'Spotify wouldn’t be the business they are today without the App Store ecosystem, but now they’re leveraging their scale to avoid contributing to maintaining that ecosystem for the next generation of app entrepreneurs,' the company said in a statement. 'We think that’s wrong.' … [Read more...] about Apple hits back at Spotify’s antitrust complaint and claims the streaming app wants ‘the benefits of a free app without being free’
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“My wife and I came up with the idea because we love Pittsburgh and we love the food. We thought, let’s put the technology together and put in the palm of your hand the ability to visit these wonderful fish frys and food festivals Pittsburgh has throughout the year,” Co-owner Curtis Brown told KDKA’s Kym Gable. … [Read more...] about New App Makes Searching For Lenten Fish Fry Simpler
A bit more on college apps Honestly, we could tag most of these apps as a favorite because they all work to help you succeed in college differently. But we've picked Any.do as our top app because it is the best place to get started. This app keeps notes and daily tasks organized with checklists and color-coded tags. You can set reminders, like when assignments are due, or check out a book from the library, and add thoughts about what you're studying in class. You can add to-dos vocally by enabling the Google Assistant or Amazon Echo sync feature. Any.do can be used on your PC, too, and easily syncs across all your devices. … [Read more...] about Best Android Apps for College Students in 2020
The payment gets you other things too, but those are the main things that make the purchase close to essential if you plan to use Pixtica. And that would be fine, except the app opts for a subscription fee (of $1.25/£1.25 for one month with discounts for six months or a year) rather than being available as a one-off purchase. We’re not fans of paying a subscription for a camera app, but if any such app is worth it, it’s Pixtica. … [Read more...] about The best Android apps 2020: photo editing, recipes, fitness and much more
Apple may finally start letting users set their own default... Lullaby for electric cars: Scientists create a 'tune' that... Spotify launches new 'Kids' app aimed at 3 to 12 year olds... A soundtrack to your swim: Eight of the best waterproof... Promoted … [Read more...] about Google removes nearly 600 apps from its store for pushing spam-like ads but only after they were downloaded 4.5 BILLION times
It is, perhaps, not surprising. As David Grimes, a gynaecologist and expert in contraception at the University of North Carolina, notes, such methods rely on meticulous tracking by women, and, when fertile, she and her partner must either use condoms or other contraceptives or abstain from sex altogether. “It should be thought of as periodic abstinence, that is the better descriptor of it, rather than natural family planning,” he says. “For many couples, remaining sexually abstinent for more than half of the menstrual cycle is highly unnatural.” … [Read more...] about Can an app really provide effective birth control?
In 2019, Google introduced new ways to help protect your location data in Android 10. This gave users more control over when an app could access your location. For example, you could choose to allow an app to only access your location when it is opened, as opposed to allowing it to constantly track you in the background unnecessarily. … [Read more...] about Google will soon require apps to get approval for background location tracking
We've rounded up the best iPhone apps of 2020On a budget? Here are the best free iPhone appsThe best iPhone games will keep you occupied anywhereThe Microsoft Office app for iOS also features several built-in Actions, allowing you to transfer files between devices, use Sticky Notes, scan QR codes, and create and sign PDFs (though there's no fully-fledged PDF editor). … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s new all-in-one Office app is now available for iPhone – grab it now
It was only a matter of time before India surpassed the US in mobile app downloads, given its population and rising smartphone penetration. In 2017, Indians downloaded 12.1 billion apps on their phones and tablets, compared to 11.3 billion in the US, according to an annual report by App Annie, an analytics company. During the year, India’s smartphone market became bigger than America’s, and 2016 had seen the launch of Reliance Jio, whose low-cost 4G data plans led to a threefold jump in mobile data usage in six months. App downloads in India tripled between 2015 and 2017, while the US saw a 5% drop in the same period. The report looked at downloads on Google Play, the iOS App Store and third-party Android stores, which dominate the Chinese market. China accounted for nearly half of the 175 billion downloads globally in 2017 (see “India has Surpassed the US...”). Another metric where China rules is consumer spends on apps — paid apps and in-app purchases, … [Read more...] about Indians spend roughly 3 hours a day on smartphones, but are they paying big bucks for apps?
That means information sent by a food delivery app, GoPuff, to analytics company AppSee included more sensitive user data — in this case, the zip codes of users. While this is apparently against AppSee’s terms of service, and personal data can be blocked by client apps, it’s not difficult to see how this sort of screen recording could be used to garner even more sensitive user data. In the overwhelming majority of cases, password entries are shown for a second before being replaced by an asterisk — and morally bankrupt individuals could use this same technique to harvest user passwords on a huge scale. Worryingly, the study states that these risks seem inherent in Android’s software, and highlights the lack of any user oversight, with no permissions needed and no warning taking place during the screen-capturing process. … [Read more...] about Some Android apps could be secretly recording your phone’s screen