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To Keep the Service Free, Duolingo Is Now Powering CNN & BuzzFeed’s Translations To Keep the Service Free, Duolingo Is Now Powering CNN & BuzzFeed’s Translations

Duolingo is two things, really. It’s a language-learning app, for one. But it’s also a giant crowdsourced translation hub, as the very students (users) who learn new languages with the app are the ones helping to translate site and documents …

Instagram Yanks Option to Turn Off Video Autoplay a Week After Announcing Ads Instagram Yanks Option to Turn Off Video Autoplay a Week After Announcing Ads
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In oh Instagram, I see what you’re up to news, you can no longer disable autoplay for Instagram videos. For the more visually inclined, you used to have this option… And now you don’t. Now, you only have an option …

Facebook’s App Family Is About to Get Some Updates [REPORT] Facebook’s App Family Is About to Get Some Updates [REPORT]

According to sources familiar with the situation, 9to5Mac is saying that Facebook is “preparing major update” to a bunch of the apps in its purview. This includes the basic Facebook for iOS, the Facebook Messenger app, and Instagram. First off, …

Foursquare Brings Real-Time Recommendations to iOS Foursquare Brings Real-Time Recommendations to iOS

Foursquare has just announced that their new style of real-time recommendations are now being pushed to some iOS users through an app update released today. “When you arrive someplace, we can tell you something great there (like the best thing …

Flickr for iOS Gets Auto-Upload, Auto-Straightening Flickr for iOS Gets Auto-Upload, Auto-Straightening

If you use Flickr on iOS 7, you no longer have to manually upload your photos (unless you really want to). Flickr has just announced an update that brings an auto-upload function to the app. Just like auto-upload functions on …

Weight Loss Apps Need Work, Shows Study Weight Loss Apps Need Work, Shows Study
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Calorie-counters and workout trackers have become big business in mobile app stores. The weight loss industry is shifting quickly into the new mobile world. However, a new study is showing that these new weight loss apps may need improvement before …

Google Music App Coming to iOS This Month [REPORT] Google Music App Coming to iOS This Month [REPORT]

The last time we heard mention of a native Google Play Music All Access app for iOS, it was back in May. Google’s SVP of Android, Chrome, and Apps said that the app would be launching in a couple of …

Chrome for iOS’ Incognito Mode Isn’t Working, Leaving Your Naughty Searches Visible in Regular Windows Chrome for iOS’ Incognito Mode Isn’t Working, Leaving Your Naughty Searches Visible in Regular Windows
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Just a friendly warning here, guys. If you use Google’s Chrome app on iOS 7, you might want to pay attention. The current version of the app has a bug that pretty much renders Incognito mode useless. The Parall.ax blog …

Netflix for iOS Gets HD Video and AirPlay Support Netflix for iOS Gets HD Video and AirPlay Support

More than a year and a half ago, when Netflix updated their app for the then-new iPad, the company promised that HD video was on the way. They didn’t give a timeframe, but we figured it wouldn’t be too long …

LinkedIn App Gets an iOS 7 Update, Mobile Endorsements LinkedIn App Gets an iOS 7 Update, Mobile Endorsements

LinkedIn has just launched updates to both their iOS and Android apps – but the iOS app is getting the biggest overhaul. Today, it’s finally LinkedIn’s turn to get dressed up for the iOS 7 party. The new app falls …

Bang with Friends, Zynga Settle Trademark Suit Bang with Friends, Zynga Settle Trademark Suit

Casual hook-up app Bang with Friends is probably not going to be called Bang with Friends for much longer, as it has reached a settlement with Zynga that will involve a “rebranding” effort. “Zynga Inc. and Bang With Friends, Inc. …

Windows Updates: Microsoft To Merge To One App Store Windows Updates: Microsoft To Merge To One App Store
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Windows is looking at a major update to its systems. Microsoft is reportedly planning to make it simpler for its users by creating a single app store that would encompass all of the company’s various devices including PCs, tablets and …

Instagram for iOS 7 Launches with a Focus on Clarity Instagram for iOS 7 Launches with a Focus on Clarity

Instagram is the latest app to launch an update designed specifically for compatibility with Apple’s new iOS 7. You can go download it right now over at the App Store. As you’d imagine, the update makes Instagram look decidedly iO7-ey. …

Mobile App Downloads to Top 100 Billion This Year Mobile App Downloads to Top 100 Billion This Year

As the smartphone market has begun to saturate the U.S. and European markets, a virtual gold rush has taken place for mobile software. Both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store are now populated with hundreds of thousands of games …

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Manual Coming as a Mobile App

Older gamers will remember the days of game manuals. Video games used to come with colorful manuals filled with art and tips for playing those games. That time has long since past. Gamers today who buy physical media might consider …

Friday the 13th Superstitions; There’s an App for That!
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Did you know that this is your first chance at a Friday the 13th in 2013? We will have two this year, the next in December. Last year the odds were in the infamous day’s favor, with three occurrences landing …

Iron Man JARVIS App Comes to iOS
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Hardware manufacturers and content creators have been touting “second screen experiences” for quite a while now, but nothing so far has surpassed the interactivity of Twitter and chat apps. Now, Marvel has tried its hand at making a second screen …

Foursquare Touts 40M Users and 40,000 ‘Superusers’ Making a Million Edits Every Month Foursquare Touts 40M Users and 40,000 ‘Superusers’ Making a Million Edits Every Month

On the heels of news that they are currently in talks with multiple companies about the possibility of a strategic investing (including Microsoft), location app Foursquare has just announced that they’ve hit 40 million users. Although it’s unclear just how …

Google+ Tops Twitter in Mobile App Popularity Google+ Tops Twitter in Mobile App Popularity
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A recent study from London-based GlobalWebIndex reveals that Google+ tops Twitter in terms of popularity with smartphone app users worldwide. The study places Google+ at number 4 behind Google Maps, Facebook, and YouTube. Twitter comes in at number 6, right …

Bang with Friends Returns to the App Store as ‘Down’ Bang with Friends Returns to the App Store as ‘Down’

When hook-up app Bang with Friends launched in January as a Facebook app, they described it as “the anonymous, simple, fun way to find friends who are down for the night.” The app allowed users to anonymously select which of …

Android App Revenue Rising, Still Behind iOS Android App Revenue Rising, Still Behind iOS

Though Android is now dominating global mobile OS market share, it seems that Android users still aren’t as free with their money as iPhone-owners. Overall Android app revenue is still lagging behind iOS. However, new data from analyst firm ABI …