Apps

  • Peanut is a Tinder-like app for making new mom friends

    Peanut is a Tinder-like app for making new mom friends

    Being a new parent can become an isolating experience, where you’re thrust into a world of playdates over happy hours – a change that can lead to dwindling time spent with friends who share a different schedule and set of priorities. A new app called Peanut, now available on iOS, wants to help. The app connects moms with others like them, who are nearby and interested in… Read More

  • Facebook can now replace your weather app

    Facebook can now replace your weather app

    Facebook is rolling out a useful new feature that puts a full weather forecast inside its mobile app and desktop site. The feature is accessible from News Feed or the mobile app’s “More” menu — the section that links you to areas like Friends, Events, Groups, Pages and other key Facebook features like On This Day or Saved items. Within the Weather section, you can view… Read More

  • Encrypted chat app Signal tests “next generation” voice and video calling

    Encrypted chat app Signal tests “next generation” voice and video calling

    Signal, the encrypted chat application praised by Edward Snowden, is looking to move beyond messaging and into video. A new beta version of the app, now in testing, has enabled “next generation voice and video calling” features, according to the app’s changelog. Beta users are able to try the new features with others who also have the setting enabled. The changes were… Read More

  • OOO is a camera toy that lets you play with zoom, make mini music videos

    OOO is a camera toy that lets you play with zoom, make mini music videos

    One of Snapchat’s more clever ideas was not its disappearing messages, but that the smartphone camera should be a toy. Along those same lines, but on a lesser scale, a new app called OOO is meant to be a fun, little camera toy that lets you play with your video. Instead of trying to help you craft the “perfect” shot, the app lets you rapidly zoom in and out on as quickly or… Read More

  • Google & H&M’s Ivyrevel will make you a dress customized using your personal data

    Google & H&M’s Ivyrevel will make you a dress customized using your personal data

    At last year’s Google I/O developer conference, Google introduced a new Awareness API that would allow for smarter applications that could understand where you were, what you were doing, what’s nearby, and even the weather, in order to more intelligently react to your current situation. Today, Google introduced a new application that’s taking advantage of this sort of data… Read More

  • WhatsApp tests real-time location sharing in its app

    WhatsApp tests real-time location sharing in its app

    Facebook may be distancing itself from location-sharing between friends in its own app, but Facebook-owned WhatsApp appears to moving in this direction. A new feature spotted in the beta version of the popular mobile messaging software shows that WhatsApp has developed a real-time location-tracking option that could be used among the app’s friends. The addition was spotted this week… Read More

  • This app uses spectral analysis to analyze objects and their makeup

    This app uses spectral analysis to analyze objects and their makeup

    Normally, if the creators of an app claimed that it could look inside things and tell you their constituent parts, I would tell you to go peddle your snake oil elsewhere. But this app is from veteran R&D group Fraunhofer — so it may very well be the real thing. Read More

  • CapGenius’ caption keyboard for iPhone ups your social media game

    CapGenius’ caption keyboard for iPhone ups your social media game

    Trying and failing to be clever on social media? Want your friends to think you’re naturally funny? A new app called CapGenius aims to help. This fun little addition to your iPhone keyboard offers a search engine for quips, puns, quotes, lyrics and other phrases that you can quickly pop into your Instagram posts, status updates, snaps, tweets, texts, and more. The app was created by… Read More

  • Facebook’s new “Discover People” feature wants to help you make friends

    Facebook’s new “Discover People” feature wants to help you make friends

    Facebook is rolling out a new section on mobile called “Discover People,” which encourages users to introduce themselves by updating their profile, then scroll through a list of upcoming events to see who else may also be going, as well as browse through lists of people in their city or who share the same employer. The feature, designed to facilitate connections between people… Read More

  • LEGO Life is a new social network where kids can share their creations

    LEGO Life is a new social network where kids can share their creations

    Club Penguin may be shutting down, but there’s a new social network for kids arriving today from LEGO. The company known for its physical blocks and building sets is launching LEGO Life, a safe, online space where kids can share their LEGO creations, and connect with a broader community. Available as an iOS and Android application, the social network is aimed at those under the age of… Read More

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