When shared iCloud Photo Stream albums first launched on iOS, they were a one-way street. Only the person who created the album and invited others to view it could add photos to the stream.
During the iOS 7 announcement last June, it was briefly mentioned that shared iCloud Photo Streams would soon have the ability for both the creator and the subscribers to contribute to the same album.
Fast forward to the release of iOS 7 and the revamped iCloud Photo Stream service, which now also allows for video uploads, and it's not far-fetched to assume subscribers are automatically … Read more
Share Memo is designed to create notes that are compatible with every major note sharing service, and it does so very well. While there are some issues with clarity when you first open the app and the startup time can be long, the feature set is solid, everything moves fluidly, and there were no hiccups during our tests -- even when adding and sharing photos to various cloud services.
Share Memo doesn't quite fit in with the new iOS 7 visual style. This is very much a product of the old style of iOS, in which apps emulated the … Read more
After getting a regulatory win in California, Uber is ready to push for growth in the southern part of the state. Uber's ride-sharing service UberX announced Thursday that it's temporarily cutting its fares by 30 percent or more in Los Angeles and San Diego, in hopes of increasing rides.
The price cuts -- 30 percent less in Los Angeles and 37 percent less in San Diego -- will last for the next two weeks. If there is a substantial increase in rides, UberX will make the lowered fares permanent, according to Uber spokesman Andrew Noyes.
He said the … Read more
Snapchat users can now share their entire day via photos that don't immediately disappear.
The social-media service has taken off among people eager to share their photos and videos with friends. One key element to the service is that those photos and videos are supposed to vanish after being viewed. But the new Stories feature enables them to hang around for 24 hours, letting you build a photographic story of your entire day.
You can add a caption and description to each photo or video you share. You can also choose who sees your snaps by creating a Friends … Read more
Pic Share It Lite for Mac allows you to quickly transfer photos and videos from your Mac to your iOS devices running the free mobile version of this application. A nice thing about this app is that it automatically converts video formats not compatible with iOS. We did run into some issues with certain devices, but additional support does seem to be on the way. The only other negative we found is that a watermark will be added if you don't purchase the app.
Pic Share It Lite for Mac opens to a minimalistic but intuitive interface. Even if … Read more
Carl Icahn's dinner with Tim Cook may end up costing Apple $150 billion.
No, it's not the dishes that were expensive, but rather the share buyback program that Icahn proposed.
After dining with Apple's CEO, the activist investor recounted the evening in a short tweet on Tuesday: "Had a cordial dinner with Tim last night. We pushed hard for a 150 billion buyback. We decided to continue dialogue in about three weeks."
The public infrastructure for electric vehicle charging is a mess. Some stations are free, while some require payment. Of the latter, you may have to be preregistered with the charging station network or need a chipped credit card to pay at the station. Recargo, the maker of the PlugShare charging station locator app, attempts to standardize payments for charging with its new Pay with PlugShare feature.
PlugShare both a Web site and an app for iPhone and Android that shows the locations of public EV charging stations. Along with each station entry, users can add notes, most importantly explicit directions … Read more
When Lyft's co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green were brainstorming ways to set their San Francisco startup apart with a singular brand that people would instantly recognize, they opted for the weirder-is-better approach.
"It was obvious," Zimmer said, chuckling as he recounted the origin of the now-famous pink mustache.
It also was a stroke of marketing genius. Fueled by the loyalty of its users, the pink mustache -- which Lyft hands out to drivers to help identify their cars -- has made Lyft the most recognized ride sharing service in the transportation industry. Ride sharing services are … Read more
RealNetworks today gets into the cloud storage game with its new RealPlayer Cloud app. Available on a multitude of platforms, RealPlayer Cloud takes a videocentric approach to storage, and its success could mean a sort of rebirth for the arguably irrelevant streaming-media company.
At first glance, RealPlayer Cloud might seem like just another storage service, as it gives new users 2GB of free storage (US and Canada only) and offers premium plans that start at $4.99 per month. What sets this multiplatform app apart from other cloud storers like Dropbox and Google Drive, however, is that it is exclusively … Read more