Some apps are essential , and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there’s another class of app that gets less attention: the apps that are insanely useful to have in your back pocket on the rare occasions you need them. Here are 10 of our favorites.
A new study is out providing support to one of my favorite ideas in public policy — that the best way to deal with the challenge of homelessness is to give homeless people homes to live in. To some it sounds utopian and it’s natural to worry about the cost, but a great deal of evidence suggests that it would be cheaper to house the homeless than to let them languish on the streets and deal with the aftermath.
Thursday evening, SpaceX revealed an upgraded version of its Dragon spacecraft, capable of carrying up to seven people at a time.
Your Smartphone Will Get Even Smarter Graphene, with its perceived infinite laser-configurability as a motherboard, could morph into virtually any kind of computer.
Lookout Mobile Security’s app, available for Android and iOS, can now provide you a picture of just that, along with the face to which it’s attached, automatically via its Theft Alerts functionality. It may not help you retrieve your phone, but at least you’ll have a person’s face to associate with your ire.
If you’re looking to save money on mobile minutes, you call internationally, or you’re often someplace where the Wi-Fi is great but the 3G/4G is terrible, VoIP can be your best friend. Last week we asked for your picks , then looked at the five best mobile VoIP apps . Now we’re back to highlight the crowd favorite.