Microsoft and Oracle are working on digital COVID-19 vaccine cards

  • January 14, 2021
Starting later this month, the US will require international air passengers to show evidence of a recent negative COVID-19 test or proof that they have recently recovered from the disease. Alternatively, now that COVID-19 vaccines are being administe…

TikTok’s latest feature highlights your favorite videos from 2020

  • December 21, 2020
2020 was a rollercoaster year for TikTok. A constantly changing deadline from the Trump administration meant the company spent most of the year unsure of it would still be around to see the end of it. So can you blame ByteDance’s US outpost for wanti…

Spotify taps big-name musicians to help test Instagram-like stories

  • November 27, 2020
If you’re in the festive spirit and you’re already listening to seasonal music, you might have noticed Spotify’s Christmas Hits playlist is looking a little different. The company updated its mammoth mix of holiday songs early Friday. If you open it…

Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption

  • October 26, 2020
Zoom is now rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for both free and paid users, so your video chats and meetings should be much more secure. You can activate E2EE on Zoom’s latest desktop client, Android app and Zoom Rooms starting today. It’ll be…

Lyft is adding Venmo as a payment option

  • October 22, 2020
In the coming weeks, Lyft riders in the US will be able to pay for their trips with Venmo. That should make it easier for you to split the cost of rides with your friends and family — at least when you feel safe enough to travel in groups again. You…

This $50 app will keep your mind sharp

  • October 17, 2020
Exercising regularly increases and maintains your muscle strength. The mind is no different. Your brain isn’t exactly a muscle, but training it regularly will strengthen your cognitive skills and keep you sharp. But just like targeting different musc…

Twitch Studio adds chat overlay and countdown timer tools

  • October 12, 2020
Twitch has updated its livestreaming software with more features, which will give streamers more ways to make their broadcasts pop. With Twitch Studio, you can now copy and paste or duplicate layers or scenes so that you can make your stream’s visual…

Chinese app offers a peek over the Great Firewall, with big catches

  • October 10, 2020
You can’t officially bypass China’s Great Firewall when it’s illegal to use a VPN for that in the country. Chinese residents appear to have a legal option, though, at least if they’re willing to live with some significant consequences. TechCrunch not…