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Julia Sachs
on February 27, 2021

Facebook Created An App Called Bars That Lets You Test Your Rap Skills

Facebook released a new video-based social media app called Bars this week, which was first reported by TechCrunch on Friday. The app allows users to write and create their own rap songs by supplying them with pre-made beats and the tools they need to write and record the lyrics. Bars represents the second social network […]

Sophia Chartrand Sophia Chartrand has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on January 27, 2021

Tipster: Saving Communities One Phone At A Time

As we are still living through unprecedented times, there is a new app on the block that is currently making U.S. cities safer. Say hello to Tipster – the phone app that sends you public safety at your fingertips. Tipster is the recently new free app that provides users with relevant and reliable public safety. […]

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Lexi Jones
on January 14, 2021

These Focus Apps Will Help Keep You From Doomscrolling

Do you suffer from Doomscrolling? Do you know what Doomscrolling is? As we get into it, we’ll talk about Doomscrolling, the effects it has on people and some focus apps that you can use to combat it. What Is Doomscrolling? “Doomscrolling” as a term is fairly new, but its actions have been around since, well, […]

Julia Sachs
on January 14, 2021

Ready Player One Comes To Life With The New TactSuit Haptic Feedback VR Vest

It was only a matter of time before futuristic portrayals of the internet became reality, and a Korean company called bHaptics is doing just that. The company unveiled a new haptic feedback vest called the TactSuit at CES 2021 that can be used to make VR gaming experiences feel more life-like for an experience right […]

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Julia Sachs
on January 13, 2021

Apple’s Big Announcement: Where It’s Spending That $100 Million In Racial Equity Investments

Apple founder Tim Cook appeared in an interview with CBS’ Gayle King to discuss the company’s future in investing in racial equity in the United States. In the interview, Cook discussed where Apple will be investing its $100 million pledge toward racial equity, as well as what the future of apps like Parler look like […]

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Julia Sachs
on January 8, 2021

Google Removes Parler From Google Play Store

Mounting criticism over the social media app Parler has resulted in tech companies threatening to remove, or removing the app outright, from app stores in the United States. The app has been central to the growth of violent extremism in the United States in recent months, which culminated in an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol […]

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Julia Sachs
on January 8, 2021

Parler Employees Say Apple Is Trying To Remove The App From The App Store

John Matze, CEO of Parler, says that Apple is unfairly trying to hold Parler accountable for the content on its platform in a post that was published to Parler on Friday. A screenshot of Apple’s inquiry posted on the Parler app reveals that the company is threatening to remove the app from the app store, […]

Julia Sachs
on January 5, 2021

Beats Should Have Learned From Pepsi: Advertising and Activism Don’t Mix Well

A 2020 Beats Flex headphones commercial that went viral on Monday had social media users cringing and comparing it to Pepsi’s 2017 ad with Kendall Jenner. The ad, which features rapper Flo Milli dancing in front of a Confederate statue, echoes sentiments sent in the summer of 2020 after protesters demanded that Confederate statues in […]

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Stewart Rogers Stewart Rogers has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on December 28, 2020

Study: The ever-changing landscape of dating apps

For better or worse, modern romance includes the use of dating apps to find potential romantic partners. We look at a picture, sometimes read a bio, and then swipe left or right to show our interest. If we both swipe right, it’s a match! Then, occasionally, we’ll chat in-app. On rare occasions, we may meet […]

Innovation & Tech Today
on December 15, 2020

What You Need to Know About 5G, According to Experts

Smart Tech Leaders from Verizon and Fybr Give Their Opinion on the State of 5G According to Statista, there are currently over 1.5 billion 4G subscribers around the world, a number that has ballooned substantially since 2010, when there were only a little over a million subscribers. However, especially in the smartphone age, we’re always ready […]

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Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on December 14, 2020

Facetune’s New collab with Nikkie Tutorials Pulls Back the Curtain

Nikkie Tutorials recently announced a collaboration with Facetune, which, while noteworthy in and of itself, also reveals a fascinating change in how the culture views apps that allow people to change the way they look in pictures – and the celebrities who use them.  Nikkie isn’t the only influencer who has embraced the app, either. […]

Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on December 3, 2020

GoNation is the platform helping small businesses stay afloat during COVID-19.

I passed another one on my walk to the grocery store today. A small business, this time a dental practice, all boarded up. While some neighborhood fixtures are reopening and straggling onward, others are falling by the wayside. Small and midsize businesses are having to think fast and reinvent themselves—sometimes several times over—to stay alive. Nobody […]

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