Tory MPs despair at ‘incompetent’ Matt Hancock as failed NHS app latest blunder

One angry Tory said of the latest fiasco: “Many MPs want to see the back of Hancock. His incompetence has cost lives. But there’s no way the PM can fire his Health Secretary in the middle of a pandemic. That would destroy what public confidence is left.”

Gordon Chang: TikTok Has Been Caught Twice ‘Surveilling iPhone Users… This Is Not a Theoretical Concern’

“What was even more extraordinary was that TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance, actually said it was leaving Hong Kong operations altogether. As a matter of fact, [ByteDance] walked away from its deposit on some very expensive premises in Hong Kong that it had just taken. So really, it shows you that this has […]

Recent crash of Tinder, Spotify on iPhone could mean Facebook is still tracking you

OAKLAND (US): Friday’s widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system – including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest – serve as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you’re not browsing the social network. Early Friday, users of the apps reported crashes when […]

Apple apps crashing on iPhones for confused users – and Facebook is to blame

And one wrote: “Anyone else having an issue with games on their iPhone this morning? Most of mine crash upon opening (yes, software and apps are up to date).”

Apple, IBM set aside decades-old rivalry to team up on iPhone and iPad apps

The idea behind the alliance, which was six months in the making, is to combine strengths — Apple’s expertise in consumer devices and IBM’s reputation and relationship with the corporate world. Both the companies will work together to develop applications that will draw on IBM computing services such as device management, security, and big-data analytics.

Apple iOS 14: the top new features coming to the iPhone

Highly anticipated: Apple’s WWDC 2020 kicked off today in full swing, and most people will no doubt be interested to know more about the latest version of the operating system that powers the iPhone, the company’s most popular device. iOS 14 is jam-packed with new features and improvements, so here’s a list of the highlights […]

The App Store was responsible for half a trillion dollars in sales last year

“The App Store is a place where innovators and dreamers can bring their ideas to life, and users can find safe and trusted tools to make their lives better,” said CEO Tim Cook. “In a challenging and unsettled time, the App Store provides enduring opportunities for entrepreneurship, health and well-being, education, and job creation, helping […]

New Apple chips to allow Mac computers run iPhone, iPad apps

Updated software for the Apple Watch, known as watchOS7, will include a series of health and fitness features including improved sleep tracking and automatic handwashing detection to help users clean their hands for the 20 seconds recommended by health officials to help prevent coronavirus spreading.

Evidence of 4K 120 FPS / 240 FPS support on iPhone 12 Pro found in iOS 14 beta

On one hand, most people already have a power brick and headphones of some sort so if the cost savings were passed along to the consumer, the blow might be easier to absorb. Conversely, not including EarPods – and especially a charging brick – feels like an attempt to upsell consumers on more expensive wireless […]

The best Android apps (July 2020)

Productivity Recorder It disappeared for a little while, but now Google’s Recorder app has returned and is happily back in its position as our favorite recording app. Recorder is more than just your usual voice recorder — it uses Google’s powerful AI to transcribe conversations as you record them, meaning you can reread conversations and […]