Tag Archive: Apps

Google suspends Indian ‘Remove China Apps’ from the Play Store

The app was found to violate the Play Store’s Deceptive Behavior Policy.

What you need to know Remove China Apps, which was the top trending app in India recently, has been removed from the Play Store. Since late May, the app was downloaded over 5 million times in the country. The app allowed users to delete all apps developed by Chinese companies from their phones.

An app called Remove China Apps went viral in India last month,  [Read More…]

Strandhogg 2.0 steals data by posing as legitimate Android apps

Only Android version 9 and below could be exploited by this new method, but it’s been fixed in the latest Android monthly security patch.

What you need to know Security researchers have found another exploit similar to the original Strandhogg discovered back in December. This version is more sophisticated, allowing it to pose as a legitimate app that users are putting their passwords into permission hijacking. This exploit does not work with Android 10 and has been  [Read More…]

Finding your apps on a Samsung Galaxy phone is as easy as A, B, C!

I’m a bit of a digital neat freak, and I like to keep my apps organized so that I know how to find them. For me, the easiest way to do that is by making sure my phone’s app drawer is organized alphabetically. Different Android OEMs approach app drawer organization in different ways, but almost all of them let you customize — at least, a little — to suit your preferences. I’ll show you how quick and easy  [Read More…]

These apps make it easy to check the specs of your phone with ease

With so many different smartphones offering different specs, it can be tough to keep track of everything. Plus, you may need to know how much storage you have left, or how fast your cellular connection is. With these apps, not only can you find out just how much RAM you have, but you can do so much more.

Our favorite Inware

Staff Pick

With Inware, you can take a look at all of your phones’ hardware  [Read More…]

Ethics board warns contact tracing apps could amplify inequality

In the UK, 21% of adults do not own a smartphone.

What you need to know An Ethics Board has warned the NHS that its contact tracing app could exacerbate inequality. That’s because 21% of British adults don’t own a smartphone. The warning highlights the wider global limitation of contact tracing.

An ethics board has warned the NHS that its contact tracing app could amplify inequality in the UK, on the basis that 21% of adults do  [Read More…]

TikTok, Spotify, New York Times, and others apps face outages across the US

The issues seem to have started around 6:30 PM ET.

What you need to know The internet seems to be having some difficulties at the moment. Several apps are experiencing outages across the U.S., as well as in some parts of Europe and Australia. Those affected include Spotify, TikTok, the New York Times, Pinterest, and more.

The internet gods are angry at us — or maybe everyone staying at home and watching YouTube finally broke the internet.  [Read More…]

Zoom and Google Duo are both excellent (and very different) video chat apps

More utility Zoom

Free, $ 20/month at Zoom

Pros Free plan is good for personal use Group calls up to 300 people Record and share meetings In-call text chat Lots of tools for business/enterprise use Cons Many features limited to paid versions Not as plug-and-play as Duo

Zoom has quickly become the de facto service for professional video calling, and for good reason. This is one of the most robust video chatting platforms, offering features like  [Read More…]

Google now highlights kid-friendly apps in the Play Store

You’ll be able to find more kid-friendly content on the Play Store.

What you need to know Google will begin highlighting kid-friendly apps and games in a new Kids section in the play store. Apps and games present in that tab will have been reviewed and approved by teachers and educators around the U.S. The new section will begin rolling out in the U.S. over the next few days.

As more and more students now learn from  [Read More…]

Keep your kids from closing your apps and causing havoc on your smartphone

There’s always a failsafe.

We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve nervously handed our phones to a friend or coworker, worried that they’d inadvertently (or intentionally) close an app or look somewhere they shouldn’t. That anxiety is exponentially magnified when handing your phone to a child. Many of us are doing this with increased frequency to entertain or distract our kids while we are busy working from home. But fear not, there is a way to  [Read More…]

Make your Google Apps work for you with this $16 course

In this time of social distancing, you may find yourself with a moderate case of cabin fever. If the isolation is getting to you, why not try to keep your mind occupied by learning a new technical skill that can take your farther in your career?

With the 2020 Complete Google Apps Script Course, you’ll explore the fundamentals of Google Apps Script (a rapid application development platform) and harness the full power of G-Suite Apps for websites.

21 hours  [Read More…]