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Project xCloud is coming to Canada

Sponsored Links Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images Microsoft is making good on its promise to expand the Project xCloud preview in 2020 to include more than just three countries. The company has announced that its game streaming test will be available in Canada starting on January 29th, with registrations open as we write this. As …

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Opera accused of offering predatory loans through Android apps

Sponsored Links Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Opera has frequently tried to claim the moral high ground in the web browser world, but it’s being accused of using its side projects for far less virtuous behavior. Hindenburg Research has published a report alleging that Opera is running four Android apps aimed at India, Kenya …

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Instagram’s Boomerang adds much-needed editing and effects tools

Sponsored Links Instagram The rumors of Instagram spicing up Boomerang turned out to be true. It just introduced a host of creative tools, including an (arguably overdue) trimming feature. Much like the trim tool in your phone’s video editor, you can decide just where the animation loop starts and stops — no more re-recording a …

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Y2K-type glitch is causing NYC parking meters to reject credit cards

Sponsored Links Warren Eisenberg via Getty Images A software glitch is causing parking meters throughout New York City to reject credit and prepaid parking cards, The New York Times reports. The payment software was set to expire on January 1st, and the vendor reportedly failed to update the software before the new year. So, at …

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Wifi Sharing Platform Wicrypt Gets Government Grant in Nigeria

</header> <strong>A crypto startup providing wifi hotspot sharing services in Nigeria has won funding from the country’s telecom regulator. Wicrypt placed second among 25 tech companies participating in an innovation competition organized by the Nigeria Communication Commission and it’s going to receive a grant worth 2 million naira to finance its project. </strong> Also read: …

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Richie Hawtin wants you to explore his DJ sets through a mobile app

Sponsored Links Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW Have you ever wanted to know exactly what DJs are doing during sets besides cuing the next track? You now have a good opportunity to find out. Minimal techno pioneer Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman, F.U.S.E. and other pseudonyms) has released a Closer app in beta for Android and …

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Google pauses Chrome update for Android after reports of app data loss

Sponsored Links Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Chrome updates are normally good things, but some Android users have good reason to complain about the latest release. Google has paused the rollout for Chrome 79 on Android after reports of the update ‘wiping’ data from third-party apps that use the WebView framework. The data is …

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TiVo’s iPhone app finally streams shows using cellular data

Sponsored Links TiVo Believe it or not, TiVo has required that iOS users stream recordings on WiFi for the past seven years. Yes, despite the rise of fast and (theoretically) unlimited mobile data, you couldn’t catch up on shows during your commute. Reason has prevailed at last, however. TiVo has updated its iOS app to …

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German Fintechs Rush to Offer Crypto Custody Services Under New Law

</header> <strong>Fintech companies in the Federal Republic are quickly moving to develop and offer custodial solutions for digital assets under the new German legislation that will allow banks to store, transfer and trade cryptocurrencies next year. Berlin-based Solarisbank has established a subsidiary that will focus exclusively on the niche. The new entity and another German …

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Heart Analzyer’s new Apple Watch app puts detailed data on your wrist

Sponsored Links Helix Apps Your Apple Watch can provide some health data on your wrist, but not a lot — and even the Health app on your iPhone will only say so much. There may be an option if you’re looking for more comprehensive data on your watch, though. Helix Apps has released a revamped …

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