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Citizen expands its crime-tracking alert app to Baltimore

Depending on who you ask, Citizen is either a useful urban safety tool or a menacing glimpse into a self-surveilled police state, but either way, the app is coming to Baltimore. Citizen, formerly known as Vigilante, is a crime tracking app that offers geo-targeted alerts that notify users of dangers lurking nearby, from carjackings to kidnappings and every mundane horror in between. Citizen launched first in New York City before expanding to San Francisco in 2017. The app pulls in public safe...
Tags: Apps, New York, Crime, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, App Store, Citizen, Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, San Francisco People, Andrew Frame, Baltimore Citizen


Rogue App Makers Are Creeping Through the Cracks in Apple's Walled Garden

Apple diehards have long defended the company’s “walled garden” approach to its ecosystem. While there are plenty of malicious Android apps, Apple’s strict app review standards generally kept iPhones safe. But where there’s a will, there’s a way. According to a Reuters report, sneaky app makers are using Apple’s…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Apps, Science, App Store, Reuters, Walled Garden, There Are Cracks In Apples Walled Garden, Enterprise Developer Certificate


New Apple TV Service Targeting April Launch

New Apple TV service targeting April launch Apple Inc. is going all in on its new TV streaming service with an expected launch date some time in April, according to Reuters. Content from CBS Corp, Viacom Inc and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp’s Starz will be included in the service along with Apple’s own original programming. RELATED: Nintendo Reveals Mario Maker 2, Link’s Awakening Remake and More! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Computers, Netflix, Nintendo, Starz, Oprah Winfrey, App Store, Streaming Service, Apple Inc, Amazon Apple, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp


Apple’s iOS update makes it easier to get to your subscriptions

Apple has made a small but important change to iOS that will allow users an easier way to manage their app subscriptions. In the latest release of the mobile operating system (iOS 12.1.4 and 12.2 beta), the company has relocated the “Manage Subscriptions” setting so it’s only one click away when you tap on your profile in the App Store, instead of being buried more deeply within the settings. This may seem like a minor change, but it was a much-needed one. As more mobile apps have adopted subscr...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Developers, App Store, Subscriptions, Federico Viticci, MacStories, Twitter Apple


Apple, Google Both Hosting Saudi Government App That Lets Men Track Women, Restrict Their Travel

Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store both continue to host a Saudi government app, Absher, that allows men in the country to track their female relatives’ movements and restrict their travel.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Science, Technology, Human Rights, Sexism, Saudi Arabia, Play Store, App Store, Absher


No, Tencent isn’t about to burn Reddit down

Ahoy, it’s doom and gloom for Reddit after the company welcomed investment from Chinese censorship overlord Tencent. Well, not quite. The reality is, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. In recruiting the company behind one of the internet’s largest and vibrant social networks — chat app WeChat — and countless blockbuster games, Reddit has pulled off a major coup and banked a huge amount of cash, both of which can help it grow to the next level. But, right now, reports in the U.S. are suggesting...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Tech, Tesla, Beijing, United States, Computing, Tencent, WeChat, Reddit, Vpn, Firewall, Evan Spiegel


Apple fails to block porn & gambling “Enterprise” apps

Facebook and Google were far from the only developers openly abusing Apple’s Enterprise Certificate program meant for companies offering employee-only apps. A TechCrunch investigation uncovered a dozen hardcore pornography apps and a dozen real-money gambling apps that escaped Apple’s oversight. The developers passed Apple’s weak Enterprise Certificate screening process or piggybacked on a legitimate approval, allowing them to sidestep the App Store and Cupertino’s traditional safeguards design...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Wtf, Cook, Developer, Entertainment, China, Gambling, US, Fresno


US iPhone users spent $79 last year, up 36% from 2017

Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue generated per U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent, from $58 in 2017 to $79 last year. As is typical, much of that increase can be attributed to mobile gaming, which accounted for more than half of this per-device average. However, more substantial growth took place in the categories outside of gaming — including...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Social Networking, US, Tech, App-store, Subscriptions, Health Fitness


US iPhone users spent, on average, $79 on apps last year, up 36% from 2017

Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue generated per U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent, from $58 in 2017 to $79 last year. As is typical, much of that increase can be attributed to mobile gaming, which accounted for more than half of this per-device average. However, more substantial growth took place in the categories outside of gaming — including...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Social Networking, US, Tech, App-store, Subscriptions, Health Fitness


How to Create an Apple ID for a Child and Add it to Your Family

Hand-me-down hardware is a rite of passage for even the most hardened of technology fans, so there may be times where a child receives an old iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Here’s how to create them their own Apple ID and add it to your family. Apple IDs are vital for helping Apple and apps differentiate between users, and an Apple ID is necessary for making App Store purchases and signing up for iCloud. Both of those things are pretty integral to using an iOS device, so even if you’re handing an...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, App Store, Don


Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code

Apple is telling app developers to remove code that allows them to effectively record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps — or face removal from the company’s app store, TechCrunch can confirm. In an email, an Apple spokesperson said: “Protecting user privacy is paramount in the Apple ecosystem. Our App Store Review Guidelines require that apps request explicit user consent and provide a clear visual indication when recording, logging, or otherwise making a record of user activity.” “We ...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Google Play, Security, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, E-commerce, Smartphones, Software, Itunes, App-store, Operating Systems


I've been using the Apple TV 4K for 6 months, and it's the best smart TV platform for Apple fans

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Apple TV 4K supports 4K resolution, Dolby Vision, and HDR10. At $180 for 32GB of storage or $200 for 64GB of storage, the device is more expensive than most other streaming boxes. If you're really plugged into Apple's ecosystem, it's the best streaming box to get. The living room is getting smarter. Not only are there dozens...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Nvidia, Roku, App Store, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Business Insider, Atmos, Amazon Alexa, Netflix Hulu Youtube, Amazon Roku, Amazon Fire TV Cube


Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking

Many major companies, like Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps. In most cases you won’t even realize it. And they don’t need to ask for permission. You can assume that most apps are collecting data on you. Some even monetize your data without your knowledge. But TechCrunch has found several popular iPhone apps, from hoteliers, travel sites, airlines, cell phone carriers, banks and financiers, that don’t ask or make it clear — if at a...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Security, Mobile, Privacy, Air Canada, Tech, Banking, Pgp, Smartphones, Itunes, App-store, Hollister, Signal, Operating Systems


How to delete apps on your iPad (and save their data)

Deleting unused or unwanted iPad apps can free up space on your device, allowing for more storage and clearing clutter on your home screen. If you delete a paid app you later decide you want back, you can re-install it from the App Store without paying again. Here are two quick and easy way to remove apps from your iPad.   An app-cluttered home screen on an iPad makes using the device much less pleasant, forcing you to comb through dozens of little icons in search of Instagram, your calend...
Tags: Apple, Trends, App Store, Offload App


Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the company isn't backing down from the challenge that 'Fortnite' poses to the Android app store business (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is holding the line on its app store economics.  On Monday, CEO Sundar Pichai said his company was sticking with its current revenue split with developers — which is a 30% cut on app sales and in-app purchases.  Pichai was responding to an analyst question about alternative app distribution channels — a not-so-subtle reference to "Fortnite," which famously circumvented the Google Play app store in protest of the revenue split.  Epic Games, the creator of "Fortnite," has been trying to r...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Trends, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Epic Games, Business Insider, Sweeney, Apple Google, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Google Analysts


Chat app Line injects $182M into its mobile payment business

Japanese messaging app company Line is pumping 20 billion JPY ($182 million) into its mobile payment business as it tries to turn things around following a challenging year in 2018. The company announced the infusion into Line Pay, a subsidiary that it fully owns, in a filing which stated that the new capital is “necessary funds for its future business operation.” No further details were provided. The investment comes on the heels of Line’s latest financial report which saw it post a 5.79 bil...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Tech, Banking, Taiwan, Software, Thailand, Computing, Tencent, WeChat, Mobile Payments, App Store, Financial Services


Did Apple Really Ban Facebook and Google’s Apps? Why?

Johnny Wen Facebook and Google have been violating Apple’s policies, distributing apps that tracked user behavior outside Apple’s App Store, as TechCrunch reported. Apple temporarily banned Facebook and Google from running internal software, sending a strong message. Facebook Monitored Users (With Consent) Facebook likes to know as much as possible about its users and what they spend your time doing, both on and off Facebook. Remember, despite what it says, Facebook’s customers aren’t yo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Facebook, Vpn, App Store, App Store Apple, Facebook research, Facebook Research App, Apple Really Ban Facebook, Johnny Wen Facebook, Facebook Monitored Users With Consent Facebook, Facebook Abused an Enterprise Tool Here, Facebook Apple Shut Down Facebook


Everything you need to know about Facebook, Google’s app scandal

Facebook and Google landed in hot water with Apple this week after two investigations by TechCrunch revealed the misuse of internal-only certificates — leading to their revocation, which led to a day of downtime at the two tech giants. Confused about what happened? Here’s everything you need to know. How did all this start, and what happened? On Monday, we revealed that Facebook was misusing an Apple-issued certificate that is only meant for companies to use to distribute internal, employee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Privacy, Finance, Social Media, Tech, Smartphones, United States, App Store, Warner, Nielsen


AudioKit’s amazing Synth One is now on iPhone free

The largest free and open-source iOS music app in history, the fully featured, professional Synth One is now available on iPhone’s totally free. The Synth One app is a massively capable synthesizer made for iOS devices that is fully functional and free to download. Now the app, created by sound designers and consultants who have worked with M83, Rihanna, Kanye West, and many more, is available free for iPhone users. AudioKit’s Synth One has been in development for 3 years for the iPhone...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Ipad, Open Source, Music, Free, App, Software, App Store, Application, Ableton, Synthesizer, Rihanna Kanye West, Synth, DCO, Instrument


Apple restores Facebook's app-testing access

Apple has restored Facebook's access to a private section of the App Store after the social network released an app that violated Apple's policies.
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Stories, App Store


The clueless parent’s guide to understanding TikTok

In September last year, TikTok surpassed YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, and even Facebook in monthly App Store downloads. For a fringe social network, the kind most would assume occupies a second-tier of the internet’s social media hierarchy, you’d be forgiven for not noticing the app had become the internet’s most interesting network of creatives. For more than 500 million monthly active users, TikTok is a place to let your freak flag fly. It’s a difficult thing to describe, but comparing it to ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Social Media, App Store, YouTube Snapchat Instagram


Apple has blocked Google from running internal iOS apps after certificate misuse

Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “We’re working with Apple to fix a temporary disruption to some of our corporate iOS apps, which we expect will be resolved soon,” said a Google spokesperson. A spokesperson for Apple said: “We are working together with Google to help them reinstate their enterprise certificates very quickly.” TechCrunch reported We...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Security, Facebook, Apps, Technology, Instagram, Tech, Smartphones, App-store, Google-Maps, Operating Systems, App Store Google, App Store Facebook


Apple restores Google’s internal iOS apps after certificate misuse punishment

Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “We’re working with Apple to fix a temporary disruption to some of our corporate iOS apps, which we expect will be resolved soon,” said a Google spokesperson. A spokesperson for Apple said: “We are working together with Google to help them reinstate their enterprise certificates very quickly.” [Update: 7pm pacific: ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Security, Facebook, Apps, Technology, Instagram, Tech, Bloomberg, Smartphones, App-store, Google-Maps, Operating Systems, App Store Google


Apple and Facebook may hate each other, but neither company can afford to go to war (AAPL, FB)

Tensions are running high between Apple and Facebook. The revelation that Facebook skirted around Apple's rules to distribute an app that spied on users only added to the animosity. Despite the strains between the two, they're likely to find a way to continue to get along, at least so far as it comes to having Facebook's consumer apps in Apple's App Store. Facebook appears to have blatantly violated Apple's rules by convincing some users to install a special iPhone app that collects personal ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Japan, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Canada, Tim Cook, Vpn, App Store, British Airways, John Gruber, Facebook research, Instagram Facebook Messenger


Here's why Apple won't punish Facebook with the 'nuclear option' (AAPL, FB)

Tensions are running high between Apple and Facebook. The revelation that Facebook skirted around Apple's rules to distribute an app that spied on users only added to the animosity. Despite the strains between the two, they're likely to find a way to continue to get along, at least so far as it comes to having Facebook's consumer apps in Apple's App Store. Facebook appears to have blatantly violated Apple's rules by convincing some users to install a special iPhone app that collects personal ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Japan, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Canada, Tim Cook, Vpn, App Store, John Gruber, Facebook research, Instagram Facebook Messenger, App Store Facebook


Google May Also Be Violating Apple's Policies Just Like Facebook [Updated] 

Facebook may not be the only tech giant violating Apple’s developer program policies.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, App Store, Data Collection, Google App, Screenwise Meter


Google May Also Be Violating Apple's Policies Just Like Facebook

Facebook may not be the only tech giant violating Apple’s developer program policies.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, App Store, Data Collection, Google App, Screenwise Meter


Facebook Broke Apple's Rules and Now Its Employee-Only iOS Apps Are Busted

Following news yesterday that Facebook paid teens in order to monitor their phones via an unsettling “research” app, Apple has pulled Facebook’s Enterprise Certificate. As a result, Facebook can no longer access its internal iOS apps, such as pre-release versions of Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger, “as well as the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Science, App Store, Facebook Instagram, Facebook research, Project Atlas, Hey Apple Delete Facebook, Facebook Broke Apple