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'Roadie' app is like Uber for delivering goods for drivers

'Roadie' app is like Uber for delivering goods for drivers

So many apps grow out of a desire to address a simple problem, and Roadie is no different. Founder Marc Gorlin decided to create the app in 2015 after a shipment of tiles for his new Florida condo arrived shattered in pieces. When he tried to get the company to send a new batch, they told him it would take another week or two, which confused him considering the company was based in Birmingham, Alabama -- about a two... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

Microsoft To-Do Windows 10 app now lets you pin your lists

Microsoft To-Do Windows 10 app now lets you pin your lists

If you're managing a household, or you just have a lot of responsibilities to keep track of regularly, a to-do list can be a lifesaver. It helps you figure out how to prioritize your tasks and budget your time, you can add notes to remind you of relevant details, and the improved overall organization can reduce stress and anxiety.

But what if you need to manage multiple lists? That by itself could raise your blood pressure. But thankfully, we have a... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Ecobee launches Apple Watch app for controlling its smart thermostat

Ecobee launches Apple Watch app for controlling its smart thermostat

Ecobee, the HomeKit accessory manufacturer, released its new Apple Watch app after teasing a potential Watch support last March. Now Ecobee iOS users can control their smart accessories from their Apple Watch.

Most notably with the new app, Ecobee customers can control their Ecobee smart thermostat, the Ecobee4, according to 9to5Google.

Users can adjust temperatures, see the current indoor temperature, set the temperature to Away or Home mode to save energy and more. Additionally, users can alter fan settings... Read More »

Topics: Home Software , iOS Software , Apps And Software

Fortnite website security hole reportedly allows hackers to steal your account

Fortnite website security hole reportedly allows hackers to steal your account

With Fortnite reportedly making billions just in 2018, it's basically the biggest game that civilization has come up with since the invention of checkers. And if you're a student of history, you know that a gold rush can attract some unsavory people who want a cut of the action -- and they aren't particularly concerned with legality or ethics.

As such, Fortnite's security systems have been relentlessly poked and prodded by both the malicious and the benevolent, which brings... Read More »

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Spotify launching new Car View mode for simple music control while driving

Spotify launching new Car View mode for simple music control while driving

Spotify (download for iOS or Android) is rolling out Car View, a simplified way to use the music streaming app while driving. The launch seems to be limited for now, showing up on Pixel 3 XLs only at this point, according to 9to5Google.

Car View presents a minimalist display of the artist's name and song title. You'll only have access to necessary controls like track changing, play, pause, favorite and shuffle. Here's how to tell if the... Read More »

Topics: Android , Apps And Software , Music Software

'Dorsia' is the new anti-Yelp travel discovery app that you've been waiting for

'Dorsia' is the new anti-Yelp travel discovery app that you've been waiting for

Andrew Armenante had a "mini mental breakdown" as he puts it, several years back. He was working as a software engineer for UClass, an EdTech startup, in San Francisco's SOMA district, and needed to refuel with a quick cup of coffee. So he went to Blue Bottle Coffee, the trendy, go-to spot across the street, to get his caffeine fix.

"I asked for an espresso to go, and the guy goes, 'Sir, I can't give you an espresso to go, because... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

MasterCard to block subscriptions from charging you after free trials

MasterCard to block subscriptions from charging you after free trials

MasterCard (download for iOS or Android) is adding a safety net policy for anyone who forgot cancel a free trial, according to a blog post.

Merchants often let customers try out their product for a set number of days before charging the subscription fee. It's frustrating, though, when you wind up paying for something that you weren't satisfied with because of a complicated cancellation process.

The financial services company announced a change in their rules that... Read More »

Topics: Personal Finance Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

How to find an apartment for rent with the Zumper app

How to find an apartment for rent with the Zumper app

Looking for an apartment to rent can be a nerve-wracking and time-consuming endeavor. You have to take into account the rent and your budget, the landlord, your roommates, your neighbors, the lease, if utilities are included and so much more.

But how do you get started looking for a place to live?

The Zumper app (download for iOS or Android) makes it easy to find an apartment in the US or Canada. You can filter to the perfect location... Read More »

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

Ghostery announces premium subscription version of ad-blocking browser extension

Ghostery announces premium subscription version of ad-blocking browser extension

If you're the type to use an ad blocker (we don't judge), then you probably picked one out of a hat months or years ago, and you just use it habitually without needing to think too much about it. They work largely in the background, after all, and one isn't drastically different from another.

However, the folks at Ghostery have a new plan in the works for its Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox extension that might pique your interest.

As... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Google tests a new way to shop for Linux apps on Chromebooks

Google tests a new way to shop for Linux apps on Chromebooks

Chromebooks are laptops designed by Google to run its Chrome OS desktop operating system, a close cousin to Android. Since the two platforms are closely related, the company has been able to get Android apps running within Chrome OS, and the next step may be to add Linux apps as well -- if Google can come up with a good way for users to browse what's available.

Chrome OS previously allowed you to install Android and Chrome OS apps from the... Read More »

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