technology

You Can Replace The Lyft App Icon With Capri Suns, Thanks To This Iconic 'Insecure' Scene

Capri Sun, Lyft, and Insecure. Before the third season premiere of Issa Rae's HBO series, these three things didn't really have a reason to appear in the same sentence — but now, it's at the forefront of fans of the show's minds. If you're not…
By Isami McCowan

7 Ways Texting Affects Your Relationship, According To Science

Moods can be illegible in written form, so predictably, the way we communicate these days — almost exclusively via text, what else is there? — can seed a lot of chaos in our relationships. But, at the same time, texting can also improve our unions.…
By Claire Lampen

These Reward-Based Apps Make Kicking Your Smart Phone Addiction SO Much Easier

Are you guilty of waking up in the middle of the night and immediately reaching for your phone? Or how about getting behind at work because you're too busy scrolling through social media? Or not talking to people IRL because Instagram is so much…
By Lauren Sharkey

The Light From Your Phone Is Causing SO Much Damage To Your Eyes, New Study Finds

This probably isn't the most pleasant article to come across on your phone/laptop, but facts are facts: according to a new study, the blue light from your phone can accelerate blindness (and laptops and tablets are similarly culpable). The Guardian…
By Emily Dixon

Here's What To Do If You're Missing WhatsApp's New Group Video Call Feature

In the fast-moving, uber competitive world of modern technology, it's a recurring case of "anything you can do I can do better," and this is playing out currently in the realm of video group chat. That's right, you can no longer hide behind…
By Katy Parker-Shorthouse

Lyft Has Customized Monthly Subscriptions Now & The Options Are Actually Super Convenient

Of all the kinds of services we have now that run on a subscription basis, I can’t say that ridesharing has ever occurred to me as a possible candidate for that model — but it seems there’s a market for it after all: Lyft has launched a “Personal…
By Lucia Peters

Snapchat Just Launched A 'Harry Potter' Bitmoji Lens That Reps All 4 Houses

Respect to our forefathers and all, but as big of a deal as the Fourth of July is, the real birthday worth celebrating this month is, in fact, the birthday of one iconic boy wizard we all know and love. And in celebration of said birthday, this July…
By Emma Lord

White Wine Fans, Rejoice — Soon You May Get Your Own Emoji

Listen up, wine-os — documenting happy hours might just be about to get easier. In an era when an event is only worth your time if you can get a selfie out of it, emojis are vital. Up until now, white wine drinkers have had to sacrifice accuracy…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

Some Users Said They Saw An “Edit” Button On Twitter Today — Here’s What It Means

For every tweet where someone types "teh" instead of "the", there's a tweet where someone asks if, for the love of god, Twitter can just add an edit button. Well, on Friday, rumors started circulating that made it seem like a Twitter edit button was…
By Lia Beck

Your Next Uber Might Have A Vending Machine In It — Here’s What You Can Buy

Sometimes it feels as though it is not a true Uber ride unless you forget something. Though ride-sharing apps have solved many logistical transportation problems, it yet to solve the memory lapses that are characteristic of being human. If you're…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

Instagram Will Show Your Followers If You're Online Now — Here's How To Turn It Off

Instagram first began as purely a platform to share photographs, but nowadays it offers far more than food pics. If you are looking to do more than ask your friends semi-anonymous questions, you are in luck. The photo-sharing app is introducing a…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

Amazon's Alexa Can Help You Pair Wine With Your Seamless Order Now

I’ll admit that I don’t use my Echo Dot nearly as much as I probably could be using it — but I did just stumble upon a neat little life hack via Fast Company that might inspire me to wake the thing up a little more often: It turns out that you can…
By Lucia Peters

This Secret Instagram Hack Lets You Write In RAINBOW Text In Stories

In the past year, Instagram has introduced a number of inventive updates to the platform. Some of the more notable updates include the addition of GIF stickers as an option to add to photos, the introduction of a mute button, and, of course, the…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

Target Has A Secret App For Super Fans That You Can Only Access By Invitation

Target is no stranger to the mobile app space; beyond the main Target app, the retail giant has separate apps for everything from its registry services to the controls for its smart home devices. But it turns out that there’s a secret Target app…
By Lucia Peters

Spotify Made You A Secret Playlist With All Your Old Summer Jams

Summer is a pivotal time of year for music. Between hours spent at the pool, on the beach, and in the car with friends, having solid tunes is a must. While the days of the mixtape are often romanticized (don't get me wrong, there's validity behind…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

Here's What You Can Do If You're Having Trouble Loading Instagram Right Now

Friends, neighbors, fellow connoisseurs of cute dogs and baked goods on Instagram: Friday, July 13 has brought in a slew of user reports wondering why Instagram is down, so if you're having trouble accessing the app, you're not alone. According to…
By Emma Lord

Venmo's Newest Feature Makes Splitting Costs With Your Friends Ridiculously Easy

If you frequently share Ubers (or food from Uber Eats) with friends, you know the struggle of splitting ride or meal fares. It usually just becomes an "oh, we'll Venmo you back later" situation and then suddenly a month has passed and you haven't…
By Isami McCowan

Amazon Prime Day Is Coming Up Soon — Here's What To Expect

There's no questioning the fact that Amazon has revolutionized the way we shop. It doesn't matter what you need: a lifesaver hair product that your local store took off of shelves, an Amazon Echo of your own since your friends are officially over…
By Isami McCowan

You Can Add Music To Your Instagram Stories Now — Here's How

Making a good Instagram Story is about more than just snapping a cute photo or recording a funny video and posting it for the world to see. Sure, that's a huge part of the equation, but to really make your story stand out from the many others your…
By Jessica Booth

Facebook Just Added A Snooze Feature To Protect You From TV Spoilers — Here's How To Use It

Trying to avoid Bachelorette spoilers or the score to a World Cup Game? Sick of hearing bad takes on a certain trending topic or just don’t feel like seeing the name of a certain president in your newsfeed for a while? You’re in luck because…
By Mia Mercado