Articles about Apps

WhatsApp Has Delayed Its Privacy Policy Change
Earlier this month, it was reported that WhatsApp would be implementing a new privacy policy that would essentially allow them to share data with Facebook. This has led to a lot of confusion as many were unaware of what exactly WhatsApp would be sharing, and many assumed the worst, which led to WhatsApp publishing an FAQ.

M1 Macs Will No Longer Be Able To Sideload Unsupported iOS Apps
To help deal with the initial shortage of native apps developed for the M1 chipset, Apple has allowed users to install iOS apps on M1 Mac computers. Even though iOS apps aren’t necessarily optimized for laptops or computers, it still helps to fill a void, even if it is temporary.

Americans Now Spend More Time Using Apps Than Watching Live TV
Our smartphones are basically personal computers that fit into our pockets. They can be used to go online, play games, chat with friends, do work, study, and more, so it’s really not surprising to learn that over the years, our habits have changed. According to App Annie’s State of Mobile report, it seems that Americans now spend more time using apps than they do watching live TV.

Telegram Sees 25 Million New Users In The Last 72 Hours
With WhatsApp announcing that they will soon start sharing data with Facebook, this has led to a bit of a panic where people are worried about what kind of data will be shared, and what it means for privacy. So much so that they have started to flock to other more privacy-based apps like Signal and Telegram.

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Apple Will Be Making A ‘Big Announcement’ Tomorrow
It is largely expected that Apple will be hosting an event in the coming months where they are expected to unveil new products like a new iPad, maybe the AirTags, and possibly more, but it seems that the company has a “big announcement” that they are planning on making tomorrow.

Yelp Will Now Tell You Which Restaurants Aren’t Following COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Yelp is an extremely powerful platform where restaurants can quickly gain new business or lose business based on the reviews left behind by visitors. Now it seems that the company is expanding on the kind of information that users can provide, such as whether or not a restaurant is adhering to proper COVID-19 safety protocols.

WhatsApp Publishes FAQ On Its Data Sharing With Facebook
As many of you might have heard by now, WhatsApp is expected to begin sharing data with Facebook starting next month. Prior to this, WhatsApp had given users the option to opt out, but now it seems like it’s either you agree to WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, or you find yourself another app to use.

Signal Messaging App Sees Boost In Signups Following Changes To WhatsApp’s Policy
As many of you might have heard by now, WhatsApp has made some changes to its privacy policy where it basically says that your data will be shared with Facebook. The company did previously allow users to opt out of the data-sharing a while ago, but now it looks like it’s either you share your data or you stop using the app.

TikTok’s Latest Update Takes Advantage Of The iPhone 12’s LiDAR
One of the new hardware features that Apple introduced with the iPhone 12 is a LiDAR scanner. This is meant to help with augmented reality as well as helping the iPhone’s camera better autofocus especially in dimly-lit environments. It’s not necessarily a feature that we can “feel”, but TikTok is hoping to change that.

WhatsApp Will Soon Begin Sharing Data With Facebook
Given the number of users on WhatsApp, it is no doubt a treasure trove of information for companies like Facebook that thrive on user information to help sell personalized ads. For those worried about WhatsApp sharing data with Facebook, it looks like your nightmare is about to come true.

Google Has Not Updated Its iOS Apps In A While
Google typically keeps its apps updated rather frequently, whether it be introducing new features, bug fixes, improvements, and more. However, for some reason, it appears that the company has not updated its iOS apps in a month, and it has been speculated that the reason could be due to Apple’s new requirements.

Singapore’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Will Be Used To Help Criminal Investigations
Many governments around the world have introduced contact tracing apps to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because by being able to identify who has been in contact with who can help curb the spread of the virus. This is important in the fight against the pandemic, but it also raises some privacy concerns.

iOS And Android Users Spent $400 Million On Apps During Christmas
It’s not hard to see why getting into app development seems like it could be a lucrative business. This is because according to the folks at Sensor Tower, based on their data and estimates, it has been suggested that iOS and Android users spent a combined total of $400 million on apps during Christmas alone.

Apple Starts Accepting Developers Into Its Small Business Program
Last month, Apple announced its Small Business Program which is aimed at iOS developers who are pulling in under $1 million in revenue a year. The idea is that for these developers, instead of charging them a 30% cut, Apple will instead take a smaller cut of 15%, allowing these developers to potentially earn more money.

Telegram Will Start Monetizing Itself In 2021
For the longest time ever since it launched, Telegram has remained free to use. The app boasts about 500 million users to date, which means that it has a very large platform should they choose to monetize it, and it looks like they will finally be doing that and it will be coming in the form of ads.

Apple’s Privacy-Tracking Prompt Is Showing Up Early For Some Users
One of the changes Apple is expected to bring to iOS devices in 2021 is improved privacy controls, where Apple will now give users the option of preventing apps from tracking users across multiple apps and websites at the same time. However, it seems that for some users, the feature has launched slightly earlier than intended.

Diablo Immortal Is Now In Technical Alpha
Back in 2018, instead of announcing Diablo 4 like everyone hoped they would, Blizzard instead announced Diablo Immortal, which is essentially a mobile version of Diablo. The game was initially met with a ton of backlash and after about 2 years, it seems that Diablo Immortal is finally in its technical alpha.

Epic Continues To Troll Apple With ‘Free Fortnite’ Campaign
As many of you are probably aware by now, Apple and Epic are locked in a legal battle over Fortnite Battle Royale, where Epic seemingly does not want to pay Apple a cut for their in-app purchases. To that end, Epic has gone on to launch several campaigns targeting companies like Apple and Google.

How To Use Widgets To Customize Your Home Screen On iOS 14
While widgets in iOS aren’t new, Apple certainly stepped up their game with iOS 14 where widgets can now be used on your home screen. If you’re trying to set it up, here’s what you need to do.

Google Could Face Antitrust Lawsuit Over Its Cut From The Play Store
Right now, Apple is getting a lot of unwanted attention over its App Store and the cut it takes from developers who sell apps or services through it. Now it looks like it could be Google’s turn to stand under the spotlight because according to a report from Bloomberg, at least three states in the US – Utah, North Carolina, and New York – could be looking to launch an […]