weather

  • AccuWeather updates its iOS app to address privacy outcry

    AccuWeather updates its iOS app to address privacy outcry

    Responding to privacy concerns, AccuWeather is out with a new version of its iOS app that removes a controversial data sharing behavior. Earlier this week, security researcher Will Strafach called attention to the practice in a Medium post and users took to Twitter to announce their intention to dump the app in droves. “AccuWeather’s app employed a Software Development Kit (SDK) from… Read More

  • Supercomputers supercharge NASA’s simulated storms and improve hurricane forecasts

    Supercomputers supercharge NASA’s simulated storms and improve hurricane forecasts

    Understanding the complex order behind the apparent chaos of a tropical storm or hurricane is no easy task, but it’s worthwhile to try — such storms deal death and destruction globally, and the better we know them, the better we can prepare for them. Read More

  • Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results

    Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results

    With the U.S. hurricane season about to kick off, Google announced today that it’s expanding the weather-related information that will appear in Google search results when web users search for information about particular storms or tornadoes. Now the search giant will also show searchers critical information like maps of your location and proximity to the storm in question, the… Read More

  • Weathernews Partners With Moji, Maker Of China’s Largest Crowdsourced Weather App

    Weathernews Partners With Moji, Maker Of China’s Largest Crowdsourced Weather App

    Weathernews, one of Japan’s biggest weather forecast providers and the owner of Sunnycomb and Weathermob apps, is taking a big step into the Chinese market. The company announced today it signed an agreement with Moji, the maker of China’s largest social weather app, to share data. Read More

  • Carrot Weather Delivers Your Daily Forecast With A Side Of Snark

    Carrot Weather Delivers Your Daily Forecast With A Side Of Snark

    Carrot, the makers of a suite of sarcastic apps including a to-do list app that berates you for slacking and a weight loss app that shames you about your poor eating choices, has just introduced the latest addition to its lineup: a snarky weather application that delivers your daily forecast with a twist. Like its other apps, Carrot Weather features a talking bot with a ton of personality… Read More

  • Scripps Acquires WeatherSphere, Publisher Of 3 Top 10 Weather Apps On iTunes

    Scripps Acquires WeatherSphere, Publisher Of 3 Top 10 Weather Apps On iTunes

    WeatherSphere, the company behind the #1 Paid weather application on iOS, and maker of three of the Top 10 Paid weather apps as well as three of the Top 20 Grossing weather apps, has been acquired by the E.W. Scripps Co. The portfolio of apps will live on following the deal’s closure, and will complement Scripps’ existing StormShield paid weather application. Term of the deal are… Read More

  • You Can Stand Under My Umbrella Here

    You Can Stand Under My Umbrella Here

    As a staunch introvert who prefers wide swaths of personal space, I find the idea behind Umbrella Here frightening, yet strangely compelling. The creators of the project, which is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, want to “bring strangers together on rainy days” with a Bluetooth light that attaches to the top of your umbrella and an app alerting people that you are willing… Read More

  • StormTag Is A Waterproof Weather Sensor That Wants To Help Crowdsource Hyperlocal Forecasts

    StormTag Is A Waterproof Weather Sensor That Wants To Help Crowdsource Hyperlocal Forecasts

    StormTag is a key-fob sized sensor for measuring weather data that’s designed to contribute to a crowdsourced network of other sensors to map aggregated weather data and offer localized predictions. It works with Bluetooth LE smartphones and tablets to sync its data back to the cloud where users can view weather info in an app. Read More

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