apps for Halloween 2019

Planning on traipsing through foggy graveyards and communing with the spirits this Halloween? Forget the Ouija Board and try one of these apps instead.

1. Ghost Observer

The Ghost Observer app (iOS, Android) uses your smartphone camera to help you spot spirits, ask them questions, and possibly get an answer. Just be ready you want to hear it!

At the bottom of the screen, there's a radar that locates the ghosts. When you see one pop up on the radar,... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

'Year of Colour' web app creates a mosaic out of the colors in your Instagram photos

In case you're burned out on the top nine photo recaps on Instagram (download for iOS or Android), you have another option to look back on 2018.

Makelight's Year of Colour web app generates a mosaic based on the colors in your Instagram photos. The result is a retro-minimalist aesthetic to set you apart from everyone else on social media.

To create yours, simply visit the Year of Colour website:

Tap Sign in with InstagramEnter your... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , Social Networking Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Epic could launch an Android app store for games to challenge Google

Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, is planning to sell games for Android devices this year. The company could then expand to a general app store, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Selling Android apps or opening a general app store would put Epic in competition with Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store.

Together, Apple and Google power almost 99.9 percent of smartphones globally. But Epic could be a worthy competitor after the... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software , Games

Google launches free 'Canvas' drawing app for Chromebooks

Google just released its new Chrome Canvas app, making it easier to jot down quick notes and ideas on devices and filling the hole left by the retirement of Microsoft Paint.

There are dozens of Android drawing apps and smart pencils that promise the ultimate pressure sensitivity. Chrome Canvas seems like it would be most effective on a Chromebook or a device with a stylus, but the app works across all platforms.

The app is now appearing in some Chromebook users app... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , Chrome Extensions , Fine Arts Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software