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 sof

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

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

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 g

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

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

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

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” – th

Wype will come clean your car where it sits

Recently, I wrote about Wyper, the Tinder of car shopping. That prompted Andy Kim, co-founder of Wype, to contact me. His business is one letter off from Wyper, after all, so in the interest of disamb

Want your app to be #1 on the App Store? Just give away a free sandwich

Chick-fil-A just launched Chick-fil-A One, their new app that offers mobile payments, order ahead, a rewards program and more. Specifically, customers will be able to customize their order on the app

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 t

Get fit for summer with these workout apps

Summer is almost here, which means... it’s time to download some workout apps! TechCrunch tested out dozens of the best fitness apps and we narrowed it down to our three favorites.

Instagram officially announces its new business tools

Instagram this morning officially announced the launch of its tools for business users, including new business profiles, analytics and the ability to turn Instagram posts into ads directly from the In

Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use

Apple’s iTunes App Store is home to over 1.5 million apps and Google Play hosts over 2 million, but the number of apps that actually get installed and used on consumers’ devices is still

Photomyne grabs $2.6 million to bring your old photos online

If you have albums and shoeboxes stuffed with old photos, a startup called Photomyne wants to help you scan those photos, in order to bring them online where they can be saved and shared. Now the Te

Wyper fancies itself the Tinder of car shopping

The new iOS and Android app Wyper brings the swipe left-swipe right matchmaking magic of Tinder to car shopping. When I spoke with creator Aaron Rosenthal, the app had only been out of beta and availa

Zolt helps you stay on the pulse with customized news summaries

We get it, you're a busy person, and life moves at 132 MPH. But you still want to keep your finger on the pulse, if for no other reason to not be completely out of the loop at the office water cooler,

FullContact launches a better alternative to your Mac’s built-in Contacts app

Managing a large database of contacts can get messy, which is why a number of startups over the years have attempted to tackle this space with a wide variety of apps that attempt to streamline the pro

GoDaddy made an app for entrepreneurs to get feedback on their startup ideas

While most associate GoDaddy with domains, the company has become an integral part of supporting small businesses around the world. Whether this is by providing email hosting, website creation, or

Microsoft tries its hand at a news bot with Rowe

Like everyone else these days, Microsoft sure loves its bots. Now, the company has rolled out its own news-finding bot called “Rowe,” which lives inside the latest version of Microsoft&#8
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