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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  • 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

  • Instagram’s new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes live

    Instagram’s new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes live

    If you’re looking at your Instagram today, you might notice something has changed: older posts from friends and other accounts you care about are now appearing above those that were shared more recently. Yes, the new Instagram algorithm that rearranges the order of posts to show you the “best” posts first is now going live. We already knew that the company was planning… Read More

  • PHIND’s new app will help you discover places, see if they’re buzzing

    PHIND’s new app will help you discover places, see if they’re buzzing

    A visual technology and search startup called PHIND took the stage at last year’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY to debut what it was then calling a “Shazam for places” – that is, an app that let you snap a photo to learn about the world around you. Today, roughly a year later, PHIND is launching its production version, which focuses on helping users discover new… Read More

  • Amazon Alexa now has over 1,000 Skills, up from 135 in January

    Amazon Alexa now has over 1,000 Skills, up from 135 in January

    Amazon’s Echo speaker, and its descendents, Dot and Tap, are growing in popularity as consumers’ preferred “smart” speakers and the voice computing platform for the home. But they’re also encouraging a wave of developer interest, in the form of add-ons dubbed “skills” which allow you to teach Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa new tricks, like… Read More

  • Walmart will test last-mile grocery delivery via Uber, Lyft and Deliv

    Walmart will test last-mile grocery delivery via Uber, Lyft and Deliv

    Walmart and Sam’s Club will begin testing last-mile grocery delivery that uses services including Uber, Lyft and Deliv, to bring customers’ orders to their homes. The announcement is being made at Walmart’s annual shareholders week in Arkansas, and comes following the launch of a similar pilot program in Miami in March. There, Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is using… Read More

  • Selfie, Shrug, ROFL, Face Palm, Whiskey, Clowns and more among new emoji arriving in June

    Selfie, Shrug, ROFL, Face Palm, Whiskey, Clowns and more among new emoji arriving in June

    New emoji are coming! The organization that approves new emoji before they hit your keyboard has just announced 72 more emoji which will be added to the Unicode standard (Unicode 9.0) later this month. This selection includes several fun additions, including those reflective of internet slang – for example, Rolling on the Floor Laughing – which has its roots in the… Read More

  • Google launches a simpler website testing tool aimed at small businesses

    Google launches a simpler website testing tool aimed at small businesses

    Google today is launching a new tool aimed at helping business owners determine how well their website performs on the mobile web, including on both smartphones and tablets. Given that mobile searches surpassed desktop search for the first time last fall, it’s critical for website owners – but also for Google – that the sites showing up in search results are accessible… Read More

  • Instacart becomes the default ingredients-buying app for Food Network’s websites

    Instacart becomes the default ingredients-buying app for Food Network’s websites

    Instacart this morning announced a new partnership with Food Network, which will see the grocery delivery service’s technology integrated across the network’s sizable websites, FoodNetwork.com and Food.com, which today include over half a million recipes. This will allow users who are browsing recipes online to click a button to add ingredients they need to their Instacart… Read More

  • Google tests a feature that tells you which apps to remove when you run out of room on your phone

    Google tests a feature that tells you which apps to remove when you run out of room on your phone

    Running out of room on your smartphone is a problem many mobile consumers have today, thanks to sizable photo, video, and music libraries saved on their device. That means that when these users try to download a new app, that process may fail due to a lack of disk space. Since mid-May, Google been testing a new feature that could help solve this problem. Thanks to an updated user interface… Read More

  • Google Fiber’s TV Boxes add support for Google Cast

    Google Fiber’s TV Boxes add support for Google Cast

    Google Fiber, the company’s steadily expanding gigabit internet service, will now more easily work with Google Cast – the technology that powers Chromecast – the company announced this morning. Instead of requiring subscribers to use a device like Chromecast, Google Cast will actually be integrated directly into their Fiber TV Box, says Google. This allows customers to… Read More

  • Apple TV begins hiding apps from the charts if you have them installed

    Apple TV begins hiding apps from the charts if you have them installed

    Apple rolled out a small but interesting change to its Apple TV App Store Top Charts recently, which, for the first time, are now personalized to the individual user. Instead of simply showing a list of the Top Paid, Top Free and Top Grossing apps on the platform, the charts are now hiding listings for those TV apps you already have installed. The change was initially noticed by app… Read More

  • Google’s My Account will now help both iOS and Android users find their lost phones

    Google’s My Account will now help both iOS and Android users find their lost phones

    Google has announced an update to its “My Account” service launched last year which will now include a feature that helps users find their lost or stolen phone. You’ll soon be able to find this new option just by googling “I lost my phone,” the company says. While Google already offered tools for Android users with missing devices, this expands Google’s… Read More

  • Armarium lets you borrow luxury fashion from your smartphone

    Armarium lets you borrow luxury fashion from your smartphone

    A number of startups want to make wearing the latest – and in some cases, luxury – fashion more affordable, including Rent the Runway, Le Tote, Gwynniebee, The Ms. Collection, and others. These companies offer to rent out clothing, instead of selling garments new. Today, welcome the latest to join this crowd: a new on-demand app called Armarium is launching to serve those with… Read More

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