Hit the Road With These Travel-Planning Apps and Tricks

Reading Time: 6 minutes When it comes to loading up step-by-step directions, any places that are in one of your saved lists will appear first when you’re searching for somewhere to navigate to: Just type the first few letters then select the location. Google Maps lets you queue up directions for up to 10 places in succession for the … Read more

This Week in Apps: Clubhouse opens up, Twitter talks bitcoin, Snap sees record quarter – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 42 minutes Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices … Read more

Facebook Details Olympics Initiatives Across Its Family of Apps

Reading Time: < 1 minute The last notes of Friday’s Opening Ceremony have faded, and Facebook’s family of applications is ready for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Facebook rolled out a hub that includes: highlights from official Olympic broadcast partners; overviews of athletes and teams; explainers on competitions that are new to the Games; Olympics history; and posts… … Read more

25 Essential Social Media Marketing Apps for Your Smartphone

Reading Time: 22 minutes The transition to remote work means people will be relying on mobile offices much more heavily than we have in the past. Social media marketers need to have all the necessary tools to work anywhere and anytime — whether they’re lounging at the pool, setting up shop in a café, or working on the front … Read more

The Best Sites, Apps, and YouTube Channels to Learn Music

Reading Time: 11 minutes Two decades ago, my drum teacher Marty told me how jealous he was of the millennial generation. When sweaty, teenage Marty learned to play, he wore out 10-second increments on his vinyl records as he struggled to master various rolls, cymbal splashes, and fills. My generation could easily loop tough sections on our favorite System … Read more

Warby Parker Revamps Its Eye Exam App—and Bets on Telehealth

Reading Time: 6 minutes Of course, getting a full exam every year is not always palatable—or possible—for patients. If your prescription expires but you just want new frames, it can be a pain to wait for a proper exam. “The convenience is really important,” says Jorge Cuadros, a clinical telehealth researcher at the UC Berkeley’s School of Optometry. “Right … Read more

The Best Music Streaming Apps to Get Your Groove On

Reading Time: 3 minutes Music streaming services used to be largely defined by their song libraries. For example, Taylor Swift might have been on Apple Music but not on Spotify, and Tidal was originally weighted toward hip hop. Nowadays, these services have similar catalogs, offering millions of songs and playlists, and they generally all release new albums at the … Read more

Nigeria leads mobile app market growth in Africa as use of gaming apps surge 44% from Q1 2020 – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes The pandemic’s effect on the global app market has not been hard to miss. In the first quarter and first half of this year, consumer spending in mobile apps hit new records at $32 billion and $64.9 billion, respectively. In Africa, it can be tough to call out exact numbers on consumer spending because the … Read more

This Week in Apps: Android ad prices jump, TikTok resumes, Google Play’s antitrust lawsuit – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 32 minutes Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices … Read more

Opioid addiction treatment apps found sharing sensitive data with third parties – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 13 minutes Several widely used opioid treatment recovery apps are accessing and sharing sensitive user data with third parties, a new investigation has found. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to reduce transmission in the U.S, telehealth services and apps offering opioid addiction treatment have surged in popularity. This rise of app-based services comes … Read more