[credit provider=”AP”] Andy Rubin, the executive in charge of Android development at Google, is in a pickle.Android tablet sales stink, and a seemingly simple solution to the problem would actually only make things worse in the short term.
Android has crossed 850,000 device activations per day, according to a tweet from Google boss Andy Rubin.
[credit provider=”App Store” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/sports-illustrated-swimsuit/id472402294?mt=8″] We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps you might’ve missed this week.We have a new app for news junkies, an app that recommends real-world events for you to attend, and even a game about fighting trolls.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Viddy, an app that lets you share short videos shot on your iPhone with the public, was pulled from the App Store last night.Apple discovered it contained a lot of user-uploaded content featuring sexually-charged material.
Team Coco just put out an app designed to be used while watching Conan live on TBS.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Big media companies are still trying to figure out the best way to get live TV on your iPad or tablet.Some, like Time Warner and Comcast, have apps that let you stream a handful of channels to your mobile device. But you must be a subscriber and use […]
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[credit provider=”TCDisrupt” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tcdisrupt/4642242598/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Dan Porter spent the last three years trying to create viral games. He joined a social gaming company, OMGPOP, in 2008.OMGPOP created Facebook games; the games performed well enough, but engagement was not amazing.
[credit provider=”Business Insider / Matthew Lynley”] The Vita is an absolutely gorgeous device. And, in a lot of ways, it’s a much better device than the iPhone and other smartphones.For playing games, at least.
[credit provider=”The Daily” url=”http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/02/21/022112-tech-apps-office/”] For all the time the iPad’s been available, there’s been a glaring absence in its app catalogue: the Microsoft Office suite.Now The Daily is reporting that Microsoft Office for the iPad is about to be submitted to Apple for approval. Check out the leaked photo of […]
[credit provider=”Spencer Chen (@spencerchen)”] Path caused quite the uproar when a developer discovered its app accesses your iPhone’s address book and stores that information on its servers.Even though Path is taking most of the heat for the controversy, it’s not the only app that scans your iPhone’s address book.
[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPadapps you might’ve missed this week.We have a brand new to-do list app, a way to keep all your contacts organised, and an excellent update to a popular app that will let you stream live […]
A promo page on Apple’s site indicates that the App Store is about to hit its 25 billionth downloaded app.
[credit provider=”Eric Kilby via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekilby/4145509570/”] Most of the new features in Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion have to do with a suite of new apps that take advantage of iCloud.And a lot of those apps mimic features from popular third-party ones that we’ve been using on our Mac for […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] After announcing all those cool new features in OS X Mountain Lion this morning, Apple also released a preview version for developers to check out.Luckily, we were able to get our hands on it.
[credit provider=”NASA”] Want to experience what it was like to be inside NASA’s mission control centre 50 years ago, monitoring astronaut John Glenn as he became the first American to orbit the Earth? There’s an app for that.Spacecraft Films, which for more than a decade has been restoring mission footage […]
[credit provider=”California DFG via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/californiadfg/5913902092/”] Today Apple took the wraps off its newest operating system for Macs called OS X Mountain Lion.Apple is shifting to a new release schedule for the software that powers its Macs. Instead of making you wait two or three years between versions, you’ll get […]
[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] We all know that making to-do lists is way more fun than actually doing anything.This is especially the case when you use Clear, a new app launching today on the App Store for $0.99 that has already hit #1.
Scalado Remove is a new photography app for iPhone and Android that you have to see to believe.
[credit provider=”AP (modified)”] Mozilla is already getting a jump start on Firefox for Windows 8, giving the browser a fancy new look to match Microsoft’s new “Metro” interface for tablets..In a Wiki entry for Mozilla developers, the group details its plans for the first version of Firefox to run on […]
Pinterest is the fastest growing website of all time, having amassed 10 million users in just nine months.
Thanks to technology and innovation, it’s never been easier to live a healthier lifestyle.
[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Google’s new Chrome web browser for Android will never get support for Adobe Flash, Ars Technica reports.This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, since Adobe previously stated that it was finished working on Flash for mobiles.
[credit provider=”AP”] Google isn’t happy when you talk about “Gchatting” your friends at work, BetaBeat discovered.It’s called “Google Talk,” the company insists.
We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps you might’ve missed this week.
[credit provider=”Photo Illustration By Steve Kovach”] Google’s Android Market may still be smaller than Apple’s App Store (for now), but that doesn’t mean you can’t get by. Most of the essentials are there.We love using Android, and there are a handful of special apps that dominate most of our time […]
[credit provider=”Flickr Sybren Stüvel” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sybrenstuvel/2468506922/”] Citibank has traced a problem where customers reported being charged twice when paying bills from their accounts to their fledgling iPad application, DealBook reported.This certainly won’t be good press for Citi, which is striving to become the “world’s digital bank.” The iPad application was also […]
[credit provider=”Microsoft” url=”http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/02/09/building-windows-for-the-arm-processor-architecture.aspx”] This morning, Microsoft revealed a lot of new details about the upcoming version of Windows that will run on low-powered ARM processors, which are used in most tablets today.Basically, this is Microsoft’s best shot at the iPad.
[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/csaila/”] The rise of smartphones and tablets in the last few years has created a rapidly-growing market for apps — and a new study by TechNet, a policy network of technology CEOs, says it’s creating tons of jobs. But this new trend has caused issues for older workers, who some […]
[credit provider=”Spotify”] For $10 per month, the streaming music service Spotify gives you unlimited access to millions of songs from all four major record labels. (Plus many of the smaller ones.)You can stream all of your music to any computer or smartphone. You can also download songs to your phone […]
It’s tough to argue that any Twitter app is as fast, feature-packed, and rock solid as Tweetbot for iPhone.
[credit provider=”App store” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/ugly-meter/id388336485?mt=8″] App developers are getting more and more creative with what they create.From old school pranks to age old questions of how to be popular, we’re both loving and hating these strangely addictive iPhone and iPad apps.
[credit provider=”Cellanr via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rorycellan/5270087897/”] Path, the social networking app for smartphones, takes all the information in your phone’s address book and store it on the company’s servers.It was first discovered by developer Arun Thampi, who posted details of the privacy snafu to his blog.
Dropbox is dead simple for syncing files across your computers, but doesn’t offer much in the way of customisation or advanced features.
[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] It was always a bit baffling that Google decided to ship Android with a stock web browser when Chrome has been absolutely crushing it on the PC.But starting today, Google has a fresh (beta) version of Chrome made specifically for Android phones and tablets.
[credit provider=”Flickr / Adrian Short” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianshort/4180699415/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Google just released a beta version of its popular Chrome browser for Android phones and tablet.Chrome for Android lets you log in with your Google account and sync your bookmarks, open tabs, browsing history, etc. to your mobile device.
[credit provider=”Saina Silverman” url=”http://instagr.am/p/gnHd_/”] Now that there are more than a 500,000 apps available in the Apple app store, and companies are spending tens of thousands of dollars to advertise apps, transparency around sales and quality is important.As such, Apple has issued strong warnings against using download bots or similar […]
The Reminders app that comes on your iPhone can make your daily errands and tasks a bit less tedious, so why aren’t you using it?
We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps you might’ve missed this week.We have an app to help you manage your garage band, a classic game Bill Gates designed in 1981, and an app to bring you all the best “long reads” from around the web.
Netflix is undeniably the leader in the online streaming movie-and-TV arena.But it turns out that, depending on your taste, several other services might be better for you.
[credit provider=”Flickr BabyBen” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/babyben/4757347004/”] Dropbox is offering users 4.5 GB of free storage to users in exchange for testing out a new beta version of the Dropbox app, Gizmodo reports.Don’t worry, though. The beta app works well and requires very little effort to use.
[credit provider=”www.urbanmonarch.com” url=”http://www.urbanmonarch.com/how-to-get-past-the-velvet-rope-nightclub-etiquette/”] Google announced today it has a new system for rooting out malicious apps that creep their way into the Android Market.A lot of these apps disguise themselves as innocuous games in order to trick you into downloading them. Since Google doesn’t have a strict review process for […]
[credit provider=”Evernote”] We recently spoke to Phil Constantinou, VP of Product at Evernote, Inc. Magazine’s “Company Of The Year,” and one of our favourite apps to use.Frankly, if you’re not using Evernote to organise everything in your life from notes to photos to to-do lists, you’re nuts.
[credit provider=”Geek.com” url=”http://www.geek.com/articles/games/microsofts-halo-man-hints-at-return-of-master-chief-2009034/”] Fans of the science fiction franchise Halo will be excited to know that the wait for the first peek at the next Halo title, already named the Recliamer Trilogy, may come to an end soon.IGN reports on rumours that Microsoft will be revealing Halo 4 at a […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] There’s a reason why big companies like Nintendo are hurting when it comes to mobile.Consumers are turning away from big, in-depth games and pricey portable systems in favour of casual gaming on their smartphones.
Robby Stein left his Product Manager role at Google last spring where he worked alongside other innovates like Instagram’s Kevin Systrom.
We generally stick to Tweetbot for all of our tweeting needs on iPhone, but a flashy newcomer has entered the arena.It’s called Twittelator Neue. It’s a fresh take on the user interface of conventional Twitter apps because it focuses on images.
In honour of Gizmodo’s totally made up “Change Your Password Day,” you’ve probably heard a lot of people telling you to change your passwords.We’re going to tell you about something better: an app called 1Password for your computer and smartphone.
Facebook just debuted Timeline Movie Maker, a site that turns everything you’ve ever posted on Facebook into an exciting montage video.
[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] As April 17 approaches, taxpayers throughout the country are likely scrambling to organise receipts for deductions like medical costs, charitable donations, or business expenses.A slew of smartphone apps are aimed at simplifying the process and helping users go paperless by scanning and organising receipts.
[credit provider=”dimnikolov via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimnikolov/4697345882/”] The new version of Firefox, version 10, will go live tomorrow, according to Mozilla’s meeting notes.While you probably won’t notice too many changes on the surface, the big update this time has to do with making sure your add-ons work.
[credit provider=”Android Market”] It feels like there’s been a bit of a lull when it comes to new Android apps.Seriously, after two weeks of hunting, we could only come up with a handful that were worth download.
[credit provider=”Apple”] We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps you may’ve missed this week.We have an app that consolidates all of your contacts between your social networks, the classic mobile phone game Snake for iPhone, and a free way to watch Time Warner Cable on […]
[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] Square card readers are the cool new way to accept credit cards at your small business.We visited a few places in New York City to find out how they liked their Square readers, and what parts of Square aren’t working out so well.
Google just delivered an update to its music service that we’ve been waiting for since it launched last summer.
If you haven’t been paying attention to Evernote, now’s the time.
[credit provider=”Apple” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/snake-97/id431054645?mt=8″] We were pretty happy when Nokia dropped this in our inbox last night.A kind developer has ported the classic Snake game to iPhone and Windows Phone.
Rhapsody, one of the most popular music services with more than 1 million paying customers, is beefing up its user base through its acquisition of Napster in Europe.
[credit provider=”Edward Leung via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcledward/3600542728/”] It’s one thing that gyms make bank off bums who can’t drag themselves off the couch, but what if skipping that 5 p.m. yoga class could put cash in the pockets of people you don’t even know?That’s the premise behind GymPact, an app that holds users […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/xnxbox” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/xnxbox/6251357852/in/photostream/”] An alternative to Google’s official Android operating system called CyanogenMod has just surpassed the million-user mark, its makers say.What’s more, after being snubbed by Amazon, the developers are thinking of starting their own app store, outside of Google’s control, that consists solely of legal apps kicked out […]
[credit provider=”Apple”] We’ve become pretty accustomed to shelling out a dollar or two for the best iPhone apps, but many of the best apps are free.Here are our favourite iPhone apps that won’t cost you a penny, and don’t include any ads!
After a little hiatus due to the Consumer Electronics Show last week, we’re back with our favourite apps that you may’ve missed this week.
[credit provider=”Imamom” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/imamon/351581956/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] You’ve probably heard it said that the phones we carry in our pockets every day have more computing power than the computers used to get Apollo 11 to the moon.We don’t have any plans to put a man in space with our phones — what if we […]
[credit provider=”Box.net”] The Feds shut down Megaupload, one of the most popular file sharing sites on the planet, yesterday, saying it caused $500 million in lost revenue to copyright holders.A lot of people used it.
[credit provider=”Florin Hatmanu” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/graft/1600789262/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Despite the fact that popular games like Angry Birds and World of Goo are readily avilable for Android and iPhone, a huge number of apps remain exclusive to the iPhone.We’d like to see this change — if someone creates an awesome smartphone utility or really fun […]
On Wednesday night, Facebook launched 60 new apps that tie in closely with Timeline, the company’s new profile page for users.
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Last night we got this email from a teacher friend with his take on Apple’s new education initiative with iBooks 2 and iPad textbooks.This teacher works at a private K-12 school. Most families who send their kids there are pretty well off.
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] In addition to announcing new textbooks for iPad, Apple also released a new free Mac App that lets you create and publish your own books for sale in the iBooks store. It’s called iBooks Author.It seems like a neat tool. Until you read the user agreement.
[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] If you want an app for your phone you can just go to the Apple App Store or Android Market. But Ryan Merket thinks there’s a better way for developers to get apps in front of your eyeballs.Today, Merket launched Appstores, which helps developers get […]
Timeline, Facebook’s new profile view that lets you make a collage out of your life, started as an overnight “hack” built by four people.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Apple unveiled its new plan for textbooks on the iPad today. Now publishers have new tools to push their textbooks to Apple’s iBook store and include interactive video, graphics, and other goodies.We gave it a try.
[credit provider=”Illustration: Ellis Hamburger”] Windows Phone developer relations boss Brandon Watson throws free Windows Phones at developers, but they’re not yet convinced that Windows Phone (with a sub 5% market share) is worth investing in.Instagram could be the tipping point.
Facebook is launching its Open Graph platform tomorrow, which will allow outside developers to publish action stories back to Facebook, as long users say they’re OK.
[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] It seems like iOS gets all the love when it comes to developers choosing which platform to create apps for.But Android has plenty of its own exclusive offerings.
In September, Facebook announced a variety of partners for its new Open Graph platform like Netflix, Nike+ Plus, Spotify, and others.
[credit provider=”Rockstar Games” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkkoHAzjnUs”] Video games are often accused of leading teens to violent and anti social behaviour.However, as an industry that brings in over $25 billion in annual revenue and captures the free time of more and more children and adults, researchers are starting to consider the real consequences […]
Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is the latest unlikely celebrity to take on the tech world.
We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps that you may’ve missed this week.
As if there weren’t enough photo sharing apps and websites out there, Warner Bros launched a preview site for a new social photo sharing service called Out My Window.
[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] Spotify made its big U.S. debut on July 14, 2011.In one week, we’ll be marking the streaming music service’s six-month anniversary.
Samsung launched its own iMessage clone called ChatON for Android in October, and now the app has launched for iPhone.
PayAnywhere is a new mobile payments solution that has one killer feature Square can’t brag about: you can build PayAnywhere into your own app.Whereas Square forces you to use its app to process transactions, PayAnywhere enables you to maintain control over the purchasing experience.
Windows Phone apps look undeniably beautiful, but they don’t always have as much functionality as iPhone apps.
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O9kqnOzdzW4″] WebOS has only been available as free open source mobile operating system for a few weeks, but a surprising new use for it has already materialised.That’s a good sign that Meg Whitman and team made the right decision.
[credit provider=”Apple”] Epic Games, the creators of the excellent Infinity Blade I and II games for iPhone and iPad, just announced that it has made $30 million thus far on the two titles.Infinity Blade II, which launched about a month ago to rave reviews, has already brought in $5 million […]
[credit provider=”Magic Robot via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/magicrobot/2165160308/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] For some reason, hordes of Facebook users think that by “reporting spam” on pictures they don’t like of themselves, Facebook will need to take them down.Facebook takes down very few of these pictures.
[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcl/4983569261/”] Apple has begun taking some swings at Apptrackr, a popular resource for cracked iOS apps, reports Cult of Mac.It doesn’t seem like too big of a deal yet — Apptrackr simply relocated its servers to other countries and added CAPTCHA protection to avoid the legal repercussions of […]
[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] A few months ago, I wrote a post about my first couple weeks using Foursquare, the most popular “check-in” app.At the end of my trial, I decided that I wasn’t going to use Foursquare anymore, primarily because very few of my friends were using it.
[credit provider=”Google”] Google’s Chrome web browser made huge strides this year, growing by as much as 84%, according to StatCounter.One of the unique draws of Chrome is that it allows you to install “Chrome apps,” applications that run within your browser.
[credit provider=”IBM”] IBM acquired cloud software testing company Green Hat today. This marks the first acquisition for the company’s new CEO, Ginni Romett, and the third in the last month.IBM has vowed to spend $20 billion by 2015 shopping for new companies, and with the worldwide economy still slow, it […]
The Android Market is gaining momentum by reaching 400,000 apps available for download, according to the research firm Distimo.
When Apple announced iMessage, a free text messaging solution that’s a key element of iOS 5, we knew it marked the beginning of the end for conventional pricey text messaging plans.
[credit provider=”AP”] 2012 may be the year Microsoft transforms itself into a company with a future beyond the Windows desktop.Later this year, Microsoft will add technology to its cloud service, Azure, that will let users run Linux applications on Azure, reports ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. This underscores just how seriously […]
Google Chrome’s market share grew 84% in 2011, The Verge reports via data from StatCounter.
[credit provider=”Android Market” url=”https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftN2HM&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5nYW1lbG9mdC5hbmRyb2lkLkFOTVAuR2xvZnROMkhNIl0.”] It was a slow week for Android. Well, a slow week for all of tech, actually.But that didn’t keep some great apps from making their way into the Android Market while everyone was out of the office!
We love the idea behind Winter Wake-Up — if it snows or frosts overnight, the app will wake you up earlier so that you can still get to work on time. If the weather gets really bad, it lets you sleep in.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Now that the Timeline rollout for desktop, Android phones, and iPhones is finished, Facebook is putting the final touches on the new profile view for its iPad app.Mark Gurman at 9to5 Mac reports that the iPad’s Timeline will be a sleek hybrid of the current desktop and iOS […]
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/”] Did Apple totally smoke Google over Christmas weekend?According to data from mobile analytics firm Flurry and data from Android boss Andy Rubin, it sure looks like iOS had the better holiday.
[credit provider=”Apple”] iTunes Match launched a month or so ago, but we don’t know many people who are using it.Maybe it’s because iTunes Match doesn’t allow mobile streaming, or maybe it’s because nobody has any idea what iTunes Match even is.
[credit provider=”Google” url=”http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/update-from-chairman.html”] If this is your first time owning an Android phone — or any smartphone for that matter — it can be a bit intimidating trying to figure out which apps to download.Luckily, we’re here to help!
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