WhatsApp has become more or less the de facto messenger service for many. However, while it is extremely popular, it does not necessarily mean that it is the best, and that there are other messaging apps that do come with better features, but the good news is that it looks like WhatsApp will be getting some of them now.
Mobile games these days tend to adopt the free-to-play model where the game is free to download and play, but if players want to advance in the game or if they want certain features or boosts, they’ll have to pay for it. This can be a bit annoying as gamers just want to play without necessarily paying more for it.
The other day, it was reported that popular music app TikTok was snooping on the clipboards of iOS users. This is actually thanks to a new feature in iOS 14 in which it will notify users whenever an app accesses their device’s clipboard. Now upon further investigation, TikTok is not alone in doing this.
Pretty much all our smartphones come with a built-in calculator app. It’s a standard feature that we probably don’t have to think too much about, but when it comes to devices like the iPad, for some inexplicable reason, there isn’t one. We know you can download third-party calculator apps, but why hasn’t Apple included it?
Apps do many things in the background that we might not necessarily be aware of, which is why companies like Apple and Google have built in permissions into apps where developers will need to ask for permission in order to access certain features of our phones, like photos, cameras, microphone, and so on.
The Pokemon franchise has evolved greatly over the years where it has been released in multiple formats. For example there is the classic Game Boy version of the game, then there is the collectible card version, and then there is also the mobile version in the form of Pokemon GO.
Slack is a great communication tool for businesses and organizations where employees are able to chat with each other However, when it comes to dealing with suppliers, manufacturers, and other companies that an organization may work with, this is usually done through emails which isn’t as efficient.
Apple Arcade, for those who are unfamiliar, is a subscription service in which for $4.99 a month, subscribers will have access to a bunch of premium and exclusive games. We’re not sure how many games one can truly play at a time, and as such, Apple is offering a one month free trial for new customers.
Facebook already knows a lot about what you do based on your likes. It also knows what you say based on the comments you’ve made on posts, but now it seems that Facebook also wants to know how you think. The company has recently announced the launch of a new test app called Forecast.
Twitter recently rolled out a new feature for the web that allows you to schedule your tweets, so here’s how you can take advantage of that feature.
One of the limitations to iOS is that due to Apple’s policies, a lot of default actions will resort to using native apps. For example whenever a website is opened from a link, it will default to Safari. Emails are the same too where it will use the default Mail app. This means for those who use other browsers or email apps, it can be rather inconvenient.
For the longest time ever, Nintendo had refused to get on board with mobile gaming. The company later had a change of heart where they eventually started to release mobile games, some with great success. However, the company could be changing their minds yet again, at least according to a report from Bloomberg.
Google’s Chrome OS platform runs either apps designed for Chrome OS, or in recent years, even Android apps. However, the good news for Chrome OS users is that in the future, you will soon be able to run Windows applications on Chrome OS. This is thanks to a partnership between Google and Parallels.
For a while now, Facebook has been trying to figure out a way to monetize WhatsApp. The company acquired WhatsApp several years ago in what some called one of the most expensive acquisitions in tech, but to date, Facebook has yet to charge users to use the service (although the idea of introducing ads has been floated in the past).