Apple considers allowing apps like Chrome and Gmail to be set as iOS defaults

Apple is considering letting users set third-party apps as the iPhone and iPad’s default web browsers and email clients, Bloomberg reports. The company is also reportedly working on allowing third-party music services like Spotify to run directly on its HomePod smart speaker, bypassing the need to stream them from an Apple device over AirPlay. Although the plans … Read more Apple considers allowing apps like Chrome and Gmail to be set as iOS defaults

Apple and Google reveal the best apps and games of 2019

Continuing their annual tradition, Apple and Google have released their list of the best apps and games of 2019. Apple, for the first time, held a real-world event to celebrate its winners, where it crowned AI-powered camera app Spectre Camera as its best iPhone app of the year and Sky: Children of the Light as its best game. Google, … Read more Apple and Google reveal the best apps and games of 2019

Apple highlights some of the best (and most popular) apps of 2019

As expected, Apple’s event today wasn’t about heralding any new hardware — it was about shining some light on some of the year’s standout apps. (If Android is more your thing, expect Google’s own list of first-class apps to drop shortly, too.) Apple’s selections this year run the gamut from artsy — Spectre Camera helps people take long-exposure photos … Read more Apple highlights some of the best (and most popular) apps of 2019

Google Play Spotted With More Than 2,000 Malware-Laden Counterfeit Apps: Report

Google actively works to combat malware found on the official Android app store – Google Play. But there is no doubt it could improve its screening process in the app approval stage, thereby preventing the problem rather than looking for a cure. Google rival Apple’s App Store also has millions of apps, but it doesn’t … Read more Google Play Spotted With More Than 2,000 Malware-Laden Counterfeit Apps: Report

Apple to reveal new home-grown apps, software features at WWDC on 3 June

Apple Inc. is planning to unleash a slew of new apps, features and development tools at its annual software conference next month. To improve its devices and strengthen its connection to customers, the consumer technology giant will continue to walk a fine line between wooing outside app makers while also competing against them. The Worldwide Developers Conference, … Read more Apple to reveal new home-grown apps, software features at WWDC on 3 June

Apple threatens to remove iPhone apps caught recording user activity without consent

Apple on Thursday threatened to remove applications from the App Store if they record users’ actions without their explicit permission. Earlier this week, TechCrunch reported that iPhone apps from Expedia, Air Canada and Hollister were using “session replay” software from a company named Glassbox that allowed them to record a user’s actions, such as screen taps and … Read more Apple threatens to remove iPhone apps caught recording user activity without consent

Android Devices Running Versions Below Android 9.0 Pie Vulnerable to Tracking by Apps: Researchers

HIGHLIGHTS Newly discovered Android security flaw can be used to track users The vulnerability can expose details to all the apps in your device Google apparently fixed the flaw with Android 9.0 Pie only Researchers have pointed out an Android security flaw that apparently exposes details about a user’s device to all applications running on the device. Google has … Read more Android Devices Running Versions Below Android 9.0 Pie Vulnerable to Tracking by Apps: Researchers

Facebook Suspends Over 400 Apps Over User Data Misuse Concerns

Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people’s personal information was being improperly shared. Applications were suspended “due to concerns around the developers who built them or how the information people chose to share with the app may have been used,” vice president … Read more Facebook Suspends Over 400 Apps Over User Data Misuse Concerns

iOS 12 Beta Seen to Simplify Closing Apps on the iPhone X

iOS 12 has arrived, bringing many new features like Siri improvements, ARKit 2, Memoji for iPhone X, and much more. While some features were highlighted on stage during the WWDC keynote, some nifty additions are now being found, thanks to early developer adopters. Newly spotted features include SMS spam reporting, support for automatic updates, and multi-user Face ID support has … Read more iOS 12 Beta Seen to Simplify Closing Apps on the iPhone X

Twitter Updates Its Windows App; Kills Off Its Android TV, Roku, and Xbox Apps

Twitter on Wednesday announced improvements to its mobile website, Twitter Lite app, and Twitter for Windows app, including night mode and a new tweet compose box. Separately, after killing off apps used by a small number of users, including the Twitter for Mac app, the micro-blogging site is shutting down its TV apps on Roku, Android … Read more Twitter Updates Its Windows App; Kills Off Its Android TV, Roku, and Xbox Apps