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This app is a totally frictionless way to talk to team members

Even though I spend most of my time tapping away on a keyboard, sometimes it’s just easier to talk.<p>Like a lot of tech companies, we use Slack at TNW for practically all inter-office communication. And when the popular service added voice calling, it quickly became my favorite way to keep in touch …

3 hidden iPhone features only power users know about

Your iPhone has a lot of hidden features you may not know about. We've rounded up 3 hidden features that will help make you an iPhone power user.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Apple News

How to set any song as iPhone ringtone

There was a time where ringtones were the coolest thing to have on your phone. I had Terror Squad’s Lean Back for all my incoming calls. Needless to …

You will love this Siri versus Google Assistant infographic

Siri is the go-to personal assistant Apple iOS users are proud to have and rely on. It had nearly no competition in the world of smartphones with its speed, clarity, and accuracy — until Google Assistant entered the picture and turned the tables.<p>On first glance, Siri and Google Assistant are very …

Google

Hardbound’s app uses visual stories to catch you up on the day’s news and more

Instead of killing time on your phone playing games or browsing Facebook, the recently launched application Hardbound aims to help you fill your spare minutes by learning something new instead. The months-old app introduces its own visual and interactive format for mobile storytelling, allowing you …

Storytelling

5 Free Apple Watch Apps to Boost Your Health Even Further

The Apple Watch is an incredible health and fitness device and Apple doesn’t shy away from positioning it as such. It includes a number of features …

Period tracking app Clue pulls in $20 million Series B from Nokia Growth Partners

Clue, an app built on machine learning to track a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle, announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding today.<p>The money comes from several investors with a focus in the healthcare space and was led by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP). Other participants in the round …

Nokia

Why your iPhone alarm snooze is automatically set to 9 minutes

Did you know that most snooze buttons are set at 9 minute intervals? Probably not, because who sits down to time a timer?<p>This unofficial standard was set accidentally in motion by the first snooze alarm clocks made in the 50's. Here's why we still follow it today.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Apple News

The free Sleep Cycle app just made getting up in the morning so much easier

I've been using the Sleep Cycle app for a few months now and I love it. It wakes me in between REM sleep cycles so the alarm isn't as jarring and I feel better rested.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

Sleep

iOS 10.1.1 update is causing iPhone battery issues

Apple's latest iOS update, 10.1.1 promises, among other things, "stability improvements and bug fixes." But some believe it's also carrying a new battery bug.<p>According to a report by <i>PCMag.com</i> the update is unexpectedly draining iPhone batteries. There's also an active discussion on Apple's own …

Apple News

The next iPad might be Apple’s first iOS device with no home button

Bigger screen, same footprint as 9.7-inch iPad Pro<p>It’s been rumored fairly regularly in recent months that Apple wants to remove the iPhone’s iconic home button and integrate its functionality into one seamless front display. But it turns out the iPad might be the first iOS device to undergo this …

Apple News

Why Did CNN Just Buy a Totally Useless App?

This morning, CNN announced that it had acquired Beme, YouTube vlogger Casey Neistat’s middling, authenticity-obsessed social media app. Neistat, …

Social Media

9 mobile apps to make real money

It’s mid-January, so it’s likely that your early pay check for Christmas has already run out, or is about to.<p>Fear not though, tech has come to save you (sort of, provided you don’t need any <i>serious</i> cash) with apps that let you earn real money from an Android or iOS device.<p>There’s certainly no …

Money

Instagram Adds Live Video With a Twist

After wildly profitable but often controversial debuts on Facebook and Twitter, live video is coming to Instagram.<p>The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app is adding the ability to broadcast live video streams as part of its Stories feature. Unlike live video posted to Facebook, though, it will …

Snapchat

The Encrypted Chat App That’s Booming in a Post-Trump World

Before last Tuesday, I was vaguely familiar with the security-minded chat app Signal, thanks mainly to the news that DNC staffers had switched to …

Encryption

Cutting-edge app uses augmented reality to make boobs bigger (NSFW)

The future of plastic surgery has never looked so bright. There’s now an innovative app that uses augmented reality to help potential breast enlargement patients get a better picture of how their body would look once they’ve undergone the cosmetic procedure.<p>Illusio is an augmented reality “3D …

Augmented Reality

Surgery training app Touch Surgery cuts deal with Johnson & Johnson

London-based app maker Touch Surgery creates a series of apps to help surgeons train ahead of complicated surgery procedures, or to familiarize themselves with new surgical tools, equipment and procedures. The company just announced it has signed a “strategic collaboration” with Johnson & Johnson …

Johnson & Johnson

A Dangerous iPhone Bug Is Back, Thanks To Poor App Security

Back in the early 2010s, the iPhone had a strange, and nasty, bug which forced the iPhone to repeatedly call 911. The bug was quickly fixed, but last month it reared its ugly head again, much to the bafflement of Apple and tech watchers. How did it come back? It’s because the apps you use are …

Apple News

Apple Debuts New 'iBooks Storytime' tvOS App With Read-Aloud Books for Kids

Apple has quietly introduced a new tvOS app for kids called "iBooks Storytime," designed to allow children to read along with interactive books on their television sets.<p>iBooks Storytime features a selection of children's books from the iBooks Store that feature Read-Along capabilities. Read-Along …

Parenting

Instagram CEO confirms live video is coming

It was only a matter of time, but Instagram has confirmed today that it’s working on its own live streaming implementation.<p>In an interview with the Financial Times, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said:<p>Live is really exciting for us. I think it can enhance what we’re doing. If I’m trying to strengthen …

Streaming

Apple Shares 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Apple has shared its annual holiday gift guide on its website, with product recommendations such as the 12-inch MacBook, iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad Pro, fourth-generation Apple TV, gift cards, and related accessories. The guide also points gift-givers towards various music products, photography …

Apple News

PayPal iOS App Update Brings Siri Integration to Send and Receive Money

PayPal has updated its iOS app to include Siri integration with support for a variety of languages across 30 countries.<p>In a post on its official blog, PayPal announced that users of the digital payment service will be able to use Apple's voice-activated AI personal assistant to send and request …

Paypal

A Language Learning Phenomenon — 5 Reasons 1,000,000 People Use This App To Learn Languages

Facebook now has approximately 1.6 billion users, which equates to about <i>one quarter</i> of the world’s population. This number becomes even more …

Learning

WhatsApp for iOS joins the GIF party with a ton of new features

WhatsApp has updated its messaging app on iOS with the ability to send and receive GIFs. Yeah, it’s kinda late to the game – but it actually does a little more than just support animations.<p>In addition to sending GIFs stored on your phone, you can also search Giphy’s massive library (or Tenor’s, in …

GIF Animations

Amazon rolls out Rapids, a chat style reading app for kids

Rapids is a cute new kids app from Amazon using a playful chat style to help kids ages seven to twelve enjoy reading.<p>A lot of kid’s reading apps are a take on the traditional storybook and Amazon already has a Kindle for kids, but Amazon’s Michael Robinson who headed up the project, noticed his own …

The new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar already fell prey to this ridiculous fart app

With the advent of new technology, there’s a short period of time when we all think it’s magical. Big ideas flourish, and everyone tries to make the most out of its potential.<p>And then people start creating fart apps.<p>When the iPhone ’s App Store launched, it only took a few months for one to appear …

The iPhone 7 has an exciting new feature that Apple is keeping secret

The iPhone 7 has one major feature that Apple is still keeping secret. And so does the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6. According to new findings, Apple happy …

Apple News

Apple to Introduce E Ink Keyboards With 2018 MacBooks

Apple has reportedly teamed up with an Australian startup to bring E Ink keyboards to its 2018 MacBook lineup. The new keyboards will have the …

Tinder Boost, letting you pay to skip the line, goes live worldwide

Tinder Boost, the feature that lets users pay to have their profile shown first in the feed, has gone live worldwide as of today.<p>The company started testing the feature in late September in Australia, and has finally decided to let it loose across Tinder’s global community.<p>Tinder Boost lets users …