Foursquare launched an update for its iOS app that allows users to share the insights the app offers on their check-in activity on Facebook and Twitter.
Boston Marathon Explosions — a ‘Live-Tweeted Disaster’ (ReadWrite)
Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have killed two and injured more than 100, with reports constantly changing as new updates flood in. As is now par for the course, news of the disaster broke first on Twitter, and the microblogging service remains an unparalleled source of breaking news and first-hand accounts — not to mention media criticism of news outlets that jumped ahead of the facts in their reporting.
Foursquare has just released an updated version of its application for iPhone that puts exploration front and center.
Apple is the dominant maker of smartphones sold in the United States, and its operating system continues to hold its ground against Android, according to data released today by comScore.
Google Apps for Business users can now edit Microsoft Office files using Quickoffice on iPhone and Android, the company announced today.
We love our smartphones – so much in fact that we want to take them everywhere. You and your phone may be attached at the hip, or pocket, but there are some places where putting it away is the smart thing to do. “The elevator is off limits – too small a space,” says Steve Rosenbaum, founder and CEO of Magnify.net. “Meals are a no-no. It’s just rude and upsets digestion.” Here are 5 more places you should never use your smartphone.
Need inspiration? Check your purse. Pinterest has updated its mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android to include some of the discovery features that were recently released on the web. Here’s what’s new in version 2.3 for iOS and version 1.4 for Android.
SoundCloud has released new versions of its iPhone and Android apps for recording and sharing audio tracks.The most noteworthy change is the addition of “sets,” which are basically playlists that listeners can curate and share.
Alternative newspapers including LA Weekly and the Village Voice are reclaiming their role as the go-to sources for recommended local events, restaurants, and bars. Parent company Voice Media Group has launched a redesigned mobile app for these and 9 other markets that can go head-to-head with Yelp.
When news that Apple’s iOS6 would be shipping without the built-in YouTube app hit the presses iPhone users everywhere were thrown into a panic…that is, until YouTube launched their own dedicated app on iPhone and iPod Touch in September. Months later, YouTube topped Apple’s 2012 top free iPhone apps chart and now mobile data company Onavo reports that nearly half of all iPhone users are active on YouTube.