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  • WeChat adds looping Vine-style video to iOS upgrade

    30 September 2014, 6:37 pm by: Jackie Dove

    WeChat, the free messaging and calling app from Tencent, includes all kinds of animated, flashy, multimedia thingies to accompany your basic message. Today, the company delivered its version 6 upgrade for iOS, introducing a new video component called Sight to…
  • Lenka black & white camera app is free for one week — starting now

    30 September 2014, 4:07 pm by: Jackie Dove

    Come and get it! Lenka, the new black & white camera app for iOS — regularly available for $2.99 on the App Store — is free for the next week to celebrate 100,000 downloads. Free access begins now and ends on October 7. Lenka is the brainchild of visual…
  • Hands on with the Windows 10 preview build

    30 September 2014, 3:59 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    At the beginning of today’s Microsoft event Joe Belfiore, Vice President of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft made certain the audience understood that we were seeing an early build of its next operating system. Early build or not, for power users…
  • Top 9 struggles new managers face (but you don’t have to)

    30 September 2014, 3:51 pm by: Elli Bishop

    Elli Bishop is the community manager for BusinessBee, a place for business owners and executives to discover and compare various business service providers. This article originally appeared on the 15Five blog. Do you remember when you were first hired as a…
  • Google increases maximum Chrome bug bounty from $5,000 to $15,000 to reward researchers for exploit…

    30 September 2014, 2:33 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Google today announced it is expanding its bug bounty program for Google Chrome. In short, the company will pay more and offer more recognition to the security community. The reward pricing range has been increased from $500-$5,000 to $500-$15,000 per bug.…
  • How being satisfied with ‘good enough’ is actually optimal

    30 September 2014, 2:18 pm by: Janet Choi

    This article originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog. Ten years ago, Jon Bell, now a designer at Twitter, told his wife that he’d be happy with how much he was making for the rest of his life. I didn’t make much at the time. But that marked the day I…
  • PocketDerm expands its online dermatology service to include anti-aging

    30 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Josh Ong

    Tele-medicine startup PocketDerm has branched out beyond acne treatment to begin selling custom prescriptions for anti-aging medication. PocketDerm’s new anti-aging option uses the same tretinoin (Retin-A) ingredient found in its acne service, as well as…
  • Darma is a smart cushion for making your smart ass smarter

    30 September 2014, 1:46 pm by: Josh Ong

    Move over wearables, Darma wants “sittables” to be the new trend as it prepares to launch its smart cushion for your office chair. The device monitors your sitting position, heartbeat, respiration and stress level. Darma, a graduate of the Haxlr8r hardware…
  • 5 fintech startups to watch from Techstars’ Barclays Accelerator

    30 September 2014, 1:35 pm by: Ben Woods

    London is well known for being a global center of business and finance, so it makes some sense that it’s also now home to a flourishing FinTech scene – with the likes of Level 39‘s dedicated FinTech accelerator space, and now, Techstars’ first…
  • Microsoft announces Windows 10, promises mid-2015 release and Windows Insider Program tomorrow

    30 September 2014, 1:07 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    At its Windows event in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced the next release of its operating system. Known until now as codename Threshold, the successor to Windows 8 will officially be known as Windows 10. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice…

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