Stories tagged: app
Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Tinder joined a growing backlash against app store taxes by bypassing Google Play in a move that could shake up the billion-dollar industry dominated by Google and Apple Inc.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:39 p.m.
Facebook is launching an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they’re using.
Wed., May 29, 2019, 2:17 p.m.
Changing up exercise routines helps boost fitness while stemming boredom. Now there’s ClassPass, a monthly subscription app recently available in Spokane to book classes at a network of boutique fitness …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Uber passengers who habitually leave their trash behind and disrespect their drivers may soon get the boot.
Wed., May 22, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.
Fri., March 8, 2019, 5 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene teen Morgan Dixon launched the Outloud Reader app a month ago to help people with visual or reading disabilities. It uses the camera of a smartphone or electronic …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
Widespread smartphone use, looser regulations and employer enthusiasm are helping to expand access to telemedicine, where patients interact with doctors and nurses from afar, often through a secure video connection.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
At first glance, the black-and-white Robomart vehicle, with its minimalist design and rounded body, looks like a vision of the future. But if you ignore the lack of a steering …
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 4:19 p.m.
The nation’s largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
Some Samsung devices come preloaded with a Facebook app that owners can’t remove; the app can only be disabled.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
Zwift, a company that gives cyclists the opportunity to compete in virtual-reality races, has raised $120 million to help them set up an esports league and further their expansion into …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
The Washington D.C.-based startup, Progressive Shopper, has set out to mine political spending from hundreds of major brands. The site shows shoppers what percentage of a company’s political spending went …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
Children can spend their allowance and chore money by shopping online or by tapping at contactless payment terminals in stores. Sound like a recipe for splurging? Not so, says one …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Abbott Laboratories won U.S. approval for its FreeStyle LibreLink diabetes-monitoring app, giving users a way to keep track of their glucose levels from their iPhones.
Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Customer relations software company Salesforce says it will join with Apple to create new business apps exclusively for iPhone and iPad.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
Uber has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Technology users had gotten a surprise when their social and lifestyle apps seemingly labeled the United States’ most populous city with an anti-Semitic header.
Thu., July 26, 2018, 4 a.m.
It is a problem we have all faced before … what do you want to eat tonight? Three Gonzaga graduates may have found an answer to this stomach-growling problem.
Tue., May 29, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Uber rolled out the 911 capability in its app across the United States, after saying in April the feature was in the works. Riders can find the option in a …
Tue., April 3, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
The gay dating app Grindr will stop sharing its users’ HIV status with analytics companies.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
Three Facebook Messenger app users have filed a lawsuit claiming the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:06 p.m.
Spokane County has a new app for those seeking county resources and up-to-date information on their smartphones, tablets and other devices.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 12:44 p.m.
An organization that advocates for open government is asking a judge to bar Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff from using an app that deletes messages after they’re read, claiming …
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Snapchat is separating what friends share and what media organizations publish in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of users.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Time to tune in to podcasts, with your kids.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Retail giant is altering its policies to speed returns, even it means that nothing is returned at all in some cases.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Game developer Zynga told the Associated Press on Tuesday that it is adding 50,000 internet slang words, including BFF, fitspo, delish, FOMO, hangry, kween, smize, TFW, turnt, werk, yas – …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
A South Korean child-monitoring smartphone app that was removed from the market in 2015 after it was found to be riddled with security flaws has been reissued under a new …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Walmart is bringing back an app that lets shoppers skip the checkout line and pay for items themselves on their smartphones.