Cell Phone Apps

Many people now look to their phone for quick information about their location, bank account or the nearest restaurant. Explore some of the most popular cell phone apps and the best ways to use them.

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If your iPhone's home screen is getting out of control with apps, hide some of them. It's easy and your phone will never look better.

By Talon Homer

Before you hit the road, download these six apps to make your journey even more successful.

By Alia Hoyt

You probably had no idea your favorite weather app is probably collecting and selling your data. In fact, it's very lucrative. So how do you fight back?

By Sydney Murphy


Birding is a lot easier with the Merlin app, which can coach you though your first bird identification adventure. From there, it's simple.

By Jesslyn Shields

Tired of getting spam calls on your phone? You may wish to install an app like Nomorobo that says it can stop unwanted calls. But how does it work?

By Chris Pollette

Our beginner's guide to how Cash App works will have you sending and receiving money from your digital wallet like a pro in no time.

By Rhiannon Ball

Want to throw someone off your tracks? A GPS spoofing app is the best way to do it. Here's how it works for both android and iPhone.

By Nathan Chandler


A new, always-on app harnesses the power of your smartphone's motion-sensing accelerometer to crowdsource earthquake detection.

By Laurie L. Dove

This app, which is supposed to locate your cell phone, has sent more than one person to the same wrong house. But why?

By Dave Roos

Soon, the state trooper at your car window might ask you for your vehicle registration, proof of insurance — and your smartphone.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Strolling along with your attention focused on your smartphone screen is a recipe for disaster. Well, there's an app for that.

By Bernadette Johnson


Mobile e-commerce is all the rage these days. So is the argument over mobile apps versus the Web. So which is the better option for online shopping on the go: a company's app, or its Web site?

By Jonathan Strickland

Millions of people enjoy the games and other applications on Facebook. But to participate, they have to give the apps permission. Do the developers have something up their sleeves?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

You may use your iPhone for everything from paying for groceries to helping you with your taxes, but it can also help you when you're out boating. Hurricane warnings? Yeah, there's an app for that.

By Linda C. Brinson

These days, smartphones are mini computing devices that suck up power like nobody's business. Are battery-saving apps the cure for power-hungry phones?

By Nathan Chandler


That certainly is a cute picture of your pup. Thanks to file-sharing apps like Dropbox, you can bust that photo out on even more mobile devices. Your co-workers and friends are going to be thrilled!

By Robert Lamb

Remember when you used to keep friends and family updated during your travels by dropping postcards in the mail with a hastily scribbled "Wish you were here!" Now, you can do just that just by using your iPhone.

By Linda C. Brinson

They say you can't get something for nothing, which is why free-texting apps seem like they'd have to be a scam. But are they?

By Patrick J. Kiger

Rooting allows you to tweak your Android smartphone settings to your heart's desire, via apps. We'll share 10 of our favorites with you in this article.

By Nathan Chandler


Social networks have cropped up to fill almost any and every niche market, and singles hoping to flirt and connect with other singles drive a number of them. But is it dangerous to use dating networks?

By Wesley Fenlon

What if you could send a postcard that talks? Or maybe even sings? With the help of your iPhone and this app, it's possible.

By Patrick J. Kiger

Taking our music everywhere with us has become a way of life. But what music apps are the best for your mobile device?

By John Kelly

While we'd never advocate using your cell phone in the theater, we do love a bunch of apps geared at movie maniacs. Here are 10.

By Nicholas Gerbis


The Google mobile phone app was designed to make life just a little bit easier, and its functionality doesn't disappoint.

By Sara Elliott

No matter which device you have, Facebook's likely got you covered. Find out how to get (and how to get the most out of) the Facebook mobile app.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler