Best horoscope apps for iOS and Android
Looking up your daily, monthly, and yearly horoscopes has never been easier than it is now. Here are our favorite apps for doing so, so you can forgo your browser and connect with a psychic within minutes. The post Best horoscope apps for iOS and Android appeared first on Digital Trends.
Chinese app stores ordered to register with government
In what may seem like a totalitarian move on the surface, the Chinese government’s Cyberspace Administration has announced that it will require all the country’s app stores to register with their offices. While this certainly opens the door to more direct government control, the move is said to be in the name of consumer protection, with a goal of cracking … Continue reading...
Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app supports time limits, game ratings
Parental restrictions and controls have been a part of the software on game consoles for years now, but the soon-to-be-released Nintendo Switch has an innovative take on this: moving the controls to a smartphone app. Amid the plethora of new details on the console and its games, Nintendo revealed that the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, coming to both iOS … Continue reading...
Timehop founder Jon Wegener replaced as CEO by design lead Matt Raoul
 Some changes at the top of Timehop, the quirky app that shows you reminders of photos and other content that you’ve taken and posted on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and Flickr or from your camera roll. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Jon Wegener, who co-founded the company with Benny Wong, has stepped down as CEO. He has been replaced… Read More ...
Timehop founder Jon Wegener replaced as CEO by design lead Matt Raoul
 Some changes at the top of Timehop, the quirky app that shows you reminders of photos and other content that you’ve taken and posted on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and Flickr or from your camera roll. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Jon Wegener, who co-founded the company with Benny Wong, has stepped down as CEO. He has been replaced by Matt Raoul, who had… Read More ...
Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is now Snapchat’s chairman
 Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Entertainment, will be stepping down from the company in order to serve as chairman on Snap (the makers of Snapchat), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lynton’s name may sound familiar with respect to Snap. During his time at Sony Entertainment, he oversaw the company suffer a massive breach — which also included a trove of leaked emails… Read More ...
Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is now Snapchat’s chairman
 Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Entertainment, will be stepping down from the company in order to serve as chairman on Snap (the makers of Snapchat), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lynton’s name may sound familiar with respect to Snap. During his time at Sony Entertainment, he oversaw the company suffer a massive breach — which also included a trove of leaked emails… Read More ...
Foursquare adds list search to make its app more useful, as Google prepares its rival
 Google Maps is preparing to roll out a list-making feature that lets you star places, favorite places, and make bucket lists. That has led Foursquare to now respond by making its own lists feature more useful. The company announced this morning it’s introducing a new way to seek out lists on its app, through the launch of list search. This is a surprisingly late addition for the… Read More ...
Encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp denies “backdoor” claim
 A security issue has been flagged in the hugely popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp that could allow for messages sent via the encrypted platform to be intercepted and read. Read More ...
Pandora is laying off 7% of its workforce
 Pandora said it would lay off around 7% of its workforce, excluding Ticketfly, by the end of the first quarter this year in an announcement that it would the guidance it set for the fourth quarter in 2016. Pandora now has more than 4.3 million paid subscribers, which at the end of the year is a flash of good news for a company desperately in need of some. Pandora has had to contend with an… Read More ...
The mobile app gold rush may be over
 Ten years ago, Apple announced the iPhone, which soon gave birth to the App Store and the resulting broader app ecosystem. That industry has now matured, having reached critical mass, according to a new report from Flurry out this morning. While there’s still some growth to be seen – app usage is up 11 percent over last year, for example – that growth is slowing. And many… Read More ...
Uber now suggests destinations based on your calendar
 Uber’s calendar integration is now going live, surfacing destination suggestions based on meetings and events you have scheduled, provided you’re okay with giving the Uber rider app access to your device’s native calendar service. The integration works by suggesting your next meeting place as a one-tap destination option in an icon on the primary Uber app screen. It’s… Read More ...
gigrove wants to match skilled freelancers and startups with spare rooms
 Bootstrapping London-based startup gigrove is looking to carve out a niche in the collaborative consumption space as a matching platform for digital workers with itchy feet, and startups with a spare room and pressing skills need. Which is all very zeitgeisty in these digital nomad/citizen of nowhere times. Read More ...
As Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, full screen video ads enter testing
Instagram’s Stories feature is still relatively new, but parent company Facebook is wasting no time in monetizing it. Today Instagram announced that full screen video ads will soon play within Stories, and it starts with partnerships with around 30 different businesses. From there, it seems safe to assume that Instagram will expand Stories ads quickly, letting more and more companies … Continue reading...
As Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, full screen video ads enter testing
Instagram’s Stories feature is still relatively new, but parent company Facebook is wasting no time in monetizing it. Today Instagram announced that full screen video ads will soon play within Stories, and it starts with partnerships with around 30 different businesses. From there, it seems safe to assume that Instagram will expand Stories ads quickly, letting more and more companies … Continue reading...
Astropad Studio turns the iPad Pro into a pro drawing tablet for Macs
 The iPad Pro is a clutch drawing tool for when you’re on the go, but it’s missing a lot of the pro software that working artists require to get their job done. Astropad, a company that has focused on making second-screen software for iPad to use with a connected Mac, is debuting Astropad Studio today, a new version of its software that adds a lot of customizable options to… Read More ...
Events app maker DoubleDutch downsizes again, lays off 40 percent of staff
 DoubleDutch, a startup providing mobile apps and analytics for events and conferences is downsizing again. The company has just announced another round of layoffs, affecting roughly 40 percent its workforce, TechCrunch learned and DoubleDutch confirmed. Around 70 positions were eliminated, including those in senior leadership roles. DoubleDutch’s CFO, CCO, VP of Customer Success and… Read More ...
Europe proposes expanding telco data privacy rules to WhatsApp, Facebook et al
 The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand their remit to cover email and mobile messaging data for the first time — meaning the ePrivacy regulation would also apply to web companies such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Apple and Google. Read More ...
Top AI personal assistant apps for Android (2017)
Thanks to Siri and, more recently, Amazon Alexa, most people are familiar with AI-powered personal assistants, yet few utilize them. That’s unfortunate, as AI personal assistants can perform many actions that save you time, including getting quotes for rides, sending messages, checking the weather and your email, making lists, and scheduling tasks. If you’d like to experience this yourself but … Continue reading...
Time’s AI-powered time tracking app will help you stop procrastinating
 Do you like making lists of things to do, but then fail to accomplish the items you’ve laid out? A new application aimed at those with a tendency towards procrastination can help. Instead of a simple checklist or time tracker, Time, as the app is called, lets you more obsessively micro-manage the tasks at hand with a color-coded timer that changes from green to yellow to red as the… Read More ...