Category: Apps


Instagram unveils its one-tap messaging app called Bolt

Facebook-owned Instagram has quietly launched an app called Bolt, which gives you the ability to send photo and video messages to your friends with one-tap. This is similar to Snapchat, as well as and Facebook’s recent Slingshot app.


BlackBerry adds additional security with BlackBerry Guardian, a tool that automatically scans suspicious Android apps

Last February, BlackBerry and Trend Micro announced BlackBerry Guardian, a real-time tool that scans installed apps for malware against the company’s extensive database. The two companies combined resources to ensure apps within BlackBerry World are safe for BlackBerry 10 users to download. BlackBerry Guardian is a “multi-layered strategy” that involves both automated and manual analysis


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OneNote beta for Android brings handwritten notes and formatting options

Microsoft recently announced a beta program for its OneNote app on Android. As with recently projects on Google’s OS, Microsoft it committing itself to make its cross-platform experience uniformly better. On Google+, where the beta version is being managed, Ayush Rastogi, Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, announced the OneNote for Android Beta is live now. The biggest addition to the app



Update: Apple acquiring personalized talk radio startup Swell for $30 million

Apple has been on an acquisition streak lately. CEO Tim Cook announced during Apple’s Q2 results that 30 company acquisitions have been made over the the last nine months, including $3 billion spent for Beats Electronics. Cook also declared that they Apple is “on the prowl” for additional companies and it was recently revealed that book



All arms on deck: hands-on with the production-ready Myo Gesture band

Thalmic Lab’s Myo is one of the most anticipated wearables of the year. The armband has set some hefty expectations of making “Minority Report-style” arm gesture experiences a reality. The time has finally come to see if the Kitchener startup can deliver as they begin to ship the production units of Myo out to the



Chrome 37 Beta brings Material Design to Chrome for Android

Google today announced the beta release of Chrome 37 for Android. The app will hit the Google Play store sometime today and brings a couple of key changes. The most important is probably the Material Design makeover. Google has brought the Material Design aesthetic to Chrome beta in preparation for Android L, the next version



Google announces new Explore feature for Google Maps

Google is really spoiling Maps users this month. Just last week, an update to Google Maps added the ability to view elevation when planning cycling routes and the ability to ask questions during Navigation. Now, Google is introducing (via server-side switch) a new feature for iOS and Android users that will help you discover new