Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Apple releases its 5th developer betas

    Apple releases its 5th developer betas

    Good news, Apple developers – Apple today has released its 5th version of the iOS 10 beta build along with new betas for watchOS 3, macOS, and tvOS. With this release, we’re getting closer to the final, public build of iOS – it’s likely that there will only be one or two more betas before its release expected in September. While the first few betas were buggy, as… Read More

  • GIF Keyboard maker Riffsy gets a new name, Tenor, and opens up an SDK

    GIF Keyboard maker Riffsy gets a new name, Tenor, and opens up an SDK

    GIFs may be a popular way of communicating as the way we talk to each other increasingly shifts to mobile, but really it’s about communicating in some form of video. We’re seeing video become more and more prevalent on mobile devices, and GIFs just happen to be a convenient way of doing that, Riffsy CEO David McIntosh says. At its core, using video to communicate can serve a… Read More

  • Google tests a more personalized version of its virtual assistant, Google Now

    Google tests a more personalized version of its virtual assistant, Google Now

    Google Now, the intelligent personal assistant bundled into Android and Google’s search application, is already adept at bringing you the information you need at the right time, whether that’s traffic alerts, event reminders, sports scores, stock updates, weather, flight info, and much more. But one area where Google Now falls a little short is in customizing the assistant… Read More

  • Lyft starts selling $20 physical gift cards at Starbucks

    Lyft starts selling $20 physical gift cards at Starbucks

    On demand ride provider Lyft is getting physical – creating actual gift cards with $20 in ride credit that people can buy beginning today at participating Starbucks stores across the U.S. The cards also come with a $5 Starbucks gift card as a free bonus, and Lyft passengers will also start being able to earn Starbucks Reward Stars by riding. This isn’t Lyft’s first tie-up… Read More

  • Facebook will bypass web adblockers, but offer ad targeting opt-outs

    Facebook will bypass web adblockers, but offer ad targeting opt-outs

    Facebook is making the HTML of its web ads indistinguishable from organic content so it can slip by adblockers. But in exchange for taking away this option for controlling ads from people, its allowing them to opt-out of ad targeting categories and Custom Audience customer lists uploaded by advertisers. Today all desktop users will see an announcement atop the News Feed explaining that while… Read More

  • Shyp’s business efforts ramp up with bulk shipments and new pricing

    Shyp’s business efforts ramp up with bulk shipments and new pricing

    For the past two years, Shyp has been ramping up its efforts to appeal to businesses as a go-to, more simplified shipping service. That started off with a big partnership with eBay to help sellers ship their products. And that’s continuing today with a new model for business shipments that caters directly toward sellers looking to move a large number of products. Starting today, Shyp… Read More

  • Tilt dives into one-to-one payments

    Tilt dives into one-to-one payments

    Here’s a sentence you might not have expected to read: a service built around crowdfunding is building in a one-to-one payments option in what might be one of the most increasingly crowded spaces in the U.S. That’s what Tilt, an app geared toward crowdfunding events like parties or travel plans, is hoping will make its service even more sticky and a one-stop destination for… Read More

  • FireChat brings private group chat to its off-grid messaging service

    FireChat brings private group chat to its off-grid messaging service

    FireChat, the messaging service from Disrupt Battlefield finalist Open Garden that allows you to chat with people around you even when there is no regular Internet connection, is getting a major update today. This new version of FireChat introduces private group chats on top of its existing private one-on-one chats and public chatrooms. Read More

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