Report: Widespread iPhone App Outage Caused by Facebook

A similar issue to this occurred on May 6 affecting dozens of services. App developer Guilherme Rambo said at the time that the main cause of the issue is that Facebook encourages developers to integrate its log-in services into their apps by offering them valuable insights about app usage and advertising.

Apple just unveiled its picks of the best iPad and iPhone apps of the year – here they are

While Sibelius is the go-to computer program for writing music, it seems StaffPad could be that for tablets – it lets you hand-write notation, and it then adds that into the stave so you can edit it further. Like the two apps mentioned before, it’s only available on iPad, but it seems great for people […]

The best iPhone apps (July 2020)

Blogging and word processing 1 Second Everyday: Video Diary Take a one-second clip of every day and add it to an ever-growing video of your life. It’s a super-simple idea, but an intriguing one, and while it may seem as if it’ll take ages to build up, it’ll be no time at all until you […]

Facial animation made easy with Unreal Engine’s ‘Live Link Face’ iPhone app

“The Live Link Face app harnesses the amazing facial capture quality of iPhone ARKit and turns it into a streamlined production tool,” noted Verizon Media Director of Animation Technology Addy Ghani. “At RYOT [a Verizon-owned studio], we believe in the democratization of capture technology and real-time content, and this solution is perfect for a creator […]

Unreal’s new iPhone app does live motion capture with Face ID sensors

But here’s a clear selling point, albeit for a narrow audience: indie game developers and filmmakers can use apps like this on the iPhone for motion capture, bringing virtual characters to life with the facial expressions and other motions of real human actors. That’s something that traditionally involved expensively equipped studios that are out of […]

App Store chief says Apple aimed to level playing field for developers

On Wednesday, Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook will face questions from US lawmakers about whether the iPhone maker’s App Store practices give it unfair power over independent software developers. Apple tightly controls the App Store, which forms the centerpiece of its $46.3 billion-per-year services business. Developers have criticized Apple’s commissions of between 15% and […]

Apple boasts of ‘growing the pie’ for developers amid App Store antitrust probe

“We do not have a zero-sum approach to prosperity, and especially in times like this, we’re focused on growing the pie, making sure our success isn’t just our success,” CEO Tim Cook said during the company’s earnings call. Cook boasted about a new Swift coding curricula, a professional learning course exclusive to educators, and adding […]

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 […]

Apple says no to Facebook’s gaming platform on App Store

Apple has been facing some heat over its App Store policies and “anti-competitive” behaviour from app developers. The Cupertino-based tech giant has now rejected Facebook Gaming, an app as the name suggests, meant for gaming. The move will not quell down the accusations of Apple being anti-competition. According to a report by The New York […]

US student’s app offers roadmap to Singapore contact tracing tech

Singapore kicked off a global rush to develop contact tracing apps for the novel coronavirus when the city-state launched an apparently new system in March. But the project actually drew inspiration from a 2014 U.S. high school project that won an international prize but found no backers – until now. It all started when Rohan […]