What Is the LRAD Sound Cannon?

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri have reached a terrifying fever pitch, and the ludicrously armed Ferguson Police Department is bringing all its crowd-control weapons to bear, tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets, you name it. One of the more controversial of those is the LRAD Sound Cannon. So what's the harm in a… » 8/14/14 11:40am 8/14/14 11:40am

Shoot At Your Friends, Build a Railroad, and Become the Next Deadmau5

You can run around shooting people or build a railroad. Are you the soldier or the builder? These are the hard questions you have answer in the world of apps. No wait, you can be both because the games are on sale. Hooray for capitalism! But if shooting and building aren't your thing, you can also be a musician in… » 2/08/12 5:02pm 2/08/12 5:02pm

Tweetbot for iPad: A Bigger Bot

You can launch pretty much any iPhone app on the iPad. If it's not a universal app, it'll look all pixelated and ugly and you'll wonder why the developer hasn't gotten around to making an iPad version of the app. Maybe the developer's happy with just an iPhone app. Maybe they'll rush an iPad app into the store and… » 2/08/12 3:01pm 2/08/12 3:01pm

Take Pictures Quicker, Sync DropBox Music, and Open Almost Any File

Apple says the camera on the iPhone 4S is quick. Well, quicker, anyway. You still have to launch the app, then take a photo. Sometimes it's super fast. Other times, it's so slow you miss your chance to take a picture of the Yeti that just ran off with your backpack. Next time, capture that thieving Bigfoot with an app… » 2/07/12 4:20pm 2/07/12 4:20pm

Nooka: The Not-So-Intuitive, But-Still-Cool-Looking Clock

Clocks that tell time in fascinating new ways are everywhere. I saw a clock that lit up the quarter hour the other day. It was beautiful. The Nooka app based upon their watches falls into the beautiful timepiece category. It won't replace your regular clock, but it will make checking the time a more invigorating… » 2/06/12 6:00pm 2/06/12 6:00pm

Solve a Mystery, Become an Archer, and Win the GrandPrix

How many Law & Order versions are there? It seems like there's a new one every week. They even have one for App Store. Law and Order: iOS, DUN DUN. Okay, so that's not really the name, but it should be. Sick of procedural crime dramas? We also have archery and F1 racing management games in today's app deals. » 2/06/12 2:00pm 2/06/12 2:00pm

Rdio's New Android App Is—Gasp—Better Than the iOS Version

Streaming-music-service-slash-social-network Rdio new Android app is pretty damn excellent. In addition to support for Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), the app now includes Network Activity, User Profiles, New Releases, Album Charts, and recommendations based on listening habits. If you've had a chance to check out the iOS… » 2/06/12 9:00am 2/06/12 9:00am

Google Docs Goes Offline, Sync Photos to DropBox, Stream Music, and…

Managing content on your Android gets to be a pain pretty quick. How much music can I put on here? Did I sync all those photos to my computer? Is this document the most up-to-date version? This week's app picks help make managing those things a snap. Oh, and we've got a pretty sweet game, too. » 2/03/12 6:00pm 2/03/12 6:00pm

Smack a Hockey Puck, Get an NFL Workout, Cross Tetris and Boggle, and…

If you want to be ripped like those NFL guys you're going to have to workout. Like all the time. You shouldn't even be reading this post. Quit your job and download an NFL player's workout app. Or if you're in Canada, go after a hockey puck. Forget it, I know we're all just gonna sit around and play video games on our… » 2/03/12 6:00pm 2/03/12 6:00pm

Edit Videos, Play a German Board Game, and Kick a Football FTW

Back in my day we would edit videos on a large table with razor blades, white gloves, and grease pencils. Ok, I'm not that old. But, if you told me 15 years ago you could edit video on a phone, I'd have called you a witch and burned you at the stake. Well, today we have two video editing apps on sale, and no one is… » 2/03/12 4:20pm 2/03/12 4:20pm