Dating apps have made our love life hell. Why do we keep using them? | Nancy Jo Sales

EEvery week I get emails from people wanting to tell me their dating app horror stories. Sometimes it’s about one hell of a night; and sometimes it’s about a relationship that started on a dating app and ended up in a hell of a place — often because her significant other was still secretly using … Read more

Mobot Raises Funds To Expand Its Fleet Of Robots That Test Mobile Apps For Bugs – TechCrunch

Mobot Raises Funds To Expand Its Fleet Of Robots That Test Mobile Apps For Bugs – TechCrunch

Mobile apps need to be debugged on countless devices to ensure they work as intended. Users don’t take bad experiences lightly – 88% say they will abandon apps due to minor glitches, according to software testing provider Qualitest (which admittedly has a horse in the race). Testing is a time-consuming and expensive process, with 31% … Read more

Instagram and Facebook track you on websites you access through their apps. What can you do about it?

Instagram and Facebook track you on websites you access through their apps.  What can you do about it?

Social media platforms have had some bad press lately, largely due to the sheer scale of their data collection. Now Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has followed suit. Not content with just tracking every step you take within its apps, Meta has reportedly developed a way of also knowing everything you do … Read more

How to freeze unwanted apps or bloatware on your phone

How to freeze unwanted apps or bloatware on your phone

Android was built on the core foundation of letting users choose exactly how they want to use their device. One challenge, however, has long been annoying pre-installed apps, also known as bloatware. Once upon a time we had the Google Play Edition program, but it didn’t last long. These were certified Android devices with no … Read more

Apple is removing “Hide My Email” support in third-party apps from the macOS Ventura features page

Apple is removing “Hide My Email” support in third-party apps from the macOS Ventura features page

Apple recently removed a mention of “Hide My Email” support in third-party apps from the macOS Ventura features page on its US site, as noted on the French site Mac generation. The feature was still listed on the site as of August 3, according to the Wayback Machine, but has been removed sometime since. Apple’s … Read more

Superblocks Raises $37M to Help Companies Build and Maintain Internal Apps – TechCrunch

Superblocks Raises M to Help Companies Build and Maintain Internal Apps – TechCrunch

The economic downturn caused hiring declines across the technology industry, forcing CTOs—and the teams they lead—to do more with less. Developers are particularly put to the test when it comes to efficiency. Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently said that productivity “isn’t where it should be,” while Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg raised performance targets to weed … Read more

FullStory Raises $25M to Help Businesses Identify Issues in Their Apps and Websites – TechCrunch

FullStory Raises M to Help Businesses Identify Issues in Their Apps and Websites – TechCrunch

FullStory, which sells analytics tools for apps and websites, secured $25 million in new equity funding, filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission show this week. TechCrunch could not independently confirm the investors, and the company had not responded to a request for comment as of press time. But according to Crunchbase, the infusion … Read more

Nightfall raises money for its AI that detects sensitive data across apps – TechCrunch

Nightfall raises money for its AI that detects sensitive data across apps – TechCrunch

Nightfall AI, a startup providing data loss prevention services in the cloud, today announced it has raised $40 million in Series B funding from investors including WestBridge Capital, Venrock, Bain Capital Ventures and – for some reason – athletes and celebrities like Paul Rudd, Drew Brees and Josh Childress. CEO Isaac Madan says the proceeds … Read more