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A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data

A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password. The app, Family Locator, built by Australia-based software house React Apps, allows families to track each other in real-time, such as spouses or parents wanting to know where their children are. It also lets users set up geofenced alerts to send a notification when a family member enters or leaves a certain location, such as school ...
Tags: Apps, Security, Australia, Computing, Database, Email, Internet, Photo Sharing, Social Media

What to expect from Apple’s ‘Show Time’ event

The biggest surprise about next week’s Apple event may be the fact that the company has anything left to announce. This week, several core pieces of Apple hardware received upgrades, including the iPad Air and Mini, iMac and AirPods. Given the company’s rush to get all of that out the door, we don’t expect to see much in the way of new devices at Monday’s event. Apple sent invites announcing that March 25 will be “Show Time.” The wording was a subtle nod the the “It’s Showtime” invites the co...
Tags: Apps, Entertainment, Media, Apple, Apple TV

Our 9 favorite startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 2

Heathcare kiosks, a home-cooked food marketplace, and a way for startups to earn interest on their funding topped our list of high-potential companies from Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 2. 88 startups launched on stage at the lauded accelerator, though some of the best skipped the stage as they’d already raised tons of money. Be sure to check out our write-ups of all 85 startups from day 1 plus our top picks, as well as the full set from day 2. But now, after asking investors and conferrin...
Tags: Apps, Biotech, Food, Funding, GreenTech, Hardware, Health, Logistics, Startups, TC

The 24 best root apps for rooted Android phones and tablets

Rooting your Android device opens up a world of possibilities, along with a few apps. Here are 24 of our favorites, so you can make the most of your rooted device and unleash the true power of Android. The post The 24 best root apps for rooted Android phones and tablets appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Buying Guides, Mobile, Apps, Root Apps, Rooting

Firefox is now a better iPad browser

Mozilla today announced a new iOS version of Firefox that has been specifically optimized for Apple’s iPad. Given the launch of the new iPad mini this week, that’s impeccable timing. It’s also an admission that building a browser for tablets is different from building a browser for phones, which is what Mozilla mostly focused on in recent years. “We know that iPads aren’t just bigger versions of iPhones,” Mozilla writes in today’s announcement. “You use them differently, you need them for dif...
Tags: Apps, Mobile, TC, Firefox, Firefox Focus, Free Software, iOS, iPad, Mozilla, Software, Tablet Computers, Web browsers

WeChat Pay to reportedly take on Google Pay and Paytm in India later this year

Chinese tech giant Tencent is looking to enter India‘s payment market with a UPI-based (Unified Payments Interface) WeChat Pay app, according to Entrackr. The report notes Tencent execs met with the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) three weeks ago to discuss obtaining a license, with plans to launch the service in May or June. In the already saturated UPI payments market in India, WeChat Pay will compete against BHIM, PhonePe, Paytm, and Google Pay. According to NCPI’s website, month...
Tags: Apps, India, Money

How to watch the Indian Premier League 2019 cricket tournament online

The 12th edition of arguably one of the biggest cricket tournaments of the world – the Indian Premier League (IPL) – is kicking off tomorrow. Last year, more than 200 million people streamed the tournament online through Hotstar, an India-based streaming service owned by Star TV Network. As the Chennai Superkings are set to take on Royal Challengers Bangalore tomorrow, we thought you might find our guide on how to stream the IPL online handy. If you live in India, you can tune into Hostar’s site...
Tags: Apps, India

Facebook’s reportedly been storing millions of user passwords in plain text since 2012

Last night, Facebook revealed that it found a flaw in January in its systems that stored user passwords in plain text, which meant that anyone who had access to them could read those passwords without having to decrypt them. The vulnerability impacts “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users.” What’s more shocking is that, according to cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs, in some instances, the company has be...
Tags: Apps, Facebook, Security

Gig workers need health & benefits — Catch is their safety net

One of the hottest Y Combinator startups just raised a big seed round to clean up the mess created by Uber, Postmates, and the gig economy. Catch sells health insurance, retirement savings plans, and tax withholding directly to freelancers, contractors, or anyone uncovered. By building and curating simplified benefits services, Catch can offer a safety net for the future of work. “I n order to stay competitive as a society, we need to address inequality and volatility. We think Catch is th...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Y Combinator, Finance, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Tech, Earnest, Ira, Payments, Blue Shield

Researchers Create Fake Profiles on 24 Health Apps and Learn Most Are Sharing Your Data

Using apps to keep track of your medication or look up the symptoms of your latest mysterious illness might be convenient. But a new study out this week highlights the hidden privacy risks of plugging sensitive health information into your smartphone. Namely, that medical apps love to collect your data, but are only…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Data, Data Privacy

MoviePass parent’s CEO says its rebooted subscription service is already (sort of) profitable

Two days after MoviePass announced the return of the company’s unlimited ticket plan, Ted Farnsworth, CEO of its parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics, sat down with TechCrunch to offer insight into the state of the beleaguered service. According to the executive, MoviePass Uncapped is already seeing positive results. While he didn’t share concrete numbers, he says that sign-ups have increased “well over 800 percent in the last few days. And that’s conservative.” Asked what it would ta...
Tags: Apps, Entertainment, Media, Mobile, Moviepass, Ted Farnsworth

MoviePass parent’s CEO says its rebooted subscription service is already profitable

Two days after MoviePass announced the return of the company’s unlimited ticket plan, Ted Farnsworth, CEO of its parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics, sat down with TechCrunch to offer insight into the state of the beleaguered service. According to the executive, MoviePass Uncapped is already seeing positive results. While he didn’t share concrete numbers, he says that subscribers have increased “well over 800 percent in the last few days. And that’s conservative.” Asked what it would...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Sylvester Stallone, Moviepass, Helios, Times Square, Farnsworth, West Hollywood California, Gotti, Jamie McCarthy Getty, EJAF, Matheson Analytics, Ted Farnsworth

How to Reply to a Specific Message on Messenger

Facebook recently added the ability to unsend messages and a dark mode to its highly popular messaging app, Messenger. The company has now added the option to quote and reply to specific messages within a conversation in Messenger. Similar to ‘Swipe to Reply’ functionality in Facebook-owned WhatsApp, this feature allows users to quickly reply to a particular message in an individual chat or group. The quoted replies in Messenger comes handy especially in larger group chats where conversations a...
Tags: Ios, Android, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Blogging, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Tips, Tips 'n' Tricks, XYZ

Steam vulnerability exposed users to account hijacking and malware

A vulnerability in Valve‘s Steam platform made it possible for malicious actors to take over user accounts, pilfer their items, and even infect their systems with additional malware. The security kink resided in Steam‘s server browser functionality – which lets players look up severs for a number of games (including hit titles like CS:GO, Half-Life 2, and Team Fortress 2) – according to a HackerOne vulnerability disclosure made public on March 15. The security researchers who unearthed the bug n...
Tags: Security, Startups, Gaming, Apps, Team Fortress

MoviePass co-founder’s new startup PreShow gives you free movie tickets for watching ads

As founding CEO of MoviePass, Stacy Spikes has already changed the way we think about paying for movie tickets. Now he’s pursuing a new approach — providing a free ticket to people who watch 15 to 20 minutes of ads. Spikes told me that when it comes to watching movies outside the theater, there are three basic business models — pay-per-view, subscription and ad-supported. MoviePass brought a subscription approach into theaters, but Spikes (who stepped down as MoviePass CEO in 2016) said he ke...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Media, Tech, Spikes, Movie Tickets, Stacy Spikes, MoviePass Stacy Spikes

This app collects wallpapers designed to hide Samsung Galaxy S10’s camera

The hole-punch on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup might not be as obnoxious as a notch. But, in case you wanted to hide it anyway, there’s now an app that collects creative wallpapers designed to camouflage the phone‘s camera cutout. As spotted by Android Police, Hidey Hole essentially scrapes Reddit for hole-punch wallpapers and stacks them in one place, so you can comfortably choose from a wide range to trick out your S10. What’s especially nifty is the app also lets you adjust the brightnes...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Samsung, Reddit, Samsung Galaxy, Plugged

Facebook Messenger gets threaded messages feature for conversations

Social media giant Facebook has been revamping a lot of its own stuff in recent days to provide users with the smooth, easy user experience. In the recent development, Facebook is adding support for “message replies". According to the company, this feature allows for threaded messages, allowing the users to reply specifically to one message without messing around the full message thread. To make use of the new feature, users need to long press on a message and tap the newly included reply ic...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, News, Blogging, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Instagram, Facebook Gaming, Facebook Messenger threaded messages

PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo editing app

If you’re like me, who isn’t big on social media, you’d think that the image filters that come inside most apps will do the job. But for many others, especially the younger crowd, making their photos stand out is a huge deal. The demand is big enough that PicsArt, a rival to filtering companies VSCO and Snapseed, recently hit 130 million monthly active users worldwide, roughly a year after it amassed 100 million MAUs. Like VSCO, PicsArt now offers video overlays though images are still its fo...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Entertainment, China, Russia, Social Media, Tech, United States, Armenia, Vsco, Avengers, Photo Sharing, The Avengers, Picsart

How to Prioritize App Downloads in iOS

I feel a little bad for not knowing about this previously, but that’s part of the fun of iOS: There’s always some random new thing, like the how-to-move-many-apps-at-once trick, that pops up on one’s geeky radar from time to time.
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Ipad, Apps, Download, Lifehacks, 3d Touch

Snapchat is getting into games — here’s what we’d like to see

Snapchat is getting into the game, literally. Rumor has it an in-app gaming platform, along with a handful of games, are coming to the social network. While we don’t yet know which titles Snap has snapped up, there are some games that we think will work best within the app — and a few things it should avoid. According to a report from Cheddar, Snap Inc will be revealing its platform, codenamed “Project Cognac,” at an event in April. It’ll allegedly show a few third-party games that’ll work with ...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Apps, Cheddar Snap Inc

Morphin instantly Deepfakes your face into GIFs

Want to star in your favorite memes and movie scenes? Upload a selfie to Morphin, choose your favorite GIF, and your face is grafted in to create a personalized copy you can share anywhere. Become Tony Stark as he suits up like Iron Man. Drop the mic like Obama, dance like Drake, or slap your mug on Fortnite characters. Now after three years in a stealth developing image mapping technology, Morphin is ready to launch its put-you-in-a-GIF maker. While it might look like just a toy, investors see ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Social, Startups, TC, Apps, Elon Musk, Media, Entertainment, Obama, Fifa, Gifs, Drake, BetaWorks, Kanye, Founders Fund

Microsoft warns Windows 7 users of looming end to security updates

Microsoft has rolled out a patch that will warn Windows 7 users that security updates will soon come to an end. The patch rolled out Wednesday warning users of the impending deadline, January 14, 2020, when the software giant will no longer roll out fixes for security flaws and vulnerabilities. The deadline comes some 10 years after Windows 7 first debuted in 2009, more than half a decade before Microsoft’s most recent operating system Windows 10 was introduced. Microsoft’s move to stop issui...
Tags: Security, Apps, Microsoft, Tech, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Windows 10, National Security Agency, Windows 7, Operating System, Microsoft Windows, Windows Xp, Operating Systems, Cyberattacks

Instagram’s In-App Checkout Feature

Some 23 brands—including Nike, Adidas and Warby Parker—are testing a closed beta version of Instagram with an in-app point of sale. A big, blue “Checkout on Instagram” button will indicate when a product is available. Pre-stored payment information, done through Facebook, will then allow for much quicker purchasing. It’s the latest shopping feature rolling out from the app, and more developments are expected. Read more …
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Design, Instagram, Shopping, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Retail, Warby Parker, Linkaboutit, Nike Adidas

Apps That Will Help You Learn While You Travel

Read the full article on at - Apps That Will Help You Learn While You Travel If you’re like me, you don’t really change your lifestyle when you change your location. And part of that includes staying on top of the news — or at the very least, on top of the conversation. So I travel with apps designed to keep me up to date or to connect me quickly with... The post Apps That Will Help You Learn While You Travel appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, Apps, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, The Essentials

Opera’s VPN returns to its Android browser

Opera had a couple of tumultuous years behind it, but it looks like the Norwegian browser maker (now in the hands of a Chinese consortium) is finding its stride again and refocusing its efforts on its flagship mobile and desktop browsers. Before the sale, Opera offered a useful stand-alone and built-in VPN service. Somehow, the built-in VPN stopped working after the acquisition. My understanding is that this had something to do with the company being split into multiple parts, with the VPN se...
Tags: Android, Mobile, Apps, Asia, Privacy, Tech, Barcelona, Vpn, Norway, Opera, Online Privacy, Online Security, MWC, Wallman, America Asia, Virtual Private Networks

Ahead of third antitrust ruling, Google announces fresh tweaks to Android in Europe

Google is widely expected to be handed a third antitrust fine in Europe this week, with reports suggesting the European Commission’s decision in its long-running could land later today. Right on cue the search giant has PRed another Android product tweak — which it bills as “supporting choice and competition in Europe”. In the coming months Google says it will start prompting users of existing and new Android devices in Europe to ask which browser and search apps they would like to us...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Search Engines, Smartphone, Image Search, Policy, Chrome Os

The upcoming Angry Birds AR game for your iPhone looks like a ton of fun

Game studio Rovio Entertainment just dropped a trailer for its upcoming iOS game, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs. The clip, which you can watch below, shows how you can catapult your crew of feathered friends into droves of evil pigs, with the game‘s visual elements overlaid on top of real-world objects around you, like a table at a cafe. This is Rovio’s second attempt at making an AR-enabled Angry Birds title after it released a demo version for Magic Leap headset last year. Looking at the traile...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Gaming, Apps, Magic Leap, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, Insider

Opera browser for Android gets built-in free VPN, support for crypto-pairing and more

Opera browser for the desktop already offers free VPN. After the beta update last month that got built-in VPN, Opera browser for Android stable version 51 has received VPN support. This lets you hide your physical locationmaking it harder for others to track your behavior on the Web. The VPN is free and can be enabled easily from the top left corner of the browser. It also does not log web traffic. This means that the VPN servers do not log and retain any activity data, all to protect the...
Tags: Android, Apps, News, Blogging, Vpn, VPN Opera, Opera Android VPN, Crypto Wallet in Opera for Android

Instagram adds ‘Checkout’ feature to facilitate shopping without leaving app

Spending money just got easier now with Instagram! Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced 'checkout' feature on Instagram. With this feature, you can now buy a product without leaving the app. How does it work? When you tap to view a product from a brand’s shopping post, you’ll see a “Checkout on Instagram” button on the product page. Tap it to select from various options such as size or colour, then you’ll proceed to payment without leaving Instagram. You’ll only need to enter your name...
Tags: Apps, News, Instagram, US, Blogging, Instagram Facebook, Checkout

PSA: Update Firefox to block autoplaying videos by default

Isn’t it annoying when you land up on a site just to read something, and suddenly a video starts playing automatically? Well, Firefox‘s latest release – version 66 – aims to solve this problem by blocking autoplaying videos and audio clips by default. Firefox says that a video will only start playing once you interact with it, like by clicking on the ‘play’ button, for example. However, sites can still enable autoplay by muting the video by default. You can whitelist certain sites by clicking on...
Tags: Firefox, Startups, Apps, Insider