Articles about Apps (page 3)

‘Fortnite’ Could Return To iOS Through GeForce Now This October
As it stands, Fortnite is not officially available through Apple’s App Store. The removal of the game was due to Epic violating Apple’s App Store rules, which later led to the lawsuit between Apple and Epic. What’s interesting about this lawsuit is that it looks like we might have an idea of when the game could return to iOS.

WhatsApp Is Testing Out Sticker Suggestions
Apps such as LINE are known for their stickers which users use in chats. This sticker feature has since expanded to other apps such as WhatsApp, although in WhatsApp’s case, it has always felt a bit lacking especially since users had to manually search for stickers, whereas with LINE, it can suggest stickers based on what you write.

Google Will Add App Privacy Labels On The Play Store
One of the biggest changes we’ve seen to the Apple App Store is the introduction of “nutrition” labels. These are basically labels that add a layer of transparency to the App Store to let users know what kind of data an app is accessing on your device, so if you’re uncomfortable with it, you can avoid downloading it.

Google’s Gboard Keyboard Arrives On Wear OS
Typing on a smartwatch is hardly the most pleasant of experiences. The small screen and the awkward positioning on the wrist means that typing out long messages can be tedious. However, if you’re looking for a way to better type on your smartwatch, Google has announced that its Gboard keyboard app is now available for Wear OS devices.


Twitter’s Think Before You Tweet Feature Begins Rolling Out To iOS And Android Users
In the heat of the moment, we can sometimes say things we don’t necessarily mean. In real life, most of the time we can’t take those things back, but it’s a different story online where we can sometimes take the time to decide not to send a message, post a status update on Facebook, or post a tweet online.

Facebook Messenger And Instagram Direct Won’t Be Getting End-To-End Encryption So Soon
A lot of messaging apps these days are getting end-to-end encryption or already have it. It seems like a very standard feature that most people can expect, but it turns out that Facebook Messenger and Instagram Direct won’t be getting that feature anytime soon, according to a post by Facebook.

Phil Schiller Once Suggested Apple Reduce Their App Store Fees
Apple’s current fee for its App Store is 30% of whatever the developers make from the sale of their apps or sales made through in-app purchases. This is an area of contention in the lawsuit against Epic, where Epic and other app developers and companies feel that the 30% that Apple takes is too much.

Apple And Epic Once Considered Creating A Fortnite Bundle
Chances are you’ve heard of the current legal battle between Apple and Epic. The narrative makes it seem like both companies are bitter enemies, but it seems that at one point in time, both companies were chummy enough where apparently they were going to work together to create a bundled subscription service.

Clubhouse For Android Is Now In Beta Testing
Ever since Clubhouse first launched, the social networking platform was pretty much exclusive to iOS devices and was also invite-only. The company did announce their plans to eventually bring the app to Android, and the good news is that it looks like the wheels have already started turning.

Google Is Trying To Clamp Down On Misleading Apps In The Play Store
An app listed in the Google Play Store should ideally just have its name. However, some developers have become a bit more creative in the way they name and list their apps, where they might use graphics in the app’s logo or emojis in the text to suggest that an app is “better” than the rest.

Facebook And Instagram Are Encouraging iOS Users To Enable App Tracking
With the release of iOS 14.5, Apple has introduced its App Tracking Transparency feature that basically gives users the option of whether or not they want an app to be able to track them. It doesn’t kill tracking completely, but rather it puts the choice in the hands of users, which is a good thing as far as privacy is concerned.

EU Has Charged Apple With Antitrust Violation Over App Store Cut
It is common knowledge and practice that digital storefronts take a cut from sales made through its platform. For example, apps sold through Apple’s App Store are subject to a 30% cut which goes to Apple. This also applies to in-app purchases. However, while it might be common practice, not everyone is necessarily happy about it.

Latest WhatsApp Beta Introduces New Chat Import Feature
One of the problems with using iOS and migrating to Android is that if you use WhatsApp heavily, you won’t be able to export and import your chat history without having to pay and use third-party tools, something that’s actually against WhatsApp’s policy. However, that could change soon.

Apple Will Crack Down On Apps That Rewards Users For Enabling Tracking
One of the new features of iOS 14.5 that was released yesterday is App Transparency Tracking. Basically what this does is that it will now prompt users whenever an app wants to track them, and it is up to the user to decide if they want to go ahead and enable tracking for that particular app.

Microsoft Teams For macOS Updated With Noise Suppression Feature
If you’re an avid user of Microsoft Teams, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Microsoft has recently pushed out an update to the software for macOS computers. With this update, Microsoft will finally be bringing the noise suppression feature that was available on PC over to Mac computers.

Spotify Launches A Mini Player Within Facebook App
If you’re a Spotify subscriber, there’s a chance you might have shared tunes to Facebook every now and then. The downside is that listening to Spotify will require you to leave the Facebook app, but that has changed as Spotify has since announced that they are launching a mini player within the Facebook app.

Apple Releases iOS 14.5 Update With App Tracking Transparency
Over the past few months, we have heard bits and pieces of some of the features that Apple is working on in the upcoming iOS 14.5 update. The biggest change, however, will come in the form of app tracking transparency in which it will give users a bit more control over how their apps track them.

WhatsApp Testing 24 Hours Option For Disappearing Messages
Last year, WhatsApp introduced disappearing messages to its messaging platform. For those unfamiliar, basically this allowed users to send messages that would delete itself after 7 days. However, we imagine that for some, 7 days is a bit too long and that there is still a chance these messages could be leaked.

How To Monitor Your CPU's Temperature
Are you experiencing sluggish performance on your computer? If you are, overheating could be one of the reasons, and if you want to check if your computer is overheating, here’s how you can monitor your CPU’s temperature.

How To Delete Your WhatsApp Account
Are you no longer interested in using WhatsApp? Maybe you want to migrate to a different service, but before you do, maybe you should delete your WhatsApp account. If you’re not sure how to delete your WhatsApp account, then read on to find out.