DirecTV Now delivers an impressive mix of channels for the money, but people who prioritize a cloud DVR should look elsewhere.
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.
Android 9.0 is already on some Android phones. Here's what you can expect when it comes to yours.
Duo is Google's answer to Apple's FaceTime, and the company swears that the video-calling app is totally different than Hangouts.
Windows Phone 8.1 is the best update yet, thanks to its revamped design and modern features, but it lags behind iOS and Android.
Pokemon Go has taken over your phone, the internet and our lives. Here's everything (and we mean everything) you need to know about the hit game.
Oreo doubles down on the nuts and bolts -- and speed.
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.
It's so intuitive and simple that you could use the Drivemode app for Android while blindfolded, but don't try that while driving.
If you own a tablet with a good active stylus and you take a lot of notes, it's definitely worth giving MyScript Nebo a shot while it's free. But your mileage may vary.
With its long list of features, zippy performance, and syncing of data across other devices, Google Maps is a must-have application for anyone running Android.
Inrix Traffic for Android is a good trip-planning supplement for accurate travel time estimates, but you'll need a primary navigation app for turn-by-turn navigation.
It's not a perfect communications app on Day 1, but the integrated, all-knowing Google Assistant bot sets Allo apart from the messaging competition.
The free Presence app is a great way to experiment with home security -- just don't let its prominently-featured online store trick you into spending hundreds on accessories.
Windows 10 delivers a refined, vastly improved vision for the future of computing with an operating system that's equally at home on tablets and traditional PCs -- and it's a free upgrade for most users.
Spybot is both free and adaptable for both beginning and power users, but it left behind several known spyware apps.
Jot stylus users have nothing to lose by giving this app a shot, and they may find it useful. As the solution to a problem, however, it needs a little more polish.
The latest preview build of Windows 10 for phones offers new apps that bridge the gap between phone and desktop.