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Apple Releases Fix For The Eavesdropping Group FaceTime Bug

Apple finally rolls out the fix for the eavesdropping FaceTime bug. The company already disabled the Group FaceTime feature prior to the iOS 12.1.4 update.

Security February 8, 2019

Popular iOS Apps Found To Secretly Record Your iPhone Screen, Put Your Personal Data At Risk

An investigation by TechCrunch found that a lot of popular iOS apps are secretly recording iPhone users' screens. This method of gathering data known as 'session replaying' may inadvertently expose sensitive information and put them at risk.

Security February 6, 2019

Fake 5G Icon Appears In Some AT&T iPhones After Latest iOS Beta

AT&T’s 5G E badge first appeared on some Android phones in early January. Now iPhone users are in for a 'new' network, courtesy of the iOS 12.2 beta 2 update.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 5, 2019

Xbox Live Cross-Platform Coming To Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is scheduled to hold a session at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, during which it plans to unveil a new SDK. Speculation says that this means cross-platform support is coming to Xbox Live.

Video Games February 4, 2019

Apple Bans Controversial Facebook Research App, Says It's A 'Clear Breach Of Agreement'

Apple has blocked Facebook’s enterprise certificates after an app that harvests users’ data was uncovered. The tech company’s move has also affected beta versions of other Facebook-owned apps.

Security January 31, 2019

Is Your Kid Using Facebook's Data-Collecting Research App? Here's How To Check For It

Through its Research VPN app, Facebook has been offering users aged 13 to 35 up to $20 for their data. Here's how to check if your (or your kid's) Android or iOS device is sending info to the company.

Security January 30, 2019

Gmail For Android, iOS Gets Material Theme Redesign - Still No Dark Mode, Though

Google is giving the mobile version of Gmail a Material Theme redesign. Android and iOS users can expect the update to arrive in the coming weeks.

Google January 29, 2019

iOS 12.2 Beta Points To A Possible 7th-Gen iPod Touch And New iPads

New iPads and a 7th-gen iPod Touch are possibly coming soon. These reports come after codes from the iOS 12.2 Beta seem to refer to the rumored devices.

Apple January 29, 2019

Apple Wants To Prevent Apps From Tricking Users Into Signing Up For Subscriptions

Apple is putting a stop to deceptive iOS apps that trick users into subscriptions. Developers now have to make the pricing and terms of purchase on their apps crystal clear to users.

Apple January 28, 2019

New iPad Mini 5, 10-Inch iPad Could Be In Apple's Pipeline

Apple could soon launch new iPad models in March. The company made two filings for 'tablet computers' recently, and they're believed to be the iPad mini 5 and 10-inch iPad.

Apple January 25, 2019

Twitter Tests 'Original Tweeter' Label To Tag Users Who Start A Thread

Twitter tests a new update that helps users figure out who started a thread. The 'Original Tweeter' label will now appear beside a username, though only a limited number of users can see it for now.

Apps/Software January 25, 2019

Apple's New iPad Pro Videos Show 'A New Way' To Get Things Done

Apple is showing iPad Pro users 'a new way' to do things with the tablet, from hosting a podcast to making a presentation. It uploaded five new videos that highlight the capabilities and features of the device.

Apple January 18, 2019

Twitter's Reverse-Chronological Feed Is Now On Android

Twitter is now rolling out the much-awaited reverse-chronological feed to Android users. This feature enables users to switch to real-time tweets instead of seeing algorithm-based timeline.

Apps/Software January 16, 2019

Instagram Now Allows Simultaneous Posting On Multiple Accounts

Instagram has rolled out a feature that lets users post to multiple accounts at once, making it easier for businesses and influencers to share contents. As of now, it is only available for iOS users.

Apps/Software January 9, 2019

Apple Mocks Android’s Security Issues At CES 2019 With A Massive Billboard

Apple is a regular absentee from each CES event. This time, however, it decided to make an appearance by putting up a billboard that mocks Android and its many security issues.

Apple January 7, 2019

You Can No Longer Pay For Netflix On iOS Using In-App Subscriptions

Netflix subscribers on iOS won’t be able to pay via in-app subscriptions anymore. The change only applies to new and returning customers, so those who haven’t missed a billing period are exempted.

Apple December 29, 2018

Android Users Are Switching To iOS Because Of The iPhone XR

More users are taking the plunge and switching from Android to iOS. According to a research report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, it's largely because of the iPhone XR.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 27, 2018

Twitter For iPhone Now Allows You To See Most Recent Tweets First: How To Switch To Reverse-Chronological Feed

Twitter has rolled out an update for iPhone users that lets them enable a reverse-chronological feed. This meant that fresh tweets will appear at the top regardless of their popularity across the platform.

Apps/Software December 19, 2018

Google Lens Finally Arrives On iOS: Here’s What You Can Do With It

Google Lens has been available on iOS since March, but features such as the live viewfinder haven’t been available — until now. The dynamic visual search feature is now integrated into the Google app.

Apps/Software December 11, 2018

Apple Removes Malicious Fitness Apps That Tricked Users To Make Touch ID Payments

iPhone users reacted negatively after being scammed for downloading two malicious apps from the Apple store. Fitness apps, Fitness Balance app' and 'Calories Tracker' app reportedly swindled hefty sums of money after getting fingerprints from users using iPhone's touchID sensor.

Apple December 4, 2018

Apple Original Content Will Be Free For iOS And tvOS Device Owners

Apple, which is investing $1 billion into original programming, is planning to give away the content for free. The Apple streaming service, apparently, was not planning to challenge Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Apple October 11, 2018

New Nintendo RPG 'Dragalia Lost' Arrives To iOS And Android As Free Download

Nintendo has launched 'Dragalia Lost,' a new mobile free-to-play RPG with turn-based combat, anime characters, and dragons. The game also has a gacha element to it, allowing players to recruit more heroes by spending in-game currency.

Video Games September 28, 2018

Netflix Wants To Avoid Paying Apple For iOS App Subscription Payments

Netflix is testing a new method for iOS app users to pay for their subscriptions. Instead of in-app purchases, users are being directed to the streaming service's mobile website, bypassing iTunes.

Apps/Software August 22, 2018

Google Launches ‘Cameos’ App, Where Celebrities Will Answer Your Burning Questions Directly

Google is giving celebrities, sports personalities, and other public figures a chance to ensure that fans are getting correct information about them through a Q&A app called Cameo. The app will enable them to answer questions in the form of videos.

Apps/Software August 11, 2018

Buyer, Beware: This $100 Fake iPhone X Is A Security Nightmare

Motherboard investigated a $100 fake iPhone X that one of its writers purchased in China. The counterfeit iPhone X looked like the real thing, but it was discovered to be filled with malware and backdoors.

Apple July 20, 2018

Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day By Unveiling Over 70 New Emojis In iOS 12

Apple is making it an annual tradition to preview new iOS emojis during World Emoji Day. New emojis coming to iOS 12 include more hair options, smiley faces with a wider range of emotions, and additional animal and food icons.

Apple July 17, 2018

Super Mario Run Is A Cash Cow For Nintendo, But Most Of The Profits Came From iOS Downloads

Reports confirmed that the iOS version of 'Super Mario Run' earned more than the Android version. Analysts point out a similar trend for all other games published by the company.

Business Tech July 4, 2018

Facebook Owns 4 Of Top 5 Most Downloaded iOS Apps Of All Time

Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.

Apps/Software July 3, 2018

Amazon Alexa App For iOS Finally Gets Voice Control: Some Things You Can Do

Amazon updated the Alexa app for iOS devices to enable a key feature that was missing on the platform. Users can now take advantage of the voice control functionality.

Apps/Software June 28, 2018

Apple Rolls Out iOS 12 Public Beta: What To Expect And How To Download

Apple has launched the iOS 12 public beta, offering iPhone and iPad owners their first glimpse into new features such as Memojis and Screen Time. Here's what to expect from the iOS 12 public beta and how to download it.

Apple June 26, 2018

Should You Jailbreak Your iPhone? Apple Vehemently Says No In Updated Support Page

Apple quietly refreshed an official support page to issue a stern warning against jailbreaking iPhones. Apple outlined the risks of unauthorized modifications to the iOS, but will that be enough to deter iPhone owners from jailbreaking?

Apple June 26, 2018

Apple Responds To Discovery Of iOS Vulnerability That Allows iPhone Brute Force Hack

A security researcher claimed that he found an iOS vulnerability that allows hackers to guess an iPhone's passcode through brute force, which is basically trying all possible combinations. Apple issued a response to the alleged exploit.

Apple June 25, 2018

Reddit Is Testing A ‘News’ Tab In Its iOS App

Coming soon to Reddit: a dedicated news tab. Following an alpha release in May, the website has now rolled the feature out into beta, and early feedback seems to be encouraging.

Apps/Software June 24, 2018

GarageBand Update Brings New Loops, Instruments, And Free Artist Lessons

Apple released a new update for its music creation software GarageBand. The new update brings a host of new sounds, loops, and instruments, and also offers Artist Lessons for free.

Apple June 23, 2018

Australia Slaps Apple With $9M Fine For Misleading Users About 'Error 53' Bug

Apple misled consumers about its Error 53 iOS bug that bricked devices, and now, it has to pay. An Australia federal court hit Apple with an AU$9 million fine, or about US$6.8 million.

Apple June 20, 2018

Apple's USB Restricted Mode To Make Cracking iPhones Harder For Criminals, Police

Apple has outed the upcoming USB Restricted Mode, and it'll give criminals a tougher time breaking into iPhones. However, in the same vein, law enforcement will also face the same difficulties.

Apple June 13, 2018

Try Before You Buy: Free Trials Finally Coming To Mac, iOS App Store

Apple finally introduces free trials on paid apps for the App Store. With the feature implemented, customers will be able to try the full version of their favorite apps before deciding if it’s worth spending the full price for.

Apple June 7, 2018

iOS 12 Best Features iPhone And iPad Users Will Love

Apple announced a host of new features that will be coming to the iPhone and iPad with the iOS 12 update. Some of the best improvements include group FaceTime, group notifications, and Screen Time.

Apple June 5, 2018

Apple Blocks Telegram Updates Worldwide After Messaging App Banned In Russia

Apple has blocked the iOS updates for Telegram since mid-April, when the messaging service was banned in Russia. The app only has issues with the Russian government, but Apple is preventing the Telegram updates across the world.

Apple June 1, 2018

'Jurassic World Alive' Is The Dinosaur Version Of 'Pokémon GO'

'Jurassic World Alive,' described as 'Pokémon GO' with dinosaurs, is now available for iOS and Android. Players will be able to collect DNA from augmented reality dinosaurs and create hybrid dinosaurs to battle with other players.

Video Games May 31, 2018

Valve Says Apple Rejected Its Steam Link iOS App Because Of 'Business Conflicts'

Apple blocked the Steam Link app's release on the iOS App Store. According to Valve, it was because of business conflicts with the app guidelines.

Apps/Software May 29, 2018

Google Maps For iOS Update Adds New Car Icons To Replace The Boring Navigation Arrow

Google Maps's latest iOS update added new car icons that replace the arrow in the driving navigation mode. Users now have three icon options, which allow them to choose one to represent the car they are driving.

Apps/Software May 23, 2018

Google Photos Is Getting A New Favorites Feature: What To Expect

Google just announced more features coming to Google Photos. Soon, users will be able to compile their favorite photos in one album or like photos shared by their contacts.

Apps/Software May 23, 2018

Here's What The iPhone X Has That The OnePlus 6 Doesn't

The OnePlus 6 has finally been released, and it's giving users a lot of reasons why it's considered as a flagship killer. Compared with the likes of the iPhone X, though, how does it fare?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 23, 2018

TeenSafe Isn't Safe: Teen Monitoring App Usernames And Passwords Stored Without Encryption

Teen phone monitoring app TeenSafe suffered a major data breach that leaked thousands of Apple ID usernames and passwords.The app allows parents to monitor their kids' phone activity, including text messages, phone logs, location, and web browsing history.

Apps/Software May 21, 2018

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