Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Adobe Touch Workspaces Show What The Microsoft Surface Can Be With A True Creative Focus

    Adobe Touch Workspaces Show What The Microsoft Surface Can Be With A True Creative Focus

    Adobe’s Touch Workspaces are new UI tools for Illustrator and Photoshop that were introduced in the CC 2014 update of those applications, providing a friendly interface for touch devices with high resolution screens, like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. While the potential audience for these software tweaks may be small, in practice they provide a lot of benefit for any digital artists… Read More

  • As Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

    As Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

    Google is reportedly eyeing up an acquisition of Softcard to expand Google Wallet services to more points of sale with retailers; but it also wants to grow its position in the wider world of mobile-based transactions to compete with the likes of PayPal, by way of its Instant Buy API. Originally launched for Android in 2013, today the Instant Buy API is taking a step forward: Google is looking… Read More

  • TC AppleCast 2: Apple Watch Battery Bingo And iPad Stylus

    TC AppleCast 2: Apple Watch Battery Bingo And iPad Stylus

    On the second ever TechCrunch AppleCast, Darrell Etherington and Kyle Russell discuss the Apple Watch and its battery life, as potentially revealed by leaks this week. We also touch on analyst reports claiming that a 12.9-inch iPad will also include an Apple-made stylus accessory option, and dive into a closer look at Copyfeed, a handy iOS utility. Finally, we preview the week to come… Read More

  • Kredo Helps You Make Your Portfolio Fancy

    Kredo Helps You Make Your Portfolio Fancy

    You may be fancy and everybody already knows this, but does your portfolio reflect that? Kredo, a new portfolio app, will help you and those around you find out just how fancy you are. Created by Lukas Dryja and Tyler Rooney, Kredo was built after the pair realized their artist friends had no online portfolios. A good, custom website cost money so they decided to bootstrap a cheap solution. It… Read More

  • Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

    Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

    A new application called Shout is offering a twist on location-based mobile social networking, with a newly launched app that lets you post messages shared with those in your immediate vicinity, or even citywide. The idea is similar in some ways to the popular anonymous social app Yik Yak, which also lets you post things to be shared with those nearby, except for a key difference: On Shout… Read More

  • Vice News Offers Immersive Report On The ‘Millions March’ Protest Using VR

    Vice News Offers Immersive Report On The ‘Millions March’ Protest Using VR

    Virtual reality promises a lot of potential changes to the way we experience the world, but the ramifications it has for how we tell stories might be among the most interesting. Vice News is offering a glimpse into what news broadcasting might look like when VR is omnipresent with a report on the New York Millions March from December, where people rallied to protest the killings by police of… Read More

  • Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

    Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

    Apple’s upcoming wearable still prompts a lot of questions, not least of which is how long it will last on a full charge of its battery. A new report form 9to5Mac suggests that Apple is looking at a smartwatch that will offer 2.5 hours of continuous use for processor-intensive applications like games, 3.5 hours for continuous use of standard apps and 4 hours of active fitness tracking in… Read More

  • Mobile-Focused Eniac Ventures Raises $55M Third Fund

    Mobile-Focused Eniac Ventures Raises $55M Third Fund

    Eniac Ventures, a firm that backs early-stage mobile startups, is announcing that it has raised $55 million for its third fund. That’s a big step up from its $12.9 million second fund — to say nothing of the first, $1.6 million fund that it announced back in 2010. Read More

  • Shifts Is A Beautiful Mobile Calendar App Designed For Shift Workers

    Shifts Is A Beautiful Mobile Calendar App Designed For Shift Workers

    While there’s no shortage of mobile calendaring applications on today’s App Store, most are designed to serve the needs of office workers who need to carve out time for things like conference calls or meetings. A new calendaring app called Shifts, launching today on iTunes, is instead focused on a different demographic: those employees who work in shifts, like nurses, servers… Read More

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