The Good Aviate streamlines your phone to make it easier to find the apps you want.
The Bad You cannot create your own app categories, and the layout is rigid.
The Bottom Line Aviate makes your Android easier to use, by smartly predicting what apps you need, when you need them.
A smarter Android home screen
Editors' note, June 23, 2014: Aviate has left beta and isfor anyone to download.
Aviate is a free Android launcher that transforms your home screen to show the apps it thinks are useful, depending on where you are and the time of day. It does that by grouping your apps into themed collections, such as Home, Morning, Nearby, and Night Time, and then will pull those collections onto your home screen when the time or location is right.
The app takes over your phone's home screen, changing the design of theand adding new features. Aviate's goal is turn your phone into a personal assistant that knows what you want before you even look for it.
Notion's new Alexa email controls sound kind of amazing
The AI email service already parses through your inbox to pull out the most important details and keep you organized. Now, it'll let Alexa pitch in -- and even summarize any long-winded messages for you.
Snapchat Spectacles are here! If you can find them... (The 3:59, Ep. 139)
We chat about the illusive Snapchat wearable, more fallout from the Yahoo hack and a new way cops can stop high-speed chases.
Yahoo Newsroom: Yet another spin on the newsfeed
Borrowing from sites like Tumblr and Twitter, Yahoo is betting on creating "community-powered media."
Firefox for iOS gets customizable search, battery savings
Diehard fans of Mozilla's desktop browser now have a new mobile version for their iPhone or iPad.
Allo, Duo, Google Messenger, Hangouts. Google has three 'messenger' apps too many
Commentary: Does Google really need four chat apps? This veteran social chatter says no.
iPhone's Live Photos can be shared on social
Well, just on Tumblr for now. Also, Google Photos gets a handy photo-sharing feature for holiday parties, and you can send money by text with Google Wallet.
How Cortana can be useful on iPhone and Android
Microsoft's voice assistant loses some powers outside Windows, but you can still get perks from installing the app on iOS or Android. Also: We bid adieu to Nexus 6 and Firefox OS and wonder if we'll soon say good-bye to Yahoo.
Firefox finally launches for the iPhone and iPad
Mozilla's browser is now available for folks on Apple's mobile operating system, but it's going up against the tried and true Safari.
Yahoo's Flickr app now supports Apple's 3D Touch
Flickr's latest app for Apple's mobile software has several new features, but you'll need an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus to use some of them.
Silent films are back, with Livetext messaging app
Yahoo takes away sound from video as a twist to attract younger users. Also, Lexus teases that hoverboard again, and Google Translate adds more languages.
Crossy Road, Vainglory take Apple Design Awards
Apple's Design Awards for 2015 showcase the company's picks for the best of the iTunes app store.
Periscope shares your exact location in global map
Do you have location turned on? Periscope broadcasts are pinpointed on a map for all to see, so beware streaming from home. Meanwhile, Facebook turns off auto-tracking in Messenger, and Lycos returns from the '90s to fetch a new gadget.