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20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard

Cardboard is the simplest and most affordable way to try virtual reality today. There’s already so much content for Android devices (it works on iPhone too), and it’s getting better all the time. But where do you start? Here’s our pick of 20 of the best Cardboard apps and games for Android. The Essentials Before you get into the more ...

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4 Android Anti-Theft Solutions Compared: Which Is the Best?

If your phone was stolen tomorrow, what would you do? None of us want to believe that our phones might get stolen, but the truth is that it could happen to anybody — no matter how careful you are. So just to be safe, it’s always a good idea to have some sort of anti-theft app on your device. Google ...

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5 Best Free Messaging Apps for Android

Nowadays, more people communicate through text messages than actual phone calls. I know I do. The “fire and forget” nature of it is more convenient and the message history doubles as a reference in case you need to revisit something someone said. But SMS messages are passé. Now that Wi-Fi is ubiquitous and cell data usage prevalent, there’s no reason ...

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What Are the Best Child Tracking Tools and Apps?

If you’re a parent, there’s a chance you’ll want to track your child when they’re not home. There are physical devices for doing this, but there are also a bunch of apps that make it really simple. Your child is likely to keep their smartphone on them at all times anyway, so tracking them using an app is easy. Let’s look at ...

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What Is the Best Contacts & Dialer App for Android?

It’s frustrating to get a call from an unknown number, only for it to be a telemarketer or anyone you want to avoid. If you knew who that number belonged to, you’d never pick up. That’s just one of the things Truecaller does to make it the best contacts and dialer app for Android. Truecaller is free to download, but ...

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8 Best Apps for Customizing Nougat’s Quick Settings Panel

Android’s Quick Settings panel received a welcome overhaul in Marshmallow, and with some major finessing in the latest version, it has turned into one of Nougat’s most useful features. Quick Settings — the grid of “quick tiles” that you see when you swipe down the notification shade — is now fully dynamic and customizable. Many of the tiles are more functional ...

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The 10 Best Alarm Clock Apps for Android in 2016

If you search for “alarm” on the Play Store, you’ll find hundreds of results. This tells me two things: 1) people are having a hard time waking up and 2) people aren’t satisfied with the clock apps that came with their Android smartphones (CA/UK). But even though there are many available alternatives, who has the time to go through and ...

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5 Best Android Apps for Tracking Calories

Food is one of those things that’s easy to have a love/hate relationship with. It can make you either very healthy, or very unhealthy, depending on how you manage it. The following 5 apps can help you better manage food in your life. With all of the fitness “gurus” out there touting every variety of diet fad imaginable, ultimately it’ll ...

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9 Best Free Calculator Apps for Android

“You won’t have a calculator with you everywhere you go,” our math teachers used to warn us. And now, well, we have smartphones with us everywhere we go, and we have access to hundreds if not thousands of calculator apps. But because there are so many options, it can be hard to nail down the right one for your needs. Today ...

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5 Best Open Source Note-Taking Apps for Android

Taking notes on a computer used to mean opening a text editor. Now people are more likely to use Evernote, Google Keep, or Microsoft OneNote. But these are closed-source, proprietary services that store your data on remote servers. Do you really want to deal with potential privacy risks just to jot down a few notes? Below are five of the ...

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