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Mobile

10 Most Downloaded Non-Game Apps in Q2, Ranked

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 11:30 am

A good app can do so much. It will organize your smartphone, connect you with friends, and keep you company on those longer trips to the bathroom. And while everyone loves a good mobile game, there are so many non-game apps out there that…

Productivity

Seattle

8 Ways to Increase Productivity With Cortana and Alexa

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you think of all that we are able to accomplish in today’s world, it should come as no surprise that many of us have been getting help along the way. Cortana, Alexa, and other AI personal assistants help us shave time off of…

Security

New GhostCtrl Virus Is Filming You Through Your Android Apps

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg told us he covers his laptop camera with a piece of tape for security reasons, the fear of malware has been real in the tech world and beyond. With cyber crimes becoming a staple of the evening news, while costing businesses…

Games

This Company Turned Fake News Into an Arcade Game

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

The term “fake news” has become all too familiar in the last year. Whether it’s social media users pointing out that the article you shared was from a satirical website or the president talking about CNN, fake news has become a staple of our…

Productivity

6 Productivity Apps to Make Life Easier for Project Managers

By | Jul 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

Are you trying to be more productive with your time? Turning your smartphone into a personal assistant and a productivity aid is not only a good idea, it’s also incredibly easy. Whether you want to start a blog, make a financial transaction, track business…

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Startup Spotlight

Oakland

Startup Spotlight: Text a Mentor, Local Food and Precious Cargo

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer is in full swing and it’s hard to go outside without breaking a sweat. Cool off at the pool this summer and let these innovative startups take care of the rest. Each week at TechCo, we spotlight five great startups in tech. This…

Mobile

11 Methods to Inspire Users to Download and Use Your Mobile App

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 9:20 am

After a lot of hard work, you’ve created a mobile app, one you know users will want. Perhaps it provides sales options or coupons toward your products, or maybe it solves some specific problem that a user might have, like keeping information organized or…

Mobile

7 Interesting Facts About Smartphones on the iPhone’s 10th Birthday

By | Jun 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

Ten years ago, the world changed. While Nokia brick phones and Motorola RAZRs ruled the mobile landscape for most of the early 2000s, Apple changed the game forever with the iPhone, making smartphones one of the most used technological breakthroughs since the toilet. Yes,…

Startups & Apps

Even Pope Francis Has Used This E-Blessing App

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Pope Francis is no stranger to innovative ideas. In addition to being a constant advocate for the combination of tech and faith, he also sent his social media guru to SXSW to discuss the importance of being open minded to new technologies in an…

Gaming

Tokyo

SEGA Forever Will Deliver Free Retro Mobile Games to Your Smartphone

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Everything retro is huge right now. Stranger Things — and I say this with love — is nothing but a grab-bag of retro nostalgia. The result: a critical and financial success. More and more brands are jumping into 70s or 80s throwbacks, even when they…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Smart Leads, Online Debates and Free Music

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

While outside it’s heating up for summer, we’re staying cool indoors researching startups. Each week, Tech.Co looks for five new businesses with creative or innovative ideas so you can keep your cool all summer long. This week we found companies offering smart home security,…

Augmented Reality

Los Angeles

The World’s First Augmented Reality Dating App Is Finally Here

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Before Pokémon Go hit smartphones around the world like a ton of bricks, the augmented reality discussion was cemented in a futuristic image of the tech. Think Ironman’s heads up display without the cumbersome helmet and the English voice assistant. People have had high…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tools Startups Need As They Scale

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

The startup stack is a set of around 200 cloud-based tools that startups use to start and scale. It is the result of a joint survey that Tech City UK and Stripe conducted in 2016. The research also gleaned some insights into how startups…

FinTech

4 Peer-to-Peer Lending Apps You Should Be Using in 2017

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Many people get involved in peer-to-peer lending without having any idea what it is. This new thriving method of debt financing makes no recourse to financial institutions. People simply come together to lend and borrow from each other with minimal intermediary. Many investors now…

Mobile

San Francisco

200,000 Old Apps at Risk with Apple iOS 11 Update

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As Apple prepares to release its upcoming iOS 10.3 update within the next few weeks, tech experts who have already received a beta have noted that the upcoming the iOS 11 will likely render about 187,000 apps obsolete. “The latest iOS 10 beta, iOS…

Google

Google Just Uncovered a Massive Ad Fraud Network in Their App Store

By | May 30, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Google just located and removed 41 Android apps — all from a single developer — that secretly included malware in each download. The apps used infected Android phones to auto-click on ads, and the number of downloads makes this possibly the largest mobile ad…

Startups & Apps

The Not Hotdog App from HBO’s Silicon Valley Is Real

By | May 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

HBO’s Silicon Valley has been touted as one of the funniest shows on TV right now. However, Bay Area entrepreneurs and startup founders are quick to point out that the show is remarkably accurate when it comes its portrayal of the tech world. Founder disputes,…