Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Lyve’s New App Lets You Access All Your Photos And Videos From Any Device You Own

    Lyve’s New App Lets You Access All Your Photos And Videos From Any Device You Own

    Accessing your entire photo and video collection from any device can still be a challenge today, especially if you have your media spread out across a variety of local hard drives as well as various cloud services where you have to pay for storage – potentially limiting how much of your collection is hosted online at any given time. Lyve Minds, which launched its first product –… Read More

  • Facebook’s Internet.org Works With Carriers To Speed Up Networks, Indonesia First

    Facebook’s Internet.org Works With Carriers To Speed Up Networks, Indonesia First

    Facebook has long been promoting the the idea of free, zero-rated mobile services in emerging countries to drive more Facebook (and wider mobile data) usage. Now, its Internet.org initiative has crafted another way to promote growth: by working with directly with carriers to analyse and fix their networks, with a recent trial in Indonesia — the fourth-biggest country for… Read More

  • The iPhone 6 Plus Wins The Longer Race

    The iPhone 6 Plus Wins The Longer Race

    Apple’s new iPhones have been available for around a month now, and something interesting has happened with this generation: I’m forced to revisit my original reviews and change my initial impression based on later experience. After further testing of the two devices, I find the iPhone 6 Plus has become my smartphone of choice, as a surprising first choice over the iPhone 6. The 6… Read More

  • Withings Vision for a Smarthome

    This Is Withings’ Vision For The Future Of The Home

    Slowly but surely, Withings has been building up its product portfolio to provide a truly holistic approach to gadgets and digital services. Recently, the French company brought over its latest products, outfitted a snazzy New York city hotel room, and gave us a sweet little tour of what the perfectly connected Withings home looks like. Read More

  • Moonfrye Debuts Its Latest App, A Party Planning Mobile Shop Called P.S. XO

    Moonfrye Debuts Its Latest App, A Party Planning Mobile Shop Called P.S. XO

    Moonfrye, the family oriented startup best known as the company co-founded by former child star Soleil Moon Frye (aka TV’s “Punky Brewster”) has officially launched its second product, P.S. XO. Now available on the iPhone and iPad, the P.S. XO app allows consumers to take care of party planning activities directly from their mobile phone or tablet, including things like… Read More

  • BlackPhone Co-Founder Jon Callas On Mobilizing Privacy For The Mainstream

    BlackPhone Co-Founder Jon Callas On Mobilizing Privacy For The Mainstream

    BlackPhone co-founder Jon Callas is in London to give a talk at IP Expo — pitching the concept of a secure yet capable smartphone to IT decision makers who, wind back the clock a few years, would have unquestionably bought BlackBerry. Now there are a lot more question marks over that sort of business buying decision, given BlackBerry’s downward trajectory. And where there’s… Read More

  • Nvidia Shield Tablet Review: A Great Android Tablet, With Big Bonuses For Gamers

    Nvidia Shield Tablet Review: A Great Android Tablet, With Big Bonuses For Gamers

    Nvidia is deepening its bench in terms of gaming devices, and the new Shield Tablet is an impressive new addition to the roster. While you’ll note some trade-offs in terms of the size and weight of the device versus the trend towards ever-slimmer, lighter gadgets, it’s a powerful tablet, and a powerful value proposition, even if gaming isn’t your central… Read More

  • With Its iOS Update, StumbleUpon Becomes A Mobile Chat App

    With Its iOS Update, StumbleUpon Becomes A Mobile Chat App

    StumbleUpon, an older web brand still best known for its content discovery service that helps introduce web surfers to new and interesting websites (or maybe for getting bought, then sold again, by eBay), is now taking a big step to make its app more relevant for the mobile era. In an update to the StumbleUpon iOS app out now, the company is introducing social chatting. The chatting aspect is… Read More

  • Facebook Mobile’s New Collage Design Highlights Your Best Photos

    Facebook Mobile’s New Collage Design Highlights Your Best Photos

    Not every photo is worth exactly 1,000 words. That sweet pic of you skydiving is a lot more interesting than your lunch. So today Facebook profiles on iOS and Android apps are getting a new collage design for photos that enlarges your most-Liked pics, Facebook tells me. There’s also a new “Uploads” tab that shows all the photos you posted in one place so your friends… Read More

  • mParticle Raises $1.5M, Aims To Become The Platform For Mobile Data Integration

    mParticle Raises $1.5M, Aims To Become The Platform For Mobile Data Integration

    Mobile data startup mParticle has raised $1.5 million in an additional round of seed funding. The company, which says it previously raised $4.5 million, is working to become the data integration platform for mobile developers. In other words, instead of installing a bunch of different SDKs to collect data, app developers can just integrate with mParticle. Read More

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