Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Breaks The 50% Market Share Threshold

    Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Breaks The 50% Market Share Threshold

    Windows Phone 8.1 accounted for more than 50 percent of all Windows Phone usage in November. It closed October with 46.7 percent of the market. Windows Phone 8, its predecessor, still controls 33.5 percent of the Windows Phone base. That amount will decline as more carriers update phones that were initially sold with an earlier version of the Windows Phone platform. Here’s the chart… Read More

  • Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

    Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

    Want to know just how many people actually care about what you’re tweeting? A new Twitter experiment spotted by ex-Twitter platform head Ryan Sarver will show many you how users are clicking on the links in the updates you post, with a handy link directly in the expanded Tweet view in the iOS application. As usual with Twitter’s features, this is limited to a small sample pool of… Read More

  • We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

    We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

    Windows 10 is already a known quantity to some degree thanks to the developer preview, but Microsoft is holding an event late in January to present its consumer features properly, according to a new report from The Verge. The January event will include discussion of new features for end-users, including an all-new touch input interface called “Continuum.” Also on the agenda for… Read More

  • Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

    Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

    Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you’re going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don’t get a photo of yourself remote controlling a drone… Well, never fear: a U.K.-based firm is building a micro-drone that flies itself so you can stand around looking nonchalant/pull off some sick… Read More

  • Twitter’s New App Tracking Capabilities To Help Personalize User Experience, Benefit Advertisers

    Twitter’s New App Tracking Capabilities To Help Personalize User Experience, Benefit Advertisers

    Starting today, Twitter users on iOS and Android devices will be alerted to a change in the type of data the social network is collecting on them, and will be offered the option to opt-out by adjusting their settings. The data in question is a list of the apps you have installed on your mobile device – a collection of data Twitter is calling the “app graph.” The company… Read More

  • Quikkly Wants To Be A Better QR Code

    Quikkly Wants To Be A Better QR Code

    You’ve all used a QR code, right? Those weird-looking barcodes you’re supposed to scan using a mobile to open a related web link. Nope? I thought not. For one reason or another, the technology, which was originally developed for the automotive industry to track parts in vehicle manufacturing, has never really gained critical mass from a consumer point of view. Enter Quikkly… Read More

  • Applause Raises $765K From Salesforce CEO For Its Revamped Weight Loss App

    Applause Raises $765K From Salesforce CEO For Its Revamped Weight Loss App

    If you’re worried about blowing your diet over the holidays – or perhaps, thinking about making a New Year’s resolution to “eat healthy” (you know, again) – an app called Applause, now seed funded by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, may help. The startup aims to bring to market a more lightweight food and activity tracking service combined with virtual… Read More

  • Emojiary Is A Mobile Diary App Where You Visualize Your Feelings With Emoji

    Emojiary Is A Mobile Diary App Where You Visualize Your Feelings With Emoji

    Regularly journaling your thoughts and feelings is a good way to “check in with yourself,” raise your self-awareness and connect with your intuition, but it can also be a time-consuming activity that most of us don’t have time for, given our busy lives. A company called All Tomorrows wants to change that, by offering a quick and arguably more fun way to track your feelings… Read More

  • iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds

    iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds

    When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it seemed likely that the larger screens on the devices would naturally lead to them assuming some of the functions of the iPad, giving users fewer reasons to turn to their tablets. Now, data from save-for-later reading and video app Pocket finds that indeed, users of Apple’s newest, larger smartphones do spend more time perusing their… Read More

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