Posts Categorized: Apps

Snapchat lets the people have Geostickers

August 2, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

Everyone loves stickers. Snapchat must be on to us because the company just launched Geostickers, a new feature that lets users send city specific stickers in snaps and messages. There are 15 stickers available in San Francisco as of now and we expect more to come. The adorable caricatures delightfully mock tech culture, jab at rising rents, and highlight local landmarks. In… Read more »

Microsoft Pix uses AI to help your iPhone take the best pictures

July 27, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Microsoft Pix is looking to become your new go-to camera app on iPhone. The new iOS offering from Microsoft’s mobile team employs some artificial intelligence smarts to help make sure you take the best pictures, by eliminating human error through batch captures and by enhancing image color, exposure and other variables that can make the difference between drab and… Read more »

Google’s new Arts & Culture app brings the world’s art, virtual tours and more to your smartphone

July 20, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

Experiencing the world’s art just got a little easier, thanks to Google’s newly launched Arts & Culture application which puts works of art from over a thousand museums across 70 countries into the palm of your hand. But the app goes beyond offering only static images and text – instead, it now offers tools to search… Read more »

Pokémon Go to launch in Japan TOMORROW

July 19, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Pokémon Go fever has doubled the value of Nintendo’s business, pushing it past Sony in the process. Can you imagine what will happen when the game finally goes live in Japan, the birthplace of the Pokémon phenomenon? Well, you don’t have long to wait since Pokémon Go is scheduled to launch in Japan tomorrow (Wednesday), sources have confirmed to TechCrunch…. Read more »

How to get your photos featured on Apple’s Shot on iPhone billboards

July 16, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Shoot on the most recent iPhone Apple makes. It doesn’t matter if you take an awesome shot with an iPhone 5 — they’ll only want to promote the most recent model iPhone. Tag your photos diligently on Instagram and make sure the rest of your Instagram feed is high quality, as well. Tagging with #shotoniphone and #shotoniphone6s is a good idea,… Read more »

Microsoft’s Project Malmo is teaching AI to build stuff in Minecraft

July 12, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, Technology

There’s plenty of precedent for the use of Minecraft in an educational setting. Hell, Microsoft issued an Education Edition of the popular PC game earlier this year targeted at use in a classroom setting. Turns out the game could also prove a useful tool for helping artificial intelligence be more, well, intelligent. Back in March, Microsoft Research… Read more »

Twitter reportedly in talks with the NBA, MLS and Turner for more sports streaming

July 8, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Twitter isn’t satisfied with streaming 10 Thursday Night Football games this upcoming NFL season. According to Recode, the social media network is also reportedly in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and cable television giant Turner about acquiring digital rights to stream more live sports. Twitter didn’t immediately respond to our request for confirmation of the report. Whether… Read more »

NBC will offer 85 hours of VR Olympics programming, courtesy of Samsung

June 30, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

NBC has already hinted at plans to capitalize on the exponential interest surrounding VR by adding the format to its planned wall-to-wall Olympic coverage, but for the first time, the Rio broadcasting network is shedding some real light on how it intends to do so. The plan revolves around Gear VR — exclusively, in fact. Owners… Read more »