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Adobe adds new URL shortcuts to make signing PDFs easier

Adobe Despite being nearly synonymous with PDFs, Adobe’s Acrobat software hasn’t kept pace with the advancements we’ve seen the company’s competitors make to their online apps. In recent years, you’ve had to turn to the Acrobat desktop app if you wanted to access some of its more advanced functionality. But with Acrobat web’s latest update, Adobe …

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Facebook’s News tab arrives in the UK

Leon Neal via Getty Images Facebook is bringing its dedicated News tab to the UK on Tuesday, which marks the first time the company has rolled out the feature outside of the US. You can access the News tab from the menu in the Facebook app. It features news tailored to your interests alongside a …

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ was so popular on streaming that it beat ‘The Office’

Pixar/Disney There was little doubt Pixar’s Soul would find a large audience by going straight to Disney+ in many countries, but it’s now clear just how successful that strategy was. Deadline reports that the existential movie topped Nielsen’s streaming rankings for December 21st through December 27th, racking up 1.669 billion minutes of viewing. It even …

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Bird’s skid detection helps catch reckless scooter riders

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Don’t even think of using a Bird rental scooter for a wild ride. The company has revealed a Skid Detection feature that, as the name implies, watches for moments when an e-scooter goes sideways. If there’s a pattern of skidding Bird can attribute to excessive brake use and other …

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Apple will produce Ridley Scott’s upcoming Napoleon biopic

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Apple is determined to land more big-name movies as it grows its TV+ service. Deadline has learned that Apple will back and produce Kitbag, a Ridley Scott-directed movie starring Joaquin Phoenix of Joker fame as Napoleon Bonaparte. The movie will document the rapid rise of the French emperor through the lens of his …

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Apple says a record $540 million was spent on apps this New Year’s Day

Chris Velazco/Engadget If you thought Apple device owners would splurge on apps during a holiday season when they were stuck at home… you guessed correctly. Apple has revealed that the App Store broke a single-day spending record on New Year’s Day, with people spending over $540 million. There was a healthy run-up, too, with people …

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Physical Crypto Bank Opens in India — These 14 Locations Offer In-Person Banking, Lending, Crypto Exchange

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A crypto bank has begun opening physical branches in India through a joint venture between Cashaa and United Multistate co-op society. Customers can open bank accounts, buy and sell cryptocurrencies, obtain crypto-backed loans, as well as learn about crypto.</strong> Crypto Bank Opens Physical Branches Crypto bank Unicas, a joint venture between Cashaa …

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Bumble won’t let you share bikini and bra photos if you took them indoors

Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Internet companies frequently have murky policies when it comes to sexuality, and that apparently extends to dating apps like Bumble. BuzzFeed News reports that Bumble took down photos of artist Cali Rockowitz wearing a bralette due to a policy banning swimsuit and underwear photos when indoors. Apparently, a bikini top …

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Apple is having iCloud activation problems at the worst possible time (updated)

Dana Wollman/Engadget You’re not alone if you’re having problems getting your newly gifted iPad or Apple Watch up and running. As AppleInsider first reported, Apple is warning of iCloud account and sign-in issues (ongoing as we write this) that appear to have started on Christmas Day — right as many people were setting up their …

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Zoom may offer email to bolster its growing empire

Robin Utrecht/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Zoom was clearly one of the biggest tech winners of 2020 thanks to its easy video calls, and it now appears eager to translate that success elsewhere. The Information’s sources claim Zoom is developing an email service and considering a matching calendar app. You might see a “very early” …

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