LOS ANGELES — Snap, Inc., the parent company of the Snapchat app, had a rough first year on Wall Street. Consumers couldn't have cared less. The Bitmoji app, owned by Snap, came in at No. 1 on Apple's annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by Snapchat in second place. Last year, Snapchat was the top app of the year, and Bitmoji, which can be used to create avatars that slip into Snaps and e-mails, wasn't in the top 10. As with years past, consumers mostly gravitated towards familiar favorites.The rest of the top 10 include:—3. YouTube (up from No. 6 in 2016). Video viewing. —4.Facebook Messenger (No. 2 last year). Chat.—5. Instagram (5th place, like in 2016). Photo sharing.—6. Facebook (No. 6 again). Social network.—7. Google Maps (No. 7 again). Navigation.—8. Netflix, (up from No. 9). Video viewing. —9. Spotify (up from No. 10). Music streaming. —10. Uber, which … [Read more...] about These were the most downloaded Apple apps of 2017
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Q: I didn't pay for the Wi-Fi on a recent flight, but the Google apps on my phone worked anyway. How could that happen?A: For some time now, travel bloggers have noted that flights offering Gogo's inflight Wi-Fi would let them use Google's mobile apps without paying that air-to-ground service's usual rates, from $5 an hour to $16 a day if purchased in advance.I saw this firsthand on a United Airlines flight last October. (Gogo also sells domestic connectivity on Alaska, American, Delta, US Airways and Virgin America.) I thought I'd check the status of a connecting flight on my phone's browser — access to the airline's site was free — and was puzzled to see new messages appearing in its Gmail app.The reason seems to lie in the way Gogo's website, also always free over its Wi-Fi, employs Google's AdSense, DoubleClick and Google Analytics tracking services to monitor your use. You can see and control their activity and that of other third-party apps by installing the free … [Read more...] about Use Google apps over Gogo Wi-Fi for free
Hey Suns fans, keep tabs on your favorite NBA team.Download our new Suns XTRA app for your iPhone or Android device to get the latest news and analysis from Paul Coro as well as columnists Dan Bickley and Paola Boivin. Go to the Apple app store to download the app for your iPhone or iPad. Go to the Google Play store to download the app for your android device.You can also check out scores, schedules, stats and a live game tracker for all Suns games. … [Read more...] about Phoenix Suns XTRA app: Get latest news, scores, photos
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High school football season is here at last, and we want to make sure you're getting all the info you need to follow along.By signing up for our sports push alerts, you'll get up to the minute updates on our Friday night and Saturday games! Here's how to sign up:Download the appFirst and foremost you will need to download the app. You can do this by searching for the Asbury Park Press in the App Store or Google Play. Need more high school football in your life? Sign up for our Red Zone Report e-newsletter now to get the scores and the videos, the passion and the grit from Friday night football at the Shore delivered to your inbox Friday nights. Subscribe!You know you want to. And not only will it benefit you for high school football, but you also get all of the latest Monmouth and Ocean County news right on your phone! Set up your notificationsOnce you're all set up in the app you'll want to make sure you have your push notifications set up to get high school … [Read more...] about Get all your high school football updates with Asbury Park Press app, Red Zone newsletter!
This isn’t the first time Google has asked you to spend a grand or more for one of its own cloud and browser-based Chrome OS laptops. The Pixelbook, though, might just be the first pricey Google-branded Chromebook to legitimately tempt you to part with such a lofty sum.Chromebooks are their own breed of computer, of course, distinct from the Mac or Windows PCs. They rely on Google's Chrome operating system and--most of the time-- an Internet connection where the files and apps, several but not all from Google, typically reside. Pixelbook is a beautiful, thin and well-constructed 2 ½ pound aluminum and glass piece of hardware, with a 360-degree hinge that lets you fold the thing into a tablet, prop it up to watch a movie, or use more conventionally like any laptop. It is, for lack of a better way of putting it, a 4-in-1.I immediately took to the full size backlit Qwerty keyboard I used to produce this column, comfortably resting … [Read more...] about Google Pixelbook is an impressive Chromebook. But is it worth $1,000?
Are you feeling lonely? There's an app for that. If you're ever bored and alone there are plenty of bizarre apps available online that will entertain you to a certain extent. If you're just lonely these apps will also offer some comfort, or so according to their descriptions. Hundreds of apps like Pocket Boyfriend and Back Talk — which have avatars talking back to you — have been launched by developers over the years, and even though they are just silly apps that make no sense, they manage to stay on the market. These next 9 apps may seem hokey, but they do exist and have been downloaded by many users on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. HUG! // Free // iOS This app allows users to send hugs to friends and family. Now you're probably wondering, "How can a phone hug me?" Well, it doesn't. Your phone will simply vibrate when you place it on your chest to simulate the heartbeat of another person when they hug you. The idea of the app is pretty corny, but … [Read more...] about 10 apps to use when you’re feeling bored and lonely