Tracking your every step, breath, and hour of sleep you get is a rising trend in the health tech world, and Apple seems to finally be stepping up its game to compete with other fitness trackers like Fitbit and Garmin. Today, at the company's annual World Developer's Conference (WWDC 2016) in San Francisco, Apple announced its newest additions to its Watch: the Activity app, Wheelchair, and Breathe.
The VSCO Cam app for iOS and Android has long been a way to give your photos a film-like look. The photo editor not only allows for eye-catching photography, but peak Instagram likes after posting to social. Now the company is more heavily touting its own social features in the app's latest update.
Competitors take note: Google just committed to delivering game-changing messaging apps later this year. Google's newest messaging apps for text and video boast encryption, ease of use, and integration of the new A.I. Google Assistant. That means they're secure, simple, and ready to help you do things faster.
Working at Popular Science, you tend to develop a decently strong stomach when it comes to blood, guts, gore, and various other organic compounds — stuff that people outside of the biological sciences may find gross. But even I've been surprised to see how quickly people have taken to using Facebook Live and other social video streaming apps to broadcast the human body in biologically dramatic situations, sometimes in graphic, intimate detail.
Giphy, a startup company spun out of New York-based tech company Betaworks, wants to make finding and sharing the right GIFs easy across every platform. From Facebook, Twitter and Slack to Gmail to Chrome and Firefox extensions, Giphy is making sure the communication tool of the future is easily accessible. That's why Giphy CEO Alex Chung and his colleagues made the Giphy search app for your smartphone, to pinpoint and share moving images on the go. Now the startup is taking things one step further with Giphy Keys.