Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Israeli App Security Startup Snags $2.3M Seed Round

    Israeli App Security Startup Snags $2.3M Seed Round

    AppInside, a tool designed to help app developers check for security vulnerabilities, announced a $2.3 million seed round from Boston’s Accomplice today. When a company commissions an app, they are putting their brand’s reputation on the line when people download it to their tablet or smartphone, Elon Ohevya, co-founder and CEO of AppInside told TechCrunch. Mobile devices… Read More

  • Peak Android? YoY Growth Lowest Ever In Q2, Says Gartner

    Peak Android? YoY Growth Lowest Ever In Q2, Says Gartner

    It’s no wonder Google is expanding its efforts to broaden Android’s reach by working with OEMs in emerging markets, via its Android One smartphone affordability program; the latest global smartphone market data from analyst Gartner shows growth slowing, and Android specifically recording its slowest ever year-on-year growth. Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Hiring A Mobile Product Team

    TechCrunch Is Hiring A Mobile Product Team

    At TechCrunch, we cover the latest in mobile, and it’s time for us to devote the same intensity to creating new TechCrunch apps on mobile platforms. To accomplish that, we aim to build out a mobile app product dream team. TL;DR: We’re hiring! Read More

  • Here’s Samsung’s Answer To The Apple Watch

    Here’s Samsung’s Answer To The Apple Watch

    Last week, Samsung held a big conference in New York. While many anticipated the announcements of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, the company also teased a new upcoming device — the Samsung Gear S2. This new smartwatch looks nothing like the Samsung Gear S. It’s a smaller, more fashionable watch that will go head-to-head against the Apple Watch. Read More

  • The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

    The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

    Hardware took the spotlight at today’s Y Combinator Demo Day, reflecting a major shift of the accelerator beyond the cliche mobile app startup. Out of the 50 companies from the Summer 2015 batch that demoed on the record today, 20 featured hardware. What was formally the Demo Day lunchroom has become an expo hall for all manners of robots and gadgets. We explore this shift in our… Read More

  • Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2 Landing In September

    Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2 Landing In September

    Silent Circle showed off the second generation of its pro-privacy Android-hardened smartphone, the Blackphone, back in March at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow — touting a summer launch for the device. In the event, it’s still not launched, and the company has now quietly put up a pre-order page on its website, for a September release. Read More

  • Yell Endlessly Into Your Phone, And Now Nuance Will Transcribe It

    Yell Endlessly Into Your Phone, And Now Nuance Will Transcribe It

    Sick of typing up meeting notes or interviews? Speech recognition master Nuance’s new Dragon Anywhere transcription app can turn what you say into text with no limit on recording time. This is no toy. It will cost $15 per month when it comes out this fall. But it could reduce headaches and wrist pain inherent in manual transcription. The new Nuance Dragon iOS and Android apps also let… Read More

  • Opera Max Can Now Compress YouTube And Netflix Videos

    Opera Max Can Now Compress YouTube And Netflix Videos

    Opera Max, Opera’s data-saving proxy for Android, has long allowed you to save some of your previous mobile data by compressing text, video and images when you surf the web or use apps like Instagram on your phone. What Opera Max couldn’t do, however, was compress HTTPS videos and that meant no support for the likes of YouTube and Netflix. Read More

  • Fotokite Phi Is A $349 Drone On A Leash That Needs No Pilot, Just A GoPro

    Drones are the future of photo journalism, but the problem is you usually need a dedicated pilot. Unless you have a Fotokite. It’s a quadcopter on a retractible dog leash. Strap a GoPro to it, and it automatically records whatever you’re doing at the end of its tether while automatically hovering between 1 ft and 26 ft away. Today, the first consumer Fotokite model called Phi… Read More

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