Apps

  • Facetune maker’s newest app, Enlight Photofox, is a powerful image editor

    Facetune maker’s newest app, Enlight Photofox, is a powerful image editor

    Lightricks, the maker of the popular selfie-correcting app Facetune, is debuting a new photo-editing app today called Enlight Photofox. This is the second time that Lightricks has launched the next generation of an existing app as an entirely new, standalone application — a strategy that’s still somewhat rare on today’s App Store, outside of sequels to games. Read More

  • The new Taster VR app brings VR content from the BBC to your smartphone

    The new Taster VR app brings VR content from the BBC to your smartphone

    The BBC today released a new mobile application that will allow it to experiment with transforming BBC content into VR experiences. The app, called BBC Taster VR, comes from the broadcaster’s testing ground for new ideas, Taster, and uses technology from EEVO to publish videos in a VR format. Initially, Taster VR only offers a couple of projects, one of which is 360 video from the… Read More

  • Google’s new experiment, Triangle, lets you block individual apps from using mobile data

    Google’s new experiment, Triangle, lets you block individual apps from using mobile data

    Google recently began testing a new tool for helping people better manage the mobile data used by their smartphones. The new Android app, called Triangle, is currently being tested in the Philippines, and lets you do things like view your data balance, see which apps are accounting for the most data usage and even block individual applications from using your mobile data. Read More

  • Twitch’s mobile app is adding live streaming, dark mode and more

    Twitch’s mobile app is adding live streaming, dark mode and more

    Amazon-owned game-streaming site Twitch today announced a series of changes coming soon to its mobile application, the most notable of which is the ability for broadcasters to stream directly to their channel from the app itself. That doesn’t mean you can live stream gameplay as of yet, though. Read More

  • Tinder’s new subscription, Tinder Gold, lets you see who already likes you

    Tinder’s new subscription, Tinder Gold, lets you see who already likes you

    Tinder this morning announced it will begin testing a new service called Tinder Gold in select markets, aimed at increasing the number of paying users for its popular dating app. With Tinder Gold, which will be an upgrade available to both existing Tinder Plus subscribers as well as free users, users will have a direct way to see all those who have already swiped right on their profile, through… Read More

  • Dating apps are embracing video

    Dating apps are embracing video

    Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as the industry’s larger embrace of “Stories” as a… Read More

  • App economy to grow to $6.3 trillion in 2021, user base to nearly double to 6.3 billion

    App economy to grow to $6.3 trillion in 2021, user base to nearly double to 6.3 billion

    The global app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion by 2021, up from $1.3 trillion last year, according to a new report this morning from app analytics firm App Annie. During that same time frame, the user base will almost double from 3.4 billion people using apps to 6.3 billion, while the time spent in apps will grow to 3.5 trillion hours in 2021, up from 1.6 trillion in 2016. These… Read More

  • Uptime, YouTube’s experimental app for watching videos with friends, opens to all

    Uptime, YouTube’s experimental app for watching videos with friends, opens to all

    YouTube’s experimental app Uptime, which lets you watch videos with friends while reacting and commenting, has now opened up to all users. The app was first launched in March of this year, from Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, as a means of testing a more interactive and social way to watch YouTube. However, it initially required an invite to use it. That requirement was… Read More

  • Microsoft Pix can now turn your iPhone photos into art, thanks to artificial intelligence

    Microsoft Pix can now turn your iPhone photos into art, thanks to artificial intelligence

    Microsoft is rolling out an update to its AI-powered photo editing app, Microsoft Pix, that aims to give Prisma and others like it some new competition. While the app was originally designed to enhance your iPhone photos by tweaking things like color, exposure and other variables, the newly updated Microsoft Pix will now let you have a little more fun with your photos, too – this time… Read More

  • Twitter tweaks its design again in an attempt to woo newcomers

    Twitter tweaks its design again in an attempt to woo newcomers

    In an effort to better cater to newcomers, Twitter once again is redesigning its app across mobile, desktop and the web. The revamp isn’t a radical departure from its prior look-and-feel or user experience – unlike when it introduced its own stories-like feature called Moments, for example, or when began reordering the tweets in your timeline. Instead, the update involves a series… Read More

  • The chat fiction apps that teens go crazy for

    Have you ever heard of chat fiction apps? If not, then you’re probably not a teenager. These digital book alternatives, which are presented as text messages, have been dominating the app charts for the past few months. The format may seem a little strange for people who are used to paperback books, but at least young people are reading. These are the popular ones. Hooked Hooked is the… Read More

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