Apps

Monument Valley: impossible architecture game builds success

Monument Valley: impossible architecture game builds success

Monument Valley is a beautiful thing: an architectural puzzle game for iPhone and iPad where you twist and drag bits of geometrically-impossible monuments to guide a princess named Ida through its eerie world. Released earlier in April, the game has won critical acclaim from reviewers – journalists and App Store raters alike. But it’s also […]

Apple bans music app Bloom.fm from running ads on its iAd network

Apple bans music app Bloom.fm from running ads on its iAd network

Losing the ability to attract new users by spending £2,000 a month on Apple’s iAd mobile advertising network? Annoying. Seizing the chance for a bigger PR win by announcing the ban? Priceless. UK-based streaming music startup Bloom.fm says it has been blocked from using iAds on the grounds that it’s a competitor to Apple’s iTunes […]

MusicQubed aims for forgotten fans priced out by streaming music services

MusicQubed aims for forgotten fans priced out by streaming music services

Digital music in 2014 tends to divide between three main strands: Apple’s iTunes and other download stores; streaming music services like Spotify, Deezer and Rdio; and YouTube or Vevo for music videos. In other words: a market split between people buying individual song or album downloads; people paying £10 a month to stream anything they […]

Games

Chatterbox: Friday

Chatterbox: Friday

It’s Friday.

Tom Buscaglia takes chair of IGDA board

Tom Buscaglia takes chair of IGDA board

By Brendan Sinclair Thu 17 Apr 2014 2:33pm GMT / 10:33am EDT / 7:33am PDT Jobs Justin Berenbaum, Jon Grande and Anne Toole also added to group’s directors The Game Attorney has taken over as chair of the International Game Developer Association’s board of directors, the group has announced. Tom Buscaglia was elected to the […]

Microsoft trumpets Titanfall success as Xbox One hits 5m shipped

Microsoft trumpets Titanfall success as Xbox One hits 5m shipped

By James Brightman Thu 17 Apr 2014 11:22pm GMT / 7:22pm EDT / 4:22pm PDT BusinessRetailHardware Xbox One selling 60 percent better than Xbox 360 at same point in time, Microsoft says With the release of the March NPD data, which revealed EA’s Titanfall as the top selling game of the month, Microsoft boasted about […]

Social Media

LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Users Amid Mobile Push

LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Users Amid Mobile Push

LinkedIn proudly broadcasted its increasing mobile traffic last week, but that’s not the only growth the company is experiencing. LinkedIn announced Friday it has reached 300 million registered users, a jump from 277 million members at the beginning of the year. LinkedIn announced the 200 million user milestone in January 2013, which means the company […]

60+ Events in Social Media, Entrepreneurship and More

60+ Events in Social Media, Entrepreneurship and More

The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it’s advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we’re highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward, from those in Chicago to New York. If you don’t find something that’s right for you, check […]

44 Photos of Lovable, Huggable Babies

44 Photos of Lovable, Huggable Babies

Warning: Cuteness overload on this page. Last week, we asked Mashable readers to share their most-adorable photos of babies. Parents captured special moments of their kids, both candid and posed. Some were able to catch that innocent smile, heart-melting yawn or stretch on camera. Others used a more shallow depth of field to concentrate on […]

WP + Blog

Userplane Plug-Ins Now Support WordPress, Drupal, and More.

Userplane Plug-Ins Now Support WordPress, Drupal, and More.

Userplane has been adding to its roster of available community-building tools for some time, with free API options for things like chat and Webmessenger. The plugins for these Userplane additions are now available as plug-ins for VBulletin, WordPress, Drupal, Mambo, Joomla and phpFoX. The point is to make it even more simple to create communities […]

20+ Must-Have WordPress 2.5 Compatible Plugins

20+ Must-Have WordPress 2.5 Compatible Plugins

Even though WordPress 2.5 has been out for a while now, not all plugins are up-to-date. We’ve put together a list of 20+ must-have WordPress 2.5 compatible plugins to manage your blog, engage readers, and tempt new ones as well. Below you’ll find helpful plugins that enable you to block spam, track analytics, promote your […]

Share Media Directly from iPhoto with YouSendIt Plugins

Share Media Directly from iPhoto with YouSendIt Plugins

If you’re an Apple user then you’ve probably come to appreciate the sharing options that are available to you through various applications like iPhoto’s Share to iWeb or iMovie’s send to YouTube options. YouSendIt, the digital content delivery system that recently raised an additional $14 million in funding, has created a couple of plug-ins for […]

Tech + Reviews

Kitestring App Texts Your Friends If You Don’t Make It Home

Kitestring App Texts Your Friends If You Don’t Make It Home

“Let me know when you get home.” We’ve probably all said this to a friend or family member at some point after parting ways for the night. And, if you’re like me, you usually forget by the time you get there. A new app promises to automate this process so friends and family will always […]

Driving coach boosts your mileage, saves cash

Driving coach boosts your mileage, saves cash

If you’ve ever wanted to peek inside the inner workings of your car or just see if the way you drive affects your fuel economy, here’s your chance. Dash is an Android app (iOS coming soon) that connects with your car with a tiny piece of hardware to get data on your car’s miles-per-gallon fuel […]

Your Touchscreen Usage is So Unique it Can be Used as a Password

Your Touchscreen Usage is So Unique it Can be Used as a Password

It turns out that your seemingly random taps, swipes, and other finger gestures on a touchscreen display might not be so random after all. In fact, the way you interact with a touchscreen is so unique that researchers at Georgia Tech have successfully created software that can lock down your tablet if someone else pokes […]

Seo

Free traffic – Get 10’000 Hits today

Free traffic – Get 10’000 Hits today

Use free traffic to your site to increase overall traffic and boost generic metrics. There in principle a few benefits to arranging free traffic, there are many companies out there with a variety of methods of doing this also. The best practice to apply here is simply be realistic, its not going to make your […]

Free backlinks – 500 links no cost no strings

Free backlinks – 500 links no cost no strings

Get 500 Free Backlinks today: Free backlinks are rare, especially by legitimate companies. I found this site offering 500 free backlinks for just signing up. If you wondering what backlinks are they: Backlinks, also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links, are incoming links to a website or web page. In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web […]

Just How Interested Is the World in SEO?

Just How Interested Is the World in SEO?

How big is the SEO industry on the Internet? Really big, according to a new infographic by Spanish-based SEO service provider BlueCaribu. In fact, the infographic reveals that 3.5 people look up the term “SEO” on Google each second and 9.1 million web users are digging up information on the topic each month. People are […]

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Teaching the Games Business

Teaching the Games Business

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

What role does the educational sector play in the future of games? On the surface, we might expect that any important, emerging creative sector – let alone one whose applications have been proven across many other fields, from military to medical – might expect to be well-treated by the educational sector. Yet in reality, this […]

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Amazon Fire TV Voice Search Adds More Content Partners

Amazon Fire TV Voice Search Adds More Content Partners

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The voice search feature on Amazon’s Fire TV is about to get a little more useful. Amazon on Thursday announced that Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime are adding their full catalogs into the Fire TV’s unified voice search. They will join Vevo, which already supports the feature. See also: Amazon Fire TV Is a […]

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