[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] Last week, Google decided to renew its search bar partnership with Mozilla, effectively keeping Chrome’s main competitor, Firefox, in business.Why did Google do it?
LogMeIn, arguably the best way to access your computers from an iPhone or iPad, is now free to download from the App Store.
[credit provider=”AP”] The iPhone is a very good device right out of the box. You could be happy with just the Safari web browser, email application, and Google Maps.But if you want to make it a great device, you need to hit up the App Store as soon as you’ve […]
[credit provider=”Apple”] We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps that you might’ve missed this week.We have an app for making awesome 3D artwork, an app for touring places around the world, and even an app to find old school record stores near you.
These days, just about anyone with a smartphone can find a nearby ATM with a few keystrokes, divvy up funds across several accounts and pay bills in seconds.
[credit provider=”http://www.digitaltimes.ie” url=”Digital%20Times”] The next generation of apps will not be an afterthought that comes after a company’s Web site.They will be the main product — and they will know a lot about you, says a source close to Apple.
We just got our hands on JJ Abram’s new iPhone app called Action Movie FX, which lets you create crazy Hollywood special effects using only your iPhone.
Have you ever seen a bull frog play video games on a smartphone?
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[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] Microsoft Research just launched Face Swap, a brilliant and hilarious app for Windows Phone that swaps the faces of you and a friend.We went around the office and swapped the faces of everyone who hasn’t gone home for the holidays. Hilarity ensued.
According to mobile app analytics company Distimo, these were the most popular apps from around the world on every platform.
[credit provider=”Dean Terry” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/therefore/4091966638/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] It’s no secret that Apple does things a little differently from other smartphone manufacturers.If you want to put out an app for an iOS device, you have to submit it to the App Store and get it approved by the company.
Electronic Arts and Gameloft, two of the biggest app makers for iPhone and iPad, just announced a huge sale that brings down most of the two companies’ games to just $0.99.Here are the best games you can get for under a buck this holiday season, including Madden, Need For Speed, […]
Spotify is currently in the process of rolling out a giant update to its desktop app for Mac and Windows.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/”] Google just cut a deal to be the default search engine in Mozilla’s Firefox web browser for the next three years.The deal is a life-saver for Mozilla—84% of the company’s revenue has come directly from a previous deal with Google that did the same thing.
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/4848947483/”] Apparently Delta hasn’t tried out its new bag-tracking app yet. The carrier still managed to bungle Susan Miller’s trip from Key West, Fla. to Las Vegas by losing her luggage.The bag, which was packed with warm clothes, toiletries and medications that Miller had to pay $315 to […]
Appssavvy, a display advertising company that focuses on games and other interactive web applications, announced today it has raised $7.1 million in an extension to its first round of funding.
While many young entrepreneurs say they want to create the next Facebook, 16-year-old Nick D’Aloisio wants to solve the problem social networks have created in the first place.
Google just announced some cool new features for Google+, including a volume slider that lets you silence oversharers and annoying people.
We’ve put together our favourite iPhone and iPad apps that you might’ve missed this week.
[credit provider=”Android Market”] It was a huge week in Android, thanks to the long-awaited launch of the Google’s new flagship, the Galaxy Nexus.Whether you just picked one up, or are looking for new stuff for your current Android device, check out the best apps that hit the market this week.
Chrome continues its incredible rise, finally overtaking Internet Explorer as the most-used version of a browser, according to a study done by StatCounter. (Via ComputerWorld)
Hot on the heels of Facebook’s global timeline rollout today, Facebook announced the availability of Timeline for Android and iPhone.
[credit provider=”Facebook” url=”http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=184510521580034″] Here’s a straightforward but important question: if you have a small army of programmers working together on the same project, how do you keep them from tripping over each other, costing you time and money?Just use one of a number of software collaboration tools.
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] VMware has just made a play for some of Microsoft’s most vocal supporters: the millions of programmers who use Microsoft technologies to write their Internet applications.VMware is offering them a place to run their Microsoft .NET applications on a cloud not run by Microsoft.
[credit provider=”Via Paul Haddad”] On Monday we spoke with Paul Haddad, the programmer behind Tweetbot, the best Twitter app in the App Store.We asked Paul about what makes Tweetbot so good, and why tech fanatics are in a frenzy about it.
Facebook will roll out its first mobile advertising campaigns by the end of March, Bloomberg reports.
[credit provider=”By Charles Williams on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/charlesonflickr/365579725/”] Less than a month after catalogue Choice introduced its junk mail-stopping envelope service in November, the company has launched an app to match. With the MailStop Mobile App, users can snap a photo of any unwanted mail and send it directly to catalogue Choice‘s database.
Microsoft just launched SkyDrive for iPhone, the company’s cloud storage and document collaboration service.
In a hilarious satire of free-to-play apps, the Daily Show recently skewered Tap Fish, a smartphone app in which players monitor a virtual aquarium and feed the virtual fish virtual fish food.
[credit provider=”macinate via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/macinate/2103215276/”] Google has announced that it will continue to offer free phone calls inside of Gmail throughout 2012.The service is only free within the United States and Canada, however.
Last week, Microsoft launched My Xbox LIVE, an app to manage your Xbox LIVE account from your iOS device.
Despite the fact that Android has more market share than iOS, developers still prefer the iOS platform as the place to make an application first, according to new data from mobile analytics company Flurry.
Google’s Street View car just took a tour of many of the tsunami-affected areas of Japan, and the images are up for everyone to see.
[credit provider=”WFMNJ ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/morriswf/”] UPDATE: DriversEd.com is on damage control, releasing a statement Tuesday that refutes Sen. Casey’s claims that its app promotes identity theft. “DriversEd.com specifically and deliberately designed the app to prevent the creation of counterfeit identification,” the company says. “By design, it would take more effort and expertise to modify […]
[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Microsoft wants nothing more than to grab customers away from Amazon’s cloud.So it made some shocking changes to its Azure cloud platform to attract people that pretty much hate it: open source developers.
While not all apps look better on iOS than on Android, the conventional wisdom says that most do.Screenshots of popular apps can confirm it.
[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] We’re just under two weeks away from Christmas.If you want to shut down and tune out until then, may we recommend some iOS games to help you pass the time?
[credit provider=”Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/babyben/4756710633/”] Spotify won’t ever make a profit because of one-sided deals with record companies that give Spotify the short end of the stick every time, according to MP3.com founder Michael Robertson.Spotify isn’t the only service at risk — all the other online radio and music streaming services […]
Apple announced this morning that app downloads from the Mac App Store are over 100 million after less than a year.
[credit provider=”Apple”] Facebook is basically a glorified phone book at this point. Odds are you have more than 500 friends on the site to track.Enter Path, a lightweight social networking app that caps the number of friends you can have to 150. That number should sound familiar. It’s the Dunbar […]
[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] Despite all the criticism lobbed at Android for its lack of app selection, it was still a strong year for the world’s most popular mobile OS.Many of the apps introduced this year such as Netflix and Hulu plus were released to catch up with […]
[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/csaila/”] The banking industry has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the year, from angry customers staging a National Bank Transfer Day to online competitors vowing to edge out the big guys with better customer service and site features. Mike Melby, CEO of the online bank […]
[credit provider=”Apple”] We’ve put together the best apps for iPhone and iPad that you may’ve missed this week.We have Evernote’s great new food-remembering app, the New York Times’ useful Election 2012 app, plus an app to help you find even more apps.
[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] The new Twitter app wasn’t cutting it for me.I missed the old app — the intuitive interface and support for custom photo services were great, and I’m just not ready to part with them.
If you haven’t noticed, we cover a lot of apps here at SAI: Tools.While many apps make it into the ranks of our weekly Apps Of The Week column, few stick around on our iPhone home screens for very long.
[credit provider=”MOG”] Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek announced at Le Web today that the streaming music service is planning to introduce a skip-free radio service that will likely compete with Pandora.By skip-free he means you’ll be able to jump forward through songs as many times as you’d like. Right now, Pandora […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Today Google finally released Currents, it’s (delayed) reader app that it decided to make after it failed to acquire Flipboard.Until now, no one really knew what Currents would look like, so everyone (including us) assumed it was just another Flipboard clone.
Google just launched Currents, it’s new Flipboard-like reader that pulls in stories from popular news sources and displays them in a sleek, magazine-like layout.
Tweetdeck just rolled out brand new native apps for Mac and Windows.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Apple just released its App Store Rewind, revealing the company’s favourite apps and games of 2011.If you’re new to iOS and want to jump right in, this is the perfect way to find out what you’ve been missing.
[credit provider=”Google” url=”http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/gmail-and-contacts-get-better-with.html”] Google just announced a few new features for Gmail that integrates Google+ directly into your inbox.Here’s what’s new:
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Twitter just rolled out a system wide update of its design.We’ve already shown you the web design update, and now were going to do a walk through of the iPhone app.
Instagram has won Apple’s coveted “iPhone App Of The Year” award, according to the App Store home page on our iPhones.
Twitter just unveiled a complete redesign of its website.
Today, Box announced the newest version of its much-loved iPhone and iPad app, featuring some new features everyone’s been requesting.
[credit provider=”Apple”] IBM is buying DemandTec, a marketing analytics company, for $440 million.It’s the third big cloud acquisition in the past two months. SAP just acquired SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion and Oracle made a $1.5 billion bid for RightNow.
[credit provider=”Om Malik via Instagram” url=”http://instagr.am/p/KIHV/”] The question came up at LeWeb Conference in Paris yesterday — when will there be an Android version of Instagram?The answer is “soon,” according to co-founder Kevin Systrom. The company currently has two engineers tasked with porting the app, reports CNet.
[credit provider=”Quora” url=”http://www.quora.com/Brands-Branding/Which-startups-have-the-nicest-branded-t-shirts”] Evernote, the popular note-taking app that wants to be “your external brain” has recently been adding more apps to its roster: it first bought the popular screenshot/sketching app Skitch, and yesterday released two new apps, Evernote Hello (a contacts manager) and Evernote Food which is, well, like […]
[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] Today, streaming video game service OnLive announced its new app and wireless controller for smartphones and tablets.Essentially what this means is that you can play top tier games like L.A. Noire and Batman: Arkham City on your iPad, which is completely insane. Even last year […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Amazon is coming at its brick-and-mortar competitors with all guns blazing this holiday season. Hot on the heels of its “Flurry Deals,” the online retail behemoth just rolled out a new perk to entice shoppers to use its Price Check smartphone app – the promise of up to 5 […]
Facebook just published a blog post announcing the launch of a new and improved app for Android devices.
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Playfish’s entire China-based team is working on a version of Electronic Arts’ super-popular SimCity franchise for Facebook, Business Insider has learned.
Sparrow, our favourite email client for Mac, just got updated to include some excellent new features like Dropbox-enabled attachments and a brilliant new search bar.
[credit provider=”Twitter/Phil Schiller” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/pschiller/status/144354340306558976″] Flipboard has made the leap from the iPad to the iPhone.The new iPhone app looks good, and the tech world was all over Twitter complimenting it. In San Francisco “Flipboard” became a trending topic on Twitter. (This says as much about Twitter as it does about […]
[credit provider=”App Store” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/flipboard/id358801284?mt=8″] Flipboard was a fast favourite when it came out for the iPad last year, and now the latest version is optimised for your iPhone.Log into your favourite social networks and Flipboard will display whatever content your friends are sharing in a beautiful magazine-style format.
[credit provider=”App Store” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/santas-bag-christmas-gift/id397698040?mt=8″] Hate shopping?Your iPhone can be an excellent utility to help make it more manageable.
[credit provider=”Matt Rosoff, Business Insider”] Today Google announced that it has reached 10 billion app downloads from its Android market.And to mark the milestone, its offering 10 apps for just $0.10. Not a bad deal. This is just the beginning. Google will be offering more apps at that price over […]
Tout is a new email application that can actually tell you if every email you send has been opened by the recipient.
[credit provider=” via iPhoneItalia” url=”http://www.iphoneitalia.com/esclusiva-facebook-introdurra-le-chiamate-video-in-facebook-messenger-per-iphone-314767.html”] Facebook’s Messenger iPhone app lets you chat with friends, but according to a new report from iPhoneItalia, the app will soon support video chat as well.The screenshot (pictured right) is supposedly from an early version of Facebook’s video chat interface.
On Tuesday, Microsoft will unveil the Windows Store, an App Store for Windows 8 applications.The Windows Store will launch in Windows 8 sometime next year.
[credit provider=” Via Evernote Forums ” url=”http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/22248-congrats-to-evernote-company-of-the-year/”] Evernote has won Inc. Magazine’s Company Of The Year award, according to the December issue that just hit newsstands.Evernote is one of our very favourite productivity apps, and it’s on just about every platform from iPhone to Android.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] There’s a lot of discrepancies and misinformation floating around out there as to which smartphones contain Carrier IQ.Carrier IQ is the hidden software carriers and manufacturers install on phones to track your device’s hardware performance. It can also track which apps you have installed and the URLs you […]
We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps you may’ve missed this week.
[credit provider=”Casetagram” url=”http://www.casetagram.com/case/gallery#artwork:8489″] Your Instagram photos don’t have to live solely on your phone.Why not bring them into the real world?
The Photoshop horror story is all too familiar. We’ve seen how the image-editing software can magically erase blemishes, shrink waistlines, and occasionally make models look like one-legged aliens.
After several months of tireless development, Bill Nguyen’s team is finally ready to launch colour 2.0.
Spotify today announced a slew of new apps launching soon inside its desktop app like the Guardian, Rolling Stone, Tunewiki, and more.
At its big press event today in New York City, Spotify announced a range of third party apps from Rolling Stone to Tunewiki.
[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] We’re live from Spotify’s big global press conference in New York City.The show is set to begin at 12:00 p.m. EST.
[credit provider=”Cellanr via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rorycellan/5270087897/”] Path at one point a photo-sharing service. Now it’s all about sharing experiences.Instead of serving a stream of photos, Path is now basically a stream of comments, check-ins, photos, videos and other kinds of content (including when you fall asleep and wake up). It’s laid […]
Ever wanted to try out a Windows Phone?
Wish your iPhone had home screen settings widgets like Android devices do?
Instagram is the app that every mobile developer dreams of building.
Flying home for the holidays is always a bit of a hassle, but it’s nice to know some airlines are doing what they can to ease you through the process.
Welcome to the SAI: Tools 10 x 10 Holiday Gift Guide! We’re picking the 10 best products from 10 different categories to round out your shopping list this year.
Universal Music Group just sued music streaming site Grooveshark for illegally uploading more than 100,000 pirated songs, TNW reports via TIME.
The U.S. Government spent $200,000 developing a “heat safety” application that — hold on to your seats — calculates what the heat index is when you type in the temperature and humidity.
In May, Gauri Manglik presented her startup, Spoton, at TechCrunch Disrupt New York. The venue recommendation app was fairly well received.
[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/_tar0_/4902899843/in/photostream/”] Good morning! Here’s the news: The U.S. social gaming market might be tapped out — which could be bad news for Zynga. Research in Motion cut the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook to $200. You can get some free bacon from Microsoft outside the Google offices in […]
[credit provider=” via Occupy Flash ” url=”http://occupyflash.org/”] Not too long ago, Adobe pulled the plug on developing Flash for mobile browsers in favour of HTML 5, an open and more modern standard.Now, a new online movement called Occupy Flash aims to kill Flash on Macs and PCs as well, The […]
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[credit provider=”Apple”] We’ve put together our favourite iPhone and iPad apps that you may’ve missed this week.We have an app filled with photos and videos of the world’s hottest cars, Yipit’s new iPhone app, the best Superman game ever, plus a lot more.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=call+of+duty&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] In January 2007, Steve Jobs stepped on stage. He pulled a phone out of his pocket.”It’s a phone, an iPod, and an Internet device all in one. Are you getting it yet?”
[credit provider=”Image courtesy of PayPal”] A recent PayPal event unveiled the online payment giant’s latest venture: a one-stop shop mobile wallet that features a card and a smartphone app.The app, which is still in beta mode, looks like an amazing tool. You can store all you credit cards, gift cards, […]
Google’s garbage Gmail app is back in the App Store after a botched launch last week, and there’s only one reason you really need it.
[credit provider=”Nest”] Tech moves fast.Even we have trouble keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff.
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