apps

programming

A Man Used Snapchat's Gender Swap Filter to Catch a Cop Allegedly Soliciting a Minor​

The college student used a picture of himself made to look like a girl, and posed as a 16-year-old on Tinder.
Samantha Cole
4 days ago
Motherboard

This Fake Boyfriend App Bails You Out of Awkward Moments

Microsoft developer advocate Chloe Condon created an app to fake a call, to get her off the hook in unwanted social situations.
Samantha Cole
4.1.19
data privacy

Health Apps Can Share Your Data Everywhere, New Study Shows

A study tested two dozen medicine apps to find out how and where they're sharing your personal data.
Samantha Cole
3.20.19
politics

New 'Conservative Yelp' App Will Identify Restaurant Safe Spaces for MAGA Hats, Handguns

63red Safe hopes to offer a platform where Trump supporters can rate businesses based on whether they're 'safe' for conservatives to visit.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.12.19
sex work

Google’s New Play Store Rules Are Breaking an App Sex Workers Use to Keep Safe

Ugly Mugs, a UK-based call screening app that helps workers avoid dangerous clients, is at risk for being shut down.
Samantha Cole
2.20.19
agriculture

Tinder-Style App Now Ensures Dairy Cows Are Having More Sex Than You

If only online dating was this wholesome for humans.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.13.19
Love Bites

These Apps Are Designed to Heal Your Heartbreak. Do They Really Work?

Mend and Break-Up Boss are part of a new wave of self-care apps that promise to help you get over ex.
Laura Blackwell
2.13.19
this is fine

How My Phone Saved Me From Feeling Like a Constant Failure

Making an endless to-do list made me feel like a failure—until an iPhone app helped me see the difference between taking out the trash and tackling my bigger life goals.
Crissy Milazzo
2.11.19
Technology

Woman Says Hacker Used Her McDonald's App to Buy $500 of Food in Five Days

The hacker, who was hundreds of miles away in Montreal, splurged on fries, Big Macs, poutine, Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, and more.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.7.19
KonMari

I Went Marie Kondo on My Twitter Follows to Spark Some Joy Into My Feed

Tokimeki Unfollow helped me KonMari who I follow on Twitter.
Samantha Cole
2.5.19
Religion

The Catholic Church Has No Idea How to Win Over Young People

The Vatican's spiffy "Click to Pray" app isn't going to save it.
Alex Norcia
1.24.19
Motherboard

Stop Using Third-Party Weather Apps

Time and time again, weather apps—including The Weather Channel, Accuweather, and WeatherBug—have shown that they share your location data.
Jason Koebler
1.4.19
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