New Leak Suggests Next Fitbit Charge Will Skip the One Feature It Really Needs

In its heyday, the Fitbit Charge was, for most people, the best wearable you could buy. It was incredibly functional, focused, and attractive enough to only gently scream your fitness aspirations to whoever caught a glimpse of it on your wrist. That was long ago, before smartwatches got sleeker, slimmer, and more capable—before they started making traditional wearables look like corner shop gadgets. Read More >>

Spotify May Let You Skip Annoying Ads Even If You Don’t Pay Up

Paying for a premium service is the absolute best way to stream your favourite songs—you’ll get a better selection and more importantly, few, if any, frustrating ads. But Spotify is still pushing its free streaming option to keep growing, despite that being one of the biggest, dumbest sticking points in Spotify’s tussle with the music industry. Read More >>

Sure Looks Like Snapchat’s Becoming a Thing We Don’t Have to Pretend to Care About Anymore

Stalling growth is technically no longer Snapchat’s biggest problem. Instead, Snap shared worse news with the world today in its latest earnings report: For the first time, it’s shrinking. Read More >>

Tell Us The Apps You Hate But Just Can’t Quit 

Not everything I do on my phone is Bad. I turn to Strava to motivate myself to run. With Spotify, I play music I like for a reasonable fee. And thanks to Crunchyroll, I can watch absurd anime like Toriko and lovely, meditative shows like Polar Bear Cafe wherever I want. My thumbs may ache because I struggle to resist the allure of my shiny pocket computer, but in truth my personal frustration machine doesn’t only consist of pure, steaming crap. Read More >>

What Tech at Work Infuriates You Most?

My laptop is hot garbage—akin to the stuff at the bottom of the bag when you haven't taken out the bins in a while. I spend much of my time in front this machine, a 'space grey' 2017 MacBook Pro, and while it might sound pretty good to you, I would like you to know that, actually, it reeks! Read More >>

YouTube Says Sorry for Ruining Your World Cup Moment

YouTube got a lot of crap earlier this week when its budding cable TV substitute, YouTube TV, went down during England and Croatia’s World Cup semi-final match. Read More >>

Why I Can’t Delete Facebook

Ever since Facebook took over the internet, people have gone on about quitting it — why they want to, or how they did, and why you should, too. Maybe you’ve thought about deleting your Facebook, and if you have, congratulations! But I can’t quit Facebook. I can’t because my salsa team depends on me. Read More >>

Apple Is Trying to Make iOS 12 Less Addictive

It’s pretty easy to feel like you’re addicted to your iPhone. Apple knows this (as do its investors), and today it announced three digital-health centric features coming to iPhones and iPads as part of the company’s next big mobile OS update, iOS 12. Read More >>

This Creepy Chrome Extension Pauses YouTube for You When You Look Away

Ever wish your computer would stare back at you while you hunt for that one good SNL skit on YouTube? If “yes” is your answer, do I have the tool for you. Read More >>

Does the New Gmail Feel Horribly Slow, Or Is It Just Me?

Google graced us with a fancy, new last month, and like, great! It’s nice to have new stuff to play with, including a snooze option that should have arrived ages ago, and a smart replies feature I’ll try out but probably never consistently use. But there is one thing about the redesign that’s driving me absolutely crazy, even if it’s just a temporary issue. The new Gmail feels incredibly slow, and it’s not just me—is it? Read More >>

Google, Give Me the Fox

New York is big, bewildering, and complicated. When I first moved to this city, I didn’t quite grasp the subway despite my eagerness to learn. I took public transportation to the wrong boroughs, got lost each time I set foot in Brooklyn, and accidentally sent at least a handful of trusting tourists off in the wrong direction only to realise what I’d done minutes too late. Read More >>

How to Try the Android P Public Beta Right Now

The next big release of Android is available today in the form of a public beta release, and you can try it now—if you happen to own one of the eleven devices that are supporting the OS update right out of the box. Read More >>

All the New Features Coming to Google Lens

Lens is Google’s experimental, camera-powered search engine, but up until today, the service was buried inside Google’s Assistant and the Google Photos app. Lens still isn’t getting its own standalone app, but now Google is merging the feature into the default camera apps on a handful of Android devices, including the Pixel. With new prominence, Google is updating Lens with a handful of features that should land on your phone sometime “over the next few weeks.” Read More >>

Older Users Seem to Like the New Snapchat, And That’s About the Only Good News Snap Shared Today

Snapchat’s big, controversial redesign—the one that really put us in our place by separating our social from our media—doesn’t appear to have done the app much good. Snapchat still has 191 million daily users, but things aren’t looking up for the company that Facebook has done everything in its power to destroy. Read More >>

Twitter Bails on the Cartoon Pistol Emoji

The pistol emoji has existed in one form or another since at least 2010, but in 2016 Apple shook shit up by replacing it with something completely different: a harmless, lime-green water gun. Today, about a year-and-a-half later, Twitter is following suit. Read More >>