Thursday, September 21, 2017

Airbnb Finally Releases An App For Browsing Its Listings On Tablets

A few weeks ago, I was looking for an Airbnb in Austin to share with my girlfriend while we’re in town for a buddy’s...

With Lydia, Pay From Apple Watch for Your Online Purchases

Step by step, Lydia is unveiling its product strategy to handle all your payments. When I last covered the French startup, it was still mostly focused on growing...

Headout Raises $1.8 Million For Its Travel App That Puts A Concierge In Your...

Headout, a mobile travel application that functions as sort of a mobile concierge, helping you find tours, activities and tickets to local events in select...

Instagram Cuts Off Hot GIF App Phhhoto From Its Social Graph

“Removed instagram friend-finding cause they blocked us! #nochill” This note in hip GIF app Phhhoto‘s latest release notes was how it announced its users can no longer...

“Hello” Is Facebook’s New Android-Only Social Caller ID App

Say goodbye to calls from unknown numbers. Facebook’s newest app Hello instantly matches phone numbers of incoming and outgoing calls to Facebook profiles to show you...

Zomato Buys NexTable To Rival OpenTable And Yelp In Reservations

Just one week after Zomato raised a round valuing it at more than $1 billion and acquired a point-of-sale startup, the India-based restaurant services company has made another acquisition. Zomato has acquired NexTable,...

Android Wear app refreshed with a new update of new Android Wear launch

Google recently confirmed that it’s adding plenty of new features to Android Wear smartwatches in the coming weeks. It’s going to release a new firmware update...

Chrome for Android update makes websites more like apps

Google is pushing out a new update for its Android Chrome app to make mobile websites act more like native apps. As a result, individual websites...

Mobile-First Word Processing App Quip Adds Chat Rooms, Making It More Like Slack

Products like Slack, Hipchat, Yammer and Asana have been slowly picking apart the world of enterprise communication, giving workers new, easier to use, and...

WhatsApp users on Android can now backup and restore with Google Drive

A WhatsApp update rolling out to users on Android adds the ability to backup to and restore from Google Drive. In addition to chat...

Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato

Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data...

Twitter Now Lets You Opt In To Receive Direct Messages From Anyone

Twitter has for years tested a feature that would allow anyone to opt in to receiving direct messages from other users on its platform, even if...

How Facebook’s React Native Will Change Mobile Apps

Facebook just open-sourced its React Native framework for building mobile apps. React Native promises to let developers write JavaScript while still delivering a real native user...

With Hykoo, You Can Combine Video And Text To Create 12-Second Short Films

Despite all the mobile video apps out there, Gary Krieg said there’s still something missing — a need he’s trying to fill with his new app Hykoo.See, Vine has...

WhatsApp Hits 800 Million Users — 1 Billion by Year-End?

WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, after adding about 100 million since January. Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesWhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users,...

Google’s new Android dialer detailed in new report

Last month, a Facebook-made dialer for Android leaked online. Now a new report claims to reveal how Google could fight back with an updated Android dialer.According...

Indian Companies Pull Out of Facebook’s Internet.org Amid Battle Over Net Neutrality

A battle over net neutrality is brewing in India, where fewer than one in six is connected to the Internet.  Agence France-Presse/Getty ImagesA viral...

Instagram Tightens Guidelines to Curb Pornography and Harassment

Instagram is dropping the nice-guy act.The photo- and video-sharing app Thursday unveiled more-detailed standards for images, aimed at curbing pornography and harassment. The tone...

With Quickie, Make A Quick 5-Second Video Call With Your Friends

Meet Quickie, a nifty little iOS app to make 1-on-1 video calls that automatically end after a few seconds. You might use Quickie to tell...

Twitter Makes It Easier For Developers To Add Timelines To Mobile Apps

Twitter this week rolled out new features to its mobile developer platform, Fabric, aimed at expanding access to Twitter timelines from third-party applications. With an update to Twitter...