In July of 2016, thousands of people wandered out into streets and parks under the guidance of a hugely popular wildlife app. The app was Pokemon Go, and the wildlife did not, in any real sense, exist. Yet while Pokemon fans were attempting to collect fantastic—if ultimately digital—animals, some inevitably found real…
A warning to all: On Wednesday, a developer who works for Google published a demonstration app on GitHub that he claims shows off the creepy ways a rogue iPhone app can photograph you at any time without your knowledge if you grant it camera permissions.
If you want total privacy, Signal is the generally understood to be the best messaging app around. But that doesn’t mean it offers total privacy. Its developers are still working on improvements. And the latest tweak uses a controversial new feature in Intel processors to prove to that Signal isn’t storing your…
There are a few reasons to be bullish about augmented reality. It’s just neat is the most important reason. Its practicality is another great factor. But above all, the fact that Apple is about to unleash its app developers to go crazy with AR in iOS 11 means that a ton of content should be coming. This humble…
The fact that we all walk around with our heads down compulsively tapping on our phones is no longer even worthy of satire, it’s just a fact of life. Binky is an app that’s kind of like a social network that doesn’t connect you to anyone. It understands the banality of our mobile screen time and gives you something to…
It’s a cartoon cliche that’s a cliche for a reason. Mail carriers really do live in fear of Fido. And now that Americans are increasingly doing their shopping online, the beleaguered members of the U.S. Postal Service have been getting bitten by dogs more often. They’ve even built an app to help avoid the canines that…
If you’ve been seeing selfies of your friends that look like paintings, don’t worry. Your friends haven’t magically become artists overnight (most likely). Prisma—an app that turns your photos into paintings—has been blowing up over the past couple weeks on Apple devices, and it’s now available for Android.
Tabbed browsing has changed the way we surf the web, making it ridiculously easy to load sites in the background and switch between a bunch of pages in seconds. Now, you can get the same interface for browsing through your files on Windows. Here’s the tool you’re going to need and how to use it.
Remember that app Peeple? You know, the “Yelp for People?” It launched this week under the guise of a more sugar-coated definition of rating your friend. But guess what: It still sucks.
Swiftkey is the most innovative and interesting predictive keyboard maker in the business, and Microsoft is a software giant that’s trying to push its artificial intelligence cred a little higher. According to a report in the Financial Times, it’s a match made in heaven, to the tune of $250 million.
Yahoo just laid another brick in the road to its password-less future: In a blog post, the company showed off its new mail app and another way for users to enter their accounts without needing to remember a password.
Problem: You don’t know how much of your electric bicycle’s performance you can use before its battery runs out. Solution: The new Specialized Turbo S let’s you program ride distance, time and how much charge you want to use, then maximizes electric assist to suit.
Because we can’t be trusted to do anything right, YouTube is alleviating our long-standing pain and anguish over watching vertical videos in landscape by finally giving us the option to watch those horizontally-challenged bits of cinema in full screen on Android phones. And there was much rejoicing.
The electronic camera on a chip in your smartphone is the same style of technology used in the Large Hadron Collider. Now a group of astrophysicists wants to capitalize on the similarity to recruit citizen sciences to track the fallout from ultra high energy cosmic rays hitting our atmosphere.
Between July 2011 and September 2012, the Dawn spacecraft orbited Vesta, the second largest object in the asteroid belt. Now you can explore all the data it collected in a tidy app called Trek that includes interactive maps, 3D-printable topography maps, and a video-game style interface to "fly" over the terrain.
Last night, I experienced a moment of pure wonder. It felt like it was meant for me. Sick in bed, still coughing and sneezing at 3AM, I absentmindedly checked my smartphone. To my astonishment, a tiny blue spark appeared on my screen.
My eyes are brown. My face is round. But I don't have to show you that. Looksery can give me beautiful baby blues and a chiseled jaw with just a few taps.
Now that iOS 8 is finally here, many an iPhone user has eagerly swiped over to the update screen only to find that the greedy install package just won't fit. But don't worry—you don't have to go on a deleting rampage. All it takes is a few simple workarounds, and you can have your iOS 8 and keep your data, too.