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Link Bubble gets first big update in months, but it was worth the wait

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Link Bubble is a brilliant concept. It allows Android users, many of whom are voracious consumers of content, to load up web pages in a resizable “bubble” that overlays on top of the existing application. While it works great in many situations, Link Bubble is especially


BBM for iOS and Android being redesigned to less resemble BB10

At a Q&A during BlackBerry’s Security Summit in New York today, Enterprise Chief John Sims said that a native redesign is coming down the pipe for BBM on Android and iOS. As BBM for Windows Phone hit the market, users noted that its design more resembled other Modern UI apps on the platform, while the


TELUS revamps its Europe roaming packages, announces Travel Tracker website

TELUS has revamped its European roaming offerings, launching three new voice/text/data bundle and a text-only pass that should make it considerably cheaper for travellers. The passes include travel to practically every country in Europe, including areas in the east that weren’t previously included in the pass.

Yelp’s iPhone app adds now lets users submit 12-second video ‘experiences’

Yelp today updated its iPhone app to allow user-submitted videos, between three and 12 seconds, of a business or restaurant. The San Francisco-based company already allowed users to submit photos and reviews through the mobile app, but the videos “are great for conveying the atmosphere of a business, which helps others anticipate their experience before stopping


Fitbit launches Windows Phone app just in time for WP8.1

As Windows Phone 8.1 slowly trickles down to devices through carrier channels, app developers are readying their services to take advantage of the OS’s new features. Specifically, Windows Phone 8.1, like Android 4.3 before it, normalizes the integration of Bluetooth 4.0 LE, allowing devices with compatible hardware to reap the benefits of wearables like fitness


Hilton working to make smartphone hotel room unlocking a reality by 2016

Millions of flyers already use their smartphones to pay for tickets, check in and choose seats. But once they reach the hotel, the check-in and verification process is still, for the most part, a manual experience. Hilton Worldwide Holdings, owner of 4,200 hotels and resorts globally, will begin integrating smartphones into the check-in and even


NPR One offers personalized public radio streaming on iOS and Android

National Public Radio, or NPR, has released a version of its mobile app for iOS and Android aimed at curating the best listening experience across a variety of categories. Like Pandora does for music, NPR One offers a default set of listening topics, from news to entertainment to politics, and over time learns what a