Best 9 party-planning apps for hosting a Kentucky Derby Party

The Kentucky Derby is almost here. On Friday, May 3, Oaks Day kicks off the festivities, and the famous race happens the next day. For many, May is the time of year for big hats, brightly colored seersucker suits, placing bets and mint juleps.

Instead of venturing into the unpredictable weather and crowds, you might host a Kentucky Derby party at home and watch the race on a big screen. Check out these party-planning apps to throw a bash your guests... Read More &raquo

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Use these five apps to stream TV shows and movies

With all of the streaming TV shows and movies out there, simply finding what to watch can be a hassle. But what if you already know what to watch but don't know where to stream it?

Individual services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime offer internal search, but if you have a specific show or film in mind, you probably want to search across all of them and more find the best price -- or an option... Read More &raquo

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Walmart might launch a cloud gaming service like Google's Stadia

Walmart might be next to jump on the game streaming bandwagon.

The company is considering its own video game streaming platform, according to a report Wednesday from USgamer, though it's unclear how far along a service is in development. Walmart has been speaking to game developers and publishers since earlier this year, multiple unnamed sources told USgamer.

SEE: Google Stadia gaming at GDC 2019: Everything just announced (CNET)

Walmart didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Google revealed its... Read More &raquo

Topics: Entertainment , Games

9 outdoor activity apps to find an adventure with your family in spring 2019

The season of snuggling up on your couch and sipping hot cocoa is coming to an end. Spring is here, so it's time to come out of hibernation. Spending weekends cooking out, playing volleyball games in the park, driving with the top down, wearing shorts and making ice-cold lemonade is right around the corner.

Use these apps to help you find something fun to do outdoors that everyone will enjoy.

Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder

Try a new park with your friends and family... Read More &raquo

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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 &raquo

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 &raquo

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 &raquo

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 &raquo

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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 &raquo

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 &raquo

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