Apps

  • Mac Calendar App Fantastical Gets An Upgrade And A Bigger Price Tag

    Mac Calendar App Fantastical Gets An Upgrade And A Bigger Price Tag

    Fantastical, one of the more popular calendaring applications designed for Apple users on iOS and Mac, has this morning rolled out its long-anticipated upgrade to its Mac app with the release of Fantastical 2. The upgraded app has been designed exclusively for OS X Yosemite, and supports a number of Yosemite features, including a Today Widget, Action and Share extensions, and Handoff support… Read More

  • Fan TV’s New App Is A Must-Have For Cord Cutters

    Fan TV’s New App Is A Must-Have For Cord Cutters

    As a cord cutter, one of the ongoing challenges is figuring out which shows and movies are available for streaming on services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Hulu and others, and which are only available as paid downloads. A company called Fan TV is today introducing a new mobile application that will go a long way to help address this problem, by allowing you to search and save… Read More

  • Indiegogo Darling Canary Hits Best Buy For $249

    Indiegogo Darling Canary Hits Best Buy For $249

    Canary, the all-in-one smart home monitoring system that launched on Indiegogo in summer of 2013, is today available in retail locations for the first time. This is a relatively big deal considering just how few crowd-funded hardware products ever make it out of the lab and into a retail location. It took Canary, complete with Indiegogo and venture funding, more than 18 months to get in front… Read More

  • 47 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Winter 2015 Demo Day 2

    47 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Winter 2015 Demo Day 2

    Y Combinator got so big, it had to split its Demo Day in two. During today’s second wave we saw a variety of promising biotech, marketplace, enterprise, and financial tech startups. Yesterday we chronicled 50 consumer, B2B, developer, and hardware companies. With bigger and bigger batches, the on-stage pitches are getting more bombastic as YC’s startups compete for attention. Yet… Read More

  • Zendo Is My New Favorite Secure Messaging App

    Zendo Is My New Favorite Secure Messaging App

    How does a new secure messaging app stand out in such a crowded space? By making something that’s super easy to use. And also by using a type of encryption that technically cannot be cracked. Yet which has been overlooked by cryptographers for decades… Read More

  • Cities Take Lead On App Development

    Cities Take Lead On App Development

    What kinds of apps do cities need? This is a key question that cities have been asking themselves and answering in a range of ways in recent years. Before we even can truly answer that question though, it’s key to understand the important role of cities in everyday life. We wake up in our home in a city, walk in a city, bike in a city, commute to work or school in a city, frequent… Read More

  • Inklet App For Force Touch Trackpads Review

    Inklet Adds Pressure Sensitive Drawing To Macs With Force Touch Trackpads

    A new app update from Ten One Design available today brings pressure sensitive input via the new Force Touch trackpad to any drawing app on your Mac. Inklet 1.6, the latest version of adds support for the pressure sensitivity features of the new Mac input hardware, which ships on the most recent 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, as well as the upcoming all-new 12-inch MacBook. Inklet has been… Read More

  • Tandem Lane’s App Makes It Easy To Share Photos Offline

    Tandem Lane’s App Makes It Easy To Share Photos Offline

    Because grandma and grandpa may not be using Facebook, a new startup called Tandem Lane is launching a mobile application today that allows families to stay better connected with members of the older generation by turning photos into beautiful and fun postcards you can mail to anyone for a small fee. The idea is to help people share their favorite moments with others offline just as quickly… Read More

  • Deeplink.Me Moves Into Google Territory With AppWords, A Deep Link Mobile Search And Ad Platform

    Deeplink.Me Moves Into Google Territory With AppWords, A Deep Link Mobile Search And Ad Platform

    Here comes one more use case for deep linking — the technology that lets mobile apps reach outside of their respective walled gardens so that users can search and navigate between specific places within them. Israel’s Deeplink.me, one of the startups developing services based on the technology, is today launching AppWords, a mobile search and ad platform that uses keywords… Read More

  • E-Book Startup Oyster Hires Jeannie Mun As Its First CFO

    E-Book Startup Oyster Hires Jeannie Mun As Its First CFO

    Oyster, a Netflix-style service for e-books, has brought on its first chief financial officer, Jeannie Mun. Before joining Oyster, Mun spent a lot of time in the ad world, having recently served as CFO at ad company MediaMath, and before that working as vice president of finance and strategy at ad software company Operative. Read More

  • Apple Blazes A Trail With Streaming Route Sharing Patent

    Apple Blazes A Trail With Streaming Route Sharing Patent

    Apple has a new patent that could result in interesting use cases, including getting directions from a robot scouting ahead, or live route information from your local friend while visiting an unfamiliar city. The new patent (via AppleInsider) describes the sharing of live path tracking between devices, which goes beyond the kind of location sharing in Find My Friends by giving you an evolving… Read More