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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  • How Microsoft will put LinkedIn to work in Office

    How Microsoft will put LinkedIn to work in Office

    There are a number of ways that Microsoft plans to take advantage of its $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition, ranging from data-gathering to getting a foothold in social to plans for re-imagining the recruitment and talent management businesses and more. But one of the more straightforward integration opportunities between the two companies is LinkedIn’s integration with Microsoft… Read More

  • Emojifi suggests emoji as you type, based on tags

    Emojifi suggests emoji as you type, based on tags

    Making it easier to type using emoji is something a number of companies are working on. Microsoft’s SwiftKey is testing an app that offers emoji suggestions as you type, for example. Google’s iOS keyboard app Gboard debuted with emoji search. Now there’s an app for Android users called Emojifi which has a new idea. Instead of making users switch to a new keyboard, Emojifi… Read More

  • Facebook forces its photo-sharing app Moments to the top of the App Store

    Facebook forces its photo-sharing app Moments to the top of the App Store

    Facebook is continuing its heavy-handed push to get users to install its private photo-sharing app Moments. The company’s latest move – warning people some of their photos will be deleted if the app isn’t installed – has managed to make Moments the number one app in the App Store. Users are being given a deadline of July 7th to move to Moments or download their… Read More

  • BitCam is a fun, retro camera app for “your mini pocket computer”

    BitCam is a fun, retro camera app for “your mini pocket computer”

    If your early days on the internet involved dial-up modems, slow-loading pages, and low-res graphics, then you’ll get a kick out of a new app called BitCam. The app, which hails from Iconfactory, best known as the makers of popular Twitter client Twitterrific, lets you snap retro-looking images with your iPhone camera. But it’s more than that – the app itself is designed to… Read More

  • Winnie helps parents find family-friendly places, share their experiences

    Winnie helps parents find family-friendly places, share their experiences

    A new mobile app called Winnie is launching today to make parents’ lives a little easier, by offering information about nearby kid-friendly places, as well as detailing what sort of facilities for families a location may have – like stroller access, quiet areas to nurse, changing tables, restrooms, and more. The idea is to make going out with your little ones less stressful… Read More

  • Android’s new Nearby feature will alert you to apps and websites useful at your location

    Android’s new Nearby feature will alert you to apps and websites useful at your location

    At Google’s I/O conference last month, the company introduced the concept of “Instant Apps” – a way of more quickly downloading apps by breaking them into small, runnable pieces that deliver you just the part of the app you need. However, it didn’t address how users would come across these apps in the first place. Today, it’s taking a step toward… Read More

  • Microsoft launches a free trial of Minecraft: Education Edition for teachers to test over the summer

    Microsoft launches a free trial of Minecraft: Education Edition for teachers to test over the summer

    Following up on its promises from January, Microsoft today released a free trial of Minecraft Education Edition – the version of Minecraft meant for use in the classroom – to educators worldwide. This “early access” version of the program includes new features and updated classroom content and curriculum, the company also says. For those unfamiliar with the… Read More

  • Avast expands beyond security with new storage-optimizing app called Photo Space

    Avast expands beyond security with new storage-optimizing app called Photo Space

    Avast is a company best known for its security software, but the days where everyone’s first download to their Windows PC is an anti-virus program are fading into the past. The 25-year old software maker still claims 230 million individuals and businesses using its security applications for mobile and PC, including anti-virus, VPN utilities and other programs, but… Read More

  • Plex’s new app turns the NVIDIA Shield into a media server

    Plex’s new app turns the NVIDIA Shield into a media server

    Plex has for a long time been one of the more popular services for streaming your local content, including music, photos, movies and TV shows you’ve ripped from DVDs – or, ahem otherwise acquired – to other devices. However, its one downside is that it required you to run its media server software on an always-on dedicated PC, Mac, or NAS. That’s no longer the case… Read More

  • Apple to introduce search ads on App Store along with changes to app review, discovery and splits

    Apple to introduce search ads on App Store along with changes to app review, discovery and splits

    Just ahead of its annual WWDC conference, Apple has announced a series of changes to its App Store, aimed at improving the experience for both developers and consumers alike. According to Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, who took over the App Store in December, the company is working to speed up the time it takes apps to go live, revamp how it splits revenue… Read More

  • Would-be Apple Pay rival CurrentC closes beta, future uncertain

    Would-be Apple Pay rival CurrentC closes beta, future uncertain

    CurrentC, a mobile payments app that once aimed to take on Apple Pay, Android Pay and others, is shutting down its beta program, deactivating users’ accounts, and not yet commenting on if or when it will return to the market as a consumer-facing payments application. The news, announced on the CurrentC website this week, follows earlier signs of troubles for the retailer-backed app… Read More

  • Monster snaps up ‘Tinder for jobs’ app, Jobr

    Monster snaps up ‘Tinder for jobs’ app, Jobr

    Monster.com announced this morning it has acquired the San Francisco-based startup Jobr, which had been developing a job-finding app the company described as a Tinder for jobs, thanks to its use of swipe-based gestures. Deal terms were not disclosed, but Jobr had raised $2 million in seed funding in 2014. The app is not being shut down, but will rather be integrated with Monster’s… Read More

  • Ex-Mozilla team behind smart home hub Sense refunds Kickstarter backers, focuses on software

    Ex-Mozilla team behind smart home hub Sense refunds Kickstarter backers, focuses on software

    Earlier this year, a company called Silk Labs, co-founded by former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal, unveiled its plans to address the smart home market with a hub called “Sense,” which interoperates with a home’s connected devices, while also automatically adapting to its owners’ patterns and behavior over time. The device was crowdfunded via a Kickstarter campaign, as a… Read More

  • T-Mobile thanks customers with a new freebies app that hasn’t worked all day

    T-Mobile thanks customers with a new freebies app that hasn’t worked all day

    Hey T-Mobile, this is not how you go about thanking your customers! Yesterday, the mobile operator announced its latest “un-carrier” move – this time, its latest gimmick involves giving away stock to T-Mobile customers and the launch of an app called “T-Mobile Tuesdays” that’s full of freebies. Unfortunately, that app has been down all day as… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Sprightly app lets you create professional designs from your smartphone

    Microsoft’s Sprightly app lets you create professional designs from your smartphone

    Microsoft is taking on Adobe Spark Post and startups like Canva with its new app Sprightly, available today on iOS. Similar to its competitors, the app promises an easy way for smaller businesses to quickly create and design content like fliers, coupons, catalogs, price lists, e-cards and more, as well as quickly share them across social media. Sprightly is a product emerging from… Read More

  • Flag’s new app offers free, ad-supported photo prints, no shipping fees required

    Flag’s new app offers free, ad-supported photo prints, no shipping fees required

    A new application called Flag has launched on the App Store, promising user free photo prints that are actually free – no shipping or handling charges, no credit card required. This is possible because these photo prints will be ad-supported – that is, businesses pay to advertise on the back of the photo. Effectively, it’s an ad that people will never throw away. The… Read More

  • Facebook tests more discreet notifications, instead of tagging friends

    Facebook tests more discreet notifications, instead of tagging friends

    This morning, a friend tagged me on a Facebook post that showed someone hula hooping with her…um, well…her butt. Apparently, he thought this was funny. Thankfully, I have Timeline Review turned on so this kind of content doesn’t immediately appear on my profile for all my friends and family to see. In the future, however, my friend might have a different option for alerting me… Read More

  • Microsoft officially launches Planner, its Trello competitor

    Microsoft officially launches Planner, its Trello competitor

    The Microsoft Office lineup is getting a new addition today: Microsoft Planner, team collaboration software that lets you visually organize plans, assign tasks, share files, chat and more. The new app, first introduced into testing last fall, enters a competitive space which includes pro software like Atlassian’s JIRA Core, as well as other easy-to-use tools from startups like Trello… Read More

  • Dashlane launches a password management tool for the enterprise

    Dashlane launches a password management tool for the enterprise

    Keeping your passwords safe, updated, strong and less vulnerable to hacks is a challenge for everyone – even a few of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s online accounts were hacked over the weekend, for example, likely due to the new dump of LinkedIn account data. That’s where password management software can help. Today, the company behind one of the more popular solutions… Read More

  • Xbox One is getting Cortana in summer update

    Xbox One is getting Cortana in summer update

    Apple TV has Siri. Fire TV has Alexa. And now the Xbox will have Microsoft’s own virtual assistant, Cortana. The company this morning announced a summer update for its Xbox One that will include support for Cortana along with other improvements aimed at unifying the gaming console with the Windows 10 platform, and more. The update will initially arrive for those beta testers in… Read More

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