Category Archives: Windows

  • Instagram realizes its potential for impulse shopping

    Instagram is becoming friendlier to retailers and shoppers by partnering up with ecommerce sites such as Shopify and Bigcommerce. With the new tools it’s introducing, you can buy products advertised on a company’s Instagram page within seconds of seeing them. Businesses which wanted to take advantage of the platform’s visual appeal to sell products were hampered […]

  • Android users report notifications for Google’s Inbox are not working

    You might want to stay away from Google’s Inbox app for Android if you’re waiting on an important email – it turns out the software is suffering from a technical issue that is causing delays in notifications for new emails. A litany of miffed users have taken to the Google support forums and Reddit to complain that the latest version […]

  • A word processing software for wannabe novelists

    Microsoft Word may be the 800-pound gorilla of word processors, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the best. It’s slow, bloated, and expensive and lacks many modern features like autosave, document versioning, and access to iCloud. Plus, if you’re doing any kind of long-form writing with multiple chapters, it doesn’t have any organization system – […]

  • Why the iPhone 8’s face-scanning tech could be a privacy disaster

    There are few things more personal than a face. Every wrinkle, blemish, and freckle combine to tell a person’s story — an interactive and ever-changing map of one’s self unspooling over time. Oh, and if smartphone manufactures have their way, that map will also soon be the preeminent key to your digital life. Unfortunately, that’s […]

  • Google’s giving us some new search upgrades to book cheap travel plans

    Google is making it way easier for travelers with flexible schedules to save money. The search giant announced today that it’s updating both the Flight and Hotel search tools to make it easier for people to find deals. Now, both tools offer you a chance to find cheaper alternatives by switching your departure and arrival dates by just a couple days. […]

  • A hacker just went after verified Instagram accounts

    What’s shady, possibly wearing a hoodie, and is currently sitting on the stolen personal information of an untold number of high-profile Instagram users? That would be — SURPRISE! — a random hacker. Or several of them. “We recently discovered that one or more individuals obtained unlawful access to a number of high-profile Instagram users’ contact information — […]

  • Here’s why the network keeps going down and how to fix it

    GiffGaff customers across the UK are being warned to expect minor disruption to their services as the company rolls out upgrades across the network. The planned downtime is to allow GiffGaff to improve its data services and only data services will be affected. The rest of the network (calls and texts) will continue to operate […]

  • Facebook is rumoured to be building a smart speaker, but who’s it really for?

    Facebook – following in the footsteps of Amazon, Google and Apple – is rumoured to be building its own smart home device with a built in touchscreen and speaker. Rumours first started circulating after DigiTimes reported that sources from the “upstream supply chain” had claimed that Chinese iPhone manufacturer Pegatron had started work on the device. A small pilot run of the Facebook-developed […]

  • LiveLike will now let you watch sports with your Facebook friends in VR

    LiveLike, the service that partners with sports broadcasters to create and host their VR viewing experiences, is going social. As a refresher, LiveLike’s VR experience is a “virtual suite” overlooking the field, where you can select different camera angles, look around the suite, view pre-produced content, etc. We’ve looked at the experience before, and think […]

  • Hear how Houzz’s Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen built a $4B company at Disrupt SF

    Teamwork makes the dream work, as the saying goes. And in the case of Houzz, the founding team of Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen have made that dream work in spades. The husband-and-wife duo has built a massive startup out of what started as a online look book for their own home improvement project in […]

  • Amazon’s Alexa passes 15,000 skills, up from 10,000 in February

    Amazon’s Alexa voice platform has now passed 15,000 skills — the voice-powered apps that run on devices like the Echo speaker, Echo Dot, newer Echo Show and others. The figure is up from the 10,000 skills Amazon officially announced back in February, which had then represented a 3x increase from September. The new 15,000 figure […]

  • First 167 Cars For ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ Revealed (Updated)

    Back at E3, Turn 10 Studios bragged about the list of playable cars within the upcoming Forza Motorsport 7, specifically that it will include the largest collection of Porsches, Ferraris, and Lamborghini models within a single racing game. In order to get fans excited, Turn 10 released a portion of the game’s car lineup today, and it does […]