Showing posts with category "apps"

Apple paid App Store devs $260B — and leeched over $100B from their labor

Apple paid App Store devs $260B — and leeched over $100B from their labor — At first glance, that’s a breathtakingly impressive number: $260 billion. Developers on Apple’s App Store earned a quarter of a trillion dollars since its launch in 2008. Consider just how many companies and independents that cash has breathed life into, […]

January 11, 2022
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Instagram is bringing back its chronological feed

Instagram is working on a version of its app that would show user posts in chronological order, as the app originally did. Chief executive Adam Mosseri said that the change was coming during a Senate subcommittee where he was being examined over the protections Instagram provides to young users. Such concerns were emphasized recently by […]

December 9, 2021
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Tesla drivers left unable to start their cars after an App outage

Tesla drivers left unable to start their cars — Tesla drivers say they have been locked out of their cars after an outage struck the carmaker’s app. Dozens of owners posted on social media about seeing an error message on the mobile app that was preventing them from connecting to their vehicles. Tesla chief executive […]

November 23, 2021
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Zoom rolls out new advertising program for free accounts

Zoom announced this week that it will be rolling out an advertising program for free Basic users that will show ads on the browser page that users see after a meeting ends. The program only applies to free Basic users in certain countries when attending meetings hosted by others using free Basic accounts. Janine Pelosi, […]

November 2, 2021
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Windows 11 launches with redesigned start menu

Windows 11 launches with redesigned start menu – Windows 11, the latest version of Microsoft’s computer operating system, launches worldwide on Tuesday as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. Windows chief product officer Panos Panay, told the BBC the latest version was built to be “clean and fresh and simpler” for the user. He […]

October 5, 2021
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Microsoft says failed TikTok acquisition was ‘strangest thing’

Microsoft – In August 2020, as President Trump threatened to ban TikTok, the Chinese video app’s owner ByteDance approached Microsoft as a possible partner. The plan was to force the sale of the US part of the business over concerns it was a threat to national security. Ultimately TikTok chose rival Oracle – although that […]

October 1, 2021
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Instagram for kids paused after backlash

Instagram for kids paused after backlash – Facebook would use the time to listen to “parents, experts, policymakers and regulators”, Instagram head Adam Mosseri wrote. It follows leaked internal research the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) said Instagram was “toxic for teen girls”. But in a recent blog, Facebook head of research Pratiti Raychoudhury called this […]

September 28, 2021
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19,000 apps on Google Play Store found unsafe, could even leak your personal data

Google Play Store – New Delhi: More than 19,000 apps have been found potentially unsafe safe by digital security company Avast. Vulnerabilities in the apps could even leak your personal data and can put your smartphone’s security at risk. The vulnerability in most of the apps exists due to a crucial misconfiguration. The digital security […]

September 11, 2021
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Netflix begins testing mobile games in its Android app in Poland

Netflix begins testing mobile games Netflix today announced it will begin testing mobile games inside its Android app for its members in Poland. At launch, paying subscribers will be able to try out two games, “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3” — titles that have been previously available on the Apple App Store, Google […]

August 31, 2021
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Apple Will Allow Outside Payment Methods For App Store

Apple Will Allow Outside Payment Methods For App Store -Apple’s App Store might not boast the same numbers as the Google Play Store, but it’s wildly influential. With gaming efforts like the Apple Arcade and a certain mainstream appeal to the tech company, Apple holds quite a slice of the mobile gaming pie. That said, […]

August 30, 2021
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Microsoft kills support for native Android Office apps on Chromebook

Pocket-Lint ~Microsoft kills support for native Android Office apps on Chromebook~ Microsoft is ending support for the Office and Outlook Android apps on Chrome OS machines this autumn to get users to try the web apps. Starting 18 September 2021, the Redmond-based software giant will start pushing Chromebook users to its web apps, according to […]

August 26, 2021
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 has one true killer app. The pandemic took it away

CNET ~Galaxy Z Fold 3 has one true killer app~ Samsung pulled out all the stops with its new foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. The South Korean electronics giant waxed poetic about the engineering that ensures the phones are water resistant, and lauded apps that take advantage of […]

August 14, 2021
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apps