Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Facetune’s Maker Debuts Enlight, A Comprehensive Mobile Image Editor

    Facetune’s Maker Debuts Enlight, A Comprehensive Mobile Image Editor

    Lightricks, a company known best for its mobile application called Facetune, an image enhancer designed for the “selfie” generation that allows you to correct photos by removing blemishes, adding makeup, slimming your face, and more, is out this morning with its second iOS application – and its first step into the broader world of mobile photo editing. The new app, Enlight… Read More

  • Apple Explores A Smart Dock For iPhone That Could Also Act As A HomeKit Hub

    Apple Explores A Smart Dock For iPhone That Could Also Act As A HomeKit Hub

    Apple has a new patent application published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that describes an iPhone outfitted for the new Lightning-sporting models. Apple has offered iPhone docks in the past with RCA and 3.5mm audio passthrough for stereo connectivity. This new patent could indeed offer audio output, as is mentioned in the title of the application, but it also includes options like… Read More

  • The Guardian Publishes A Pretty Amazing Whisper “Clarification”

    The Guardian Publishes A Pretty Amazing Whisper “Clarification”

    The Guardian, the British newspaper that published a series of articles last fall (starting with this one) about anonymous social media app Whisper, issued a “clarification” today about those stories. The Guardian post gets pretty nitpicky and specific, to the extent that it’s tough to parse if (like me) you haven’t read those stories recently. But here’s the… Read More

  • TC Droidcast Episode 41: Our USB-C Fantasy Future

    TC Droidcast Episode 41: Our USB-C Fantasy Future

    Google has updated its ambitious Chromebook Pixel, with longer all-day battery life and a lower price tag, but the USB-C ports for charging and I/O are what have us most excited on this week’s Droidcast. They lead us into a fantasist discussion of what might come via future use of the tech across smartphones, smartwatches and other devices, and you can join us on this wild ride. The… Read More

  • Meet Google’s New Chromebook Pixel

    Meet Google’s New Chromebook Pixel

     If you were hoping for a complete redesign, you’ll be disappointed, but just like the old Pixel, the new Pixel is the best Chromebook money can buy. And at the new starting point of $999, it’s a better value, too. Google has kept the best from the original Pixel and improved all of the issues we found with the first one — battery life being the most important of… Read More

  • Amazon’s Apple Watch App Will Let You Shop From Your Wrist

    Amazon’s Apple Watch App Will Let You Shop From Your Wrist

    Though online retailer Amazon wasn’t among one of the many applications Apple introduced this week as coming soon to its new wearable device, the Apple Watch, the company does have an Apple Watch version of its mobile shopping app in the works, we understand. The shopping app will allow consumers to search for products and even buy them from their wrist using Amazon’s… Read More

  • Square Buys Kili Technology For Payment Hardware; HQ To Become Toronto Office

    Square Buys Kili Technology For Payment Hardware; HQ To Become Toronto Office

    Mobile payments and retail tech company Square has acquired Kili Technology, a Toronto-based startup specializing in silicon, electronic and software design for improvement payment processing. The newly-acquired company will remain in Toronto, which will now act as a second Canadian office for Square, which had previously opened its country HQ in Waterloo, home of one of the most-respected… Read More

  • With $2M In Funding, Bento Creates A Smart And Personalized Android Home Screen

    With $2M In Funding, Bento Creates A Smart And Personalized Android Home Screen

    A new Android home screen app called Bento aims to provide a more personalized way of interacting with the their phones. By putting the services that they use most frequently front and center, as well as exchanging information between them, the app maker believes it can surface more relevant information and also save users time. Read More

  • Apple Expediting The Future Is No Betrayal

    Apple Expediting The Future Is No Betrayal

    Apple’s new MacBook, which limits input and output to a single USB-C port and a simple 3.5mm audio in/out jack, has been characterized by some as a move that’s antagonistic to the consumer. Critics point to the single port, as well as the performance limitations inherent in using an Intel Core M chipset for power management and fanless logic board design, as causes for complaint… Read More

  • VaporChat Scores $1.5M For Its Private Messaging App That Puts Users In Control Of Their Texts

    VaporChat Scores $1.5M For Its Private Messaging App That Puts Users In Control Of Their Texts

    A startup called VaporChat has raised $1.5 million for its newly launched mobile application which pushes the concept of “ephemeral” messaging further by not only allowing users to un-send text and photos, but also control whether or not message recipients can copy or save the content being shared over its service, and much more. Read More

  • Sneak Peek At Flipboard’s Apple Watch App

    Sneak Peek At Flipboard’s Apple Watch App

    Among the many new applications designed for Apple Watch, there are still a few big names who had yet to reveal how their apps will look and operate. One of those names is Flipboard, the social magazine app which is currently available on iOS, Android, Windows, and more recently, the web. The company offered a preview of their forthcoming Apple Watch app, which they’ll cover in more… Read More

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