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Apple

San Francisco

Pay Your Friends with Apple Pay in Messages

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 7:01 pm

We’ve all been there, you’re out to dinner with friends and it’s time to settle your bill. Everyone throws in their credit card making it a nightmare for the server to keep the various tabs straight, and adding ten minutes to your departure time….

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

This Parent Loves Apple’s New Do Not Disturb for Drivers

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm

As a mother of teen drivers there’s nothing more frightening than the thought of an accident (or worse) happening as a result of texting. And while I can tell them until I’m blue in the face not to access their phone and the laws…

Augmented Reality

San Francisco

Apple Dives Into Augmented Reality with ARKit for iOS 11

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

This past year has been the year of augmented reality, as companies like Snap, Facebook, and Google have all offered apps that provide users with smart filters to augment reality. Today, Apple announced the launch of ARKit for the next version of the operating…

Internet of Things

The Power of Amazon’s Alexa Is Now On Your iPhone

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Starting this week, Amazon has begun rolling out a new feature to its mobile iOS shopping app that adds the Alexa powered voice assistant to it. Prior to the update, the Amazon app voice search feature only allowed users to seek out items to…

Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Week: Whom, Camarada VR and More

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

February is here and, while there is six weeks of winter remaining, there are still some apps to keep you entertained until the winter weather comes to a close. From GIFs and games to 3D Videos and meditation, here is my apps recipe for…

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Startups & Apps

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Weekend: Birds, Goats, Santa, and More

By | Dec 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm

While the holidays are coming to an end, the Christmas spirit is definitely still in the air. And for those who missed out on giving presents to your mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, or friends and acquaintances, this list of apps…

Mobile

SRFR Makes Mobile to TV Video Streaming Easier Than Ever

By | Nov 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Because of the recent mobile revolution, the amount of audio and video content swirling around the internet has reached an all-time high. Millions of hours have recorded, saved, viewed. and shared on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices through more social media pages than…

Startups & Apps

Guggy Produces GIFs With Context, API Available for Developers

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

The popularity of GIFs has reached new height in recent months. These digital video loops have found their way into tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram photos across the internet. Some apps are even being specifically developed to search and share them as fast and far as…

Product Launch

London

BLOCKS Puts Musical Expression In the Palm of Your Hand

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm

In a world of portability, having your music with you goes a long way. And now, it’s easier than ever to take your DJ skills on-the-road. Roli, the musical hardware and software instrument company, has released BLOCKS, a customizable modular music kit that allows users…

Indiegogo

San Francisco

Meet Gate, the Smartest Lock on the Market

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

With the universal popularity of the smartphones, and the growing implementation of the Internet of Things, smart locks have become a hot product in the “smart appliances” market, with several dozens of different options, each with its own merits and imperfections. Some of them even…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

Acting and Modeling Startup Castar Is Thriving in LA

By | Oct 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

Los Angeles is the destiny of people wanting to succeed in the field of acting. People flock from around the world just to have a chance at a glimmer of fame. And while you might think only 20-something aspiring actors and models are headed to…

Funding

MEL Science Raises $2.5 Million Series A to Make Learning Fun

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

The key to learning effectively is having fun. Whether it’s in a math class or an english lesson, if students are entertained and engaged, they’re going to come away with some helpful knowledge. Now, MEL Science is offering a fun and educational way to get on…

Apple

iOS 10: To Upgrade or Not To Upgrade?

By | Sep 27, 2016 at 10:40 am

Every Apple lover eagerly awaits the time when a shiny, new, and long-awaited device hits the market. However, as they look forward to queuing overnight just to get their hands on the latest innovation, there is still that all important question, as to whether…

Startups & Apps

Dropio Sells Products for Less Than Their Lowest Prices

By | Sep 27, 2016 at 9:15 am

When it comes to ecommerce, most stores and brands have their own website, where people can go directly to purchase from them. There are also other sites, like Amazon or eBay, that put most of those brands, stores, and even users all together for easy…

Tips & How To’s

Here’s How to Recover Lost Photos and Data on Android and iOS Devices

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm

You’ve probably felt it before: that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when, by accident, you’ve deleted a picture, contact or text message that you needed. In a second, all that important information gone, forever. It’s just not fair! Well, maybe not forever. Thankfully, there…

Startups & Apps

Riot: Encrypted Open Source Messenger for Teams

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Smartphone users who communicate and often do teamwork like to have three different things. For starters, they like to easily communicate with their friends, family or work partners. Secondly, they want to use as fewer tools as possible, so it is ideal to have…

Startups & Apps

Easily Discover Content and Collaborate with Cronycle’s New App

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In this world dominated by the Internet, content is a huge deal. According to Domo’s data from 2014, per minute nearly two and a half millions pieces of content are shared on Facebook, and Twitter users tweet 270,000 times – numbers that have likely…