Mobile

  • How Many Times A Day Do You Check Your Phone? Checky Will Tell You.

    How Many Times A Day Do You Check Your Phone? Checky Will Tell You.

    In today’s hyper-connected world, meditation and relaxation-focused resource Calm gives you a much-needed mental break during the day, and can help you quiet the spinning wheels in your head when it’s time to sleep at night. Now the company is rolling out a second application called Checky, designed more to make you aware of how often you’re using your smartphone. Read More

  • Sesame Lets You Order Themed Gift Sets From Your iPad

    Sesame Lets You Order Themed Gift Sets From Your iPad

    Web and mobile gifting service Sesame, which lets you browse and order themed gift sets online or from your iPhone, has now rolled out to iPad. The updated application lets you get a better feel for the gifts you’re ordering, by including “unboxing” videos that show how the gifts were packaged and what they look like in real life. In addition, “hot spots” now… Read More

  • iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Hands On

    Up Close And Personal With The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus On Video

    Apple’s new iPhones are now a known quantity, but perhaps you haven’t yet had a chance to get a more intimate look at them. We had an opportunity to try them out in person, and to run through all of the new hardware features and software functions they offer. Both the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus offer unique advantages and disadvantages with respect to one another, but ultimately… Read More

  • Blitz Lets You Create Shortcuts To Your Favorite iOS Apps

    Blitz Lets You Create Shortcuts To Your Favorite iOS Apps

    Presenting on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco hackathon this afternoon was the team from an iOS app called Blitz, which aims to offer Notification Screen shortcuts to specific pages and functions within your iOS apps. For example, you could save a shortcut that, when tapped, would launch Google Maps with directions to your home already routed for you. Or you could tap a shortcut… Read More

  • Seahorse Lets You Collaborate With Friends To Build Lasting Photo And Video Albums, Shared Privately

    Seahorse Lets You Collaborate With Friends To Build Lasting Photo And Video Albums, Shared Privately

    A new mobile application launching today called Seahorse lets you create collaborative photo and video albums with friends and family, as well as ways to filter your past photos by time, place, or those you were with. The app, a fairly robust alternative to your smartphone’s default photo gallery, lets anyone add photos or videos to a shared “scene,” as these… Read More

  • Former Twitter Chief Scientist Launches Steven, An Emoji-Based Social App

    Former Twitter Chief Scientist Launches Steven, An Emoji-Based Social App

    I can’t quite put my finger on why I keep using this new app called Steven – yes, Steven, like a boy’s name – but I do. The app itself is sort of silly – it offers you a way to log your activities and location using emoji, optionally add photos, plus view and respond to posts from other friends, also through the use of emoji. Why? Well…why not? The app may… Read More

  • Email App Acompli Arrives On Android, Adds A “Focused” Inbox That Displays Your Most Important Mail First

    Email App Acompli Arrives On Android, Adds A “Focused” Inbox That Displays Your Most Important Mail First

    One of the better mobile email applications to emerge in recent months is Acompli, an app designed for business and professional users looking for a simple, but powerful tool to manage their email, calendar, and shared files while on the go. Today, the company is bringing its app to Android users, while also launching a new feature called “Focused Inbox,” which is similar to… Read More

  • Sony Introduces The Z3, Z3 Compact, SmartBand Talk And SmartWatch 3

    Sony Introduces The Z3, Z3 Compact, SmartBand Talk And SmartWatch 3

    Sony’s following Samsung today with a slew of announcements that will become so much gray background noise as the onslaught of IFA reveals continues. There are two new smartphones, a new fitness and life logging wearable, and a new smartwatch (which ditches Sony’s homegrown OS for Android Wear) in the mix. Sony Z3
    Sony’s new smartphone is coming hot on the heels of the… Read More

  • Reddit Launches An Official App For AMAs

    Reddit Launches An Official App For AMAs

    The so-called “front page of the Internet” has launched a new dedicated AMA app for iOS, with an Android version arriving later this week. Reddit users have long sought an official mobile app from the network after an original version launched in January 2011 ended up failing due to poor design user complaints. This AMA app is the first part of a new collection of mobile software… Read More

  • A Dozen Apps For Finding The Best Local Deals

    It’s the Labor Day holiday here in the U.S. which naturally means that’s it’s a good time to shop. Retailers are buzzing about their Labor Day sales, with discounted prices and big cuts as they try to move the final remnants of their summer merchandise. If you’re planning on a shopping trip of your own today, here are a few apps from companies both big and small that… Read More

  • Tripcast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For Your Smartphone

    Tripcast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For Your Smartphone

    A new mobile application called Tripcast, built by the team that created photo-sharing app Cluster, allows travelers to privately share their photos with their friends back home. The app lets you create a travel journal of sorts, by not only collecting the photos and sharing them, but also plotting them on map, and inviting fellow travelers to build albums with you. This is not the first time… Read More

  • Findster’s GPS Tracker Locates Missing Kids Or Pets, Without A Monthly Fee

    Findster’s GPS Tracker Locates Missing Kids Or Pets, Without A Monthly Fee

    There are a number of gadgets, both new and old, that allow parents to geo-locate their children – or let puppy parents track down a wandering Fido – but many of these either fall short of the task at hand by relying on Bluetooth alone, or require a monthly fee, like the FiLIP smartwatch for kids or the Amber Alert GPS, for instance. A new gadget now in the works… Read More

  • Contact Center Has Changed The Way I Use My iPhone

    Contact Center Has Changed The Way I Use My iPhone

    Contact Center acts like speed dial built for the way we communicate with others on smartphones today. You’re given a set of customizable tiles that can be edited to show common functions, like calling, texting, or sending GIFs, or to show your favorite contacts. Read More

  • The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’s success in the App Store could open the doors to future celebrity-publisher partnerships, suggests app analytics firm App Annie in a new report out this morning which looks back on the latest in app store trends. The game, a joint effort between the celeb and publisher Glu, was the most downloaded game on iOS in July, and helped Glu become the number one… Read More

  • Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps

    Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps

    U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this morning. That means mobile apps, including the number 1 most popular app Facebook, eat up more of our time than desktop usage or mobile web surfing, accounting for 52% of the time spent using digital media. Combined with mobile web… Read More

  • Fancred Gets $3M To Continue Building Social Network Just For Sports Fans

    Fancred Gets $3M To Continue Building Social Network Just For Sports Fans

    As a big sports fan, I know fans love their teams with an unbridled passion and they may drive their friends who don’t share their view a little crazy by filling their social feeds with commentary on the latest game. For like-minded fans, this is great fun, but for your other friends, not so much. What if you could engage with just your sports-fan friends in a social network just for you? Read More

  • Estately Launches Flip, A Tinder For Real Estate

    Estately Launches Flip, A Tinder For Real Estate

    One of the annoyances of online real estate search is that you often see the exact same house pop up day after day, even though it is a run-down shack (“rustic with good bones”) in a not so nice (“up and coming”) neighborhood with a concrete yard (“low maintenance”). Estately wants to free you from that and it’s appropriating Tinder’s swipe… Read More

  • Kuddle, An Instagram With Training Wheels, Introduces Social Media To Kids

    Kuddle, An Instagram With Training Wheels, Introduces Social Media To Kids

    A new mobile application called Kuddle is introducing a safer way for kids to get introduced to social media, while still under a parent’s watchful eye. The photo-sharing app, which is like a more restricted version of Instagram, allows children to post and share photos with friends in a protected environment, safe from cyberbullying or unwanted connections from strangers. Founded in… Read More

  • PayPal Rolls Out One-Touch Mobile Checkout For Apps

    PayPal Rolls Out One-Touch Mobile Checkout For Apps

    Mobile commerce today is still challenging with complicated checkout flows that see users bouncing between screens, and having to tap out their personal information on tiny screens and keyboards. PayPal today is hoping to change that with the release of a new product called One Touch for merchants and app developers. Read More

  • Lookout Lands $150M To Bring Mobile Security Product To Enterprise

    Lookout Lands $150M To Bring Mobile Security Product To Enterprise

    Lookout, a mobile security product that to this point has been mostly geared towards consumers, announced today they had snagged $150M in Series F funding to begin focusing on enterprise customers. The round was led by investment funds managed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and includes participation from new investors Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Wellington Management Company… Read More