Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Microsoft’s AI camera app Pix is now a business productivity tool

    Microsoft’s AI camera app Pix is now a business productivity tool

    Microsoft Pix, the iOS camera app that leverages A.I. to help you take better photos, is venturing beyond being a tool for consumers with an update that now sees it able to assist with photos of business documents, whiteboards, post-it notes, and business cards. According to Microsoft, the additional support focused on office productivity made sense because people were already doing a lot… Read More

  • Pinterest crosses 200 million monthly active users

    Pinterest crosses 200 million monthly active users

    Pinterest said today it now has 200 million monthly active users, up from 150 million a little under a year ago. In April, the company said it hit 175 million monthly active users, so it seems it’s been able to grow pretty methodically in the past year or so. That’s going to be a good sign for the company, which set some very ambitious targets in early 2015 but has since had to… Read More

  • Essential Phone now on sale at Sprint stores

    Essential Phone now on sale at Sprint stores

    Essential’s first phone, the aptly named Phone, is now available in Sprint retail stores. The retail availability follows pre-orders and sales via web and Essential’s own online store, and will provide the first opportunity many potential customers have to get their hands on the device. Despite some hardware hiccups and a launch shipping delay, Essential has done an impressive job… Read More

  • Spotify launches an iMessage app for texting songs to friends

    Spotify launches an iMessage app for texting songs to friends

    Spotify has quietly launched its own iMessage application that let you text songs to friends with just a few taps. The new app hasn’t been officially announced, but appears to be similar in functionality to Spotify’s Messenger app, which went live earlier this spring as one of Messenger’s new chat extensions. As with the Messenger bot, the new iMessage app also lets you… Read More

  • Apple’s Face ID will support only one registered face per iPhone at launch

    Apple’s Face ID will support only one registered face per iPhone at launch

    Apple’s forthcoming FaceID technology will support just one face registered per device, at least initially. This has been reported by multiple people who spoke to Apple at this week’s iPhone event, and confirmed separately by TechCrunch, but it’s worth noting because it could change some user behavior regarding the device. Face ID supporting just one face makes a lot of sense… Read More

  • Yext looks to help businesses make their information more searchable by machines

    Yext looks to help businesses make their information more searchable by machines

    Yext has been known for helping businesses get all their information (like location, business hours, and such) lined up correctly on the right apps and websites — and now it’s looking to make sure the rest of the pitch is right across the Internet. Yext, which went public earlier this year, said it is launching a feature called knowledge tags to help businesses make their websites… Read More

  • Snapchat brings Bitmoji to the real world with World Lenses

    Snapchat brings Bitmoji to the real world with World Lenses

    Snapchat’s World Lens feature applies filters intelligently to the world around you using augmented reality and your smartphone’s camera, and now you the app is adding support for Bitmoji to the feature. This means you can take those animated avatars of yourself and drop them into your surroundings. It’s a smart use of both Bitmoji and World Lens tech – you can do… Read More

  • Google’s Pixel 2 is launching on October 4

    Google’s Pixel 2 is launching on October 4

    Google is launching the successor to its Pixel smartphone on October 4, as confirmed by a new advertising campaign and official landing page citing the date, and suggesting that anyone who is “thinking about changing phones” tune in for more information coming on October 4. The landing page asks for an email address to be alerted with updates, and this same date and a tagline… Read More

  • Quick-charging battery startup StoreDot gets $60M on $500M valuation led by Daimler

    Quick-charging battery startup StoreDot gets $60M on $500M valuation led by Daimler

    As we continue to see a proliferation of wireless connected devices make their way into the mainstream consumer electronics market, there has been growing attention on a key issue that will be central to making all these devices work: efficient power supplies, and specifically practical battery systems. Today, one of the startups that’s hoping to lead the conversation on how this… Read More