Posts Tagged:Mobile

With Dabbl, you can earn gift cards for interacting with ads

 Dabbl is giving users a straightforward reason to interact with ads — the ads earn them money in the form of gift cards. For example, when I signed up for Dabbl this morning, I was presented with a menu of several different campaigns. The f…

Misfit’s latest hybrid smartwatch focuses on classic style

If it wasn’t already evident that Misfit is on a fashion kick with its smartwatches, it is now. The Fossil-owned badge has unveiled a new hybrid smartwatch, the Command, that promises to track your fitness while looking appropriate for formal wear. I…

Google’s Gboard app gets more languages and built-in stickers

After catching up with iOS, Google’s keyboard app for Android is now racing ahead, courtesy of an update that packs 40 additional languages (including Japanese), and built-in sticker packs. Although Google already has a keyboard for non-Latin script…

Pokémon GO players catch 500 million Pokémon in under two days

Spurred by Pokémon GO’s latest event, players have caught 500 million pocket monsters in less than two days. Developer Niantic kickstarted the Global Catch Challenge on Sunday (inviting fans to collectively catch a whopping 3 billion Pok&eacut…

‘Rez Infinite’ arrives on your phone through Daydream VR

Rez Infinite is a sublime experience in virtual reality, but there’s a catch: that requirement for PlayStation VR or a PC usually means you’re tied down. That won’t be an issue after today, provided you have the right hardware: Enhance Games has rele…

DOJ slaps AT&T with antitrust lawsuit over Time Warner purchase

The US Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T to block the massive communications company from purchasing Time Warner, one of the world’s biggest entertainment conglomerates. AT&T released a statement calling the move…

PayPal can help you save and invest money with the Acorns app

PayPal is funding several new digital services lately. You can send cash to your friends via the money service using Facebook Messenger, Skype and even PayPal’s own money cards. The company also makes it easy to pool money for gifts and tip Twitch st…

Apple’s iPhone 8 is technically a gigabit LTE phone, kinda

At first blush, iFixit’s tech autopsy on the iPhone 8 didn’t reveal anything particularly notable…

Pornhub stats prove Windows users are the biggest wankers on the Internet

Pornhub racked up over 23 billion visits to its website throughout the last twelve months…

Inbox by Gmail gets new Smart Reply feature on the web

Google Inbox’s awesome Smart Reply feature, which was launched on mobile back in November, is now available on the web. The feature is already being used for 10 percent of all replies on Android and iOS — and it’s just as good in your browser. Smart Reply aims to save you time by suggesting replies to […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Chrome update sports a boatload of new features

Google’s mobile Chrome web browser gets a new update today, which — according to the Chrome team — has “more than a barge full of performance and stability fixes.” We’re not sure how many software fixes a barge would hold, but we feel confident in saying it’s a whole lot. The update should roll out […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Is Google beginning to lose its dominance in search?

Google’s share of the U.S. desktop search market remained steady at 63.9% in October with Microsoft…

Google wants to help you surf the mobile web at lightning speeds

Google wants to make your mobile browsing experience better than ever with its new Accelerated Pages Project. The company hopes to dramatically improve the performance of the mobile web so that pages, videos, animations, and graphics load “instantaneously.” “Publishers around the world use the mobile web to reach these readers, but the experience can often […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

When it comes to porn, Android users come out on top

Android users are into some pretty weird… stuff. I know you’re probably denying that now — I tried, too — but you can’t, because Pornhub has its eye on us all. Sort of. According to the website’s latest browsing statistics, the list of things Android users are into makes for a much more intriguing reading that […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Pope’s arrival in America greeted by a sea of smartphones

Pope Francis landed on U.S. soil for the first time last week on Tuesday, September 22. He has talked to victims of sexual abuse, spoke out about his views on immigration and gave several moving speeches across the country. However, the pope was also able to impact American culture in a way that is completely […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Spotify will make you pay for music by destroying its free plan

Spotify is planning to introduce a new “gated access” model that will make its free streaming plan a lot less attractive, according to a new report. Those who choose to opt out of paying for the service could see it become extremely limited, with access to just one or two songs from big album releases. […]

Pixelmator update brings desktop-class photo repair to iOS

If you’re looking for a best-in-class photo retouching and editing app, you can’t go wrong with Pixelmator, available both for Mac and iOS. The mobile version is utterly fantastic, letting you engage in the same sort of high-end photo editing,

Game devs keep it casual as they jump from console to mobile

When gamers hear about Insomniac Games, they might think of classic platform games like Ratchet and Clank, first-person shooters like Resistance: Fall of Man, or even the latest next-gen console game from the Burbank, California-based developer, Sunset Overdrive. What those



Apple iBeacon finds its way into McDonald’s and sandwich sales increase

Ever since iBeacon made its debut on the iPhone in 2013…

So, what’s going on with Apple’s iBeacon tech?

Apple continues to disrupt consumer culture…

New Spotify subscribers pay just $0.99 a month for three months

Thinking about finally signing up for Spotify Premium? There couldn’t be a better time to do it. For a limited time only, Spotify is offering new customers three months of access for just $0.99 a month — that’s $9 off



Save the world from invading aliens (again) with XCOM: Enemy Unknown

The excellent strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Within, is out now for mobile devices as an entirely new standalone game for $12.99. If you haven’t played an XCOM game yet, this is a fantastic place to jump in – the graphics



Apple’s iBeacon: So many opt-out choices, or are there?

here has been a lot of good coverage of Apple’s new iBeacon…

Should Tim Cook apologize for the Fappening at today’s iPhone 6 event?

Later today, Apple is highly rumored to unveil a new NFC-based mobile payments service tied into the iPhone and iWatch. But there’s a problem. In the aftermath of the Fappening, the massive iCloud breach that leaked nude and pornographic images



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