Sunday, July 21, 2019

We still don’t know how much of Libra Facebook owns

The $10 million entry fee to join the Facebook-developed cryptocurrency’s Libra Association is merely a minimum. Members who’ll verify transactions can opt to invest...

Apple reveals App Store takedown demands by governments

For the first time, Apple has published the number of requests it’s received from governments to take down apps from its app store. In its...

Android will have an equivalent to Apple’s AirDrop file sharing

Ask iPhone users about the creature comforts they like and there's a good chance they'll mention AirDrop -- it's an easy way to share...

Android Messages may get Snapchat-like AR effects

Apparently, Google has plans to turn the Android Messages app into a veritable Instagram and Snapchat rival. XDA Developers has discovered that the tech giant is testing augmented...

Facebook SDK bug crashed apps like Timehop

A malfunction in Facebook’s Software Development Kit that lets apps add Login With Facebook, sharing, and other features caused apps that integrate it like...

Apple Music now has 60 million paid subscribers

Apple Music now has 60 million paying subscribers. The company's Eddy Cue, a senior vice president of services, confirmed the milestone with French business...

Google launches auto-delete controls for Location History on iOS and Android

Google  has always argued that the data it collects does more than provide power for its targeted ad empire — it also makes its services...

Amazon adds color adjustable lighting to its best Kindle

For e-reader devotees, it doesn’t get better than the Kindle Oasis. Amazon’s the last giant player standing in the category (unless you consider what Barnes...

Twitter will remove precise location tagging in tweets, citing lack of...

An earlier version of this post said Twitter is removing location tagging in tweets. In fact, it is only removing the ability to share...

Every secure messaging app needs a self-destruct button

The growing presence of encrypted communications apps makes a lot of communities safer and stronger. But the possibility of physical device seizure and government coercion is...

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