• New iOS feature prompts you to cancel subscriptions when uninstalling apps

    There are operating system updates that feel tacked on or otherwise not particularly useful. Then there are those that genuinely alter the way you interact with a device. This new addition by way of iOS 13’s second beta falls firmly into the latter, prompting users to cancel a subscription upon uninstalling an app. Spotted by […]

  • 5G reportedly coming to premium iPhones in 2020, all models in 2021

    The latest report from renowned Apple leaker Ming-Chi Kuo already has an eye on 2020 and beyond. The news lines up with other reports around future iPhones, noting that the high-end versions of the handset are set to get 5G in the second half of next year. By 2021, all models are set to be […]

  • Facebook collected device data on 187,000 users using banned snooping app

    Facebook obtained personal and sensitive device data on about 187,000 users of its now-defunct Research app, which Apple banned earlier this year after the app violated its rules. The social media giant said in a letter to Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s office — which TechCrunch obtained — that it collected data on 31,000 users in the […]

  • Shazam for Android now recognizes music played through headphones

    Shazam, the Apple -owned app that helps users identify songs playing around them, can now recognize songs you’re listening to through your headphones when using an Android phone or tablet. Acquired by Apple for $400 million last year, the company introduced a feature called ‘Pop-Up Shazam’ to its Android app recently, which when enabled, works […]

  • Postmates taps longtime Apple engineer to boost autonomous delivery efforts

    Ken Kocienda will manage Postmates X, the team behind its semi-autonomous delivery robot.

  • With iOS 13, Apple locks out apps from accessing users’ private notes in Contacts

    Apple is closing a loophole that allowed app developers to access users’ potentially sensitive and private data. With the launch of iOS 13, apps that request access to users’ Contacts will no longer be able to read the data in the “Notes” field of those address book entries. For years, security professionals have warned people […]

  • With antitrust investigations looming, Apple reverses course on bans of parental control apps

    With congressional probes and greater scrutiny from federal regulators on the horizon, Apple has abruptly reversed course on its bans of parental control apps available in its app store. Apple defends its takedown of some apps monitoring screen-time As reported by The New York Times, Apple quietly updated its App Store guidelines to reverse its […]

  • With iOS 13, Apple delivers new features to court users in India

    Apple has finally listened to its small, but slowly growing user base in India. The iPhone-maker today announced a range of features in iOS 13 that are designed to appease users in the world’s second largest smartphone market. First up, the company says its Siri voice assistant now offers all new and “more natural” Indian English […]

  • Apple restricts ads and third-party trackers in iPhone apps for kids

    Apple has told developers to stop including third-party trackers in apps designed for kids — or they face having their apps pulled from the app store. The tech giant quietly updated its guidelines for apps that are submitted to the app store’s kids category following the keynote address at its annual developer conference on Monday. […]

  • iOS 13 will let you limit app location access to ‘just once’

    Apple will soon let you grant apps access to your iPhone’s location just once. Until now, there were three options — “always,” “never,” or “while using,” meaning an app could be collecting your real-time location as you’re using it. Apple said the “just once” location access is a small change — granted — but one […]

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