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Here's how you can keep your phone (and others) from spying on you

Here's how you can keep your phone (and others) from spying on you

Mark Burstiner

Put your tin foil caps on boys and girls, it’s time to chat about the bytes and the bits. Everyone has that person in their life who can’t help but click. They don’t even read a thing before clicking “OK” and “next” and “accept.” Don’t be that person. Let’s take a minute to talk about your phone and security. Whether you’re on iOS or Android, there’s are three major things you’ll...

Cut your hair! Shortcut, NYC's on-demand barber app, got a big update

Cut your hair! Shortcut, NYC's on-demand barber app, got a big update

Todd Haselton

Live or work in Manhattan and need a haircut ASAP? I’ve been in your shoes, and accidentally ended up with a $10 buzzcut in a pinch. Don’t be me, check out Shortcut. It was first launched in 2014 and just got a big update with plenty of new features. Users in Manhattan can now choose a specific hairstyle preference and match users up with a barber who’s better at that sort of cut. Want...

F.lux finally works on non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads

F.lux finally works on non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads

Jacob Kleinman

If you already use F.lux you know just how great it can be. The app, which was already available for Mac, Windows, Linux and jailbroken iOS, changes your screen’s brightness and tone automatically during the day so it doesn’t keep you up at night. Now it’s also available for non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads. You still can’t grab F.lux in the App Store, but you can sideload it pretty...

Microsoft Invite is latest iPhone app from Microsoft Garage

Microsoft Invite is latest iPhone app from Microsoft Garage

Todd Haselton

Microsoft Garage, the section inside of Microsoft that attempts to build “wild ideas” into real products, and has released apps such as Tossup and Bing for Android Wear, published a new app for the iPhone on Thursday. It’s called “Invite” and Microsoft bills it as the “easiest way to organize meetings on the go.” The goal of Invite is to create a meeting at a time that works for the...

Google app for iOS got a sweet new update

Google app for iOS got a sweet new update

Brandon Russell

Google for iOS received a pretty cool update this week, allowing users to ask questions while on any webpage (inside the app, of course). That means you don’t have to navigate your way away from what you’re reading—or ask Siri—in an effort to seek out an answer. Just say, “Ok Google,” and ask whatever you want. The really cool thing about the update, however, is that Google will know...