App and Software News
For the last seven years, Postmates (Android, iOS) has made restaurant dining more convenient for hungry customers. Thanks to the on-demand food delivery service app, diners can now enjoy a meal from the eatery of their choice at their home or workplace after a few simple swipes and taps. Dressing, driving, and searching for parking are no longer on the menu.
But this convenience for some can place a major burden on the surrounding community by increasing congestion, traffic,... Read More »
Smart home devices and apps have tried to simplify our lives--and sometimes they even succeed. Using voice commands, we can now turn off the lights, make sure the garage is shut, adjust the temperature, and lots more. As convenient as voice can be, it's not always perfect or reliable.
Developers are now trying to integrate Augmented Reality into smart home controls, as another option to make these devices more functional. Instead of just making it look like your favorite superhero is... Read More »
The holiday season is a time for giving and receiving. And now you can help give to a worthy cause just by receiving some free software.
Software developer SoftMaker has announced that it will donate a certain amount of money to charities for each download of its free FreeOffice 2018 suite or FlexiPDF Basic app from now until Christmas. Through the company's Load and Help fundraiser initiative, the... Read More »
Web browsing is a fundamental part of life for the majority of the planet, so it stands to reason that a fast, safe, and reliable web browser sits at the foundation of our online experiences. Firefox Quantum for Windows and MacOS aims to provide exactly that.
Firefox can trace its lineage way back to the heady Netscape Navigator days of the late 90s. Back in 2003 a team at the Mozilla Foundation (a nonprofit group) decided to create a... Read More »
Back in March 2018, Apple announced that it had agreed to buy Texture, a "digital magazine service," and this transaction didn't raise many eyebrows at the time. After all, the company works diligently on the Apple News app that's pre-installed on over a billion iPhones and iPads around the world, so it looked like a natural complement.
With that many potential eyeballs, it seems like newspapers and magazines should have been thrilled at the prospect of regaining an audience... Read More »
As we look back on the state of digital privacy in 2018, one could argue that the stage was actually set during the 2016 presidential election, when an academic researcher at Cambridge University collected Facebook user data en masse and used it to build psychological profiles for a UK client who may have influenced who won and who lost.
In the time since, the public has heard a lot about how much they are tracked online, and how this data... Read More »
For some, going home for the holidays is a much-anticipated event. For others, it's a trip filled with dread. How would you feel, though, if you returned home only to find that your family's disappeared without explanation? That's for you to uncover inside Gone Home, The Fullbright Company and Annapurna Interactive's critically acclaimed game.
In its latest update to the Office 365's suite of apps, software giant Microsoft revealed support for MacOS Mojave's Dark Mode, which will let users write papers or create spreadsheets without straining their eyes.
Since Apple debuted Mojave's Dark Mode this fall, many software companies have updated their apps to allow for a more muted version instead of the usual white background. Microsoft also rolled out a number of smaller changes to its apps, but the Dark Mode... Read More »
Coffee Meets Bagel dating app gets minimalist redesign so it's easier for singles to find their next date
"Some of our color choices and [user experiences] really felt like they were getting in the way of [users] being able to focus on other users," app co-founder Dawoon Kang told CNET.
Along with a minimalist aesthetic, the app lets users comment on specific... Read More »
The maker of the popular takeout app Uber Eats (iOS, Android) is working on getting meals to users even faster. To increase efficiency and become more competitive, the company is testing Uber Eats Pool.
The new feature has been tested in India and is modeled after the Uber Pool program. In Uber Pool, drivers can group riders together for cheaper fares and quicker, more efficient trips.
With Uber Eats Pool, the company hopes to group customers in the... Read More »