Jeremy Smith is standing alongside a flatscreen the size of a small dinner table, giving a demo of a new app. Wearing a KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL shirt and cargo shorts, he balances a laptop on his left palm while his right hand scrolls around a map of an Austin neighborhood. “You enter an address here in this lower bar and wait a few moments,” he tells the room, while typing awkwardly on his perched laptop. After a noticeable lag, 20 or so map pins appear on the screen, similar to what you see if you search for a taqueria on Yelp or want to rent one of the electric scooters that have recently taken over downtown Austin. “Hit the list icon in the upper right-hand corner and you’ll see a list of addresses appear.” He pauses to make sure his audience is following on their smartphones. “Wait, I don’t see that list pop up,” interjects one woman, staring hard at her phone. Smith leans over to help. Around him, the walls are covered in inspiring … [Read more...] about In Texas, Techies Are Trying to Turn the Red State Blue
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I have a complicated relationship with email. I consider it a necessary evil, as I need it to communicate with a ton of different people on various work projects or personal matters. It's also a great way to send me newsletters that I end up not reading anyway, or coupons for things I really don't need. Yeah, we've all been there, right? I've gone through several different email apps on both iOS and Mac over the years, but I've decided to stick with Readdle's Spark on all of my devices. That's because I enjoy the way it groups together my emails by type, and can notify me of only the emails that matter (usually, at least). It's been my primary email client ever since it came out several years ago, and I just can't switch over to something else anymore after getting accustomed to Spark's methods. Readdle dropped a big Spark 2 update this week. While it doesn't look like much has changed on the surface, there's been some big new changes that are certainly welcome. Free - Download Now New … [Read more...] about Spark 2 Review: Email Reimagined with Teams and App Integrations
By Mikey Campbell Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 05:59 pm PT (08:59 pm ET) An investigation into the FBI's aggressive attempt to force Apple to assist in the unlocking of an iPhone tied to 2016's San Bernardino shooting suggests a lack of communication, red tape and perhaps political motives were at play in taking the case to court. According to a report (PDF link) from the Office of the Inspector General, the FBI and its staff were not untruthful in their official reckoning of events leading up to the Apple court case, but a deeper look into the proceedings reveals a messy web of intertwining and sometimes contradictory narratives. As summarized by TechCrunch, the investigation stems from concerns Amy Hess, a former FBI Executive Assistant Director, aired to the OIG in 2016. Specifically, Hess detailed alleged discord between segments of the FBI Operational Technology Division regarding its ability to unlock or gain access to an iPhone used by terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook. Of … [Read more...] about Investigation finds FBI did not exhaust all options before taking Apple to trial in San Bernardino case
Ten years ago, the original iPhone ushered in a new world for mobile computing and sparked the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement at work. Soon after it arrived, iPhones were showing up everywhere in the office, forcing companies to quickly scramble to figure out how to manage them.That sleek (and deceptively simple) device not only debuted a new touchscreen that would radically change how people interact with technology, it also shook up carrier control, set a new target for Apple’s competitors to aim for and created a platform for countless mobile app developers. Oh, and it eventually gave birth to a highly successful tablet boom with the iPad.This September, the iPhone was reborn as the iPhone X, something Apple CEO Tim Cook said would set the scene for the next decade of iPhone development. The newest device, which arrived Nov. 3, marks a return to a simpler form and serves as a showcase for cutting-edge technology.As such, it’s the best iPhone you can get, it's … [Read more...] about Review: The iPhone X is the best phone for business, period.
Week in and week out, apps keep pouring in the app stores by the bucketloads. Hundreds of new offerings get approved in the matter of hours, and if you're out looking for something new and interesting, you might easily get lost. But fear not — we comb through the App Store and Play Store to pick out some interesting new apps, so you don't have to.This week around, we have a really beautiful weather app for Android, some new camera apps — of course —, and an awesome collection of conversation starter phrases for iPhone. Check them all out below, let us know which ones you liked, and if there is an awesome new app out there that we missed.New for iOS New apps for iPhone and iPad New apps for iPhone and iPad 1. VHS Video Cam Price: $2.99Download4K? Nah, thanks, we have VHS filters. But no, for real, this app adds effects to your video camcorder, which might just invoke some heavy nostalgia if you are old enough. 2. Flashnote Price: $0.99DownloadThis is a … [Read more...] about Best new Android and iPhone apps (January 10th