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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
One of the criticisms of the Chinese government is how they keep close tabs on its citizens through various surveillance programs. While some might decry this as an invasion of privacy, a recently launched app by the Chinese government shows that maybe there could be some good to it.
Apple is a company that has long boasted about their commitment to privacy. However, it seems that the company needs to take a closer look at some of the apps that they are allowing onto its App Store, especially following a report from Motherboard in which it revealed that several popular iOS and Mac email apps have been found to be scrapping data and selling them.
With the coronavirus outbreak still ongoing, it has been generally advised that if you don’t need to go out and interact with people, you should probably stay home. Those who have also made recent trips to China have also been told that they should self-quarantine in order to prevent the virus from potentially spreading to others.