Apple named its favorite apps for 2018.Donut Country and Gorogoa, both games published by Ananpurna Interactive, were chosen as the best iPhone and iPad games of the year by editors at the consumer technology giant. Procreate Pocket, a drawing app by Savage Interactive, and Froggipedia, a biology app by Designmate, were chosen as best iPhone and iPad apps of the year. The lists of top free apps for both the iPhone and iPad were crowded with social media offerings. Both lists included YouTube, Messenger and Facebook, though in different positions. The top free game app for both iPhone and iPad was, unsurprisingly, Fortnite, a blockbuster battle game.The editors at Apple, which unveiled the list on Monday night, also chose Drake as the artist of the year and Cardi B's I Like It as song of the year. Apple also chose best apps and games for its Mac computers, Apple TV and Apple Watch. Alto's Odyssey was named Best Apple TV Game of 2018, Pixelmator Pro for Best Mac App and The … [Read more...] about Apple crowns its best apps of 2018
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Getting things done the way you want them done on your iPhone or iPad got way easier in iOS 12 with Siri Shortcuts. Now that iOS 12 has shipped, iOS 12 apps with Siri Shortcuts will begin to hit the store in number. A week from now, two weeks from now, we'll all wonder how we ever lived without them before. Here are the best apps with Siri Shortcuts integration (so far)! CARROT Weather CARROT brings you the weather, but with a spiteful twist. Cast as a human-hating artificial intelligence, with such comments as "I hope you get a sunburn," and "Your heating bill is going to bankrupt you," you'll always get a laugh out of your CARROT weather report. Plus, the more you use CARROT Weather, the more you will unlock secret locations, like Mount Doom and a certain Outer Rim Moisture Farm. Now with Siri Shortcuts the AI that runs CARROT can communicate with Siri is funny and super useful ways! You can ask Siri for a short-term or long-term forecast and she'll tell you what CARROT says, with … [Read more...] about Best apps with Siri Shortcuts integration
At this year's WWDC, Apple handed out its annual Design Awards, recognizing the artistry and technical achievements of developers who reflect the best in design, innovation and technology across Apple's platforms. This is the 21st ceremony, believe it or not, and this year Apple nominated developers from all around the globe. The Apple Design Awards highlight the apps and games that deliver the best user experience, make use of the platforms stand-out features, utilize Apple's design language to great results, and are optimized to run on a large number of devices. “This year’s winning apps and the developers behind them have created some really innovative and inspiring apps,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. And these are the big winners in the Apple Design Awards 2018: Florence Florence is an interactive graphic novel penned by Monument Valley designer Ken Wong. The follows the ups and downs of 25-year old Florence … [Read more...] about Apple Design Awards 2018: the best apps and games for Apple devices
Dana WollmanExecutive EditorHowdy folks, it me: your friendly neighborhood Engadget editor. This week's question is a personal one. My father suddenly lost much of his vision recently. (He has been a total trooper.) Driving is of course out of the question, but he's otherwise exploring various apps, settings and tech tools that can help him carry on with his everyday life as a retired man: reading, completing puzzles, sending and receiving messages, making phone calls, and what have you. He's making progress every day, but the learning curve has been steep for him -- and also me (his fully sighted IT support).So far, I've introduced him to Google Assistant on his aging Android phone, and Cortana on his Windows 10 laptop. We've taken a trip through the accessibility menus of both operating systems. He has learned to use Uber and Lyft since he can't drive anymore. Now I turn my attention to the hive mind. I'm wondering what those of you who are blind or have low vision are doing to make … [Read more...] about Ask Engadget: What are the best apps and tools for the blind?
A smartphone is never as fast as the first time you unbox it. Over time your phone will start filling up with junk you might not even know about. Stuff like temporary files and clutter in your download folder. By cleaning up this stuff you can get more storage for your phone. Whether you need to free up space for photos or you notice your phone is slowing down, these apps can help you expand the storage of your phone! 1. Files Go (Best Overall) FIles Go is a storage manager from Google. It does a lot more than just show you how much space is available on your phone. You can free up space quickly and easily. The app will intelligently suggest files to erase before you run out of space. Download: Files Go Price: Free Rating: 4.6 Installs: 500,000 – 1,000,000 2. Avast Cleanup & Boost Avast Cleanup can do an in-depth analysis of your device’s storage situation. It will then offer cleaning and performance tips to keep your phone from getting bogged … [Read more...] about 10 Best apps to free up space on your Android phone