Tag: apps

18 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Daywise, Hidey Hole, and Dota Pro Circuit (3/9/19 – 3/23/19)

Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today I have an excellent notification scheduler, a camera hole wallpaper app from Chainfire, and a Dota Pro Circuit app from […]

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Here’s how Google Assistant can help you get a Play Store refund

In one of those TIL moments, it turns out that you can ask Assistant for a Play Store refund. That’s cool, right? The big caveat (for some of you) is that you must be using US English for this. Otherwise, here’s what Google says to ask/tell Assistant to get the process rolling. Cancel my Google […]

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MIT CSAIL’s AI predicts a protein’s function from chains of amino acids

AI’s been tapped to classify seizures and predict whether breast cancer is likely to metastasize, but that’s far from its only medical application. In an academic paper scheduled to be presented at the International Conference on Learning Representations in May, MIT CSAIL scientists describe a system that “computationally” breaks down how segments of chained amino […]

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34 temporarily free and 32 on-sale apps and games to start the weekend, including Baldur’s Gate

Article Contents Another week is coming to a close, so here’s one final round of app sales to send you off into the weekend. Today’s list is shorter than Wednesday’s and arguably better, even including Hook and Baldur’s Gate, so have fun looking through what’s on offer today. Free Apps English for all! Pro $0.99 […]

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Fetcher raises $5.4 million to automate headhunting for recruiters

Fetcher, a startup that helps companies automate the process of headhunting the best candidates, announced that it has raised $5.4 million in a seed round of funding co-led by Accomplice and Slow Ventures, with participation from Picus, Revel Partners, and a host of angel investors, including Kayak founder Paul English. With a workforce crisis looming, venture […]

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WeChat Pay to reportedly take on Google Pay and Paytm in India later this year

Chinese tech giant Tencent is looking to enter India‘s payment market with a UPI-based (Unified Payments Interface) WeChat Pay app, according to Entrackr. The report notes Tencent execs met with the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) three weeks ago to discuss obtaining a license, with plans to launch the service in May or June. In the already […]

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ASO creative strategies: Optimize your app and keep a strong branding

Presented by Lab Cave App Store Optimization (ASO) is the effort to improve an app’s visibility in the app stores — and it’s become a key resource in mobile marketing strategies since it brings qualified organic traffic and lowers User Acquisition (UA) costs. Among other things, a basic ASO project/strategy involves creative updates. The app […]

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Facebook’s reportedly been storing millions of user passwords in plain text since 2012

Last night, Facebook revealed that it found a flaw in January in its systems that stored user passwords in plain text, which meant that anyone who had access to them could read those passwords without having to decrypt them. The vulnerability impacts “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook […]

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Winnow uses computer vision to help commercial kitchens cut food waste

Roughly one third of food produced globally each year never comes close to a human mouth, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), equating to around $1 trillion worth of edible food ending up in a landfill. The hospitality industry alone reportedly contributes around 10 percent of that figure, which is why […]

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Xiaomi’s Mint Launcher comes to the Play Store, but it’s not available on any phones yet [APK Download]

Xiaomi has its own distinct style that can be a big adjustment for anyone used to a different version of Android. The company has moved closer to the Android mainstream as its international business has grown, launching phones like the Poco F1. That device sported a new launcher, and it looks like Xiaomi has decided […]

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The rise of on-device AI — and why it’s so important (VB Live)

The applications that on-device AI are enabling are capturing consumer attention, and the opportunities for always-on, intelligent devices are enormous. To learn more about this innovative emerging technology that’s already at the fingertips of developers, OEMs, and ISVs, register now for this VB Live event. Register here for free. Gartner predicts that by 2022, 80 […]

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TeamViewer now supports Android TV for remote viewing, file transfer, and more

TeamViewer has been on Android for years, but the feature set varies from one device to the next. Some device makers have add-ons that allow full remote control, but you’re usually stuck with a more limited experience. The app can still be useful, though. TeamViewer just added support for Android TV, and even without full […]

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Steam vulnerability exposed users to account hijacking and malware

A vulnerability in Valve‘s Steam platform made it possible for malicious actors to take over user accounts, pilfer their items, and even infect their systems with additional malware. The security kink resided in Steam‘s server browser functionality – which lets players look up severs for a number of games (including hit titles like CS:GO, Half-Life […]

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Apple reportedly acquires Stamplay, Visa API development contest winner

API integration developer Stamplay isn’t a household name, but that’s the type of company Apple tends to acquire: a small business that could enhance or expand its existing offerings. Italian publication 24 Ore reports today that Apple has purchased the Rome-based startup, which notably won a contest to make the best use of new Visa […]

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HoneyBook raises $28 million to connect freelancers with clients

The gig economy is alive and well, and you don’t have to take our word for it. One estimate pegs the number of U.S. workers who have an “alternative work arrangement” as their primary job at 57 million, contributing to a global freelance and independent contractor market worth $3.7 trillion, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. […]

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Pinterest hires Walmart CTO Jeremy King as head of engineering

Just a few days after VentureBeat reported that Pinterest chief technology officer (CTO) Vanja Josifovski was jumping ship for Airbnb, the musical chairs merry-go-round continues with news that Pinterest has hired Walmart CTO Jeremy King as its new head of engineering. The announcement comes less than 24 hours after an internal memo revealed that King […]

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Evolv Technologies raises $10 million to automate web A/B testing with AI

San Francisco-based startup Evolv Technologies — not to be confused with Evolv, which manufactures noninvasive body scanners — this week revealed that it has raised $10 million in series A financing led by Horizons Ventures. It concurrently announced that it’s acquired Sentient Ascend — a spinoff from Sentient Technologies — and appointed Michael Schaff, who’s […]

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Jitjatjo raises $11 million to match service and hospitality businesses with temp workers

It’s not easy finding quality workers in a pinch, particularly if you’re in the service and hospitality industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an annualized hotel and motel employee turnover rate of 73.8 percent, and food service isn’t faring much better — the National Restaurant Association puts it at 72.9 percent. Unsurprisingly, there’s […]

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After Christchurch, Facebook concedes AI alone can’t stop violent livestreams

“Many people have asked why artificial intelligence (AI) didn’t detect the video from last week’s attack automatically,” said Guy Rosen, Facebook VP of integrity, in a blog post published today. “AI has made massive progress over the years and in many areas, which has enabled us to proactively detect the vast majority of the content […]

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