Articles about Apps

Man Loses 140 Pounds By Playing Pokemon GO
When Pokemon GO was first released, one of the (perhaps) unintended side-effects of the game was that it forced players to walk around a lot, and as such, it allowed players to do more exercise than they normally would. Now it looks like we have a success story where a student claims to have lost 140 pounds playing the game.

You Now Need A Facebook Account To Use Facebook Messenger
Facebook had initially built Facebook Messenger directly into the app itself. This meant that as long as you had a Facebook account, you could use the chat feature. However, when Facebook spun Messenger out into its own app, the company had a change of policy where it allowed users to sign up for Messenger using a phone number.

Apple’s Bug Bounty Program Is Now Open To Everyone
We imagine that many huge tech companies put their products through a multitude of tests before deciding that it is good enough to be released to the masses. However, more often than not, we’ve seen many product launches where bugs are discovered that were not caught during the beta testing.

Sprint’s Call Screener App Shows Callers Names Even If Not In Your Contact List
These days due to the sheer number of robocalls, spam, and scam calls, we wouldn’t blame you if you’re hesitant to answer a phone call from a number that you’re not familiar with. However, if you’re a Sprint customer, then you might be interested in checking out a new app by the company called Call Screener.

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How To Manage Android App Permissions
Whenever you install an Android app, it generally requests for certain permissions. However, what if you decide that you don’t want an app to have those permissions anymore? This guide will walk you through the steps of managing your app’s permissions.

WhatsApp Flaw Could Crash The App For Group Chat Members
One of the popular features of WhatsApp is group chats, where users can create groups for different occasions and different groups of friends, family members, colleagues, and so on. However, according to security research firm, Check Point Research, it seems that they have discovered a security flaw that could be problematic.

Photoshop For iPad Gains New ‘Select Subject’ Feature
One of the features of Adobe Photoshop for the desktop is called Select Subject. This is a feature that is powered by Adobe’s Sense AI engine where it makes it easy for users to select images of their subjects in the app. Given that not all subject matters are regular-shaped, this can be a tricky process for those who aren’t too adept at using selection tools like the lasso.

Apple Pulls ‘Rewound’ iPod Classic App From The Store
Last week, a music app designed for the iPhone made the headlines. Dubbed Rewound, this is an app that basically transforms your iPhone into the iPod Classic, giving it the classic scroll wheel that the iPod is known for. It was surprising that the app was even allowed given how strict Apple is when it comes to third-parties using their product images.

Apple Arcade Now Has A Cheaper Annual Subscription Option
Apple Arcade currently costs subscribers $4.99 a month. It’s not particularly expensive, but if you do have multiple subscriptions to other services running, we imagine that it will all add up to be quite a lot. The good news is that Apple is now giving you a chance to save some money if you’re willing to commit.

Google Maps Can Now List The Right EV Charging Stations For Your Car
One of the problems with electric cars is that they need to be charged, and unlike gas stations, EV charging stations still aren’t quite as ubiquitous just yet. To make matters worse, there still doesn’t seem to be a standard connector, meaning that depending on the car you drive, you may or may not be able to find an EV that supports it.

How To Manage Startup Apps On Mac
Want to speed up how fast your Mac starts up? You can do this by managing the various apps that automatically launch when your computer boots. This guide will take you through the process of doing just that.

FTC Might Block Facebook From Merging Its Messaging Apps
As many of you know, Facebook owns several prominent social media platforms and messaging apps, such as Instagram and WhatsApp. For the most part, they have all managed to stay separate and somewhat independent of each other. However, earlier this year it was reported that Facebook could actually be planning on unifying them.

Turn Your iPhone Into An iPod Classic With This App
While Apple’s CEO Tim Cook wants the company to be remembered for its contribution to health care, it’s probably safe to assume that there are many who would remember Apple for their contribution to music, especially with the iPod which kind of led the charge on the digital music front.

Millions Of WhatsApp Users Will Lose Access In 2020
WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging apps in the world today. Given that it is free and can be used as long as there is an internet connection, it’s not surprising that is a very popular choice. However, come 2020, it seems that millions of WhatsApp users could potentially lose access to the app.