Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M

    ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M

    ScoreBeyond, a service that helps students prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, said it has raised $2.8 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures. The ScoreBeyond app gives students a daily progress report of their skills as they prepare for the test, as well as daily exercises to improve their skills in certain subjects. Dogan has a background in product management for… Read More

  • Xiaomi Expands Its Empire To Brazil, Will Sell First Smartphone There July 7

    Xiaomi Expands Its Empire To Brazil, Will Sell First Smartphone There July 7

    Xiaomi, the $45 billion valued Chinese firm ranked the world’s third largest smartphone maker, has taken its first step outside of Asia after launching its business in Brazil. Read More

  • Pinterest Has Started Rolling Out Buyable Pins On The iPhone And iPad

    Pinterest Has Started Rolling Out Buyable Pins On The iPhone And iPad

    Pinterest is starting to roll out a buy button on its pins today in the iPhone and iPad apps, the company said. Buyable Pins let some retailers who are partners with Pinterest and retailers use Shopify and Demandware. The company unveiled Buyable Pins earlier this month, and said at the time that they would be rolling out later in June. The tool lets retailers add a buy button to pins that… Read More

  • Apple Music And iOS 8.4 Now Available

    Apple Music And iOS 8.4 Now Available

    Apple has finally entered the streaming music game, with the launch today of Apple Music. The new service is available as a built-in part of its iOS 8.4 Music app for iPhone and iPad devices, and offers a huge catalog of on-demand tracks for streaming playback for just $9.99 per month, or $14.99 for a family plan that allows sharing with up to six users. The service is free for three months… Read More

  • Europe To End Mobile Roaming By 2017, But Backs An Internet ‘Fast Lane’

    Europe To End Mobile Roaming By 2017, But Backs An Internet ‘Fast Lane’

    The European Union has agreed a preliminary deal to scrap mobile roaming charges across the region by June 2017. The European Parliament previously voted to scrap roaming fees by the end of this year — but the European Council pushed to keep them in place until the end of 2018. The European lawmakers have now apparently agreed a third way of mid 2017. Read More

  • Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans

    Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans

    Music discovery platform Shazam is today rolling out a new feature in partnership with over two dozen artists that will allow Shazam users to see which songs their favorite musicians are listening to on the service. The news comes just ahead of Apple Music’s worldwide debut tomorrow, which will introduce streaming music, radio and other features… Read More

  • Facebook’s Snapchatty New Photo Uploader Lets You Overlay Text And More

    Facebook’s Snapchatty New Photo Uploader Lets You Overlay Text And More

    Face it. Your photos aren’t all that interesting. But Facebook’s going to help you jazz them up with its shiny new photo uploader, which is now available for most users on iOS and is testing on Android. It lets you add overlaid text in any color, instantly preview filters that you swipe across your photos, or paste Facebook’s stickers on top. Facebook offered more… Read More

  • Google Now Allowing Project Fi Customers To Check Their Invite Status

    Google Now Allowing Project Fi Customers To Check Their Invite Status

    Early adopters who signed up for Project Fi, Google’s recently announced initiative to provide its own cellular service, can now keep better tabs on the status of their requested invite thanks to a new online tool Google rolled out this week. Potential Project Fi customers were alerted to the availability of the tool by way of an email which informed them that they could now track… Read More

  • Disney Now Has Its Own GIF App And iOS 8 Keyboard

    Disney Now Has Its Own GIF App And iOS 8 Keyboard

    Disney has now somewhat belatedly joined the ranks of the numerous app publishers offering their own custom keyboards for iOS 8 users with the launch of an iOS application called Disney Gif. The new app is a mobile keyboard extension that lets you share Disney and Pixar-themed GIFs via text messaging as well as email and social networks. At launch, the app includes over 200 GIFs, the… Read More

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