Spotify has brought its streaming Radio service to Windows Phone, updating the app to support automagical playlist creation based on a seed song or artist. The feature, which is already been available on iOS and Android, debuts alongside a new UI for the app, which is a free download.
Sonos has pushed out its new Sons app for iOS and Android, graduating the software from beta, and bringing universal search, musical alarms, and smoother multi-room support to all users. The new Sonos Software v5.0 updates the interface considerably, but it's the ability to search for music across all available sources rather than one at a time that will likely please avid listeners.
When you think of iBeacon technology, it’s likely for shopping. We’ve highlighted the benefits of proximity awareness time and again, with Gimbal being one of our favorite platforms. A new service aims to bring a social layer to location awareness, breaking new ground on how we really interact with one another.
Facebook has quietly axed its Poke and Camera apps, yanking them from Apple's App Store after they failed to set the social world alight. Poke was Facebook's attempt to cash in on the ephemeral photo craze begun by Snapchat, allowing Facebook users to send each other self-destructing photos, but which languished under the shadow of persistent rumors that the social network was trying to buy its smaller app rival.
Apple has always pushed the iPad as a content creation tool, but Adobe is taking things one step further with Adobe Voice for iPad, a new video app that promises easy storytelling with pro-style results. Intended to create the sort of heartstring-tugging or wallet-opening clips that you commonly see shared on Facebook or crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Adobe Voice effectively makes its After Effects engine automatic.
United Airlines wants to make your flight as enjoyable as possible, and is rolling out a new mobile app to help keep you distracted in the air. Via their app or an accompanying website, those flying on some United flights will be able to enjoy a robust in-flight entertainment menu.
After purchasing Zagat in 2011, Google’s restaurant review ambitions have floundered. Though they have one of the more powerful properties in the restaurant industry, there was no native way to interact or otherwise provide quick and easy feedback on your favorite eating spot. With their purchase of Appetas, Google is taking an end-around, potentially crippling the troubled Yelp in the process.
Evernote and LinkedIn have inked a deal to handle one of the lingering frustrations of business: physical, printed business cards. The partnership will see LinkedIn shutter its own mobile card scanning app, CardMunch, and instead push its users to Evernote's card scanning system, with existing subscribers getting two years of service. Meanwhile, there's something in it for existing LinkedIn members, too.
A new iPhone app aims to blur the lines between photos and video, with Vhoto automagically pulling out the best stills from video clips. The app, handiwork of a former Xbox and Activision engineer among others, aims to change the way that photos are captured by using computer vision to sift through footage and yank out images with good framing, where people are smiling, or that have merit otherwise.