Articles about Apps

Apple’s Find My iPhone App Helps Bust A Sex Trafficker
Apple’s Find My iPhone feature is meant to help users track down their lost/misplaced phones. However, in the past we have seen several instances of how the feature was used that ultimately led to police catching criminals. It looks like we have another story to add to that list where the feature helped law enforcement catch a sex trafficker.

Top TikTok Stars Could Earn As Much As $1 Million Per Post
Remember back in the day when bloggers could earn a ton of money for sponsored posts? This later moved on to social media platforms, where those who were particularly popular on platforms like Instagram could also earn a lot of money, but now it looks like we’re moving on to a new platform: TikTok.

Google Removes 600 Apps From The Play Store Over Disruptive Ads
These days, we’re starting to see more apps take the free-to-play approach. It is understandable because by removing the cost to play the game, players might be more tempted to give it a shot. However, developers and publishers still need to get paid, and as a result, ads are typically inserted into these games as a means of generating revenue.

Microsoft To Bring Its Antivirus App To iOS And Android Devices
On the mobile front, Microsoft hasn’t done quite as well as the competition. Instead, the company has opted to try and take on the mobile industry through software, where they have released apps for both iOS and Android devices. Now it looks like Microsoft will be expanding on that with its antivirus software.

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Mozilla Brings Its Firefox VPN Service Onto Android
There are plenty of VPN options available on mobile devices, but if you’re looking for an alternative, you might be interested to learn that Mozilla has since released its VPN app for mobile devices. However, it should be noted that as it stands, it is currently in closed beta so you’ll need an invite to use it, at least for now.

Researchers Develop An Opt-Out App For Nearby Tracking Devices
These days, there are more apps, services, and devices that are constantly tracking us and gathering our data. Many companies have defended such practices, claiming that they use the information to improve on their products and to optimize them, and while some of it might be true, we imagine that many users are probably not too thrilled by it.

Pokemon GO Will Block Players If It Detects Custom Recoveries
One of the things to love about Android is its customizability and flexibility. For example, users can create custom recovery partitions on their devices where they can use it to flash custom ROMs, root their devices, make backups, and so on, in more robust and alternate ways apart from the official Google method.

Pandora For The Apple Watch Will Soon Let You Stream Without Your iPhone
Unless you own the cellular version of the Apple Watch, there is a good chance that almost everything you do on the Apple Watch requires that it be tethered to your iPhone. While most of us typically travel with our phone and our smartwatch at the same time, this isn’t really an issue, but for those seeking a bit of independence, then this can be troublesome.

Instagram Explains Why There Is Still No iPad App Yet
These days, it’s not uncommon to see that when developers create apps for the iPhone, they also create one for the iPad, unless there is a very specific reason why the app might not necessarily be suited for the tablet. However, for years, many have been scratching their heads as to why Instagram is still not available for the iPad, at least natively.

Facebook Takes A Run At Pinterest With Its New ‘Hobbi’ App
If you’re looking for a way to gather ideas or store some of your favorite findings on the internet, Pinterest is probably a good place to start. However, it seems that Facebook could be trying to take a run at Pinterest with something of their own, as the company has recently launched a new app called Hobbi.

Ring App Will Soon Let Users Opt Out Of Data Sharing
Last month, it was discovered that Ring’s app had been collecting and sending user data back to companies such as Google and Facebook. Clearly this did not sit well with customers because ironically enough, for a company that sells products meant to better protect your home, they sure seemed like they were doing a poor data at protecting your privacy.

IKEA Uses Google Maps To Give Discounts Based On How Far You’ve Had To Travel
Due to the fact that IKEA tends to combine their actual store with a warehouse, they need a lot of space. As such, most of the time if you wanted to go to an IKEA store, they might be located out of the city and sometimes far away. However, to encourage customers to make trips to their stores, IKEA has come up with a rather novel idea.

YouTube TV Subscriptions Made Through Apple’s App Store Will End In March
Apple’s App Store provides a place where users can manage their subscriptions easily. This is because Apple allows users to directly subscribe to various services through in-app purchases, but the only problem with that is that companies need to pay Apple a cut of up to 30% for all in-app purchases.

WhatsApp Now Has More Than 2 Billion Users Worldwide
WhatsApp is one of the more popular messaging apps in the world, and according to the company’s latest announcement, they have definitely proven that. WhatsApp has recently revealed that its messaging platform is currently home to more than 2 billion users around the world.