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The best alternatives to OneNote for capturing all your dazzling ideas

The best alternatives to OneNote for capturing all your dazzling ideas

We resort to lots of different ways of trying to stay in control of all the things we have to remember and keep organized. Sometimes all we need is a simple list, and sometimes we need something much more complex, like a DIY project or a big party planner or a seriously major work project.

An approach some note-taking apps take is to provide a single place to organize all our information, both large scale and small. Microsoft OneNote (download... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , iOS Software

Can Skype still please its consumer users as it embraces business?

Can Skype still please its consumer users as it embraces business?

Since Skype was purchased by Microsoft for $8.5 billion in 2011, the widely popular communications app has gone through a number of drastic redesigns as it tried to acclimate to its new parent company and an industry that was changing rapidly in many ways.

Skype was one of the first programs to give people another calling option beside their phone company, and it quickly popularized free video and audio calls with the help of a trusty internet connection. It... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

Adobe Lightroom for iOS Review: Industrial-strength image-editing tools on your iPhone or iPad

Adobe Lightroom for iOS Review: Industrial-strength image-editing tools on your iPhone or iPad

Since the release of the iPad nearly a decade ago, photographers have wondered if a tablet could replace a portable PC. Even today's thin and light laptops are too much for some people who already deal with bags stuffed with gear. The answer has always been, "Yes, but...," accompanied by a list of limitations and workarounds, namely in software. Not only do you need apps that can edit photos -- of which there are many capable ones -- you need... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , iOS Software

How to use the Google Backup and Sync desktop app like a pro

How to use the Google Backup and Sync desktop app like a pro

In a world where we have a high-speed connection to the internet in our pockets whenever we're in a reasonably populated area, storing files online instead of just on your device isn't just recommended to create redundancy for important documents and media. It's also very convenient to be able to send chunks of your life into the cloud and download them years later, maybe on the other side of the world, on a different device.

If you've been holding off on... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Metro Exodus' move to Epic Games Store boosting Division 2 sales, says Ubisoft

Metro Exodus' move to Epic Games Store boosting Division 2 sales, says Ubisoft

A lot has been happening lately over at Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite. First, late last year, it invested some of its staggering Fortnite cash flow to create an Epic Games Store that competes against Steam. Then Ubisoft quickly announced that it would publish The Division 2 on this store instead of Steam.

And now that Epic has followed up by snagging the exclusive distribution rights for the PC version of Metro Exodus, Ubisoft... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

How to watch recaps of every NBA, WNBA game on Facebook Watch

How to watch recaps of every NBA, WNBA game on Facebook Watch

NBA Digital, along with the NBA and Turner Sports, is teaming up with Facebook to make all NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League game recaps available on the social network.

Now you can watch recaps from every game of the season on Facebook Watch, the social network's platform for videos and live-streaming events. The episodes will include the Summer League, preseason and the playoffs.

There will also be weekly and monthly Watch Parties that let fans watch... Read More »

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

Waze adds Deezer for Android to its list of in-app audio streaming services

Waze adds Deezer for Android to its list of in-app audio streaming services

When Google purchased the Waze navigation app back in 2013, most people expected it to fold the Israel-based startup into its pre-existing Google Maps service. But so far, Waze has appeared to be free to pursue its own vision, which lately has included putting a music player inside the app for easier media control when you're driving.

Today, Android Police spotted an update to Waze's in-app player that adds support for the Android version of Deezer (download for iOS... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

WeatherCAN app makes it easier to track extreme weather in Canada

WeatherCAN app makes it easier to track extreme weather in Canada

To better help you anticipate rain and snow storms, Environment and Climate Change Canada is coming to iOS and Android.

The new WeatherCAN app supplies you with information directly from Canada's official weather source. The app includes a new high-resolution, zoomable radar with map so you can better anticipate the next big thunderstorm or blizzard. The radar is four times better than the ones currently available, according to The Star.

"Environment and Climate Change Canada has a mandated obligation to... Read More »

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

Twitter testing Snapchat-style 'News Camera' feature instead of adding an edit button

Twitter testing Snapchat-style 'News Camera' feature instead of adding an edit button

If you're on Twitter (download for iOS or Android), you might soon see the platform start to add a familiar Snapchat (download for iOS or Android) feature.

The social media site has been developing a "News Camera," according to code uncovered and tweeted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. The new camera feature apparently will be accessible by swiping left from the home screen and let you add Snapchat-style captions to photos, videos and live... Read More »

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

'Bounce' app helps users securely stash their bags in local hotels, stores and cafes

'Bounce' app helps users securely stash their bags in local hotels, stores and cafes

Anyone who's landed in a new city with heavy, cumbersome luggage in tow is no stranger to the struggle.

You only have minutes to spare before your next work meeting or event or hours to kill before check-in time at your hotel and are desperate to stash your luggage.

But where can you do this nearby that's also affordable and secure? And what's the policy if your stuff gets stolen?

SEE: Best travel apps of 2019 for hotel, flight, and car rental deals

Thankfully,... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software