• Credit Karma (for iPhone)

    Credit Karma (for iPhone)

    For example, Credit Karma knows if you have a credit card with a balance.You can do that with the Credit Karma app because you can see your entire credit report.
  • Orbit B-Hyve 12-Station Smart WiFi Sprinkler Timer

    Orbit B-Hyve 12-Station Smart WiFi Sprinkler Timer

    Its first connected controller, the B-Hyve 12-Station Smart WiFi Sprinkler Timer ($119.99), lets you program your sprinkler system from anywhere using your smartphone, and offers a Smart Watering feature that keeps tabs on the weather, among other factors, to determine the best watering schedule.
  • Amazon Echo $130 Today Only

    Amazon Echo $130 Today Only

    And competition means price cuts, which is exactly what Amazon is offering today.The Amazon Echo usually costs $179.
  • Snapchat Now Lets You Spy on Friends' Locations

    Snapchat Now Lets You Spy on Friends' Locations

    When you tap on one of your friends' icons, you'll see stories they've posted recently, which might get you in the mood to go join in the fun they're having.You'll only see your friends on the map if they've recently opened their Snapchat map and have shared their location with you.
  • Uber Adds In-App Tipping

    Uber Adds In-App Tipping

    The option to leave a tip directly in the app is now available for rides in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston.Even though competing ride-hailing apps like Lyft and Gett have long offered the ability to tip from within their apps, Uber has been a holdout; tipping is optional but drivers are allowed to solicit cash tips, it said.
  • Microsoft Rolls Out Dictation Plugin for Office

    Microsoft Rolls Out Dictation Plugin for Office

    The company on Tuesday rolled out the Dictate plugin, which uses the same Cognitive Services algorithms that power face recognition, language translation, and many other AI capabilities available to clients of Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.That means Dictate, which is still in beta, is poised to offer more accurate dictation than you'd otherwise get from the built-in Windows speech-recognition app.
  • Microsoft Rolls Out 'Stream' Video Platform for Businesses

    Microsoft Rolls Out 'Stream' Video Platform for Businesses

    It's integrated with Office 365, so employees can share videos inside applications like SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer.It also plays nice with Office 365 Groups, so every group has a designated channel, which should help keep video content organized.
  • Google Drive App to Become 'Backup and Sync'

    Google Drive App to Become 'Backup and Sync'

    The app's new straightforward name is Backup and Sync, and it will launch on June 28, according to a G Suite blog post.The Google Drive app is currently integrated with the Google Photos desktop uploader, so it might have escaped your notice if you're looking for a set-it-and-forget-it standalone backup solution.
  • Microsoft AI Achieves Perfect Ms. Pac-Man Score

    Microsoft AI Achieves Perfect Ms. Pac-Man Score

    Achieving a perfect score in the 1980s video game Ms.A team of engineers from Microsoft's deep learning subsidiary Maluuba wrote software for the Atari 2600 version of Ms.
  • Faster, Multi-Process Firefox Finally Arrives

    Faster, Multi-Process Firefox Finally Arrives

    A week after Apple announced that the latest version of its Safari browser loads some websites 80 percent faster than Google Chrome, Mozilla is making some lofty claims about its own Firefox browser.Using multiple processes to handle demanding websites is nothing new: Chrome, Safari, and other browsers have already implemented the capability.
  • How to Record Calls on an iPhone

    How to Record Calls on an iPhone

    When you answer calls made to your Google Voice number, tap 4 on the Phone app's number pad.While it's possible to make a call using the Google Voice app on your iPhone, recording is limited to incoming calls.
  • Adobe Scan (for iPhone)

    Adobe Scan (for iPhone)

    I found Adobe Scan to be generally impressive, though there are alternatives that match or surpass it in some ways.Compare Similar ProductsCompare Evernote Scannable (for iPhone) %displayPrice% Microsoft Office Lens (for Android) %displayPrice% Abbyy FineScanner %displayPrice% Dropbox (for iPhone) %displayPrice% Microsoft OneNote (Web) %displayPrice% Getting Started Adobe Scan is a free iPad and iPhone app, though an in-app purchase raises its ugly head later, as I'll explain.
  • Bitdefender Smart Home Scanner

    Bitdefender Smart Home Scanner

    Bitdefender Smart Home Scanner aims to help you with that initial inventory, and it can even identify devices that are vulnerable to specific attacks.On my own network, Smart Home Scanner found between 23 and 26 devices, depending on which devices were turned on.
  • Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence Amidst Management Shakeup

    Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence Amidst Management Shakeup

    The leave will also allow him more time to grieve for his mother, he said, who recently died in a boating accident that also seriously injured his father.The company's board adopted all of the changes that investigators—including former US Attorney General Eric Holder—recommended.
  • The Best VPN Apps for the iPhone

    The Best VPN Apps for the iPhone

    Once you've connected with a hotspot, your iPhone's default behavior is to connect with that same hotspot automatically next time it comes in range.For the best security, use your VPN and also connect using HTTPS whenever it's available.
  • Would You Fly on an AI-Backed Plane Without a Pilot?

    Would You Fly on an AI-Backed Plane Without a Pilot?

    You probably learned in grade school that all you really need to fly is more drag than lift.Except that Boeing envisions a future in which you can remove the crew part from your shopping list.
  • Amazon Has a Few Things to Say About Apple's HomePod

    Amazon Has a Few Things to Say About Apple's HomePod

    At the Wired Business Conference today in New York City, the exec behind Alexa—Amazon's SVP of Devices David Limp—explained how he thinks Apple's connected speaker fits into the landscape.There's plenty of talk about pitting the features, pricing, and specs of Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home against one another.
  • An App Lets You Share NYC Taxi Rides For a Discount

    An App Lets You Share NYC Taxi Rides For a Discount

    The service is now live on two taxi hailing apps, Via and Get, the New York Post reported on Tuesday.Either one will offer you the option to share your ride, and if you're matched with others going in the same direction, you'll get a discount of up to 40 percent off your fare and a reduced booking fee of 95 cents, down from the standard $1.
  • Escape Your Commute With the Gorgeous Monument Valley 2

    Escape Your Commute With the Gorgeous Monument Valley 2

    Weary commuters and bored college students play some games to pass the time (ahem, Candy Crush Saga), but there are other games, like Monument Valley, that make people wish they had more time to play.The beautiful graphics and fanciful storyline of Monument Valley get a reprise in the title's sequel, which hit the App Store on Monday following its unveiling at Apple's WWDC.
  • Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Smart Speaker Showdown

    Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Smart Speaker Showdown

    As an Apple speaker with Siri, the HomePod offers full voice control of any smart home device compatible with Apple's HomeKit ecosystem.Besides voice-controlled home assistants, the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home are all speakers designed to let you listen to music.