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Google brings offline neural machine translations for 59 languages to its Translate app

Currently, when the Google Translate apps for iOS and Android has access to the internet, its translations are far superior to those it produces when it’s offline. That’s because the offli

Thunkable’s DIY app builder is now cross-platform

Drag-and-drop app builder startup Thunkable has launched a cross-platform version of its product that lets users create apps that work across Android and iOS. The app builder is targeted at non-coders

Twitter is down [UPDATE: It’s back]

Reports of Twitter being down are coming in from across the globe. The homepage and mobile app are currently down. The desktop API still works so users can connect to the service through apps like Tw

Update: Family networking app Life360 hires PathSense team to boost location-based services

Update: This article was updated to clarify that Life360 hired the PathSense team, but that PathSense retains ownership of its intellectual property and is still actively selling licenses. Life360, th

The day that changed your phone forever

Mobile application testing service HeadSpin launches from stealth

HeadSpin, a mobile application testing service, launched today to give developers a one-stop shop for quality assurance and control for mobile application development. The company’s co-founder

Lyft is testing a new rider experience with a small percentage of users

Lyft is giving around 1 percent of its riders access to a different, beta user experience in its mobile app, starting today. The new look for passengers offers the same essential functionality, but is

Vyte makes it easy to invyte people to your calyndyr

Planning a meeting with me used to take hours. First you must bathe yourself in the ritual Spring of Understanding and then, once completely clean, you must enter the room of Writing Down The Appointm

RecordGram thinks your phone is the new recording studio

If RecordGram has its way, top record producers will all turn to their app, a kind of mobile recording studio, to find the next Justin Bieber or Nicki Minaj. And aspiring artists will all find beats,

Facebook on course to be the WeChat of the West, says Gartner

It's the beginning of the end for smartphone apps as we have known and tapped on them, reckons Gartner. The analyst is calling the start of a "post-apps" era, based on changes in consumer interactions

PitchBook brings company financial data to its mobile app

Finding financial data, particularly for private companies, is no small task. It usually requires a solid BS detector for researching online and a network of knowledgeable sources to bounce numbers

App downloads up 15 percent in 2016, revenue up 40 percent thanks to China

The app industry is continuing to grow, according to a new year-end analysis from app intelligence firm App Annie, out today, which found that app downloads, time spent in apps and revenue grew acr

The mobile app gold rush may be over

Ten years ago, Apple announced the iPhone, which soon gave birth to the App Store and the resulting broader app ecosystem. That industry has now matured, having reached critical mass, according to a n

Waggle raises $2.3 million because the internet doesn’t have enough funny animal videos

A startup called Waggle raised $2.3 million in seed funding to become the go-to destination for animal lovers and pet parents online, and for sharing all the cute pups and madcap kitteh adventures th

Starbucks adds a virtual barrista, sous vide eggs and a Tencent partnership to its menu

At the Starbucks Biennial Investor Conference today, the coffee and retail giant revealed some plans for 2017, including new foods comings to its cafes, and features heading to its incredibly popular

Listen makes phone numbers smarter with auto-responders, muting, reminders and more

A new mobile application called Listen wants to make phone numbers smarter by giving you more control over who’s texting and calling, thanks to a variety of features like whitelists, reminders,

Meet the new Nom, a food lover’s photo-sharing dream

People will never stop talking on the internet about what’s for dinner. The massive reach and engagement of new media properties like Tastemade, which offers short video cooking lessons, or BuzzFeed

Google brings Android Auto to the phone

Earlier this year, Google announced its plans to bring Android Auto, its phone-centric in-car infotainment platform, “to every car” by launching it as a stand-alone Android app, too. It&#8

VenueNext raises $15 million to take its app beyond U.S. sports stadiums

VenueNext Inc. has raised $15 million in Series B funding to bring its venue management technology to Europe, and beyond the live entertainment industry. Among other things, using VenueNext apps, peop

Lose It launches Snap It to let users count calories in food photos

Boston-based Lose It! (incorporated as FitNow Inc.) has released a new beta feature today called Snap It within its weight loss and calorie tracking app. As is easily guessed by the name, Snap It bet
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