Apps

  • Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze

    Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze

    Pokémon Go may be the perfect dating app: you’re out in the real world, have an immediate way to start a conversation with an attractive stranger and, clearly, the two of you already share a common interest. These facts have not been lost on the makers of actual dating applications, however. A good handful of matchmaking services have now tied themselves to the Pokémon craze in an… Read More

  • Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home

    Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home

    Telehealth and telemedicine companies have the power to help patients get the care they need from home, and often more quickly and at a lower cost than what they’d pay out of pocket at a clinic or office in person. Investors have backed scores of these companies, including the now publicly traded Teladoc and MDLIVE, as well as Doctor on Demand, Talkspace, Joyable, Curology and myriad… Read More

  • Wonder’s mobile app highlights the best new indie tunes

    Wonder’s mobile app highlights the best new indie tunes

    If you’re looking for a new way to discover great indie music without having to spend hours digging through SoundCloud or Spotify playlists, a new app called Wonder can help. The app is the mobile extension of Wonder.fm, a music site created by We Are Hunted’s co-founder Stephen Phillips, who sold his earlier startup to Twitter where it later – and briefly – served… Read More

  • A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device

    A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device

    Channels has grown to become one of the more popular applications for cord cutters who want to watch, pause, rewind and fast-forward live television on their 4th-generation Apple TV. Now that same functionality is arriving on iOS in a new app, launched this week. In addition to letting you watch live TV, the mobile application also lets you see what’s on in a full-grid TV… Read More

  • Roomi raises $4 million to help you find a roommate

    Roomi raises $4 million to help you find a roommate

    At first glance, Roomi looks like just another rental listing app. But there’s a twist — all of these homes already have tenants. An alternative to Craigslist, Roomi thinks it can find you a better roommate. Are you a gym rat? Do you like to throw parties? The app syncs with Facebook to give you a glimpse of prospective cohabitants. Launched last year, Roomi has over 375,000… Read More

  • How Facetune and Enlight became top photo apps

    Jerusalem-based Lightricks knows what it takes to stand out amongst the thousands of photo apps. They’ve done it twice — with Enlight and also Facetune, which is currently the top photo app in the U.S. according to App Annie. We caught up with CEO Zeev Farbman for a video interview when we were in Israel. He showed us some tricks to using the Lightricks photo apps and explained why… Read More

  • Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again

    Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again

    Zagat, the restaurant review service Google acquired in 2011, has finally been given a mobile makeover today following years of what have been only minor updates and bug fix releases. Launching first on iOS, the updated Zagat app features a refreshed logo and new look-and-feel, as well as features that tailor the app to the individual user. Before today’s refresh, the app had a… Read More

  • Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

    Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

    The popular password management utility Dashlane is going after the larger enterprise market today with the announcement of a new tool that will allow mobile employees to switch access between both their personal passwords, as well as those assigned to them by their workplace, in the company’s mobile app. The tool, which is known as “Spaces,” first launched on the desktop… Read More

  • GoldieBlox’s new kids app aims to inspire the next generation of female coders

    GoldieBlox’s new kids app aims to inspire the next generation of female coders

    GoldieBlox, the educational toy, book and game maker best known for its line of engineering toys aimed at young girls, is expanding its digital footprint today with the launch of its first paid application: GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding. As the name implies, the new app’s goal is to teach children, ages four and up, the fundamentals of coding through a puzzle-filled game. The… Read More

  • Google Maps is turning its over a billion users into editors

    Google Maps is turning its over a billion users into editors

    Google has begun to further tap into the power of the crowd in order to improve its Google Maps application, the company announced this morning. This is being done through the introduction of a number of features that will allow users to more easily share location details, as well as confirm edits suggested by others. Many users had already seen these changes rolling out, but today Google… Read More

  • Hopper’s travel app helps you pick the best dates, airports to save more money on your trip

    Hopper’s travel app helps you pick the best dates, airports to save more money on your trip

    Fresh off its $16 million funding round from earlier this spring, popular airfare prediction app Hopper is moving beyond simply helping travelers figure out when to fly in order to snag the best deal. With the launch of Hopper 3.0, out this morning, the app will now also make personalized recommendations regarding how to adjust your trip plans to save more money, as well as point users to… Read More

  • Laugh.ly, a Pandora for comedy, launches into beta

    Laugh.ly, a Pandora for comedy, launches into beta

    Laugh.ly, a startup that’s something like a Pandora – but for comedy – is today launching into public beta. Via its website and forthcoming mobile application, users can stream stand-up sets and other routines from over 400 of today’s leading comics, including big names like Kevin Hart, Louis CK, Amy Schumer, Lewis Black, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock… Read More

  • Google’s new Arts & Culture app brings the world’s art, virtual tours and more to your smartphone

    Google’s new Arts & Culture app brings the world’s art, virtual tours and more to your smartphone

    Experiencing the world’s art just got a little easier, thanks to Google’s newly launched Arts & Culture application which puts works of art from over a thousand museums across 70 countries into the palm of your hand. But the app goes beyond offering only static images and text – instead, it now offers tools to search art works by any keyword, browse by color, as well as… Read More

  • Canva brings professional design to anyone with its new iPhone app

    Canva brings professional design to anyone with its new iPhone app

    Online design platform Canva, which makes it easy for anyone to create professional graphics quickly – even if they don’t have a design background – is expanding its reach today with the launch of its first-ever iPhone application. Up until now, the company had offered a web application for around three years, and had been available on iPad for a year. With its iPhone… Read More

  • Zoosk takes on Tinder with debut of Lively, a free app that uses video to tell stories

    Zoosk takes on Tinder with debut of Lively, a free app that uses video to tell stories

    Zoosk, the online dating company with 38 million members, is today launching a new application called Lively, aimed at a younger demographic. The app is meant to be Zoosk’s answer to Tinder’s success, but it moves beyond the “hot or not” swiping mechanism Tinder popularized in favor of something more original: stitched together photo and video collages that tell… Read More

  • Uber has completed 2 billion rides

    Uber has completed 2 billion rides

    It took Uber six years to complete a billion rides around Christmas 2015. Now, just six months later, the company has announced that they have completed their two-billionth ride. Six months is 180 days, meaning the company was providing an average of 5.5 million rides a day, or 230,000 an hour to hit a billion rides in six months. Even crazier – instead of one person completing the… Read More

  • Beware the fake Pokémon Go apps

    Beware the fake Pokémon Go apps

    Earlier this month, the first Pokémon Go malware was spotted in the wild, but the app was not much of a threat to users as it never made it into the official Google Play store for download. The same cannot be said of a new group of dangerous applications targeting Pokémon Go users by promising cheats, tips, and other functionality. Despite their innocuous-sounding titles, the apps… Read More

  • Pokémon Go’s retention rates, average revenue per user are double the industry average

    Pokémon Go’s retention rates, average revenue per user are double the industry average

    New data released this morning on the mobile phenomenon Pokémon Go shows that the popular game isn’t only the biggest in U.S. history – it’s also breaking records when it comes to its ability to monetize and retain its users, as well. According to a report from SurveyMonkey, Pokémon Go is seeing retention rates at more than double the industry average, and is pulling… Read More

  • BitTorrent Now’s music and video streaming app comes to iOS, Apple TV

    BitTorrent Now’s music and video streaming app comes to iOS, Apple TV

    BitTorrent’s name may still be associated with piracy, but BitTorrent the company has been working to legitimize the peer-to-peer technology as a tool that can be used to distribute content in legal ways. Its products have over 170 million users, the company claims. Today, its streaming application BitTorrent Now is launching on iOS and Apple TV, in order to allow content creators to… Read More

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