While I was fascinated by the notion of an audio-only wedding, I did miss those quintessential moments one can only truly experience in real life.
UberPool, one of Uber's cheapest options, was suspended during the pandemic. Insiders say the service will be almost unrecognizable when it returns.
One freelancer used the Noom app to record her weight and track her food intake during the pandemic. She lost seven pounds in eight months.
You can organize apps on your iPhone by moving them around, putting them into folders, and sending them to the App Library.
You can delete apps on an Apple Watch from the app screen on the watch itself, or from the Watch app on your iPhone.
Clubhouse took off like wildfire during the pandemic as the audio app provided community for its users, but that growth appears to be tapering off.
Push notifications are the alerts that apps send to your phone or computer even when the apps aren't open.
Apple and Google kicked Parler off their app stores following the pro-Trump insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.
People are sleeping worse than ever. One writer tried "Yoga Nidra for Sleep" on the Insight Timer app over a year ago and swears by its success.
The posted personal data of Clubhouse users includes names, social media profiles, and other details.
Reports on Downdetector skyrocketed just after 5 p.m. for the popular social media sites with no word on when they'll be back.
I jumped in and out of "rooms" on Clubhouse for hours and found why the community-driven app was so successful during a lonely pandemic.
Volv, which was founded using advice from Mark Cuban, combines financial and political news with pop culture stories, and targets millennials.
Discord has held talks with Microsoft and other potential buyers, but no deal is imminent, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Dispo offers people a dose of nostalgia when taking and sharing their photos. The app's creator, David Dobrik, wants users to have a more authentic experience.
A redesigned icon for Amazon's app drew comparisons to Adolf Hitler, so the company quietly changed it.
The online gaming platform improved content ratings to match older audiences with experiences that are appropriate for their age.
If you want to block social media apps from yourself, there are dozens of apps and tools you can use, including Freedom, StayFocusd, and RescueTime.
Uber is buying Drizly for $US1.1 billion, the companies said in press release on Tuesday. Drizly has been called the “Uber for alcohol delivery” and marks another step for Uber into delivery apps. Last year, Uber acquired food and grocery delivery startup Postmates for $US2.6 billion. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
As coronavirus vaccines roll out, immunity passport apps are becoming more prevalent. But new research that analysed 65 existing apps found that 82% had privacy problems. Immunity passport apps also risk entrenching existing inequalities, and may not yield significant health benefits, the research suggested. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Period-tracking apps collect incredibly intimate data about their users. They also have a track record of shaky privacy practices. Insider spoke to an expert about what happens to do your data – and whether you should use the apps Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When you tell an […]
The secure messaging app Signal was experiencing issues Friday, some users reported online. Down Detector showed over 2,000 reports from users experiencing issues around 11:40 a.m. ET. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Signal appears to be down for some users on Friday morning. Down Detector showed over 2,000 […]
Scott Belsky is the chief product officer of Adobe and founder of Behance, Adobe’s social media platform. He’s an early investor and product advisor for top startups including Pinterest, Uber, Carta, and Airtable. As 2020 comes to a close, Belsky predicts eight major trends to emerge in the tech industry […]
Zogo is a fintech startup from Gen Z cofounders that seeks to make learning about finance fun. Cofounder Bolun Li, 22, compares the app to Duolingo, in how it offers games and quizzes about various financial topics. Li told Insider about the launch, why he thinks Gen Zers struggle with […]
Electronic music duo The Chainsmokers and legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk have taken stakes in Public.com, an investing app that makes trading in the stock market more accessible. Public raised $US65 million in its most recent fundraising round, saying that it aims to “change the culture of the stock market.” The […]
Tim Cook said he had to take “a meat axe” to his iPhone notifications to cut back on screen time. The Apple CEO discussed his iPhone usage during an interview on the “Outside Podcast” this week. “I started asking myself, why do I need all these notifications? Why do I […]
You can hide apps from most Android phone home screens and app drawers so that you have to search for them if you want to use them. Hiding apps can, for instance, prevent friends, family, or children from accessing them. If you don’t have a phone that supports app-hiding, you […]
Marissa Mayer launched an AI app called Sunshine Contacts as part of her first venture since stepping down as CEO and president of Yahoo in 2017, when Verizon bought it for $US4.48 billion. Sunshine said it plans to launch a series of products intended to “free up time” for users. […]
Facebook has a new app called E.gg that allows users to create personalised websites. E.gg is described as a “digital zine creator,” and was introduced with a similarly ancient reference: websites circa 1999. It’s goal is broad: to “give creative control back to people” and to “create a low-pressure space […]
Entrusting your data to big tech platforms can be highly risky. Users who have been banned by Google for supposedly violating its terms of service have been left without access to key parts of their lives. Many have appealed the suspensions but have received automated responses. They don’t know why […]
Apple launches its new Apple One subscription service on Friday, bundling together its premium services such as Apple News and Apple Music. You get different apps and varying iCloud storage space depending on which Apple One tier you pay for. The three Apple One subscription tiers range in price from […]
Caribu, an app that lets parents and grandparents read bedtime stories to their children and grandkids virtually, boomed during the pandemic. The app grew tenfold in March, and now its co-founder Maxeme Tuchman says its expanding to the classroom and the home office. Now, the company is pushing for some […]
A federal judge has ordered Twitter to hand over information about an anonymous account tied to a conspiracy theory about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich. Since his death in 2016, Rich has been the subject of a conspiracy that claims, without evidence, that he was in communication with WikiLeaks prior […]
Blix, which has filed a lawsuit against Apple in the past accusing it of infringing on its technology, says Apple delayed approving an update to its BlueMail app for weeks. According to emails reviewed by Business Insider, Apple rejected Blix’s app update for not including Apple’s “Sign in with Apple” […]
To find and use the App Library on your iPhone, you’ll need to swipe all the way to the last page of your home screen. Once you’ve opened the App Library, you can browse through your apps using the folders, or with the search bar. You can also use the […]
To use App Clips on an iPhone running iOS 14, you’ll have to first find a compatible website or business and tap the App Clips button. App Clips let you use part of an app without downloading the entire thing, which is great if you only need to use it […]
The Trump administration will ban the use of chat and payments app WeChat for users in the US beginning September 20. The ban is part of an order from the US Commerce Department that will prohibit new downloads and app updates of WeChat and video app TikTok over fears that […]
Instagram and Facebook were down for tens of thousands of users in North America and Europe on Thursday. Outage tracker Down Detector showed reports of issues with Instagram in Southern California and the Northeast in the US, as well as parts of Western Europe. Facebook, which owns Instagram, also showed […]
There are several ways to check your app usage on an Android phone or tablet. To see how much battery each app is using, check the Battery section of the Settings app. You can see how much time you spend in each app through the Digital Wellbeing section. Lastly, you […]
YouTube is rolling out a TikTok competitor called YouTube Shorts that will allow users to create 15-second videos. A beta version is being released in India this week. The move comes as Oracle confirms it has made a deal with Bytedance, TikTok’s China-based parent company, that is designed to keep […]
There are two ways you can delete apps on your Android device: permanently or by temporarily relocating them. You can delete apps entirely from your Android through the phone’s settings app or remove them from your home screen by dropping them into the app drawer. When you move an app […]
Summary List Placement Imagine an app that will calm your kid’s tantrum and get them laughing, gets siblings to stop quarreling and play together, and encourages parents and kids to play together in the real world, creating music on a rainy day, running around the yard on a nice one. […]
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he doesn’t “use a lot of Facebook products – any, actually.” Dorsey discussed his social-media habits during a recent appearance on “The Boardroom: Out of Office” podcast, hosted by Kevin Durant’s manager, Rich Kleiman. Kleiman asked Dorsey if he and Mark Zuckerberg “have beef,” to […]
Spotify users were reporting issues playing music on Wednesday morning. Internet outage tracker Down Detector showed more than 6,200 reports of issues on the East Coast of the US, the UK, and Western Europe. Users reported being unable to play songs for more than a few seconds at a time. […]
Facebook said Apple refused to reduce its App Store fee for the social network’s new paid feature that could help small-business owners during the pandemic. Facebook executive Fidji Simo also told Bloomberg that the social-media giant was calling Apple out so that “they can join us and end up waiving […]
Apple yanked the app for the popular game Fortnite from its store Thursday after its parent company, Epic Games, began allowing in-game purchases. The new direct payment system means that Epic Games would skirt Apple’s 30% App Store commission, a controversial fee that developers have said gives Apple an unfair […]
A 17-year-old New Jersey high school student has developed an Android app that allows users to record their interactions with police and then notify a loved one or share it to social media, like Instagram. Aaditya Agrawal told Business Insider that he was compelled to create the app in part […]
Snapchat is once again rolling out tools that will allow users to register to vote in the app for the upcoming presidential election. The TurboVote tool was also used in 2018 to register 450,000 people in the app, more than half of which turned out to vote, but this is […]
DoorDash has rolled out the first of a line of convenience stores designed to quickly deliver household items and other corner store products to customers. The DashMart stores will be stocked with items like spice rubs, cough medicine, and dog food from both national and local brands. The new endeavour […]
Snapchat will release a new feature that will allow users to overlay their recorded videos with popular songs, per a report from The Verge, similar to how TikTok operates. Users will have access to a selection of music from Warner Music Group and other music publishing companies. News of the […]
People on a Chinese microblogging site called ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming a traitor, a coward, and an American apologist after the company confirmed it is the possibility of divesting to a US tech firm, per a TechCrunch report. “Zhang Yiming used to praise the US for allowing debate, unlike in […]
An email app created by developers who accused Apple and Google of unfair treatment in the past was just kicked off the latter’s Play Store days after its creators went public about their cooperation with lawmakers in an ongoing antitrust investigation. “If this isn’t retaliation due to our role in […]
Documents published as part of an ongoing congressional antitrust investigation include an email exchange between Apple’s Eddy Cue and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who testified in Wednesday’s hearing alongside his fellow tech execs. The email shows how Apple agreed to charge 15% in subscriptions for the e-commerce giant instead of […]
The US Treasury is investigating social video app TikTok over national security concerns, Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed Wednesday. Specifically, the Treasury’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) is looking into the acquisition of Musical.ly, a startup acquired in 2017 by Bytedance – TikTok’s China-based parent company. “We are […]
Google Drive is a cloud-based storage solution that allows you to save files online and access them anywhere from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Using a cloud storage service like Google Drive has plenty of advantages, such as easier file sharing and having a remote location to backup your files. […]
On June 29 India banned 59 Chinese apps including video app TikTok, which is wildly popular in India. On Monday, the Indian government banned a further 47 apps which were clones that allowed people access to the previously banned apps. It also published a list of 275 more apps it’s […]
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the company is indeed in the early stages of exploring a subscription model for the social media site, per a CNN report. Unconfirmed reports of a subscription model for Twitter began circulating in early July. The confirmation comes as Twitter reports a 23% drop in […]
Some US investors of Chinese tech giant Bytedance are considering buying a majority stake in TikTok, according to an Information report. A decision has not been made yet. The US investors involved in the deal could possibly include Sequoia Capital, a famed Silicon Valley venture firm. The report comes as […]
Instagram is rolling out a tool that will allow users to raise money on the app, GoFundMe-style. Only users 18 years old and older can create a Personal Fundraiser for a small business or for a “cause that’s important to you.” The tool is launching for users in the US, […]
The gaming chat app Discord and food delivery platform Postmates appeared to be among the apps that experienced an outage Friday. The outage appears to have been caused by problems with Cloudflare, a cloud networking platform that supports many major websites and apps. Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince posted a tweet […]
A widespread Twitter scam has hacked into dozens of high-profile accounts, including that of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and presidential hopeful Joe Biden. A Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider that it’s “looking into this,” but in the meantime, it’s unclear which accounts hackers still have planned to target. As a […]
Microsoft’s Outlook email app is crashing for some users upon launching. The company said in a Twitter post that it was investigating the cause of the issue. A Microsoft spokesperson told Business Insider in an email that the company’s teams “have begun to roll out a mitigation for an issue […]
Amazon told employees in an email on Friday that they had to delete TikTok from phones they use to access their work email because of “security risks,” The New York Times reported. But Amazon walked that policy back in a statement Friday, saying it was sent to some employees in […]
Google is testing a new feature that shows the location of traffic lights in Google Maps. The feature is only being tested on Android at the moment. Apple Maps is already capable of showing traffic light and stop sign locations. The move comes after Google announced several new features for […]
Mmhmm is an app that will eventually allow people to virtually share their screen with others in a video call while also remaining in the picture. Founded by ex-Evernote CEO Phil Libin, the app will let you share your presentation, a web browser, or even a live newscast by adding […]
Reddit and LinkedIn are making changes to their app after Apple’s iOS 14 software discovered that they were copying content from the clipboard. Reddit is releasing a fix for its app on July 14, while LinkedIn recently said it had released a new version of its app to the App […]
Hey is a new email app from Basecamp that’s designed to help you get the most out of your email. It lets you sort emails into categories for newsletters and shipping notifications, and makes it possible to screen emails just like you screen phone calls. The email provider, which was […]
When iOS 14 arrives this fall, it will bring with it some small but meaningful changes to help navigate a cluttered iPhone. Apple added a tool called App Library, which allows you to sort through a catalogue of your apps rather than having several app pages on your home screen. […]
Microsoft’s Brad Smith said it’s time for regulators to have a “more focused” discussion about how app stores are governed and whether they violate antitrust rules. When speaking with Politico, Smith said app stores have created “higher walls” than barriers that existed in the industry 20 years ago, when Microsoft […]
Apple’s controversial policy of taking up to a 30% cut of App Store purchases is under scrutiny again. The developer of email app Hey accused the tech giant of strong-arming developers into using Apple’s payment systems so it can take a 30% cut. Apple has been under scrutiny over concerns […]
Like many others around the onset of quarantine orders in the US during mid-March, I started to have more trouble than usual falling asleep. I downloaded the app Calm, a popular meditation tool that offers ambient soundtracks and mindfulness exercises. I have been using the app for nearly three months, […]
Ameelio is an app that will take your typed message and whose team will then print it into a physical letter to be mailed to the author’s incarcerated loved one. The service is available on desktop, not the mobile app just yet, and provides a free alternative to pricey call […]
Google Maps is getting a new setting that makes it easier to find wheelchair accessible places. The navigation app already offered information about places with wheelchair accessible facilities, but you can now choose to prioritise this in Maps. It’s one of several updates Google has made to Google Maps this […]
Walmart is ending its grocery app and merging it with the company’s main app, so shoppers can buy food, toys, tools, and more all in one place. “We don’t ask customers to make two trips to the store, one for groceries and one for all the other things they need, […]
If you’re a college student or recent grad looking for tools to aid you in your job search, consider looking into new career websites and apps. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently commissioned a report from education innovation company Entangled Solutions that highlights several apps for getting young people […]
Apps like Calm and Headspace offer guided meditations and mindfulness exercises. Podcasts such as “Sleep With Me,” “Phoebe Reads a Mystery,” and “Boring Books for Bedtime” feature sleep-inducing bedtime stories. The soothing sounds of “The ASMR Podcast” and “Rain, Rain Sleep Sounds” can also lull listeners to sleep. Visit Insider’s […]
Adidas is making a strategic shift to a more focused online presence to cope with falling sales as the coronavirus pandemic stops customers from being able to visit stores. The sportswear brand aims to digitize its entire value chain and revamp its ‘Creating the New’ business plan first introduced in […]
Nearly 3.5 million people are using an app daily to report whether they’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The Covid Symptom Tracker app, built by researchers at King’s College London and analytics company Zoe Global, provides real-time data that could help lawmakers decide how to reopen countries in the coming months. […]
Researchers are building an app that would listen to people’s coughs and use AI to predict whether they might have COVID-19. The app, called “Coughvid,” was inspired by doctors who said coronavirus patients have a distinctive cough that sounds different than other illnesses, researcher Tomas Teijeiro told Business Insider. Coughvid […]
Online grocery and food delivery services have become crucial tools amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, lack of high-speed internet and other accessibility issues can put these services out of reach for some of those most vulnerable to COVID-19. The elderly, people with disabilities, lower-income people, people of colour, and the […]
Selena Gomez has filed a lawsuit against the developers and sellers of a mobile fashion game for using her likeness without her consent. According to the lawsuit, obtained by Business Insider, the companies behind the game “knowingly” used Gomez’s image without her consent, and profited off her inclusion in the […]
Apple is reportedly working on a new feature that would let you use certain features from apps without actually installing the app, according to 9to5Mac. The feature could appear in iOS 14, Apple’s next major iPhone update. Such a capability would not only be convenient, but it could keep your […]
When you can’t be with your friends in person, talking to them via video chat or texting can make you feel closer to them. But sometimes you might not feel like talking, which is why playing virtual games is a good way to connect with your friends. Throwbacks like Words […]
To update apps on iOS 13, you’ll need to head to your “Account” menu in the App Store. Most apps will update on their own, but you can use this page to manually update any apps that are queued up. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Keeping the apps […]
Pinterest’s CEO has partnered with Feeding America and experts from Harvard University, Stanford University, and more to launch How We Feel, an app that lets you self-report your symptoms. The goal of the app is to collect real-time data to help researchers detect regions on the brink of a coronavirus […]
Apple just acquired the beloved weather app Dark Sky, a move that could help it boost its ever-growing services division. Apple’s services category has become an increasingly important revenue driver for the company after several consecutive quarters of sluggish iPhone sales. The acquisition makes sense considering Apple has been launching […]
The novel coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the world works.“Social distancing” has been recommended to reduce the virus’ spread, causing many companies to turn to work-from-home policies. Although it’s not a new concept, working from home may not be the norm for your team, and the transition for some […]
As major gym chains close their doors to curb the coronavirus outbreak, people are increasingly turning to digital workout programs to maintain their exercise routines from home. Services like Daily Burn, Aaptiv, and TA Online Studio have all said they have seen an increase in demand and engagement over the […]
At-home workouts let you exercise from the comfort of your home on your own schedule. Resistance bands or dumbbells are great, but a good workout app is the most crucial piece of fitness equipment. We’ve tested some of the best fitness apps for specific workout types, intensity level, and overall […]
The Iranian government released a coronavirus app named AC19, but Google removed it from its Play Store this week. The app “tries to reach a clinical decision by asking a few medical questions,” according to its description. Though some worried that the app was intended as a spying tool for […]
The popular stock-trading app Robinhood went dark for a full day of trading on Monday as markets had their biggest rally in years. Robinhood sent an email early Tuesday announcing that service was restored and apologizing to users. People on Reddit, Twitter, and other social-media platforms have urged a class-action […]
I have been travelling in Asia for the last month, visiting South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand. One of my goals for the trip was to unplug and be less reliant on my iPhone. However, I have found that without these six apps – including Grab, Maps.Me, and Instagram – […]
Analysis of China’s app usage shows that citizens are turning to their phones to keep themselves entertained and fed during the coronavirus outbreak. Social media, news apps, and video games have all seen a significant increase in installs and engagement according to analysis by Goldman Sachs. Sensor Tower also found […]
Rolls-Royce has a new app, and it’s exclusively for those who buy a new car from the company. The app lets users connect with other Rolls-Royce owners, executives, and members of its board, as well as see previews of products before they’re public. There’s also the opportunity to buy “luxury […]
Apple’s iPhone and iPad have always locked users into Apple’s default apps for fundamental services like email and web browsing. People could always download rival third-party apps, but the default apps launched for fundamental services would defer=”defer”to Apple’s native apps. That long-held standard may finally be changing, according to a […]
Online investment platform Rally has partnered with luxury reseller Privé Porter to allow people to “invest” in rare and new Birkin handbags. The first bag goes on sale today and has no minimum or fee to invest. There are 2,000 shares available, and each share costs $US26.25, which values the […]
You can delete your apps on Google Chrome by heading to the “chrome://apps” menu in your browser. All it takes to delete an app in Google Chrome is two clicks. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Google Chrome allows users to install apps from its Chrome Web Store, or […]
Tech problems played a role throughout the botched Democratic primary caucus in Iowa on February 3. A smartphone app developed specifically for registering results and largely untested before being deployed, encountered major hitches during the caucus. But beyond the app, the Iowa Democratic caucus was plagued by various tech issues, […]
Google Maps is getting a redesign to coincide with its 15th birthday, the company announced on Thursday. The update brings features that were already available in the app – like the ability to contribute reviews and ratings and save favourite places to lists – front and centre. The redesign highlights […]
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