Tinder Testing The Sharing Of Spotify Clips In Chat

Dating apps have modernized the way of dating, whereas in the past you usually would need to talk to someone to find out more about them, such as shared interests, and so on. However with dating apps, a lot of that information is readily available at a glance, where users can lists their likes, dislikes, hobbies, and so on.


VLC For The Nintendo Switch Is Being Considered

VLC’s media player has been around for awhile already, and it is widely used across devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers. However it seems that VideoLan isn’t content with just those platforms and are looking to expand the app’s availability. This is according to the president and lead developer of VideoLan, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, who is looking towards the future of the software.


Google To Remove Unapproved Apps That Use Call Log/SMS Permissions

Sometimes when Android apps ask for permission, it can be a little scary and daunting if you’re not familiar with why they are asking for it. For example if a calculator app you downloaded asked for permissions to access your messages and photos, it doesn’t make sense and sounds downright suspicious, doesn’t it?


Pandora Can Now Be Controlled Using Voice Commands

Much like everything under the sun these days, Pandora is also getting a voice-enabled smart assistant. It will enable users to control the app using voice commands. Pandora announced the launch of Voice Mode today. It’s a native smart assistant that can control the app in response to simple voice commands.


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YouTube Will Be Adding Gesture Controls To Its Mobile App

YouTube already supports certain gesture controls on its mobile app, such as double tapping to the left and right of the screen to fast forward or rewind parts of the video. In a report from TechCrunch, it seems that new gesture controls are in the works for YouTube’s mobile app that will be rolled out next week.


Instagram Is Now Optimized For The iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max Again

A couple of weeks ago, Instagram issued an update that seemed to sort of “break” the app for iPhone XR and XS Max users. Basically due to some compatibility and crashing issues, Instagram had to roll back to an older version of Xcode that they used to compile the app, which turn meant that the app was on longer optimized for Apple’s larger iPhones.


Father Develops App That Forces Kids To Answer Texts From Parents

Do you feel that your kids ignore your texts? Would you like to find out if they really do that? Well, there’s an app for that. Nick Herbert has developed an app called ReplyASAP which forces kids to reply to text messages from their parents. The idea to develop this app came to him when his son got a smartphone.


Google Pixel 3 And 3 XL Seemingly Received Netflix HDR Support

There’s no shortage of HDR content on Netflix but the feature is only available on limited devices that have displays which can take advantage of the extended color gamut on the video streaming service. Netflix maintains a list of devices with HDR compatibility and while it hasn’t been updated to reflect this, it appears that the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have seemingly picked up Netflix HDR support.


Final Fantasy Digital Card Game Announced For Smartphones

While card games, even digital ones, have been around for a while now, it seems that in recent times they are starting to catch on in terms of popularity again. We have to wonder if this might have anything to do with the success that Blizzard is seeing with Hearthstone, but since then we’ve seen quite a few card games launch.


This Smartphone App Can Tell If You’ve Overdosed On Drugs

Sometimes when someone overdoses on a drug, their lives can be saved if they are given treatment in time, such as being administered naloxone. However if there is no one to call for help, then we guess there’s really not much that can be done, right? However that’s something that researchers at the University of Washington are hoping to address.


VLC For Android To Get AirPlay Support Soon

If you want to be able to stream VLC from your phone or computer onto your TV, there are several ways you can go about doing that. However the good news for Android users is that according to a report from Variety, VLC for Android is expected to get an update in the future that will bring about support for Apple’s AirPlay protocol.


WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Lock It With Your Fingerprint

Earlier reports have suggested that WhatsApp has been developing biometric authentication features for its iOS app. This would allow iOS users to keep their favorite cross-platform messaging app locked using Face ID or Touch ID. WhatsApp’s latest beta for Android shows that a similar biometric authentication feature is also being developed for the Android app.


Candy Crush Is Reportedly Still Making $4.2 Million A Day

According to the stats from last year, Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale which was probably one of 2018’s most talked about games, was said to have been earning $2 million a day on iOS devices. This is definitely not a number to sneeze at, but it seems that this still pales in comparison to King’s Candy Crush.


Microsoft Developing Remote Desktop App For The iPad

As much as Microsoft would love for everyone to buy into their Windows ecosystem where they use Windows-based computers, tablets, and smartphones, the reality is that we use devices from a variety of ecosystems. Microsoft seems to understand this as their strategy these days regarding mobile seems to be about embracing the competition and developing for them.