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Apple chops off loads of gambling apps in China
Aug20

Apple chops off loads of gambling apps in China

Apple has descended heavily on thousands of gambling apps in China, The Walls Street Journal reports. As a matter of fact, the WSJ quotes as much as 25,000 apps were purged, which is also the figure quoted by Chinese-owned broadcaster CCTV. Confirming the development to TechCrunch, an Apple spokesperson said: “Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China. We have already removed many apps and developers for...

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Twitter to livestream high school football games in new partnership with Adidas
Aug20

Twitter to livestream high school football games in new partnership with Adidas

Apparently, Twitter does not seem bothered about the drop in user base as it continues to widen its appetite for streaming live sporting events. The microblogging platform has just landed a new deal with Adidas that will allow it to livestream high school football game—and of course, it is first of its kind for Twitter. NFL games according to TechCrunch, has been attracting a lot of interest on Twitter. This has not gone without the...

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Google retreats as it rolls back Android Messages to old design
Aug19

Google retreats as it rolls back Android Messages to old design

Google has mysteriously rolled back new updates it introduced a couple of days ago to Android Messages. Just to be perfectly clear about that, the company beat a retreat the same day it rolled out dark mode and material design to the SMS app. Before the company took that sudden decision, Android Messages was already being upgraded to 3.5 version, with users welcoming a new Material Theme, which also came with a Dark Mode. A lot of us...

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Facebook makes it easier for kids to add friends on Messenger Kids
Aug18

Facebook makes it easier for kids to add friends on Messenger Kids

Messenger Kids, a dedicated chat app designed for under 13 kids now has a new feature that will make it easier for children to add friends. Kids will be required to add or invite new friends to the chat app by seeking for parental approval. Parents, according to TechCrunch, will be required to turn on a setting that creates a “four-word passphrase” that will be used to generate contact request. The feature, which is an opt-in one,...

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Gmail Confidential Mode now available on mobile
Aug18

Gmail Confidential Mode now available on mobile

Google has started rolling out the Confidential Mode, a feature announced alongside a few others the last time it overhauled Gmail. The feature was initially only available on the desktop version of the Gmail, but mobile users can now have access to it as gradual roll out has begun. Confidential Mode, Smart Compose, Email Snoozing were among a few additions to the world’s most popular free email service last May. Confidential Mode...

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