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Google launches its group planning feature for Maps

By |2018-09-26T07:02:00+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Tech News|

Earlier this year, Google announced its revamped Google Maps, which puts a stronger emphasis on discovery. Some of the features the company announced back then have already launched, including many of the promised discovery and exploration tools, but the one feature that was still missing was group planning. But you won’t have to wait much longer to [...]

See the new iPhone’s ‘focus pixels’ up close

By |2018-09-25T18:12:36+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Tech News|

The new iPhones have excellent cameras, to be sure. But it’s always good to verify Apple’s breathless on-stage claims with first-hand reports. We have our own review of the phones and their photography systems, but teardowns provide the invaluable service of letting you see the biggest changes with your own eyes — augmented, of course, by [...]

The new era in mobile

By |2018-09-25T17:37:17+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Tech News|

Joe Apprendi Contributor Joe Apprendi is a general partner at Revel Partners. More posts by this contributor Big data’s humble beginnings A future dominated by autonomous vehicles (AVs) is, for many experts, a foregone conclusion. Declarations that the automobile will become the next living room are almost as common — but, they are imprecise. In our [...]

MetroPCS is now Metro by T-Mobile

By |2018-09-24T18:11:53+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Tech News|

It’s been five years since T-Mobile picked up MetroPCS, and now the prepaid service is finally getting a fresh coat of paint. The “PCS” bit is getting the old heave ho, while the brand’s owners are letting you know who’s boss with the new Metro by T-Mobile brand name. The new name involves some new plans, [...]

You can play Alto’s Adventure on your Mac now

By |2018-09-24T18:11:52+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Tech News|

Everyone’s favorite endless, serene snowboarding game just made the leap from mobile to the Mac App Store. Available now for $9.99, Alto’s Adventure for Mac is a desktop port of the side-scrolling snowscape game that’s won hearts and accolades since it first hit iOS in 2015. Earlier this year, the team behind Alto’s Adventure introduced a [...]

Snapchat lets you take a photo of an object to buy it on Amazon

By |2018-09-24T14:59:42+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Tech News|

See, snap, sale. In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy. Today Snapchat announced it’s slowly rolling out a new visual product search feature, confirming TechCrunch’s July scoop about this project codenamed “Eagle”. Users can use Snapchat’s camera to scan a physical object or [...]

Salesforce partners with Apple to roll deeper into mobile enterprise markets

By |2018-09-24T09:59:05+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Tech News|

Apple and Salesforce are both highly successful, iconic brands, who like to put on a big show when they make product announcements. Today, the two companies announced they were forming a strategic partnership with an emphasis on mobile strategy ahead of Salesforce’s enormous customer conference, Dreamforce, which starts tomorrow in San Francisco. For Apple, which is has [...]

Happy 10th anniversary, Android

By |2018-09-23T17:09:51+00:00September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Tech News|

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. But it sure as heck didn’t get there without hitting a few bumps along [...]

Instagram denies it’s building Regramming. Here’s why it’d be a disaster

By |2018-09-21T15:00:12+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Tech News|

Instagram tells me Regramming, or the ability to instantly repost someone else’s feed post to your followers like a retweet, is “not happening”, not being built, and not being tested. And that’s good news for all Instagrammers. The denial comes after it initially issued a “no comment” to The Verge’s Casey Newton, who published that he’d [...]

Instagram may divide hashtags from captions to end overhashing

By |2018-09-20T12:07:22+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Tech News|

Geofenced sharing, Quiz stickers, Stories Highlight stickers, and a separate interface for adding hashtags to posts are amongst a slew of new features Instagram has prototyped or is now testing. The last one could finally #cure #the #hashtag #madness that’s infected many of Instagram’s 1 billion users, causing them desperately fill up their captions with tagged [...]