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Messaging app Viber adds e-commerce button to sell you items inspired by your chats

Messaging app Viber is today announcing a new feature that taps into the bigger trend of messaging apps becoming multi-functional platforms, and also its ownership by e-commerce company Rakuten. Viber will start to present users with items for sale, inspired by your current chat, when you press a …

eCommerce

These are the 10 apps iPhone owners buy most

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There are millions of apps available for the iPhone, and in such a competitive space only the best apps get noticed.<p>From time to time we're …

Apps

A former Google employee built a free app to help you get over your ex

Anyone who's been through a bad breakup has experienced the symptoms: talking about it incessantly to friends, obsessively checking an ex's social media posts, or trying to run into them accidentally on purpose.<p>But Mend, an app that aims to be a "personal trainer for heartbreak," wants to help you …

Relationships

Here's how to access the iPhone's hidden mode that turns the camera into a magnifying glass

Apple included a nifty hidden camera mode in the latest version of its iPhone software, iOS 10.<p>"Magnifier" mode uses the iPhone's camera to magnify text or other small things — handy, especially, for reading fine print, or zooming in on small details.<p>The hidden mode can also adjust brightness and …

iOS

Swedish nuclear physicist just got the world’s first approved birth control app - as effective as the pill but using only mathematics

Elina BerglundMargareta Bloom Sandebäck<p>For over a year Elina Berglund nuclear physicist has been fighting authorities and malicious headlines. Now her app will be the first in the world to be approved as a contraceptive.<p>“It feels incredibly exciting that there is now an approved alternative to …

Birth Control

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

Android is famously open to customization, but you may not know that Google keeps a few <i>more</i> settings tucked away in a hidden menu called the System UI Tuner.<p>It’s not available on every device — you’ll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features …

Mobile Technology

4 Innovative Mobile Apps That Will Make Your Business Processes More Efficient

Help with to-do lists. The distractions of tech devices. The need to solicit client signatures: Point-of-sale systems: "There's an app for that."<p>A business is only as good as the system it's created for its operation. Perhaps the pinnacle of technology innovation is how successful it is in making …

Productivity

The top 12 rumors we're hearing about Apple's next iPhone

Even die-hard iPhone fans have to admit that the AMOLED displays on other phones, particularly those from Samsung, look better than the LCD screens on iPhones.<p>But if the rumors are true, iPhone fans may no longer need to make that admission, as Apple is reportedly looking to use a form of OLED …

iPhone

Your iPhone Is Watching You

Apple iOS has an internal function called frequent locations, which is automatically on for every iPhone user. It records and stores your location …

iPhone

TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

Tesla actually makes a lot of data available to vehicle owners via APIs and other endpoints, but it’s not always easy to find and make use of that info. Enter TesLab, a new app that tracks data and links it to your profile, while also letting you share it out to a community of other Tesla owners in …

Tesla

Apple's 12 picks for diabetes management apps, 2017 edition

More than two years ago, when Apple first added a list of diabetes management apps to its app store, we <b>covered the list of 13 top picks</b>. A lot can …

Apps

Gamed-learning app Smartup raises $5.5M from Notion Capital, Hong Leong

Back in 2015 we were intrigued by the launch of a brand new take on online learning. It was driven by mobile and also ‘gamed’ users into learning. That was the idea behind SmartUp.io, a mobile app which had a points-based game which would incentivize learning. It’s early implementation was clunky …

Startups

VCs swipe left on dating apps

The romance between venture capitalists and dating startups appears to have hit a rocky patch.<p>VC investment in the space declined over the past year, with smaller average rounds and fewer funded companies, according to Crunchbase company profile data. In particular, U.S.-based startups saw meager …

Startups

YouTube Kids gets its own original shows

YouTube Kids, the app offering a curated selection of age-appropriate videos sourced from YouTube, is launching its own original programming, the company announced today. The four new shows are a part of the YouTube Red subscription service, and were created with the kids’ app in mind. This is also …

You Tube

Google Maps lets you save and share favorite places with launch of Lists

Google Maps is today rolling out a new feature to all users on iOS and Android devices that will allow you to make lists of places that you can star, save and share with friends. There are three different lists types built in at launch – “Favorites,” “Starred Places,” and “Want to Go” – the latter …

Google

Nextdoor to acquire “assets” of UK local social network Streetlife

In what is being billed as a “multi-million pound” acquisition, San Francisco-headquartered Nextdoor is purchasing the “assets” of U.K. local social network Streetlife.<p>The deal, of which further details are scarce, will see Streetlife’s 1.5 million registered users invited to sign up to Nextdoor’s …

Startups

Google Chrome gets its own QR code & barcode scanner

Here’s one more app you can delete from your iPhone: that QR code and barcode scanner you only occasionally use. With an update rolling out today, Google’s Chrome mobile browser can do the job instead. The app now includes built-in scanning functionality, which you can access either via 3D Touch on …

Education Technology

How WhatsApp is fighting spam after its encryption rollout

WhatsApp proved itself to be the most YOLO-crypto company of 2016 when it turned on end-to-end encryption by default last April for its more than 1 billion users. (Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent company, took a more cautious approach when it added opt-in encryption to Messenger.) But WhatsApp’s all-in …

Security

Trying out Snapchat’s new universal search capabilities

Snapchat recently released its redesigned app on iOS; it now has universal search capabilities, so I decided to give it a try — you can watch me fumble around in the video above.<p>The search bar functions like, well, a search bar — if you’re looking for another user, group chat or Discover publisher, …

Snapchat

Meet Hyper, an actually helpful smart travel assistant

Although we’d like to believe that, in 2016, we can leave it all up to the bots, we’re still not <i>quite</i> there yet. Sure, with assistants like Siri and Cortana getting smarter with each new release, and breakthroughs coming from places like Slack and Facebook, there are still a lot of individual cases …

Automation

These apps for your iPhone are better than the ones Apple makes

Apple has dominated the smart phone industry for years, but that doesn't mean that all of its software is the best. There are quite a few applications that are better than the stock applications Apple loads onto your iPhone. Here are just a few apps that you should consider using instead.<p><b>Follow</b> …

iPhone

Pokémon launches Duel, a new free iOS and Android strategy battle game

Pokémon has another official new mobile game that isn’t Pokémon GO – it’s a strategy battle game called Pokémon Duel where you collect virtual figures and fight them in an attempt to take over territory from your rival.<p>The Duel element involves actually battling your figures, which you can select …

Pokémon

Here's how to use Marco Polo, the video messaging app that could replace Snapchat one day

If you've ever wanted to recapture the magic of playing with walkie talkies as a kid, there's an app designed to do just that — 2017-style.<p>Marco Polo bills itself as the "video walkie talkie," a video chat app that lets you send quick messages back and forth with your friends.<p>Much like Snapchat, …

Snapchat

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Time’s AI-powered time tracking app will help you stop procrastinating

Do you like making lists of things to do, but then end up failing to accomplish the items you’ve laid out? A new application aimed at those with a tendency towards procrastination can help. Instead of a simple checklist or time tracker, Time, as the app is called, lets you more obsessively …

How to use an iPad as an external display and Touch Bar for your Mac

As an LG UltraFine 5K Display owner, I’ve been using my MacBook Pro in closed-clamshell mode for the last week. Closed-clamshell mode allows me to drive an external display with the MacBook’s lid closed.<p>While such a setup looks neat and takes up less desk real estate, there are a few downsides …

Apple

16 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

Apple preloads every iPhone with a slew of its own first-party apps — but thankfully, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple's.<p>Whether you're looking to organize your photos, get some work done, or get around town, we've scoured the App Store for the …

Apps

Nickelodeon gets into e-books with new reading app for kids, Nick Jr. Books

Kids TV network Nickelodeon already has solid footing in the digital space with its lineup of over 40 preschool apps and games and its own streaming service, Noggin. Now, the entertainment brand is making its move into e-books. The company has just launched its first ever reading app aimed at kids, …

Voxer adds end-to-end encrypted ‘private chats’

Voice-focused messaging app Voxer has added an end-to-end encrypted ‘private chats’ feature on its Android and iOS apps — powered by Open Whisper Systems’ Signal Protocol. So all content shared within a private chat, including live voice, text, videos, images, GIFs, and document sharing, is fully …