When you think of the 1980s, certain catchphrases come to mind: "Where's the beef?" "I'll be back!" and "Everybody have fun tonight/Everybody Wang Chung tonight." Even if you're too young to get the final reference, you've probably heard it on a host of CBS shows like "Two and a Half Men," "How I Met Your Mother," "The Big Bang Theory," and many more programs and films. Wang Chung, whose most memorable singles include "Dance Hall Days," "To Live and Die … Read more
Although the e-commerce space is set to see strong sales in the US this year, a large portion of that success will be due to smartphones and tablets.
Total e-commerce spending this holiday shopping season is expected to rise by 15 percent to $61.8 billion, new data from research firm eMarketer shows. Shoppers on smartphones and tablets will account for 16 percent of all purchases made through e-commerce sites. In 2011 and 2012, mobile's contribution to sales stood at 7 percent and 11 percent, respectively.
Perhaps more importantly to e-commerce sites, eMarketer expects mobile shoppers to accelerate their … Read more
Formerly known as Read It Later, Pocket is one of the most popular apps on Android. It provides an easy way of saving news articles and other items to your account, so you can pick them up for reading at a more convenient time. And because it syncs your data with the cloud, you can even use it to pick up your reading on a different device. Pocket is short-term bookmarking at its finest, and now, it's coming to Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
One of Pocket's coolest features, which will absolutely be making its way to the … Read more
School is different these days, with students sooner pulling out a 10-inch tablet to take notes than a sheet of loose-leaf paper and pen. Heck, even calculators are a rare sight to see in the modern classroom, with multifunction mobile apps serving as adequate replacements. With these sorts of changes in mind, I've put together a list of Android tablet apps to help you stay ahead of the game in school. All of them are useful for different reasons, and all of them are free to download.
There are a lot of apps out there claiming to be the best at helping you save money by finding deals. Unfortunately, the app can't control the fact that humans forget things. So even though you printed that $5-off coupon, it doesn't mean you will remember to use it.
Clipless is one of those apps that really makes your smartphone feel "smart." Whenever you are at a place that offers a deal or coupon, the app will alert you. You don't have to worry about remembering what you had a coupon for, Clipless knows … Read more
One relationship is fractured, another is revisited, and another is publicly unveiled. Audiences can expect that and more on tonight's season finale of TV Land's "The Exes," which premieres Wed., Aug. 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Download.com caught up with series regular Wayne Knight (who plays jaded homebody Haskell Lutz), best known for playing manic mail carrier, Newman on "Seinfeld," Det. John Correli in "Basic Instinct," and villainous computer network engineer Dennis Nedry in "Jurassic Park," about "The Exes"' season finale, his favorite apps, … Read more
Google has been rolling out steady improvements to the Chrome Beta for Android app. While the update from this last week was primarily focused on adding support for gestures, a new feature popped up in the chrome://flags area (where you can enable and disable experimental features).
There's now a flag for enabling the new New Tab page (a name that definitely needs work). The most recent version of the New Tab puts a convenient Google search box for text and voice right at your fingertips each time you open a new tab. Most visited Web sites are … Read more
As Sharon Vaknin recently pointed out, unlimited data plans are in short supply. You may have a 2GB or 4GB data limit because the next package up is either too much data, or doesn't fit in your budget. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to enjoy your smartphone to the fullest.
One of the first things you should do on a limited data plan is find ways to conserve data. But what if you've followed all the tips for saving data, and you still seem to be running out too quickly? There … Read more
John Waite's new live album, "Live All Access," was not a planned release. But after the "Missing You" singer and former Babys and Bad English frontman discovered that he and his band's performances were so enhanced by the addition of new, hard-edge guitar player, Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper, Skid Row, and Slash), he wanted to capture it. Once Waite heard their explosive onstage synergy in the recordings, however, he knew they had to be shared with the world.
In an era of auto-tune and overdubs, "Live All Access" harkens back to a … Read more
Pandora's mobile app for iOS and Android has been updated with a new feature for tired users.
The company on Thursday announced that its app, version 4.5 for the mobile platforms, now supports a Sleep Timer. Pandora says that the feature was one of the most-requested options from users.
With help from Sleep Timer, users can determine how long they want music to play as they are falling asleep. After the timer is up, the music turns off.
The addition to the app might be helpful for users, but it's also self-serving for Pandora. The company pays … Read more