February 20, 2018

How Ace Is Your App?

Whether you are creating an app for a company, or designing at the next big thing in gaming, one thing in particular applies. That is that your app has to be good. Crashy apps, incompatible apps, and ones that don't do exactly what they say on the tin, are not popular ones. So to ensure your app is an ace, read on for the criteria you need to judge … [Read more...]

Tips (and Apps) for Booking a Last Minute Trip

It gets us every time—March arrives, but warm weather is still weeks away. Before you hitch yourself onto a Spring Break trip, take our tips for booking a cheap (and easy) last-minute getaway. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Eric Kessler announces AirPlay support for HBO Go and Max Go apps, says à la carte HBO access still isn’t economically viable

Eric Kessler, President & COO at HBO, just announced that a long-awaited feature will be going live today during his interview at D:Dive Into Media 2013. HBO Go and Max Go users with Apple products filling the home will now be able to enjoy AirPlay beaming. Straight from the man himself: "Our long-term goal for Go is to be on all platforms … [Read more...]

Touch Feedback in Android Apps: Immersion Meetup

Come and meet the Immersion team who are in town from San Jose and check out the latest in Haptics technology! Haptics, also known as touch or tactile feedback, has long been included in console gaming to engage players with a sense of realism. Android developers can now offer similar effects in mobile games by leveraging Immersion’s free tools and … [Read more...]

The social filter war is officially on: Twitter adds free photo filters to Android and iPhone apps

We knew good and well it was coming, and come it has: Twitter has begun its all-out assault on Instagram (and in turn, Facebook) by including its own set of (free) photo filters. As of now, just the Android version has been updated with the new lenses, but we're expecting iOS and the rest to follow suit in short order. Much like Flickr did earlier … [Read more...]

Facebook privacy overhaul grants better controls for permissions, apps, photos and more

Voting for changes may never be the same on Facebook, but it sure seems as if the company is taking your privacy more seriously than perhaps it has in the past. In a move that signals bold changes on behalf of the user, Facebook has published two posts today outlining a litany of both user and developer tweaks that enable greater control over … [Read more...]

NYC’s taxi commission votes ‘yes’ to one-year trial of cab-hailing apps

Despite copious quantities of bickering between the New York City taxi commission and Uber (amongst others), it looks as if said entity is going to give this whole "21st century" thing a whirl. Skift is reporting that the commission voted just moments ago to allow a one-year trial of taxi-hailing apps, with seven members voting "yes" and two … [Read more...]

Windows Phone web store opens in 37 new countries, adds universal search, and supports installing apps via SD card

If you had any doubts about Microsoft's efforts to actually make an impact with Windows Phone 8, let this address them. After announcing that it'd be maintaining a full staff to certify apps through the holiday period, the outfit has just revealed that its web store for apps / games is now open in 37 new locations around the globe. (You can find … [Read more...]

Download Now: Apps to Get Cultured for Free

Staying ahead of the culture curve is a pricey endeavor, not to mention a tough one to keep up. Not so with these apps. They'll keep you in the loop on art exhibits, free museum days, and public art. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s Office Store now open for business, productivity-boosting apps just a click away

You've known it was coming, and today the doors to Microsoft's Office Store were flung wide open. In short, it's a newfangled portal that enables avid Office and SharePoint users to search for, discover and install apps. Users will need a Microsoft account and the preview version of Office, SharePoint or Exchange in order to start diving in. … [Read more...]