Rando only launched in March but the anti-social photo-sharing app that deliberately eschews the standard social network clutter of likes and comments and connections – simply letting users share random photos with random strangers and get random snaps in return — has blasted past five million photo shares after a little over two months in the wild. It is now averaging around 200,000 shares per day, says its creator ustwo.
For half that time Rando was iOS only, with its Android app not…
This post is full of gratuitous cuteness. Here’s why.
I’m looking into some flights to Ireland (I’m a sufferer of the most debilitating form of wanderlust), and I’m using the flight comparison engine Hipmunk to find a flight.
I used to use a couple other ones, but the Hipmunk chipmunk is just so cute it’s paralyzing. Read more
It may seem like an Android and iOS world, and that’s because it is. The two mobile operating systems made up 92% of all smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013.
New data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) reveals Apple and Google‘s mobile platforms far exceed other competitors. Together, they shipped 199.5 million units across the globe during the quarter, up 59% from the same period the previous year.
The report also says Windows Phone has surpassed BlackBerry for…
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world.
In today’s top stories: Google had a busy first day at its I/O developer conference, issuing updates for just about everything — from Google+ and Gmail to Maps and Search. Android smartphone ecosystem in Q1 2013 was completely dominated by Samsung. Finally, Apple’s App store hit 50 billion lifetime downloads Wednesday.
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Google showed off during Wednesday’s Google I/O Developers Conference a Chrome game that can build a race track based on the number of mobile devices presentRacer allows players to compete side-by-side on the track just rendered for them.
Racer uses HTML 5 to work on all devices, meaning it works with Android and iOS tablets and phones that can install the Chrome browser. You simply point your mobile Chrome to g.co/racer to set up and play. Once you’ve got your devices synced, the main color…
I’m still digesting Google’s 3.5 hour Google I/O 2013 keynote, but I can’t shake the notion that Google is now the world’s most powerful and important company.
I’m not saying that it has the world-beating products in every category. No, it’s more about the vast number of technologies and, mostly, data Google has at its fingertips and how, perhaps for the first time ever, it’s leveraging it all for an increasingly unified set of products and services.
There was no sky-diving moment, but I…
The bar was set high for the annual Google I/O Developer’s Conference in San Francisco following a whole series of product announcements and surprises in 2012, and although no one jumped out of a plane wearing Google Glass this year, we were treated to some cool new products.
The keynote was packed with announcements of enhancements to Google products. For example, Google Maps now shows clouds hovering over the world in real time and displays how Earth looks in the Milky Way as the sun sets….
Have you ever heard of Snapchat? It’s an app developed for iOS and Android. Using Snapchat, you can send pictures back and forth with your friends, the twist is that these pictures self-destruct after being opened. The idea behind it is that people will feel more comfortable sending some pictures (cough sexting cough) if they know the pictures will delete themselves after being seen by the intended recipient. The company ran into some problems this week though, and now they’re looking at…