Limelight App is a program that lets you add photos and files from your phone to create a slideshow. This app seems to have been designed with church functions in mind, although it can be used for anything if you add your own content.
The interface of Limelight App is not too difficult to figure out. There is no tutorial or other user guidance, but by poking around a bit you can get a sense of all of the features. You can add photos by tapping an icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, and you can browse … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- If portrait video is wrong, these artists don't want to be right.
- iPhone app invites strangers to eavesdrop and solicit advice.
- Tinder flaw may have exposed members' exact whereabouts for months.
A new toothbrush will play virtual dentist in the privacy of your own bathroom.
Created by Procter & Gamble for its Oral-B brand, the upcoming Oral-B SmartSeries electric toothbrush will use Bluetooth to connect with its companion smartphone app, Reuters said Thursday. Your own dentist can help program the app so you can pay attention to the trouble areas inside your mouth.
"Dentists always tell us: 'People do a great job in the week before they come to visit us and in the week after they visit us. But nothing can hide the fact that when we look inside … Read more
Facebook not only made headlines on Wednesday with its acquisition of WhatsApp, but also might have annoyed some folks in Mountain View.
At the same time that Facebook was wooing WhatsApp, Google offered to acquire the messaging service for $10 billion, Fortune reported Thursday, citing multiple people who claimed to have knowledge of those negotiations. Unlike Facebook, Google wasn't willing to offer a seat on the board of directors, according to Fortune.
Facebook announced a blockbuster deal on Wednesday, saying that it would pay an eventual total of $19 billion to acquire the WhatsApp messaging service. Facebook believes that … Read more
The online version of Microsoft Office has a new name, along with some new features intended to streamline certain activities.
Why the name change? In a blog post on Wednesday, Office Online product marketing manager Amanda Lefebvre acknowledged that the name Office Web Apps confused users. Some apparently thought they had venture to an app store to find the software and then manually install it.
"No, to use them all you need is a web browser," Lefebvre said. "Ah! You say. So it's like Office, online. Yes, exactly. Office Online."
Beyond a new name, the … Read more
You might think that Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion suggests that BlackBerry is sitting on a gold mine with its BBM messenger service.
Well, not so fast.
Facebook shocked the market on Wednesday with the purchase of messaging app WhatsApp in a deal that included $16 billion in cash and stock, and another $3 billion in restricted stock that would vest over the next four years.
The deal set a new, much higher benchmark on the valuation of mobile messaging companies. Based on the $19 billion figure, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $42 per monthly active user (450 … Read more
European operator Orange's Libon messaging and calling app will add a new feature that lets you send text, picture, and audio messages to your contacts for free -- even if they're not Libon users themselves.
The Open Chat feature goes live on iOS later Thursday, with an Android update planned "in the coming weeks." When a Libon user sends a message to a non-Libon user, they'll be sent a link that takes them to an HTML5 chat window where they can continue the conversation. The HTML5 interface will also work on desktop browsers, as well … Read more
Facebook's announcement Wednesday of its multibillion-dollar acquisition of WhatsApp might have many wondering why Facebook thinks the popular messaging app is so valuable.
But if you can ignore the eye-popping price tag -- a base price of $16 billion ($4 billion in cash, $12 billion in stock), plus $3 billion more in stock options that vest a few years down the road, for an eventual grand total of $19 billion -- Facebook may have gotten quite a deal on WhatsApp. Like the central premise of "Moneyball," it's all about the numbers.
And WhatsApp has plenty of … Read more
WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum isn't what you'd call a bragger, but he has plenty to boast about.
In just five years, Koum and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton have created one of the world's largest messaging apps -- an app that Facebook just agreed to buy for $16 billion, plus an additional $3 billion in stock options that will vest over the next several years.
With the acquisition, Koum, 38, will join Facebook's board of directors, but WhatsApp will remain autonomous and independent from the social network, much like Instagram. Koum wrote in a blog post … Read more