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Spotify Now Offers Videos, Podcasts, Pace-Tracking Running Playlists, and More

Spotify Now Offers Videos, Podcasts, Pace-Tracking Running Playlists, and More

By Josh Wolford May 20, 2015

It’s ambitious, but Spotify would like to be your all day media hub. The streaming company, with over 60 million users worldwide (about a fourth of them paying subscribers), say it’s “obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into …

Hostage Asks for Help via Pizza Hut App: ‘Get 911 to me’ Hostage Asks for Help via Pizza Hut App: ‘Get 911 to me’

In Florida (where else), a quick-thinking woman and her children are safe after she placed the most important pizza order of her life. According to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, Cheryl Treadway used the ‘additional comments’ section inside the Pizza …

Foursquare Might’ve Just Made Swarm Fun Foursquare Might’ve Just Made Swarm Fun

Last May, popular location app Foursquare announced that they would be splitting the core functions of the app in two, creating an entirely new app called Swarm that mostly dealt with check-ins, friends, and the real “social” aspects of Foursquare. …

Secret Shuts Down: App Doesn’t Represent Original Vision, Says CEO Secret Shuts Down: App Doesn’t Represent Original Vision, Says CEO

Anonymous messaging app Secret is shutting down. In a post on Medium, CEO David Byttow said it was the “hardest decision” of his life. “This has been the hardest decision of my life and one that saddens me deeply. Unfortunately, …

Police Still Claiming Google Is Helping Cop Killers with Its Waze App Police Still Claiming Google Is Helping Cop Killers with Its Waze App

Police are still really pissed about Waze. The Google-owned traffic app uses crowdsourced data to let drivers know about upcoming accidents, road closures, weather conditions, construction zones, and more. The app also contains a feature that allows users to pinpoint …

Instagram Lets You Use Emoji in Hashtags, Adds Filters Instagram Lets You Use Emoji in Hashtags, Adds Filters

Instagram says it plans to start putting out new filters more often. Today, it’s starting with three. Download the latest update to access the new Lark, Reyes, and Juno filters. Here’s what those new filters do, according to Instagram: Inspired …

Facebook Is Still Trying to Take Over Your Phone, New ‘Hello’ App Shows You Info on Callers Facebook Is Still Trying to Take Over Your Phone, New ‘Hello’ App Shows You Info on Callers

Back in March, it slipped that Facebook was testing a new phone app that would serve as an Android dialer and caller ID app. Internal testing called it “Phone”. Now that app has materialized as Hello, which Facebook is launching …

WhatsApp’s Free Voice Calling Hits iOS WhatsApp’s Free Voice Calling Hits iOS

A couple months after WhatsApp debuted its free voice calling feature on Android, the app is finally launching it on iOS. Don’t be surprised if you don’t yet have the option to make VoIP calls, however, as WhatsApp says it’s …

WhatsApp on Pace to Hit 1 Billion Users by Year’s End WhatsApp on Pace to Hit 1 Billion Users by Year’s End

If WhatsApp keeps up its recent pace of user growth, the messaging app will have a billion monthly active users by the end of 2015. CEO Jan Koum recently announced the app has crossed the 800 million MAU mark. This …

Tinder Puts Your Instagram Photos on Your Profile Tinder Puts Your Instagram Photos on Your Profile

It’s commonplace to see a link to one’s Instagram profile inside their Tinder profile – and now Tinder has cut out the middleman. Tinder is now fully integrated with Instagram. Now, if you so chose, you can link your Tinder …

Want to Learn Klingon? Duolingo’s Working on It Want to Learn Klingon? Duolingo’s Working on It

Popular language tutorial app Duolingo has just added a new language. No, it’s not Japanese (as people have been clamoring over for some time). In fact, this language didn’t even exist 40 years ago. Duolingo wants to teach you Klingon. …

Twitter Kills Discover Tab, Adds Context to Trends Twitter Kills Discover Tab, Adds Context to Trends

Your Twitter app just got a shakeup, as the company has decided to retire the #discover and Activity tabs on both its iOS and Android apps. According to Twitter, the reasoning is that it’s been working to put more content …

Vine Videos Will Soon Be Much Prettier Vine Videos Will Soon Be Much Prettier

Vine is turning up the quality on your videos. “When you watch Vines on our iOS and Android apps, you’ll see these quality improvements — they are rolling out over the coming days. You’ll also see higher quality Vines embedded …

Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App

Instagram just killed all those photo collage apps, so you can probably start deleting them right away (if you’re an iOS user). The company has just launched its second standalone app, and it’s a photo collage app called Layout. It’s …

Facebook Is Working on a New Phone App Facebook Is Working on a New Phone App

If you’re unsatisfied with the fact that Facebook is not a part of your phone call-making experience, you’re in luck. It appears that the company is working on a new app that inserts the Facebook experience into your actual phone …

Facebook Faces Suit over Kids’ App Purchases Facebook Faces Suit over Kids’ App Purchases

Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit that could force it to refund hundreds of thousands of parents whose children made “unauthorized” purchases for in-app items on the site. A California judge has ruled the the suit must progress, despite …

Cards Against Humanity Has a New Web App, So You Can Retire Your Old, Sticky Cards

If your actual Cards Against Humanity cards are warped and sticky from spilling one too many Miller High Lifes all over them at parties (and really, whose aren’t?), you’ll be pleased to know that you can now play the game …