This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: Tech Minute: Handy flashlight apps for your smartphone
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: Tech Minute: Handy flashlight apps for your smartphone

1:01 /

While you're trick-or-treating with your kids this Halloween, your hands will be full with candy bags and a camera. Who has room to carry a flashlight? Make your smartphone do double duty and download one of these flashlight apps. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on her favorites in this Tech Minute.

A must on the flashlight app for iPhone users simply called light. It boasts an incredibly simple and beautiful interface with just the most necessary features. As soon as you open the app, the flashlight, which uses your iPhone's flash will automatically be on. Adjust the dial on the left to increase the beam's intensity. The three buttons on the bottom are for SOS, the regular flash light and for a strobe light, which you can adjust the frequency of the flashing. This app is intuitive, handy and best of all, completely free. Another wonderfully free flashlight app is called Brightest Flashlight and it's for Android users. It works by turning on all the available lights on the device. The camera flash, screen and keyboard backlight. Well, the set was also relatively simple. There are settings for sound effects and even a handy timer. Whichever you choose to download, these apps will turn your smartphone into a multi-tasking tool. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

Line up for an iPhone 6, get a...
2:11 September 19, 2014
Why do people wait in line for days at Apple stores for the latest iPhones when they could preorder online?...
Play video
The Blendtec Designer 725 is too...
2:33 September 19, 2014
A significant design flaw keeps us from recommending this high-end appliance
Play video
Genius hacker Walter O'Brien tells...
3:11 September 19, 2014
When Scorpion makes its debut on Monday night, it will bring hacking and computer security to prime time like...
Play video
The hidden features inside iOS...
2:04 September 19, 2014
Brian Tong shows you the features inside of iOS 8 that you might not know about.
Play video
The 404 Show 1,554: iPhone 6 launch...
28:45 September 19, 2014
Today Bridget Carey tells us how she survived the iPhone 6 launch chaos that unraveled at the flagship Apple...
Play video
Best tablets under $250
2:59 September 19, 2014
CNET's top five Android tablets that can be had for less than $250.
Play video
iPhone 6 launch mania: Bigger phones,...
3:00 September 19, 2014
The now-annual iPhone launch spectacle seemed different this time around. At Manhattan's marquee Apple Store...
Play video
First 3D printer that works in...
2:39 September 19, 2014
Silicon Valley startup Made In Space shoots for the moon with a 3D printer that's heading for the International...
Play video