August 28, 2012 |
Facebook, addressing the biggest complaint about its Camera app for cellphones, said it now will allow users to create photo albums. The social network said its first update since launching the app this year will let users add photos into existing albums if they don't want to create a new one. Previously, all photos uploaded through the app went into a Mobile Uploads album by default. Besides albums, the mobile update adds a news tab for photo-related notifications such as tags, comments and "likes.
May 15, 2012 |
The newly launched LinkedIn app for Windows Phone includes features that neither iPhone nor Android users see in their apps. The app includes two sections that don't appear in the other two apps: jobs and companies. Users can browse relevant jobs and save them for pursuing later. The app also lets users follow news and updates from specific companies. While this is exclusive to Windows Phone, it's worth noting that the app doesn't seem to incorporate the calendar function now present in the iOS apps.
April 26, 2012 |
Finally, iPad users can get LinkedIn. And the app for this tablet, released Thursday, really is more than a reformatted iPhone app. The app was designed with the functionality of the iPad and users' tablet tapping mostly in the morning and evening in mind, according to a blog post from LinkedIn. The layout is a bit reminiscent of Flipboard, with a design that integrates the multitouch navigation of the iPad. "This 'Coffee & Couch' behavior is so pronounced that we designed our new app to make every professional feel like they have their own personal assistant," it reads.
April 26, 2012 |
Picture this: Kindle Fire users finally get to join in the addictive fun of Draw Something. Amazon announced the app's release in a tweet on Wednesday night. Google Android users were already drawing stuff with the app, but the Kindle Fire tablet, which runs on an altered version of the Android operating system, doesn't have access to the apps on Google Play . Draw Something is also available for iOS users . Zynga's popular social sketching and guessing game comes in the free and ad-free $1.99 versions for the Fire.
February 20, 2012 |
Would anyone describe typing on an iPhone as a pleasant experience? I think the answer lies in all those "sent from iPhone, excuse any iTypos" signatures out there. Here to texters' rescue is Braille Touch, a new app that enables people to type messages on an Android or iOS touch screen without having to look down. The app is designed for people who are visually impaired, but that doesn't mean the rest of us can't use it too. "We have become slaves to keyboards that are too small and that have too many buttons," Mario Romero, a post-doctoral fellow at Georgia Tech's School for Interactive Computing and the lead researcher on a paper about Braille Touch, said in an interview with The Times.
May 19, 2012 |
Forget Angry Birds. Your smartphone can be a powerful tool for improving your overall fitness if you give it half a chance. Whether you're a couch potato looking to start an exercise routine or a veteran runner looking to cross-train, there's an app for that. Our picks of some of the best downloads to get you moving, measure your progress and keep you motivated: Yoga With Janet Stone ($4.99 iPhone and iPad) There are a lot of yoga apps out there, but few are as sophisticated as this new release.
February 14, 2011 |
It’s getting easier to arrange trips to Las Vegas using smart phones. MGM Resorts , which owns 10 properties along the Strip, has expanded its apps service to include devices that use Google’s Android system. Previously, they were available for iPhone users only. In March, the company plans to roll out apps for Blackberry’s OS too. The apps allow potential visitors to view and book guest rooms, order food from room service and even watch video previews of current shows.
December 30, 2010 |
The other day I went to the movies and forgot my BlackBerry. This proved disastrous, not because I missed any calls but because during the five or so minutes before the trailers began, I found myself in the terrifying position of having nothing to do. As nearly everyone in the theater soothed themselves with Facebook Mobile or tiny, hand-held rounds of poker, I had no choice but to be alone with my thoughts. Needless to say these thoughts were a self-loathing duet of "Ugh, why did I forget my BlackBerry?"
June 26, 2012 |
Facebook introduced a new native Messenger app for users' computers. The app lets you "chat with friends without opening Facebook," according to Facebook's message introducing the app. The app is only available to Windows users, but the company has said Mac users will get it soon. It officially launched in March after leaking in December, and it is slowly rolling out to users. ROUNDUP: The freshest Facebook features The app, Facebook's first native desktop app, uses the same branding as Facebook's mobile Messenger app, which received an update on both Android and iOS on Monday.
May 19, 2011 |
Getting a last-minute room in Las Vegas is about to get easier. HotelTonight , the free mobile app that lists same-day hotel discounts in a dozen cities, plans to expand to Sin City starting at noon Thursday. Here's how it works: At noon local time each day, HotelTonight lists three hotels at different levels of comfort (such as elegant or basic) in each destination that can be booked until 2 a.m. If rooms sell out at one location, HotelTonight adds a different hotel to the listings.