Apps And Software

Twitter might soon add an 'edit' button to fix typos in tweets

We've probably all sent a tweet with a typo or a broken link -- or we forgot the image or missed a clever hashtag. Inevitably, we either deleted the tweet and try again, or reply to ourselves with the correction. It would be easier to edit, but Twitter (iOS, Android) doesn't have the option.

At a #Powerof18, an IIT event in India about social change and democracy, Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey shed some light on the subject.

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Yahoo's 'WakingNews' app replaces wake-up alarms with news briefings

Blaring smartphone alarms don't make waking up a pleasant experience. Using a song to wake up to can make you really hate that song.

Yahoo has another option. With WakingNews, the company's new app, you can wake up to audio briefings from your favorite news sources.

WakingNews supports a variety of brands like Huffington Post, Yahoo News or other in-house sources, Engadget, and more.

SEE: Yahoo releases app for personalized news, sports, weather, and more

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Topics: Alarms & Clock Software , Android Software , Android , Apps And Software

How Cigna's new health app can reduce risks for pregnant moms

After the success of Cigna's "Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies" program, the company is launching a new app. The Cigna Healthy Pregnancy app is designed to help reduce the number of preterm and low birthweight babies by identifying risks earlier.

The app is available for Cigna medical customers and makes it easier to enroll and participate in the pregnancy program.

"There's a lot to keep track of when you're pregnant. The Cigna Healthy Pregnancy app can help make it easier,"... Read More »

Topics: Health & Fitness Software , iOS Software , Apps And Software

Pinterest's 'friend feed' gets an Instagram-style makeover

The friend feed feature on Pinterest (iOS, Android) launched in the spring. The addition brought a more social networking vibe to the app, letting users follow their friends' activity.

The feature lives under the "Following" icon on your dashboard. Users have the option to comment on a friends' pin, share it, pin it to their own board, or download it to their device.

In its latest update, the feed took on a display similar to Instagram (iOS,... Read More »

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Pixomatic's $5 app for mixing multiple images now available for free on iOS

The Pixomatic app (iOS, Android) usually costs $5, but it's is free to download today. While it's unclear how long the app won't have a price tag, it's a great time to check it out.

Pixomatic is a "desktop level quality" photo editing app. It's like having a more manageable Adobe Photoshop (iOS, Android) in your pocket.

The app makes it easier to accurately cut around an image and layer it onto another. Pixomatic even promises easier edits on... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software , Photo Editors

Google's 5 winning apps from girl game developers are now free downloads

The five teen girls who won Google's "Change the Game Design Challenge" contest are breaking barriers for women in game development. The winning apps are available in the Google Play Store for download.

Of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women, yet only 23% of game developers identify as women," Google said when it announced the contest earlier this year.

The contest was meant to empower and celebrate... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , Android , Apps And Software , Games

B.A.N.A.N.A app created by high school juniors could help find missing people

As technology takes on a greater presence in our lives, we adapt and find more ways to use it. Gone are the days of missing children on milk cartons and tacked up inside post offices. Instead, we use Amber Alerts, boost social media posts, and start online campaigns.

In Oregon, Rogelio Lemus and Ethan Orozco, two Hermiston High School juniors, developed an app to distribute missing-person information faster. It's called B.A.N.A.N.A, which stands for Basic App to Notify Authorities of... Read More »

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'ClassDojo' app lets parents keep an eye on their preschool kids

Usually, when you ask a child what they did in school today, they'll reply with a vague "nothing," or "I don't remember." As a busy parent or guardian, you may find your child's brief answers don't really fill you in on what's going on at your child's school.

The ClassDojo app (iOS, Android) can strengthen communication between parents, children, and teachers. The app has portals for parents, school leaders, teachers, and students. The app is used at 90 percent of K to 8 schools... Read More »

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Instagram is testing Hindi language support and other features

Instagram (iOS, Android) might soon add language support for Hindi to better accommodate its Indian user base. Tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted about the new feature.

Wong's screenshots featured comments, a settings menu, IGTV, and a profile in Hindi.

India's user base sits at 71 million people. Adding the language to the popular social media site could drive the number higher, since Hindi is spoken in other countries like Pakistan, as well.

SEE: How to use Instagram's new Nametag feature and find friends easier

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Android will now let you continue using apps while they update

Google made several announcements at the Android Dev Summit this week in Mountain View, California, including the possibility of a new "foldable" screen. When folded, the device will look more like a traditional smartphone. When it opens up, it will be tablet-sized.

"As you unfold, the app seamlessly transfers to the bigger screen without missing a beat," Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of product management said in a blog post.

Another notable update is the launch of an In-app Updates API.... Read More »

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