Topic: Apps

Snapchat Paid $15M to Acquire SmartGlasses Maker

Snapchat Paid $15M to Acquire SmartGlasses Maker

For $299, you can buy a pair of Epiphany Eyewear frames, glasses that discretely shoots high definition video and flings it to the cloud for storage. Those frames are made by Vergence Labs, and it’s just been … [Read more...]

Foursquare Comes to the iPad

Foursquare Comes to the iPad

Back when Foursquare was both a check-in app and a venue finder, it was limited to smartphones only. And that made a lot of sense -- who is carrying their iPad around looking for a good dinner spot? Since then, however, … [Read more...]

Switch, “Tinder for Jobs,” Raises $1.4M

Switch, “Tinder for Jobs,” Raises $1.4M

The rise of Tinder happened while I’ve been happily relationshipped, so I can’t speak from experience when I talk about how the app has revolutionized the dating scene. However, the app’s ease of use has become a … [Read more...]

Slingshot Has New Features. Wait, Remember Slingshot?

Slingshot Has New Features. Wait, Remember Slingshot?

This past summer, Facebook put out a competitor for Snapchat, the photo and video-sharing app that zaps your content into limbo once it’s been consumed, and is a hit with all the youngsters. We wrote about Slingshot … [Read more...]

Will Nintendo Bring Game Boy Titles to Smartphones?

Will Nintendo Bring Game Boy Titles to Smartphones?

For years, Nintendo has continually shut down suggestions that they license their games out to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Investors have repeatedly called on Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata to do so, and … [Read more...]

Pocket: iPhone 6 Plus Owners Consume More Content, Use iPad Less

Pocket: iPhone 6 Plus Owners Consume More Content, Use iPad Less

Getting the obvious out of the way: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models both have bigger displays than previous models. In my own experience, I've watched a lot more video on my iPhone 6 Plus than I did on my 5S. I … [Read more...]

Chromecast Gets Nick, Comedy Central, and More

Chromecast Gets Nick, Comedy Central, and More

Whether you’ve got the Chromecast dongle or a Nexus Player, being able to cast your Android device to your TV screen is always great. Trouble arises, however, when apps don’t support casting natively, so it’s … [Read more...]

Beats Music Bundled into iOS? It Could Happen in 2015

Beats Music Bundled into iOS? It Could Happen in 2015

Is Apple hedging its bets on digital music purchases, or is it simply offering more choice to consumers? That's the question being asked following a report from Financial Times that states Apple will bundle Beats Music … [Read more...]

Snapchat and Square Team Up for Snapcash

Snapchat and Square Team Up for Snapcash

Disappearing money may sound like a problem to some. To Snapchat? It's a feature -- one the company is banking on as one more reason users would want to use the ephemeral messaging app.The feature is called … [Read more...]

Google Finally Announces YouTube Music Key

Google Finally Announces YouTube Music Key

After over a year of rumors and speculation, Google has finally announced the subscription-based music service spinning out of YouTube. Called YouTube Music Key, which costs $9.99 each month and provides ad-free, … [Read more...]