Mobile

  • CapGenius’ caption keyboard for iPhone ups your social media game

    CapGenius’ caption keyboard for iPhone ups your social media game

    Trying and failing to be clever on social media? Want your friends to think you’re naturally funny? A new app called CapGenius aims to help. This fun little addition to your iPhone keyboard offers a search engine for quips, puns, quotes, lyrics and other phrases that you can quickly pop into your Instagram posts, status updates, snaps, tweets, texts, and more. The app was created by… Read More

  • Facebook’s new “Discover People” feature wants to help you make friends

    Facebook’s new “Discover People” feature wants to help you make friends

    Facebook is rolling out a new section on mobile called “Discover People,” which encourages users to introduce themselves by updating their profile, then scroll through a list of upcoming events to see who else may also be going, as well as browse through lists of people in their city or who share the same employer. The feature, designed to facilitate connections between people… Read More

  • LEGO Life is a new social network where kids can share their creations

    LEGO Life is a new social network where kids can share their creations

    Club Penguin may be shutting down, but there’s a new social network for kids arriving today from LEGO. The company known for its physical blocks and building sets is launching LEGO Life, a safe, online space where kids can share their LEGO creations, and connect with a broader community. Available as an iOS and Android application, the social network is aimed at those under the age of… Read More

  • Club Penguin is shutting down

    Club Penguin is shutting down

    Club Penguin, the Disney-owned social network for kids, announced this morning it’s shutting down. In its place, the company will launch a new product for mobile, Club Penguin Island, which has been in development over the past several years. Club Penguin Island will launch in March, while the Club Penguin game on the desktop and mobile devices will shut down on March 29, 2017. The… Read More

  • Lyft surges to the top 10 on Apple’s App Store following the #DeleteUber campaign

    Lyft surges to the top 10 on Apple’s App Store following the #DeleteUber campaign

    Lyft’s app has surged in the App Store thanks to the “Delete Uber” campaign which took place via social media over the weekend. People were angry that Uber appeared to be taking advantage of a taxi strike at JFK in order to promote its car-hailing service. The company had tweeted that surge pricing at JFK had been switched off, shortly after the NY Taxi… Read More

  • Starbucks unveils a virtual assistant that takes your order via messaging or voice

    Starbucks unveils a virtual assistant that takes your order via messaging or voice

    Starbucks is embracing the trend towards voice-based computing with the launch of a new feature in its mobile app called My Starbucks barista, which allows customers to order and pay for their food and drinks just by speaking. This includes being able to modify their drink order, as if they were speaking with a barista in real life. Additionally, the company is launching a skill for the… Read More

  • Hinge is testing a personal assistant service called Audrey to help you get more dates

    Hinge is testing a personal assistant service called Audrey to help you get more dates

    Dating app Hinge recently pivoted from swiping to “stories,” in order to help people find real relationships. That focus on authenticity, however, seems to stand in contrast to a project the company has been testing: Audrey, a personal assistant who will message your matches for you and schedule your dates. Audrey’s existence was first spotted by Business Insider, which… Read More

  • Twitter launches “Explore,” a new home for Moments, trends, search and live video

    Twitter launches “Explore,” a new home for Moments, trends, search and live video

    Twitter’s Moments feature, which allows users to tell stories through a collection of tweets, is no longer going be front-and-center in the Twitter application. Instead, Twitter will today replace the Moments section with a new tab called “Explore.” This area will serve as the home for finding out what’s happening on Twitter, including trends, Moments, search… Read More

  • Google Maps will now tell you how bad the parking is at your destination

    Google Maps will now tell you how bad the parking is at your destination

    A new feature in Google Maps will help you find parking – or rather, it will mentally prepare you for how difficult it will be to find a parking space at your destination. Google says it’s now using “historical parking data” to calculate a parking difficulty score, which will be displayed in Google Maps’ directions card as “Limited,”… Read More

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