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This Week in Apps: Black Friday’s boost, security news and the year’s biggest apps

This Week in Apps: Black Friday’s boost, security news and the year’s biggest apps 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 about? What do app publishers and […]

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Finally, an official Craigslist app

Finally, an official Craigslist app Fancy websites and services come and go, but Craigslist endures. And now one of its main shortcomings is fixed: there’s an official app. Currently available for iOS and in beta for Android, the app provides a true-to-form Craigslist experience: useful, unfussy, and anonymous. There isn’t much to […]

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Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords that would unlock their devices. The state’s Supreme Court said compelling a password from a suspect is a violation […]

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GitHub launches a mobile app, smarter notifications and improved code search

GitHub launches a mobile app, smarter notifications and improved code search At its annual Universe conference today, Microsoft -owned GitHub announced a couple of new products, as well as the general availability of a number of tools that developers have been able to test for the last few months. The two announcements […]

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Facebook pilloried over iPhone ‘secret camera access’ bug

Facebook pilloried over iPhone ‘secret camera access’ bug Facebook has faced a barrage of concern over an apparent bug that resulted in the social media giant’s iPhone app exposing the camera as users scroll through their feed. A tweet over the weekend blew up after Joshua Maddux tweeted a screen recording of […]

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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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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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Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company

Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for its decision to take down an app at […]

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Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta

Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta Apple is rolling out a new opt-in notice for Siri audio sample review with the beta of iOS 13.2. This new opt-in feature was promised back in August after reports that audio from Siri requests were […]

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This Week in Apps: AltStore, acquisitions and Google Play Pass

This Week in Apps: AltStore, acquisitions and Google Play Pass The app industry shows no signs of slowing down, with 194 billion downloads in 2018 and over $100 billion in consumer spending. People spend 90% of their mobile time in apps and more time using their mobile devices than watching TV. In […]

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