mobile apps

What Is the iPhone?

Apple’s Long History of Rejecting 'Objectionable Content’ From the App Store

This is the story of technology’s most important walled garden.
Louise Matsakis
7.17.17
Facebook

This Facebook Messenger Chatbot Tells You a Short Story

The short story LOST examines a new form of interactive storytelling that uses a chatbot.
Grennan Milliken
12.22.16
sports

You Can Scan Your Face Into 'NBA 2K17' With Your Phone

The game's "create a player" mode is far more robust now thanks the facial scanning technology.
Kevin Wong
9.23.16
Facebook

Facebook Slapped With FTC Complaint Over WhatsApp Data Grab

Consumer groups urge the feds to crack down on Facebook’s latest privacy breach.
Sam Gustin
8.29.16
apps

These Smartphone Apps Will Help You Get Through Ramadan

These apps help Muslims track everything from prayers to good deeds.
Samar Warsi
6.6.16
Social Media

How Ugandans Overturned An Election Day Social Media Blackout

An election day shutdown of mobile apps vital to communication and commerce became a lightning rod for angry, young voters, who found ways to keep tweeting.
G.S. Phillips and Grace Atuhaire
2.24.16
Culture

The Original Mobile App Was Made of Paper

To understand modern mobile apps, we need to turn to their centuries-old grandparent: the volvelle.
Adam Rothstein
11.16.15
short circuit

You’ll Want Android Marshmallow for This One New Feature

Now on Tap extends the power of Google Now across all of Android.
Nicholas Deleon
10.5.15
Music

Rdio Seeks Salvation in Radio

If you can't beat 'em.
Nicholas Deleon
8.12.15
News

PC Inventor IBM to Babysit Macs for Businesses

Times change.
Nicholas Deleon
8.5.15
News

Just Kidding, Frontback Is Back, Back Again

With two weeks to live, the app was given a second, no, a third life.
Clinton Nguyen
8.3.15
News

Uber Is Dropping $1 Billion in India to Jump Start Local Expansion

The company’s growth in India is shooting up 40 percent a month, but can it stay that way while guaranteeing passenger safety?
Clinton Nguyen
7.31.15
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