Apps

Disney launches its own messaging app, Disney Mix, aimed at kids and families

Disney today is wading into the mobile messaging market with a new chat application called Disney Mix, aimed at kids, tweens and families. While the app will compete to some extent with popular mess

Google launches a kids’ map app that lets them explore 3D imagery of the Himalayas

Google today released a new application designed to get kids to explore the world using maps and 3D imagery. The new app, which the company describes as “an experiment,” takes advantage o

New Skype Preview rolls out with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, offering a dark theme, OS integration

Along with today’s rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is also debuting a new version of its Skype Windows application, which the company says has been redesigned from the gr

Apptimize pulls in $12.4 million to help companies deploy apps faster

Apptimize, a company that helps businesses optimize, test and rapidly iterate their mobile apps, has just raised $12.4 million in a new round of Series B funding. Investor interest was strong due to t

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 i

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 o

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 mob

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 fu

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 b

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

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

Google Maps gets a cleaner look and starts highlighting areas of interest

It’s been a busy week for the Google Maps team. As we reported earlier today, the Google Maps apps are getting a Wi-Fi-only mode and the team is also bringing more crowdsourcing tools to the m

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 t

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 appli

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 numbe

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.

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 stan

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 coun

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 wit

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&#82
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