A new build of the Google mobile app has some evidence to suggest some great new features are in the works. While nothing has been confirmed yet, an APK teardown has shown that it’s likely the Google app will be getting Custom Tabs for Chrome in the search feature, a new event card for concert […]
Archives for October 2015
The music streaming wars are heating up and Pandora is suffering the most casualties. The emergence of Apple Music on the streaming scene has had the biggest impact in the market. The new Apple service launched with a three-month free trial period. That period is beginning to end for many listeners, but CEO Tim Cook […]
Facebook has a new digital assistant in the works called ‘M’. It’s a hybrid between AI and real customer service that is set to become your new best friend. Check it out!
Apple has released new updates to its iOS 9 and OS X systems that fix some under-the-hood technical issues, but more importantly they introduce 184 new emojis. The ever-popular emoji keyboard will finally allow users to text the image of a taco to their friends, the absence of which had been a bane to taco-loving […]
CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, is set to be voted on by the US Senate, but major tech companies are not pleased with the content of the bill. Apple and Dropbox are the two most recent companies to join the protest against the legislation, which would make it easier for private user information to […]
Apple released an update to iOS 9, but it didn’t just fix some bugs under the hood. The update features a whole bunch of new features that will make your iPhone experience way better. Find out what all of them are!
Everyone on Twitter has an opinion and they all want to express their opinions online. That’s the whole reason Twitter exists! However, if a user wanted to get straightforward feedback they’d be hard-pressed to find it amidst all the tweets, re-tweets, and hashtags. Twitter has announced that it will be releasing a new feature that […]
The current streaming device war has been in full effect for several years with each major player introducing their own product to bring content to TV screens. Apple has Apple TV, Amazon has the Fire Stick, and Google has its Chromecast. All of these devices have roughly the same capabilities, but not all of them […]
Mobile messaging apps are getting so popular that they’re creating their own mobile platforms. Find out why these apps have gained so much popularity and how that popularity could translate into real revenue!
The Google Play Store is getting a major and much-needed design overhaul. The new look is now arriving on devices and features a more prominent separation between “Apps & Games” and “Entertainment” apps. These are now the two main tabs for users to choose between, which each have subsections to help you more easily navigate […]
What happens when a company encourages its employees to post positive reviews of its own company apps? A $1.25 million penalty. Bell Canada, a major telecommunications company, learned this the hard way. The Competition Bureau hit Bell Canada with the penalty after discovering that the company’s employees were told to download two free apps and […]
YouTube is releasing a new subscription-based service called YouTube Red that will provide users with an ad-free experience. It will also feature some other cool new features like downloadable videos and original programming. Find out everything you need to know about the new premium service!
Everyone knows that operating a smartphone while driving is dangerous, but not when using voice-activated features, right? Wrong. A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has shown that voice-activated features are also a major source of distracted driving. They released their data using a 5 point scale where anything between a 4 […]
Facebook is making every effort these days to make sure that you don’t ever need to leave their website to access all the news and information offered by the Internet. The social media giant announced that it will expanding its search functionality to include all 2 trillion of its posts. Currently, a Facebook search will […]
Starbucks has been at the forefront of technological advancements for years. Take a look at how some of its new tech services are making it one of the most futuristic places you can go.
Android 6.0, named Marshmallow, includes the native ability to complete Google Play Store app sales with a user’s fingerprint. To use the service, a user would need to own an Android phone that has fingerprint reader like the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X and have the newest 6.0 OS. If your phone qualifies then […]
Apple is cracking down on apps that are collecting users’ personal data from iPhones and iPads. The company has purged 256 malicious apps so far. The infected apps mostly originated in the Chinese app store where an advertising company, Youmi, baked in tracking and collection tools into its advertising API without telling developers. Apps with […]
If you want to take your app idea from concept to concrete then you’ll need to start with wireframing. This valuable step will help you put a visual framework to your great new app idea. Here’s how to do it!
Google released the new version of its Chromecast smart TV device last week, and while it’s a great product for new customers, there’s not much advantage to upgrading for people who already own the first generation Chromecast. The first major difference between the old and the new Chromecast is its look. The new version is […]
Where’s the hottest mobile marketing taking place? The answer is instagram. Brands and advertisers are flocking to the photo-centric social media service. A whopping 72% of marketers surveyed are interested in allocating resources to instagram. The next-highest ranking social media site in the survey was Pinterest with 41% interest. Snapchat came in 3rd with 36% […]
What’s in a name? Turns out, quite a bit. Here are some things you need to consider when choosing your app’s name.
It’s likely that wearables will become one of the hottest tech sectors in the next several years. One of the biggest drivers of this expansion will be women, who are already proving to be very receptive of the technology and its possibilities. However, many companies are not catering directly to this female market, yet. Health […]
Netflix announced some less-than-stellar news this past week. The streaming media company says that it will be raising the subscription price for new customers by a $1 per month. New customers will have to pay $9.99 for the service, and those with older plans will likely see their price per month increase to $9.99 in […]
Apple quietly announced some much-needed upgrades to their line of iMacs. Are they worth the wait?
How secure is your information on your smartphone? If you own an Android device, then you might be surprised to find out that your information is at significant risk. It turns out that 87% of Android devices are vulnerable to known flaws. On a scale of 10, Nexus phones received the highest marks with a […]
When you go to the grocery store, how often do you read a product’s packaging before making a buying decision? If you’re like 85% of Americans, then the answer is probably “a lot”. Reading a package helps create shopping confidence. But 78% of people surveyed also said that they wish there were more information on […]
Some companies are finding success by scrapping their mobile and desktop websites and going “app only”. Is it the right solution?
Microsoft has been very hit or miss with its recent Windows OS releases, but Windows 10 is off to a strong start with its adoption. If you want evidence, look no further than the fact that 57.7% of computers still run Windows 7, an OS that was released in 2009. Or consider the fact that […]
After unveiling its newest version of the Apple TV, Apple appears to be taking the ‘TV’ part of the name very seriously. The tech giant is eyeing its own TV streaming service and it has CBS, the country’s biggest TV network, in its sights. If CBS were to join Apple’s rumored TV streaming service then […]
PayPal wants to make it easier and more convenient to make purchases and to pay friends and family over the Internet. Take a look at how they’re pushing the boundaries of mobile and online payments!
In this day and age it’s not surprising for someone to own 3 or even 4 different portable devices. You might own an iPhone, an iPad, and an Apple Watch, but all these devices are still separate from one another when it comes to your phone number. AT&T wants to fix that by unveiling a […]
Throughout the life of the iPhone and the iPad, there’s been one critical feature that many people have always wanted — a way to increase the storage capacity of their device. Many smartphones come equipped with an SD card slot to make it easy to bring content from their computer to their phone, but Apple […]
Want to figure out your best strategy for releasing your free app? Then you’ll definitely want to check out the most recent data on free apps!
In the wake of Apple’s last security breach in China, called xCodeGhost, there’s a new malware bug that’s eating into the system in both China and Taiwan. The new malware is named YiSpecter and has the capability to control a user’s iPhone and display full-screen ads in Safari. The malware, once downloaded, is able to […]
iPhone owners with small hard drives rejoice! The feature in iOS 9 that allows apps to become ‘thinner’ is finally available. Previously, apps that were downloaded on iPhones were packed to the brim with the content necessary for it to run on every single various platform. That means if you had an app on your […]
The world of mobile app development is always changing, which is why it’s more important than ever to be ahead of the curve. These are the hottest app trends happening right now. So what are you waiting for? Hop on these trends while they’re hot!
Knowing when and where to spend your ad dollars can be very stressful as an app developer. Wouldn’t it be nice to know how your competitors were spending their ad money so that you could develop your own marketing strategy? Now you can with Ad Intelligence! This new tool will allow you to monitor the […]
One of the biggest problems with the current app development landscape is that there’s often a big disconnect between the developers and the designers. Asking for a design change involves a lot of slow, clunky trial and error that’s a huge impediment to productivity. Fuse is trying to resolve this issue by making its app […]
Now the company is saying it could be out of the hardware business by next year. So what’s in store for BlackBerry moving forward?
Facebook recently launched its Instant Articles feature, which allows certain news articles to pre-load their content so that it’s lightning fast for users to get to the information. Not to be outdone, Google is now releasing a competing service called Accelerated Mobile Pages that aims to let websites instantly load on a mobile device. Google […]
Google’s new Android platform, called Marshmallow, has several new and exciting features but it’s new native translation feature is very impressive. Users with the new OS can select text on their phones and have it translated into 90 different languages, all within the native app experience. Users simply have to highlight the text and click […]
Microsoft has never built its own laptop — until now. The Microsoft Surface Book is a powerful, versatile, and affordable machine that promises to change the game with its detachable touchscreen. See why your next laptop purchase might just be a Surface Book
It’s no secret that Apple has allowed new iOS 9 apps to block mobile ads in the Safari web browser, but a newly released app is allowing users to block ads in native iPhone apps including the new Apple News app. This comes as a shock, since Apple’s entire plan seemed to hinge on the […]
The way you ‘like’ things on Facebook is getting ready to drastically change. Right now you have the option to ‘like’ posts from friends and from brands, but what if you really like something? Or what if you really dislike something? There’s an entire human range of emotion that’s been left out of the Facebook […]
Twitter looks more or less exactly the same as it did when it was initially launched. That’s finally going to change with the introduction of Twitter Moments, a feature that promises to make Twitter easier to use, more aesthetically-pleasing, and more dynamic. Find out what’s in store from the new, revolutionary feature
Ten years ago app development did not even exist. It’s incredible how far we’ve come in ten years, but the speed at which the mobile world has exploded has often made it hard to keep up with all the changes. A whole new language full of acronyms and new terms has sprung forth from this […]
Initial reports suggested that the new Apple iPad Pro would be capable of replacing your laptop, but new evidence suggests that it might be time to pump the brakes on that notion. The processing power of the iPad Pro made it appear that it would be capable of running high-end software like Adobe’s Creative Suite. […]
Microsoft has been losing consumer market share to Apple and Google for years, but the tech giant’s new lineup of devices look to take the company in a more competitive direction. See for yourself
The most revolutionary feature of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is 3D Touch, which gives users the ability to activate different features based on the amount of pressure they apply to the touch screen. Apple is famously innovative and they’ve created some really incredibly new ways to incorporate 3D Touch into the native […]
TV and movies have gone streaming, ebooks have become massively popular, and now it’s time for magazines to get the digital touch. Texture is the new name for the magazine app Next Issue, which has undergone some serious design changes. Dubbed ‘the Netflix of magazines’, Texture is a subscription service that allows you to browse […]