Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Convo Follows Its Desktop Revamp With New Mobile Apps

    Convo Follows Its Desktop Revamp With New Mobile Apps

    A week after launching new web and Mac desktop applications, collaboration is releasing new versions of its mobile apps, too. CEO Faizan Buzdar has said that the relaunches reflect an attempt to rebuild Convo “from the ground up,” and that the company would be bringing these changes to all its platforms. (The redesign hasn’t been a huge hit with the TechCrunch team, though… Read More

  • Wi-Fi Aware Aims To Connect All Your Devices Instantly

    Wi-Fi Aware Aims To Connect All Your Devices Instantly

    WiFi is getting a big upgrade today, thanks to three years of joint research and development by the world’s largest tech companies. The new technology, called Wi-Fi Aware, is being released by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the non-profit trade organization that includes Apple, Microsoft, Intel and hundreds of other tech powerhouses as members. Aware allows Wi-Fi-enabled products to discover… Read More

  • Most UK Apple Pay Retailers Cap At £20, But Pret And Bill’s Show Transactions Can Be Limitless

    Most UK Apple Pay Retailers Cap At £20, But Pret And Bill’s Show Transactions Can Be Limitless

    Apple Pay officially arrived in the UK earlier today, and with it, we’re now getting more details on how the mobile payment service will work. Most of the 250,000 physical locations that will accept Apple’s contactless payment service will work with a £20 cap on transactions, as some had been reporting prior to launch, but it turns out this is not the full story. At least… Read More

  • Experts Find A Third Hacking Team Flash Exploit, Call For An End To The Madness

    Experts Find A Third Hacking Team Flash Exploit, Call For An End To The Madness

    TrendMicro has posted yet another 0day AKA urgent Flash hole that could put your data at risk. The Hacking Team, a group of professional hackers who supplied governments with hacking tools and whose entire information database was recently leaked, used this exploit to attack computers without the user’s knowledge. The new vulnerability, CVE-2015-5123, follows two other 0day exploits. Read More

  • Apple Pay Has Officially Launched In The U.K.

    Apple Pay Has Officially Launched In The U.K.

    The Eagle has landed. An accidental tweet told us that the U.K. wouldn’t have to wait for Apple Pay much longer, and that tweet was right. Apple Pay has officially launched in the U.K. Finally! It has been available to customers here in the US since last October, so your time has finally come, U.K. Hopefully your bank is one of the launch participants: American Express, First Direct… Read More

  • Electrovibration: Bringing Tactile Back Crunch Network

    Electrovibration: Bringing Tactile Back

    Only the most committed Luddites truly mourned the demise of the feature phone. Compare Nokia’s classic 3210 with the latest iPhone and you’d have to be metabolizing a terminal dose of nostalgia to claim the former was the better device. But there’s one aspect of those old 90s handsets that is objectively better than modern touchscreen devices: the buttons. Read More

  • Snapchat Redesign Moves “Discover” To Top Of Stories Tab

    Snapchat Redesign Moves “Discover” To Top Of Stories Tab

    Snapchat just released a new update featuring a redesigned Story tab. The main change is that media brands featured in the Discover section (which previously required another tap or swipe to navigate to) are now displayed prominently at the top of the Stories list. Live stories (Snapchat curated stories from different live events) are also now at the top of the list. This change will… Read More

  • Yes, Google Photos Can Still Sync Your Photos After You Delete The App

    Yes, Google Photos Can Still Sync Your Photos After You Delete The App

    Google’s recently rebooted Photos app might be syncing your photos without you realizing it. David Arnott, an editor at the Nashville Business Journal, writes that he found it was doing just that after he installed the app to test it out and subsequently changed his mind about using it — deleting it from his Android phone and thinking that was the end of Google’s access to… Read More

  • 8sec, The Latest Startup From Investor Jérémie Berrebi, Aims To Develop A New Mobile Game Each Week

    8sec, The Latest Startup From Investor Jérémie Berrebi, Aims To Develop A New Mobile Game Each Week

    “8 seconds to pick up, impossible to put down,” reads the strap-line of new mobile game startup 8sec. The company, co-founded by serial investor and entrepreneur Jérémie Berrebi, sits at the extreme end of casual gaming. Its business model feels extreme, too, promising to release a new mobile game each week. Read More

  • Forrester: Tablet Sales Have Plateaued But There’s A Future In Business

    Forrester: Tablet Sales Have Plateaued But There’s A Future In Business

    As iPhone revenue soars, Apple’s iPad sales dropped 18 percent year-over-year in the final quarter of 2014 and has now hit a plateau, according to a new study from Forrester Research. Even the new iPad Air didn’t help. But it’s not just Apple’s device that slipped. The study points to an overall plateau in tablet sales worldwide. The reason for the slump in sales is… Read More

  • Whistle While You Scroll, Or, How Facebook Could Conquer Music Videos

    Whistle While You Scroll, Or, How Facebook Could Conquer Music Videos

    FbMTV? Facebook is talking with record labels about paying them handsomely to share music videos to the News Feed, according to reports from Billboard and The New York Times. Normally, people go to YouTube to watch these mini music movies. But Facebook’s on a quest to conquer the video world, and it’s mounting an assault on YouTube’s most lucrative province. FaceTube A few… Read More

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