The leaves are changing, and so are the biggest stories in tech. Before you head to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard this weekend to snap the perfect Instagram, make sure you are caught up on the latest happenings in the tech world. The BIGteam has pulled together the biggest stories to keep you informed as you sip your PSL.
September is officially here, which means the BIGfish team is busier than ever preparing for holiday gift guide season. But don’t worry; we’ve still carved out enough time from our schedules to give you the latest round-up of all the tech news you have to look forward to this fall.
by Anna McGeady
Can you believe it’s May? Neither can we. In fact, we’re not really sure where April went, but until we figure out that timewarp, here are some top tech stories you might have missed. (Really behind on your tech news? No problem, you can catch up on some other April stories here!)
If you haven’t heard about it yet, don’t feel bad; Facebook’s new pseudo-anonymous app Rooms, launched on October 24, is meant to be secretive. This app, built by Josh Miller and his team from Branch, was bought by Facebook in January. As of now, Rooms is only available on iOS devices, but an Android app is planned to launch early in 2015.Facebook is taking a completely different approach with this new app. Rooms connects users based on similar passions and hobbies rather than via mutual friends or geographical connections. To use the app, simply download it and join a room by scanning a QR code of your choice. After joining a room, users can choose different “nicknames” without having to be connected back to their Facebook accounts. The company is pushing its approach as a way for users to “Be whoever you want to be.”Launched out of the blue without much detail, many have been confused about how to use the app effectively. We’re giving you the low-down on Rooms, how to use it and how brands could take advantage of it.