Software
A web art exhibit forces visitors to confront the past  THE VERGE · 45 minutes
Saved emails, Geocities pages, an emulation of Windows 98. These are all parts of the deleted... more
What’s the best Twitter app for the Mac?  9to5Mac · 2 hours
A few weeks ago, I took a look at the best Twitter apps for iPhone. It was interesting to read... more
George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
Tinder cited users safety as a reason for removing George Zimmerman's profile. more
On 420, say high to these gadgets for weed lovers - CNET  CNET · 22 hours
Take a toke with tech. From a vaporizer with an app to a smell-squashing backpack, we've got your pot gadgets and gear right here. more
Meet the smart vapes: App-enabled vaporizers seek to cash in on cannabis - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Wondering what the world of weed tech will look like if legalized marijuana continues to gather steam? SIlicon Valley is... more
Weed tech heats up with a new smart vaporizer from Apple, Microsoft alums - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The newest app-enabled vaporizer on the market is the Firefly 2 Plus, and it shows how Silicon Valley... more
Inbox by Gmail Is Now Officially Dead, as Older Versions Stop Working  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Inbox by Gmail was shut down on April 2, but some users were able to still use it by installing old Android and iOS... more
macOS 10.15 Reported to Get iOS Features Like Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
With the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13, the iPhone-maker is reported to unveil similar features like Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time. more
Google Lens revamp in development with ‘filters’ for Dining, Shopping, & Translate  9to5Google · 1 day
At I/O 2018, Google revamped Lens with real-time recognition, smart text selection, and native camera app integration. A year later, another redesign for Google... more
Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO  TechCrunch · 2 days
Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company is... more
Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies  THE VERGE · 2 days
Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies, it confirmed to The Verge, in a bid to... more
9to5Mac Daily: April 19, 2019  9to5Mac · 2 days
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google... more
Better sorting for games and apps coming to Xbox One  Windows Central · 2 days
The new feature is rolling out shortly to Skip Ahead and Alpha Xbox Insiders. The way the Xbox One sorts inside My Games and Apps is somewhat frustrating,... more
Microsoft's PWA Builder hits version 2.0 with new design and more  Windows Central · 2 days
PWA Builder 2.0 has a fresh new look and much more in store for developers. Microsoft this week launched version 2.0 of its Progressive Web App... more
We rounded up our favorite podcast apps for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 days
Podcasts are an excellent source of entertainment and information. You can find a great podcast that covers just about any topic or genre of media. You can listen... more
Get a 4-pack of Wi-Fi smart outlets for $18 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
These app-powered plugs can also be controlled via smart speakers. Plus: Get a two-month SiriusXM streaming subscription for just a buck. more
Apple could be adding Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to macOS  TechCrunch · 2 days
Apple wants to add more iOS features to macOS according to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo. And it starts with improvements to Siri. While Siri... more
These Surface Studio 2 alternatives are all WAY more affordable  Windows Central · 2 days
Interested in the Surface Studio 2 but can't lay down $3,500 for one? Perhaps you should consider some alternatives built by Microsoft's partners, the best of which we... more
Election Commission Launches 'Voter Turnout' App for Android  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Election Commission (EC) on Thursday launched a new mobile application for near-realtime availability of voter turnout during elections across the country. more
Instagram Spotted Testing Co-Watching Feature on App  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Instagram is testing a new feature that would let users co-watch on-platform video content with friends. more
Security flaw in French government messaging app exposed confidential conversations  TechCrunch · 2 days
The French government just launched its own messaging app called Tchap in order to protect conversations from hackers, private companies and foreign entities. But Elliot Alderson, also known... more
How to protect your privacy on YouTube  THE VERGE · 2 days
YouTube has become a ubiquitous part of our online world, one where privacy is an issue. Your video-watching habits may be open... more
Microsoft Acquires Express Logic to Push IoT Dream  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Microsoft has acquired San Diego-based software company Express Logic, that makes software for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. more
Samsung Galaxy S10 Starts Receiving Dedicated Night Mode to Take on Google's Night Sight: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Samsung Galaxy S10 is reportedly receiving a new software update in Switzerland that brings the dedicated Night mode. more
Amazfit Verge Update Brings Alexa Support, Extends Voice Calling Feature to iOS  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Amazfit Verge Smartwatch from Xiaomi-backed Huami has received a new update which brings Alexa support as well as voice calling on iOS. more
Amazon and Google End Spat, Agree to Allow Each Other's Streaming Apps  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Amazon and Google announced Thursday they had agreed to allow each other's streaming media applications to work on their platforms, ending a spat over... more
Boeing completes test flights for 737 Max software fix - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The company's CEO says the updated MCAS software is in its final form after 127 test flights. more
The complete guide to Apple's Health app - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Here how's to view, manage and actually doing something with all that data your Health app collects. more
Instagram considering change that would hide the number of likes on posts  9to5Mac · 3 days
Instagram is seemingly considering a major shift in functionality. According to code found within the Instagram app, the company has considered hiding the number... more
On 4/20, say high to these gadgets for weed lovers - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Take a toke with tech. From a vaporizer with an app to a smell-squashing backpack, we've got your pot gadgets and gear right here. more
How to apply OCR to PDFs on Mac  9to5Mac · 3 days
Do you have a PDF document, but the text isn’t searchable? You can change that with optical character recognition (OCR)... more
Sift’s ‘news therapy’ app aims to promote understanding, not anxiety  TechCrunch · 3 days
Is reading the news feeling a little stressful today? Can’t imagine why. Don’t worry: you’re not alone. A Pew Research study found that seven of 10 Americans today... more
Is your laptop's battery meter way off? Here's how to recalibrate it.  Windows Central · 3 days
As you use your Windows 10 laptop, the battery goes through a number of charges and discharge cycles that slowly wear it down. Calibration... more
TestFlight for iOS adds Search integration and other improvements in latest update  9to5Mac · 3 days
Apple today has updated its TestFlight beta testing application to version 2.2.1. While not a major update, the new version does include some nice... more
BlackBerry Messenger (yes, that BBM) is shutting down on May 31st  THE VERGE · 3 days
Clutch your old BlackBerries dear, because the consumer version of BBM is officially dying... more
New HP Chromebook 15 features touchscreen, premium finish, numeric keypad for $449  9to5Google · 3 days
HP’s latest Chromebook features a 15-inch touchscreen display with thin side bezels, and a slightly more premium finish compared to entry-level Chrome OS devices... more
Samsung brings dedicated ‘Night’ mode to Galaxy S10 w/ April security update  9to5Google · 3 days
Low-light photography has been taking the Android world by storm lately, and that’s mainly with the help of special software modes. Now, Samsung is... more
The wait is over – YouTube is coming back to Amazon Fire TV  Windows Central · 3 days
Deal includes Fire TV and Prime Video, but the Echo Show won't support YouTube yet. The wait is over! Almost two years after Google... more
CloudBees acquires Electric Cloud to build out its software delivery management platform  TechCrunch · 3 days
CloudBees, the enterprise continuous integration and delivery service (and the biggest contributor to the Jenkins open-source automation server), today announced that it has acquired... more
Nvidia launches its Isaac SDK to help democratize AI-powered robot development  TechCrunch · 3 days
Today at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley, Nvidia VP of Engineering Claire Delaunay announced that the company’s Isaac SDK is available... more
Windows Office Insiders get fast account switching, new icons, and more  Windows Central · 3 days
If you're in the Office Insider Slow ring, there's a whole lot of new stuff to check out this week. Microsoft is pushing out a set... more
Ace AWS and DevOps certification exams with this $69 training bundle!  Windows Central · 3 days
DevOps, which is essentially a software development and delivery method, is increasingly becoming one of technology's most critical fields. Likewise, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an... more
HipChat founders launch Swoot, a social podcast app  TechCrunch · 3 days
Pete Curley and Garret Heaton, who previously co-founded team chat app HipChat and sold it to Atlassian, are officially launching their new product Swoot today. The app makes it easy for users to... more
Typing games are having a moment  THE VERGE · 3 days
The typing game genre was born of necessity. These games were designed to teach a new generation of computer users how to type on... more
Y Combinator grad, Fuzzbuzz lands $2.7M seed round to deliver fuzzing as service  TechCrunch · 3 days
Fuzzbuzz, a graduate of the most recent Y Combinator class, got the kind of news every early-stage startup wants to hear when... more
2020 Subaru Outback is still spacious and practical in its new generation video - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Subaru's well-loved wagon once again offers a turbo engine, as well as a bigger touchscreen infotainment system, tons... more
The wait is over – YouTube is coming back to Amazon's Fire TV  Windows Central · 3 days
Deal includes Fire TV and Prime Video, but the Echo Show won't support YouTube yet. The wait is over! Almost two years after Google... more
Google Removes Popular App From Play Store After Reported Large Scale Ad Fraud  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
BuzzFeed News reports that the fraudulent DU Group apps used to draw ad clicks even they weren’t running in the background draining... more
Google Lets Android Users Choose Browsers to Ease EU Antitrust Concerns  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Users of Android devices will be able to choose their browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said. more
Google Chrome is getting a reader mode on desktop  THE VERGE · 3 days
The desktop version of Google Chrome’s browser is getting a reader mode, which can be used to strip... more
Which Microsoft Edge preview channel should you choose?  Windows Central · 3 days
There are going to be a total of four Edge channels for you to choose from, so which one is for you? The new Microsoft Edge with Chromium is finally here in... more
Apple Expands Mobile Phone Billing to Thailand and Chile  MacRumors · 3 days
Apple has expanded mobile phone billing to additional countries and carriers, according to an updated support document on... more
Command Prompt allows you to create scheduled tasks faster — Here's how.  Windows Central · 3 days
You can create, edit, and delete scheduled tasks using Command Prompt without the need of ever opening Task Scheduler, and in this guide we'll... more
Vector graphics app Vectornator gets redesign + new features after going free, Mac app soon
9to5Mac
Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and other iOS features coming to the Mac with 10.15
9to5Mac
Alphabet Scoop 050: Google Pixel 3a cometh, Nest Hub Max, Galaxy Fold folds
9to5Google
Apple Watch authentication expanding beyond unlocking your Mac in macOS 10.15
9to5Mac
Uber and Lyft roll out new safety measures in wake of college student’s murder
THE VERGE
Alexa now works with Apple Music on Sonos, bringing Siri-like voice control
9to5Mac
Anker Roav Bolt adds a dedicated Google Assistant mic to any car for $50, available now
9to5Google
Evernote’s Mac app could have allowed remote code execution; now fixed [Video]
9to5Mac
PSA: Unshaky is a simple Mac utility that solves most MacBook keyboard problems
9to5Mac
Microsoft unveils disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for $249
THE VERGE
Forza Street is a new free-to-play racing game coming to Android, iOS, and PC
THE VERGE
Why NASA wants you to point your smartphone at trees
THE VERGE
Photos: Saying farewell to the third oldest Apple Store in the world
9to5Mac
Google app 9.66 preps dark theme, ‘Assistant powered intelligent tips,’ Face Match training [APK Insight]
9to5Google
Alphabet Scoop 049: Google Pixel 3a/Pixel 4 leaks, Nest Hub Max, Google Cloud Next
9to5Google
Concept video shows a macOS/iOS hybrid that will give me nightmares
9to5Mac
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active gets battery improvements in first US software update
9to5Google
ARKit-based SDK set to offer indoor AR navigation for malls, airports, more
9to5Mac
T-Mobile relaunches Layer3 TV service as TVision Home
THE VERGE
Footpath custom navigation app for runners and cyclists launches audio guidance with AirPods double-tap support
9to5Mac
Pixelmator Photo now available for iPad
9to5Mac
[Update: Texas] Google Duplex on Pixel expands to 43 US States, coming to more Android and iOS devices soon
9to5Google
Making The Grade: Use cases for G-Suite login integration on macOS
9to5Mac
watchOS 6 Wish List: Bedtime mode, Activity Sharing upgrades, watch face design, more
9to5Mac
Android Q adding support for ‘deep presses’ similar to iOS’s 3D Touch
9to5Google
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