Apple just released the first iOS 11 beta to everyone
 Are you excited about trying out the new features coming up with iOS 11? If so, Apple just released the first public beta of iOS 11 now available to download for everyone. You don’t need to pay $99 for a developer account to download it. But remember, it is still a beta. While the company still plans to release the final version of iOS 11 this fall, Apple is going to release regular… Read More ...
Lyft is trying to speed up rides by suggesting better pick-up locations
The Lyft app will soon get an update that tries to make rides overall faster by suggesting better pick-up locations for riders…even if that means you may have to do a bit of walking to get there. The update will arrive in both the iOS and Android apps, and will be optional — if you’re set on wanting picked up … Continue reading...
This popular app is infected: Chrome-lookalike Magic Browser
Users that’ve downloaded the app “Magic Browser” at any point in the past should delete the app immediately. This app has been found to contain malware of a simple sort – but terrible nonetheless. This app’s malware is especially dangerous not because of what it can do to an average user’s phone, but because of how crafty it is in … Continue reading...
Instagram testing private sharing with favorite friends
Instagram may be crushing Snapchat when it comes to number of users, but the photo and video social network still suffers from Facebook’s biggest frustration: the algorithmic timeline. It’s this “feature” that makes it incredibly difficult for users to keep track of and see all the posts from their closest friends. To remedy this, Instagram is testing a new option … Continue reading...
Houzz raises a huge $400M round at a $4B valuation
 If you ask investors in Silicon Valley about Houzz — an app where you browse ridiculously nice homes and check out interesting interior design ideas — they’ll probably quietly mutter that they’re just growing their business. We really don’t hear about Houzz’s business that often. Except now the company says it has raised $400 million led by Iconiq Capital,… Read More ...
Facebook announces a new video creation app
It’s been clear for some time now that Facebook is betting heavily on video; everything from live streaming to hosting coverage of news and sporting events. But in an effort to really compete with YouTube, the social media behemoth is attempting to lure original video creators with the announcement of a new mobile app that focuses on, well, video creation. … Continue reading...
Uber has seen a sharp drop in new driver retention this year: Apptopia
 Uber has seen a sharp drop in retention rates for new drivers in the U.S., according to analysis of the Uber driver app provided to TechCrunch by app analytics firm Apptopia. Read More ...
New algorithm lets you make anything in origami
 They say if you fold 1,000 origami cranes out of individual sheets of paper your deepest wishes will be granted. I tried it once – I was a lonely college kid – and I ended up with pink eye. However, a new paper out of MIT describes a way to possibly make 1,000 origami cranes out of one piece of paper, a unique feat that is now a possibility thanks to a new origami algorithm.… Read More ...
Pokemon GO Update: Raid level news, Gyms Upgrade
The biggest update to Pokemon GO has released this week, and the push for the Gym Overhaul went live overnight. This means a whole new system for Pokemon Gym locations around the world, for all players – once they have the newest version of the app, of course.. It also means that we’re nearly here with the RAID Battle system … Continue reading...
YouTube’s mobile app will soon better display all video formats, add messaging
 On the heels of a major redesign of its desktop site which delivered an overall cleaner look-and-feel and a “dark mode” for nighttime watching, YouTube this week announced it will soon roll out an update to its mobile app, as well. The new app will better support video shot in other formats and orientations, by dynamically adapting its player to whatever video you’re… Read More ...
Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store The post Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time appeared first on Digital Trends....
Spice up your home screen with the best widgets for Android
Want to brighten up your home screen? Maybe give yourself easy access to your music, calendar, or weather report? If that's the case, you should consult our list of the best widgets for Android. The post Spice up your home screen with the best widgets for Android appeared first on Digital Trends.
Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature
 Today’s Stories  Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users Tantan, China’s… Read More ...
Nova Launcher brings Google Now to older Androids [APK Download]
The latest version of Nova Launcher for Android devices bring futuristic elements of Google’s main operating system to older smartphones. While not too long ago we had an encounter with the early release version of this app, the latest version enacts additional feature upgrades. This version no longer requires that the user be on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the Android … Continue reading...
Pokemon GO Raid Update list : New items you’ll need
News of the Pokemon GO RAID Battle update requirements has reached the public – and the public has some questions! What we’ve learned over the past few hours is that while most everyone will be able to join in on this Pokemon GO update, not all players will be able to take part in every single RAID Battle. The most … Continue reading...
SmellPGH lets you report weird smells in Pittsburgh
 Today in odd apps I present SmellPGH, an app that lets you report weird smells in Pittsburgh. Why would you do this, you ask? Well hold on. “If you smell something bad in the air, chances are that air isn’t good to breathe,” said Beatrice Dias, project director for the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute’s CREATE Lab. “Smell PGH provides a way for citizens to… Read More ...
IFTTT’s powerful new initiative connects up with government data streams
 Today, all around cool internet thing IFTTT is hooking all kinds of useful public data into its powerful platform. With the launch of its new Data Access Project, IFTTT will add support for a broad selection of government agencies, organizations and research and cultural groups. That includes public data from federal and state government feeds on down to municipal transit information. The new… Read More ...
Kalanick is out, but Uber’s VCs royally screwed up, too, say industry watchers
 Travis Kalanick, who last night resigned from his post as CEO of ride-share giant Uber, has taken the blame for the company’s very long list of problems, from allowing a culture of sexual harassment to thrive, to skirting the law with its Greyball program, to mishandling the medical files of a customer raped by one of the company’s drivers (for starters). But many view the VCs… Read More ...
Google Glass is apparently still around — and just got its first update in nearly three years
 Dust off your Google Glasses, those who still have them — the $1,500 face computer is back in the spotlight today with a few updates. In its first update since September 2014, Google Glass got a “MyGlass” companion app update, some bug fixes and now supports Bluetooth. Read More ...
Google Glass is apparently still around — and just got its first update in nearly three years
 Dust off your Google Glasses, those who still have them — the $1,500 face computer is back in the spotlight today with a few updates. In its first update since September 2014, Google Glass got a “MyGlass” companion app update, some bug fixes and now supports Bluetooth. Read More ...