Apple Will Enforce macOS App Notarization Starting February 2020

According to a post on Apple’s developer site, the company will start enforcing notarization prerequisites in February 2020. Apple previously announced that “Mac software distributed outside the Mac App Store must be notarized by Apple in order to run on…

Google Adds Natural Search to Drive

Google has brought the natural search capabilities of Google Search to Drive, making it easier and more intuitive to find your company files. Google is rolling out Natural Language Processing (NLP) worldwide and immediately so that people can search Drive…

Google Drive Lets You Launch Desktop Apps In Chrome

Google announced that Google Drive will now let you launch applications from your desktop computer in the Chrome browser. You’ll need a Chrome extension for it, but this is certainly a welcome addition to Drive users looking for increased productivity…

Find Pants That Actually Fit With Kinect

Shopping for pants is hard. I know that by watching my female friends spend hours in clothing stores only to walk out with a single pair of pants. I myself am too terrified to even shop for pants as I’m…

The Echo Nest: Where Big Data Is Taking the Music Industry

A trend known as “big data” is hitting the tech industry as consumers are sharing more and more data about themselves online through social networks, blogs, and more. The term has been given to the continually growing data sets that…

Kinect Accelerator Participants Announced

It’s pretty obvious now that Kinect is not just for games that have you flail your arms wildly about in hopes of beating your opponent senseless in Kinect Sports Boxing. The hardware has inspired countless innovations in how we interact…

Interview: uberlife Launches to Turn Online Connections into Real World Friends

With SXSW starting tomorrow, many startups are launching in hopes of becoming the next Twitter or Foursquare. One of the startups that shares this dream is UK-based uberlife. The company launched in the UK in January and launched its U.S. version earlier this week.

CES 2012: Microsoft Announces Kinect For Windows

Kinect is finally making the official move from Xbox 360 to Windows-based PCs. Last night at Microsoft’s final CES keynote, they announced that the Kinect hardware would be coming to Windows-based PCs on February 1 in 12 countries. The Kinect…

Facebook Messenger For Windows Finds Its Way Into The Public

Update: Facebook has asked us to provide this official download link for the application here. The Facebook Messenger app for Windows has been leaked early while the company is testing it with a limited group. TechIT.co.il, which discovered the leak,…

Instagram Quickly Becoming Its Own Social Media Circle

Leveraging social media on mobile devices is a task best saved for the established companies and the proliferation of the mobile applications, or at least that is the conventional wisdom. And while folks are waiting for Facebook’s photo-sharing application for…

DoubleTap Sharing On the Android

Near Field Communications (NFC — not the football division, either) is an incredibly exploitable technology with mobile devices, whether it be for consumable transactions or creating a bridge between two devices in order to share data. Now, Android users will…

Salesforce Acquiring Heroku – Major Platform for Social Apps

It’s only Wednesday, but it’s already been a huge week for Salesforce. The company is hosting its Dreamforce conference, and has already introduced a free version of its "Facebook for the Enterprise" Chatter product, and launched Database.com to go head to head in the Database space with Oracle. 

A New Option for Businesses to Levarage Facebook Places

Social app developer Fan Appz has just announced that it has integrated its platform with Facebook Places. The company says this gives businesses "a powerful and easy way to create highly relevant offers based on a customer’s offline activities."

That doesn’t sound bad. 

Google Makes Scheduling Improvements to Google Calendar

Google is rolling out some changes to the event page in Google Calendar. The goal is to make scheduling events easier, while making the style more consistent with other Google apps.

The information that is most commonly used is displayed at the top of the screen, the layout is simplified, and they’ve added some other features.

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Coming in October

Microsoft announced today that it will make Office for Mac 2011 available in over 100 countries at the end of October. It will be available in Home and Student and Home and Business versions.

The company also announced that starting today, if customers purchase Office 2008 for Mac, they’ll be able to upgrade to 2011 for free when it becomes available.

The Hotlist Comes to the iPhone

Geo-social aggregator The Hotlist has launched a new iPhone app aimed at letting users see the latest on their friends’ present and future social destinations, as well as venues and activities near the user’s current location.

The Hotlist launched last year, claiming to be the first geo-social aggregator. Its platform calculates the popularity of events and venues, offering analytics and ratings for social planning.

News “Game Changers” Coming Out of the Woodwork

News Corp. is reportedly considering working on some new app-based news product that would be separate from any of its existing print or web publications. An experiment in the future of news? Perhaps. A game changer? We’ll see. CNBC seems to think it might be.

LinkedIn Now A Place to Seek Legal Insight Related to Your Industry

LinkedIn has been spotlighting some new apps that third-parties have been building for the professional social network. For one, they shared Creative Portfolio Display developed by Behance. They are also sharing Legal Updates.

LinkedIn Gets an App to Display Portfolios

There is a new LinkedIn app called Creative Portfolio Display. The app lets users in creative industries like advertising, fashion, design, architecture, film, photography, and digital media, access tools to manage and showcase their portfolios.

Conduit: We’re Doing for Web Apps What iPhone Did for Mobile Apps

Mobile apps have captured much press and imagination this week, as Google has unveiled its App Inventor project, but Conduit is reminding everyone that web apps are big business.

The company has announced that its network has grown to over 250,000 app publishers & 170 million users, with adoption of apps by end-users increasing 233% between last July and last month.