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Huawei Users Can Now Unofficially Install Google Services With Just One Click
As some of you are probably aware of by now, Huawei’s Mate 30 series does not come with Google Play Services installed. This is due to Huawei being placed on the US government’s Entity List, thus preventing them from doing business with companies such as Google. This is expected to remain this way for the foreseeable future.

Apple To Expedite The Approval Of Credible Coronavirus Related Apps
The coronavirus outbreak is causing a lot of problems for everyone around the world, and as such, many are constantly searching for information about it. Unfortunately, the spike in demand for information has resulted in many unscrupulous developers creating coronavirus apps in a bid to capitalize on it.

WhatsApp Could Soon Introduce Disappearing Messages
With some messaging apps and social media platforms, there is the option to post content temporarily before it disappears forever. In fact, recently Twitter has been toying with such a feature. Now it looks like WhatsApp could get something similar as well, at least that’s according to the latest beta discovered by WABetaInfo.

Popular iOS Apps Found To Be Capable Of Reading Your Clipboard Without Permission
Our clipboards on our phones and computers can sometimes store sensitive information. For example, some of us might copy credit card numbers, home addresses, or passwords onto them. This is why according to a blog post by developers Tommy Mysk and Talal Haj Bakry is pretty alarming.

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YouTube’s Explore Tab Is Now Rolling Out For iOS And Android
A couple of years ago, YouTube was testing out a new way for users to find and discover new videos. As it stands, YouTube relies on a Trending section where users can discover hot new videos, but it looks like the Trending tab will be going away as YouTube has since announced that finally, after years of testing, they will be replacing it with the Explore tab.

This Third-Party Twitter App Lets You Undo And Edit Tweets
Many have been asking Twitter to implement the option to edit their tweets or to undo them, but recently, Twitter’s CEO pretty much shot that idea down. This is because Twitter wants users to live in the moment, where tweets act as snapshots of how users feel and what they are thinking about in the moment, and editing tweets kind of takes away that moment.

Sensor Tower’s Apps Found To Be Secretly Collecting User Data
There are a ton of pretty useful apps on the market today, apps that help you block ads, apps that provide VPN services on your phone, but it turns out, not all of them necessarily do as they promise, or if they do, they might also be doing other things in the background that you might not have given it permission to do.

Facebook Testing Cross-Platform Stories Sharing To Instagram
Facebook and Instagram both have the Stories feature, and for a while now, users on Instagram who post Stories have the option to also share it onto Facebook. However, for whatever odd reason, the reverse isn’t possible. This means that if you post Stories onto Facebook, you can’t share it onto Instagram.

Kids In Wuhan Are Finding Clever Ways Of Skipping Their Homework Amidst Coronavirus
Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, is more or less under lockdown, where residents have been advised to stay at home to help prevent the virus from spreading unnecessarily. As a result, many schools are closed and kids are sent home. However, this doesn’t mean that kids are getting an extended holiday.

Apple Could Build Travel Recommendations Into Its Map Service
Apple has greatly improved on its mapping application ever since its debut, but of course, further improvements by adding new features is only natural, and it looks like one of those potential new features is travel recommendations.

Call of Duty Mobile Will Lose Its Zombie Mode On March 25
Despite being somewhat grounded in “reality”, one of the fun and unique aspects of the Call of Duty franchise is its Zombies mode. This mode was later brought over to the mobile version of the game, but it seems that following the 25th of March, the developers of Call of Duty Mobile will be removing it from the game.

Apple Will Now Allow Apps To Deliver Ads In Push Notifications
Ads are a common part of apps, but they are usually displayed within the app itself. However, it seems that in the future, iOS apps will soon be able to send out ads in push notifications on iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. This was something that Apple had previously banned developers from doing, but it looks like they have changed their minds.

Facebook Is Finally Rolling Out Messenger For Mac
Back in 2019, Facebook announced their plans to release a Messenger desktop client for Mac computers. The goal was to release it by the end of the year, but that clearly did not happen. However, the good news for those looking for a native desktop experience is that it looks like it is finally happening.

WeChat Found To Be Censoring Messages About The Coronavirus
When it comes to censorship and China, by now most of us probably shouldn’t be surprised at the country’s practices. In the past, they have censored various words or phrases on social media platforms that might be deemed as being negative towards the government, and now it looks like they’re doing the same with the coronavirus.