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  • Fitbit Partnership With HTC Gives It A Leg Up In The Fitness Tracking Space

    Fitbit Partnership With HTC Gives It A Leg Up In The Fitness Tracking Space

    Smartphone manufacturers are increasingly focusing on health and fitness as part of their platform offerings, but HTC didn’t build its own homegrown health tracking solution with the new HTC One (M8). Instead, it partnered with category leader and successful startup Fitbit, the SF-based company that builds wearable trackers like the Fitbit Force and Flex, preloading their software on all… Read More

  • Starbucks iPhone App With Digital Tipping And Shake-To-Pay Now Available

    Starbucks iPhone App With Digital Tipping And Shake-To-Pay Now Available

    The Starbucks mobile app with digital tipping options, previewed last week, has arrived in the App Store. iPhone users can grab it now, and get the new digital tipping option if they’re based in the U.S., plus a feature where you just shake your phone to bring up the barcode baristas need to scan to accept your mobile payment. Other new features include a visual redesign, as well as a… Read More

  • Tinder To Introduce Verified Accounts Because Celebrities Aren’t Getting Enough Matches

    Tinder To Introduce Verified Accounts Because Celebrities Aren’t Getting Enough Matches

    Poor famous, beautiful people: They can’t even get a good date using tried and tested methods like swiping right. Matchmaking app Tinder has high-profile users including Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan and Josh Groban, but the startup’s CEO Sean Rad explained to The Hollywood Reporter that these people aren’t necessarily fielding an endless stream of matches. Users of the app… Read More

  • Bawte Helps You Catalog And Take Care Of Your Stuff

    Bawte Helps You Catalog And Take Care Of Your Stuff

    Buying a new gadget or appliance can suck up a surprising amount of time. Going shopping and unboxing your new purchase is exciting, but then you have to deal with making sure all its paperwork–receipts, warranties, user manuals–are organized and safely filed away. Bawte, a new iOS app, wants to make it easier for people to inventory and take care of their belongings. Read More

  • Secret Adds Subscribe/Unsubscribe Options, Post Flagging, Unlinking And More

    Secret Adds Subscribe/Unsubscribe Options, Post Flagging, Unlinking And More

    Hot anonymous social network Secret has just pushed an update for its app that addresses a number of issues and improves performance. The new version allows users to subscribe or unsubscribe to any Secret post by swiping left, adds flagging of content that might be inappropriate, enables unlinking (more below on what that means), and speeds up the process of “hearting”… Read More

  • Haiku Deck Launches An iPhone App For Viewing And Controlling Your Presentations

    Haiku Deck Launches An iPhone App For Viewing And Controlling Your Presentations

    Presentation software startup Haiku Deck is finally bringing its software to the iPhone, after a successful run on the iPad. The smaller screen version of the app offers full access to your Haiku Deck library, allowing you to review and play back presentations from your Apple smartphone, as well as providing a remote control mode with access to presenter notes for when you’re showing… Read More

  • Threes!

    Threes!

    Good things come in Threes, and it’s both maddening and enthralling. I’m talking about the new iOS mobile game from developer Sirvo, which combines Sudoku-like puzzle mechanics with Candy Crush-style matching for an experience that’s all too addictive. How addictive? I opened it up to start my airplane ride to San Francisco from Toronto this week, fully intending to put it… Read More

  • Purr Pebble Smartwatch App Vibrates Your Life Away In 5 Minute Chunks

    Purr Pebble Smartwatch App Vibrates Your Life Away In 5 Minute Chunks

    Yesterday, a new faceless “watch” called Durr that simply vibrates every five minutes got a big feature over at Verge. It’s an interesting concept, and in his article Aaron Souppouris compared the experience to that of wearing a Pebble. That inspired a Pebble developer to try to accomplish the same thing, albeit without the need for a brand new device, and the result is Purr… Read More

  • Twitter Mobile Update Bubbles Trending Events To The Top Of The Timeline, Adds Photo Editing

    Twitter Mobile Update Bubbles Trending Events To The Top Of The Timeline, Adds Photo Editing

    Twitter has just released an update to its Android client (coming soon to iOS) that brings new photo editing tools to the service, which are likely meant to make it easier to share photos direct and keep people out of competitive apps like Instagram. The second change adds a significant element of event discovery and real-time trend monitoring to user timelines. The event surfacing is the… Read More

  • Dark Sky Is Ready To Be The Default Weather App On Your iPhone’s Homescreen

    Dark Sky Is Ready To Be The Default Weather App On Your iPhone’s Homescreen

    Dark Sky, easily one of the better weather applications on iOS, rolled out an update today that expands its focus beyond rain predictions to become a more comprehensive weather app which offers both 24-hour and 7-day forecasts, global maps, and more. The app was also rewritten from scratch for iOS 7, the company notes. For those unfamiliar, Dark Sky began its life as a Kickstarter project back… Read More

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