Articles about Apps (page 9)

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.

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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.

Multiplayer For Mario Kart Tour Will Be Launching March 8
One of the appealing aspects of Nintendo’s Mario Kart series is the ability to play against your friends and other people around the world. Unfortunately, multiplayer was one the features that was missing when Nintendo launched Mario Kart Tour, which for those unfamiliar is the mobile version of the game.

Facebook Messenger For iOS Is Now Smaller And Faster Than Ever
A lot of times, apps are typically designed with a main function in mind. However, over the years, developers tend to add to it where they increase the number of features to it. While sometimes it can be a good thing, other times it can detract from the app’s main purpose and bog it down with unwanted features.

Facebook Messenger Redesign Simplifies The App
Over the years, apps get updated with new features and UI changes and improvements. However, this isn’t always necessarily for the better because what was once a simple app can eventually get too bloated for its intended purpose. Thankfully, Facebook is looking to trim the fat on its Messenger app.

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.