Apps

  • Following FTC Complaints, Senator Nelson Asks Google For Answers On YouTube Kids App Content

    Following FTC Complaints, Senator Nelson Asks Google For Answers On YouTube Kids App Content

    U.S. Senator Bill Nelson sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page on Tuesday asking the company to detail how it selects content for the YouTube Kids application, and what steps Google is taking to ensure children are not being exposed to unsuitable content. The letter comes a couple of months after a number of consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission… Read More

  • BitTorrent Shoot Lets You Privately Share Photos And Videos With Friends

    BitTorrent Shoot Lets You Privately Share Photos And Videos With Friends

    A new mobile application from BitTorrent called Shoot wants to make it easier to move batches of photos or big video files between mobile devices – even when you’re sharing between iOS, Android and Windows Phone smartphones. The app’s biggest advantage, beyond its cross-platform support of course, is that it leverages BitTorrent’s Sync technology to move the files. Read More

  • Flipboard Users Can Now Add Their Own Voice, Opinions And Photos To Their Magazines

    Flipboard Users Can Now Add Their Own Voice, Opinions And Photos To Their Magazines

    Mobile news magazine app Flipboard may be putting on a brave face in the wake of new competition from iOS 9’s forthcoming News app, practically a Flipboard clone. But there’s no doubt that the service needs to continue to innovate as it prepares to go up against a built-in alternative soon to arrive on millions of iPhones. This morning, the company announced one way it plans to… Read More

  • Skype To Upgrade Its Touch App Users To Windows Desktop App Next Month

    Skype To Upgrade Its Touch App Users To Windows Desktop App Next Month

    Skype says this morning that it will next month discontinue its Windows “modern” application and instead make the Windows desktop application the main Skype app for Windows users. In case you’re not familiar with the lingo, “modern”-  or as they were previously known, “metro” – style apps were touch-friendly apps introduced with Windows 8. Read More

  • Time Spent In Apps Up 63 Percent Over Past Two Years, But Apps Used Monthly Show Little Change

    Time Spent In Apps Up 63 Percent Over Past Two Years, But Apps Used Monthly Show Little Change

    Today’s app stores each may host well over a million apps, but consumers only use roughly 26 or 27 of these per month, according to new data from Nielsen out today. However, the time they spend engaging with those apps is increasing – up 63 percent over the past two years, the study found. In the fourth quarter of 2012, consumers spent 23 hours and two minutes per month engaging… Read More

  • Apple Increases Test Device Limits For Developers, Hinting At Plans For Apple TV Apps

    Apple Increases Test Device Limits For Developers, Hinting At Plans For Apple TV Apps

    Following the consolidation of Apple’s developer programs under one roof, the company has also made a slight, but perhaps notable, change with regard to the number of devices developers can register under their accounts. Previously, developers were able to register 100 individual devices, but that number has now been increased to 500 with each platform now receiving 100 device slots apiece. Read More

  • Lost Item Tracker Tile Locates $3 Million More In Series A Funding From Khosla Ventures

    Lost Item Tracker Tile Locates $3 Million More In Series A Funding From Khosla Ventures

    Tile, the square-shaped lost item tracker that attaches to everything from bikes to bags to key chains and more and then helps you locate those items if lost or stolen through a mobile app, has now raised an additional $3 million. The new funding comes from Khosla Ventures, and is an extension to the $13 million Series A Tile raised last fall to fund its international expansion and Android… Read More

  • eBay Brings Its Online Marketplace To The Apple Watch

    eBay Brings Its Online Marketplace To The Apple Watch

    Ebay today is launching its first attempt at building a smartwatch experience for users of the Apple Watch with the debut of a new app that allows both buyers and sellers to receive updates and alerts related to items they’re tracking on eBay’s marketplace. The company has previously tested similar concepts with apps for competing smartwatch platforms, including Samsung Gear… Read More

  • Apple iPad Gets Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9

    Apple iPad Gets Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9

    Apple is looking to make iPads more functional devices for business productivity with a new split-screen app mode which allows iPad users to run two different apps side-by-side. This sort of feature is something Microsoft has previously used to target the iPad in its advertisements, which highlighted its own Surface tablet as something that’s better for those doing “real work”… Read More

  • WantList, A Tinder For Shopping, Arrives On iOS And Apple Watch

    WantList, A Tinder For Shopping, Arrives On iOS And Apple Watch

    London-headquartered fashion shopping site Styloko, whose image recognition technology helps women find similar products to those they like at better prices, today begins testing the concept that online shopping is an activity that will take place across all platforms, including on the Apple Watch. With its new iOS app called WantList, launching now, Styloko has simplified fashion discovery… Read More

  • Opener For iOS Lets You Open Web Links In Your Apps Instead

    Opener For iOS Lets You Open Web Links In Your Apps Instead

    If you’re a nerdy sort of iPhone user, then you know the frustration that comes from tapping a link on the web and then being directed to some crappy mobile website for the app instead of the lovely, native version you already have installed on your phone. For example, a link in a news article referencing a tweet might take you to Twitter’s mobile site instead of the Twitter app. Read More

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