"Travel is a sensual product, and travel shopping is about as industrial as you get. I think buying a blender on Amazon is probably more sensual than booking travel.” So speaks Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia, and a big believer in helping you book your next vacation from whatever device is nearest you. Expedia’s new tablet app won’t hit app stores until this fall, but I grabbed some hands-on time with the latest pre-production version to find out whether Khosrowshahi had actually made booking flights sexy.
If going 100% old-school and getting a typewriter sounds cool, that’s because it’s a neat idea. If actually typing on an old typewriter and having to deal with things like ink and paper sound terrible, that’s because they are. A new app from an unlikely source bridges that gap nicely, though.
HTC wants to give the world "Instagram on steroids", and it believes its new HTC Zoe app is the way to do that. Handiwork of the HTC Creative Labs team cooking up software for the company, it's the first time the Zoe photography system has been released for Android phones other than HTC's own, allowing Samsung, LG, and Nexus 5 users to get involved too. I've been playing with the latest beta of the app, which hits Google Play today; read on for some first-impressions.
Dash, the breakthrough driving app for Android, has officially made its debut on iOS. Having been in a beta testing program for some time, Dash is now ready for prime time. The app itself operates much like the Android app, and looks quite similar.
The world of Android is tough. It’s hard to make a name for yourself in a crowded hardware market, as HTC can readily attest to. Though they make fantastic devices, the company has seen a rapid downturn. The answer just might be software, though, as HTC readies Zoe for use on Android devices not made by them.
Should you get paid for reviewing restaurants and other businesses on Yelp? More to the point, did you know a group of people already do? A new class-action lawsuit, filed by Yelp reviewers, aims to pay you for reviews.
Teased at WWDC, Apple’s HealthKit is meant as a catch-all for your bodily stats and activity. The platform isn’t the forward-facing app we’ll see, but is a framework for providers to work with. New details now shed light on who Apple is working with to make it as robust as we need it to be.
Dropbox made a significant improvement to their Android app today, altering not only how you interact with it, but how it returns the favor. Search has been “completely redesigned”, and you can now preview documents from within the app — no need to migrate away from the native app anymore.