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  • Acorns Is A Micro-Investment App That Does All The Thinking For You

    Acorns Is A Micro-Investment App That Does All The Thinking For You

    Investing for the future can be hard for a twenty-something. With restrictions like minimum account balances and commission fees that make it uneconomical to invest a few hundred bucks at a time, investing can almost feel impossible. Until today. Acorns is officially launching on the App Store to help anyone invest right from their smartphone. Read More

  • Roomlia Takes On HotelTonight With Mobile Hotel Reservations App

    Roomlia Takes On HotelTonight With Mobile Hotel Reservations App

    Today Roomlia has launched into the App Store to provide the fastest hotel booking on mobile. Started by two former Expedia employees, Michael Reichartz and Jim Ferguson, Roomlia offers discounted hotel rooms up to seven days in advance with only a few clicks to complete booking. Unlike Expedia and its counterparts, Roomlia links you directly with your chosen hotel the moment you book, as… Read More

  • Dojo App Offers A Highly Curated Guide To Days And Nights Out In London

    Dojo App Offers A Highly Curated Guide To Days And Nights Out In London

    When Robin Shimmin (CEO), Nicholas Dart (CTO) and Devran Karaca (COO) quit their well-paid day jobs — at Lotus F1, Deutsche Bank and Ernst & Young, respectively — to found Dojo, they had one thing on their mind: to solve the problem of finding something to do in London, a city all three had moved to after graduating together from Bristol University. Read More

  • Kdan Mobile’s Cloud-Based Apps Are An Alternative To Adobe Products

    Kdan Mobile’s Cloud-Based Apps Are An Alternative To Adobe Products

    Kdan Mobile wants to fill the space between Adobe’s mobile products and Evernote by providing cloud-based creativity and productivity apps for iOS and Android, like Animation Desk and NoteLedge, that are targeted toward amateur users and students. Read More

  • BiiSafe Buddy Is A Bluetooth Keyfob For Item-Tracking And Location Alerts

    BiiSafe Buddy Is A Bluetooth Keyfob For Item-Tracking And Location Alerts

    Finnish made BiiSafe Buddy, which was crowdfunded on Indiegogo, offers item tracking via Bluetooth and a location-sharing alerts feature geared towards families by turning the gizmo into a physical button to quickly share your location on a map with a chosen circle of loved ones. I gave it a road test for a few days to see whether the concept lives up to the promise. Read More

  • Clones Of “Flappy Bird” Sequel “Swing Copters” Flushed From App Stores

    Clones Of “Flappy Bird” Sequel “Swing Copters” Flushed From App Stores

    The mobile app stores are dealing with the app cloning problem at last, it seems. Earlier this week, “Flappy Bird” creator Dong Nguyen released the sequel to his insanely popular, but frustrating game, which had once led to dozens upon dozens clones from developers hoping to cash in on the trend. With Nguyen’s new game, “Swing Copters,” the cloners quickly… Read More

  • Secret Update Removes Photo Library Access As It Faces Renewed Claims It Isn’t So Anonymous

    Secret Update Removes Photo Library Access As It Faces Renewed Claims It Isn’t So Anonymous

    Secret has a new update out for Android, with an iOS equivalent arriving sometime next week. The app changes include the addition of Flickr image search, which requires the “exchange” of the ability to use pics from your photo library, in a move clearly designed to limit users from sharing potentially damaging pics of people they know. You can still take a pic on the fly and share… Read More

  • Product Hunt Briefly Banned From Reddit, Reinstated

    Product Hunt Briefly Banned From Reddit, Reinstated

    Product Hunt, the YC-backed social network for sharing links to interesting new startups and apps via a Reddit-like interface, has been banned from Reddit. We first got wind that links to Product Hunt could no longer be submitted to Reddit from a comment on a video published to YouTube by Google Ventures announcing that the search giant’s investment wing invested in Product… Read More

  • Facebook Rolls Out Analytics For App Links

    Facebook Rolls Out Analytics For App Links

    Today, Facebook is rolling out analytics for App Links, its initiative to make it easier for developers to link to specific content in partnership with Parse (which it purchased last year) and Mixpanel. The data available is still rather simple, but it’s a first step to convincing developers that they should use it to send traffic between apps. Read More

  • Instagram Starts Offering Essential Ad Tools At Last

    Instagram Starts Offering Essential Ad Tools At Last

    Facebook-owned Instagram is making itself more advertising-friendly today with the rollout of a suite of business tools aimed at brands which offer insights and analytics related to their use of the image-sharing network. Included in the suite are tools that show a business’s reach and impressions, as well as engagement, plus the performance of paid ad campaigns. Specifically… Read More

  • Camu Is A Beautiful, All-In-One Camera App, Photo Editor And Mobile Messenger

    Camu Is A Beautiful, All-In-One Camera App, Photo Editor And Mobile Messenger

    A new mobile application called Camu, launching today, is designed to serve as a lightweight replacement to the iPhone’s default camera app while also offering the ability for users to edit and share photos more easily after the fact, without having to switch between other applications. The app somewhat competes with long-time popular camera apps like Camera+ or Camera Awesome, but with… Read More

  • Felicis, Horizons Ventures Pour $3 Million Into The Vessyl Smart Cup

    Felicis, Horizons Ventures Pour $3 Million Into The Vessyl Smart Cup

    Mark One, the company behind the Vessyl smart cup, has today closed a $3 million seed round co-led by Felicis Ventures and Horizons Ventures The Vessyl is a cup that tracks your liquid consumption throughout the day, not only by volume but on a molecular level to monitor overall nutrition. When you’re in need of a glass of water, Vessyl will say so. When you’re pretty… Read More

  • Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps

    Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps

    U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this morning. That means mobile apps, including the number 1 most popular app Facebook, eat up more of our time than desktop usage or mobile web surfing, accounting for 52% of the time spent using digital media. Combined with mobile web… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Windows 9 Unveil Said To Be Coming September 30

    Microsoft’s Windows 9 Unveil Said To Be Coming September 30

    Windows 9 has been leaked, and seems to show a backing away from the aggressively touch-focused Windows 8, with a mini start menu and dropping of the Charms bar, but we’ll get a better look September 30, according to the Verge. The blog reports Microsoft is planning an official unveiling of what’s next for its desktop OS for that date, with a technology preview available for… Read More

  • Storytelling App Steller Becomes More Of A Social Network

    Storytelling App Steller Becomes More Of A Social Network

    A beautifully designed mobile storytelling app Steller was introduced earlier this year to deliver on a simple premise: that our smartphones can do more than serve as our cameras or a quick way to post images to social networks like Facebook or Instagram, they’re also capable of being creative devices. Today, the company is rolling out an upgraded version of its application, with… Read More

  • Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Remember Where You Parked Your Car

    Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Remember Where You Parked Your Car

    Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) that could indicate some additional functionality it’s building for its automotive-focused mobile features – the tech described offers a way for your iPhone to automatically record where you park your car, and then provide directions back to the vehicle, even if you have only intermittent GPS signal or any cell reception. The… Read More

  • Vemory Automatically Compiles Video Memories From Your Social Media Photos

    Vemory Automatically Compiles Video Memories From Your Social Media Photos

    It seems like everyone and their mom is making video montages. A year in the life of a baby from England. A year in the life of that new SNL actor Brooks Wheelan. But it takes quite a bit of dedication to actually edit those videos to perfection. That’s where Vemory comes in. Read More

  • Hailo Launches API For E-Hailing On The Same Day As Uber

    Hailo Launches API For E-Hailing On The Same Day As Uber

    Not to be left behind in the growing feud between Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and others, Hailo has launched a public API for its taxi hailing service, on the very same day Uber announced its own. The startup, which launched in 2011 in London but has since expanded to various cities across the UK, London and Canada, originally dealt in standard taxis vs. Uber’s black car focus, but has since… Read More

  • Kuddle, An Instagram With Training Wheels, Introduces Social Media To Kids

    Kuddle, An Instagram With Training Wheels, Introduces Social Media To Kids

    A new mobile application called Kuddle is introducing a safer way for kids to get introduced to social media, while still under a parent’s watchful eye. The photo-sharing app, which is like a more restricted version of Instagram, allows children to post and share photos with friends in a protected environment, safe from cyberbullying or unwanted connections from strangers. Founded in… Read More

  • Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

    Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

    With more than 100 million people watching Vines across the web each month, and over 1 billion loops every day, Vine has just released an update to the app that finally lets users import video from their camera. Twitter’s video sharing app has always required users to film new content directly within the app, using Vine’s once-unique hold-to-record feature. Now, Vine users can… Read More