Sarah Perez

Sarah currently works as a writer for TechCrunch, after having previously spent over three years at ReadWriteWeb. Prior to becoming a professional blogger, Sarah worked in I.T. across a number of industries, including banking, retail and software.

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  • Tumblr launches live video support in partnership with YouTube, YouNow and others

    Tumblr launches live video support in partnership with YouTube, YouNow and others

    Tumblr this morning announced support for live video on its service, confirming our report from yesterday that such a move was in the works. The feature will allow Tumblr users to live stream video directly to their followers’ Dashboards, and will also send out push notifications when users go live or reblog a live stream. Along with the announcement comes further clarification on how… Read More

  • Microsoft Flow, a tool for managing workflows, launches on iOS

    Microsoft Flow, a tool for managing workflows, launches on iOS

    Microsoft Flow, the company’s recently launched workflow management tool, has now arrived on mobile in the form of an iOS application. Essentially a direct competitor to IFTTT, Microsoft Flow debuted in April on the web, offering an interface that lets you mash up up two or more cloud services in order to create workflows –  like those that let you automate file… Read More

  • Tumblr to launch live video on Tuesday

    Tumblr to launch live video on Tuesday

    Twitter has Periscope. Amazon has Twitch. Google has YouTube’s live streaming. And Facebook has Facebook Live. Now, Tumblr is getting into live video, too. The company is preparing to launch a new live video feature on its service, beginning tomorrow, which will introduce a series of live broadcasts as well as a user-facing feature that could compete with Facebook Live, among… Read More

  • Apple invites developers to test the new App Store Search Ads

    Apple invites developers to test the new App Store Search Ads

    Over the weekend, Apple began inviting developers to beta test the App Store’s new Search Ads. Announced in advance of the company’s 2016 Worldwide Developer Conference this month, Search Ads are perhaps one of the biggest changes to the way the App Store operates in years, as it will allow developers to bid to become the top-ranked result when users perform a search by… Read More

  • Fitbit’s newest feature reminds you to go to bed

    Fitbit’s newest feature reminds you to go to bed

    Sleep is an important part of your overall health and wellbeing, which is why Fitbit this morning is rolling out a new feature that will help you establish a more consistent sleep routine as well as send reminders when it’s time to go to bed. While several of Fitbit’s bands already enable sleep tracking, this new setting called “Sleep Schedule” is focused on helping… Read More

  • Tablo launches its live TV and DVR app for Apple TV

    Tablo launches its live TV and DVR app for Apple TV

    Looking to cut the cord and have a new Apple TV? A new app from Tablo can help. Launching shortly for Apple TV 4th generation devices — the new models that include access to the Apple TV App Store — the app allows you to both stream live television and watch recorded programs. The app works in conjunction with the company’s Tablo DVR, a $200 device that can access… Read More

  • Domino’s backs out of free pizza promotion with T-Mobile due to higher-than-expected demand

    Domino’s backs out of free pizza promotion with T-Mobile due to higher-than-expected demand

    T-Mobile’s latest “un-carrier” move — an attempt to reward its customers with freebies offered via an app called T-Mobile Tuesdays — has been just a bit too popular. Demand for the app and its various promotions was so high that the app crashed under the influx of customers right out of the gate. And now, one of the best deals it offered — free… Read More

  • Apple ordered to stop selling two iPhone models in China [Updated]

    Apple ordered to stop selling two iPhone models in China [Updated]

    A Beijing court has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the city, having ruled that the phone’s design is too similar to a Chinese brand. The infringement claims were brought against Apple by Shenzhen Baili for its 100C smartphone, says the Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau. Apple can still appeal the decision. [See updated at bottom with Apple’s… Read More

  • Google opens a Research Center in Europe

    Google opens a Research Center in Europe

    Google announced this morning it’s opening a dedicated machine learning research center in Europe, which will be based in its Zurich office. The center will focus on the development of products and research in the areas of Machine Intelligence. Specifically, says Google, it will research ways to improve machine learning infrastructure as well as how to put it into practical use. Read More

  • Facebook rolls out a new look for Messenger

    Facebook rolls out a new look for Messenger

    Following this week’s news that Messenger for Android users can now use the app for SMS, Facebook announced this morning a new look for its mobile messaging app that aims to offer more than just a simple list of recent conversations. While those will remain at the top of the screen, they’ll now be followed by new sections showing your Favorite contacts, friends’ birthdays, and… Read More

  • Fixed, the app that helps you fight tickets, gets acquired by a law firm

    Fixed, the app that helps you fight tickets, gets acquired by a law firm

    Sometimes the government, not the startup, wins. Case in point: Fixed, the company that began as a tool to help drivers fight their parking tickets through the use technology, has been acquired. Fixed had struggled to get cities to accept its submissions, having faced everything from being blocked from cities’ ticket websites to agencies simply unplugging their fax machine so… Read More

  • Evie brings instant search to Android

    Evie brings instant search to Android

    Most smartphone users download zero apps per month, and only tend to use around a half-dozen of their installed apps on a regular basis. Meanwhile, there are millions of native applications available today that offer a better experience than using the mobile web. The problem is finding these apps and easily accessing them at the right time. Read More

  • Netflix finally gets picture-in-picture support on iPad

    Netflix finally gets picture-in-picture support on iPad

    It’s taken quite some time, but Netflix has finally released a version of its application for iOS that takes advantage of the picture-in-picture feature introduced last year with the debut of iOS 9. Available on select iPads, this option lets you continue watching a video on Netflix after closing the app using the Home button or by switching to a different application. When you do so… Read More

  • Apple kills the Game Center app, but the service will continue

    Apple kills the Game Center app, but the service will continue

    With the introduction of iOS 10, Apple will finally allow users to delete the pre-installed apps – like Compass, Stocks, Tips, Maps, Watch, and more – from their smartphones and tablets. But there’s one app that you won’t need to remove: Game Center. Apple confirms that Game Center will continue as a service, but it will no longer be available as a standalone… Read More

  • Hulu’s VR app arrives on Oculus Rift

    Hulu’s VR app arrives on Oculus Rift

    Hulu is bringing VR content to Oculus Rift headsets, the company announced this morning. Through the company’s Hulu VR app, launched earlier this year for Samsung Gear VR devices, viewers will be able to access over 30 original VR programs, as well as stream Hulu’s entire 2D library in an immersive 3D environment and watch Live Nation concerts. Along with the launch on Oculus… Read More

  • Sling TV hits Apple TV with a new interface, more channels

    Sling TV hits Apple TV with a new interface, more channels

    Sling TV, Dish’s internet-based streaming TV service for cord cutters, has rolled out a number of changes to coincide with its debut on Apple TV, announced yesterday at Apple’s WWDC keynote. The company also launched a dozen Viacom channels across both its service tiers, including popular additions like Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Nick Jr., Spike and more. The Sling TV app is… Read More

  • Apple releases new App Store Review Guidelines, doesn’t yet clarify rules around subscriptions

    Apple releases new App Store Review Guidelines, doesn’t yet clarify rules around subscriptions

    As part of the slew of news released this week as part of Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, the company has also re-written its App Store Review Guidelines – the documentation that developers use to determine which apps will be accepted or rejected following their submission to the App Store. Apple notes that the guidelines themselves haven’t changed, they’ve… Read More

  • Apple unbundles its native apps like Mail, Maps, Music and more, puts them in the App Store

    Apple unbundles its native apps like Mail, Maps, Music and more, puts them in the App Store

    Apple today has made a big change to its suite of native applications for iOS devices, like Mail, Stocks, Compass, Calculator, Watch, Weather and others: it’s now making these available as standalone downloads in the iTunes App Store. What that means for end users of iOS devices is that these apps will be updated more often – just like third-party applications are today. Read More

  • Furniture resell marketplace Move Loot is getting acquired

    Furniture resell marketplace Move Loot is getting acquired

    Move Loot, the online secondhand furniture marketplace that offered a full-service pickup, delivery, storage and listing service for buyers and sellers, has been having a lot of issues recently. The company claims that an acquisition is in process and will complete in a few weeks, but declined to give further details on the buyer. In the meantime, customers have been left frustrated and… Read More

  • Apple’s App Store hits 2M apps, 130B downloads, $50B paid to developers

    Apple’s App Store hits 2M apps, 130B downloads, $50B paid to developers

    This morning at Apple’s annual WWDC event, CEO Tim Cook gave attendees an update on the sizable growth of its App Store and the developer community in general. Today, he announced the company hit a new milestone with the App Store: there are now over 2 million apps on the App Store – up from 1.5 million announced this time last year. And those apps have been downloaded 130… Read More

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