Google+ Hangout App on Android Adds SMS, GIF Support, More

Google announced a slew of updates for its Hangouts cross-platform messaging service on Tuesday, including SMS support, animated GIFs and one-tap location sharing for its Android app. The update, which will be available in the Google Play store “over the next few days”, will give you the ability to instantly share your location with fellow … Continue reading

Too Busy to Read? ‘Rooster’ App Offers Episodic, Bite-Sized Reading

Finding time to sit down with a good book is challenging when you’re constantly faced with work deadlines, taking care of your kids or just dealing with life in general. But a new service called Rooster is looking to fix that by delivering novels in short installments that can easily be read during your commute, … Continue reading

Uber Begins Offering Ride-Sharing Option for Cheaper Fares

Uber, the San Francisco start-up that gained something of a cult following by helping people summon a luxury sedan with a smartphone app, is trying something new for people who ride with friends. It said on Monday that it would add the ability to split fares between multiple passengers with a few button taps. The … Continue reading

Google Maps 2.0 Rolls out to iOS, Offers iPad Support and More

Poor Apple Maps. While we see very minor improvement from Apple’s year-old Maps application, Google continues to improve its world-class offering pretty rapidly. Why, Wednesday, in fact, Google launched an update to the Google Maps for iOS app, adding support for the iPad, indoor maps, and a slew of other features that were released with … Continue reading

WhatsApp Switches iOS Version Over to Yearly Subscription Model

WhatsApp, the popular mobile messaging app that eschews advertising in favor of a paid model, is getting ready to bring its iOS app in line with the apps it makes for other platforms by turning it into an annual subscription service. Jan Koum, WhatsApp’s CEO, says that the company is planning this year to shift … Continue reading

Incredimail Moves Beyond Windows, Launches Official iOS App

More than ten years after Incredimail first launched its email client for Windows computers, it has finally moved beyond Microsoft’s omnipresent desktop operating system and into the modern touchscreen, tablet-centric era. That’s right, Incredimail is now available for iPad. Just to recap, the Israeli company formerly known as Incredimail changed its name to Perion back … Continue reading

Readmill Releases App for iPhone, Syncs With Your iPad Reading

Digital reading platform Readmill has finally optimized its app for iPhone and iPod touch, almost a year-and-a-half after it first launched for iPad. We first covered Readmill way back in 2011, noting that it made e-books more social with a beautiful Last.fm-style app for reading. The Berlin-based startup then expanded its platform with a slew … Continue reading