Stack Overflow adds a free tier to its fast-growing Teams service

Stack Overflow adds a free tier to its fast-growing Teams service

Stack Overflow is the default Q&A site for programmers (though the overall Stack Exchange network goes well beyond helping you answer your basic PHP questions). But over the course of the last year and a half, with its new CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar coming on board, the company has also kickstarted its SaaS business with a […]

iOS 14.4 Bluetooth bug, along with a possible fix

iOS 14.4 Bluetooth bug, along with a possible fix

Bluetooth problems are plaguing some iPhone users, causing annoying headphone glitches. The problem, which was first reported to me by readers, manifests itself as periodic disconnections. Sometimes the headphones will reconnect, other times the problem requires Bluetooth to be switched off and on, and at its worst, it requires a reboot of the iPhone. Popular […]

Splice gets $55 million for its software bringing beats from bedrooms to bandstands

Splice gets $55 million for its software bringing beats from bedrooms to bandstands

Splice, the New York-based, AI-infused, beat-making software service for music producers created by the founder of GroupMe, has managed to sample another $55 million in financing from investors for its wildly popular service. The GitHub for music producers ranging from Hook N Sling, Mr Hudson SLY, and Steve Solomon to TechCrunch’s own Megan Rose Dickey, Splice […]

iOS tip: Find out how many times has your iPhone battery been recharged

iOS tip: Find out how many times has your iPhone battery been recharged

Head over to Settings > Battery, and then into Battery Health and Apple gives you a lot of information about your iPhone’s battery. But there’s one number that Apple doesn’t give you — how many times your iPhone has been recharged. Must read: Switching to Signal? Turn on these settings now for greater privacy and […]

iOS 14 pro tip: One setting change for better photos

iOS 14 pro tip: One setting change for better photos

Having a new kitten means that I’m taking a lot more photos. But trying to get a good photo of a subject that continually moves and squirms (even when sleeping) is tricky. And it was made all the harder because Apple hid a handy Camera app feature. Prior to iOS 14, if you held down […]

Companies rush to replace the gym at CES

Companies rush to replace the gym at CES

The year of the first-ever all-virtual CES is, unsurprisingly, the year of the virtual gym. The past 12 months have seen most of our fitness routines completely transformed — speaking for myself, my Apple Watch step count shows two big empty spots where March and April are. Fitness startups have seen unexpected windfall in all […]

PopSockets announces its MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 accessories

PopSockets announces its MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 accessories

In October, TechCrunch broke the news that PopSockets was developing its own line of MagSafe-compatible products that will support the new wireless charging capabilities of the iPhone 12 devices. Today, at the (virtual) 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, the company formally introduced its upcoming products for the first time. The new line will include three MagSafe-compatible […]