Mobile software

Apple has released the iPadOS 17 update – what does it offer?

Apple has released the iPadOS 17 update. The new version of the operating system is available for iPad (6th generation and later), iPad mini (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation and later), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation ... Read more

Better update your Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Brave browsers

Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Brave have released critical security patches. This is reported by Stack Diary. The fixes address the CVE-2023-4863 vulnerability, which could be exploited by remote attackers to gain access to or run malicious code on users’ computers. The vulnerability was found in the libwebpm library, which is ... Read more

iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will be released on September 18, and macOS Sonoma – on September 26

Apple has announced the dates of operating system updates for its gadgets. Mac users will receive macOS Sonoma on September 26, while iPhone and iPad owners will be able to download iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 on September 18, writes AppleInsider. macOS Sonoma will offer users new screen savers and ... Read more

Clubhouse is back – now the app will focus on chat messages

The Clubhouse app is trying to regain popularity among users and is rethinking its concept. This was reported by The Verge. So far, the app has popularized the idea of social audio rooms. But now it intends to be more like a messaging app with new group chats. The updated ... Read more

Firefox on Android gets an open ecosystem of extensions

Mozilla has announced the upcoming launch of an open extension platform at for the Android version of Firefox. As you know, only a small number of select extensions are officially available for the mobile version of the browser. Mozilla is now building the infrastructure to support an open ecosystem ... Read more

Google Messages now provides full end-to-end encryption for RCS on Android

Google has announced that Rich Communication Services (RCS) messages in the Messages app on Android smartphones will now be fully end-to-end encrypted by default. This important update ensures that messages remain private, protected from both Google and carriers. Google also announced that group chats in Messages will now support end-to-end ... Read more

Elon Musk is going to talk to Tim Cook about Apple’s 30% tax

Elon Musk is going to discuss with Tim Cook the possibility of revising Apple’s tax on iOS purchases. The billionaire wrote about this in his post on the X platform. Currently, Apple takes a 30% tax on all internal iOS purchases, including subscriptions that authors sell through Twitter or X. ... Read more

Telegram rolls out Stories, but not everyone can create them

Telegram users can finally share their own Stories. Everyone can see them, but only Premium subscription owners can publish them. This was reported by 9to5Mac. With Stories, users can share photos and videos that disappear after a while. At the same time, they can choose when exactly the story will ... Read more

Apple has said it would rather remove iMessage and FaceTime from iPhones in the UK than break end-to-end encryption

Apple has said it would rather pull its apps, iMessage and FaceTime, from the UK market than break end-to-end encryption, in response to potential legislation requiring messaging services to offer encryption workarounds, BBC reports. Such a position appeared against the background of consideration of a new draft law on Internet ... Read more

Google Play is changing its policy to allow app developers to integrate NFTs into games

Google has updated its policy to allow app developers to integrate digital assets such as NFTs into their games via Google Play. This was stated by the product manager of the company Joseph Mills, writes TechCrunch. Apps must be “transparent with users about tokenized digital assets” and developers can’t “promote ... Read more

YouTube Premium subscribers can try the experimental Lock Screen feature

YouTube has added an experimental Lock Screen feature to its Android and iOS app. YouTube Premium subscribers can try it. Lock Screen allows you to ignore accidental touches on the screen that can pause or rewind the video. To exit this mode, you need to tap on the small button ... Read more

Twitter competitor: Instagram’s new Threads app is set to launch on July 6

Instagram’s rumored Twitter competitor has hit the iOS app store in the US. The app will be called Threads and is expected to launch on July 6, according to the App Store. This is reported by TechCrunch. “Threads is where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you ... Read more

Chrome on iOS will soon be able to search using the camera

Google continues to add new features to iOS – Chrome browser version. So, among other things, Chrome on iOS will finally get support for Google Lens, which will allow iPhone owners to search the Internet for objects using the camera. Currently, you have to use a separate app for this, ... Read more

Apollo will not survive Reddit’s pricing policy and will close on June 30th

The Apollo app that allows users to interact with Reddit on iOS will be shut down due to new high API prices, reports The Verge, citing app developer Christan Selig. According to him, the application will be closed on June 30. Apollo will close down on June 30th. Reddit’s recent ... Read more

Dozens of subreddits will become private starting June 12 due to Reddit’s new policy

Dozens of subreddits and moderators are set to “go dark” starting June 12, i.e. become private, in response to Reddit’s API price hike. This was reported by Engadget. Such well-known subreddits as Earthporn, LifeProTips, ReactionGIFs and Videos intend to join the campaign. According to the protestors, Reddit’s new policy will ... Read more

Google Wallet now supports ID documents and various club cards

Google Wallet users will soon be able to add new types of documents and cards to their wallet. In particular, residents of the American state of Maryland will be the first to have the opportunity to add their ID card or driver’s license. Owners of Android smartphones running Android 8.0 ... Read more

The App Store ecosystem brings app developers $1.1 trillion in 2022

The Apple company said that its App Store “ecosystem” brought developers $1.1 trillion by the end of 2022. This is reported by TechCrunch. According to the company, based on a study by the Analysis Group, $910 billion of this amount came from total billings and revenues from the sale of ... Read more

Roger Federer can now be your navigator in the Waze app

Roger Federer is not only one of the greatest tennis players of all time, but also a certified polyglot. Thanks to this, he became one of the new navigation voices that appeared in the Waze application. The athlete can show you the way in English, French or German. Of course, ... Read more

The developer says Reddit could charge him $20 million a year just for keeping his app running

The Apollo app that allows users to interact with Reddit on iOS could face millions in fines over Reddit’s new paid API model. This was reported by The Verge. According to the developer of the application, Christian Selig, Reddit could charge Apollo about $20 million a year if it operates ... Read more

The At a Glance widget on Pixel smartphones will show you when your taxi arrives

It looks like Google is preparing a new feature for their At a Glance widget that is available on Pixel smartphones. A new Ridesharing option has appeared in the settings, which shows the status of your ride in the Uber or Lyft services on the main screen of the device. ... Read more

OpenAI officially launches ChatGPT app for iPhone in the US, Android is next

OpenAI has released a free ChatGPT app for iPhone in the US. It includes support for voice input using the Whisper AI speech recognition model and can sync chat history with the web version of the AI assistant. This is reported by Ars Technica. Thus, ChatGPT became an official mobile ... Read more

The American state of Montana has banned TikTok and the use of Telegram by state employees

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed a bill SB 419, which effectively bans the social network TikTok in the state. This is the first such ban in the United States. The new law requires app stores to remove TikTok from their offerings for Montana residents, reports The Verge. Governor Gianforte justified ... Read more

Chinese applications are actively downloaded, although they may threaten the security of other countries

Smartphone apps developed by Chinese companies are proliferating around the world despite a growing trend for governments to view them as a potential security threat. This is reported by Nikkei Asia. To confirm this, the American research company Sensor Tower analyzed the five most popular downloads in 95 countries and ... Read more

Twitter is improving its direct messaging feature and announcing audio and video calls

Twitter will improve the direct messages function. For this, the platform started to launch updates of its applications for iOS and Android. This was reported by the company’s CEO Elon Musk, writes 9to5Mac. According to him, the latest version of the application will allow users to reply to any message ... Read more

It’s official: Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro will be available on iPad starting May 23

Recent insider forecasts regarding the appearance of Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro on the iPad turned out to be too cautious, because we will see applications on tablets not in a year, but in two weeks – on May 23. Apple has officially announced the release of tablet versions ... Read more