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  • Apple Brings Photos App To The OS X Public Beta Program

    Apple Brings Photos App To The OS X Public Beta Program

    Apple has launched the preview software of its upcoming Photos app for OS X in the public beta channel, using its new AppleSeed program that invites members of the general public to test Apple’s major software releases before they become more widely available. The Photos app debuted in the Developer Preview version of OS X back at the beginning of February, and we provided an early look… Read More

  • Cloze Debuts A Smart, Personal Assistant App For Managing Your Professional Relationships

    Cloze Debuts A Smart, Personal Assistant App For Managing Your Professional Relationships

    Cloze today is rolling out a new application aimed at business professionals. It promises a smarter view of your contacts by allowing you to automatically track email messages, phone calls, meetings, notes, social updates and more in a single application on iPhone, iPad and the web. The idea is to offer individuals whose business requires them to maintain relationships an easy way to… Read More

  • That’s A Wrap On The Atlanta And Boston TC Meetups!

    That’s A Wrap On The Atlanta And Boston TC Meetups!

    This week, TechCrunch had its world rocked by two very special cities on the East Coast. First we hit up Atlanta, where we felt true Southern Hospitality as ten startups pitched a packed audience at Prive night club. After a fierce debate, our expert panel of judges crowned Carlingo the winner, but not before we caught up with Yik Yak on stage. Carlingo is a service that handles the… Read More

  • New Data Shows Mobile Data Consumption Skyrocketing Following Snapchat Discover’s Launch

    New Data Shows Mobile Data Consumption Skyrocketing Following Snapchat Discover’s Launch

    Word has it that last month’s launch of Snapchat’s “Discover” feature, which connects the messaging app’s users to news stories and other media packaged in a way that’s ideal for consumption in quick bursts, has been driving millions of pageviews per day for its publishing partners. But the evidence pointing to Discover’s popularity has been… Read More

  • Withings Launches Android Support For Activité And Activité Pop

    Withings Launches Android Support For Activité And Activité Pop

    Withings has just broadened the reach of its smart watches, the Activité and the Activité Pop, as the Android version of the Withings HealthMate app now integrates with the new hardware. Withings launched the Activité line last year with a hope to bring a new look to the smart watch space. Read More

  • Former NFL Player Becomes Entrepreneur For Social Good

    Former NFL Player Becomes Entrepreneur For Social Good

    A six-foot, 185 pound NFL cornerback isn’t the type of tech co-founder expected to be pitching venture capitalists for seed money. Until now. Tech entrepreneur Reggie Howard played seven years in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins, until it was time to transition out and take the next step in his life. For most pro athletes the transition is difficult, Howard said… Read More

  • Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

    Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

    Tinder Plus, the dating app’s first step into the wonderful world of freemium monetization, will launch on Monday for $9.99, according to sources familiar with the matter. Tinder Plus includes at least one highly requested feature and a few others that are meant to add broader functionality to the service, which essentially boils down the usual online dating experience into a simple… Read More

  • Vimeo Finally Adds Chromecast Support Via Its iOS App

    Vimeo Finally Adds Chromecast Support Via Its iOS App

    Streaming video service Vimeo now works with Chromecast, the company announced this morning, making it one of the more high-profile services to support Google’s dongle-based media player which plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and allows you to “cast” video, photos, music and more from your phone or computer to your television’s big screen. The Vimeo integration… Read More

  • YC-Backed YesGraph Raises A Million To Build A Better Referral System For Mobile Apps

    YC-Backed YesGraph Raises A Million To Build A Better Referral System For Mobile Apps

    When launching a new consumer application, especially those in the social space, many developers today rely on an invite mechanism that has the app’s initial user base reaching out and recommending the app to their friends. But today, these invite systems are often fairly basic – they connect to a phone’s address book and then force the user to sift through their hundreds… Read More

  • Citymaps Raises $6M As Its Mapping App Goes Global

    Citymaps Raises $6M As Its Mapping App Goes Global

    Mapping startup Citymaps today announced a new $6 million funding round. The company’s app, which was previously available on iOS, also launched on Android, and it expanded its previously US-centric coverage to 80 million points of interest across the world. So why would you need another mapping app? Co-founder and President Aaron Rudenstine came by the TechCrunch office to demo Citymaps… Read More

  • Apple Brings Web-Based Pages, Numbers And Keynote Beyond The iCloud Beta

    Apple Brings Web-Based Pages, Numbers And Keynote Beyond The iCloud Beta

    Apple has added the web-based iWork, which works for anyone with an Apple ID for free on most modern browsers, to the main iCloud.com website. The previously beta-only iCloud offering makes Apple’s productivity suite accessible to anyone who either has, or signs up for a free Apple account, with full-featured office apps that allow for the creation and editing of text documents… Read More

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