Friday, December 2, 2016

Monkey Inferno shuts down its Blab video chat app

Livestreaming app Blab, which amassed 3.9 million users in just one year, shut down this weekend, its CEO Shaan Puri announced with a post on Medium late Friday. The app, which competed...

Twitter to bring ‘Night Mode’ for iOS users

Twitter, has rolled out “Night Mode” for iOS users in a bid to boost its user base, according to media reports. The micro-blogging website had introduced the dark-themed mode for night...

Instagram’s new stories are a near-perfect copy of Snapchat stories

Instagram today introduce a new feature called Instagram Stories, which allows you to compile a series of photos into a single album. It’s basically a straight rip off Snapchat, down to...

App Annie’s Marketing Intelligence will make $87 billion in user acquisition spending smarter

Mobile market research firm App Annie is launching its Marketing Intelligence tool today to drive better results for user acquisition ads, which accounted for $87 billion in annual ad spending last year. San...

Pokemon GO tracker app shut down, Niantic doesn’t like cheating

Over the past few days, we’ve covered a couple of tools that help you track Pokémon in the AR game Pokémon Go. If you’ve been hoping to use PokéVision, PokéNotify or PokéHound...

Snapchat and Bitmoji team up to let you snap personal stickers

Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the startup behind Bitmoji, back in March. The acquisition was worth a reported $100 million, but at the time, how the product would be integrated wasn’t clear. Today,...

Fruit Ninja VR is out now for the Vive, because of course

Fruit Ninja is part of the classic casual iPhone game canon — your finger becomes a katana ready to slice through watermelons as fast as you can keep up. But in...

Messaging app Snapchat restored after outage

Snapchat selfie sharing came to dramatic halt on Friday, and not surprisingly, its core user base was not happy. The popular photo-swapping network experienced an outage this morning, as users were unable...

Messaging app Line adds end-to-end encryption before IPO

Mobile messaging giant Line has announced that it’s introducing end-to-end encryption by default for all users, from July 1. With the glum state of cyber-security in the current scenario, Line is puckering...

Google Maps for Android Now Supports Navigation to Multiple Destinations

Google is rolling out a clever new feature on its Maps app for Android, which lets you add multiple waypoints en route to your destination for easier navigation. When you fire up...

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Facebook’s ‘Surround 360’ is a $30k camera that shoots 360 video...

It’s no secret that Facebook has gone all-in on virtual reality. But if you had, for just a moment, lost sight of that fact...