Foursquare has been completely redesigned for iOS 7 and there’s a lot to see. It’s smarter, faster, and has a whole new look.
Check it out:
It’s smarter: When you arrive somewhere new, we tell you what you need to know (like the best thing to order or a…
Giddy up! This is now (finally!) rolling out aggressively on iOS. We’ve been working and waiting years to be able to pull this one off. (note: even if you’ve seen this screen, it may take 3-4 days before you start to get recommendations pushed to you)
Delicious beef burrito, pictured here with lobster and shrimp.
"Street Tacos" on the menu, terrific meal after an amazing morning on the course!
A little cooler today (still “feels like” 40), and a bit of cloud cover … Thank goodness! (at Marival Resort & Suites)
Pebble’s creators didn’t just make a functional smartwatch when they designed their device, they packed it with a lot of potential for the future, too. Much of that potential has lain dormant while Pebble focused on ramping up production and building an enthusiastic community of dedicated independent developers, but today, the startup is activating some more of its smartwatch’s superpowers, and laying the groundwork of the next generation of Pebble apps.
I’ve had my Pebble for a few months now. I like it as more of a proof-of-concept for a smart wearable, but don’t love it. Mainly, it has been nice to have a watch that shows you your text messages without having to pull out your phone dozens of times a day.
But I do love that Pebble keeps iterating and adding functionality to the base layer. In particular, the ability to check in to a venue on Foursquare right from the device sounds intriguing — especially if you then got a push notification back to the device telling you what to try there.
Still, I’m more than a little worried about push notification overload. There needs to be more granular controls for exactly which types of notifications you want sent to your wrist (it won’t be the same as the phone).
Always so good, spice level isn’t as consistent at this location, but food is ready faster!
Arik Hesseldahl on the never-ending nightmare that is BlackBerry:
As of 9:20 am ET, BlackBerry shares were trading at $6.48, down by $1.29. At that price, BlackBerry’s market capitalization will be about $3.4 billion when the markets open for formal trading later this morning.
That would be only $1 billion-and-change more than the combined cash and short-term investments it said it had on hand when it reported its latest quarterly results in September. If it were to fall much further, it would be trading at levels near or possibly below the value of its cash holdings, which would imply that the marketplace considers the company essentially worthless.
What a colossal shitshow. And while I enjoy all the “upbeat” talk out of the company after installing former Sybase CEO John Chen at the top, he’s clearly there to do one job — the job Thorstein Heins could not do — sell this sucker.