Monthly Archives: June 2013

JobLens brings augmented reality to job searching

Nokia have released a new app in the US that  uses augmented reality to show local job openings on your Windows Phone. JobLens aims to help you at every stage: discovering new openings, researching those positions and assisting with your application. Using HERE LiveSight technology, users of JobLens need only hold their Nokia Lumia smartphone, such as the Nokia [...]

JobLens brings augmented reality to job searching 2013-06-28T14:33:42+00:00

App of the week: The Championships, Wimbledon 2013

And we're off! Wimbledon 2013 officially kicked off on Monday and will continue to take place over the next fortnight, but with so many different players and matches how will you keep up-to-date with all the scores? Well, look no further, there is now an official Wimbledon app available for iPhone and Android. What does it include? [...]

App of the week: The Championships, Wimbledon 2013 2013-06-28T08:33:20+00:00

Windows Phone Store drives more than 200 million monthly downloads

Microsoft made a number of big announcements in a blog post yesterday on the Windows Phone Developer Blog. The first was the '$19 Summer Break limited time offer' for developers, which is a price reduction to the Windows Phone developer registration cost to $19 for 60 days. This should encourage more developers to begin developing on the Windows [...]

Windows Phone Store drives more than 200 million monthly downloads 2013-06-27T09:09:59+00:00

The new Sony Xperia Z Ultra: blurring the line between smartphone and tablet

Sony has unveiled the latest edition to its Xperia family which is set to launch today. The Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.4-inch full HD screen and a 6.5mm body which is said to be the thinnest smartphone on the market to date. Dropping your phone in the bath will no longer be a catastrophe [...]

The new Sony Xperia Z Ultra: blurring the line between smartphone and tablet 2013-06-26T13:28:37+00:00

Mobile app market estimated to value at $27 billion in 2013

New research, conducted by ABI Research, has estimated that the mobile app market will be worth $27 billion in 2013, with Apple, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry all competing for the top spot. Whilst Android recently surpassed Apple in total number of app downloads, it is Apple that is estimated to generate over two-thirds of the revenues [...]

Mobile app market estimated to value at $27 billion in 2013 2013-06-26T08:58:11+00:00

BlackBerry releases new Secure Work Space app

BlackBerry has now launched its Secure Work Space app to allow organisations to manage and secure Google and Apple devices through BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 10. BlackBerry has described it as a "new containerization, application-wrapping and secure connectivity option that delivers a higher level of control and security to iOS and Android devices", which will allow users to [...]

BlackBerry releases new Secure Work Space app 2013-06-25T08:39:34+00:00

Snapchat updates iOS app with SnapKidz feature

Snapchat, the real-time photo messaging application, has announced updates for its iOS app, which include; critical fixes for bugs and crashes. However, the most significant update is SnapKidz: a version of Snapchat available for kids under the age of 13 (as a result of the previous age-gating update only allowing Snapchat for teens and adults). SnapKidz [...]

Snapchat updates iOS app with SnapKidz feature 2017-08-11T04:12:36+00:00

Twitter is said to be creating geo-targeted ads for retailers

Twitter, the popular online social networking service, is planning to let brands show promoted tweets to people who access its mobile app within close range of their stores. The geo-targeted ads are intended to increase footfall to stores by enticing potential customers with exclusive offers etc and may be ready to use by the end of the [...]

Twitter is said to be creating geo-targeted ads for retailers 2013-06-21T15:44:27+00:00

App of the week: Instagram adds video to its app

Facebook have launched a video format for Instagram, allowing users to edit and share clips. This is certainly competition for Vine, a well known app that allows you to capture short video clips stitch them together and play them on loop. Vine was launched by Twitter in January and passed 13 million users this month, however, Instagram already has a strong [...]

App of the week: Instagram adds video to its app 2013-06-21T13:30:35+00:00