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TeenSafe Isn't Safe: Teen Monitoring App Usernames And Passwords Stored Without Encryption

Teen phone monitoring app TeenSafe suffered a major data breach that leaked thousands of Apple ID usernames and passwords.The app allows parents to monitor their kids' phone activity, including text messages, phone logs, location, and web browsing history.

Apps/Software May 21, 2018

Screen Sharing Comes To Google Duo: Here’s How It Works

Tech support, now on Google Duo. The video calling app now lets users share whatever is happening on their screens, but for now the feature doesn't seem to be working as well as Google wants.

Apps/Software May 21, 2018

How A New App Called Siempo Will End Your Smartphone Addiction Once And For All

Siempo is an app that allows users to end their smartphone addictions. It offers a white background and bland icons that help prevent smartphone distractions.

Apps/Software May 19, 2018

Instagram Now Lets Users Share Posts Directly To Stories

Instagram introduced a new feature that would enhance its visual storytelling. Users can now add items that they see on their Instagram feed to their Instagram Stories platform.

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Facebook Gets Archived Stories, Cloud Saving, And Voice Posts

Facebook is bringing three new features to its mobile app, one of which raises concerns about data privacy. Would you be willing to use Facebook as a photo storage in the cloud?

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Goodbye To Google Play Music, Hello To New YouTube Music Service

Google is replacing Play Music with a new service that costs the same. Reportedly launching on May 22, it’s the company’s latest effort to catch up to rivals Spotify and Apple Music.

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Here's How Hulu Is Going To Make Watching TV On Its Platform Better

Hulu has detailed what the next update is going to bring to its iOS and Android apps. The new features will give users better control over recommendations, a new portrait player, and more.

Apps/Software May 17, 2018

Instagram To Roll Out Usage Insights Feature That Tracks Time Users Spend On App

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom revealed on social media that Instagram would be installing a 'Usage Insights' feature. The announcement came after a report was released of a piece of code in the app’s Android application.

Apps/Software May 16, 2018

Google Chrome 66 Autoplay Policy Removed After It Broke Web Games And Apps

Google updated Chrome to remove the autoplay policy affecting web-based games and applications. Chrome 66 introduced this feature to combat annoying ads, but users may have to wait until October for Google to remedy this issue.

Apps/Software May 20, 2018

Offline Mode For Gmail Starts Rolling Out To Users: Here’s How To Enable It

Gmail’s offline mode, announced alongside the email client’s major redesign, now started rolling out to more users. With it, users can compose, read, and send emails even without a Wi-Fi connection.

Apps/Software May 15, 2018

Facebook Suspends Almost 200 Apps After Looking At Thousands Of 'Suspicious' Apps

Facebook announced their latest update regarding an investigation that is focusing on applications that might have misused users’ private data. After looking at thousands of items, around 200 apps were banned from the site.

Apps/Software May 14, 2018

Here's What's Coming To Chrome OS: SD Card Support, Gboard, Picture-In-Picture Mode, And More

Google announced a host of new features coming to Chrome OS. The Chrome OS 69 update will arrive in mid-September and will bring Picture-in-Picture mode, SD card support, and more.

Apps/Software May 16, 2018

Future Android P Beta Confirmed To Bring Back The 'Clear All' Button

When the Android P beta removed the Clear All button from Recents, users asked for it back. Now an Android engineer has confirmed that it will come back in a future beta.

Apps/Software May 15, 2018

Snapchat Launches Redesign To Appease 1.2 Million People Who Hated The First Redesign

Snapchat users were not happy with the initial redesign of the app, and now Snapchat unveiled a new redesign to fix some of those flaws. Will this help take care of those users who have left the app over the redesign?

Apps/Software May 11, 2018

YouTube HDR Videos Now Supported On Apple's iPhone X And iPhone 8 Line

The YouTube app now supports HDR video streaming on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The feature kicks in automatically, so no app update is necessary.

Apps/Software May 12, 2018

New Emoji Slider Sticker On Instagram Version 44 Is A Fun Way To Poll Friends

On Thursday, May 10, Instagram released a new emoji slider sticker feature into its platform. The new feature puts a fun spin to polling with more nuanced questions for users and their friends.

Apps/Software May 10, 2018

Android P Beta: How To Install And List Of Compatible Smartphones

Google announced Android P at Google's annual I/O 2018 conference on Tuesday, May 8. Now, the official public beta of the operating system has arrived and can be installed on 11 compatible smartphones.

Apps/Software May 11, 2018

Google Assistant Is Getting 6 New Voices, And You Can Try Them Out Now

Google just released six new voices for the Google Assistant, which makes the total count 8. They were made available only recently, with another one, which is that of John Legend, coming later.

Apps/Software May 10, 2018

Hulu Announces Launch Of Television Guide For Live Streaming Service

Hulu released a new feature that will optimize its subscribers’ ability to watch live television. The video streaming service’s Live TV guide will allow users to flip channels and record shows.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Windows Notepad Get Major Update, Will Now Be Able To Display All Text Files Properly

For more than three decades Notepad couldn't display all text files correctly. Now thanks to a new update, it can finally will. Previously, Notepad wasn't able to find the correct line endings.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Yahoo Has A New Messaging App Called ‘Squirrel,’ And It’s Invite-Only

Yahoo’s new messaging app is called Squirrel, and it features invitation-only conversations. Does it stand a chance in a market already crowded with messaging platforms?

Apps/Software May 10, 2018

Google Maps To Help You Get To Your Destination With Augmented Reality Directions

During I/O 2018, Google showcased how augmented reality can improve Google Maps in helping users navigate around. The company also announced in a blog post that it's adding social and recommendation features to the app.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Fandango Teams Up With Instagram To Get People To The Movies

Fandango turned to Instagram in hopes to increase their moviegoer audience. The movie ticket company added a “Buy Tickets” button to their official Instagram page that would take them to the Fandango website.

Apps/Software May 8, 2018

Gmail App For iOS Gets Google Pay Features: How To Send And Request Money Easily

Gmail for iOS got a new update that adds an email snooze option, as well as the ability to make financial transactions via Google Pay. Here's how to send and request money through the Gmail iOS app.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Facebook Rolls Out New Update That Includes Rewinding Live Videos

Facebook enhanced the Facebook Live experience for both app users and publishers. It added several new features such as the Live Rewind and crossposting that is expected to expand the social media network’s video services.

Apps/Software May 8, 2018

Ticketmaster Might Soon Replace Tickets With Facial Recognition

In the future, you might be able to walk into a concert with just your face, no ticket required. Ticketmaster and Live Nation have invested in a company called Blink Identity that claims to have sophisticated facial recognition technology.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Rumor: Twitter Is Testing An Encrypted Messaging Feature

Twitter’s newest feature is end-to-end encryption for direct messages, something a number of users have been requesting for a long time. The feature shows up in the latest Twitter APK, indicating imminent rollout.

Apps/Software May 8, 2018

Microsoft Introduces Cortana And Alexa Integration At Microsoft Build Conference

Microsoft shocked the technology world when it announced a collaboration with Amazon at the 2018 Microsoft Build Conference. The companies are working on a way to integrate their two smart assistants.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

Instagram Might Incorporate Music Into Its App, According To Leaked Code

A piece of Instagram’s code has been leaked to the public. This leaked piece of code previewed that the social media network might integrate music into future software updates.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

There Will Be No Ads On Facebook Dating App: Why This Matters

You won’t see ads on Facebook’s online dating service, the company confirms. That’s probably a wise move for a company that’s embroiled in one of the worst data scandals in history.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

WhatsApp Black Dot Prank Message Crashes App: Here's How It Works

A WhatsApp prank message, featuring a black dot, is causing the app to hang and crash on Android smartphones for users who accept its dare. Here is the secret behind the seemingly innocent message.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

Custom GIF Creation Now Coming To Gboard For Android

The Android version of Gboard now lets users create custom GIFs, just like on iOS. The feature is still in beta, however, so other folks might have to wait a bit before getting the new tool.

Apps/Software May 5, 2018

Google Assistant Now Lets You Buy Movie Tickets: Here’s How

OK Google — buy me tickets for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.' That’s right, Google Assistant now allows in-app ticket purchases, and you don’t even have to download the Fandango app.

Apps/Software May 5, 2018

Vine Co-Founder Postpones App's Sequel V2 Indefinitely: 'I'm Very, Very Sorry'

On Friday, May 4, Vine Founder Dom Hoffman said that the sequel to social media app Vine called V2 is delayed indefinitely. He originally announced the app was going to launch by the summer of 2018.

Apps/Software May 4, 2018

Google Chrome Crashing, Freezing After Windows 10 April 2018 Update? Microsoft Is Working On It

A bug within the Windows 10 April Update is causing devices to freeze or crash when using Google Chrome. Microsoft, Google, and Intel are now working on a fix.

Apps/Software May 6, 2018

Shopping Will Soon Be Possible Directly On Instagram

Get ready to go shopping on Instagram. The app is starting to incorporate native payments for some partners and if all goes well, Instagram could end up being a key player in the e-commerce space.

Apps/Software May 4, 2018

Facebook Used Your Instagram Photos To Train Its Image Recognition AI: Another Privacy Issue?

To enhance its image recognition technology, Facebook has the best source of images in the world: Instagram. Could this be another privacy issue for the company, though?

Apps/Software May 5, 2018

Facebook Is Redesigning Messenger To Make It Simpler, Cleaner, Faster

Facebook is radically redesigning its Messenger app to cut certain bloat and make a cleaner, simpler interface. Messenger Lite users, is it time to switch back?

Apps/Software May 2, 2018

Facebook Dating App Unveiled: Zuckerberg Throws Shade At Tinder

A Facebook dating app is coming soon, which will match users with potential love interests according to their dating profiles. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the service and took the opportunity to throw shade at other dating apps such as Tinder.

Apps/Software May 2, 2018

The 5 Best New Features Arriving On Instagram Today

Facebook revealed new Instagram features at the F8 developer conference. Instagram users will now have access to video chat, new augmented reality filters, and integration with Spotify.

Apps/Software May 1, 2018

Oculus Working On Immersive Theater: Viewers Will Interact With Actors In Virtual Reality

Oculus is working on a so-called immersive theater, which will be a new form of virtual reality entertainment. Virtual reality headset wearers will enter a virtual world where they can interact with actors who will provide an interactive performance.

Apps/Software May 1, 2018

MoviePass No Longer Allows You To Watch The Same Movie More Than Once

MoviePass won’t let you watch a film twice unlike before. The move is part of the company’s plan not to bleed even more money because of its too-good-to-be-true service.

Apps/Software April 28, 2018

Facebook Messenger Kids Getting Sleep Mode Giving Parents Greater Control Over Usage

Facebook Messenger Kids will be getting a new feature that allows parents to control at what times children can access the app called Sleep Mode. This app gets a major change after facing criticisms.

Apps/Software May 1, 2018

Facebook Ad Wants You To Remember The Good Old Days: Before 'Data Misuse' And Fake News

Facebook released a video as part of its latest advertising campaign. The video highlighted how good Facebook has been before the issues of data misuse, fake news, and more came.

Apps/Software April 28, 2018

Google Debuts Standalone ‘Tasks’ App For A Simpler And Uncluttered To-Do Experience

Google’s new Tasks app offers standard to-do list functionalities in a clean, simple, and no-frills package. Better yet, it’s part of G Suite, meaning it might stay here for a while, unlike Google’s other failed projects.

Apps/Software April 26, 2018

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