Lovers of grainy portrait-orientation livestreams, rejoice! The Meerkat for Android app is out of beta and downloadable on the Google Play Store. That means Meerkat has beaten Periscope out of the Apple walled garden, although Windows Phone and Blackberry users might still be left in the cold for quite some time. »
Another Thursday and another interesting week of apps. Two major apps finally make their way to iOS and Android, and Windows Phone gets two of the best mobile games in recent memory. So if you got some time to kill, take a look at these software wares. »
There’s nothing new about streaming video from your phone, or posting live news updates from important events. But now companies are trying to make the experience of streaming your life more real than ever before — and they’re doing it by telling us very dangerous white lies.
Austin's South-by-Southwest used to be a music festival, but now it's an app happening. It's where Twitter started, as SXSW organizers love to remind us; and this year's app headliner is Meerkat, a live streaming app built for Twitter. At least, it used to be. And that's where things get interesting — or broken,… »
Meerkat is a carnivorous mongoose native to Africa, but if you've been within 30 feet of a Twitter account the last two weeks, this little guy's name has been appropriated for something else entirely: a new iOS app, hard lined straight into Twitter, that brings live streaming to the social network. So what exactly is… »
Ian Turner is a zookeeper at Longleat Safari Park. He is also rather forgetful. After taking some pictures of his meerkats for a new zoo brochure, he left his Canon EOS in their enclosure. Apparently the alpha male, Monty, secretly harbors a gadget obsession, and jumped at the chance to snap a few shots of his family… »