Android Facebook Messenger for Android

Facebook Messenger for Android

Editor’s Note, March 25, 2015: This review has been updated to include features added in the newest version of the app. Facebook Messenger (Android | iOS | Windows Phone) is a standalone app that lets you chat with your Facebook friends, send them photos and stickers, and even make free VoIP calls to your friends […]

Android Sherpa is an impressive digital assistant for Android, despite its ‘beta’ status

Sherpa is an impressive digital assistant for Android, despite its ‘beta’ status

Sherpa can do (almost) everything from show you a weather forecast to stream music. Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET Say hello to Sherpa, a new competitor in the fast-growing field of digital assistants for your mobile device. For some time, the app has been a big hit in Spain and Latin America, but today it officially […]

iOS Twitter Music for iPhone

Twitter Music for iPhone

Just over a month after the app’s existence was first reported by CNET, Twitter Music has arrived. As promised, it provides a way for you to discover tunes through artists and songs trending on Twitter, check out the artists who follow your favorite bands, and listen to and purchase music directly. Sounds simple, right? Well, […]

Android WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger

Editors’ note, February 19, 2014: This review has been updated with information from Facebook’s announcement that it acquired WhatsApp. WhatsApp Messenger (iPhone|Android) lets you chat for free with anyone else who owns the app and offers a few extra useful features to make text messaging more fun. With this chat app installed on your smartphone, […]

Android Kindle for Android

Kindle for Android

The free Kindle app for Android is an excellent e-reader app that seamlessly ties to your Amazon account. It does a good job of presenting e-books, can easily reach into Amazon’s enormous library of downloadable works, and comes with a few bells and whistles to enhance your overall mobile reading experience. Overview The app opens […]

Android Yahoo for Android

Yahoo for Android

Editors’ note: As this app is essentially the same as Yahoo for iOS, this review mostly duplicates our review of the iOS version. The Yahoo app is focused on the latest headlines, bringing more personalization to your news feed, quick summaries for easy reading, and good-looking article pages with photo backdrops. The Android version and […]

Mobile Apps Google Search for Android

Google Search for Android

Google Search comes preinstalled on every Android device, so whether you want it or not, you have it. The good news is, the app is powerful, fast, and makes all the smarts of Google’s incredible search engine easily accessible from your mobile device. For those with devices running Android version Jelly Bean, the app is […]

Mobile Apps Yahoo Weather

Yahoo Weather

Editors’ note: This review has been updated with the release of the Android version, August 8, 2013. Yahoo Weather (iOS|Android) is a weather app that displays stunning Flickr photos as a backdrop to a wide range of weather information on your phone. There are certainly other options with more weather information, but for a quick […]

Mobile Apps FX Photo Studio (iOS)

FX Photo Studio (iOS)

FX Photo Studio (iPhone | iPad) lets you edit images on your iPhone, add multiple effects, then add stylized text for a unique look. The app includes all the basic image-editing controls such as brightness, contrast, and color balance, along with cropping and rotation tools. But where FX Photo Studio shines is in the amount […]

Android Yahoo Mail for Android

Yahoo Mail for Android

Editors’ note: This review was updated October 15, 2013, to cover the features added in the latest version. With Yahoo Mail for Android, you can quickly access your Yahoo e-mail account (or multiple accounts) right from your mobile device. Altogether, the app is clean, user-friendly, and it includes some bonuses that make it feel very […]