web apps

  • Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

    Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

    Microsoft acquired the popular mobile to do list application Wunderlist back in 2015, and now it’s preparing users for its eventual demise with the release of its new application “To-Do,” announced today. The new app was built by the team behind Wunderlist, and will bring in the favorite elements of that app in the months ahead, Microsoft says. The company also added that… Read More

  • 5 Calls debuts what may be the easiest way to call your reps yet

    5 Calls debuts what may be the easiest way to call your reps yet

    A growing number of political activist websites have popped up in recent days to help those opposed to the Trump administration’s policies and agenda to take action. But a new one, 5 Calls, has just launched its simple online tool that makes the more cumbersome process of getting in touch with your representatives a lot easier than before. The site, created by a team of volunteers… Read More

  • The new Google Voice launches, bringing a modern look, group chat, photo sharing & more

    The new Google Voice launches, bringing a modern look, group chat, photo sharing & more

    Confirming reports from earlier this month that a Google Voice update was in the works, Google today has launched a refreshed version of its VoIP calling service on mobile and the web. Largely, the update is about giving the product a more modern look-and-feel, after having not received a major upgrade in years. But the relaunch also includes a few new features, like support for… Read More

  • Microsoft launches StaffHub, a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers

    Microsoft launches StaffHub, a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers

    Microsoft today unveiled the newest addition to its Office 365 suite with the debut of an application for shift workers and management, called StaffHub. The program is aimed at those who don’t tend to work from desktop computers and have different schedules from week to week, such as in retail, hospitality, restaurants and other industries. The program was originally introduced in… Read More

  • Call to Action lets you phone your Congressperson with just a tap

    Call to Action lets you phone your Congressperson with just a tap

    The U.S. election has inspired more people to become politically involved, and one of the most practical and direct ways to have an impact is to directly call your Congressperson to have your voice heard. However scouring .gov websites can be a little frustrating, and today’s current crop of online resources for reaching Congress are often poorly designed or hard to locate. A new… Read More

  • What Do The App Store, PlayStation 2 And The Roman Empire Have In Common? Crunch Network

    What Do The App Store, PlayStation 2 And The Roman Empire Have In Common?

    If you casually follow tech industry headlines, you might be convinced that the app store model is the bright future of software distribution. So when I say, “I have clear evidence that the app store model is dying,” you may look at me as skeptically as you’d view any wild-eyed street-corner prophet. Read More

  • Facebook Open-Sources React Native

    Facebook Open-Sources React Native

    At its F8 developer conference in San Francisco today, Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its React native framework for building native apps. React Native is Facebook’s version of its React JavaScript framework for building native mobile applications. Read More

  • Amazon Opens The Doors To Web Apps On Fire TV, Fire TV Stick

    Amazon Opens The Doors To Web Apps On Fire TV, Fire TV Stick

    Amazon’s living room devices, the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, can now run web applications. The company announced this morning that it’s allowing web developers to publish their HTML5-powered applications without having to do native app development. Instead, developers only have to enter in the name of their app and its URL in Amazon’s Web App Tester software, or they can supply… Read More

  • Sandstorm Wants Web Users To Gain More Control Over The Apps They Use

    Sandstorm Wants Web Users To Gain More Control Over The Apps They Use

    This open source initiative is aiming to recast the relationship between web users and the underlying infrastructure that serves them content — by making it easier for web users to run their own servers. The project, which bills itself as “a personal cloud platform”, is called Sandstorm. Read More