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By Jerry Doremus | Mobile Design, Development and News

Create apps for your quadcopter with 3D Robotics' free 'DroneKit' software

3D Robotics develops the open source software that powers a lot of home brew UAVs. Today it's introducing a new tool to the public: DroneKit, software that allows anyone to create apps for, well, drones! DroneKit works with any craft that uses 3DR's "APM" autopilot (a small device you add to your …

Software

Photo-sharing app EyeEm lets users sell their images through a new Market

EyeEm, the photo-sharing app that has built a creative user community and featureset that sets it apart from the ‘Instagram clone’ crowd, has today launched an easy way for its users to sell their images to individuals and businesses.

EyeEm Market is launching with over 50 million images, and …

Markets

The ultimate iPhone accessory: The Bobine Ultra-Flexible iPhone 6/6+ dock

There’s a lot of accessories on the market today to help you enjoy your iPhone 6 or 6+ to the fullest. Charging cables, stands, docks, tripods: …

iPhone

Scary exploit may let hackers target nearly 50% of Android phones with malware

Malware is never an easy subject for Android device owners. Savvy users usually say the matter is overblown and that they know how to protect …

Google

Apple Watch Will Track Workouts Without An iPhone

It looks like the Apple Watch will be able to track workouts without the need for an iPhone, which means that you wont need to take your iPhone with …

iPhone

Using Periscope or Meerkat? These accessories will help

Now that we’ve got Periscope and Meerkat, you’re thinking about trying to become the next viral thing, aren’t you? We know you are, and it’s alright. …

Meerkat

ZTE throws its hat in the Android flagship ring with $400 Nubia Z9 Max

A standout with extreme affordability, tongue-in-cheek product names, little software gimmicks innovations and big biometric breakthroughs these past …

LG's Watch Urbane LTE will soon be available in South Korea for $590

LG is releasing the Watch Urbane LTE in South Korea within the next few days, which means we now have an idea how much one will cost. Turns out the fancy mobile internet-connected smartwatch is priced at 650,000 won or $590 on LG's home turf. That's comparable to the regular Apple Watch, which will …

South Korea

Lyft is launching new profiles feature to help drivers and ride-sharers break the ice

Ridesharing platform Lyft has teased a new upcoming feature in its mobile apps that will let passengers and drivers “share fun facts about themselves and discover mutual friends and interests.”

Huh, say wha’?

Digging a little deeper, it seems what we’re talking about here are simple user profiles — …

Break the Ice

We Heart It, An Image-Sharing App Used By 30M Young Women, Adds Messaging

We Heart It, a visual bookmarking service popular with teenaged girls, is transforming itself into a messaging app with the launch of new feature called Postcards.

In a previous era, young girls sat around with fashion magazines and scissors and cut out their favorite inspirational images, turning …

Women's News

Caliber Debuts A Messaging App Designed For Business Professionals

A number of startups in years past have tried to carve out their own niche in the business networking space under the looming shadow of LinkedIn by offering an alternative way to connect with industry colleagues, often on mobile. But today, a new app called Caliber is offering a slightly different …

Startups

Instapaper 6.2 Introduces Speed Reading Option

Instapaper, the reader app owned by betaworks, has today launched an update to the app that brings a few new key features to the experience.

With Instapaper 6.2, users will gain access to a feature called Speed Reader (video below), which highlights a single word at a time for a more focused and …

Speed Reading

Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will debut in the US on April 10th

Yes, you can lay claim to an HTC One M9 of your very own at the stroke of midnight on March 27th, but what if your craving for a flagship leads you in another direction? No problem: Samsung has just announced that you'll be able to pre-order the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge also starting on the 27th, with …

Samsung

Victor Raises $8M To Take On-Demand Private Jet Booking App To U.S.

The ‘Uber for X‘ gravy train shows no signs of slowing. From house cleaning to getting high, various services are being distilled into a mobile app and made as convenient to book, or ‘on-demand’, as is technologically possible. And because rich people need convenience too, the list of Uber-styled …

Startups

Google Maps for Android just got a great new feature iPhone users will be jealous of

Google Maps for Android and Google Maps for the iPhone may never have true feature parity. This is due in part to the limitations Apple puts in place …

Google

Nuzzel for Android lets you know what stories your friends are talking about

Nuzzel is basically a free social RSS reader for news stories shared by your friends. The service — which is already available on the web and iOS — launches on Android today. It curates the links being shared by your Facebook or Twitter friends, simply counting which stories have been tweeted or …

Social Media

Periscope and live video are changing the internet forever

Today, I saw the future and it is Periscope. The app, which only launched earlier today, had its first moment in the spotlight as an explosion rocked New York City.

Within seconds, feeds started popping up on Periscope with first-person views of the scene. I watched it unfold from afar. Then I …

Periscope

Olio Creates A Homebrew Smartwatch With Some Amazing Features

It’s not every day I’m impressed by a smartwatch. Plenty of Android Wear and Pebble devices have come and gone and aside from a brief “Huh” I haven’t really let any of them capture my attention. Olio is different.

The brainchild of former Apple and HP product designer Steven Jacobs, he wanted a …

Wearable Tech

5 Eco-Friendly Charging Devices to Keep Your Mobile Devices Running

Fewer things are more frustrating than having your mobile phone or tablet running low on power, especially when there is no outlet in sight. As the …

Mobile Devices

Burner brings its disposable US phone numbers to Australia

Burner, the app that lets you create temporary US phone numbers, is today expanding support to Australia.

Users in these countries can now create those disposable phone numbers that are “burned” when no longer needed.

The phone numbers provided are still US numbers, but this means that customers in …

Phones

Roost Smart Battery joins Facebook's foray into the Internet of Things

The smart battery maker will be among the first to join's Facebook's Parse initiative.

The Roost Smart Battery aims to make your old smoke detector a …

Facebook

O2 customers will get new Channel 4 shows early when 4oD relaunches as All4

Channel 4 is relaunching its catch-up and on-demand service 4oD as All 4 on March 30 and when it does, O2 customers are getting a big advantage – new shows 48 hours before everyone else.

The network has been teasing the overhaul through its existing 4oD apps for some time. From Monday, the Web and …

Channel 4

YPlan Revamps Its 'Going Out' App on Android, iOS to Follow

YPlan, an app that offers up things to do at short notice for residents of (or visitors to) London, New York and San Francisco, has been updated with new and tweaked features that aim to provide a slicker user experience.

Among the changes is a redesigned view of events; it now shows recommendations …

iOS

Google will finally improve Chrome scrolling using a Microsoft invention

Google is finally adopting a standard that supports both mouse and touch navigation for its Chrome browser. If you’ve used a copy of Chrome on a Windows tablet recently then you’ll probably be familiar with the poor scrolling performance and general touch support, and it’s something Google will now …

Google Chrome

Twitter launches Periscope, its live video streaming Meerkat competitor

Meerkat.

That’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you launch Periscope, Twitter’s new live video streaming app for iOS. Sure, Twitter acquired Periscope in January and the app was already in development before that. However, you can’t help but think of the app darling of SXSW that made …

Periscope

ISatHub promises reliable Internet for multiple users, from space — anywhere on Earth (hands-on)

REVIEW:

Imagine you’re on a boat in the middle of the ocean, and you and a couple of others on board have to send some emails or text messages back to the office.

Or picture the same group hiking in a meadow deep in Yosemite National Park, and needing to make urgent phone calls.

Without normal …

Phones

Filters for iPhone puts hundreds of great filters and tweaks for pictures at your fingertips

If you still don’t have a favorite photo editing app just yet, we’ve got just the treat. Filter for iPhone is a brand-new app that features hundreds of filters and a set of powerful editing tools for your photos, with no hidden in-app purchases.

Available for $1, Filters for iPhone is absolutely one …

iPhone

Tempo for iOS lets you combine timelapse and slo-mo effects into one video

The likes of Hyperlapse and iPhone’s slo-mo feature have made video capture more fun than ever, but you don’t often have control over which part of the video can be sped up or slowed down. With Tempo, you can now choose to timelapse or slow down different portions of the same clip before uploading …

Tempo

Beastgrip Pro lets you swap lenses on any smartphone

Carrying a smartphone in your pocket gives you a powerful camera. Yet the slim design that makes your phone attractive, also makes it awkward to hold …

Cameras