The new Deadline app guesstimates your death day for you. I’m not sure why anyone would want this, but similar “forecasting” has been available online for years. But with this app, you can set up notifications to view a countdown clock to the second of your supposed departure from Earth. Just ate French fries? Whoops, there went another 12 minutes.
In Virginia, cops can force you to unlock an iPhone with Touch ID, but can't ask for your passcode, according to Engadget.
83% of U.S. consumers now stream TV, up from 74% a year ago: Magid.
Tweet of the week – from @jefftiedrich: Instagram is down. Can I come over and look at your food?
Half of YouTube's traffic is now from mobile.
A third who bought a wearable in the past year no longer use the device regularly, according to PwC. Is it a success that two thirds still do? I’d say so.
Facebook now makes 66% of its money from mobile.
“Expose” on bgr.com says that Tim Cook works hard at Apple and expects other to work hard, too. News here?
70% of consumers delete an email immediately if it doesn’t render properly on their mobile device, per Blue Hornet.
Mobile offers are redeemed 10 times more frequently than print offers, according to eMarketer.
Saying that it is not moving fast enough, Twitter has replaced its CFO, COO, and VPs of media, engineering and product — all in the past six months.
Dubbed Shazam for birds, an app called Warblr is able to identify a bird’s species by comparing sounds that users record to previously recorded birdsongs.
According to CEO Howard Schultz, the Starbucks app processed $1.17 billion in 2013, and the company has already processed nearly $1.4 billion in 2014. It is expected to reach $2 billion by the end of the year.
Next year should be even better - in the second half of next year, customers in select markets will be able to use the mobile ordering and payment app to have food and drinks delivered.
China has 600 million mobile uses (2X the U.S. population).