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Google’s Switch to Android app for iOS users is now compatible with all Android 12 phones

Google announced today that its Switch to Android app for iOS users is now compatible with all Android 12 phones. The iOS app, which launched...

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Helios wants to tame the microservices development chaos

Helios wants to make it easier for developers to understand, troubleshoot and test their distributed systems during the development phase.

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This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app...

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Google Chrome’s latest update on iOS brings improved security, the Discover feed and more

As part of a broader update to its Chrome web browser, Google announced today a handful new features coming to the latest build of Chrome on iOS....

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Podcastle hops on the video podcast trend with its latest update

As video-led podcasts become highly favored by listeners, Podcastle, which was primarily an audio recording and editing studio, is introducing a new...

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Spotify is developing ‘Community,’ a new place to see your friends’ activity in the mobile app

Spotify is developing a new feature called Community that would allow mobile users to see what sort of music their friends are streaming in real-time...

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IKEA rolls out an AI-powered interactive design experience for shoppers

Today, IKEA is launching a new AI-driven interactive design experience called IKEA Kreativ for IKEA.com and the IKEA app. With the new feature, U.S....

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Apple is introducing new tech in iOS 16 to let you skip CAPTCHAs

It’s pretty annoying to go through CAPTCHA verification where you have to identify weird squiggly letters or click on images of the boat till...

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This Week in Apps: Apple’s Sherlocks, Instagram’s ‘nudges’ and a TikTok-Oracle deal

This Week in Apps: Apple's Sherlocks, Instagram's 'nudges,' and a TikTok-Oracle deal

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Grace debuts privacy-focused parental controls for iOS devices built with Apple’s Screen Time API

A new startup called Grace is launching to make it easier for parents to monitor and manage their kids’ screen time and app usage on iOS...

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Canada sunsets its COVID Alert app based on the iOS and Android exposure notification API

The Government of Canada today announced that it is ending use of the app it commissioned based on the COVID-19 exposure alert API developed jointly...

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The next big social platform is…the smartphone’s homescreen

BeReal, LiveIn, Locket… what do these new consumer social apps have in common besides a highly-ranked position on the App Store’s Top Charts?...

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UK market abuse suit seeks up to $935M from Apple for ‘secretly throttling’ iPhones

A class action style lawsuit is being launched against Apple in the UK seeking damages worth a total of £768 million (circa $935M). The...

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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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Sleep Reset, a new app from Simple Habit’s founder, aims to help you sleep better

Meditation app Simple Habit’s founder, Yunha Kim, is launching a new app today called Sleep Reset to help you improve your sleep. The app aims...

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How Apple’s thoughtful, measured approach is building a revolution in health

Apple’s health business could now stand alone as one of the largest in the sector in terms of sheer reach — if it could ever be disentangled...

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All the things Apple Sherlocked at WWDC 2022

Apple introduced some amazing updates across iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS at the worldwide developer conference (WWDC) last week. The company...

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This Week in Apps, Apple WWDC review: Blurred lines, new APIs and a brand-new Lock Screen

This Week in Apps is the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

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UK’s antitrust watchdog finally eyes action on Apple, Google mobile duopoly

The UK’s competition watchdog has published its final report on a comprehensive, year-long mobile ecosystem market study — cementing its...

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Apple said to be planning 12″ MacBook, 15″ MacBook Air and 14.1” iPad Pro for 2023 releases

A pair of reports published today potentially reveal Apple’s 2023 laptop and iPad lineup. If true, big changes are coming. Literally big: Apple...

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Google releases Android 13 beta 3, reaches platform stability

Google has released Android 13 beta 3, and while there aren’t any major changes in this version, that’s probably the point of it as the...

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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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In iOS 16, apps can trigger real-world actions hands-free

New functionality arriving in iOS 16 will enable apps to trigger real-world actions hands-free. That means users could do things like start playing...

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Apple chooses Joy (Cons)

On iOS 16, Apple iPhones will support bluetooth pairing with Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons.

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iOS 16 brings shared family library, duplication removal, and new editing tools to Photos

Apple introduced iOS 16 with a redesigned lock screen, undo send for iMessages, and updates to Live Text at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC)...

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Apple’s Xcode Cloud CI/CD service comes out of beta

At its last WWDC, Apple announced Xcode Cloud, its continuous integration and delivery service (CI/CD) for building apps for all of its platforms...

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Apple introduces real-time security updates for iOS and macOS

Security is a moving target, and Apple’s latest security release aims to respond better to that: to keep iPhones and Macs up to date with new...

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Finally, Apple’s iPad has a default weather app

Hell hath frozen over, apparently. Today, Apple addressed a longtime user complaint about the iPad with news that the device will finally get its own...

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