Smartphone Guide

From the ever-popular iPhone to Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets, LAPTOP reviews the best smartphones of 2014 to help you compare models and determine which smartphone to buy. We also help you make the most of your handset by picking the best smartphone apps and accessories while providing helpful tips.

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We Now Spend More Time on Apps Than PCs

Whatever you want to do, there's an app for that. And as people rely on apps more and more, they are slowly moving away from desktops and devoting more time to mobile software. A new Comscore study fo...

How to Get Android Alerts on Your PC

Our Android phones carry a lot of information and useful apps. And with those apps come notifications. But, we don't always get those notifications -- particularly if we've stepped away from our devi...

Amazon Local Register Challenges Square Payments

Amazon dipped its toes into set-top boxes, streaming music and even smartphones this year, and now the retail giant seems poised to conquer mobile payments. The company just launched Amazon Local Regi...

25 Best Android Apps

The Google Play store offers more than 1 million apps. Talk about a daunting number. The thought of sifting through that selection to find the 40 or so apps you'll actually ever download probably frie...

10 Best Math Apps

For many people, mathematical formulas and theorems can make their brains hurt. Thankfully, apps can arm students of all ages with powerful tools that make math less of a mystery, from graphing calculators to algebra tutors.

15 Best iPhone Apps You're Not Using

Chances are, your iPhone is already loaded with favorites like Facebook, Spotify and "Angry Birds," but there's a wealth of exciting software to be found when you dig a bit deeper. The App Store is lo...

Notifyr App Brings All iPhone Alerts To Macs Screens

  Put your phone away while at work on your Mac and never miss a message. That's thanks to a new app for iOS and Macs called Notifyr. It brings iOS updates to your Mac's screen so you don't ha...

Awesome Addappt Contacts App Comes to Android

If you've changed your phone number in the last 10 years or so, you know what a pain it is to try and remember all the people you need to tell, and make sure they have the right data. Now Androidusers have an app that will do that for them.

How to Block Someone With Extreme Prejudice

  Whether you've just ended a toxic relationship, or have had just about enough of an annoying acquaintance, there are times when it is necessary to cut ties with someone completely. Unfortuna...

Foursquare Debuts Swarm App to Find Your Friends

Foursquare is dividing into two. The company has announced a new app called Swarm that will take over the check-in portion of its service along with plans to revamp the original Foursquare into an intuitive discovery and recommendation service..