Does Google really want third-party app stores on Android or are they a ‘necessary evil’?

Google has eliminated competition in the distribution of Android apps using myriad contractual and technical barriers. Google’s actions force app developers and consumers into Google’s own monopolized “app store”—the GooglePlay Store. Google has thus installed itself as an unavoidable middleman for app developers who wish to reach Android users and vice versa. Google uses this […]

Apple spoils hacker’s ‘tool’ to unlock any iPhone with iOS 13.5.1 update

Apple has released the iOS 13.5.1 update and the company is suggesting all iPhone users to immediately download and install the update which fixes a crucial security flaw. Last week, a well-known team of hackers who goes by the name “unc0ver” had released a new “jailbreak tool” that claimed to unlock any iPhone running iOS […]

Mozilla and Google reportedly renew Firefox search agreement

Mozilla and Google have extended their arrangement to keep Google the default search engine within the Firefox browser until at least 2023,ZDNet reported. The companies have not formally announced the deal, which ZDNet estimates is worth between $400 and $450 million per year, but are expected to announce it later this fall. The current arrangement […]

Independence Day 2020: CM Arvind Kejriwal extends wishes on Twitter; Pays tribute to the martyrs

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Apple stumbled into a war with the gaming industry, and the future of iOS is at stake

In many ways, this is yet another chapter in the ongoing Apple antitrust saga. Critics, regulators, and developers are more concerned than ever that Apple is exerting undue influence over the app makers on its platform, even as it builds its own products and services that compete with those of its developers. Apple has the […]

Indian internet companies grappling with fake app installations

Getting someone to install a mobile application once can be a challenge, but throw in a little something and they might be willing to download the app multiple times.Something as insignificant as a mobile recharge package worth Rs 10. For companies spending big money on making their apps stand out amid the clutter, this is […]

Best laptop under $500 of 2020 in stock from HP, Lenovo, Dell and more

Here’s a list of models that are available for under $500 and that should ship within at least 10 days. I’ll try to keep this list current, but please don’t hate me if it gets out of date. Some online shopping sites make it impossible to figure out what’s in stock and what’s not — […]

Coronavirus: 102 Jet2 pilots to be made redundant, union says

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Nanoinfluencers Are Slyly Barnstorming the 2020 Election

Over the past year, we’ve been studying the ways in which social media influencers are being leveraged by political actors across the political spectrum. Quantifying their scale and engagement rates on Instagram is difficult, for several reasons: (1) There’s lax enforcement of influencers noting when they post advertisements. (2) The “paid partnership” disclosure is itself […]

Facebook says Apple’s 30% cut is hindering its plans to help SMBs generate revenue online

Facebook said that Apple refused to waive off the 30 percent App Store fee and also denied the company from using its own payments processing system. This, in turn, would mean that page owners and event creators who use the iOS app would only make 70 percent of the total revenue they earn.