Trouble in fandom paradise: Tumblr users lash out against its beta subscription feature – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 15 minutes The Tumblr community often refers to itself as the Wild West of the internet, and they’re not wrong. A text post with over 70,000 notes puts it best: “Tumblr is my favorite social media site because this place is literally uninhabitable for celebrities. No verification system, no algorithm that boosts their posts, it’s a completely … Read more

Clubhouse is now out of beta and open to everyone – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 4 minutes One year later, Clubhouse is finally out of beta. The company announced Wednesday that it would end its waitlist and invite system, opening up to everybody. Now, anybody can follow Clubhouse links, hop into a creator’s community or join any public event. Clubhouse is also introducing a real logo that will look familiar — it’s … Read more

The Station: Rimac-Bugatti is born, Tesla releases FSD beta v9 and Ola raises $500M – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 25 minutes Hello and welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. I’m back from my road trip and swimming in emails. If you sent me a message on Twitter, email or pigeon post, please give me a few days … Read more

This Week in Apps: iOS 15 public beta arrives, Android App Bundles to replace APKs, app consumer spend hits new record – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 40 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

macOS Monterey’s public beta is live – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Yesterday Apple unleashed a whole bunch of new public betas on the world: iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8. Today the company is back with another big software puzzle piece announced at WWDC in June. Following three weeks of developer beta, the public beta version of macOS 12.0 Monterey is now live for download … Read more