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New York Delivery Guy Blames Waze For Making Him Drive Through Lincoln Tunnel

A New York City delivery guy was arrested on Tuesday after trying to go through the Lincoln Tunnel on a bicycle. The delivery guy blamed Waze for sending him in the route that led to his arrest.

Apps/Software February 21, 2018

Instagram Direct Gets New Replay Options As It Tries To Steals Snapchat’s Spotlight

Instagram is expanding options within its Direct messaging platform to give users the ability to send content that can be replayed permanently. Before, everything sent in threads always vanished.

Apps/Software February 21, 2018

Exclusive: Fender Play Guitar Learning Platform Arrives On iPad, Coming To Android Devices Later This Year

The Fender Play app is now available to download on iPad and is coming to Android devices in March 2018. Tech Times sat down with Ethan Kaplan, General Manager, Fender Digital to chat about the latest mobile version of Fender Play.

Apps/Software February 21, 2018

Swype Keyboard For Android And iOS Is Discontinued As Nuance Shifts Focus To AI Solutions

Users recently found out that Swype was already discontinued by its developer. The information was revealed after a user contacted the company to report a bug with the app.

Apps/Software February 20, 2018

Flight Simulator Add-On That Installed Password-Stealing Malware Was For Anti-Piracy, Devs Say

FlightSimLabs, provider of expansions for the massively popular Microsoft Flight Simulator, has insisted the malware that came with the A320X add-on was an anti-piracy measure. Security experts scored the tactic as extreme DRM method and absolute insanity.

Apps/Software February 20, 2018

Google Chrome Now Automatically Shortens And Cleans Up Messy URLs When You Share Them

Google Chrome now makes long URLs much nicer to look at by automatically shortening tracking strings after a link. But while it looks less chaotic, there are some disadvantages.

Apps/Software February 20, 2018

Google App Beta Gets Tools To Edit And Share Screenshots

The Google app has a screenshot editing tool that allows quick edits and instant sharing of captured screen images. The feature is now part of the application’s beta build 7.21 and is expected to be released soon.

Apps/Software February 18, 2018

Twitter Shuts Down Mac Desktop Client, Says It’s Focusing On More Consistent ‘Twitter Experience’ Across Platforms

Twitter just ended support for its desktop client on Mac, encouraging users to use the web version instead. It’s safe to say that it won’t be missed, though.

Apps/Software February 17, 2018

Google Maps For iOS Gets New Update With Real-Time Transit Info And More

A new update for the Google Maps iOS app adds new features including real-time transit information and more. This brings the iOS app on par with its Android counterpart, as Google Maps for Android got these features last year.

Apps/Software February 18, 2018

Google Launches Light Gmail Go App For Low-End Devices: Here's What It Brings

Google released a new Gmail Go app designed for low-end devices, as it requires fewer resources and less storage space. The app offers a smart inbox experience and several neat features, so here's what it brings.

Apps/Software February 16, 2018

Facebook Is Using Your Two-Factor Authentication Info To Send You Spam Messages

A handful of users have now complained about Facebook apparently exploiting their two-factor authentication phone numbers to send spam notifications, but it gets worse than that.

Apps/Software February 15, 2018

So Long, Creeps: Tinder Will Soon Allow Women To Message Guys First

Tinder is borrowing one of the most important features on Bumble. Women will soon be able to prevent guys from sending them a message first, giving them more control of their experience.

Apps/Software February 15, 2018

Xbox App's Party Chat Feature Is Now Available On iOS, Android

Microsoft’s Xbox party chat application is now live and ready to download for Android and iOS users. The app permits real-time conversation among gamers and essentially extends the Xbox Live outside of the living room.

Apps/Software February 15, 2018

Snapchat Creators Now Have Access To Analytics: Views, Demographics, And More

Snapchat users can now access an audience analytics tool to gain insights on story views, engagement, and demographics. The changes, which include a redesign of the app interface, are seen as part of the company’s efforts to sustain growth.

Apps/Software February 14, 2018

Snapchat Redesign Stirs Massive Backlash: More Than 670K People Sign Petition Get The Old Design Back

The Snapchat redesign recently rolled out more widely and it sparked a firestorm of criticism. More than 670,000 people signed a petition to roll back to the old version of the app, but Snap seems keen on making this update work.

Apps/Software February 13, 2018

Don't Let The Facebook App 'Protect' You: It's Onavo, The VPN Service That Tracks Your Data Usage

Facebook now offers Onavo Protect, a VPN app, in the United States and select locations. The service, available on Android and iOS, purports to give extra protection but also has tracking features that collect users’ private data.

Apps/Software February 14, 2018

Apple Could Be Revising Its Approach To iOS, macOS Updates

Apple has reportedly told its engineers to renew its approach to developing software updates for iOS and macOS. They no longer have to follow a strict schedule and can push back a feature if they feel it needs more work.

Apps/Software February 13, 2018

Snapchat Puts Snap Maps Online For Everyone, People Still Hate Redesign

Snapchat added the Snap Maps feature online. Now everyone can view stories without having to go to the app. Stories can be viewed online without having to sign in.

Apps/Software February 12, 2018

Instagram Now Notifies Users If You Screenshot Their Stories, But There’s A Workaround

Instagram is testing a new feature that lets story creators view the people who have taken a screenshot of their content. Only a number of users are participating in the test, and plans for a wide rollout remain uncertain.

Apps/Software February 12, 2018

Facial Recognition Accuracy Best For White Men, Worst For Dark-Skinned Women, Research Shows

Research from M.I.T. Media Lab revealed that the accuracy of facial recognition systems depends on the gender and skin color of its user. The technology may not be intentionally biased, but the discrepancy arises from its data sets and creators.

Apps/Software February 12, 2018

Do You Hate The New Snapchat Update? Here's How To Bring Back The Old Design For iOS And Android

The latest Snapchat update has been rolled out and users are already complaining about the new design. Here's how to bring back the old version of the app on iOS and Android devices.

Apps/Software February 11, 2018

Microsoft’s SMS Organizer App Makes It Easier To Manage Messages On Android Devices

Microsoft's Project Garage Team called Team Golconda developed an SMS Organizer app, which makes it easy to organize messages on Android devices. However, the messaging app is only available in India.

Apps/Software February 12, 2018

Massive VLC 3.0 Update Brings Chromecast Support, 8K, HDR, 3D Audio, And More

VideoLAN has rolled out VLC 3.0 Vetinari, a massive update to the popular media player that brings a ton of new features, such as Chromecast support, 8K playback, and more. It’s now available on nearly all major platforms.

Apps/Software February 10, 2018

Google Could Soon Let Users Text From The Web With Android Messages

A future version of Android Messages could allow users to pair their smartphones with their PCs and send texts from the web. More features are in the works, an APK teardown suggests.

Apps/Software February 9, 2018

Google Maps Go Beta Now Open For All: What Does It Bring?

The Google Maps Go beta expanded its availability to more markets including the United States. The app is now available for download, so here's what it brings.

Apps/Software February 9, 2018

Snapchat Create Your Own Lens Tool Unleashed: Here's How It Works

Snapchat rolled out a Create Your Own Lens tool that allows users to make customized Lenses. The usage of the tool is free, but making the custom Lens available to other users will come at a cost.

Apps/Software February 9, 2018

Facebook Messenger Is Getting A New Feature Called 'Your Emoji' To Let Your Friends Know Your Mood

Facebook confirmed that its Messenger app is about to get a new feature. The company currently calls it 'Your Emoji' and is designed to flaunt the user's mood via icons.

Apps/Software February 9, 2018

Bumble Dating App Reveals How To Find Mr. Or Ms. Right This Valentine's Day

Bumble, a dating app on iOS and Android, has revealed how to find Mr. or Ms. Right ahead of Valentine's Day. The spokesperson shared the best time to use the dating app and how to gain attention from the right person.

Apps/Software February 12, 2018

President Trump Faces Off Against Kim Jong-un In Winter Olympics Game By theScore

theScore, a news app that provides the latest sports scores, has updated its mobile app for iOS and Android. The app now features a mini-game where users can watch Trump go skiing in the Winter Olympics.

Apps/Software February 8, 2018

Snap Is Growing Faster Than Facebook In North America: Q4 Results Revealed

Snap posted its results for the fourth quarter of 2017 and it ended the year with solid stats. The company saw steady growth in North America, at a faster rate than Facebook.

Apps/Software February 7, 2018

Did You Know That Snapchat Added A Do Not Disturb Feature? Well, Now You Do

A Do Not Disturb feature was added to Snapchat recently, which is something that most users do not know about. New features are being added to the app amid competition from rivals, but it appears that Snap is doing well.

Apps/Software February 7, 2018

AR Stickers Arrive To Android Smartphones Thanks To Google's Motion Stills App

Google is bringing augmented reality stickers to Android phones with the Motion Stills app. It works with almost any Android handset out there, as long as it runs on Android 5.1 or later and has a gyrocope and an accelerometer.

Apps/Software February 6, 2018

With Android Oreo Comes Samsung Experience 9.0: Color Lens, Finder, And More New Features Included

The Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones is nearing official release. A new infographic has popped up showing Samsung Experience 9.0, the company’s custom flavor of Android software.

Apps/Software February 3, 2018

Chrome OS 64 Rolls Out To Chromebook With Tablet Features, Splitscreen, Screenshot, And More

Version 64 of Google’s Chrome OS are now rolling out to Chromebooks, with new features borrowed directly from Android. Could both platforms one day merge and deliver the ultimate Google experience?

Apps/Software February 4, 2018

YouTube TV Now Available on Apple TV: Here's What You Get

After a delay, YouTube TV is now finally available on Apple TV devices. Here's what it has to offer and for how much.

Apps/Software February 3, 2018

YouTube Go Is Branching Out To More Than 130 Countries

After a successful test run, Google announced that it plans to bring YouTube Go to other territories. According to the developers, the data-friendly app will become available in more than 130 nations soon.

Apps/Software February 4, 2018

Telegram Returns To Apple App Store After Brief Disappearance: What Happened To The Encrypted Communications App?

Telegram, and its Swift-written version Telegram X, were temporarily removed from the Apple App Store for 'inappropriate content.' The popular communications app, which comes with end-to-end encyption, has been criticized in the past.

Apps/Software February 2, 2018

iHeartRadio: Stream Kelly Clarkson’s Favorite Love Songs On Facebook Messenger

iHeartRadio is releasing its first update for Facebook Messenger bot, adding several curated Valentine's Day stations. It will also include Love Songs Radio to be hosted by Kelly Clarkson.

Apps/Software February 2, 2018

YouTube TV Arrives On Roku Devices, But Only To Select Models

Google’s Live broadcast service, YouTube TV, is finally bringing its app to the Roku platform. However, only a certain number of Roku devices will support the live TV service.

Apps/Software February 2, 2018

Niantic Reveals New 'Pokémon GO' Trailer Narrated By Stephen Fry

Niantic has released a brand-new ‘Pokémon GO’ trailer starring Stephen Fry. The documentary-inspired trailer reveals Pokémon in their habitats and hints at new creatures coming to the game.

Apps/Software February 2, 2018

Exclusive: FriendO Social Gaming Quiz App Reveals John LaValle CEO, Surpasses 2 Million Players

FriendO, the social gaming quiz app for iOS and Android, has revealed John LaValle as CEO. For his first interview, Tech Times sits down and chats with LaValle about the viral app and the team behind it.

Apps/Software February 1, 2018

Former Apple Executives Reveal New Twitch Rival With Social Gaming Broadcast Service Called Caffeine

Two former Apple executives are taking on the gaming broadcast industry. Ben Keighran and Sam Roberts have created their own broadcasting service called Caffeine.

Apps/Software February 2, 2018

US Appeals Court Declares Pricing Model For Tinder Plus Service Discriminatory

A California appeals court found that Tinder’s pricing model for its Tinder Plus service is discriminatory. Tinder was charging users over the age of 30 more for Tinder Plus.

Apps/Software January 31, 2018

Looking To Hookup? These Mobile Dating Apps Make It Easy To Meet Singles Nearby

Looking to meet singles for hookups, friendships, or long-term relationships? These mobile dating apps for iOS and Android make it easy to meet singles nearby.

Apps/Software February 7, 2018

Spotify Quietly Launched Stations Music App On Google Play

Called Stations, Spotify has launched a new music app on Google Play. Stations allows users to listen to music based on their favorite genres and playlists.

Apps/Software January 31, 2018

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