Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras get top marks from testing outfit DxOMark

    iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras get top marks from testing outfit DxOMark

    If our review didn’t convince you that the cameras in the latest iPhones are something special, perhaps DxOMark’s lab-heavy evaluation process will do the trick. The camera testing site unequivocally states that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the best smartphone cameras it’s ever tested — though they aren’t without their flaws. Read More

  • Preschoolers get their own Pokémon game with launch of Pokémon Playhouse

    Preschoolers get their own Pokémon game with launch of Pokémon Playhouse

    A new app called Pokémon Playhouse from the Pokémon Company, released this week, is bringing Pikachu and friends to preschoolers. Unlike the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, a collaboration between Niantic and Nintendo by way of the Pokémon Company, this latest game is not focused on capturing Pokémon, battling and raids. Instead, it’s filled with activities appropriate for… Read More

  • ipsy launches its beauty product e-commerce business Shopper as hit hits 3M subscribers

    ipsy launches its beauty product e-commerce business Shopper as hit hits 3M subscribers

    ipsy, a subscription service that delivers a collection of products to its users every month, has spent the last six years building up a community with millions of people obsessed with beauty products. And now that the company has more than 3 million subscribers — with a $10 per month subscription cost — it’s ready to get a little bit more aggressive by getting directly… Read More

  • Co-founder Brian Fenty becomes CEO at TodayTix

    Co-founder Brian Fenty becomes CEO at TodayTix

    There’s a new CEO at TodayTix, though he’s definitely not new to the company — Chairman Brian Fenty is becoming chief executive, while his co-founder (and the previous CEO) Merritt Baer is becoming the Head of Europe. TodayTix sells theater tickets in cities across the United States (including New York, Chicago and San Francisco), but its European presence is currently limited… Read More

  • Pinterest opens up more than 5,000 interests for advertiser targeting through its Taste Graph

    Pinterest opens up more than 5,000 interests for advertiser targeting through its Taste Graph

    Pinterest builds itself around visual discovery — the idea that you can come to the site or app, see something you like, and immediately dive down a rabbit hole. The company has built an extensive suite of tools internally to figure out which rabbit hole to divert users to, and now it’s opening up some of that knowledge to advertisers. Pinterest said today that it’s… Read More

  • Polly’s teen polling app piggybacks on Snapchat

    Polly’s teen polling app piggybacks on Snapchat

    Snapchat doesn’t technically have a developer platform, but that hasn’t stopped other startups from taking advantage of its new feature for attaching links to your Snaps and Stories. Sarahah was the first, allowing people to ask fellow Snappers for open-ended anonymous feedback. But the problem is that those requests could be met with cyberbullying. Polly is a new teen… Read More

  • Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

    Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

    Google today announced that the Android One Moto X4 is now available for pre-order on its Project Fi page. Like other Android One phones, the mid-range Moto X4, comes with a pure version of Android without any bloatware. This marks the first time an Android One phone is available on Project Fi, Google’s own virtual cell network, and it also marks the Moto X4’s arrival in the… Read More

  • Snapchat’s new partners attach instant apps and games to ads

    Snapchat’s new partners attach instant apps and games to ads

    Snap wants its ads to open to something interesting rather than a boring mobile website. Today Snap announced 14 new ad Creative Partners that will help build custom games, interactive videos, gyroscope-powered epxeriences, lead generation campaigns, and pre-loaded Instant Apps as destinations for Snapchat ads. They’ll also help connect advertisers to influencers, despite Snapchat… Read More

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