StubHub app updated, gets mobile ticketing

The free StubHub app for iPhone and Android was updated this week to include the ability to download tickets directly to your device. This feature, known as mobile ticketing, takes StubHub from just a service for buying and selling tickets and transforms it into a tool you can show at the gate instead of a paper ticket. With the update, you can find tickets for sporting… Read more »

Amazon Student app for iOS lets you sell buy, sell used textbooks and more

Amazon has released a new mobile app for iOS aimed at students. You can use Amazon Student to buy items from your phone or scan barcodes to check prices so that you can decide whether to buy that textbook or video game in the store or if it would be cheaper to order it from Amazon. But the company’s existing Amazon app for iOS does… Read more »

Apple’s Store app for iPhone gets more configuration option, major enhancements

Apple has released a new version of the mobile . The app still lets you browse for Apple products and make purchases from your mobile device, but there are new features including the ability to customize your orders and a new in-store mode. The in-store mode will let you get help and support quickly when you’re at an Apple Retail Store. For example, you can… Read more »

Google updates Google Search, Shopper apps for iOS

Google has rolled out updates for two of its iOS apps today: and . The Google Search app snow includes larger fonts, tappable search results, and an option to disable voice search via gestures. But the biggest change is that Google says the app should be up to 20% more responsive. Apparently the company had received complaints that the last update made the app much… Read more »

Groupon for iOS goes international

Groupon is a daily deals site that offers local bargains in hundreds of cities in 44 countries. But while you could sign up for the Groupon daily email or visit the web site in any of those locations, up until recently the company’s iOS app only worked in the US. Now Groupon is available in all 44 countries where the company offers deals. For more… Read more »

Bizzy for iPhone lets you “check out” instead of in

Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp, and plenty of other services let you “check in” to locations using your phone. Want to let your friends know where you’re having lunch of coffee in case they want to join you? Just check in. As an added bonus, many businesses will offer coupons to customers who check in regularly. Bizzy is a service that also lets you hit a button… Read more »

Bing brings local deals to iOS, Android search pages

Microsoft has launched a new deals feature, which offers more than 200,000 offers from businesses in 13,000 cities throughout the US. The service is available from the web site or from the mobile site ( The bargains come from The Dealmap, which gathers its data from Groupon, LivingSocial, and other services. If you’re wondering why you should use Bing instead of the Dealmap… Read more »

capturengo: Scan receipts with your phone, organize expense reports on the web

If you travel a lot for business, you know what a headache it can be to save and file all of your receipts and then enter all the data onto expense reports. A new smartphone app called capturengo is designed to make the process a lot simpler. Here’s how it works. You pull out your BlackBerry or iPhone, snap a photo of your receipt and… Read more »