Want to spend quality time with your friends? Here are a few free apps that you can download, and play with your friends.

There are apps you have on your phone that you never use and you have apps you need but never realize what they are or how they can be used. Ever stumbled upon a particular mobile app and wondered why you haven’t been using it your entire life? That’s a shared experience – everyone has that one app. The Week brings you a list of some applications you may not have on your phone right now but could definitely use.

Facebook has just blocked a truckload of apps from accessing its user's data.

Must have apps

July 6, 2018 09:06 am

From games to photo editing tools, there is a lot that we keep on our phones. Our smartphones would be pretty useless without the many apps we download on a regular basis from the Google Play Store or the App Store. Often what we download is based on recommendations or ratings.

Women on dating apps like Tinder are more often looking for confirmation of being attractive, whereas men desire for casual sex and short-term relationships, a study has found. “Women use dating apps to feel better about themselves more than men do,” Mons Bendixen, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Being perceived as a potential partner by other users is regarded as positive, he said.

Must have apps

May 25, 2018 07:47 am

If you want to make the most of your smartphone, these are some apps we recommend you must have on your phone.

KATHMANDU, May 23: It is not surprising to see a teenager or anyone in their early twenties to hover around their cell phones and using various social media applications. Doing so, they are not only having fun but are also adherently growing their network with other fellow social media users.

SEATTLE, March 28:  Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.

The 12 Best Healthy Eating Apps

March 16, 2018 11:35 am

Improve your diet with the help of these healthy eating apps

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: Nearly an hour of 20-year-old Jenish Shrestha's day is spent on speaking to his friends over the phone.

Apps for every Bookworm

November 17, 2017 11:55 am

Sometimes all you need is a good book. But then again, having said that, these days there are some rather nifty ways to elevate the reading experience. You don’t even need to gather a lot of thing around you. Along with that cup of tea or coffee, turns out all you need are some clever tools on your phone. Now, of course, most of us already know about the likes of Good Reads, Scribd, Kindle, Wattpad, and such but there are more.

MUMBAI (Reuters), Nov 4: Disabled Indians are finding love and tips for everyday life on mobile apps and chat groups, as technology helps level the field for a community that is often stigmatized and ignored.

Apps for the smart traveler

September 22, 2017 10:14 am

Back in the day, a well-equipped traveller would require things like maps, translation books, guidebooks and then a note book to jot down necessary information. And let’s not forget the big bag to carry all these things as well. But this is you planning a trip in 2017. Best believe that you don’t have to bother with these things anymore. Technology has helped make our lives way more compact and it applies to our travelling experience as well.

Kathmandu, August 10: The Supreme Court has introduced the Supreme Court Mobile Apps in a bid to ensure people's convenient access to justice.

When it comes to one’s security, anyone hardly would want to make any compromises. Whether it is about securing one’s privacy or protecting the gadget from any sort of threat, people do look out for safe measures. Republica here talked to a few people to ask about the security apps they prefer to install in order to secure their smartphones from any kind of threat.

More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets.

With the advancement in information and communication technologies, smartphone applications and websites have become the people’s go-to guides. Whether it is for work or just simple tasks, these applications and websites have made our works much easier and efficient. Republica talked to a few people about their favorite applications, or websites, and how have they helped them work efficiently.

BEIJING, Jan 24: China's internet supervisors have taken down more than 5,500 illegal apps for disseminating pornographic and violent content among other things, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

Researchers from Northwestern University in the United States found that 13 speedy mini-apps called 'IntelliCare' significantly reduced 50 percent depression and anxiety in participants, who used the apps on their smartphones up to four times a day using psychotherapy or with antidepressant medication.

Don’t count on smartphone health apps in an emergency. A review shows many don’t warn when you’re in danger.

App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 20, 2016:

Apps for every reader

September 23, 2016 01:00 am

Whether you want to bring your entire collection to a trip with you, or you want to re-read your favorite trilogy in digital form on the morning commute to work, there’s a great reading app available for you.

Apps for the news junkie

September 15, 2016 08:54 am

A news aggregator app simply uses the web feeds from other online publishers (websites, blogs, social networking sites and vlogs) and redistributes them in the app for users to read.

With escalating number of apps, Sensor Tower’s report emphasizes that Apple needs to gear up new policies and techniques so that new app developers don’t face discover ability challenges.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: US Embassy Youth Council has launched mobile apps and website to provide information about construction of quake-resistant houses.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Smartphone use in Nepal is increasing and that has influenced the increasing number of Nepali android apps.

Gaming industry is still in its infancy in Nepal. Karuwa apps, a Nepali company is led by Gopal Chitaure. They won Gameathon 2015, organized by MIC Nepal and UNICEF Nepal. In a chit-chat with Republica, the CEO shared about the gaming company’s evolution, their current ventures, and the future plans they have and beyond.

Free apps for filmmakers

July 7, 2016 10:55 am

KATHMANDU, July 6: You are an aspiring filmmaker, one who has rich ideas and awesome stories to tell. But filmmaking is an expensive endeavor; it takes a lot of time and burns a large hole in your pocket.