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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Getty Images And iStock iOS Apps Get A Big Overhaul And The New Embed Function

    Getty Images And iStock iOS Apps Get A Big Overhaul And The New Embed Function

    Stock photography giant Getty Images is updating its iOS apps, including iStock, which gets its update today, and Getting Images proper, which is receiving its overhaul on July 17. Both apps feature design changes that make the photography they show off much more the central focus. They include great-looking lightbox designs for browsing, including mosaic views on both the iPad and the… Read More

  • Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Sean Rad, the co-inventor of the hottest dating game in the land, will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 to chat about the success of Tinder and its plans for monetization. Tinder is also currently the subject of a lawsuit served by its former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe, which we have covered here. The app in its present iteration has been around since 2012, but… Read More

  • Ultratext Is A Simple GIF-Making App That Works With iMessage

    Ultratext Is A Simple GIF-Making App That Works With iMessage

    There’s nothing more obnoxious than texting someone who doesn’t respond (at least somewhat) promptly. And their excuse? “Sorry, I didn’t see your text!” Ha, no more, my so-called friends, no more! A new app called Ultratext will help get their attention by letting you easily create colorful, flashing GIF messages you can quickly send via iMessage. Read More

  • PayPal Makes Good On Its Braintree Acquisition With Launch Of New Developer Tools, The Braintree v.zero SDK

    PayPal Makes Good On Its Braintree Acquisition With Launch Of New Developer Tools, The Braintree v.zero SDK

    Payments gateway Braintree is making its first significant product announcement since its acquisition by PayPal last year, with the launch of a jointly developed Braintree SDK (software development kit) for developers. The new toolset is being called the “Braintree v.zero SDK” to indicate how it’s been rebuilt from the ground up, and is said to be easier and quicker to… Read More

  • Burned

    Burned

    It’s hard to write a story without a protagonist, but here goes. In the past week, Tinder’s former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe filed a complaint with the California courts claiming that she was sexually harassed and discriminated against at work, stripped of her co-founder title, and pushed out of the company unfairly. The challenge in telling this story, as is very common… Read More

  • Polymo’s New iPhone App Helps You Pre-Organize Your Photos

    Polymo’s New iPhone App Helps You Pre-Organize Your Photos

    A number of tech companies over the years have attempted to solve the challenges around organizing our ever-growing photo collections. Some offer better tools at curating or sharing photos with friends, while others have focused more on the storage aspects. Now a startup called Polymo is aiming to address the problem from a mobile perspective, with a new app that introduces the concept of… Read More

  • Google Adds Android Smartphone And Tablet Screen Mirroring To Chromecast

    Google Adds Android Smartphone And Tablet Screen Mirroring To Chromecast

    Google has released a feature for Chromecast announced at Google I/O this year – Android device screen mirroring. The update today brings the much-desired feature to all Chromecast-capable devices and makes Google Cast much more similar to Apple’s competing AirPlay offering for iOS devices. Read More

  • Samsung’s Race To The Bottom

    Samsung’s Race To The Bottom

    It’s happened before and it’s happened again – a popular commodity appears and is remade in so many permutations and from so many manufacturers that the differentiation ultimately focuses on price. When this happens, the small players sneak in with cheap hardware, the big players stumble and try to buoy sales with higher-end models (an example of this is the Dell Adamo as… Read More

  • Sprint Asks If Two Useless Things Can Become One Useful One With The LivePro Projector Hotspot

    Sprint Asks If Two Useless Things Can Become One Useful One With The LivePro Projector Hotspot

    Sprint is taking two devices with questionable utility and mashing them together to create a hybrid pocket projector/mobile hotspot that might actually succeed at making an actual Voltron out of pieces from the spare-parts bin. The Sprint LivePro is a small device (4.7-inches by 4.7-inches, with a thickness of 1.1 inches) that offers a built-in 4-inch display with Android 4.2 for direct access… Read More

  • UK Widens Ban On Dead Mobile Devices On Flights

    UK Widens Ban On Dead Mobile Devices On Flights

    The UK government has issued new aviation security guidelines warning that passengers traveling by plane to or from the UK might now face checks on any electronic devices they are carrying with them to prove their devices can be powered on. Read More