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Facebook Suspends Over 400 Apps Over User Data Misuse Concerns

Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people’s personal information was being improperly shared. Applications were suspended “due to concerns around the developers who built them or how the information people chose to share with the app may have been used,” vice president of product partnerships Ime Archibong ... Read More »

Google Maps Uber Booking Integration Removed From Android, iOS Apps

Google Maps has now taken away a handy Uber feature that let users book rides without leaving the app. In early 2017, Google had added the ability to book Uber trips via Maps, but it appears the convenience was short-lived. Since Google has quietly pulled the feature from Maps, it is not certain when the direct Uber booking was removed. Notably, you will still see the ... Read More »

Google’s Advanced Protection Program Now Supports Apple’s iOS Apps

HIGHLIGHTS Apple apps can now access Google data of Advanced Protection users Google earlier restricted the access to only Google apps This program protects users’ data from phishing and hacking Last October, Alphabet’s Google launched an Advanced Protection Program in order to provide stronger security for varied users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being ... Read More »

3 Unexpected Ways Apps Are Changing Our Lives: What’s Next?

Remember the “dark days” of 2006? A decade ago, we were still busy scrolling through email on our Blackberry phones. It was hard to imagine using our phones to summon on-demand rides, virtually deposit checks, stream music for free, or even find instant turn-by-turn directions to our destinations. A decade later, Apple’s mantra “there’s an app for that” has become a way ... Read More »

Social media apps have changed the way parents, college students keep in touch

Every Sunday evening when she was in college, Vicki Ganniger took a roll of quarters to a pay phone and called home. “We called our parents once a week on Sundays,” said Ganniger, who graduated from Quincy University in Illinois 26 years ago. “That was the rule.” Now, Ganniger keeps in touch with her daughter, Katie, a freshman at Columbia ... Read More »

Popular apps with social media features that you may have missed

Apps with no background in social media have started incorporating some mode of communication to keep users hooked up longer, and share more with friends. New Delhi: Most smartphone users rely on messengers WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger or social media apps such or Twitter or LinkedIn to chat, share photos, or even location with friends and family members. Interestingly, these features ... Read More »

Order food online apps a must in today’s time

As a child growing up in a traditional south Indian family hailing from Andhra Pradesh, I heard stories from my grandfather about his various travels. He was a merchant dealing with oil seeds. His business took him to every part of India. All this travel added to the richness of his experiences, which he diligently translated into his stories. We ... Read More »

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is here, but the Indian Apps Just Don’t Seem Ready

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has finally launched the Fire TV Stick in India The launch was accompanied by a large number of Indian apps Most of these offer a poor experience on the television screen On Wednesday, Amazon launched its Fire TV Stick in India, priced at Rs. 3,999 (there’s a Rs. 499 cashback for Prime members), which means that for the first time since ... Read More »

Even young, hip Americans don’t want to use mobile payment apps

Mobile payments are gaining steam, but large segments of the population still don’t use them. Despite their reputation for being tech-savvy, it’s still unlikely you’ll see a millennial use their phone to make a payment any time soon. Only 14% of millennials said they use their bank’s mobile payment app often and 35% said they don’t use a mobile payment ... Read More »

2016 Is the Year Small Businesses Must Develop Mobile Apps

Apps are no longer considered merely a “branding exercise” for small businesses. Business owners are becoming wise to the marketing power a well-designed, intuitive app can bring. From simplifying online purchases to providing easy-to-access information, the benefits are undeniable which is why small businesses must develop mobile apps to stay competitive. Why Small Businesses Must Develop Mobile Apps In previous years, ... Read More »