Stories tagged: app
Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
I was amazed a couple weeks ago when I read about Bob Burdett, the Spokane man whose Apple Watch automatically alerted first responders after he crashed his bike and was …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
Under pressure from China, Apple has removed a smartphone app that enabled Hong Kong protesters to track police. It has cut off access in mainland China to a news app …
Fri., July 19, 2019
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
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
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
Uber passengers who habitually leave their trash behind and disrespect their drivers may soon get the boot.
Wed., May 22, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The gay dating app Grindr will stop sharing its users’ HIV status with analytics companies.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
Time to tune in to podcasts, with your kids.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017
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
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 – …