Entries by Nicole Ginsberg

It’s a Ballot Fight for Survival for Gig Companies Like Uber

OAKLAND, Calif. — By late August, the urgency was becoming clear. Top executives of Uber, Lyft and the delivery service DoorDash met to discuss a California ballot measure that would exempt them from a new state labor law and save their companies hundreds of millions of dollars. The survival of their businesses was on the […]

Face unlock support coming soon to WhatsApp on Android

WhatsApp already offers users security features that allows the lock of the app using various methods. The easiest form of protection involves the fingerprint sensor, but there’s another one that’s just as easy to use, yet unavailable for WhatsApp users: face unlock. It looks like WhatsApp is recognizing that there are phones that don’t feature […]

Este es el mundo de Google (y nosotros solo vivimos en él)

Hace alrededor de veinte años, tecleé Google.com en mi navegador web por primera vez. Cargó una barra de búsqueda y botones. Escribí “Muestra del examen de manejo DMV [Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados]”, moví las barras de desplazamiento para ver los resultados y di clic en un sitio. Vaya, pensé. El diseño minimalista de Google era […]

Quibi, Short-Form Streaming Service, Quickly Shuts Down

Quibi, the beleaguered short-form content company started by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, announced on Wednesday that it was shutting down just six months after the app became available. The mobile streaming service offered entertainment and news programs in five- to 10-minute chunks intended to be watched on phones by people on the go, but […]

How to Take Better Pet Portraits

Much of the internet seems to be made of animal photos, especially pictures of cats. If it all makes you want a decent portrait of your own pet for posterity — and you can’t afford a professional photographer — just grab your smartphone. Many recent phone models include all the hardware and software you need […]

Telerik UI for Xamarin R3 2020 SP: RichTextEditor & More

The Telerik UI for Xamarin R3 2020 service pack is here, bringing you additional improvements to the RichTextEditor, image export, and many other fixes. A little over a month after the Telerik UI for Xamarin R3 2020 release, we are making the service pack available for download. It comes with a couple of new features for […]

It’s Google’s World. We Just Live In It.

About 20 years ago, I typed Google.com into my web browser for the first time. It loaded a search bar and buttons. I punched in “D.M.V. sample test,” scrolled through the results and clicked on a site. Wow, I thought to myself. Google’s minimalist design was a refreshing alternative to other search engines at the […]

Telerik and Kendo UI R3 2020 Release Week Highlights

Always in step with the rapidly evolving .NET and JavaScript ecosystems, our Telerik and Kendo UI R3 2020 release webinar and Twitch sessions (09/28 – 10/2) were dedicated to helping developers keep up with the latest innovations in creating stunning web, desktop and mobile apps. Read on for more details! Our third release in 2020 […]

Pakistan Rescinds TikTok Ban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Just 10 days after introducing a ban on TikTok, the Pakistani authorities said on Monday that they were reversing the decision after receiving assurance from the Chinese-owned social media platform that it would moderate content according to local laws. “TikTok is being unlocked after assurance from management that they will block all […]

Snapchat launches new option to add music to snaps

Snapchat is trying to keep users engaged with its social network by adding a long-overdue feature. Starting this week, Snapchat users on iOS will be able to add music to their snaps. The new feature is called Sounds and lets users choose from what tunes to add to their snaps from a curated catalog of […]

, , , , , ,

Sensor Tower’s Q3 2020 Data Digest: 100 Billion App Downloads and Counting for 2020

Today, we released our Data Digest for Q3 of 2020—an expansive, free report covering global trends in the mobile app ecosystem. While not quite reaching the highs of the prior quarter in terms of downloads, it’s clear that the mobile app economy in 3Q20 was still performing at an outsized scale due to the lasting […]

, , , ,

Top 10 Best Halloween Icon Pack & Wallpaper Android Apps – 2020

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s about time you start decorating your home, yard, and everything else. Your smartphone plays an important role during festive times and perhaps it needs some decorating too. You can customize your phone’s wallpaper, icons, and color scheme to put it in the Halloween spirit. There are tons of […]