stories

  • Crunch Report | Apple’s New Video Editing App

    Apple creates a new video editing app called Clips, large electronics are now banned from flights to the U.S. coming from 13 countries and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building full-size passenger pods. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Wattpad debuts Tap, an app for reading chat-style short stories

    Wattpad debuts Tap, an app for reading chat-style short stories

    A new mobile app called Tap, launching today, introduces a different way to read stories on your phone: as text message-like chats. The app is the latest from Wattpad, a social publishing platform for authors whose community now includes over 45 million readers worldwide, who visit its site or its flagship mobile app to read its nearly 250 million stories. With Tap, Wattpad is stepping… Read More

  • WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

    WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

    WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat’s international growth with today’s launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Snapchat Starts Selling Spectacles

    Instagram adds some new features to Stories, Snapchat starts selling Spectacles out of vending machines, Facebook has a misinformation problem, Tusk Holdings tries to find silver lining in Trump and Nasty Gal files for bankruptcy. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Instagram will now let creators add URL links, tag friends, and create Boomerangs in Stories

    Instagram will now let creators add URL links, tag friends, and create Boomerangs in Stories

    Instagram is adding three new features to Stories in what they are calling the biggest update to Stories since its launch. Starting today the company will let creators add URL links to their stories that viewers can navigate to without leaving Instagram, add the ability for users to be “@ mentioned” in someone’s story, and add the ability to add a Boomerang to your story… Read More

  • Snapchat Steps On Twitter’s Toes, Lets You Follow Remote Events Live

    Snapchat Steps On Twitter’s Toes, Lets You Follow Remote Events Live

    Snapchat has just updated its app with a brand new Live section that will incorporate Our Story into everyone’s feed, regardless of location. Our Story is a Snapchat product that lets users contribute snaps to a single Story (or, thread of snaps) from a single event. The product first launched back at Electronic Daisy Carnival, and then went on to Rio, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza. Read More

  • Google+ Stories, Automated Travelogues Built With Your Own Photos And Videos, Arrives On iOS

    Google+ Stories, Automated Travelogues Built With Your Own Photos And Videos, Arrives On iOS

    In the middle of Apple’s big announcement, which includes a revamped iOS Photos application among dozens upon dozens of new features arriving in iOS 8, Google quietly rolled out an update to its own iOS “photos” application, also known as Google+. The company has now released Google+ Stories for iOS, the new multimedia, scrapbooking-like feature which automatically combines… Read More

  • FarFaria Brings A Hulu For Kids’ Stories To The iPad

    FarFaria Brings A Hulu For Kids’ Stories To The iPad

    “Grumpy Cat! Grumpy Cat! More Grumpy Cat, please!” – That’s basically my two-year-old’s review of FarFaria, a new subscription-based children’s storybook app for the iPad. (To translate: she loves it, and especially that story about the grumpy cat.) The app, to be clear, doesn’t just offer the one story – not that my kid seems to care right… Read More

  • Prediction: What Kindle DX stories will appear today?

    We were just going a little meta in the chatroom and Carlos Deleon pointed out that there would be a series of articles all appearing about the Kindle DX. They include, but are not limited to: 1. How the kindle will save print
    2. How it won’t save print
    3. Will students flock to kindle?
    4. Something about the price – What is Amazon thinking! Read More

  • Juvenalia: POSDT and BigWideLogic


    Not that anyone particularly cares, but I recently dug up some work I did way back in 1991 when I was a Bishop Watterson High School sophomore. As a quiet, friendless nerd (except for my equally quiet, friendless friend Rick), I was fascinated by UNIX and found a book at the library that basically showed you how to write all of the UNIX commands (ls, cd, etc.) under DOS. There was another… Read More

  • HD DVD: A Cautionary Tale

    To those of you who can’t accept the news that HD DVD is gone I recount to you the tale of one of my father’s co-workers, Don, who was a die-hard Betamax user. This was back in 1989 or so when VHS pretty much ruled the day. Consumers were already buying VHS camcorders and I believe we already had a VCR by then, brought home with great fanfare by my parents and relegated to the TV… Read More