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App stores saw record revenue and downloads in Q1 2017

 Mobile applications saw a record number of downloads and revenue in the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from app store analytics firm App Annie out this morning. Across both iOS and Android, downloads grew by 15 percent year-over-year to reach nearly 25 billion worldwide – …

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Navdy’s aftermarket HUD proves a big in-car upgrade

In-car navigation and infotainment options now abound, and more vehicles are shipping with support for native vehicle smartphone software from Apple and Google. But these all still prove distracting, and take your eyes away from the roadway, if only for a few brief seconds. Navdy’s dash-mounted aftermarket head-up display (HUD) …

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Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

We’re healthy enough to IPO but we’re not going to just yet — that was the subtext of an interview that Dropbox CEO Drew Houston had on Bloomberg earlier this afternoon. Houston asserted, for the first time, Dropbox is profitable on an EBITDA basis. EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and …

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How I saved nearly $7,000 on Apple gear this year

The problematic USB-C interface. (Image: Belkin) I just finished reading our Monday Morning Opener, which claims the death of the smartphone is closer than we think. That got me thinking. When it comes to innovation, weird design decisions and lack of product updates have kept me from making some major …

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Spotify brings “Behind the Lyrics” to Android

 Over a year ago, Spotify inked a deal with music annotation startup Genius to provide the backstory to the songs you’re streaming through a feature called Behind the Lyrics, which pops up additional commentary as you’re listening to tracks on the service. Today, the company says the feature is finally …

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This might be your last chance to buy the NES Classic

Nintendo is discontinuing the NES Classic Edition. While this decision is still puzzling, you might still be looking to buy one before it disappears into the ether forever. Best Buy stores have some of the last units starting today. If you plan on buying one, I’d head to the closest …

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