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Siempo’s new app will break your smartphone addiction

A new app called Siempo wants to un-addict you from your smartphone and its numerous attention-stealing apps. To do so, Siempo replaces an Android device’s homescreen, while also taking advantag

Google’s Pixel smartphones get a new look with Pixel Launcher

Google’s just-revealed Pixel smartphones will feature a new user interface designed to make it easier to access Google’s Assistant – the now smarter, virtual helper that aims to one-up Siri

Evie brings instant search to Android

Most smartphone users download zero apps per month, and only tend to use around a half-dozen of their installed apps on a regular basis. Meanwhile, there are millions of native applications available

Launcher lets you create iOS widgets that display or hide based on day, time or location

You may remember Launcher as the once-banned iOS widget that Apple booted from the App Store after its approval, then months later allowed back in. The problem Apple had with the app, seemingly, is t

Launcher, The Banned iOS Widget That Let You Launch Other Apps, Is Back

With iOS 8, Apple introduced a way for mobile applications to add widgets to its Notification Center that offered snapshots of information, like today's weather, stock quotes, headlines, and more. But

APUS Wants To Make Your Android Phone An iPhone With Its Launcher App

APUS Group's Android launcher app, which aims to bridge the gap between Android and iOS, has reached 30 million downloads in four months. Less than 10% of its users are in China, which is quite a feat

Jolla Does Angry Birds Themed Android Launcher To Fling Its Sailfish OS Further

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone startup that expanded the MeeGo open source project into its own Sailfish OS, has released its first Android launcher -- to give users of Google's mobile platform a taste

Apple Rejects Launcher, The App That Lets You Launch Other Apps From iOS 8 Notification Center

Apple doesn’t care for apps that let you launch other apps directly from the Notification Center, and has pulled one of the first apps to take advantage of this new functionality now available

Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz & Others Put $1.8M Into Aviate, An Intelligent Homescreen For Android

Facebook is not the only company to invest in development of products that take better advantage of the Android homescreen. South Korean messaging app KakaoTalk also recently announced its intentions