Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Twitter Announces Flight, An Annual Mobile Developer Conference

    Twitter Announces Flight, An Annual Mobile Developer Conference

    Twitter has announced Flight, a new developer conference focused on mobile. The conference will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on October 22, with a keynote from CEO Dick Costolo, followed by technical sessions aimed at helping mobile devs to build on Twitter’s platform. It’s not the first developer conference Twitter has held. Long-time… Read More

  • WhatWine Scans A Restaurant’s Wine List To Pair Your Dish With The Right One

    WhatWine Scans A Restaurant’s Wine List To Pair Your Dish With The Right One

    I’ll confess, I know very little about wine, except that too many glasses of cheap red plonk can make you very sick as a 14-year-old child. WhatWine, a new app from serial entrepreneurs Cedric Maloux and Matthew Gertner, who previously founded AllPeers together, could help fill in a few of my gaping sommelier blanks. Read More

  • iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Hands On

    Up Close And Personal With The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus On Video

    Apple’s new iPhones are now a known quantity, but perhaps you haven’t yet had a chance to get a more intimate look at them. We had an opportunity to try them out in person, and to run through all of the new hardware features and software functions they offer. Both the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus offer unique advantages and disadvantages with respect to one another, but ultimately… Read More

  • YouTurn Is Like Hyperlapse With Benefits

    YouTurn Is Like Hyperlapse With Benefits

    YouTurn is probably wincing that I compare their app to the extremely popular Hyperlapse. In my defense, there are similarities that simply must be noted — primarily that the app creates super-fast videos of events. However, YouTurn, who is showing their concept on the floor at TechCrunch Disrupt, has a slightly different angle and it revolves around taking road trips in your car and… Read More

  • Apple Pay Demo

    Here’s Apple Pay In Action

    Apple has revealed its mobile payments play, and it features NFC and Touch ID, as many expected. The system works as fast as they joked it did on stage – which is why in our demo we ran through a number of different payment scenarios. Read More

  • Hands On With The iPhone 6 And The iPhone 6 Plus

    Hands On With The iPhone 6 And The iPhone 6 Plus

    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus represent Apple’s new flagship products, and they’re a big change from what came before: The 4.7-inch 6 has a new, Retina HD resolution display, and smooth, rounded edges and a smooth transition between the actual glass protecting the screen and the rest of the casing. It also has an improved camera, and what might be its most exciting super-power: Apple… Read More

  • Apple Watch Will Drive Wearables Into The Enterprise

    Apple Watch Will Drive Wearables Into The Enterprise

    Wearables are very likely going to have a role in the enterprise, and it could be sooner than you think, especially in light of today’s Apple Watch announcement. If it takes off like previous i-devices, it could have broad implications for wearables in the enterprise. It stands to reason that just as the iPhone and iPad that came before it, the Apple Watch will begin to show up in… Read More

  • Apple Watch Introduces A New Old Form Of Communication: Doodling

    Apple Watch Introduces A New Old Form Of Communication: Doodling

    The problem of how to type on a watch-sized touchscreen has had tech watchers and keyboard makers scratching their heads ever since Apple was rumored to be working on a wrist computer. Startups have even been founded with the mission of rethinking Qwerty keyboards in fiendish new ways so typing can still function on a smaller form factor. Read More

  • Apple Announces Mobile Payment Solution Called Apple Pay

    Apple Announces Mobile Payment Solution Called Apple Pay

    Confirming rumors and leaks, Apple announced this morning that the new iPhone 6 devices will support mobile payments. The feature, which also uses Apple’s Touch ID, will take advantage of NFC technology. That means users will be able to pay for goods and others services in the real world using the payment information already associated with their iTunes accounts. That, in fact, is… Read More

  • iTunes App Store Reaches 1.3 Million Mobile Applications

    iTunes App Store Reaches 1.3 Million Mobile Applications

    At Apple’s iPhone 6 event in Cupertino this morning, the company announced that the iTunes App Store has now reached 1.3 million applications – an update from the 1.2 million mobile applications announced in June. For comparison’s sake, in June 2013, Apple announced there were then 900,000 apps available on its platform, which had then been downloaded 50 billion times. By… Read More