Traveling in a country where you're unfamiliar with the language can be stressful. If you're in that country during an emergency situation, the stress can quickly turn to panic.
When the user presses the app's SOS button, they can qualify what type of emergency is happening, whether... Read More »
Something every parent has heard (or said) is that babies don't come with instruction manuals. But the "What to Expect" book series and similar books have aided in filling in the blanks.
The "Wonder Weeks" book, written by Franx Plooij and Hetty van de Rijt, in the early '90s, went digital for a new generation with an award-winning app.
We've all searched for some weird things online. You might use old Richard Simmons videos for your workouts or be a little too fond of Dr. Pimple-Popper's channel.
If... Read More »
A bungled Israeli special forces raid in Gaza sparked a two-day bombing streak from Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups. An Egyptian-mediated agreement stopped the rain of 400 rockets and mortar on Tuesday.
The Red Alert app (iOS, Android) was developed in response to the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, also known as Operation Protective Edge. The app provides real-time notifications when missiles or rockets are fired into Israel.
The app is designed to give Israelis in the affected... Read More »
While sexual assault and harassment is a problem almost everywhere, women in developing countries can face more danger. In India, for example, a rape occurs every 20 minutes, and incidents have climbed more than 80 percent between 2007 and 2016.
When women submit their abuse reports to Safecity, the data helps... Read More »
Details about the highly anticipated Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game have been scant. The game's new trailer was released on Wednesday, the 17th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone movie. It revealed only that the game is coming in 2019 and that you can "enlist immediately" at wizardsunite.com.
The game's developers, Pokemon Go's Niantic and WB Games, kept the trailer short, but Potter lovers will be excited.
Though the video doesn't include gameplay footage, it shows... Read More »
A key part of addiction recovery is finding a like-minded community. Out of the 40 million Americans struggling with addiction, 24 million are working towards recovery, and encouragement from others can bolster those efforts.
"Through Loosid, it's easy to find other people who share your perspective, who know all too well that being sober doesn't... Read More »
If your post is removed from Facebook (iOS, Android), you usually get an alert or a message from the company. The reasons listed are generally vague, perhaps informing you that your post violated Facebook Community Standards (if you get a reason at all).
For violating the Standards, the post is removed, or the user is put in "Facebook Jail" and their account is temporarily locked. Some posts are mistakenly taken down or flagged as spam. Contacting Facebook to... Read More »
Almost any app, whether desktop or mobile, has a dark mode feature these days. Dark mode essentially makes the background of a program a dark gray or blue with the text in contrast.
Google Contacts version 3.2, the latest update, comes with a new dark mode setting. The update may not be on all devices yet. Contacts follows the Google News app redesign in October.