Inside the rise of TikTok, the video-sharing app with 1 billion downloads that's owned by a massive Chinese internet company

2019-07-06 20:26

Here's how TikTok got its start from a Chinese tech company, and how it's grown into a wildly popular platform with over 1 billion downloads.

How to use TikTok, the short-form video app Gen Z loves and that's ushering in a new era of influencers

2019-07-01 12:48

Here's how to navigate TikTok — from tracking the latest viral memes, to following the newest crop of influencers, and creating your own short video.

Instagram keeps a detailed list of everything it thinks you're interested in — here's how to find it

2019-06-15 16:15

Instagram shares the data it collects about the topics you're supposedly interested in, and the company apparently has no idea what I like.

Apple just gave owners of older iPhones 4 great reasons not to upgrade to a new device

2019-06-05 17:02

Apple's iOS 13 iPhone operating system might breathe new life into your older iPhone, even something as old as the iPhone 6S.

The end of an era: Yesterday was the last day you could use BlackBerry Messenger

2019-06-01 20:46

The original BlackBerry Messenger — or BBM, for short — was released in 2005, two years before the very first iPhone.

People are loving the new gender-swapping Snapchat filter, and it's now being used to catfish unsuspecting men on Tinder

2019-05-15 21:18

People have started using Snapchat's new eerily convincing lens to trick friends and strangers into thinking they're someone else.

This is why an engineer from EskomSePush trended on Twitter

2019-03-21 10:00

The application now has 718,000 daily active users – up from 400,000 in February. But it couldn't handle the load itself when load shedding returned late last week.

Japanese app that "translates" women's feelings causes outrage

2019-02-28 11:42

Whatever happened to the traditional listening to understand concept?

People are petitioning Google to remove a gay conversion therapy app

2019-01-17 09:05

An online petition calling for the gay conversion app to be removed from Google's Play Store has garnered almost 40,000 signatures.

Must-have holiday apps

2018-12-14 13:26

Whether you are catching a flight, looking for a pet sitter, heading out on a long road trip, or trying to plan the perfect Christmas lunch around load shedding, finweek’s pick of holiday apps are sure to be useful.

 

'Tinder for jobs': This new app matches job seekers with employers

2019-07-02 07:00

A new South African app has launched to help match employers across the country with the right staff quickly, and help job seekers find work.

I use these 15 little YouTube tricks on a daily basis, and it makes the experience so much better

2019-06-23 20:41

There are a bunch of little tips and tricks for YouTube on both mobile devices and computers that you might not have come across yet.

The 8 best features coming soon to your Apple Watch

2019-06-08 19:36

The Apple Watch is getting a host of new features in the big WatchOS 6 update, coming later this year.

Apple is finally adding 'dark mode' to the next version of the iPhone's operating system — here's how your iPhone will look in dark mode

2019-06-04 11:26

Apple's apps are getting the dark-mode treatment in iOS 13, coming this fall. Other app developers will need to add dark mode to their own apps.

Huawei developed a 'plan B' operating system for smartphones in case it was banned by the US government from using Google products. Here's what we know about it so far.

2019-05-21 07:17

Huawei has been working on a "plan B" mobile operating system in case things go sour with Google.

We can't stop watching this chimpanzee, who uses Instagram even better than a teen

2019-04-25 21:35

The video of a chimpanzee scrolling through Instagram has already gotten almost 1.5 million views.

I tried 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' the new game from the creators of 'Pokémon Go,' and it's magical

2019-03-13 07:04

I went hands-on with "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite," which promises to be a lot more than just a rehash of "Pokémon Go."

Chaos has reportedly erupted inside Facebook as employees find themselves unable to open the company's apps on their iPhones

2019-01-31 08:08

Apple says Facebook violated its developer policies and removed the security certificate that allows the company's internal apps to function.

Want to rent a vintage Jaguar? Test-driving two Airbnb-like apps

2018-12-30 13:00

A trio of "sharing economy" apps allow occasional access to well-maintained classics. DriveShare, Turo, and Vinty all function like Airbnb, but each has a unique position.

For many women, tracking their fertility can be an emotional whirlwind and have them give up altogether

2018-12-12 15:56

Some women use paper charts or fertility apps to track their chances of getting pregnant. But while some may find the experience positive, others feel overwhelmed, or give up altogether.

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