Don't-Miss App Invasion Stories

Take a screenshot, build a shopping list with SnapUp

Browse for stuff on your phone, take a screenshot, and SnapUp makes that info shop-able.

App Invasion: Get to know the new Foursquare, your mobile concierge

Check-ins are out, recommendations are in. Foursquare veterans will need time to get used to this strange new world, but the updated app has a lot to like.

App Invasion: Push for Pizza is the laziest food delivery app of all time

You push a button, and pizza shows up. It's like magic. Except for that it's actually just a pizza delivery service.

App Invasion: Book a last-minute flight in just a few taps with Flight Tonight

Need to take a vacation, like, right now? This app helps you make plans fast.

App Invasion: Going on a trip? Keep a travel diary with Bonjournal

This journaling app compiles your individual entries into a beautiful narrative... if you remember to use it.

App Invasion: Live every day like it's Throwback Thursday with Timehop

This app creates a daily time capsule that's all about you.

Roadtrip Mixtape

Make the perfect soundtrack for your next long drive with this fun-to-use app.

App Invasion: Skitch is a multi-purpose editing tool for doodling on any document

Use it for work. Use it to highlight points of interest on a map. Or use it to doodle all over a picture and share it with your friends.

App Invasion: Give your brain a workout with Lumosity

Yes, Lumosity is playing mind games with you. But it's for your own good.

App Invasion: Use Beatwave for iOS to help launch your DJ career

...but maybe you should keep your day job. You know, just in case.

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Google cracks down on shady ads and app-promotion tactics in Google Play

Google makes developers responsible for keeping scammy stuff like simulated system alerts and sudden redirects out of their apps. The company also sets curbs on pornography.

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Hands-on: NCAA March Madness Live, a great Windows time waster

Basketball fans who owns a Windows 8 PC or Windows Phone, this is the app to run once March Madness begins.

Pat yourself on the back with Recur, the reverse to-do list

Because a list of accomplishments is so much more satisfying than a never-ending stream of tasks.

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Microsoft Office still isn't available for iPad, but now HopTo fills the void

By reskinning Microsoft Office 2010's user interface and making documents available to a variety of cloud services, startup HopTo has set a high bar for Microsoft's eventual move to the iPad.

Transit strike boosts ride-sharing apps in San Francisco

If there's any U.S. city whose citizens are likely to use technology to alleviate a transit strike, San Francisco is it. On Monday, ride-sharing and car-hailing services, many fueled by smartphone apps, reported increased use after a strike halted America's fifth-largest light rail system, the Bay Area Rapid Transit.

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PayPal to offer phone attachment for hands-free smartphone payments

In its bid to boost its acceptance in physical retail stores, PayPal has introduced technology that will enable people running its app on smartphones to automatically check in at stores and restaurants.

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China Telecom's YiChat takes aim at Tencent's WeChat

China Telecom is moving into the mobile instant messaging space with its own app that will compete against WeChat, the rival product from Internet giant Tencent that's become a hit in China.

There really shouldn’t be an app for that: 13 apps that don't need to exist

These apps are such horrible fails, we must question whether we—as a species—are responsible enough to use mobile devices.

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AppGyver aims to make PhoneGap developers more effective using Steroids

Developer tool company AppGyver loves the PhoneGap platform, but is convinced there is room for productivity and performance improvements and is working on products to achieve both.

Stick this in your earholes: Pocket Casts is the best podcatcher app for Android

Pocket Casts has proven itself to be the best podcatching app for Android.

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