10 apps to help you throw a holiday party in 2018

Attending a party during the winter months can help relieve some of the holiday season stress. Enjoying a meal with friends, drinking festive cocktails, wearing an ugly sweater, and listening to Mariah Carey's Christmas album on repeat can make for a great night.

If you're the one hosting the party, the planning process can be hard work. Check out these apps to ensure your soiree is fun, safe, and memorable.

1. Wunderlist

Planning your party is the first step. There's a... Read More »

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Pokemon Go's new PVP mode: How to battle a trainer

After three years of waiting, Pokemon Go (iOS, Android) fans will finally get to take part in trainer battles this month.

Niantic, the company behind the popular mobile game, teased the feature last month. The announcement was officially made on Twitter about a week later.

"We want to give a special thanks to all the Trainers who have been patiently waiting for this feature. It's clear to us that our Trainers are the very best!" Pokemon Go... Read More »

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Guide to Marvel mobile games: Become your favorite superhero

The late, great Stan Lee not only revolutionized the comic book industry but also influenced a larger world of entertainment with motion pictures, TV shows, and games featuring the exploits and adventures of our favorite Marvel superheroes. You can imagine yourself as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Nick Fury, and other classic characters as you play games not just on your PlayStation or Xbox but on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. To honor the life and work of Stan... Read More »

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New 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' trailer arrives, teases long-anticipated Pokemon Go-like game

Details about the highly anticipated Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game have been scant. The game's new trailer was released on Wednesday, the 17th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone movie. It revealed only that the game is coming in 2019 and that you can "enlist immediately" at

The game's developers, Pokemon Go's Niantic and WB Games, kept the trailer short, but Potter lovers will be excited.

Though the video doesn't include gameplay footage, it shows... Read More »

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Google's 5 winning apps from girl game developers are now free downloads

The five teen girls who won Google's "Change the Game Design Challenge" contest are breaking barriers for women in game development. The winning apps are available in the Google Play Store for download.

Of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women, yet only 23% of game developers identify as women," Google said when it announced the contest earlier this year.

The contest was meant to empower and celebrate... Read More »

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Android will now let you continue using apps while they update

Google made several announcements at the Android Dev Summit this week in Mountain View, California, including the possibility of a new "foldable" screen. When folded, the device will look more like a traditional smartphone. When it opens up, it will be tablet-sized.

"As you unfold, the app seamlessly transfers to the bigger screen without missing a beat," Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of product management said in a blog post.

Another notable update is the launch of an In-app Updates API.... Read More »

Topics: Downloads , Android Software , Android , Apps And Software , Operating Systems & Updates , Games

Best scary smartphone game apps for Halloween 2018

If you're not in a spot where you can watch your favorite scary movie or play a console game, check out these apps guaranteed to give you a fright this Halloween.

1. Sarah is Missing (SIM)

In Sarah is Missing (Android, iOS) you find a missing girl's phone. The whole app displays as if your smartphone is Sara's, complete with alerts, texts, and error messages.

Once you unlock Sara's phone, you'll be plunged into a world of lies, mystery, and... Read More »

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Libib app uses scanning to organize your books, movies, music, and video games

We've all got that friend with a book collection comparable to the Library of Alexandria, enough movies to open a rental store, enough music to never listen to the same song twice, or a Game Stop-style selection of video games. Maybe you're that person.

Organizing your media is a headache, and it's even worse if you wind up buying something twice.

The Libib app (iOS, Android) is an organizational and cataloging program for all of your media. The... Read More »

Topics: Home Inventory Software , Android Software , Android , Apps And Software , Games

Best Fortnite Mobile companion apps to play -- and stream -- your way to victory

You're no longer a Fortnite noob and you've gotten to the point where you're using companion apps to search for treasure chests or to randomly determine drop locations, but you're ready to take the use of apps to the next level. Fortunately, a handful of great apps can break down the data for you in detail and also help you show the world your Fortnite prowess.

How do companion apps work?

Companion apps you find on the app store don't actually... Read More »

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Best Fortnite Mobile companion apps to gain an advantage and win

So, you've gotten into the swing of Fortnite and have learned the ropes. You can play for more than a few minutes and not die immediately anymore. You're starting to put together some impressive performances, but you'd like to know more about the game, such as the exact location of vending machines, treasure chests, or ammunition boxes. Or maybe you just want to have a better idea of where to spend your V-Bucks or which dance emote will give... Read More »

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