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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Yahoo Finance launches social savings app Tanda, an alternative to credit cards

    Yahoo Finance launches social savings app Tanda, an alternative to credit cards

    Yahoo Finance today launched a new app called Tanda that allows small groups of either five or nine people to save money together for short-term goals. The app uses the concept of a “money pool” – that is, everyone participating in one Tanda’s collaborative savings circles will pay a fixed amount to the group’s savings pot every month. And every month, one member… Read More

  • OnePlus confirms up to 40,000 customers were impacted by credit card hack

    OnePlus confirms up to 40,000 customers were impacted by credit card hack

    If you gave your credit card number to OnePlus sometime between mid-November and last week, your card may have been compromised. The smartphone maker confirmed this morning through its online forum that upwards of 40,000 customers may have had their numbers exposed to hackers. “Only a small subset of our customers is affected,” a spokesperson for the company told… Read More

  • Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

    Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

    Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including Australia, and select institutions in Europe last November. The… Read More

  • Clever looks to give teachers and students an easy-to-track progress report

    Clever looks to give teachers and students an easy-to-track progress report

    The classic problem of how teachers should devote resources to their students, such as helping students that are struggling in specific areas, is one that’s still ever-present — but it needs a deceptively-simple approach to making that more manageable, even if it’s just a colored progress bar if Clever CEO Tyler Bosmeny gets his way. That’s why Clever, a portal for… Read More

  • WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select markets

    WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select markets

    WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., ahead of its planned worldwide rollout. The addition of business profiles and new messaging tools aimed at business customers is part of the company’s broader plan to generate revenue by charging larger enterprises for advanced tools to… Read More

  • Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

    Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

    If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you’ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin adapter, even though most of us have already moved on to Lightning, wireless charging and USB-C. Nomad’s new wireless USB hub really cuts down on clutter, and makes it easy to charge what you need to charge, when you need to charge it. Read More

  • Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

    Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

    Instagram now lets some users slap background-less GIFs sourced from Giphy onto their Instagram Stories. Rolling out for wider testing with a Giphy-branded design, the new GIF sticker engine could further differentiate Instagram Stories from Snapchat, which has yet to embrace the animation trend. Read More

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