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Twitter Imagines Tupac As An Animated Character Thanks To An App And Of Course It Goes Viral

Black creativity wins again! When it comes to the Internet, we are always sure to start or take a trend to the next level and this time it’s the late Tupac, who’s been the topic of conversation across social media. Just two days after the world honored what would’ve been the Hip-Hop legend’s 50th birthday, an animated version of the “How Do You Want It” emcee made its way around the web. On Friday (June 18), a clip of a scene between the late rapper and Omar Epps surfaced — except Tupac had been turned into a cartoon. A Twitter user captioned the post, “They said if Juice was made by Pixar.” They said if Juice was made by Pixar y’all relax ??? — Highkage DarkMagiXian (@TallDarkNAnson) June 18, 2021 As you can see, it was accompanied by a video of the scene from the 1992 cult classic where Bishop, portrayed by Tupac, and Q, played by Epps, had an intense discussion after he had been avoiding him after he shot their friend Raheem, played by Khalil Kain....

Jun 21, 2021

Apple Has Reversed Its Ban On Competing Parental Control Apps. A Major Win for Independent Developers

Apple has quietly updated its App Store guidelines following the decision to remove several top parental and screen-time control apps from its platform. In April, Apple removed at least 11 of the 17 most popular apps, sparking backlash from developers. As the company comes closer to an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Apple has now reversed its decision and allowed the apps back into the App Store pending the companies’ agreements to not share or sell users’ data to third-parties. Apple began making stricter rules on iPhones’ ability to control other smartphones, the use of certain APIs and the release of its own screen-time monitor; however, developers claimed the move were reminiscent of a monopoly and claimed Apple wanted total control over the competition in the App Store. An Apple spokeswoman told the New York Times that the company has removed some apps because they collect too much user data, which violates the company’s rules. “We treat all apps the same,...

Jun 5, 2019

Female Uber Drivers In Saudi Arabia Can Now Choose To Exclusively Pick Up Women

In June, Saudi Arabia lifted its female driving ban, giving women a little more freedom to move around the country. Ride-hailing services like Uber quickly jumped on the new opportunity to have female drivers navigate the city. However, Uber gained feedback showing that Saudi women Uber drivers preferred to only drive women. In response, Uber launched a pilot program allowing them to do so. That program has now gone live across the country today, according to Engadge t. Preferences of women only wanting to drive other women come as no surprise. Ride-hailing apps are no strangers to incidents of women passengers and drivers being harassed and assaulted . This year, Saudi women have seen slight improvements within the country.  In January, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced that women would be notified about marital status changes via text message. The recent move was meant to offset the trend of men separating from their wives without telling them. Despite interventions aimed at...

Apr 24, 2019

Apple, Amazon Stores Remove App with Anti-Gay Messages

Apple has removed an app promoting anti-gay messages from the App Store after an LGBT rights organization petitioned against it. According to The Dallas Morning News, the app was created three years ago by Living Hope Ministries, a Texas based non-profit that’s been accused of gay conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual identity. On its website, the organization claims to “disciple young adults who are actively seeking Christian support as they pursue Christ and His design for sexuality.” The app has been available in Google, Amazon, and Windows stores. Truth Wins Out, an organization that opposes conversion therapy and launched a petition against the app , says it was removed from the Apple store a day after it appeared there. “We thank Apple for exemplifying corporate responsibility and taking swift action to remove a dangerous app that stigmatizes and demeans LGBT people,” Truth Wins Out Director Wayne Besen said in a statement. Truth Wins Out...

Dec 29, 2018

Meet the Founders of BidBrowseBook—the Match-making App for Small Businesses

As the gig economy flourishes and makes way for more on-demand labor platforms, chemists Amber Clophus and Wayne Morgan envisioned an innovative way for small business owners to connect with customers. With simplicity and seamlessness in mind, the duo built BidBrowseBook , a mobile app matching professionals with local consumers, eliminating the frustration of searching for the perfect person for the gig. “We’re a match-making app for services, jobs, and businesses,” said Morgan. Noting BidBrowseBook has several competitors, Clophus and Morgan differentiate themselves by designing their platform to empower entrepreneurs and local firms using the app. “No other service is really good at picking up small businesses in communities,” he said. “Sometimes it’s hard to advertise or market your services at a local level.” Reversing the traditional model where users find workers to hire, BidBrowseBook allows professionals to search for their customer based on a listing for chores or tasks...

Dec 8, 2018

The Apple App Store Redesign Is Helping More People Discover Your Apps

Last fall, Apple rolled out a totally new, totally redesigned App Store. Although it would require an adjustment to get used to the new hub for all things Apple apps, one of the goals behind the redesign was to make sure new apps had a better chance at being discovered by a wider audience. A report from Sensor Tower is evidence that this progress is working. When Apple launched iOS 11, the focus was on editorial content and allowing more apps to be discovered (instead of just found through search). Since launch, the proportion of downloads that happen from browsing rose to more than 15 percent (about 5 percent more than the previous rate), and even still the numbers remain higher than they were before the iOS update. Photo: SensorTower Features like “Game of the Day” have proven to increase downloads by more than 8 times their average , another feature included in this new, editorial-focused setup that highlights apps (there are more than 2 million in the marketplace, so it’s easy...

May 16, 2018