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The Best Apps and Browser Extensions to Supercharge Your Online Shopping The Best Apps and Browser Extensions to Supercharge Your Online Shopping

Picking up a bargain online is a buzz any time of year, but as the holiday season approaches it’s particularly important to get your shopping game on point—whether you want to find the perfect gifts for the family or you’re chasing the biggest Black Friday discounts, these are the mobile apps and browser extensions to…

I'm Completely Hypnotized by These Strutting Randomly-Generated Monsters I'm Completely Hypnotized by These Strutting Randomly-Generated Monsters

If you scroll through your phone, you’ll undoubtedly find a bunch of novelty apps you rarely use. The same fate could eventually befall a simple PC and Mac app called Random Access Character that generates an infinite number of bizarre characters using random shapes and textures—but only if you somehow get tired of…

Some Instacart Contractors Are Striking in Protest of Allegedly Awful, Sub-Minimum Wage Pay Some Instacart Contractors Are Striking in Protest of Allegedly Awful, Sub-Minimum Wage Pay

At least some delivery workers for Instacart, a so-called gig economy app that dispatches an army of shoppers and drivers to deliver groceries and other supplies directly from retail stores to customers, have launched a two-day strike from Sunday to Monday in protest of what they claim are abusive working conditions…

Very Tired-Sounding John Kelly: Yeah, I Just Ignore Donald Trump's Tweets Very Tired-Sounding John Kelly: Yeah, I Just Ignore Donald Trump's Tweets

Hey! You know that that awful Twitter account run by the president? Yeah, the incredibly ominous one that’s managed to overshadow even the day-to-day chaos of his administration and might one day lead us to nuclear war?

LinkedIn Restricts Job-Posting Features in China After Pressure From Authorities LinkedIn Restricts Job-Posting Features in China After Pressure From Authorities

LinkedIn, one of the few Western internet companies with a large footprint in China, saw a major setback there this week when it removed its individual job-posting function under pressure from authorities, the New York Times reported.

Here's What Snapchat's Desperate Gamble on a Redesign Allegedly Looks Like Here's What Snapchat's Desperate Gamble on a Redesign Allegedly Looks Like

Snapchat, which desperately needs to attract more users as its parent company Snap finds itself swirling the drain just eight months post-IPO (it’s fucked), announced in an earnings report earlier this week it is planning a major redesign in an attempt to attract a new demographic (the olds). According to Business…

Instagram Is Trying to Get More 'Influencers' to Disclose Their Obvious Product Plugs Are Sponsored Instagram Is Trying to Get More 'Influencers' to Disclose Their Obvious Product Plugs Are Sponsored

Facebook subsidiary Instagram, the Twitter for people who only want to tweet about how hot and rich they are, has long been overrun with paid product endorsements from both genuine celebrities and nebulously influential “influencers”—and so many of them have openly flaunted Federal Trade Commission rules requiring…

Check Out These FTC Complaints Against Tinder Check Out These FTC Complaints Against Tinder

Anyone who’s spent any considerable amount of time on Tinder knows that, like any service promising random lonely people quick and easy access to a horde of horned-up singles over the Internet, it kind of sucks. It’s filled with fake profiles, tries to sell you on premium services, and even if you do meet someone,…

34 New Features Your Favorite Apps Added That You Didn't Notice 34 New Features Your Favorite Apps Added That You Didn't Notice

It’s not easy keeping up with all the features in your favorite apps, with dozens of updates pouring down from your app store of choice every week. Just in case you’re not using your apps to their full potential, here are 34 recently introduced tricks and tools that you might not have spotted yet.

Uber Hit With Yet Another Lawsuit, This Time Alleging Sexual Discrimination Uber Hit With Yet Another Lawsuit, This Time Alleging Sexual Discrimination

Uber, the international ride-sharing company which has been frantically trying to stabilize its course after former CEO Travis Kalanick resigned in June amid allegations he oversaw widespread sexual harassment, is facing another lawsuit.

7 Ways to Use Your Spare Smartphone Time Productively 7 Ways to Use Your Spare Smartphone Time Productively

Standing in line at the pizza place, you’ve got a couple of minutes to kill, so you stare down at your phone, and fire up. Rather than browsing through a long list of inane tweets or matching jewel colors up against each other, you can actually be using that time productively.

This New Mac App Makes Navigating Your Contacts Less Nightmarish This New Mac App Makes Navigating Your Contacts Less Nightmarish

I have not organized my contacts in the Apple Contacts app in nearly a decade. For every meticulously maintained contact (usually people I mail gifts to for the holidays) there are hundreds of other contacts polluting the field. So many it would take me a few days and a lot of wine to finally sort through them all.…

How to Pick the Best Browser for Your Phone How to Pick the Best Browser for Your Phone

Perhaps you’ve been using the same browser since you first unboxed your phone, or perhaps you switch between them on a weekly basis: There are just as many choices for browsers on mobile as there are on desktop and each runs a little differently. Below we’ve run through every major browser available—from stalwarts…

Report: New York Police Are Cracking Down on Small-Scale Airbnb Rentals Report: New York Police Are Cracking Down on Small-Scale Airbnb Rentals

According to a new report in Quartz, New York City authorities are deploying a number of tactics designed to go after large-scale Airbnb operations to crack down on people just using the service normally, citing violations of building and zoning codes.

iOS 11 Finally Gets App Organizing (Almost) Right iOS 11 Finally Gets App Organizing (Almost) Right

In iOS 11, you might find yourself tapping and touching apps to find out what new features lay hidden just beneath the force-sensitive surface. If you’re one who likes to start fresh whenever you get a new OS upgrade on your device, you’re probably going to spend some time arranging apps on the homescreen to your…

Citizen, the Creepy Crime-Fighting App Formerly Known as Vigilante, Somehow Gets $12.2 Million Citizen, the Creepy Crime-Fighting App Formerly Known as Vigilante, Somehow Gets $12.2 Million

Citizen, the extremely dubious rebranding of Vigilante—an app which notifies users of 911 reports near them and encourages them to go out and shoot videos of the crimes and their aftermath—has somehow managed to acquire a new round of eight-figure funding.

All of the Best Augmented Reality Tricks Your iPhone Can Do Right Now [Updated] All of the Best Augmented Reality Tricks Your iPhone Can Do Right Now [Updated]

iOS 11 is finally available today for your iPhone and iPad, and among the many new features included in the update is Apple’s ARKit framework allowing developers to more easily create augmented reality apps and experiences. Here are some of the best ones you’ll want to try out after updating.

This Free App Adds an iPhone X Notch to Your Android Phone This Free App Adds an iPhone X Notch to Your Android Phone

Android smartphones with edge-to-edge screens, like the Samsung S8 or the Essential phone, have found elegant ways to deal with the devices’ forward-facing cameras and sensors. But if you’re an Android user who’d rather have a garish notch up top like the iPhone X, a new app called XOutOf10 will add a screen-blocking…

Whoops, Spotify's Web Player No Longer Works on Apple's Safari Browser Whoops, Spotify's Web Player No Longer Works on Apple's Safari Browser

Music streaming service Spotify no longer officially supports Apple’s Safari browser, and Safari users who attempt to access it say they are being redirected to use another browser or download Spotify’s desktop client.

After Grueling CEO Search, Some Uber Staff Have Started a Positivity Campaign After Grueling CEO Search, Some Uber Staff Have Started a Positivity Campaign

Employees at Uber, which has survived at long last a back-breaking search for a new CEO after its former chief Travis Kalanick resigned earlier this year, are trying to raise other staffers’ spirits with a positive newsletter.

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