Apple is finally testing more robust SMS spam filters for iOS

Spam texts, like cockroaches, seem impossible to kill. Can Apple stomp them out?

Spam No More?

Google's charging small businesses for email after decades of free service

And Google isn't even making it very easy for business owners to make the switch to the new subscription model.

Greedy Google

Petty Google thinks Drake's 'Texts Go Green' is about RCS

Give it up, guys.

You're So Vain

Amazon-owned Wickr app is a go-to destination for child sex abuse material

Amazon does little to ensure the end-to-end encrypted messaging app isn't misused.

Culture

An audience with Ariel Epstein, sports betting’s Prop Queen

The 27-year-old MLB Network gambling analyst is a rising star in an industry traditionally ruled by older white men.

New Pioneers

Get your drive-thru burritos even faster with Taco Bell’s new food tube

Taco Bell Defy is a four-lane drive-thru that seeks to cut down on wait times by encouraging pre-orders.

Tech

Nike's Run Club App has reached the end of the road in China

The app, which counts 8 million users in the country, will officially shut down on July 8.

Style

This crypto startup believes 'sex-to-earn' is the future of web3

Would you fuck for crypto? SEXN sure thinks so.

Cryptosexual

How to identify plants and animals using iOS's secret Photos feature

Visual Look Up, first introduced in iOS 15, is one of the iPhone's most-overlooked helpful features.

Guides

Apple will finally make deleting your app accounts less of a nightmare

For apps that offer account creation, a new account deletion policy goes into effect at the end of June.

Design

Coinbase has been testing an app that allows staff to rate each other

Dot Collector was first implemented by Bridgewater Associates, a prolific hedgefund, to impose transparency.

Tech

Instagram's visual refresh doesn't make me want to click buy

As quirky creative inspiration, Instagram's new typeface, gradients, and colors are great. For the company's focus on shopping and video, I'm less sure.

Squircle

'Genshin Impact' has been raking in a staggering amount of cash

The Chinese mobile game has also surpassed $6B in global player spending.

Gaming

'Wordle' is already making 'The New York Times' loads of money

The newspaper's acquisition of 'Wordle' brought in millions of new subscribers, according to quarterly earnings.

Tech

Xbox mobile app adds Snapchat-style Stories to the mix

In a rare example of a new feature you might actually use, Xbox has added disappearing clips (AKA "Stories") to its mobile app.

Run it back

EU targets Apple Pay in new antitrust case

Apple's walled garden is being called into question with increasing frequency.

Tech