Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • The Year Of Mobile Payments

    The Year Of Mobile Payments

    Ask most people what the state of mobile payments is today, and they’ll tell you it’s just kicking off. With Facebook announcing the option to ‘send money to friends’ via messenger and the release of Apple Pay last year, 2015 has excitedly been dubbed “The Year of Mobile Payments.” Yet what most people don’t realise is that these services are… Read More

  • What The Apple Watch Could Be

    What The Apple Watch Could Be

    What is the Apple Watch? The simple answer is Apple’s first smartwatch. In fact Apple calls it its “most personal device ever”. But early reviewers have wrestled with the raison d’être of the Apple Watch. Read More

  • With Hykoo, You Can Combine Video And Text To Create 12-Second Short Films

    With Hykoo, You Can Combine Video And Text To Create 12-Second Short Films

    Despite all the mobile video apps out there, Gary Krieg said there’s still something missing — a need he’s trying to fill with his new app Hykoo. See, Vine has created its own set of stars, and Meerkat and Periscope offer new platforms for livestreaming, but Krieg pitched Hykoo as an attempt to build an Instagram for video (which, yes, Instagram itself is also doing ). Read More

  • Microsoft Promises ‘Universal’ Office App For Phones Running Windows 10 This Month

    Microsoft Promises ‘Universal’ Office App For Phones Running Windows 10 This Month

    Microsoft promised this morning to release by the end of April a set of Office applications that it calls “Universal” for smartphones running Windows 10. The company has a two-prong productivity strategy in place for Windows: Office 2016 for desktop use, and, for all other Windows 10 experiences, its touch-focused Office Universal apps. The latter apps, according to Microsoft… Read More

  • Trio Lets You Mash Up Your Own Media With GIFs, Vines, Music And More

    Trio Lets You Mash Up Your Own Media With GIFs, Vines, Music And More

    If you spend entirely too much time creating, searching for and sharing the best GIFs and Vines with your friends, then you might get a kick out of a new mobile application called Trio. The app allows you to mash up media in order to create unique “remixes” that combine photos, videos, GIFs and music pulled from a variety of public sources, as well as from your own Camera Roll. Read More

  • Twitter Makes It Easier For Developers To Add Timelines To Mobile Apps

    Twitter Makes It Easier For Developers To Add Timelines To Mobile Apps

    Twitter this week rolled out new features to its mobile developer platform, Fabric, aimed at expanding access to Twitter timelines from third-party applications. With an update to Twitter Kit, the platform component that lets developers authenticate users via Twitter and showcase tweet embeds within apps, developers are now also able to integrate Twitter timelines within their iOS or… Read More

  • Amazon Shuts Down TestDrive, The Appstore Feature That Let You Try Apps Before Downloading

    Amazon Shuts Down TestDrive, The Appstore Feature That Let You Try Apps Before Downloading

    Amazon is shutting down TestDrive, one of the differentiating features of the Amazon Appstore which allowed consumers to test out new applications ahead of purchase. The feature was introduced back in March 2011 alongside the launch of the Appstore itself, where it then utilized a browser-based emulated instance of Android running in the cloud. This let consumers control an application… Read More

  • Snapchat Is Paying Ex-Apple Exec Scott Forstall 0.11% To Be An Advisor

    Snapchat Is Paying Ex-Apple Exec Scott Forstall 0.11% To Be An Advisor

    A leaked email from the Sony Pictures hack indicates Snapchat set aside .11% of its stock for former Apple head of iOS Scott Forstall to be an advisor. Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures’ CEO, is a Snapchat board member, so when his email was stolen by hackers protesting the release of The Interview, sensitive Snapchat information came to light. WikiLeaks recently made those emails easier… Read More

  • EyeEm Raises $18M To Expand Its Photo Marketplace

    EyeEm Raises $18M To Expand Its Photo Marketplace

    Photo-sharing startup EyeEm has raised $18 million to accelerate the expansion of its recently launched photo marketplace, CEO Flo Meissner announced on Medium this afternoon. EyeEm’s marketplace leverages the app’s social aspect to generate content that feels truer than most stock photography, giving even amateur photographers a chance to monetize their hobby. To help find… Read More

  • Google’s Mobile Search Results On Android Now Prompt Users To Install Apps With Relevant Content

    Google’s Mobile Search Results On Android Now Prompt Users To Install Apps With Relevant Content

    Google’s mobile search results on Android will now prompt you to install mobile apps that feature content relevant to your search query. This essentially turns Google’s mobile search results page into an app discovery service and will likely be a major boon for mobile developers. Read More

  • Twitter Is Winning The Live Streaming Battle

    Twitter Is Winning The Live Streaming Battle

    Following its acquisition of live streaming app Periscope, Twitter has been actively fighting to make sure its service beats that of independent competitor Meerkat, which had a slightly earlier start. In recent weeks, Twitter has made changes to cut off Meerkat’s access to Twitter’s social graph, and even began pushing celebrities and publishers to stop using Meerkat. Those… Read More