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Apps – TechCrunch

(4 days ago) Apps <p>Hands on with new and popular apps from the TechCrunch staff.</p>

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Google lowers Play Store fees to 15% on subscription …

(Just Now) Google lowers Play Store fees to 15% on subscription apps, as low as 10% for media apps. Google is lowering commissions on all subscription-based businesses on …

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Microsoft starts testing Android apps on Windows 11

(6 days ago) Microsoft starts testing Android apps on Windows 11. When Microsoft announced Windows 11, it didn’t mention anything about how it wanted to annoy …

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This Week In Apps – TechCrunch

(5 days ago) This Week in Apps: In-app events hit the App Store, TikTok tries Stories, Apple reveals new child safety plan. Aug 07, 2021 Sarah Perez. Welcome back to …

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Apple makes it easier to report bad apps and scams

(5 days ago) Bad apps found on the Store included VPNs that duped customers into buying unneeded software, bad dating apps, QR readers and apps fraudulently claiming to …

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Apps to reach record highs in Q3 of 36B downloads and …

(3 days ago) 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

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FTC says health apps must notify consumers about data

(7 days ago) The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned apps and devices that collect personal health information must notify consumers if their …

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The future of apps should be better apps – TechCrunch

(5 days ago) Apps are verbs — but we treat them like proper nouns — named entities that look like files. There is a better way to organize these and make life better for users. There is a better way to

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This Week in Apps: Apple appeals Epic Games suit, Google

(6 days ago) 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 economy. The app industry continues to …

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Google pulls ‘stalkerware’ ads that promoted phone spying apps

(5 days ago) Google has pulled several “stalkerware” ads that violated its policies by promoting apps that encouraged prospective users to spy on their spouses’ phone. These consumer-grade spyware apps

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‘Stalkerware’ phone spying apps have escaped Google’s ad

(2 days ago) These controversial apps are often pitched to help parents snoop on their child’s calls, messages, apps and other private data under the guise of helping to protect against online predators.

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The Top Ten Apps To Make You More Green – TechCrunch

(3 days ago) There's an app for being green, and by an app, I mean a slew of apps. These iPhone apps range from offering general sustainability tips and …

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This Week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the

(7 days ago) Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry saw a …

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Stories as a service: Storyteller lets anyone add Stories

(Just Now) Pioneered by Snapchat and cloned by Instagram, the “Stories” feature has become a staple for modern-day mobile apps, from Google search …

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Where Are The Invisible Apps

(3 days ago) More than a year ago, Matthew Panzarino wrote an article on TechCrunch in which he described a new type of mobile app experience that he coined …

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This Week in Apps: Google, TikTok add protections for

(2 days ago) Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re also a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without a mobile focus.

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This Week in Apps: Another App Store settlement, Apple

(2 days ago) Of course, “reader apps” is a sort of made-up category Apple invented years ago in hopes of forcing a revenue share, but instead forced some smaller apps out …

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This Week in Apps: Antitrust investigation dubs App Store

(Just Now) Over 240 Android apps were caught showing “out-of-context” ads in violation of a Google Play Store policy. These ads are shown outside of the app’s container, like pop-ups or full-screen ads.

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Driven by livestreams, consumer spending in social apps to

(1 days ago) The livestreaming boom is driving a significant uptick in the creator economy, as a new forecast estimates consumers will spend $6.78 billion in social apps in …

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Top mobile apps see declines in consumer engagement amid

(3 days ago) The top 30 non-game apps accounted for 69.4% of U.S. users’ total time spent in 2016 among non-games. That dropped to 65.5% in 2019, a nearly …

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Epic trial forces App Store changes, Android 12 launch

(8 days ago) Consumer spending in social apps will hit $17.2 billion annually by 2025 up from $6.78 billion in 2021, according to new data from App Annie. The boom is …

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In-App Search Is An App That Searches In Your Apps

(8 days ago) The apps themselves are searchable thanks to technologies like App Links , Twitter app cards, and Apple Smart Banners, though Taylor says others …

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Apps Are Media – TechCrunch

(9 days ago) Apps have taken over the world. If you doubt that just take a look at this app map by Horace Dediu at Asymco which shows the 123 countries …

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Google unveils its proposed ‘safety section’ for apps on

(1 days ago) However, the company says apps will have to be approved by Q2 2022 or risk having their app submissions or app updates rejected. And if an app …

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Zoom announces first startups receiving funding from $100M

(8 days ago) Zoom Apps. Zoom announces first startups receiving funding from $100M investment fund. Ron Miller. 1:05 PM PDT • August 30, 2021. For more …

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Attack of the apps – TechCrunch

(3 days ago) Most apps will work fine if the request is denied, and prompt users if a permission is actually needed. If an app does not say why it needs access, that’s a big red flag.

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Android security bug let malicious apps siphon off private

(6 days ago) A security vulnerability in Android could have allowed malicious apps to siphon off sensitive data from other apps on the same device. App security startup Oversecured found the …

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Extensify lets you “tweak” your iOS apps without

(4 days ago) Extensify doesn’t host apps on its servers, only the exos (the tweaks), as all but one are made by the team behind Extensify. The “Phantom” tweak for Snapchat is the only exception.

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Roku warns customers contract negotiations with YouTube

(2 days ago) However, new Roku devices won’t be able to carry either of the apps, it said. Roku earlier this year made the details of its contract dispute public, saying that Google had been asking for

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Here Come The Bespoke Apps: Dolo Is Just For Finding

(7 days ago) Apps don't have to be for everyone. Development tools, reduced costs, and the trend of nailing a single use case are spawning a generation of homespun applications. The latest is …

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The intelligent app ecosystem (is more than just bots

(7 days ago) Intelligent apps will be built on the big data technology stack. Image: Flickr/Marius B under a CC by 2.0 license. The amount of data in the world is …

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Memory.ai, the startup behind time-tracking app Timely

(Just Now) The funding is being led by local investors Melesio and Sanden, with participation from Investinor, Concentric and SNÖ Ventures, who backed Memory.ai previously. “Productivity apps” has

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Apple lowers commissions on in-app purchases for news

(9 days ago) Typically, Apple’s model for subscription-based apps involves a standard 30% commission […] Apple lowers commissions on in-app purchases …

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Apple refines iOS 15 notifications with Focus, Summary

(7 days ago) As part of the update to iOS 15, Apple will allow iPhone users to better customize how they want to be notified about incoming calls, texts or updates from …

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Cord gets $17.5M to get more devs plugged into its API for

(6 days ago) Cord gets $17.5M to get more devs plugged into its API for real-time collaboration. Cord, a startup that offers a single API to add Slack-like collaboration features to any app, has bagged $17.5

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Apple’s App Store now lets you pre-order iOS apps and

(9 days ago) Upcoming apps will now be allowed to list in the App Store as far out as 90 days ahead of their launch and as close as two days before. This applies to …

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Xata is a database service for serverless apps – TechCrunch

(1 days ago) Xata is a database service for serverless apps. Meet Xata, a startup with a new take on managed databases. The company runs your database for you and turns it …

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Rethinking The Mobile App “Walkthrough” – TechCrunch

(2 days ago) Lately, it seems that many mobile apps, upon first launch, are stepping users through multi-screen "walkthroughs" where all the features of the app are demonstrated, painstakingly, one-by …

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Mycons makes it easy to create and buy custom icons for

(Just Now) As a result, home screen customization apps shot to the top of the App Store in the days and weeks following the iOS 14 launch. The trend doesn’t seem to be a flash-in-the-pan, either.

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Apple prohibited from blocking outside payment in Epic

(6 days ago) It could choose to require apps to include Apple’s own in-app payments option as an option, for example. It could also decide that qualifying “reader apps” as a separate category no longer

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A service that detects ‘China apps’ goes viral in India

(2 days ago) On Android, Remove China Apps has a near-perfect 4.9 out of 5 stars rating from nearly 180,000 reviews.It claims it can identify an app’s country of origin based on market research, while it

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Google’s Search app on Android can now find content buried

(5 days ago) The company is introducing a new search mode in its Google app called “In Apps,” which will allow you to search inside your mobile applications for things like contacts, messages, music

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Introducing Apple’s New “Kids” App Store – TechCrunch

(2 days ago) The apps can’t transmit or share personal information without parental consent, either. And in addition to now being required to have clear privacy policies, apps in this section can’t use ads

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Google enlists mobile security firms to help rid Google

(8 days ago) Google has partnered with mobile security firms ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to combat the scourge of malicious Android apps that sneak into …

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New Android adware found in 200 apps on Google Play

(5 days ago) Security researchers have found a new kind of mobile adware hidden in hundreds of Android apps, and downloaded more than 150 million times from Google Play. The malware masquerading as an ad

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With A Mobile App, MTailor Offers Custom-Fit Tailored

(2 days ago) It can do that because it removes much of the cost associated with taking customers' measurements by measuring them via mobile apps. With A Mobile App, MTailor Offers Custom-Fit …

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