WhatsApp may make it easier to access chats across iPhones and Android phones

If anyone has ever switched from an Android phone to an iPhone — or vice versa — they know that one thing that they certainly have to compromise is on their WhatsApp chats. The popular chat platform doesn’t offer support for cross-platform chat history sync as Android users get to keep their backup on Google […]

How to Message Someone Not in Your WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone

If you want to send a message to someone, WhatsApp requires you to add them as a contact first. Thankfully, there’s a workaround. Using Shortcuts, you can skip the process and start a conversation with any phone number (given that they are on WhatsApp).

Russia to Apple: You’re guilty of antitrust abuse over iOS app monopoly

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xCloud, Stadia… Why is Apple barring major gaming services from its App Store?

“It appears that Apple obtained a ‘gatekeeper’ role when it comes to the distribution of apps and content to users of Apple’s popular devices. We need to ensure that Apple’s rules do not distort competition in markets where Apple is competing with other app developers,” Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission executive vice president in charge […]

iOS 9’s space-saving “app slicing” disabled for now, will return in future update

App slicing ensures that your iDevice only downloads the app assets it needs to work. In older versions of iOS, all devices downloaded “universal” versions of apps that included all of the assets those apps needed to work on each and every targeted iDevice. If you downloaded an app to your iPhone 5, for example, […]

Tumblr blogging service gets and gives some Mac, iPhone love

The other recent Apple-related Tumblr update was Red Sweater Software’s public release of a MarsEdit beta that supports Tumblr. Red Sweater’s founder, Daniel Jalkut, asked Tumblr last October for a more thorough API that allowed for desktop blogging clients like MarsEdit to work their magic, and the company answered the call shortly thereafter. Tumblr’s core […]

Apple claims ‘half a trillion dollars’ App Store economy

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iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad

iOS 10.3.1 is out. The release notes don’t specify what it fixes that wasn’t addressed in the wide-ranging iOS 10.3 update released just a week ago, but we do know that this new update includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad. Specifically, according to the more detailed notes on Apple’s security page, 10.3.1 […]

Threema joins the ranks of E2EE chat apps that support encrypted video calls

The only situation when Threema servers are involved is when Threema users are starting a call with an unverified user, a special case where the connection is proxied through Threema’s server in order to avoid having a verified user’s IP address “exposed to dubious contacts.”

Remember when Apple Watch was a luxury item? We look back at its 5-year evolution

For Apple, the watch has turned into one of its most successful products, even though the business is nowhere near the size of its hugely popular iPhone. The Apple Watch still requires Apple’s smartphone to run, with limited functionality on its own. And it has more to do when it comes to becoming a standalone […]