Category: Gear / Products / Apps

May 19, 2020

Microsoft Build Looks Very Different in 2020

Developer conferences like Build have moved online in order to address the changing needs of the global digital workforce.


by Boone Ashworth in Gear
May 13, 2020

7 Great Bill Splitting Apps: Splitwise, Venmo, and More

If you need to divvy up big expenses, these apps can handle the math—and the money.


by Wired Staff in Gear
May 3, 2020

I Can’t Stop Escaping Into Google Photos’ Nostalgia Vortex

I got the app for its easy photo backups. I didn’t realize it would become a precious window to the past—or a lifeline in a time of existential despair.


by Pia Ceres in Gear
April 30, 2020

3 Things to Consider Before Signing Up for a Free Trial

Companies are blasting us with free trial offers while we’re stuck at home. That’s a good thing—until the bills show up.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
April 24, 2020

Facebook and Google Survey Data May Help Map Covid-19’s Spread

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon hope to use the data to observe and predict surges in the spread of the virus.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
April 21, 2020

The Essential App Pack for Creating Awesome Social Videos

Shooting an Instagram story from the beach? The latest TikTok dance challenge? Add effects filters and other flair to your clips with these apps.


by Michael Calore in Gear
April 18, 2020

Eat Your Books Review: Search a Recipe Database to Find Out What’s for Dinner

Searching this cookbook mega-index is the best way to find out what’s for dinner.


by Joe Ray in Gear
April 17, 2020

Apps for Fostering Deep Conversations: LongWalks, Party Qs, Fabriq

More than a messaging app, these services encourage friends to have meaningful and lengthy dialogues they’d normally have face-to-face.


by Flora Tsapovsky in Gear
April 13, 2020

14 Tips for Acing Your Online Video Call Job Interview

You can still make an impression even if your F2F isn’t IRL.


by Christopher Null in Gear
April 10, 2020

6 Popular Video Conferencing Tools Compared: Zoom, Skype, Houseparty

Keeping in touch while sheltering in place means relying on a video chat service. But which one is most appropriate for which situation?


by Christopher Null in Gear