Apps

  • Tinder Experiences Outage Following Recent Update

    Tinder Experiences Outage Following Recent Update

    A number of Tinder users are reporting issues logging into the service, seeing new people, editing profiles as well as sending messages. The problems began last night for some, though it’s not clear yet if the outage is affecting all users or just a portion. Users’ complaints, however, followed yesterday’s roll-out of the new version of the Tinder app, which introduced… Read More

  • Twitter Is Winning The Live Streaming Battle

    Twitter Is Winning The Live Streaming Battle

    Following its acquisition of live streaming app Periscope, Twitter has been actively fighting to make sure its service beats that of independent competitor Meerkat, which had a slightly earlier start. In recent weeks, Twitter has made changes to cut off Meerkat’s access to Twitter’s social graph, and even began pushing celebrities and publishers to stop using Meerkat. Those… Read More

  • Spring, The Shoppable Instagram, Closes $25M In Series B

    Spring, The Shoppable Instagram, Closes $25M In Series B

    Spring, the Instagram for shopping, has today closed $25 million in Series B funding led by Box Group, with participation by Yuri Millner, Groupe Arnault, Google Ventures, and Thrive Capital. Spring has raised a total of $32.5 million. Alongside the funding announcement, Spring (created by David Tisch and his brother Alan Tisch in August 2014) is also launching an Android version of the app… Read More

  • Introji Are Emoji For More Complex Emotional States

    Introji Are Emoji For More Complex Emotional States

    Introji is a project aiming to bring some much needed emotional nuance to emoji — by crowdsourcing an alternative emoji app for introverts. Read More

  • Gaming Startup Code Kingdoms Exits Beta On A Quest To Get Kids Coding

    Gaming Startup Code Kingdoms Exits Beta On A Quest To Get Kids Coding

    Making learning to code accessible, fun and engaging is the jumping off point of London-based startup Code Kingdoms, which has today launched out of beta, after trialling its game for the past year with around 25,000 kids and 700 schools. Read More

  • Wikipedia’s New iOS App Sees An Improved Design, Adds Social Features With Shareable “Fact Cards”

    Wikipedia’s New iOS App Sees An Improved Design, Adds Social Features With Shareable “Fact Cards”

    The Wikimedia Foundation has been steadily rolling out updates to the Wikipedia mobile experience in recent months, and today that trend continues as the organization rolls out a brand-new iOS app. This release is focused on improvements to the visual design of Wikipedia’s app, better search, and includes the addition of social features that allow you to share facts and images with… Read More

  • Dormi Turns Android Smartphones Or Tablets Into A Video Baby Monitor

    Dormi Turns Android Smartphones Or Tablets Into A Video Baby Monitor

    A number of companies today leverage the ubiquity of smartphones in order to offer parents “connected” baby monitoring systems that can be accessed from anywhere. Often, as with devices like NapTime or Evoz, these include a monitor and camera of some sort and an accompanying mobile app. But a startup called Dormi has historically offered a different take – instead of selling… Read More

  • Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

    Micro-Investment App Acorns Raises $23 Million Led By Greycroft, e.Ventures

    Acorns, the micro-investment app that sets up a portfolio for you by collecting your spare change, has today announced the close of a $23 million Series C financing, led by Greycroft Ventures and e.Ventures, with participation from Sound Ventures, Garland Capital, and MATH Venture Partners. This brings Acorns’ total amount raised to $32 million. The company, which rounds up to the… Read More

  • Tinder Cuddles Up To Instagram In Latest Update

    Tinder Cuddles Up To Instagram In Latest Update

    Tinder released an update today that integrates directly with Instagram, letting users scroll through the Instagram profiles of their potential matches within the app itself. Tinder now also supports common connections, letting users see the degree to which they’re separated from a person based on the social graph, as well as presenting all Facebook interests instead of just common… Read More

  • Tumblr 4.0 Arrives On iOS With Better Blogging Tools, Filtered Search, And A New Widget

    Tumblr 4.0 Arrives On iOS With Better Blogging Tools, Filtered Search, And A New Widget

    Tumblr this morning has begun to roll out a sizable update to its iOS application with the release of Tumblr 4.0. The new application, which also now appears under a revamped app icon, includes a number of features previously available only on desktop, like the ability to create secondary blogs on the fly or submit to submission blogs, for example. Meanwhile, other additions are… Read More

  • Kaspersky Releases A CoinVault Ransomware Remover

    Kaspersky Releases A CoinVault Ransomware Remover

    Chalk one up for the good guys. Anti-virus maker Kaspersky has released an fix for those suffering from the CoinVault ransomware, a piece of software that encrypts your private files and decrypts them when you pay a certain amount of bitcoin to a random wallet. It’s a horrible piece of malware. Luckily the creators didn’t quite lock down their system properly and there is now plenty… Read More

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