How Apple Plans to Root Out Bugs, Revamp iPhone Software

February 15, 2018

Apple's annual software upgrade this fall will offer users plenty of new features: enabling a single set of apps to work across iPhones, iPads and Macs, a Digital Health tool to show parents how much time their children have been staring at their screen and improvements to Animojis, those cartoon characters controlled by the iPhone X's facial recognition sensor. But just as important this year will be what Apple doesn't introduce:…


How Does MoviePass Make Money? We’re Starting to Find Out

Late last summer, MoviePass introduced a seemingly impossible offer: See a movie every single day in theaters, paying only a monthly fee that, in most markets, amounts to less than a single ticket. It worked. Earlier this month, MoviePass hit 1.5 million subscribers, growing much faster than anyone expected, including MoviePass. But amassing customers was never going to be the hard part. MoviePass now has to show that it can…

February 3, 2018

The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings

When Eugenia Kuyda created her chatbot, Replika, she wanted it to stand out among the voice assistants and home robots that had begun to take root in peoples lives. Sure, AI made it possible to schedule an appointment or get the weather forecast by barking into your phone. But where was an AI you could simply talk to about your day? Siri and the rest were like your co-workers, all…

February 2, 2018

Health experts to Mark Zuckerberg: Messenger Kids is ‘irresponsible’

Despite its attempts to quell parents’ and health professionals’ concerns about kids online, Facebook continues to face heavy backlash to its Messenger Kids network. Facebook faced expected criticism last month when it revealed Messenger Kids, a social network for children under the age of 13. Parents and child health experts feared the app would get children addicted to social media at a younger age while lawmakers asked questions about privacy and…

January 31, 2018

Add ‘Badass App Developer’ to your resume after taking this $20 app development course for Android

App development is a skill everyone should have in their back pocket.Image: pexels Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Sure, it seemed like the whole world was buzzing for a hot minute around the release of the iPhone X and iOS 11 — but don’t sleep on…

January 17, 2018