You're a student and you're poor. Because of the cuts in Financial Aid (thanks Obama!), you're working at two different McDonalds across town to pay for that triple dorm room. You have to go back to school soon, but you don't have enough money to buy the tools you need to succeed. You resort to piracy and bam, the FBI is on your tail. You flee to Mexico but run into some trouble with the Federales. They deport your behind back to the States and a judge gives you 15 years and says you shouldn't … Read more
Apps are moving to the cloud. Streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are big. And just about every one of us is addicted to social networking.
There's just one thing standing in the way: your data plan.
With unlimited plans dwindling, most smartphone users are stuck with tiered options that sometimes make data usage more stressful than fun. (Anyone who's been hit with an exorbitant overage charge knows this feeling.)
But if you're on Android, you've got a little more wiggle room, thanks to plenty of data-restricting settings. With the proper configurations, you'll find yourself … Read more
Today, Download.com is proud to announce its inaugural Download Picks. These software titles are applications in our four major platforms--Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS--that have been identified as the best and most trusted applications on our site.
Programs that receive the distinction of being a Download Pick are selected based on the following criteria: high editorial rating; high user rating; popularity (download count); publisher support (is the software regularly updated and is the publisher responsive to users and developers?); historical performance; and unique features or "best in its class" status.
There is no automatic algorithm … Read more
A software update is rolling out to the new Nexus 7 that should fix the multitouch problems, according to new reports.
For all of the praise for the new Nexus 7, it is not above the occasional glitch. Some early adopters of the next-gen tablet found problems with pinching to zoom or using two fingers.
Word began to trickle out in the days following the Nexus 7 release that Google was investigating issues relating to the tablet's display.
An artist's artist, nine-time Grammy-award-winning musician John Legend is sought after for collaborations by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Jay Z, and Alicia Keys. His fourth solo studio album, "Love in the Future," drops September 3. The music industry's respect for Legend is also the reason he'll be the first brand ambassador for Definitive Technology and its audio products, like the Sound Cylinder, a portable Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a tablet stand.John Legend chatted with us about his soulful new album, his collaboration with Definitive Technology, and how apps will change … Read more
Chromecast may not currently support streaming of local media content on your Android device, but that's not stopping developer and hacker Koushik Dutta from making it happen. AirCast is Dutta's take on letting users play their media on Google's little dongle-that-could Chromecast.
Though the current version is still in beta, you can actually go ahead and grab the APK file yourself to try it out. Just be warned: this app will self-destruct in 48 hours, which Dutta says will most likely be removed once a more stable, freemium version gets released in the near future.
HTC will skip the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One Developer Edition and jump straight to the 4.3 release.
Jason Mackenzie, HTC's president of global sales, recently took to Twitter to address concerns about timely software updates for the HTC One Developer Edition. Specifically, he was asked why Verizon's HTC One will launch with 4.2.2 Jelly Bean yet the developer-centric model is still running 4.1. The reason, Mackenzie says, is that "Android 4.3 is so close" and that the 4.2.2 is a "minor … Read more
Schemer is an underrated, underexposed Google app that helps you plan and discover plans based on your location. It'll integrate with your contact list and display what's essentially a social to-do list, or "schemes," that might be interesting or fun to do.
For example, if there's a particular food truck that you've been dying to try, you can add it as a "Scheme" and keep track of your social bucket list. Schemer will also scrape other friends' schemes based on shared locations.
Each user profile displays some pretty useful info., like the … Read more
Android devices are great for those who love personalization. For instance, if you want to change the theme of your home screen and menus, an app can easily do that for you. And if you ever get bored of the current lock screen, it can be changed to look like a different Android version or even a different mobile OS.
Such is the case with the Ubuntu Lockscreen app by Rotary Heart, which allows you to copy the look of the Ubuntu for Android lock screen. Ready to try it out? Here's how:
Step 1: Install a copy of&… Read more