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Facebook Is Testing Voice and Video Calling From Its Main App

Stop switching between Facebook and Messenger to make calls.

By Stephanie Mlot

How to Carry Your Vaccination Card on Your Phone

The Pfizer vaccine is now FDA-approved, but with Delta surging, you may have to pull out proof of vaccination. The official vaccine card doesn't fit easily in a wallet, though. Here's how to keep it handy on your phone.

By Chandra Steele

Judge Rules Uber- and Lyft-Backed Proposition 22 Is Unconstitutional

The measure exempts Uber, Lyft, and other gig economy companies from classifying gig workers as employees.

By Nathaniel Mott

Google Is Shutting Down Android Auto for Phone Screens

With the release of Android 12, users will be transitioned to Google Assistant driving mode.

By Matthew Humphries

OnlyFans to Ban Porn After Pushback From Banking Partners

The change, set for Oct. 1, occurs as OnlyFans tries to secure outside funding from investors.

By Michael Kan

This App Urges Gen Z to Talk It Out Privately, Not Overshare on Social Media

Mental health apps abound, but with evrmore, the idea is to receive support from the app's cocktail of AI, machine learning, and natural language processing rather than the dopamine drip of social media validation.

By S.C. Stuart

Find the Nearest Spin Scooter or Bike Using Google Maps

The app also estimates walking distance to the hub, battery range, and your arrival time.

By Stephanie Mlot

Wendy's to Open 700 New Delivery-Only Kitchens by 2025

The pandemic has made us all fans of getting our food delivered.

By Matthew Humphries

Swiping Right on Tinder for Abandoned Pets Proves Very Popular

The Munich Animal Welfare Association is posting Tinder profiles for more than a dozen dogs and cats.

By Stephanie Mlot

Ready for College? Download These Essential Apps First

These are challenging times for everyone, but college students have some extra worries, these apps can help you manage your money, time, mind, and more.

By Chandra Steele

Apple Vows to Never Expand iPhone Scanning Beyond Child Sexual Abuse Materials

Apple also says users can easily opt out of the system by disabling iCloud Photos on their iPhones.

By Michael Kan

WhatsApp: Scanning iPhones for Child Sexual Abuse Images Is a Privacy Risk

The move is 'a setback for people's privacy all over the world,' says Will Cathcart, the head of WhatsApp. Apple’s system only targets images uploaded to iCloud Photos, at least for now.

By Michael Kan

On Yelp, Restaurants and Bars Can Show Whether 'Proof of Vaccination' Is Required

The new attributes promise to help Yelp users find out whether a business's employees have been vaccinated, or if a 'proof of vaccination' is needed to enter.

By Michael Kan

WhatsApp Gets 'View Once' Images and Video That Disappear After They've Been Opened

The Facebook-owned messaging app plans on rolling out the feature this week.

By Michael Kan

Google Maps for iOS Gets Live Location Sharing, Widgets, Dark Mode

The features are rolling out now to iPhone and iPad users.

By Stephanie Mlot

Citizen Protect Offers Up App-Based Security Help for $20 Per Month

Citizen Protect offers 24/7 access to professional safety experts who can guide people out of trouble or call 911 for them. Those 'Protect Agents' are made up of former 911 operators and emergency medical technicians.

By Michael Kan

Google Makes Chrome for Android a 2FA Option

An update to Chrome for Android makes the mobile browser another security key option for Google users with accounts that rely on two-factor authentication.

By Nathaniel Mott

Apple Pulls Dating App for Unvaccinated People Over COVID-19 Misinformation

The dating app had recently added a social feed, where users could publish posts, including conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 vaccines.

By Michael Kan

Telegram Update Lets Up to 1,000 People Join a Video Call

The update also brings changes for video messages, screen sharing, and other features.

By Nathaniel Mott

Mastodon Releases Official iOS App

Mastodon's official iOS app makes it easier for iPhone users to engage with communities that rely on the platform.

By Nathaniel Mott