Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Watch Samsung’s Galaxy Note Press Event Live Right Here

    Watch Samsung’s Galaxy Note Press Event Live Right Here

    Samsung is holding a big press conference in New York at 11 AM EDT (8 AM PDT, 4 PM BST). The company is expected to announce two new flagship phones — the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung S6 Edge Plus. The S6 Edge Plus is a newcomer in Samsung’s lineup. As the name suggests, we are anticipating a phablet with a curved display on the edges. Read More

  • United Airlines Brings Highly Detailed In-Airport Maps To Its iOS App

    United Airlines Brings Highly Detailed In-Airport Maps To Its iOS App

    No matter how advanced phone mapping technologies have become, stepping into an airport takes you back several decades into the era of physical maps. With no other way for unseasoned travels to get around besides large map kiosks, airport navigation has long been due for an upgrade. As a part of its new, updated app launching later today, United Airlines is integrating intelligent… Read More

  • Xiaomi Trolls Samsung With Redmi Note 2 Launch

    Xiaomi Trolls Samsung With Redmi Note 2 Launch

    Chinese mobile making upstart Xiaomi is gunning to steal Samsung’s thunder by launching a pair of phablet smartphones on the same day Samsung is due to unbox phablet-sized updates to its Galaxy Note and Galaxy S6 Edge devices. Read More

  • Google Launches New Site To Showcase Experimental Open Source Apps For Android And Android Wear

    Google Launches New Site To Showcase Experimental Open Source Apps For Android And Android Wear

    Google launched Android Experiments today, the mobile apps counterpart to its Chrome Experiments site. Just like with Chrome Experiments, the idea behind Android experiments is to showcase apps that use new and cutting-edge technology, aesthetics and interfaces. All of the apps in the Android Experiments Gallery will be open source so other developers can see how they were made. Read More

  • Get Ready For The New Nexus Phones

    Get Ready For The New Nexus Phones

    If you like your Nexus 5 but it’s starting to feel old, rejoice! It looks like Google is teaming up with not one but two Android OEMs to manufacture the next Nexus phones. Huawei is working on a Nexus 6 phablet replacement, while LG is taking care of a smaller Nexus 5-style device. Read More

  • New ATM “Shimmer” Fits Invisibly Inside The Card Slot

    New ATM “Shimmer” Fits Invisibly Inside The Card Slot

    The wily ATM hackers are at it again with a new form of card data gathering system, a “shimmer.” These super-thin card readers slide right into the card slot and are technically invisible unless you go poking around inside the ATM. This shimmer was found in Mexico and it is unclear if it was connected to a PIN pad camera or other hardware. What’s special about this unit is… Read More

  • Wearsafe Is A Connected Panic Button For The App Generation

    Wearsafe Is A Connected Panic Button For The App Generation

    At the Disrupt NY hackathon this year the winning hack was a live-streaming app called Witness whose team’s pitch was a desire to be the panic button for the mobile age. But what about sticky situations where you don’t have time to fire up an app? That’s where Connecticut-based startup Wearsafe Labs is hoping to step in, with a hardware panic button also updated for the app era. Read More

  • Top VCs Are Chasing Digital Companies In Latin America Crunch Network

    Top VCs Are Chasing Digital Companies In Latin America

    It has been difficult to attract investors to the digital startup space in Latin America. This is because of a variety of reasons, including the lack of a track record of established VC firms in Latin America, the immaturity of the new generation of entrepreneurs and the scarcity of exit strategies in the region. Read More

  • Facebook Brings Auto-Play Video Ads To Apps In Its Mobile Ad Network

    Facebook Brings Auto-Play Video Ads To Apps In Its Mobile Ad Network

    Facebook’s making a killing with its native, in-feed, auto-play video ads, and now it’s going to let other developers earn money off them too. Today Facebook announced that it’s opening up its own best-performing ad units to publishers that show Facebook’s Audience Network ads to monetize their apps. Facebook says Audience Network publishers using its native ad units get… Read More

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