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9 App Hacks to Help Declutter and Save Time in Your Day 9 App Hacks to Help Declutter and Save Time in Your Day

We could all use a little more time in the day, and your smartphone apps are here to help you. Plenty of the apps you use every day include handy timesavers that you might not have noticed yet, but fear not—we’re here to point them out for you. Use these tricks to claw back some minutes or even some hours out of every…

Snapchat's Unskippable Six-Second Ads Have, Sadly, Arrived Snapchat's Unskippable Six-Second Ads Have, Sadly, Arrived

Things have been rocky for Snapchat. After going public in March 2017, Snap Inc. has seen its stock price drop by more than 50 percent in a little more than a year, while taking a $40 million loss on unsold Spectacles and more or less canceling a redesign that had users complaining in protest. So in an attempt to…

Dog-Walking App Wag, Which Is Kind of Like an Uber for Dogs, Reportedly Loses Another Good Boy [Updated] Dog-Walking App Wag, Which Is Kind of Like an Uber for Dogs, Reportedly Loses Another Good Boy [Updated]

Dog-walking service Wag, the subject of fairly numerous press reports in the tabloid media regarding lost canines, has come up again in NYC rag the New York Post in reference to yet another pup that slipped a leash.

The Owner of MoviePass Says He Still Has More Tricks Up His Sleeve The Owner of MoviePass Says He Still Has More Tricks Up His Sleeve

Stock in MoviePass’ parent company Helios & Matheson has crashed precipitously amid reports that the ticket-sales service is very quickly running out of money—specifically, just $15.5 million in cash on hand at the end of April with another $27.9 million on deposit at a time when MoviePass is burning through nearly…

Snapchat is Ditching Its Hated Redesign So People Will Finally Stop Complaining Snapchat is Ditching Its Hated Redesign So People Will Finally Stop Complaining

Remember that massive Snapchat update that pissed off basically everyone? Well, Snap is pulling a bit of an about-face and issuing a redesign of the redesign after receiving nothing but a barrage of boos from its once loyal userbase.

Squirrel Is a New App That’s Just Like Slack but Made by Yahoo, and We’ll Leave It at That Squirrel Is a New App That’s Just Like Slack but Made by Yahoo, and We’ll Leave It at That

Well this is odd. It looks like Yahoo is releasing a new messaging app. The invite-only service is called Squirrel, as Android Police reports, and honestly it looks a lot like Slack, but with a focus on families instead of office productivity. It might turn out to be a huge hit, just a new, creepy way for Yahoo to…

That Thing We All Kind of Knew Would Happen to MoviePass Might Be Happening That Thing We All Kind of Knew Would Happen to MoviePass Might Be Happening

MoviePass, the monthly subscription-based service that offers seemingly impossible deals on movie tickets, appears to be heading towards that place where most impossible deals enabled by fistfuls of investors’ money go: the drain.

Facebook Is Developing Avatars, Which Are Just Like Bitmoji Except Not Owned By Snap Facebook Is Developing Avatars, Which Are Just Like Bitmoji Except Not Owned By Snap

Just like it did with Filters, Snaps, and Stories, Facebook is duplicating another feature that previously existed on its competitor Snapchat.

Scientists Create 'Am I Stoned,' an App That Aims to Answer the Eternal Question Scientists Create 'Am I Stoned,' an App That Aims to Answer the Eternal Question

Researchers at the University of Chicago are working on an app that they hope will be able to answer to a question many a stoner has asked themselves at one point or another: Am I actually high? The results of their latest research—presented this week at the Emerging Biology conference held in California—suggest…

7 Chromecast Apps and Games You Aren't Using But Should Be 7 Chromecast Apps and Games You Aren't Using But Should Be

The Chromecast—that’s a dongle for getting movies and shows and maybe a bit of music up on your big screen, right? Well, yes, but there’s much more you can do with your Chromecast. All kinds of apps and games can benefit from the extra screen space—not just Plex and Netflix.

TaskRabbit, the Handyman-for-Hire App, Appears to Have Been Hacked [Updated] TaskRabbit, the Handyman-for-Hire App, Appears to Have Been Hacked [Updated]

TaskRabbit, the mobile marketplace that matches freelance labor with local demand, has apparently been hacked.

Researchers Conclude Google's Play Store Is Likely Chock Full of Apps That Improperly Track Children Researchers Conclude Google's Play Store Is Likely Chock Full of Apps That Improperly Track Children

Thousands of apps may be tracking the online activity of children in ways that violate US privacy laws, according to a recent survey of Android apps available on the Google Play store.

Uber Escapes With No FTC Fines Over 2016 Data Breach It Paid $100,000 to Cover Up Uber Escapes With No FTC Fines Over 2016 Data Breach It Paid $100,000 to Cover Up

The Federal Trade Commission will not impose fines on ride-sharing giant Uber over the massive data breach it paid hackers $100,000 to cover up, CNN Money reported this week.

Did the FCC Just Reveal Google’s Next Streaming Dongle? Did the FCC Just Reveal Google’s Next Streaming Dongle?

Google’s Chromecast devices are handy (and cheap) little dongles for anyone who wants to add streaming functionality to their TV. But since the Chromecast Ultra came out in the fall of 2016, there haven’t been any new Google-branded additions to the family.

Facebook Decides to Back Off Creepy Hospital Data-Sharing Project for Some Reason Facebook Decides to Back Off Creepy Hospital Data-Sharing Project for Some Reason

In what might be the shortest time yet for an Onion headline to nearly mirror reality, Facebook has backed off plans to share sensitive info about your inner life with doctors and hospitals. And all it took was the company being embroiled in a cataclysmic data-sharing scandal.

Teen Monitoring Apps Don't Work and Just Make Teens Hate Their Parents, Study Finds Teen Monitoring Apps Don't Work and Just Make Teens Hate Their Parents, Study Finds

So-called parental control apps on smartphones might suck at actually protecting kids from iffy stuff on the internet, new preliminary research from the University of Central Florida suggests. And unsurprisingly, they also seem to drive a wedge between teens and parents.

Giphy Is Back on Instagram and Snapchat After Claiming to Have Solved Its Racist Sticker Problem Giphy Is Back on Instagram and Snapchat After Claiming to Have Solved Its Racist Sticker Problem

Gif-sharing service Giphy is back on Snapchat after an incident last month involving an extremely goddamn racist gif that slipped past moderation filters, according to the Verge.

How to Quickly Remove Permissions For Third-Party Apps From Your Facebook Account How to Quickly Remove Permissions For Third-Party Apps From Your Facebook Account

In the fallout to Facebook’s hot mess regarding data sharing with Cambridge Analytica, there have been calls by a lot of people including Elon Musk, WhatsApp co-found Brian Acton and others to #DeleteFacebook. But for some, that task might be too extreme a measure, as Facebook is (sadly) still one of the best ways to…

Niantic Will Reportedly Settle for Nearly $1.6 Million Over Bungled Pokémon GO Festival Niantic Will Reportedly Settle for Nearly $1.6 Million Over Bungled Pokémon GO Festival

App developer Niantic has settled a lawsuit over a botched Pokémon GO festival in Chicago’s Grant Park in July 2017 for nearly $1.6 million, TechCrunch reported on Saturday.

Uber Is Shutting Down Its Little-Used UberRush Delivery Service Uber Is Shutting Down Its Little-Used UberRush Delivery Service

Not long ago, on-demand package pickup Shyp closed its doors, saying it had failed to achieve critical mass for its explosive growth strategy and a last-minute pivot to business customers was too little, too late. Now UberRush, Uber’s delivery service for merchants in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, is following…

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