Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • SoundShare’s new app lets you create playlists with friends, stream them to Apple TV

    SoundShare’s new app lets you create playlists with friends, stream them to Apple TV

    SoundShare, an app that lets you text your friends entire songs, was already one of the more clever iOS applications available. Recently, the app rolled out an update that introduces a redesign and whole new experience called “Party Mode” that lets friends play songs through your device — like at get-togethers, where everyone wants to hear their favorite music. Read More

  • Instagram Superzoom records dramatic close-up videos

    Instagram Superzoom records dramatic close-up videos

    Instagram’s newest feature lets you make your own “Dramatic Chipmunk”-style video by shooting a stuttered zoom-in, including cinematic sound effects, with a single tap. Superzoom is coming to Instagram Stories on iOS and Android today, alongside an array of spooky Halloween stickers and augmented reality masks. Read More

  • Facebook launches Marketplace for cars with dealers and Blue Book pricing

    Facebook launches Marketplace for cars with dealers and Blue Book pricing

    Buy a car through Facebook, and the social network could earn a special place in your heart. So Facebook is creating a dedicated section of Marketplace for vehicles. You’ll now be able to use new search filters to find a ride with a specific type, make, model, mileage, transmission, and more from both people and car dealerships like Edmunds, Cars.com, Auction123, CDK Global, and… Read More

  • Here are some standouts from 500 Startups’ 22nd demo day

    500 Startups is in somewhat of a weird spot, given that Dave McClure resigned as a GP from 500 Startups in July this year after admitting to “multiple” advances toward women and being a “creep.” Since then, there’s been a specter over the firm’s program, especially as it begins its demo day and starts to roll into the following class. That seemed truer… Read More

  • Tonight is a new dating app optimized for real dates

    Tonight is a new dating app optimized for real dates

    What if a dating app was focused on enabling real dates, rather than chatting? Whim founder Eve Peters said the idea appealed to users, but Whim also asked you to identify the days you’d be available. So Peters and her team have launched a new iOS app called Tonight. As soon as two people show interest in each other, the app tries to set them up on a date, no messaging required. Read More

  • Slack looks to make screen sharing at work more interactive

    Slack looks to make screen sharing at work more interactive

    As Slack moves more and more into trying to become a go-to tool for workplace collaboration — especially in the face of competition from Atlassian and other incumbents — it has to first make sure it has the table stakes down. Today, the company is looking to take another step in that direction as it starts rolling out an updated screen sharing feature that allows users to mark… Read More

  • This video shows the iPhone X’s crazy app switching swipe

    This video shows the iPhone X’s crazy app switching swipe

    The iPhone X is about to be released, and somehow, either officially sanctioned or otherwise, a handful of videos have appeared showing different functions of the device. What follows is a short video showing the novel way users will switch apps on the iPhone X. App switching on iPhone X looks pretty smooth. (via https://t.co/mXpNJhOwzw) pic.twitter.com/Lf9X3twx58 — Webastiaan the… Read More

  • Nintendo’s Animal Crossing mobile game actually looks like a blast

    Nintendo’s Animal Crossing mobile game actually looks like a blast

    As Nintendo continues to mount an impressive comeback, today the company has announced its next title coming to smartphones, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The cult classic title where players live amongst the animals and live a generally chill existence (while feeding Tom Nook’s capitalist machine) is coming in November to iOS and Android. More than a few fans of the franchise were… Read More

  • Amazon debuts a new Appstore app with better discovery, focus on Amazon Coins

    Amazon debuts a new Appstore app with better discovery, focus on Amazon Coins

    Amazon’s Kindle app isn’t the only mobile app from the company getting a makeover today. Amazon has also now quietly introduced a new version of its Appstore app for Fire TV, Fire tablets and Android devices. The new store features a visual redesign and an increased focus on Amazon’s own virtual currency, Amazon Coins. Read More

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