Category Archives: Tech

WhatsApp introduces major new audio features

WhatsApp is the uber-popular messaging app available on all major smartphone platforms, including iOS. With over 300 million users, it’s possible that it has one of the largest followings ever. Intent on growing even bigger by adding new features, the company has introduced several audio enhancements to its app. As AllThingsD reports, WhatsApp is launching […]

Apple Stores offer deals on accessories through August

This week, Apple will begin offering some good deals on accessories at its retail stores, reports 9to5Mac. Two deals have a ready started, which include 10 percent off of select Beats by Dre headphones and speakers (end August 10th) and US$50 off of the Jawbone Big JamBox speaker (ends August 31st). The third deal begins […]

Facebook Messenger for iPhone adds Instagram sharing

Facebook has updated its Facebook Messenger app for iPhone. The biggest new feature is deeper Instagram integration. Now users can attach photos to messages from Instagram right within the Messenger app. Facebook bought Instagram last year for US$1 billion, and it’s nice to see the company put the photo-sharing service to use. Another improvement in […]

easyJet expands Passbook support to 75 airports

In May, popular European discount airline easyJet announced that it was testing Passbook ticketing support at six airports in Europe, with support to come from more airports if the trial was found successful. And judging by today’s easyJet app update, it looks like that’s the case. Now the company is offering Passbook ticketing support at […]

Tomfoolery’s Anchor brings Evernote and email sharing into its ‘Facebook for the workplace’ app

Today, enterprise software provider Tomfoolery released an update for its first product that adds support for Evernote and emails. The new features are aimed at helping a company’s team feel more comfortable easing in to Anchor and will hopefully speed up adoption of the app. It’s been just over a month since Anchor was launched as […]

Asana’s task-management app now lets you track your time with Harvest integration

Asana, the slick collaborative task and project management startup from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-Facebooker Justin Rosenstein, has announced an integration with time-tracking platform Harvest. Through the tie-up, users can track the time they spend working on key tasks. In terms of how this could prove useful, well, it could help freelancers bill their exact hours […]

The future of health apps: Personalized advice combining your diet, sleep pattern and fitness regime

Most fitness and health apps only record a single type of data. I use a dozen or so different services to track my exercise regime, diet and sleep pattern as a result. Moves for iOS is my virtual pedometer, while Nike+ tracks the odd run I do throughout the week. MyFitnessPal takes care of my food […]

Pew: 51% of US adults bank online and 32% of cell phone owners in the country do so via mobile

Banking online is becoming more and more ubiquitous: 61 percent of Internet users in the US now access their accounts on the Web. Meanwhile, 35 percent of cell phone owners in the country bank using their mobile phones. The latest data comes from Pew Research Center, an American think tank organization. Putting Internet adoption aside, […]

Microsoft starts opening Windows Stores in Best Buys and Future Shops across the US and Canada

Microsoft today announced the launch of its Windows Stores with a big marketing push to promote fitness. To celebrate, Microsoft is throwing an event in Los Angeles that “shows how technology can activate and invigorate a healthier lifestyle.” It’s not clear how the two are related, but Microsoft tries to make a link anyway: With […]

NARR8 brings its interactive ebook and motion comic platform to the iPhone

NARR8, an app for reading and creating animated comics and interactive ebooks, has launched on the iPhone. The original iPad version, which arrived last November, of course makes for a better viewing experience, but having the option to read on the iPhone is a natural step as the NARR8 platform matures. The app is also […]