Sanjay Modha

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App Usage Exploded in 2013, Except for News and Magazine Apps

Which plodded along, but ultimately lost ground in the race to control the distribution of content.<p>If mobile is eating the world, as analyst Benedict Evans contends, then journalism should be worried.<p>The app analytics firm Flurry put out a new chart showing the year over year growth in app usage …

'High-profile' Google+ users will get better, more private email settings

Gmail's invasive new Google+ integration doesn't apply to the elite<p>A few days ago, Google rolled out a potentially invasive new feature — if you have both a Gmail address and Google+ account, other Google+ and Gmail users will soon be able to send messages right into your inbox, even if you never …

Google acquires Nest's line of home automation products for $3.2 billion, pledges continued support for iOS

We'll be honest: if you told us a big company was going to buy Nest, we wouldn't have guessed Google. After all, the home automation company was founded by Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, both ex-members of the original iPod team. Heck, the Nest Thermostat is sold at Apple stores, and is referred to …

Vivitar Working on Interchangeable Lens Smartphone Add-On

Whatever you want to call the emerging category of camera/lens assemblies that snap onto a smartphone, there no doubt it’s growing. Case in point: …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Patagonia’s Most Famous Glacier

Sean Kelly gallery in New York is presenting an impressive new body of work by photographer Frank Thiel that shows the massive glacial ice formations in Patagonia, Argentina. The show, called <i>Nowhere is a Place</i>, takes its name from a book co-written by Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux in 1992 about …