Essential Apps for Android

From traffic and news to fun and games, we've collected the best apps for your Android phone.


Essential Apps for Windows Phone 7

If you're seeking apps for your Windows Phone 7 handset, check out our picks, including tools for GPS navigation and for monitoring trending news topics.


Essential Apps for iOS

Looking for the best iPhone apps? Here are our top picks, from social networking tools to entertainment programs.


Essential Apps for BlackBerry

We've collected the best apps for BlackBerry phones, including tools for enhancing security, editing photos, and reading news feeds.


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Facebook’s Facial Recognition Flops

If the cutting-edge technology can't detect your face most of the time, what do you have to fear?

Small Sites Provide Big Airfare Savings

Expensive plane tickets getting you down? Don’t settle for a stay-cation--these resources can find better deals.

Why Your Smartphone Battery Sucks

Lithium ion batteries are nearing the limits of their possible power capacity, while the power requirements of mobile devices are increasing quickly. Something’s got to give.


Facebook Facial Recognition: Its Quiet Rise and Dangerous Future

New facial recognition technology used to identify your friends in photos could have some interesting applications--and some scary possibilities.


Is the iPhone 4 Faster on AT&T or Verizon?

We took both versions of the popular phone on the road to find out which one gets better data speeds.

GameStop to Stream to Tablets

The next step in "cloud gaming" could be selling tablets, perhaps even an original design, exec says.


Sony CEO Slips, Reveals iPhone 5 Camera Spec

The next-generation iPhone could sport an 8-megapixel sensor developed by Sony.


Space Shuttle Discovery Comes Home for the Last Time

The Shuttle’s 39th--and final--mission since 1984 comes to an end. Here's a synopsis of the mission.


Bluetooth Bug Bot Is Remote-Controllable, Slightly Awesome

This Bluetooth-controlled, six-legged robot is a fun take on a traditional robot toy.


New Tech Boosts Processor's "IQ", Makes Them Power-Smart

Conserving voltage used by processors will increase the “IQ” of your smartphone.