Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • BlackBerry Teams With Samsung To Beef Up Android Security With Knox And BES12

    BlackBerry Teams With Samsung To Beef Up Android Security With Knox And BES12

    BlackBerry is partnering with Samsung to make Android security more robust, using its own Knox solution for Galaxy devices, as well as BES12, BlackBerry’s enterprise device management and enterprise mobility solution. The partnership is significant on both sides, and gives Samsung and BlackBerry a way to dig in and protect market position as Apple and IBM move to own greater share of… Read More

  • PhotoTime Is A Mobile Photo Gallery Capable Of Image And Facial Recognition

    PhotoTime Is A Mobile Photo Gallery Capable Of Image And Facial Recognition

    A computer vision company called Orbeus has just launched a photo gallery replacement app for iOS users, PhotoTime, which uses image and facial recognition technologies to allow users to search for photos based on who’s in them, what the photo is of, or where it was taken. This goes far beyond the capabilities of Apple’s native Photos app, which organizes photos by location and… Read More

  • Glose Is A New Ebook Reader That Turns Reading Into A Social Experience

    Glose Is A New Ebook Reader That Turns Reading Into A Social Experience

    Meet Glose, a brand new ebook reader for your phone, tablet and laptop. Glose is like the Kindle apps, but on steroids. Reading a book in Glose becomes a collective experience as you can discuss quotes with your friends and other Glose users, keep notes and more. You can also browse a feed of your friend’s annotations to get a taste of books you have yet to read. At heart, the team wants… Read More

  • Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores Review

    Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores Review

    For a mobile game to be deeply moving, but also minimal enough to satisfy the needs of a casual player, is a very, very impressive feat. Ustwo accomplished that with Monument Valley, and they’ve managed it all over again with Forgotten Shores. Despite inferences that Forgotten Shores takes place as an appendix to the main storyline, it has its own internal narrative that is still just… Read More

  • Wildcard Raises $10 Million, Launches A Browser Built For The Mobile Web

    Wildcard Raises $10 Million, Launches A Browser Built For The Mobile Web

    A company called Wildcard is today launching a browser for the mobile age, designed specifically with the support of the newer “card” format in mind. Cards are a new design trend which emerged within mobile applications as a way to better showcase content, including rich media like photos and video, on devices’ small screens. Wildcard is also announcing it has raised… Read More

  • Nvidia Shield Tablet Gets Lollipop Nov. 18, Grid Streaming Game Service Coming This Month

    Nvidia Shield Tablet Gets Lollipop Nov. 18, Grid Streaming Game Service Coming This Month

    Nvidia’s Shield Tablet will be one of the first tablets beyond the Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop, with an update that arrives November 18. Nvidia isn’t stopping there, however, as the update also includes a brand new Nvidia Dabbler app for use with the Shield Tablet’s stylus, and a new Shield Hub, plus use of Material Design cues throughout. Also launching… Read More

  • Calendar App Sunrise Showcases Where iOS 8 Widgets Shine

    Calendar App Sunrise Showcases Where iOS 8 Widgets Shine

    Sunrise has been one of my favorite mobile apps for years now. But the brand new 3.0 update for iOS, combined with iOS 8, makes it one of the best examples of a good iOS 8 widget for the Today view. In one swipe, I can now view my upcoming events and all-day events. As a reminder, Sunrise works with iCloud calendars, Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange. There are also a few other… Read More

  • SwiftKey Eyes The Far East With Beta Launch Of Chinese On Android

    SwiftKey Eyes The Far East With Beta Launch Of Chinese On Android

    Predictive keyboard maker SwiftKey, which is backed by investors including Index and Accel, has finally launched a Chinese beta of its software on the Android platform. This follows the launch of SwiftKey for Japanese beta back in May. This time last year the U.K. startup — which was founded back in 2008 — told TechCrunch the two Asian languages were the big outstanding… Read More

  • Scopely Raises $35M For Its Mobile Gaming Platform

    Scopely Raises $35M For Its Mobile Gaming Platform

    Scopely, a Los Angeles startup that’s built a platform for distributing and monetizing mobile games, is announcing that it has raised $35 million in Series A funding. Co-founder and CEO Walter Driver alternately described his goal as creating “the HBO of mobile games” and “the HBO of touchscreen entertainment.” The company develops its own games and also… Read More

  • Korean Internet Giant Daum Kakao Launches Its Own Mobile Payment Platform

    Korean Internet Giant Daum Kakao Launches Its Own Mobile Payment Platform

    Daum Kakao, one of the largest Internet companies in South Korea, has launched a mobile payment platform called BankWalletKakao as it addresses concerns about its ability to grow in international markets. Daum Kakao was formed last month by the merger of Daum, one of South Korea’s largest Internet portals and search engines, with Kakao, the maker of KakaoTalk, South Korea’s… Read More

  • Oculus Mobile SDK Goes Live For VR Developers

    Oculus Mobile SDK Goes Live For VR Developers

    Oculus VR has been working with Samsung to make mobile virtual reality a reality, and just today Samsung detailed launch information for the Gear VR Innovator Edition for its Galaxy Note 4 handset. The Gear VR set is power by Oculus Mobile software, and so Oculus is launching the official Mobile Software Development Kit today to help prepare some apps for the new platform. Gear VR in its… Read More

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