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This Week in Apps: Apple Arcade updates, TikTok distances itself from China, Kardashians send shady app to No. 1

This Week in Apps: Apple Arcade updates, TikTok distances itself from China, Kardashians send shady app to No. 1 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. What are developers talking […]

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Google enlists mobile security firms to help rid Google Play of bad Android apps

Google enlists mobile security firms to help rid Google Play of bad Android apps Google has partnered with mobile security firms ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to combat the scourge of malicious Android apps that sneak into the Google Play app store. The announcement came Wednesday, with each company confirming their part in […]

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Adobe is bringing Illustrator to the iPad in 2020

Adobe is bringing Illustrator to the iPad in 2020 Adobe will be bringing another of its desktop-class imaging and graphics apps to the iPad: Illustrator, which is set for a launch win 2020, the company announced today at its annual MAX conference. Last year, Adobe announced a similar plan to deliver Photoshop […]

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A week-long iOS App Store bug wiped out over 20M ratings

A week-long iOS App Store bug wiped out over 20M ratings An accidental sweep of the App Store removed over 20 million ratings from the most popular apps — including from well-known brands like Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, Hulu, Nike, and others — as well as from smaller developers. The issue began on […]

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This Week in Apps: TikTok security check, app store cleanups, GameClub takes on Apple Arcade

This Week in Apps: TikTok security check, app store cleanups, GameClub takes on Apple Arcade 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 in 2018 saw 194 billion downloads […]

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GameClub offers mobile gaming’s greatest hits for $5 per month

GameClub offers mobile gaming’s greatest hits for per month Apple Arcade introduced the idea of all-you-can-eat subscription-based mobile gaming to the mainstream. Google Play Pass soon followed as a way to subscribe to a sizable collection of both apps and games on Android devices. Today, a startup called GameClub is launching in […]

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Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps on Google Play infected with adware

Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps on Google Play infected with adware Security researchers have found dozens of Android apps in the Google Play store serving ads to unsuspecting victims as part of a money-making scheme. ESET researchers found 42 apps containing adware, which they say have been downloaded over 8 million […]

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Apple’s control over the App Store is no longer sustainable

Apple’s control over the App Store is no longer sustainable Last week, Apple caved to the Chinese government and pulled an app called HKmap.live that was being used by Hong Kong protestors to crowdsource the location of police forces. While Apple CEO Tim Cook defended Apple’s stance, the move is a reminder […]

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This Week in Apps: League of Legends goes mobile, Tim Cook talks to China and more

This Week in Apps: League of Legends goes mobile, Tim Cook talks to China and more 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 in 2018 saw 194 billion downloads and […]

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An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control”

An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control” (UC Berkeley’s Dr. Stuart Russell’s new book, “Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control, goes on sale Oct. 8. I’ve written a review, “Human Compatible” is a provocative prescription to re-think AI before […]

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