Tag: apps

Hands-on: Popular to-do manager Moleskin Actions comes to Android in select countries

As long-term Android users know all too well, it’s common for trendy apps to hit iOS first. We get them on Android later, sometimes with some platform-specific tweaks. After making an impression on iPhone, Molskin Actions (like the notebooks) has finally come to Android, but you can only download it in a few countries right now. […]

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Project Alias feeds smart speakers white noise to preserve privacy

Smart speakers have a problem: They occasionally record things they shouldn’t. In May of last year, a woman claimed that her Amazon Echo taped a private conversation and forwarded it to a person she didn’t know. And in December, a technical error resulted in Amazon sending an Alexa user 1,700 […]

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Pew: 74% of users don’t know Facebook records their ad preferences

Facebook has been in the news quite a bit for its ad targeting over the past year, most notably with reports that the now-defunct Cambridge Analytica used improperly obtained data to develop “personality” profiles on U.S. voters and target ads toward them during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But many […]

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19 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Article Contents Another week is about half done, so that means it’s time for another round of app sales. Today’s list is small and features more questionable items. Have fun and see you all on Friday. Free Apps Clipboard Manager Pro $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 9 hours Side Protect: Auto Touch Guard $0.99 […]

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Perceptin’s visual perception system for trains has a 1,000-meter range

Lidar — laser-based sensors that produce depth data by measuring the distance between themselves and objects — are the cornerstone of self-driving systems from Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo, Uber, and others. They’ve been employed for decades in space travel (during the Apollo 15 mission) and military reconnaissance, most recently […]

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Bold Commerce raises $16.5 million to bring AI to ecommerce stores on Shopify and elsewhere

Bold Commerce, a software development company that builds tools, integrations, and enhanced functionality for ecommerce stores, has raised CDN$22 million ($16.5 million) in a series A round of funding from Whitecap Venture Partners and Round13 Capital. Founded out of Winnipeg, Canada, in 2013, Bold Commerce currently develops 20 apps that can […]

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Facebook to bring stricter ads rules to countries with big votes in 2019

(Reuters) — Facebook told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, […]

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Pandora app gets voice controls powered by SoundHound

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pandora (NYSE:P), the largest streaming music provider in the U.S., today introduced Voice Mode, a new, native smart assistant that allows listeners to control Pandora’s mobile app and enjoy new music discovery using simple voice commands, providing an intuitive, hands-free experience tailored for the unique tastes of each user. Starting today, Pandora will […]

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TikTok owner Bytedance unveils Snapchat clone Duoshan

On the heels of teen-focused social app TikTok’s skyrocketing popularity, parent company Bytedance today announced Duoshan, a standalone video-messaging app that borrows a page from Snapchat’s playbook. Duoshan, which is Chinese for “flashes,” allows users to record and send each other short videos that disappear after 72 hours. The company says […]

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37 temporarily free and 29 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Article Contents Good evening. Despite it being a bit later than usual, I have the first round of app sales for the week. Today’s list has a few notable items and we see the return of the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ section — I know that some of you are very excited about this. Free Apps inches to centimeters or […]

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Pinterest misses 2018 hiring goal for underrepresented minorities in tech roles, hits other targets

In its annual diversity report, Pinterest continues to hit its hiring goals for women in engineering and underrepresented minorities in non-technical roles, while struggling to reach its goals for underrepresented minorities in engineering roles. At the end of 2018, Pinterest’s employee base was 47 percent female, compared to 45 percent female […]

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Automattic announces Newspack, a next-gen news publishing platform backed by Google

WordPress.com parent Automattic has announced a new publishing platform for news sites, designed to help small to medium-sized publications generate more revenue. The initiative, which is called Newspack by WordPress.com, is launching in partnership with News Revenue Hub and Spirited Media. Interestingly, Newspack is backed by $2.4 million in funding from […]

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