App and Software News
Take two. Microsoft has relit the fuse on the Windows 10 October Update. But you may have to wait awhile to get it.
The October Update is now available once again for Windows 10, Microsoft said in a blog post. But you might not see it just yet even if you manually check for updates. This time, the company is taking a more cautious approach, gradually making it available for... Read More »
Despite the constant river of streaming services, video games, social networks, and other entertainment to fill up your leisure time, good podcasts remain a steady draw, though that may be because the overwhelming majority of them are free. But despite their compelling value, it's sometimes difficult to navigate through your options and keep your downloads sorted.
If you're browsing the internet this week, you're probably dealing with a blizzard of Black Friday promotions and gift guides, and the truly novel ideas could get lost in the storm. Of course, the CNET Holiday Gift Guide should steer you in the right direction, as is tradition. But if you are a privacy-minded holiday shopper, you may be wondering how these gadgets handle your day-to-day personal data.
Across the board, companies are updating their software to take advantage of the recent release of the latest iPad Pro and the newest generation of the Apple Pencil. The new Apple Pencil 2 is a vast improvement on its predecessors, and popular drawing app Paper has optimized its features to work with all of the device's new capabilities.
The Apple Pencil 2, which costs $129 and only works with the latest iPad model, is used for a variety of... Read More »
Editor's note: This story has been updated with a response from ProtonVPN.
With the rise of faster internet speeds has come an industry of streaming services ready to sling movies, music, and TV shows your way -- but always-on connections can bring security and privacy risks along for the ride. In an age where you're rarely fully offline, you probably should have better security around the pipe that brings the digital world to your phone or PC, and an ecosystem of... Read More »
Freelance writing is all about the hustle. Get ideas together to pitch to editors, cover events, meet a word count, make endless edits, and hope that the meager check (depending on when you get it) makes ends meet.
Setapp's GigEconomy app is a tool for freelancers to manage time, finances, and set professional boundaries. The program is available for Mac OS Yosemite or later.
One of the perks is the program's ability to create professional PDF invoices for easy... Read More »
Netflix is now rolling out a mobile-only version of their service in select Asian markets in an effort to expand its 137 million customers base. For weeks, the content streaming giant has touted plans to create more content specifically for India and other Asian countries, and it is now testing out a low-priced version of its service that is available only for smartphones and tablets.
In its first season, PBS series "We'll Meet Again With Ann Curry" surpassed expectations by capturing 15.5 million unique viewers and generating over 11.5 million streams across PBS platforms and Facebook Watch.
Award-winning journalist Ann Curry has a theory to explain the success of the show, which finds the former NBC News anchor and international correspondent and her team of researchers helping individuals who've survived world-shaking historic... 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.