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Google’s new campaign attempts to publicly pressure Apple into adopting RCS

Google is launching a new “Get The Message” campaign and website today to pressure Apple into changing its mind on RCS. The tech giant...

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Top anonymous social app NGL forced to stop tricking its users

A popular anonymous social app that was misleading its users with fake messages has been forced to change. The top-ranked app NGL, which became the...

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Apple’s latest iOS 16 beta introduces a history log for edited messages

Apple has released the fourth developer beta for iOS 16 on Wednesday, bringing limits to the ability to edit and delete iMessages. Most notably, the...

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Not gonna lie, this NGL lawsuit is kinda juicy

The anonymous Q&A app NGL climbed to the top of the App Store by tricking its users with questions it claims are sent in by their friends and by...

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Apple’s image cutout feature in iOS 16 is the most fun thing to come out of WWDC 2022

Out of all features Apple announced at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) last week, a new addition to Apple’s Visual Lookup system —...

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All the handy iOS 16 features Apple didn’t tell you about

Apple had a ton of big hits in its iOS 16 announcements including a lock screen revamp, updates to Photos, and improved Mail app experience. Apart...

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Apple’s iOS 16 will fix annoying ‘Tapback’ spam

This spring, Google updated its Messages app to support handling iMessage reactions. That is, instead of spamming a group chat with separate messages...

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Apple brings ‘undo send’ to iMessage

Apple is in the midst of showing off their latest and greatest software updates at WWDC 2022, but they’ve already debuted a few features that...

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PSA: Apple’s new rules let apps raise subscription prices automatically

Surely, this won’t be abused? Alongside the launch of the iOS 15.5 update, Apple introduced a new set of rules to govern auto-renewing...

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We need app store competition, not Apple’s 1960s-style paternalistic monopoly

Big tech companies want to scare people with dire warnings that proposed federal bills would put their security in jeopardy.

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Google’s ‘Switch to Android’ app now officially rolling out

Last week, TechCrunch first spotted the long-rumored “Switch to Android” app for iOS users had been quietly published on the App Store....

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NSO hacked new Pegasus victims weeks after Apple sought injunction

Jordanian journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders were targeted in the latest wave of phone hacking.

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How Europe has expanded its bid to disrupt Big Tech

The European Union’s co-legislators reached political agreement on a major reform of digital competition rules late yesterday which will...

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Twitter now lets you search your DMs for specific messages

Twitter is rolling out the option for users to search for specific messages in their DMs, the company announced in a tweet. Up until now, you could...

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Google’s Message app can now handle iMessage reactions, challenges Apple with new features

Google is giving its default messaging app a big upgrade, the company announced today. The Messages app, which comes pre-installed on most Android...

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Apple extends an in-app purchase exemption for some developers impacted by pandemic

The pandemic isn’t over yet, according to Apple. The iPhone maker has once again pushed back a Covid-era deferral of an App Store rule that...

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Weavit’s new app wants to be a ‘Shazam for your thoughts’

A new app called Weavit wants to be a “Shazam for your thoughts” — that is, it wants to offer people a different way to quickly...

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Apple says App Store won’t close to developers over holidays, as in previous years

Apple says it won’t be closing down the App Store to developer submissions over the holidays, as it has in previous years. The policy change...

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Push it jumps to No. 1 on App Store promising a way to send push notifications to friends

A new app called Push it is sitting at the top of the App Store promising little more than the ability to send “push notifications to your...

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Apple now lets you review more default apps like Phone, Messages, Photos and Safari

Apple finally put itself on equal footing with rivals by allowing users to rate and review its own, first-party apps for the first time this fall,...

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Apple updates its App Store Guidelines to permit developers to contact customers about other payment methods

Apple today introduced a new set of App Store Guidelines that include three key changes. One of the changes is the result of a previously announced...

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In hopes of App Store changes, Paddle develops an alternative to Apple’s payments system

Paddle, a solutions provider for subscription-based businesses, is betting on a future where App Store developers are able to use third-party payment...

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Marc Lore-backed ‘conversational commerce’ startup Wizard raises $50M Series A from NEA

Marc Lore, who earlier this year stepped down from his role as Walmart’s head of U.S. e-commerce, is now backing a new startup in the...

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Apps to reach record highs in Q3 of 36B downloads and $34B in consumer spending

A new forecast on the state of the app economy indicates the third quarter will see record-breaking revenues spent on apps and games. According to...

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Apple patches an NSO zero-day flaw affecting all devices

Citizen Lab says the ForcedEntry exploit affects all iPhones, iPads, Macs and Watches.

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A new NSO zero-click attack evades Apple’s iPhone security protections, says Citizen Lab

The attacks circumvents Apple's new security feature, BlastDoor, built into all versions of iOS 14.

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Google Maps on iOS adds live location sharing in iMessage, home screen widget, dark mode

Google Maps announced today three feature updates to its iOS app. With live location sharing in the iMessage app, a traffic widget for the home...

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Opioid addiction treatment apps found sharing sensitive data with third parties

Several widely-used apps access unique device identifiers that can track users.

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