Articles in the category Mobile

“Tinder” co-founder Whitney Wolfe Creates “Feminist Tinder”

Tinder, everyone’s favorite matchmaking app/ part game/ hottie scoper has just met its feminist match. Meet Bumble, the newest matchmaking app where ladies go first. On Bumble, ladies get to send the message first to their matches. If the woman doesn’t initiate a conversation with the next 24 hours, the connection disappears forever. It works […]

Hyperlapse: New Instagram App Makes Time-Lapse Videos Easy

In order to make a cool looking time-lapse video you need patience, a good plan, and some nice photo-editing software… Or Instagram’s new app Hyperlapse. Well, Hyperlapse doesn’t actually create a time-lapse videos (time-lapse videos typically use an immobile camera and are taken over long period of time) but the new app does create a […]

Tom Hanks Launches Typewriter App ‘Hanx Writer’ To Rave Reviews

If there’s one thing we know about Tom Hanks it’s that he loves typewriters. OK, that and that he’s also a phenomenal actor, an avid glove collector, and all around awesome guy. But mainly the typewriter thing. The actor launched his new app Hanx Writer on the app store earlier this week and it’s already receiving […]

Game of Thrones Emoji: Coming Before Winter Actually Does

The web went gaga over the news that 250 new emojis will be released soon, but I think there’s going to be more uproar over Elite Daily’s announcement that they are working on Game of Thrones emoji, and while they may not be available for use yet, they are probably going to be released before […]

Facebook Officially Releases Slingshot, A More Social Snapchat

Facebook accidentally leaked its own Snapchat competitor a few days back, but now everyone that didn’t pick it up in those  few crucial hours has a chance to play with it. Whereas Snapchat aims to be a private person to person photo/video messaging app, Slingshot hopes to make things a little more social. Released on […]

Next In Stupid Inventions: The Bluetooth Enabled Cup

Just when you thought the internet of things couldn’t get any weirder, welcome to Vessyl, the bluetooth enabled cup. As well as supporting Bluetooth 4.0, Vessyl can also tell you (via your phone) that the Coke you’ve just poured into your Vessyl is……Coke! OMG Amazeballs. The company producing the product any sane person would never […]

Mozilla To Launch $25 Firefox OS Smartphone in India, Indonesia

  Mozilla has announced that a new $25 Firefox OS smartphone will be released in India and Indonesia later this year. Mozilla Chief Operating Officer Gong Li confirmed the details in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, explaining the decision: “One U.S. dollar means a lot of things to consumers in emerging countries,” he […]

Bluetooth Enabled Rings Are A Thing Now

If you’ve ever wanted to own bluetooth enabled jewelry now you can. New startup Ringly has just announced its first range of bluetooth enabled rings. The rings sync with your phone and buzz or flash depending on the notifications you’ve set up: for example it may buzz for a Facebook notification, or flash when you […]

HTC’s Plastic Version Of The One M8 Revealed

  HTC has finally released some details of its plastic, cheaper version of its flagship phone the One M8, be it on its Chinese website. The HTC One M8 “Ace” will go on sale with nearly the same specifications as the HTC One M8, including a Snapdragon 801 processor that is clocked at a very […]

Foursquare To Focus On Local Discovery, Launching ‘Swarm’ For Check-Ins

Foursquare users have checked in over five billion times since the app launched in 2009, but soon that’s all about to change with a dramatic update. Today, the company announced that Foursquare will shift to being all about local discovery, and a separate app called Swarm will be for checking in to locations. Swarm will […]

Snapchat Introduces Video Calling, Text Conversations

Snapchat today released its biggest update ever on Android and iOS, rolling out the ability to video chat and send text for the first time ever. And as before, nothing lasts forever. Apps like Confide have popped up in recent months, essentially functioning as a Snapchat for text, and text is an idea the social […]

Anonymous App Cloaq Arrives On iOS

Cloaq, yet another app in the ever growing space of anonymity, has finally launched on iOS. Making it unique from competitors, no personal information is required. When signing up, users simply create a password, which Cloaq then automatically generates a special username or handle. That specially assigned handle starts with an @ symbol, and is […]

Facebook Messenger Finally Adds Video Support

Facebook Messenger got a major upgrade today with the ability to send and receive videos. Rolling out now on iOS, it’s expected to hit Android later this week. While you can send and watch videos within the messaging window, you can’t record videos directly from the app. You’ll still need to fire up your go-to […]

Twitter To Let Verified Users Know When Tweets Go Viral

Twitter recently added real-time pop-up notifications to its website, and has began rolling out a “significant engagement” feature to its iOS app. It’s essentially another way of saying “Your tweet/tweets are going viral,” and is currently only available to users who are verified. Our friends over at The Next Web caught a glimpse of the new […]

Pinterest Launches Guided Search, A Simpler Way To Discover

Pinterest held a special event Thursday evening at its headquarters in San Francisco, and announced a new feature called Guided Search. Rolling out on the official iOS and Android app, when users search for something, they’re provided with several relevant categories to help drill down what they’re interested in. Here’s a quick video of the new […]

Instagram Personalizes ‘Explore’ Tab

Instagram introduced the “Explore” tab in June 2012, and has made a big change that now displays personalized results. First hinted at by Co-Founder Mike Krieger Tuesday evening, Facebook has since confirmed the news: “We’re always looking to update the types of posts you see in Explore to better tailor it to you. We’ll show you […]

LinkedIn Remembers It’s Not 1995, Adds Mobile Photo Sharing

LinkedIn woke up this morning after falling asleep to an episode of Roseanne, wiping the Dunkaroo crumbs from its Hypercolor t-shirt to recall one thing: It’s not the 90s. Today, the social network announced mobile photo sharing, which is available now on LinkedIn for iPhone, and rolling out to Android and the mobile web “over the next […]

Google Glass Update Includes SMS, Glassware Calendar For iOS

Last week Google Glass went on sale to the masses for one day only. This week the company has announced SMS and Glassware Calender updates for iOS users. The first of the new features allows iPhone users to receive notifications for incoming text messages, a feature that is already available for Android handset users. Enabling […]

Facebook Mobile Ad Network To Launch April 30

Facebook will host its F8 conference on April 30, at which time it will unveil plans for a new mobile ad network. Facebook began testing the new third-party ad network on a select group of apps in early 2014. Currently Facebook outsources its mobile ad serving to outside internet-based ad firms. According to Re/code, Facebook […]