LARKR's on-demand mental health app provides video therapy for teens and young adults on their iPhone
Therapy can help with life's challenges like anxiety and depression. But getting access to therapy can present its own set of challenges.
That's why Shawn Kernes, who previously ran product and technology and general business operations at major companies such as StubHub, eBay post-acquisition, Beyond The Rack, and Boost Media, co-founded the LARKR app for iPhone.
"I really wanted to do something that wasn't about selling more stuff to more people," Kernes told Download.com... Read More »
Fortnite is the It Game right now, pulling millions of players into its Battle Royale mode every day, where you have one life and must survive against up to 99 other players in a tense last-man-standing mode. It's also pulling in hundreds of millions of dollars for its developer Epic Games, thanks to the apparently bottomless appeal of cosmetic accoutrement.
Venmo, the peer-to-peer payment app that processed $12 billion in transactions just in Q1 of this year, turns out to have quite the security loophole, according to Berlin-based researcher Hang Do Thi Duc. She set up a website that walks us through the privacy implications of Venmo publicly exposing user transactions by default, and her findings are sobering.Read More »
Your iPhone may not get viruses, but doesn't mean your iOS device can't use help avoiding dangerous websites, blocking suspicious calls, keeping away from scammers, or blocking ad trackers.
Malwarebytes new security app or iPhones and iPads hopes to shore up your iOS defense by offering a range of tools to watch over you and your iOS device.
The free version of Malwarebytes for iOS comes with ad-blocking tools that gives you control over which ads you see if Safari and lets... Read More »
Topics: iOS Software
Instagram testing time-based two-factor authentication that works with Google Authenticator, Authy, and 1Password
Instagram will begin testing app-based 2FA (two-factor authentication) to verify users, in place of its current SMS text message system, according to an investigation conducted by TechCrunch. By using 2FA codes generated within an app on the device, users can avoid the many security flaws inherent with getting these codes via text message.
One simple reason is that app-based codes are... Read More »
In the wake of the European Union fining Google over $5 billion for antitrust violations, company CEO Sundai Pichai took to the company's blog to warn that this may mean higher prices for Android phones and tablets, because Google uses its now-sanctioned pre-installed apps to subsidize distributing Android for free. The EU argues that Google illegally stifles competing apps, operating systems, and manufacturers.How... Read More »
In September last year, Google updated the default emojis for its Android operating system to be more in line with the ones you'd find in iMessage, Facebook, and Snapchat. But this change wasn't universally embraced, and the company is bringing them back as sticker packs for GBoard and Android Messages. Meanwhile, Apple is celebrating World Emoji Day right down to the executive profile pictures on its website.Read More »
After several years of exclusivity on iOS, WeTransfer has finally come to Android. WeTransfer is a notably streamlined cloud storage service that lets users send files up to 2GB in size for free, while paying customers can increase this cap to 20GB, along with other perks. The company also announced a feature called "boards," which are collections of media and links that you can share on social networks and elsewhere.
In... Read More »
Microsoft released a new beta version of its Edge web browser for iOS today, adding reverse image search, workplace logins for companies that use Microsoft accounts, and several quality-of-life improvements. The iOS version requires a redemption code to be used within the Apple TestFlight app. The Android beta version received these updates last month, and anyone with a compatible device can download and install that one..
The... Read More »
ReachNow, the Pacific Northwest car-sharing service, is expanding it urban transportation options today with a ride-sharing service that lets you hail a ride or arrange to share a car, all from the same ReachNow app.
Part of the BMW's Mobility Services group, ReachNow operates car-sharing services in Seattle, Portland, and New York City, but for now its new ride-hailing service is only rolling out in the Seattle area.
With its new... Read More »
Google announced today that users of its search engine in the United Kingdom now have access to the Google for Jobs cards that pop up when the engine detects that you're looking for work. The company said that 75 percent of UK employers have trouble finding the right candidates or sometimes any candidate at all, and Google committed in November to helping 100,000 Brits get hired or advance in their careers by 2020.
Rather... Read More »
There are several versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome for Windows and MacOS -- including final releases and beta builds -- depending on if you want stability or new feature testing. Today, the bleeding-edge version of Google's browser, called Chrome Canary, is introducing a new look with rounded tabs, a rounded search bar, a new Google account menu, and more.
Google updated Chrome in... Read More »
Following the game's launch two summers ago, Niantic seemed, at times, overwhelmed by the success of Pokemon Go and was slow to react to the needs of its large and often frustrated player community. The game's first year was especially marked by frustrating glitches that made tracking and capturing Pokemon, at times, overly challenging and even allowed cheaters to capture rare monsters and grab distant gyms.
But Niantic has -- slowly -- addressed player concerns and on the game's... Read More »
Microsoft announced today that Skype Classic (aka Skype 7), an older Windows desktop version of its cross-platform chat messenger, will be shut down after September 1. Users are being encouraged to upgrade to version 8, which has some features not available in Classic.
In a prepared statement, the Skype Team said, "This is done to ensure that all customers have the best possible Skype experience, and that... Read More »
NBC News reported exclusively today that the Apple App Store has taken down QDrops, an app that sends news alerts related to QAnon, a person or group of people who claim to be documenting a secret cold war between the Trump administration and an alleged shadow government referred to as "the deep state." QAnon first found life on the 4Chan discussion forum, which in recent years has taken a hard turn toward fascist propaganda.
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Uber rolled out several new features for its transportation app today that should help its drivers figure out which person on the sidewalk is actually their rider. One of the new features, Spotlight, selects a specific color to display on a rider's screen to be presented to the driver, while the other, Pickup Messages, will read a short text message aloud that contains a short description of what you're wearing. In this announcement, Uber also committed to guaranteed... Read More »
Uber announced today that you'll soon be able to use Venmo as a payment option for Uber and Uber Eats, making it easier in theory to split the cost of a ride or food delivery with your friends. You'll be able to use an existing Venmo balance, debit card, or bank account. Credit cards were notably absent from the list.
The update to the... Read More »
Microsoft announced today that it's releasing Whiteboard for Windows 10 to everyone, after beta testing the app for several months. The company advertises Whiteboard as a "digital canvas" where you can draw, paint, write, and scrawl just like with a physical whiteboard in a classroom or meeting room.
The added bonus here is that you can share your whiteboard with others online, and they can make changes in real... Read More »
Packed with vitamin A, nutrients, and antioxidants, the health benefits of the carrot are many.
The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, Build 17713, brings a handful of welcome updates to Windows 10, including autoplay controls for the Edge browser and new ways to authenticate users for a remote desktop session. But the most surprising update may be improvements to Windows long-ignored Notepad app.A better Notepad
With the latest Insider Preview, the Find dialog box gives you the option of choosing to do a wrap-around find and replace. The Find dialog will also remember previously entered... Read More »
Topics: Windows Software