January 23, 2017

Google Voice just got its first major update in five years

Google has announced a total revamp of its popular but neglected Google Voice communications service. After largely abandoning its apps for years, the company has released an all-new interface and several new features.

January 20, 2017

THE APP MONETIZATION REPORT: How developers can navigate the engagement crisis and tap into the $102 billion app opportunity

App developers long considered the "pay once and play" model — in which users pay up front an app and aren't prompted to make in-app purchases — the best way to generate revenue. But as more "free-to-download" apps entered the market, users increasingly opted for these experiences. These apps offer microtransactions for in-app goods and services, and in-app ads.

Google's former search boss Amit Singhal joins Uber

Google's former search chief, Amit Singhal, is back out of retirement after a year and joining Uber as its new SVP of engineering.

January 19, 2017

How to make any home smart RIGHT NOW, on a budget

Now that smartphones are in our pockets 24-7, we are closer than ever to a fully-automated smart homes without the unsettling plot twist of the eponymous movie. Maybe your pre-war ranch home doesn't have the wiring or power for a full smart home remodel, but with a few tools, here are a few products you can buy today to make your home much more intelligent by 2018.

January 15, 2017

Don't let your router be a gateway for cycbercriminals

Many of us give little thought to our routers, but they are very important to our digital lives — and if you are reading this online, you are using one.

January 12, 2017

Smartwatch & Wearables Research: Forecasts, trends, market, use cases

When they first broke onto the scene, smartwatches were touted as the next generation of devices set to transform consumers' lives. And brands, service providers, and the healthcare segment were ready to capitalize on their "always on" nature, which promised to provide greater insight into consumer habits. But while the market initially grew rapidly, it has begun to cool off, as consumers become impatient with the technology's lack of distinct capabilities, such as LTE connectivity and device-specific apps.

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