Apps

  • Feedly’s reader app now caters to knowledge workers with launch of boards, notes & annotations

    Feedly’s reader app now caters to knowledge workers with launch of boards, notes & annotations

    Following the death of Google Reader several years ago, there was a brief renewed interest in alternative RSS readers – news readers that let you track updates from blogs or other websites in a single interface. While there was a lot of hype around Digg’s entry into the space, it’s Feedly that has best picked up the Google Reader mantle, and continued to roll out features… Read More

  • Microsoft launches Sprinkles, a silly camera app powered by machine learning

    Microsoft launches Sprinkles, a silly camera app powered by machine learning

    Microsoft is getting into the “fun camera app” game with a new iOS application called Sprinkles, which has now earned a featured spot in the “New apps we love” section of the App Store. The gist with Sprinkles, clearly aimed at a teen audience, is to offer a variety of traditional photo decorating tools like stickers, emoji and captions, but leverages… Read More

  • Netflix brings offline viewing to Windows 10 PCs and tablets

    Netflix brings offline viewing to Windows 10 PCs and tablets

    Netflix added support for offline viewing on iOS and Android late last year, and today it’s bringing the same feature to Windows 10, with the exception of Windows 10 mobile devices. Arriving now in the updated Windows 10 application, a subset of the Netflix catalog can be downloaded to your PC or tablet computer in order to be viewed when a network connection is not available. Read More

  • Booze investors favor apps, gadgets and biotech Crunch Network

    Booze investors favor apps, gadgets and biotech

    Archaeological records show humans have been making alcohol since at least 7000 BC. We figured out wine more than 6,000 years ago. By the time the ancient Egyptians entered the scene, brewers were making at least 17 types of beer. Nonetheless, it appears we are not done innovating: Booze-related startups continued to rack up funding in the past year. 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

  • 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

  • Stance’s app lets you record a message for your Congressperson, then leaves it on their voicemail

    Stance’s app lets you record a message for your Congressperson, then leaves it on their voicemail

    Want to call your senator or U.S. representative to let them know where you stand on an issue, but don’t have the time to hunt down their phone number, wait on hold, or continually redial to get past the busy signals? A new app called Stance aims to help. Instead of simply providing a way to call your reps, as many apps today do, Stance lets you pre-record your voice message to be left… Read More

  • App Annie: Android to top iOS in app store revenue this year

    App Annie: Android to top iOS in app store revenue this year

    Apple will lose its lead over Android in terms of revenue generated by mobile apps this year, according to a new report from App Annie, out today. However, the firm’s estimate is based on including third-party Android app stores in its forecast, not just Google Play. When the Apple App Store is pitted against Google Play alone, Apple is expected to maintain its lead through 2021, the… Read More

  • Facebook tests a second News Feed headed by a rocket ship icon

    Facebook tests a second News Feed headed by a rocket ship icon

    Facebook’s launch of Stories may be the social network’s big news of the week, but some Facebook users have spotted another addition, and are thoroughly confused. A “rocket ship” icon has popped up in the app of select users worldwide, adjacent to the News Feed button. Its appearance is prompting a lot of users to wonder, “what on earth is this… Read More