Facebook Pauses Development of Instagram for Kids After PushbackFacebook is putting a hold on the development of a kids' version of Instagram, geared toward children under 13, to address concerns that have been raised about the vulnerability of younger users.
Peninsula Students Launch Job App for High SchoolersWith the touch of a button, high schoolers can now locate dozens of employment opportunities in the Bay Area, and it's all thanks to the work of two teenage entrepreneurs from San Mateo County.
COVID Vaccines: Software Engineer Develops App To Find Bay Area Appointments In Real-TimeAn East Bay software engineer has developed a free app that scours the websites of more than 20 healthcare providers in the Bay Area for open vaccine appointments, immediately notifying users in real-time.
Google And Apple Crack Down On Social Media App Parler Over Violence ConcernsBay Area-based companies Apple and Google are both cracking down on social media app Parler, citing issues similar to those that led to Twitter permanently suspending President Donald Trump's account.
Apple to Identify What Personal Info Being Collected By AppsTo better inform its customers, Apple is identifying what kinds of personal information apps are collecting in its app stores for iPhones and other products.
COVID Update: CA Notify Smartphone Exposure Notifications App Goes LiveA new smartphone app is now available for Californians to let them know if they’ve been too close to someone who's been infected with the coronavirus.
'Party Squasher' App Alerts Homeowners When Their AirBnb Guest Invites A Crowd To The HouseHuge gatherings at short term rental homes have caused cities to institute bans and even proved deadly last year. But now, new technology is telling those who come to play that the party’s over.
Facebook: Apple Privacy Changes Will Muck Up Online AdsFacebook is pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices — and putting app developers in the middle.
Stanford Grads' New App Brings Youth and Elderly TogetherTwo years ago, two Stanford business graduates put their heads together to find a way to serve lonely senior citizens.
Free Noise App Makes Working At Home EasierHelp is on the way it’s an online interactive office noise generator called “The Calm Office.” It provides 10 different office sounds that you mix to your own liking.
San Francisco DA Files Legal Complaint Against DoorDash Over Workers' MisclassificationSan Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced Tuesday his office has filed legal action against app-based food delivery service DoorDash, accusing the company of illegally misclassifying its employees.
D-Nice Teams Up With Houseparty To DJ A Huge Virtual Prom Party For Class Of 2020As if D-Nice hasn’t already done his share to make this COVID-19 lockdown bearable with Club Quarantine on Instagram, now he’s teaming up with San Francisco-based app Houseparty to spin what may be the biggest prom night party ever for the Class of 2020
UC San Francisco Seeks Citizen Scientists To Learn More About COVID-19UCSF scientists are hoping that a newly reconfigured research app goes viral and generates data that can be used to fight against the coronavirus.
Thieves Can Use Bluetooth To Find Hidden Devices, Laptops In Your CarThere is an urban legend that crooks are using Bluetooth scanner apps to find hidden valuables in your car. KPIX tested it out, cruising the parking lot of a fitness gym, and it’s not a myth. It's true!
Web App Lets Users Track Jet Noise Near SFOThe Aircraft Noise Tracker, available to the public, gives users a near-real-time look at flight tracks and noise levels around the airport.