Android users will be able to install apps directly from search

When you Google for apps on their respective mobile platforms, the main results appear on top inside their own panels. That makes them easy enough to install, but Google wants to make it even easier. According to Android Police, Mountain View …

When you Google for apps on their respective mobile platforms, the main results appear on top inside their own panels. That makes them easy enough to install, but Google wants to make it even easier. According to Android Police, Mountain View has sta…

WhatsApp is dropping the $1 annual fee

WhatsApp, the $19 billion dollar messaging service is dropping its $1 annual fee. Founder Jan Koum revealed the news on stage at this year’s DLD conference, explaining that the buck-a-year charge might not sound like much, but still prevents many peo…

WhatsApp, the $19 billion dollar messaging service is dropping its $1 annual fee. Founder Jan Koum revealed the news on stage at this year's DLD conference, explaining that the buck-a-year charge might not sound like much, but still prevents many peo…

VLC for Apple TV plays virtually all of your media

The new Apple TV is a more capable media device than its predecessors, but let’s face it: out of the box, it’s not much use if your collection is in formats that Apple doesn’t handle. That’s where the newly released (and long promised) VLC for Apple…

The new Apple TV is a more capable media device than its predecessors, but let's face it: out of the box, it's not much use if your collection is in formats that Apple doesn't handle. That's where the newly released (and long promised) VLC for Apple…

Twitter co-founder to relaunch Jelly Q&A app

For a short period Silicon Valley followed Jelly, a question and answer app developed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, with great interest. It attracted a sizeable community but, like so many other mobile apps, eventually lost traction and the media’…

For a short period Silicon Valley followed Jelly, a question and answer app developed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, with great interest. It attracted a sizeable community but, like so many other mobile apps, eventually lost traction and the media'…

Genius for Android shows lyrics for whatever you’re playing

Genius is all about digging up lyrics for that song you’re listening to, so it would only make sense if it brought up those lyrics at the very moment the song comes on, wouldn’t it? Sure enough, you’re getting that feature now. A recent update to the…

Genius is all about digging up lyrics for that song you're listening to, so it would only make sense if it brought up those lyrics at the very moment the song comes on, wouldn't it? Sure enough, you're getting that feature now. A recent update to the…

Lyft changes bonus system to prevent drivers from cheating

Lyft’s old bonus scheme that offered more money based on the number of hours a driver clocks was a bit too easy to manipulate, forcing the ride-sharing company to rethink its strategy. Now, Lyft is doling out bonuses based on the number of rides a dr…

Lyft's old bonus scheme that offered more money based on the number of hours a driver clocks was a bit too easy to manipulate, forcing the ride-sharing company to rethink its strategy. Now, Lyft is doling out bonuses based on the number of rides a dr…

BBC iPlayer comes to the Apple TV

The new Apple TV has been available for a little over six weeks and there are more than 2,600 apps available. However, dedicated UK apps have been few and far between. Sky’s Now TV is on the platform, but we’ve had to bide our time while the BBC read…

The new Apple TV has been available for a little over six weeks and there are more than 2,600 apps available. However, dedicated UK apps have been few and far between. Sky's Now TV is on the platform, but we've had to bide our time while the BBC read…

Uber’s new app gives drivers more incentives to pick you up

You might care the most about Uber’s app for customers, but the drivers’ app matters a lot, too — after all, you won’t get a ride if cars aren’t waiting for your request. Appropriately, Uber has revamped the driver app to make it far more informa…

You might care the most about Uber's app for customers, but the drivers' app matters a lot, too — after all, you won't get a ride if cars aren't waiting for your request. Appropriately, Uber has revamped the driver app to make it far more informa…