Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen

    Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen

    Evie is bringing its app search technology to a new location on your phone. The startup has partnered with Verizon to launch a new product called AppFlash. Like Evie’s existing app launcher, AppFlash helps users find content and services across different apps — and Evie is working with Verizon to make this the default experience on customers’ Android devices. Read More

  • MLB.com At Bat and NHL are first to launch personalized app icons on iOS 10.3

    MLB.com At Bat and NHL are first to launch personalized app icons on iOS 10.3

    The MLB.com At Bat and NHL iOS applications have been updated today to take advantage of one of the new, but still under-the-radar features available in the just-launched version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 10.3: personalized home screen icons. That’s right — you now can replace either of these apps’ default icon with one featuring your favorite… Read More

  • Developers can finally respond to App Store reviews – here’s how it works

    Developers can finally respond to App Store reviews – here’s how it works

    With yesterday’s release of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4, Apple has made a significant change to how its App Stores operate. At long last, developers now have the ability to respond to user reviews in order to offer support, ask follow-up questions, say thanks, or otherwise interact with their app’s customers. The change has been a long time coming – the feature has been… Read More

  • Facebook launches Stories in the main Facebook app

    Facebook launches Stories in the main Facebook app

    Snapchat all the things! Facebook’s plan to copy everything that made Snapchat successful is finally reaching its final form with the launch of stories in the main Facebook app. You can now share stories with your Facebook friends and see what your friends have been up to for the past 24 hours. At the top of the Facebook app, you’ll see rounded profile pictures representing stories… Read More

  • Facebook Messenger now lets you privately share your Live Location for an hour

    Facebook Messenger now lets you privately share your Live Location for an hour

    Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app. Today it’s adding a new Live Location feature that lets you share for an hour within a private direct or group message thread your real-time location on a map. The recipients can then see an estimate of how long it would take you to reach them by car. Read More

  • Microsoft brings Cortana to the Android lock screen

    Microsoft brings Cortana to the Android lock screen

    Following a series of beta trials, Microsoft officially announced this morning that it’s bringing its virtual assistant Cortana to the lock screen of Android devices. Initially, Microsoft had tested putting an overview of your day on the lock screen – offering information like the day’s weather, commute times, flight or meeting information, and more – where it could be… Read More

  • Nomos Glashütte’s Metro Neomatik is modern, slim and sophisticated watch

    Nomos Glashütte’s Metro Neomatik is modern, slim and sophisticated watch

    The smartwatch era has done nothing so much as renew my interest in real watches, which have their own type of special intelligence, albeit laid out in intricate arrays of gears and springs rather than written in silicon. Few watchmakers express this intelligence site so wonderfully as Nomos Glashütte, the German manufactory that produces exquisite timepieces with house made movements in… Read More

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