When A Swipe Is Not Enough: Tinder Takes Extra Measures for Women In India

The Indian edition of dating app Tinder is trialing a new feature which gives women an additional level of scrutiny and security before they allow men to start messaging conversations, with a view to rolling the function out globally. The “My Move” feature allows women to choose in their settings that only they can start a conversation with a male...

China’s Mobile App Tik Tok Seeks World Dominance

In recent months, a Chinese app called Tik Tok has climbed app store rankings around the world, especially in neighboring Asian countries. Think Instagram, except Tik Tok features 15-second clips of lip-synching, dancing, and skits. The app is integral to the global entertainment empire that Beijing-based Bytedance is building. Here’s a detailed look at Tik Tok’s reach. Article By Rita...

Bobspotter: The Vital Resource Guide For Black-Owned Businesses

When I think of the first black owned business I’ve ever supported, countless trips to Alex Walker’s barbershop on the northside of Kalamazoo, Michigan vividly flashes into my mind. I can still picture the multiple side tables with Jet magazines stacked high and the smell of an assortment of black hair products in the air. From corner stores, laundromats,...

How Facebook Was Able To Steal Your Phone Calls & Text Log

The news that Facebook’s Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting — and when — in the first place? The short answer: Because Google let it. The longer answer: Well, it’s complicated. The social network acknowledged...

Things your Phone Camera Can Do—Besides Snapping All Those Damn Selfies

Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping landscapes. With the right apps, your camera can perform feats from translating texts to scanning paperwork. Here are some of its handiest superpowers. TRANSLATE FOREIGN TEXT With a typical translation app, you have to tap out text in...

8 ‘Dope’ New Marijuana-Related Mobile Apps To Know

Now that everyone has a smartphone, we’re constantly looking for useful apps that will help justify the large amount of dough we drop on these expensive devices. And if you’re a marijuana user, you’re probably looking for apps that will help your cannabis using experience. If that’s the case, we have eight recommendations for you. 1. WeedMaps Need to know where the nearest dispensary is...