Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Siri can now send money via PayPal

    Siri can now send money via PayPal

    PayPal users can now send and request payments using simple voice commands via Siri on iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad. The online payments company is making the new feature available to users in 30 countries, and in a number of languages, and it requires only that the iOS app be installed with a logged in user account. As you can see from the demo video above, using the feature is as easy as… Read More

  • Report shows Americans abandoned their news apps as election fatigue kicked in

    Report shows Americans abandoned their news apps as election fatigue kicked in

    A new report from mobile analytics firm Flurry out this morning shows how Americans’ overwhelming election fatigue and disinterest in continuing to follow political news stories played out during the U.S. Elections. The firm found that two of the lowest dips in news reading activity on mobile devices – where many people today consume election news and information –… Read More

  • OneLogin acquires Sphere Secure Workspace to gain mobile management foothold

    OneLogin acquires Sphere Secure Workspace to gain mobile management foothold

    OneLogin, a company that provides identity management in the cloud, has become rather acquisitive over the last year buying CafeSoft last December and Portadi in June. Today it announced it was acquiring Sphere Secure Workspace to add mobile device management to their identity-driven security model. “We are getting the hang of acquiring companies and propelling our roadmap very… Read More

  • Snapchat copies Instagram Story rewinds, adds augmented background lenses

    Snapchat copies Instagram Story rewinds, adds augmented background lenses

    Now the copying is going the other direction, as Snapchat clones Instagram Stories’ rewind feature. But Snapchat is still innovating on the augmented reality features it popularized, plus adding new ways to share. Today’s Snapchat update for iOS and Android introduces World Lenses. While its well-known Selfie Lenses change the way you look with dog ears and flower crowns, World… Read More

  • Don’t take an illegal selfie with your ballot

    Don’t take an illegal selfie with your ballot

    That social media post could disqualify your vote. Snap your #ImWithHer or #MAGA selfie without your ballot. It violates voting laws in many states to take a photo with your completed ballot, or even inside the polling place in some locations. Breaking the voter secrecy laws can get you one to three years in prison or a fine depending on where you live, though they’re not always enforced. Read More

  • Figuring out what comes after gene sequencing in China

    Figuring out what comes after gene sequencing in China

    In recent years, a crop of companies have emerged that are using genomic sequencing to detect diseases in order to prevent the negative outcome of those diseases. It’s led to a budding ecosystem of startups that are crunching the data, as well as the cost of that sequencing coming down. But while we’re at the stage of getting the cost of genomic sequencing down and making it… Read More

  • Is LeEco really in trouble?

    Is LeEco really in trouble?

    Billionaire CEO Yueting Jia told employees in a letter last week that the company’s rapid growth was leading to stagnation and management problems at LeEco, and announced that he would invest $10 million into the company and cut his salary to 15 cents in order to keep LeEco steady as it expands into the United States and develops a self-driving car. But North American operations lead… Read More

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