Mobile

  • Stash’s app is a better way to bookmark the web

    Stash’s app is a better way to bookmark the web

    There are a number of ways to save links from the web for later access, whether that’s marking articles to read later via apps like Instapaper or Pocket, pinning shopping inspiration to Pinterest, creating playlists on YouTube or even just using a browser’s bookmarking feature. But a new app called Stash, available for both iOS and Android, wants to offer a better link-saving… Read More

  • Hiro Baby’s personal assistant for new parents helps you survive baby’s first year

    Hiro Baby’s personal assistant for new parents helps you survive baby’s first year

    During pregnancy, soon-to-be first-time parents will often devour manuals, like “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” to get clued into all the changes taking place in mom’s body, along with details on the baby’s development. But after the baby arrives, it’s often fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants time with 3 AM Google searches and teary phone calls to… Read More

  • Kohl’s rolls out its own mobile payments platform, Kohl’s Pay

    Kohl’s rolls out its own mobile payments platform, Kohl’s Pay

    Larger retailers are beginning to offer their own alternatives to emerging mobile payment systems, like Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Today the latest to launch its own, independent mobile payment platform is department store chain Kohl’s, which has now integrated “Kohl’s Pay,” along with its loyalty and rewards programs, into the company’s mobile… Read More

  • Adding iMessage support sent app downloads soaring

    Adding iMessage support sent app downloads soaring

    iOS 10 may have only reached roughly half of iPhones and iPads so far, but developers who readied their mobile apps for the new iMessage App Store are already benefitting, a new study finds. Existing apps that added support for iMessage have seen their downloads increase significantly, with early movers like JibJab seeing the largest download growth. With iOS 10, iMessage expanded beyond… Read More

  • Baidu’s new TalkType keyboard app emphasizes voice input over typing

    Baidu’s new TalkType keyboard app emphasizes voice input over typing

    Typing on small screens can still be challenging, but today’s keyboard apps still focus on text entry over speech, despite the advances in voice-based computing and the increasing accuracy of speech recognition technology. Baidu wants to change that, with a new keyboard app called TalkType that prioritizes voice input over typing. The app was developed by Baidu Research, the Silicon… Read More

  • PewDiePie’s new game “Tuber Simulator” hits the top of the App Store, crashes

    PewDiePie’s new game “Tuber Simulator” hits the top of the App Store, crashes

    What happens when the world’s biggest YouTube star Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg tells his 48 million YouTube subscribers to download and play his new mobile game? The game promptly shoots up to the top of the App Store, and the servers crash under the load. That’s what happened, at least, following the iOS and Android launch of “PewDiePie’s Tuber… Read More

  • Luna Launcher turns your Android phone into a kid-friendly device

    Luna Launcher turns your Android phone into a kid-friendly device

    On the fence about whether your child is old enough for their own smartphone? A new app called Luna Launcher can help you warm to the idea, by offering a simple way to limit access to select apps and actions, including who they can call or text – a list you can restrict to family members, for example. Of course, because of the way it needs to interact with your phone’s… Read More

  • Grow launches its app for socially responsible investing

    Grow launches its app for socially responsible investing

    Amid an increasing number robo-investors like Betterment, Stash, and Robinhood, a new San Francisco-based fintech startup called Grow is entering the fray to compete based on investment type, not only financial returns. While the app operates much like its rivals in terms of making it easier for novice investors quickly build their portfolios, its biggest differentiator is that it focuses… Read More

  • GoTenna Mesh keeps people connected even when they’re miles apart and off-grid

    GoTenna Mesh keeps people connected even when they’re miles apart and off-grid

    Today, goTenna is taking pre-orders for their new product, a device called the goTenna Mesh that lets smartphone users text and share their GPS locations, off-grid and across miles of terrain. The new device works like goTenna’s flagship product did in that it can be used where normal cellular, satellite or wifi services are not available. And like the company’s flagship goTenna… Read More

  • Airbnb revamps its app with new tools for hosts, improved messaging

    Airbnb revamps its app with new tools for hosts, improved messaging

    Airbnb may not be ready to unveil its new travel services app, Airbnb Trips, just yet, but in the meantime the company is giving its flagship application a big makeover. The upcoming version of the main Airbnb app will introduce a number of new features for hosts, including things like message templates for quicker replies and a calendar that lets them easily see who’s staying when… Read More

  • Momento for iMessage turns your photos into GIFs

    Momento for iMessage turns your photos into GIFs

    Although the iMessage App Store is currently dominated by sticker packs, there are a few clever apps breaking through. One such app is Momento, an iMessage-only app that automatically turns your photos from your Camera Roll into GIFs you can text to your friends. What makes the new app fun to use is that it doesn’t require that you do anything to create these GIFs yourself – it… Read More

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