Software
B-Social raises £3.2M seed round to begin building a ‘social’ bank  TechCrunch · 28 minutes
B-Social, a London fintech that currently offers a ‘social finance’ app and beta debit Mastercard, has raised £3.2 million in Seed round funding from undisclosed high-net-worth... more
Facebook introduces Boomerang support and selfie mode for Messenger  THE VERGE · 1 hour
Facebook today announced a host of new camera features for its Messenger app. As well as native support... more
Fitbit OS 3.0 brings more third-party app support, including Couch to 5K  THE VERGE · 1 hour
Fitbit is updating its Ionic and Versa watches today with the latest version of Fitbit OS, which adds support for a handful of new... more
Shazam App is Now Ad-Free Following Apple Acquisition  MacRumors · 1 hour
Two and a half months after Apple announced the completion of its Shazam acquisition, the music recognition iOS app is... more
Should you buy a webcam with Windows Hello facial recognition?  Windows Central · 3 hours
Best answer: If you want to increase login speeds and convenience on your Windows 10 desktop or PC that doesn't have Windows Hello built in, then you should... more
Vine co-founder found dead at 35  Sky News · 8 hours
Colin Kroll, the co-founder of the HQ Trivia app and Vine, has been found dead in his New York apartment. more
HQ Trivia, Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Found Dead in New York Home  Gadgets 360 · 9 hours
Colin Kroll, co-founder and CEO of the hit gaming app HQ Trivia, was found dead in his New York apartment. He was 34 years... more
HQ Trivia co-founder found dead at 35  Sky News · 17 hours
Colin Kroll, the co-founder of the HQ Trivia app and Vine, has been found dead in his New York apartment. more
Cydia closes purchases for its iOS jailbreak store  THE VERGE · 19 hours
In the earliest days of the iPhone, Cydia arose as a rival distribution channel to Apple’s App Store, built specifically... more
Colin Kroll, co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, found dead of apparent drug overdose  Global News · 19 hours
Colin Kroll, co-founder of the Vine video app and the HQ Trivia game, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment early... more
Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead  ABC NEWS · 19 hours
Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died more
HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll found dead of suspected overdose  TechCrunch · 22 hours
Colin Kroll, the 35-year-old co-founder and CEO of the HQ Trivia app, has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his apartment,... more
In the winds of crypto winter  TechCrunch · 23 hours
Well, it was surreal while it lasted, by which I mean the 2017-18 cryptocurrency bubble. For a while there, Coinbase was #1 in the App Store, Bitcoin was above $10K, and there were more notional crypto... more
Yes, you can use AirPods with your Windows 10 PC  Windows Central · 1 day
Best answer: Even if you're away from an iPhone or iPad, the AirPods will behave like regular Bluetooth headphones, which means you can use them with your Windows... more
Steam Dropping Support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Earlier  MacRumors · 2 days
Steam recently announced that it will stop supporting macOS versions 10.7 ("Lion"), 10.8 ("Mountain Lion"), 10.9... more
Cydia shuts down purchasing mechanism for its jailbreak app store  TechCrunch · 2 days
Years after becoming one of the go-to destinations for iOS jailbreaks, Cydia’s app store is disabling purchases. Users will be able to access existing downloads through the store... more
Following criticism, Robinhood backtracks on checking and savings feature  THE VERGE · 2 days
Earlier this week, stock-trading app Robinhood announced that it would offer a new feature to users in early... more
This Duracell Xbox One controller is crazy – but we secretly want it  Windows Central · 2 days
Who knew batteries made for such a strangely sleek Xbox One controller? We love our limited-edition Xbox One controllers at Windows Central... more
Win a Roku TV and Wireless Speakers from Cordcutters  Windows Central · 2 days
The TCL 6-Series Roku TV is one of our top picks, so we're giving away two of them, and speakers to go with! The TCL 6-Series is one of those... more
How to view Activity summary on Apple Watch  9to5Mac · 3 days
The Apple Watch to many is a fitness device, among other things. Most users love using the Activity app on... more
Discord announces 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles on upcoming games store  TechCrunch · 3 days
After gaming chat app startup Discord announced in August that they were building out a games store, today, they’ve detailed that they’ll be pursuing... more
Propel raises $12.8M for its free app to manage government benefits  TechCrunch · 3 days
Propel, maker of the Fresh EBT app for managing food stamps and other benefits, announced today that it has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding.... more
Disney’s invested in educational gaming app Kahoot, now at a $376M valuation  TechCrunch · 3 days
When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that... more
Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for more
Disney invests $15M in educational gaming app Kahoot at a $376M valuation  TechCrunch · 3 days
When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that... more
9to5Mac Daily: December 14, 2018  9to5Mac · 3 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
First-person adventure ‘The Sojourn’ wants you to question reality  Windows Central · 3 days
This looks rather unique. At Windows Central, we strive to inform you about games that really catch our eye. Every title can't be a "AAA" experience, and there are some... more
These are the very best Xbox-exclusive games  Windows Central · 3 days
Sony's PlayStation 4 tends to have the lion's share of critically-acclaimed console-exclusive titles today, but Microsoft is stepping up efforts to close the gap. Many of these titles are also available on Windows PC,... more
Disney invests $15M in educational gaming app Kahoot at a $360M valuation  TechCrunch · 3 days
When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that... more
Existential education error: Failing to train students on software  TechCrunch · 3 days
Although many of the milestones of the digital revolution have sprung directly from the research output of America’s colleges and universities, on the instructional side, American higher education has taken... more
How does the older Lenovo Yoga 920 stack up against the Yoga C930?  Windows Central · 3 days
We test and review a ton of laptops here at Windows Central, including those from Lenovo. If you've been wondering where to... more
Facebook says bug may have exposed photos on 7M users  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for more
Facebook bug exposed photos that users never posted  Sky News · 3 days
Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users. more
Goldex raises $1M for its marketplace app for ‘ethical’ physical gold trading  TechCrunch · 3 days
Goldex, a trading app that claims to power so-called ‘ethical pricing’ for retail gold investments, says it has now raised over £1M ($1.25M) in... more
iPad Pro (2018) review: A powerful, beautiful tablet that needs a software overhaul - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Big, gorgeous, screaming-fast tablet? Absolutely. Laptop replacement? Not until iOS changes and compatible accessories arrive. more
9 best apps for building presentations in iOS - CNET  CNET · 3 days
You can create presentations from an iPhone or iPad, with nearly all the bells and whistles to make them more visual and less boring. more
Microsoft acknowledges Surface Pro 4 firmware issue, offers replacements  Windows Central · 3 days
Do you have a broken Surface Pro 4 display thanks to faulty firmware updates? Microsoft has acknowledged the problem. As spotted by Windows United, Microsoft has acknowledged a firmware issue... more
Facebook says bug may have exposed user photos to developers  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for more
Facebook bug exposed millions of users' photos  Sky News · 3 days
Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users. more
All the holiday movies and music Team Windows Central is into right now  Windows Central · 3 days
The writers and editors of Windows Central are getting into the holiday spirit this week. Here's a look at the holiday-themed movies... more
Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps  TechCrunch · 3 days
Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as a Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access... more
Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews  TechCrunch · 3 days
After receiving a flogging from privacy critics, Facebook is scrambling to make its smart display video chat screen Portal more attractive to buyers. Today Facebook is... more
Metro Exodus Release Date Announced  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC has a new release date. more
Best Xbox One Console Exclusives in 2018  Windows Central · 3 days
Sony's PlayStation 4 tends to have the lion's share of critically-acclaimed console-exclusive titles today, but Microsoft is stepping up efforts to close the gap. That being said, there is still a wealth of great... more
Tumblr returns to App Store after porn ban  BBC · 3 days
The social network has returned to Apple's app store after revealing plans to ban adult content. more
How to Disable Transparency Effects in macOS Mojave  MacRumors · 3 days
In macOS, transparency – or more properly, translucency – is a visual effect many apps use to create a sense... more
Apple plans iPhone software update to reverse Chinese ban  THE VERGE · 3 days
Apple claims it has found a software solution to the court injunction which recently banned some of its... more
Google Chromebooks Get Better Parental Controls With Improved Family Link App  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Google has rolled out new parental controls which let parents control how their kids spend time on their Chromebooks. more
Tumblr Back on App Store Following Adult Content Ban Announcement  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Tumblr, last week, announced that it was banning all adult content from the platform, and following that announcement, the app has returned to the App Store. more
Google Shopping Launched in India, Brings a New Search Experience  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Google Shopping experience will be available on both mobile and desktop as well as via a Progressive Web App (PWA). more
Facebook wants you to pay to watch HBO shows on its own app - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Facebook is in talks to sell TV subscription services, to be watched on its "Watch" hub, Recode reports. more
iOS filmmaking app Nizo lets you edit video as you shoot  9to5Mac · 4 days
Traditionally, the video creation process follows a somewhat linear set of steps: pre-production, production,... more
Tumblr’s back in the App Store following porn ban announcement  TechCrunch · 4 days
Tumblr is back. Sort of. The social blogging platform reappeared on Apple’s App Store this week, some three weeks after being pulled over child pornography concerns. Ten days... more
SoundCloud’s new integration with Serato is a missed opportunity  THE VERGE · 4 days
SoundCloud is now integrated with the newest versions of Serato DJ, allowing DJs to search, play, and mix... more
[Update: Google Discover Feed, Play Games] Here’s every Google app with a dark mode, and how to enable it [Gallery]
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The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try - CNET
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Millions of Facebook users may have had their photos exposed due to privacy flaw
CBC
iOS 12 surprisingly breathes new life into my iPhone 5S - CNET
CNET
Anki's Vector, the adorable mini robot, is getting Alexa - CNET
CNET
[Update: Now available] Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam arriving on iOS next week, pre-orders open now
9to5Mac
Djay relaunched on iOS with subscription model and powerful performance features
THE VERGE
Alphabet Scoop 035: Google messaging mess, Pixel Slate, Chrome, more [Livestream]
9to5Google
Moment Pro camera app brings big video upgrades with multiple color profiles, real-time waveform Monitor, video RGB histogram, more
9to5Mac
Google tests teaching you word pronunciation
THE VERGE
Puma is rereleasing its classic 1986 RS-Computer running shoe
THE VERGE
[Update: Now available at 50% off] Hyper unveils the first iPad Pro USB-C hub with HDMI, USB-A, headphone jack, SD slot, more
9to5Mac
Bordeaux Apple store robbed and vandalized in French riots
9to5Mac
Google app 8.70 preps personalized audio news, Material Theme tweaks, adds Pixel Stand Ambient Display setting [APK Insight]
9to5Google
What’s new in watchOS 5.1.2 [Video]
9to5Mac
Apple removes war simulation game from App Store for using Taliban as enemies
9to5Mac
Brave browser matures with move to Chromium foundation - CNET
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Google Earth Studio is a web tool for creating geographic animations and video
9to5Google
LEGO’s ARKit Playgrounds app launches with NINJAGO theme after WWDC demo
9to5Mac
Apple Watch Series 4 getting the ECG app today with watchOS 5.1.2
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