Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Apple Cuts Off Developers In Crimea Following U.S. Sanctions

    Apple Cuts Off Developers In Crimea Following U.S. Sanctions

    Tensions between Russia and the U.S. over Crimea are spilling into the world of tech: developers are reporting that Apple is sending out notices of termination to people whose accounts are registered in Crimea, citing sanctions that the U.S. has ordered against the region as a response to Russia annexing it earlier in 2014. This means the developers cannot create nor publish apps… Read More

  • Texting Is Familial Glue For The 21st Century

    Texting Is Familial Glue For The 21st Century

    Complex communication is one of the bedrocks of human civilization. The tools we use – voice and face muscles, smoke signals, quills and ink, emojis – start out as delivery systems for existing ideas. Without exception, those tools end up influencing the ideas themselves. For proof, look no further than the impact of technology on the nuclear family over the past hundred year Read More

  • Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

    Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

    It’s a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come refresh time — allowing the company’s marketing department to crow about thinner flagships that also pack more power and boast better screens, or both. Read More

  • Stride Health Launches A New Mobile App For Its Healthcare Recommendation Service

    Stride Health Launches A New Mobile App For Its Healthcare Recommendation Service

    Stride Health has launched a new mobile-focused version of its healthcare recommendation engine targeting the beleaguered workers who comprise the nation’s 1099 laborers. Essentially Stride acts as a private competitor to the federally funded healthcare.gov. The company says its service provides a high-tech recommendation engine for healthcare coverage that’s tailored to suit… Read More

  • VetPronto Brings Veterinary House Calls To San Francisco

    VetPronto Brings Veterinary House Calls To San Francisco

    A new company looking to make it more convenient for pet owners to see their local veterinarian, VetPronto, is now live in San Francisco. A member of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 class, VetPronto is offering on-demand house call veterinary services for dogs and cats, allowing customers to skip a visit to the clinic or just see a vet at a more convenient time – like on evenings and… Read More

  • Bellabeat Leaf, A Health Tracker For Women, Will Now Track Your Reproductive Cycle Too

    Bellabeat Leaf, A Health Tracker For Women, Will Now Track Your Reproductive Cycle Too

    Bellabeat, the maker of a trio of health trackers for moms and moms-to-be, is now broadening its focus to include a feature set designed to appeal to all women after selling out of its initial pre-orders, netting the company $1.2 million in revenue. With the Bellabeat Leaf, a piece of “smart jewelry” that can be worn as a necklace, pendant, bracelet or brooch to track activity… Read More

  • HTC’s Next One Smartphone Will Be Revealed March 1

    HTC’s Next One Smartphone Will Be Revealed March 1

    HTC is gearing up to launch something new on March 1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and we’ve heard from a person familiar with the matter that what’s on tap is indeed the next version of the HTC One. The invites for a special event promising a glimpse of “what’s next” (via The Verge), and bear the tagline “Utopia in progress,” whatever… Read More

  • SMS-Based Recommendation Engine Cloe Aims To Outsmart Siri

    SMS-Based Recommendation Engine Cloe Aims To Outsmart Siri

    Despite being on our phones for years, Siri still often gets confused by our questions. Cloe, an SMS-based recommendation engine, adds a human understanding that provides context to our queries. And Cloe co-founder Chase Hildebrand hopes his text-based service will become the better Siri for finding out the best of everything around you. Read More

  • Hoping To Engage More Readers, Wikipedia Rolls Out A Redesigned Mobile App

    Hoping To Engage More Readers, Wikipedia Rolls Out A Redesigned Mobile App

    The Wikimedia Foundation is rolling out a new version of its Wikipedia mobile application beginning this afternoon, which offers an improved reading experience, better search and an image-centric design, the company says. The updated app will be released on Android first, with an iOS release scheduled to follow. Read More

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