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Eano makes home remodel management smart: Tech Review

The software was inspired by its founder's own struggle to oversee the building of an accessory dwelling unit. It secured $6 million in seed funding in early 2021.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Radio, Construction, Renovations, Select, Remodeling, PROPtech, Home Management, ADUs, Accessory Dwelling Units, Tech Reviews, Real Estate Software, Technology Reviews, Eano, Construction Management Software

Why do my apps keep closing? How to troubleshoot malfunctioning apps on any mobile device

You may need to try a handful of troubleshooting methods to fix apps that close unexpectedly. DenPhotos/Shutterstock If an app keeps closing on your mobile device, there are several ways to troubleshoot the problem and prevent it from happening. To make sure the app isn't buggy or incompatible with the latest version of the operating system, install the latest updates. Restart the mobile device, and if the problem persists, you can reinstall the app, clear the cache, and free space on ...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Apps, Trends, Troubleshooting, Play Store, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Software & Apps, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Tap Storage, Dave Johnson Uninstall, Dave Johnson Free

NHS England Covid app outage shows problems of single centralised system

Analysis: app falling offline caused frustrated users to be turned away from flights and venuesIt’s always annoying if your phone battery dies while you’re travelling – but it’s even worse if malfunctioning technology means you can’t even begin your trip.Wednesday’s outage of the NHS app for England left frustrated users unable to prove their Covid vaccination status at airport check-ins, meaning many were unable to board flights. Others were turned away from venues that require evidence that pe...
Tags: Apps, England, Technology, UK News, NHS, Coronavirus, NHS England Covid

Fintech’s unique applications in emerging markets

The solution isn’t always about developing cutting-edge technology. Sometimes it’s about using existing technology in clever ways The post Fintech’s unique applications in emerging markets appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Apps, Business, Cloud Storage, Whatsapp, Connectivity, Fintech, Predictive Analytics, Openaccess, Telematics, Jumo, Liferay, Advanced Data Analytics, Christiaan Steyn, MiWay Blink, Ndagi Job Goshi, Paul Whelpton

Snapchat and Telegram usage spiked while Facebook was down

Chesnot/Getty Snapchat users spent 23% more time on the app while Facebook was down on Monday, Bloomberg reported. Telegram's CEO said the app gained 70 million new users during the outage that also took WhatsApp offline. Facebook was down for over 6 hours on Monday after a network configuration change. See more stories on Insider's business page. Social media users flocked to other apps during Facebook's six-hour outage on Monday.Snapchat users on Android devices spent about ...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, News, Instagram, Internet, US, Trends, Social Media, Bloomberg, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Teen, Telegram, Outage

The best iPhone apps (October 2021)

Are you looking for the best apps for your iPhone? We take a deep dive into what the App Store has to offer, finding you the best options sorted by category.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Apps, Iphone Apps, Trends, App Store, Buying Guides, Best Iphone Apps, top iPhone apps

The 100 best Android apps (October 2021)

Finding all the best Android apps for your device can be a time-consuming task. We've rounded up our top 100 apps, with something for every occasion.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Android Apps, Buying Guides, Best Android Apps, Best Mobile Apps

Scottish Covid vaccine passport app hit by problems after launch

NHS app needed to enter nightclubs, large events and for overseas travel, but users complain it does not workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScotland’s Covid vaccine passport app is experiencing problems hours after its launch.The app, which proves someone is fully vaccinated, is needed from Friday to enter nightclubs, large events and for overseas travel. But a number of users have complained it does not work and that the app cannot find their data. Continue readin...
Tags: Health, Apps, Scotland, Society, UK News, NHS, Scottish politics, Coronavirus

QR codes could be the next target for cybercriminals — here’s how to protect yourself

Anna Chung is the Principal cybersecurity researcher at Palo Alto Networks. Join her at TNW 2021 for a fascinating talk on ‘Cybercriminal minds.’ QR codes are being used as a key tool for reducing touchpoints and contact tracing throughout the pandemic, enabling convenient and contactless data sharing. They are not inherently unsafe, but they could be open to exploitation by cyber attackers. Quick response (QR) codes can be thought of in a similar way to URL shortening services – they provide in...
Tags: Security, Startups, Apps, Coronavirus, TNW2021, Anna Chung, Palo Alto Networks Join

Groundfloor’s new app Stairs lets real estate investors get in for $1

Investors can earn an annualized return of 4-6 percent on investments into a secure pool of funds using the Stairs app, 600 times more than the average savings account a traditional bank.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Investing, Ios Apps, Radio, Android Apps, Property Investment, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Investing, Groundfloor, Rehab Projects, Investment Startups, Mobile Apps For Investing, New Development Investment, Stairs app

Flexpressions: latest facial animation tech in Blender

The last ledge on the way out of the uncanny valley is "actor trying to look like an uncanny CGI face and barely succeeding." Animator Chris Jones' magnum opus, though, is surely The Sqworm.
Tags: Apps, Video, Technology, News, Animation, Cgi, Blender, Chris Jones

Just raises $8M in its effort to beat Root at the car insurance game

Just Insure , a pay-per-mile insurance technology company, has raised $8 million in a funding round.  CrossCut Ventures, ManchesterStory and Western Technology Investments co-led the investment, which brings its total raised to $15.3 million since its January 2019 inception. Los Angeles-based Just says it uses telematics “to reward safe drivers and reduce insurer bias” by looking at factors such as how, when and where customers drive, rather than factors such as ZIP code or marital status ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, MetroMile, Transportation, Apps, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, Startup, Tech, Georgia, Arizona, Venture Capital, Ohio, Crosscut Ventures, Just

Tumblr’s subscription product Post+ enters open beta after much scrutiny from users

Tumblr is entering open beta for its subscription product Post+, meaning that all U.S. users can now try out the monetization feature. The product launched in closed beta in July, allowing users hand-picked by Tumblr to place some of their content behind a monthly paywall. This marked the first time that Tumblr allowed bloggers to monetize their content directly on the platform, but the feature was met with backlash from users who worried about how the feature would change the site’s culture. No...
Tags: Apps, Post, Wordpress, Social Media, Tech, Blogging, Website, Monetization, United States, Computing, Tumblr, Patreon, World Wide Web, Automattic, Paywall

PayPal launches its ‘super app’ combining payments, savings, bill pay, crypto, shopping and more

PayPal has been talking about its “super app” plans for some time, having recently told investors its upcoming digital wallet and payments app had been given a go for launch. Today, the first version of that app is officially being introduced, offering a combination of financial tools including direct deposit, bill pay, a digital wallet, peer-to-peer payments, shopping tools, crypto capabilities and more. The company is also announcing its partnership with Synchrony Bank for its new high-yield s...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Apps, Finance, Germany, Tech, Customers, Paypal, United States, Payments, Venmo, Chime, Synchrony Bank, Varo, Facebook Fundraisers, Generosity Network

Alan acquires Jour and launches mental health service Alan Mind

French startup Alan is better known for its health insurance products — they now insure 200,000 people. But it has been slowly building a superapp for your health and expanding with new services. Today, the company announced its first acquisition ever with the acquisition of Jour for $20 million. This is going to be the foundation for a new service called Alan Mind. “More than 13 million people in France are facing a mental health issue. If you look at people under 35, it’s 3 out of 4 people — s...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Europe, France, Tech, Mental Health, Paris, France Newsletter, Alan, Rhone Alpes, Alan Alan, Jour, COVID, Jean Charles Samuelian Werve, Samuelian Werve

iOS 15 adds all the little features that were missing

The release of iOS 15 should be a major event for mobile operating systems. And yet, this year, there’s no breakthrough feature or overarching theme that makes this release stand out. Apple has focused on quality-of-life updates as well as new features for its own apps. The result is a solid update that is not going to be controversial. Some people are going to take advantage of the new Focus feature. They’ll spend a lot of time customizing their phone to make it as personal as possible. Other p...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, London, San Francisco, Siri, Tech, Safari, Focus, Facetime, Siri You, San Francisco Los Angeles New York

iOS 15 is now available to download

Apple has just released the final version of iOS 15, the next major version of the operating system for the iPhone. It is a free download and it works with the iPhone 6s or later, both generations of iPhone SE and the most recent iPod touch model. iPad users will also be able to update to iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 today. The biggest change of iOS 15 is a new Focus mode. In addition to “Do not disturb,” you can configure various modes — you can choose apps and people you want notifications from and...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Facetime, iOS 15

Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans

Facetune developer Lightricks, which operates over a dozen subscription-based photo and video editing apps across iOS and Android, now has $130 million in new funding to further grow its business. The company’s newly announced Series D round includes $100 million in primary and $30 million in secondary funding, and now values the company at $1.8 billion. To date, Lightricks has raised $335 million. The new round was co-led by New York-based VC firm Insight Partners and Hanaco Venture Capital and...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, New York, London, Media, Funding, Israel, Jerusalem, Tech, Shenzhen, Greycroft, Lightricks, Facetune, Haifa

The Netflix app enabling subtitles at low volumes is so damn ‘design’

It’s easy to forget about details. In fact, it probably helps keep us sane. If we looked at an object and immediately thought about the intricacies of its construction, our minds would be so chaotic we’d struggle to survive. But just because we don’t live day-to-day existences obsessing over minutiae, doesn’t mean this doesn’t happen. App design is a perfect example of this. When we use something like Spotify or Uber or Deliveroo, we tend to focus on what it does on the surface. Is it easy to se...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Plugged launches with $3.7M to tackle virtual diabetes care

Founders like to create companies around what they know, and Frank Westermann and Anton Kittelberger know diabetes. They met and bonded over both having type 1 diabetes — Westermann was diagnosed over 25 years ago — and started the MySugr app for diabetes self-management in 2012 (they won a TC pitch-off back in 2011). Four years later, Westermann moved to the U.S. from Austria to introduce MySugr stateside before the company was acquired by Roche for $100 million in 2017. The pair moved on to th...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Texas, Medicine, California, Funding, Tech, Diabetes, Hypertension, Austria, Vienna, United States, Healthcare

Amazon bets on Hindi voice shopping to reach wider India

Speaking of Amazon — which is reportedly conducting an investigation to find whether its lawyers bribed government officials in India — the company announced today it plans to roll out the voice shopping experience feature in the Hindi language in the South Asian market ahead of the Diwali festival in early November. The e-commerce giant, which rolled out the voice shopping experience in English last year, said the feature in the Hindi language — which will roll out in “coming weeks” — will enab...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, Flipkart, Alexa, Amazon India, Diwali, Ken, Marathi, Kishore Thota

Cameo launches Cameo Calls, a service for fans to video chat with celebs

If you really want to video chat tonight with William Hung of retro American Idol fame… got twenty bucks to spare? Yesterday, Cameo launched its Cameo Calls products, which lets fans video chat for up to 15 minutes one-on-one with their favorite influencers and celebrities. The talent sets the duration, time, and price of their call, which Cameo says averages around $31. To book a call, users can go to Cameo’s website or app to see a schedule of upcoming Cameo Calls that they can buy. These also...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Celebs, Hollywood, Messaging, Social Media, Tech, Stars, Cameo, Disney Channel, James, Calls, Weasley, William Hung, David Henrie

Apple and Google bow to pressure in Russia to remove Kremlin critic’s tactical voting app

Apple and Google have removed a tactical voting app created by the organization of jailed Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, from their respective mobile app stores in Russia. Earlier this week Reuters reported that the Russian state had been amping up the pressure on foreign tech giants ahead of federal elections — appropriating the language of “election interference” to push US companies to censor the high profile political opponent to president Putin. On Twitter today, a key Navalny ally, Ivan Z...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Apps, Europe, Politics, UK, Activism, Putin, Russia, US, Tech, United States, President, Moscow, Vpn

Tile secures $40 million to take on Apple AirTag with new products

Tile, the maker of Bluetooth-powered lost item finder beacons and, more recently, a staunch Apple critic, announced today it has raised $40 million in non-dilutive debt financing from Capital IP. The funding will be put towards investment in Tile’s finding technologies, ahead of the company’s plan to unveil a new slate of products and features that the company believes will help it to better compete with Apple’s AirTags and further expand its market. The company has been a longtime leader in the...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Technology, Hardware, Bluetooth, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Intel

OnLoop launches with $5.5M to inject some fun into performance reviews

Performance reviews eat up a lot of a manager’s time and are often the most dreaded part of work. OnLoop aims to bring some joy into the process by enabling information-gathering to happen behind the scenes and be easier for hybrid workforces. The Singapore-based company designed a mobile-first product that consistently gathers employee feedback and goals so that the company has better insights into how both individuals and teams are doing. The feedback is also captured and converted into auto-g...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, Hong Kong, Enterprise, Workplace, Labor, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Square Peg Capital, Human Resource Management, Gallup, Andrew MacDonald, Productivity Tools

OnLoop launches with $2M to inject some fun into performance reviews

Performance reviews eat up a lot of a manager’s time and are often the most dreaded part of work. OnLoop aims to bring some joy into the process by enabling information-gathering to happen behind the scenes and be easier for hybrid workforces. The Singapore-based company designed a mobile-first product that consistently gathers employee feedback and goals so that the company has better insights into how both individuals and teams are doing. The feedback is also captured and converted into auto-g...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, Hong Kong, Enterprise, Workplace, Labor, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Square Peg Capital, Human Resource Management, Gallup, Andrew MacDonald

Self Financial raises $50M to help the subprime consumer build credit and savings at the same time

Self Financial, a fintech company that aims to help consumers build credit and savings at the same time, announced today it has raised $50 million in Series E funding. Altos Ventures led the financing, which also included participation from Meritech Capital and Conductive Ventures and brings the Austin-based startup’s total raised to $127 million since its 2015 inception. The company, as many fintechs these days, aims to make building credit and savings more accessible, regardle...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, California, Finance, Funding, Tech, Austin, Venture Capital, Fintech, James, Lee, Garvey, Silverton Partners, Altos Ventures

A16z in talks to back CoinSwitch Kuber in first India investment

A16z is inching closer to making its first investment in a startup in India, the world’s second largest internet market that has produced over two dozen unicorns this year. The Menlo Park-headquartered firm is in final stages of conversations to invest in Indian crypto trading startup CoinSwitch Kuber, three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The proposed deal values the Bangalore-based firm at $1.9 billion, two sources said. Coinbase is also investing in the new round, one of the...
Tags: TC, Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, Coinbase, Bangalore, Reserve Bank of India, Menlo Park, Kalaari, Coatue, A16z, Sequoia Capital India

Tiger Global-led $100M investment makes Apna India’s fastest unicorn

A 22-month-old startup that is helping millions of blue- and gray-collar workers in India learn new skills and find jobs has become the youngest firm to join the coveted unicorn status in the world’s second-largest internet market. Apna announced on Thursday that it has raised $100 million in a round led by Tiger Global. The new round — a Series C — valued Apna at $1.1 billion. TechCrunch reported last month that Tiger Global, an existing investor in Apna, was in talks to lead a $100 million fin...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Africa, Tech, Middle East, Tiger Global, Bangalore, Parikh, Owl Ventures, Griffin Schroeder, Recent Funding, GSV Ventures

News aggregator SmartNews raises $230 million, valuing its business at $2 billion

SmartNews, a Tokyo-headquartered news aggregation website and app that’s grown in popularity despite hefty competition from built-in aggregators like Apple News, today announced it has closed on $230 million in Series F funding. The round brings SmartNews’ total raise to date to over $400 million and values the business at $2 billion — or as the company touts in its press release, a “double unicorn.” (Ha!) The funding included new U.S. investors Princeville Capital and Woodline Partners, as well...
Tags: Google, Android, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Japan, News, Media, Funding, Tech, Software, United States, Machine Learning, Tokyo, Ai, Mobile Devices