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Share your high score story with Ting for a chance to win

your high scoreThis June, we want to hear all about your proudest gaming moment. Have you unlocked every park on Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic? Are you way too deep into Candy Crush? Do all the rarest cats visit your yard in Neko Atsume? Maybe you’re a purist or a classic game connoisseur. We want to know.

Share an image of your gaming achievement and upload it to the form below. Then, tell us a bit about this moment. What made it great? How long were you working on it? Were all your friends impressed by your gaming dedication?

Whether you’re caught up in the chaos of Clash Royale or totally obsessed with 2048, we want to hear Your High Score story.

Best apps for making music for iPhone or Android

Unlock your inner rock star and start composing your own tunes. All you need is a smartphone and one of our favorite apps for making music. You can take your music with you on the go and work on your beats whenever inspiration strikes.

These apps let you build entire songs, sample instruments and drum kits, import files and use professional filters. We’ve included three apps for making music on iPhone as well as Android.

 


GarageBand for iOS

apps for making musicGarageBand is classic recording software for Mac enthusiasts. The GarageBand app does a good job of imitating the desktop version while stripping away details that on-the-go musicians rarely use. Some of the most important features packed into the app include:

  • Nine acoustic and electronic drum sounds
  • Live Loops for creating EDM templates
  • Virtual keyboards, synths, guitars and other instruments
  • Amp settings and effects
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    With a little patience, you can orchestrate detailed songs in GarageBand. You can also have the app record live playing to capture loose ideas that you want to revisit when you have more time.

     

    The best karaoke apps for connecting with friends

    We’ve rounded up three of the best karaoke apps around. Take your favorite power ballads on the go, sing duets and group tracks and connect with other karoke lovers around the world.

    The best karaoke apps have free and paid versions, so try a few out and see what interface and experience you prefer. Work on perfecting your pitch, gain followers and unlock coveted songs with Yokee, StarMaker and Smule.


    best karaoke appsKaraoke Sing & Record by Yokee

    Yokee’s app integrates with YouTube, scouring the massive streaming catalog for the best and hottest karaoke around.

    To get started with Yokee, just grab the free app in Apple App Store or Google Play, log in and select the type of music you like to sing. Yokee builds your songbook according to your preferences and matches you to your first song right away. You can add audio effects like echo and record, re-record yourself and listen to your friends’ performances.

    Browse the songbook by genre or search for a specific track. As Yokee integrates with YouTube, it gives users the most in terms of free music access. You can share or save your performance on Yokee and navigate through a feed of other performers. If you’re looking for inspiration, the Rising Stars stream showcases popular users doing impressive renditions of karaoke classics and top 40 hits.

    With the VIP version you get unlimited access to VIP songs, unlimited saves, shares and listens to your performances. It’s totally ad-free and you can access your Yokee account from multiple devices.

    Save on smartphone mobile data with the free Cut Your Data ebook

    Lowering your cellular data usage is much easier than you think. The major carriers want you to believe that an unlimited plan is necessary in this day and age, but how much mobile data do you really need?

    You can have an identical smartphone experience with a much lower bill just by taking advantage of data saving features in popular apps and using Wi-Fi where available.

    The comprehensive Cut your Data ebook helps you understand how your mobile data is being used and how to take control of said usage. The book starts with an audit of how much data you’re using today, whether you’re on iPhone or Android. Next, we jump into some general data saving strategies before taking a look at how to limit data usage in all the popular apps and services used today, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

    You should totally download it… If only for the horoscopes on the last page.

    If you’re thirsty for more info, check out our complete list of guides and tutorials on ways to lower mobile data usage and save on your cell phone bill.

    Grab the PDF Book

    Six (more) simple tips to save money on smartphone mobile data

    You’re probably using more mobile data than you need to. If you’re overpaying for an unlimited plan, by all means use as much as you possibly can. If you’ve realized that there’s a smarter way to do mobile though, then read on.

    If you’re not interested in using your smartphone less, don’t sweat it! Often, all it takes is switching on a setting or scheduling a download to cut your monthly mobile data usage by half.

    Our first six simple tips to save on mobile data post garnered a ton of helpful reader tips and feedback. So, we’re doing the redux!

    Following is a list of popular apps that include options to reduce the amount of data sent across a mobile network. We also include a section on Google’s universal toggle for disabling mobile data, so if you’re only interested in one data saving tip today, make it this one!

    Five things you didn’t know Google Assistant could do

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    Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

    Google Assistant, Android’s official voice command software (available for iOS in the Apple App Store), is a useful tool that has been impressing us more and more through each update it brings.

    You may think it’s only used to input voice-to-text in messages, emails and Google searches, but there’s much more under the hood than you might expect. We’ve been keeping tabs on the powerful features in Google Assistsnt and decided to list some valuable tricks that you may not have heard about.

    Whether you’re navigating across town, listening to music or looking to go out for a meal, Google Assistant can not only make things easier, but enhance your life on a daily basis.

    If you’re not able to get the “OK Google” voice action to work, you may need to turn the feature on in the Google Assistant settings page. To enable this:

    Open the Google app (called googlenowGoogle in the app drawer) > Tap the menuiconmenu button in the top left > SettingsVoice > “Ok Google” detection > Enable Always on or From any screen


    Learn more in the full article