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Apple plans to match Microsoft Surface with split-screen iPad multitasking in iOS 8

iOS 8 is likely to supercharge the functionality of Apple’s iPad with a new split-screen multitasking feature, according to sources with knowledge of the enhancement in development. These people say that the feature will allow iPad users to run and interact with two iPad applications at once. Up …

IFTTT Supports iOS Push Notifications, Looks Great on iPad

If you’re a user of popular personal productivity service IFTTT (If This Then That) who also has an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, maybe you’ve wished that you could use iOS push notifications in your recipes. Well, from today you can, and there’s also a new universal version of the iOS app, complete …

Messaging App Tango Integrates Words With Friends

Messaging app Tango announced today that it is integrating Zynga’s Words with Friends, making it easier for Tango users to play the game together within the app itself.<p>This is the second chat app that gaming giant Zynga is working with as it tests the mobile messaging waters. In February this year, …

Samsung's ChatOn Lets You Recall Messages, Brings 1GB File Sharing

ChatOn, Samsung’s very own take on a messaging app, has been updated with a feature that takes a leaf out of Snapchat’s “ephemeral” book. It now lets you recall messages you have sent to a friend in 1:1 chat rooms, even if the other party has already read them. All you have to do is tap and hold …

The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I have a pretty bad memory, it seems. I know people say that all the time, but here’s why I think it actually applies to me:<p>In pretty much all of my childhood memories, I’m around 10 years old, as if nothing ever happened before that.<br>• My poor …

Google Keep Gets Fast Search for Text in Images

Google is rolling out an update to its Evernote rival Keep that introduces the ability to search for text in photos uploaded to the service.<p>While Evernote has had this feature for a long time, we found that Google’s implementation located text in images instantly. Evernote, on the other hand, took …

Amazon Launches 'Dash' Voice-Enabled Scanner for AmazonFresh

Mere days after Amazon launched its Fire TV media streaming set-top box, the retailer is back with another device, this time to draw people into its AmazonFresh grocery service.<p>Called Amazon Dash, it’s essentially a Wi-Fi and voice-enabled barcode scanner. So as your cupboards begin to look a …

Understanding Klout as a Brokerage Business

<i>Lucy Leiderman is the Director of Digital Strategy at Pilot PMR</i>.<p>Klout, the San Francisco based start up that measures your social influence, was acquired last week by Lithium Technologies in a deal that is supposedly meant to redefine both companies. Since its launch in 2008, Klout has apparently …

Team behind webOS releases its abandoned interface redesign to the community

Palm's innovative mobile operating system, webOS, was never a commercial success, but the team behind it certainly had some great ideas. Now, long after HP largely abandoned the operating system, the team is releasing one of its most intriguing user interface ideas to the community for further …

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Google's Chromecast

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Automatic driving monitor now available for Android

When paired with the Automatic hardware, this app helps drivers save money at the pump and drive more efficiently.<p>After a year of "coming soon" and months of beta-only access, the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant finally gains compatibility with Android phones.<p>The Automatic app for Android will …

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Nokia Lumia 930: is This the Future of Windows Phone?

Nokia Lumia 930 Hands On<p>A Windows Phone for 2014<p>Calendar Improvements<p>Cortana<p>Matte backside<p>Bottom View<p>Right Side<p>Top<p>Left Side<p>Nokia phones can be a …

Australia is Giving Away 52 Weeks of Vacation

If you were to ask the average American "would you like to go to Australia?", chances are pretty high you'd receive an enthusiastic "yes!"<p>Wanting to …

Facebook Improves Free Voice Calls in Messenger App

Facebook updated its Messenger app Thursday with improvements to the app's voice calling feature.<p>The latest version of the app makes it easier for …

The 6 Most-Used Social Networks on Mobile in the U.S.

Every social media company knows that enhancing the mobile user experience is necessary for a network's success. But among all the app updates, bug …

Office for iPad Downloaded 12 Million Times, Says Microsoft

Microsoft's Office for iPad apps — Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote — have been downloaded 12 million times since the suite's launch Mar. 27, …

7 Free Apps to Turn Your Phone Into a Dating Wingman

Apps to Turn Your Phone Into a Wingman<p>1. AroundMe<p>2. Mixology<p>3. Drync<p>4. How About We<p>5. OpenTable<p>6. Moodagent<p>7. <i>Men's Health</i> Instant Wingman<p>Your phone …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Emu Messaging and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps 4/5<p>Emu<p>Fantastical 2<p>Expedia<p>FTL: Faster Than Light<p>IFTTT<p>Between Amazon unveiling its Fire TV set-top box, and Microsoft finally …

Emu, A Smarter Messaging App With A Built-In Assistant, Exits Beta

Emu, a new mobile messaging application exiting from beta today, is not just another text messaging alternative – it’s a full-fledged mobile assistant allowing you to schedule appointments, share your location, set reminders, get movie showtimes or buy tickets, reserve a table, and more, thanks to …

Lyft Raises $250 Million From Coatue, Alibaba, And Third Point To Expand Internationally

Lyft has officially closed a huge, $250 million round of funding that it will use to aggressively expand its on-demand ride-sharing service in the U.S. and internationally.<p>The Series D round of financing, which will put its war chest on par with arch-competitor Uber, comes from hedge fund Coatue …

‘WhatsApp For The Workplace’ App Cotap Adds Analytics, Security And Alerts As Its First Paid Services

Cotap, an enterprise messaging startup founded by ex-Yammer execs, launched last year with ambitions to be the “WhatsApp for the workplace” — a free app that was as ubiquitous as the popular messaging service bought by Facebook in February for $19 billion, used not just by “road warrior” white …

Tindie, The Gadgets Marketplace For Makers, Ramps Up

I met Emile Petrone, the raffish owner of gadget marketplace Tindie, a few weeks ago and he told me that I would like his site. It turns out I really do. Part maker community and part amazing e-shop, Tindie is where good handcrafted gadgets go to become businesses. It’s basically a cool place to …

Google Is Reportedly Testing A Snooze Button (And More!) For Gmail

An email comes in. It’s important. Not like, oh-god-drop-everything-or-we’ll-all-die important, but it’s something you should probably answer.<p>But you’ve got stuff to do right now, so you don’t. “I’ll answer this tomorrow,” you tell yourself.<p>By tomorrow, the email has dropped down to the bottom of …

Google Street View Adds Panoramic Photos Of Angkor Wat

Google Street View now has 90,000 new panoramic images of Angkor Wat’s famous temples. The gorgeous photos were taken during sunrise at more than 100 historic sites, including Bayon Temple and the Ramayana’s Battle of Lanka bas relief carvings. Equipment used include Google’s Street View cars and …

Just Eat IPO Values It At $2.44BN, Company First To Test LSE’s New Tech-Friendly Market

In the biggest UK technology IPO in the last eight years, Just Eat, the online takeaway service, debuted on the London Stock Exchange today. The market valued the company at £1.47 billion ($2.44 billion), at 260 pence per share. This is top of the pricing range the company was after in January and …

The New Bebo Releases Its First App, Blab, A Video ‘Walkie-Talkie’ Service

Bebo, the troubled social network that got re-acquired by its serial entrepreneur founders Michael and Xochi Birch last year, is today launching its first app in its bid to return to glory. Blab is a video-based “walkie-talkie” app for iOS that lets users send messages to others with the app, as …

ChoreMonster, An App To Get Kids To Do Their Share, Now Free. Parents Rejoice.

Cincinnati startup ChoreMonster — the app that makes it easy for parents to assign chores and incentivizes their kids for actually doing them — reaches another milestone with their latest version 2.0 which launches today.<p>This is a major overhaul of the service we first described to you back in …

IFTTT Gets An iPad App, Curated Recipe Collections And Native Notifications

Today, the Internet glue service IFTTT gets an iPad app to complement its offerings on the iPhone and the web. You can also now use native push notifications in your recipes, and collections of recipes have gotten much more exposure.<p>The addition of native iOS push notification support will be …