Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card

    Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card

    Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance by showing a barcode at a participating retailer, then having the cash applied immediately to their online Amazon account. The service will support adding any amount between $15 and $500 in a single transaction, Amazon says. Amazon Cash will be available… Read More

  • Report: Android overtakes Windows as the internet’s most used operating system

    Report: Android overtakes Windows as the internet’s most used operating system

    Mobile is today as important, if not more important, than desktops when it comes to the internet and apps. A clear reminder of that comes with news of a report claiming that Google’s Android has overtaken Windows as the internet’s most used operating system. Read More

  • Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts

    Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts

    When it comes to video, the audio is pretty damn important. Hell, they even give out some sort of award for them on occasion. Moodelizer wants to put the power of suitable soundtracks in the hands of amateur filmmakers, by letting you add a delightfully over-the-top soundtrack to the most mundane of tasks at the touch of a button. Read More

  • Starbucks is going to try out a mobile order-only store

    Starbucks is going to try out a mobile order-only store

    Starbucks introduced its mobile ordering system in 2015, and it’s been a victim of its own success in some ways. Customers at popular spots are eager to use the mobile ordering system to choose their selection and pay in advance, in the hopes of avoiding a line – but they’re having to wait anyway, thanks to a virtual queue that’s as large or larger than the real one… Read More

  • Scheduled is a new app that lets you schedule your text messages

    Scheduled is a new app that lets you schedule your text messages

    Want to remember to tell a friend happy birthday, good luck or congratulations? Had a follow-up question for a client that just occurred to you at 1 AM? Want to write a heartfelt thank you to be texted at a later date? Unfortunately, neither SMS nor most messaging apps – including iMessage – allow you to draft a text in advance and schedule it to be sent out on a later date. But… Read More

  • Nuzzel launches a ‘Newswire’ for sponsored content

    Nuzzel launches a ‘Newswire’ for sponsored content

    For the first time, news aggregator Nuzzel will include advertising. That doesn’t mean you’re going to see banner ads popping up all over the startup’s app and website. Instead, the Nuzzel Newswire consists of sponsored links in Nuzzel’s email newsletter, pointing to a blog post, press release or news article of the advertiser’s choosing. Read More

  • Twitter stops counting @ Replies towards its 140 characters on web and mobile

    Twitter stops counting @ Replies towards its 140 characters on web and mobile

    Nearly a year ago, Twitter announced it would begin distancing itself from the requirement that all tweets could only contain 140 characters by no longer counting some things – like media attachments or @ replies towards the character count. However, it didn’t begin testing the change with @ replies until last fall. Today, Twitter says this change to replies is rolling out to all… Read More

  • New tech can spot small faces in the crowd

    New tech can spot small faces in the crowd

    Spotting faces in a scene is easy when the punims are nice and close to the camera. But what about group shots where the faces are tiny? That, I fear, robots have a harder time with. A new research project by Deva Ramanan, associate professor of robotics, and Peiyun Hu, a Ph.D. student in robotics at Carnegie Mellon, fixes that problem by assessing the context of images. Instead of just… Read More

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