Apps

  • Uber explains why it looks like its app is still tracking your location, long after drop-off

    Uber explains why it looks like its app is still tracking your location, long after drop-off

    Uber responded today to reports that its app continues to check users’ locations even when they hadn’t used the ride-hailing service for days or weeks. The company explained that the issue is being caused by the iOS operating system itself, not direct tracking by its app. Many users had realized that Uber’s app appeared to have recently checked their location, according… Read More

  • Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch

    Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch

    Following an erroneous report claiming that Niantic’s plans to bring Pokémon Go to the Apple Watch were canceled, the company today put those rumors to rest with more than a mere statement: it has now launched the Apple Watch version of its popular game. The new smartwatch app lets you more easily play Pokémon without having to always pull out your phone. Instead, you can tap to… Read More

  • Pana’s travel companion app goes free, can automatically check you into flights

    Pana’s travel companion app goes free, can automatically check you into flights

    Pana, a travel companion that organizes your plans and sends personalized trip alerts, is now making its app free to challenge rivals like TripIt, Google Trips and others. First launched two years ago, Pana had previously focused on its paid subscription service for individuals and companies needing a 24/7 travel concierge — a move that may have limited its potential market. The… Read More

  • Apps for holiday shopping

    The holidays are almost here and there is still a little time left for last-minute shopping. Instead of sifting though all your discount emails, we found some apps that will help you save money and make both your online and in-store shopping experience easier. Slice
    Online shoppers may want to check out Slice, which makes it easier to monitor shipments. There’s no need to input any… Read More

  • Super Mario Run sees 37 million downloads, $14 million in revenue in first 3 days

    Super Mario Run sees 37 million downloads, $14 million in revenue in first 3 days

    Nintendo’s investors haven’t been happy with the performance of the new iPhone game, “Super Mario Run,” which has led to falling share prices over concerns with the game’s payment model. However, the game has still eked out a respectable share of downloads and revenue, according to new data from app intelligence firm App Annie. Looking back at the game’s… Read More

  • Momento’s new app turns your own photos into GIFs you can decorate and share

    Momento’s new app turns your own photos into GIFs you can decorate and share

    One of the more clever apps to launch on the iMessage App Store is Momento, an app that automatically turns your photos into GIFs for easy sharing. Now this app is available in a standalone format to all iPhone and iPad users, outside of iMessage. It also arrives with an expanded feature set, including the ability to decorate your photos with filters, stickers, text, and other effects… Read More

  • Google brings its upgraded keyboard app Gboard to Android

    Google brings its upgraded keyboard app Gboard to Android

    Google today officially announced that it’s rebranding its Google Keyboard application for Android users to “Gboard,” the name sported by its newer keyboard app that sports a fully integrated Google Search engine, emoji and GIF search, and more. The keyboard’s Android launch had been spotted earlier this week by a number of media sites and blogs, who had… Read More

  • Mercedes launches car-sharing service Croove

    Mercedes launches car-sharing service Croove

    For something like a century, car makers have sold one car to one person one time and then waited for them to wear out that car and come back to the dealership for another one. Increasingly, that model is outmoded, and Mercedes-Benz is putting another nail in that model’s coffin with Croove. The car-sharing service launched in Munich this month with a couple of twists. Croove is a… Read More

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