Apps

  • True Foodies wants to turn you into a true foodie

    True Foodies wants to turn you into a true foodie

    Joanne Carter worked for McDonald’s for 15 years. But she always prefered foie gras to cheeseburgers. Her new job as co-founder and CEO of For True Foodies Only — a bootstrapped company that’s about to launch an app for chefs and foodies — is probably more consistent with her culinary inclination. A native of Toronto, Canada, Carter started her career at… Read More

  • Todoist gets serious about business with new collaboration features

    Todoist gets serious about business with new collaboration features

    Todoist is already a useful service for your personal todo lists, but the company also lets you create shared projects so that you can share lists and assign tasks to your coworkers. Todoist now plans to completely overhaul its collaboration features so that Todoist Business becomes a full-fledged task management service for enterprise users. There will be five major updates to Todoist… Read More

  • Doppler Labs intros Here One, with improved live audio tuning and music streaming

    Doppler Labs intros Here One, with improved live audio tuning and music streaming

    The folks at Doppler Labs have come a long way in a few short years. The company, led by Noah Kraft and Fritz Lanman, first launched with a fully mechanical ear plug for concerts. Last year, they launched the Here Active Listening System, which put a tiny micro-computer in their users’ ears, letting them control which frequencies they want to hear. Today, however, all those steps… Read More

  • Facebook rolls out Slideshow movie-maker to compete with Google and Apple

    Facebook rolls out Slideshow movie-maker to compete with Google and Apple

    Most people can’t shoot compelling videos, and static photos are boring. That’s why the tech giants are all pushing their own versions of automatic movie makers based on your media. This month, Apple announced its version called Memories coming to iOS 10 Photos, Google Photos already has its Movies Assistant and today Facebook is rolling out Slideshow to all iOS users around… Read More

  • Facebook launches human-curated Featured Events list

    Facebook launches human-curated Featured Events list

    Approximately 550 million people use Facebook Events each month, with 60 percent of connections to events happening serendipitously in the News Feed. But Facebook is giving hardcore extroverts seeking more parties a new Featured Events list full of hand-picked gatherings. Starting today, iOS users in 10 U.S. cities will see the option for Featured Events in a carousel atop their list of… Read More

  • Leet debuts a simple app for sharing your best gameplay highlights

    Leet debuts a simple app for sharing your best gameplay highlights

    Services like YouTube Gaming and Twitch are great for watching videos and live streams from your favorite gamers, but a new app called Leet, launching now, has a slightly different take. Instead of focusing on live-streamed gameplay and real-time chat, Leet lets gamers share short highlights from their favorite console or PC games to its online community and the social web. Others can then… Read More

  • Twitter adds stickers to photo uploads

    Twitter adds stickers to photo uploads

    People seem to like editing photos through social media, which comes as no surprise with today’s announcement from Twitter: stickers. Made to be plastered over your new photos, Twitter is making sure that emojis, props, accessories, and anything else of the sort is available to add to that penchant of decorating images you post online. Twitter’s new stickers are also… Read More

  • You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app

    You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app

    TraffickCam is an app developed by the Exchange Initiative, an organization fighting back against sex trafficking. The goal of the new app is to build a national database of photos of the insides of hotel rooms to help law enforcement match images posted by sex traffickers to locations. The app will also be useful to help locate victims — and the people who put them in their predicament. Read More

  • The app boom is not over Crunch Network

    The app boom is not over

    There’s a new wave of reporting focused on the post-app era. Recode announced “The app boom is over.” Quartz points out how most users never download any apps. Let me be very clear: The app boom is not over. There has never been a better time to be an apps developer. Read More

  • Oculus removes hardware DRM that locked games onto its headset

    Oculus removes hardware DRM that locked games onto its headset

    An Oculus update posted today quietly removes a feature that blocked Oculus software from being played on other headsets — something that the community has been up in arms about for a month. The removal is essentially a mea culpa from Oculus, which over the last few weeks has faced hard questions from press and users about its strategy in locking down content to its own platform. Read More

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