National Association of Home Builders: New App Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act

National Association of Home Builders: New App Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act. “NAHB unveiled the Pocket Guide to the Fair Housing Act, a free app designed to help home builders, contractors and designers meet the accessibility requirements of the act, during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas this week.”

Lifehacker: Try Using Google Drive as a Progressive Web App

Lifehacker: Try Using Google Drive as a Progressive Web App. “Google Drive is now available as a progressive web app (PWA) for desktop and mobile, giving users an alternative to launching the service in their regular browsers. PWAs look and feel like stripped-down apps, even though they’re basically living in a stripped-down version of your browser. “

Vine cofounder finally releases his next viral video app: Byte (Mashable)

Mashable: Vine cofounder finally releases his next viral video app: Byte. “If you’re still mourning the loss of Vine, you now have a new video app to fill the void and, no, I’m not talking about TikTok. That’s because Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann is finally launching byte, the video app that’s meant to be a successor to the video app that was mercilessly killed by Twitter in 2016.”

CNET: Take 3D photos on your iPhone or Android phone with this app

CNET: Take 3D photos on your iPhone or Android phone with this app. “Whether you have a new phone like the iPhone 11 or an older one like a Motorola Moto G6 or iPhone 6S, you can now take 3D photos with your camera. It’s all thanks to a new app called LucidPix. Instead of requiring a special accessory or two rear phone cameras, the app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to render 3D photos that will move as you tilt and pan your phone.”

Bloomberg Quint: Google Ban Fails to Stamp Out Short-Term Payday Lending Apps

Bloomberg Quint: Google Ban Fails to Stamp Out Short-Term Payday Lending Apps. “In August, Google announced a global crackdown on Android apps that offer short-term loans, saying it wanted to protect consumers from what it called ‘deceptive and exploitative’ terms. But five months later, payday-style applications offering fast money for one or two weeks are still easy to find in many countries on Google Play, the company’s marketplace for Android apps. Some charge interest rates that can exceed 200% annualized.”

Google Blog: What’s new on the Chromebook App Hub

Google Blog: What’s new on the Chromebook App Hub. “When teachers customize learning experiences, students can learn in a way that works best for them. That’s why we created the Chromebook App Hub. The Chromebook App Hub lets educators and developers showcase and discover Chromebook apps and ideas for classroom activities. Since we launched the Chromebook App Hub, educators and developers have contributed over 270 apps and classroom ideas, and counting.”

Digital Trends: Google releases 3 more Android apps to help you spend less time on your phone

Digital Trends: Google releases 3 more Android apps to help you spend less time on your phone. “Have you considered throwing your phone in an envelope to cut down on screen time? At least that’s what Google wants you to do with Envelope, one of the three experimental apps the company is releasing today. The new apps have emerged from the search engine giant’s Experiments With Google division and offer unorthodox solutions to help you spend less time staring at your phone.”