Apple added a couple of new products to their lineup this morning to little fanfare. The new red iPhone, in partnership with the (RED) charity, may be the only head-turner but they also upgraded the most popular size of lower-end iPad.
Microsoft wants to tempt Apple users by making it easier to jump ship. They particularly think Apple fans might like their high-end Surface devices, which have a similar, slick design aesthetic.
Amazon has a new tool in their mobile app that lets you get feedback from an actual stylist about your outfits. I suspect the stylist might be a robot, but you literally send them pictures of your outfit and then you get feedback in just a minute.
Feeling lonely while shopping? Now you can talk to Alexa through the Amazon app on your iPhone. You can use it to search for stuff but also you can get a lot of the same functionality you’d get through an Echo.
Google has a new service in the works that will let parents make Google accounts for their kids. It’s called Family Link and allows kids to use an Android device while letting parents manage their usage.
The privacy-focused message app Signal can now make encrypted video calls. That adds a nice layer of security if you’re accustomed to something like Facetime but want a more private way to chat.
Google has a quirky new app born out of their experimental incubator that let’s you watch YouTube videos with your friends while you chat about them. Seems like something kids and teens might like. Right, teens? That and more in today’s news.
If you can hack 1Password’s encryption you may be entitled to a $100,000 prize. It sounds a little Willy Wonka but bug bounties are a common practice among big software developers.
As you likely know there aren’t really any phone plans that offer truly unlimited use of data. They all have measures to curb heavy usage, typically throttling down speeds when people download like crazy. Today T-Mobile is adjusting their own idea of what it means to be unlimited.
If you’re a regular reader then you’ve likely noticed that our page has slowed to a crawl today. That’s because the women of Lifehacker are participating in the “A Day Without a Woman” strike, along with many of our colleagues across Gizmodo Media.