Looking for a Job? Try Google Search to Help You Find Your Next Gig
If you’ve ever searched for a job, then you’ve spent a lot time on popular job sites. Now, Google has added new functionality to its search engine in the U.S. to make finding that next great role even easier. Thanks to its new Google for Jobs program, Google has partnered with Monster, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, WayUp, DirectEmployers, Facebook and Glassdoor to streamline job searches online. Users can search Google for various job roles and receive a listing of open positions based on location and user reviews and ratings for the employer. Google has also added a job alerts tool, enabling users to set up email alerts for a search query when new positions become available.
Read more about Google’s new search functionality for job hunting at VentureBeat
New App Tally Wants to Help You Get Out of Credit Card Debt
Managing personal finances and credit card debt can be tricky for a lot of consumers. That’s why the startup Tally has launched a new app to help consumers manage and get out of credit card debt as the first step in automating personal finances. Tally’s mobile app is structured to help users avoid credit card late feels, lower balances and maximize savings. Users can begin working with Tally by adding all active credit cards and linking a checking account to the app. Tally will then craft a plan to best help users manage and payoff their credit card debt. Tally is currently available in California, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, Texas and Wisconsin, and plans to be operational in all 50 states by the end of the year.
Read more about Tally’s mission to automate personal finances at TechCrunch
Snapchat’s Snap Map Allows Location Sharing with Friends
Devoted fans of Snapchat will soon be able to share their physical location with friends using its new Snap Map. Snap Map works by enabling users to see a map with the location of their friends marked in bitmoji from. Users will have to opt-in to sharing their location with all friends, select friends, or with no one in “Ghost Mode.” Users’ physical location is only updated when the Snapchat app is opened, eliminating any background tracking. The Snap Map also displays where various snaps are being shared from for various collaborative “Our Story” features, and even features a “heat map” showing where a lot of snaps are currently being taken. Snap Map will be available shortly via an updated to the Snapchat app on iOS and Android. Other new features in this next release include “limitless” snaps, looping videos, new creative tools and augmented reality world lenses.
Read more about Snapchat’s new Snap Map at The Verge
Microsoft to Phase Out To-Do List App Wunderlist
Do you rely on to-do lists at work or in your daily life? If you use the app Wunderlist to help you track your to-do lists, you may want to start making other plans. Microsoft, who purchased Wunderlist in June of 2015, will be phasing out this popular app in favor of its own tool, Microsoft To-Do. Microsoft has noted that Microsoft To-Do is still in a preview stage, but as it currently stands, Microsoft To-Do pales in comparison to Wunderlist based on the abundance of features included in Wunderlist. Users can download and begin using Microsoft To-Do today, with new functionality coming. Wunderlist fans are still able to use the app for the time being, with Microsoft promising to give Wunderlist users “plenty of time” to switch to Microsoft To-Do before Wunderlist is sunset.
Read more about how Microsoft To-Do and Wunderlist stack up at Business Insider
“Choose Your Own Adventure” with Netflix This Summer
Do you have bored kids at home this summer? If you’re looking for a way to engage energetic, young minds then you might want to check out Netflix’s new offering for children featuring the charismatic feline, Puss-in-Boots from Shrek. The new Puss-in-Boots feature uses what Netflix is calling “Interactive Storytelling,” to enable viewers to choose the next step in the story from branching decision paths by selecting which path to take. Older viewers will likely compare this experience to the popular Choose Your Own Adventure novels. Although Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale is the only feature currently available, Netflix will be releasing an additional story with a different character, Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile on July 14th.
Read more about Netflix’s new “interactive storytelling” for children at Forbes