DirecTV Now delivers an impressive mix of channels for the money, but people who prioritize a cloud DVR should look elsewhere.
Android 9.0 is already on some Android phones. Here's what you can expect when it comes to yours.
Sony's PlayStation Vue lets you ditch cable TV and still enjoy tons of live channels and DVR features, and you don't even need a PlayStation.
Duo is Google's answer to Apple's FaceTime, and the company swears that the video-calling app is totally different than Hangouts.
Oreo doubles down on the nuts and bolts -- and speed.
With an interface that lets you browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline, SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.
If its Wi-Fi sync feature were better designed and more reliable, Winamp would be a worthwhile download. As it stands, it's just a good music player that is not particularly impressive.
If you're a regular browser of YouTube videos, Jasmine is an excellent option with great navigation and added features to make your video viewing even better.
A useful set of tools for creating graphics and visual stories for social media, Adobe Spark delivers nice results pretty easily.
Though you only get a few extra useful features, WhatsApp Messenger is an excellent choice for sending free texts across platforms, even internationally.
Fast and exciting strategic gameplay makes Kingdom Rush Origins a must-have pick for tower-defense fans.
Adobe Lightroom 6/CC remains a fine photo-editing and organizing tool, but the new version doesn't rise much past its predecessor.
Free unlimited storage, automatic backup and fun editing effects make Google Photos one of our favorite tools for wrangling your photos.
Google serves up a new app for music lovers called YouTube Music that organizes all the different versions of your favorite tunes into a central hub with guided paths for artists discovery and new music curation.
While the updates to its Shake Stabilizer is welcome, the rest of the program's updates don't feel terribly compelling.
The Gro app from Scott's Miracle Gro will combine data from other smart garden gadgets to guide you through growing your plant of choice.
Hound is a new app hoping to do everything for you. But is it better than Siri and Google Now?
Android Nougat offers welcome improvements in what is a functional, if not very exciting, update.