Popular Weather App Collects Too Much User Data, Security Experts Say

That’s the headline on my latest story, out Wednesday. It begins: NEW DELHI—A popular weather app built by a Chinese tech conglomerate has been collecting an unusual amount of data from smartphones around the world and attempting to subscribe some users to paid services without permission, according to a London-based security firm’s research. The free […]

The 10 Must-Have Apps I Install on Every New Mac

Following my recent post about what’s on my iPhone home screen at the beginning of 2016, I decided to do the same for my must-have Mac apps. I consider these apps requirements when setting up any new machine — essentially, I feel that I need them to use the computer effectively. Hopefully this will give others who are looking […]

My iPhone Home Screen, Early 2016

I’ve seen a few people posting about what they’ve got on their iPhone home screens now, with the new year upon us, and was inspired to do the same. I look forward to seeing how this changes over time. Here goes: On the top row, I’ve got the standard calendar app (I’ve tried the popular iCal alternatives, notably Fantastical, but was […]

My 2 Favorite NYC Public Transport Apps

Navigating New York City’s massive subway system, seen above, can be difficult. Especially for those, like me, who are new — or newish — to the city. I use two helpful iPhone apps to streamline my various journeys. Embark The first is called Embark. Opening this free app reveals a touch-responsive map of the city’s […]