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Are additional security measures needed for TikTok/WeChat? Special

In the U.S., actions have been undertaken to prevent future downloads of the popular social media applications Tik Tok and WeChat. Do those who will continue to use these apps need to take extra precautions?

New Android vulnerability called StrandHogg 2.0 identified Special

A new Android vulnerability that could allow attackers to access sensitive data handled or generated by almost any app installed on an infected device has been discovered by Norwegian security company Promon.

NHS contact tracing app carries risks of vulnerabilities Special

The U.K., as with other countries, is moving towards introducing a contact tracing app. There are, nonetheless, concerns in relation to security flaws, which have been found in the contact tracing app that the NHS is planning to introduce.

Contact tracing app prioritises testing over self-diagnosis

Many nations are implementing contact tracing apps, as a means to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic within nations. However, not all apps work in the same way and the German approach differs to many.

World's most popular apps by social media mention revealed

How popular is an app? The number of downloads is revealing. But what about how influential an app is? New research considers this from the basis of social media mentions.

Q&A: Vulnerabilities in education apps and coronavirus Special

There has been an increase in school apps (to tell parents what to teach their kids at home) and video conferencing tools, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic began. How many apps are vulnerable, according to Kelli Vanderlee.

Haken malware discovered on Google Play Store Special

News reports indicate that a new malware strain, dubbed Haken, has been discovered within several apps on the Google Play store. Sam Bakken explains that this is just the latest issue to hit Play.

Apple to remove vaping apps from store after latest CDC report

Amid growing health concerns over e-cigarettes, Apple will remove all 181 e-cigarette and vaping apps from its mobile iOS App Store this morning, Axios has learned.

Many malicious apps identified in new iPhone threat Special

A recent report from Wandera has identified 17 apps from one developer that load a malicious clicker trojan module on an iOS device. Sam Bakken, Senior Product Marketing Manager, OneSpan looks into the issue.

New messaging app could save health service millions annually

A new messaging app, designed for use with the U.K.’s National Health service (NHS), could provide annual savings of around £44 million ($60 million) according to research. The app has been developed with input from British medics.

Facebook launches new team to build apps, expects 'many failures'

Facebook has created a new internal group, called NPE Team, designed to launch new consumer-facing apps. It comes as Facebook tries to diversify its products and reduce its reliance on its scandal-ridden core Facebook app.

Over a thousand Android apps collecting data without permission

Android apps have permissions settings that are designed to control how much data is provided to app developers and third parties and when. Yet even when permission is denied, new findings show how some apps have still been collecting our data.

Q&A: Developing apps for baby boomers to use Special

There are some 41 million baby boomers in the U.S. workforce, many of whom are grappling with an ever-changing workplace filled with strange, new apps, software and processes. App developers need to take note, says Matt Fairhurst of Skedulo.

Streaming apps may solve the problem of what to watch on Netflix

Ever stumble on what to watch on streaming services such as Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu? Streaming apps may be the solution to this problem.

Time to take notice of social media app TikTok

The social media app — TikTok — from China has become increasingly popular. The platform is a short-from video app, developed by the company ByteDance, and it has attracted 20 million new users in one month.

Q&A: What's driving mobile investing? Special

Mobile applications continue to touch every point of our daily lives, and a key area of growth is with financial apps especially within millennials. One example is Newchip, and the company's founder explains why this area of fintech is proving popular.

Q&A: GasMob, new app for refueling corporate fleets Special

GasMob is an innovative new mobile app that connects consumers and businesses directly to on-site refueling experts. There are no monthly membership or delivery fees. Co-founder Adam Cooper explains how the technology works.

Q&A: Why businesses should turn to brand voice apps Special

Amazon’s Alexa business is projected to be worth $10 billion by 2020. Yet, with so many businesses rushing to adopt voice apps to keep up with the trend, many are missing the mark with brand voice.

What will Apple be doing with healthcare data?

This autumn Apple has declared it will allow access to data held on their Health Records API. The data will be made available to third party developers, following patient consent. What can we expect from this opening up of health data?

Insomnia app promises scientific support

London - The National Health Service in the U.K. is pioneering a digital approach to combating insomnia. This is via an app called Sleepio. The app has been developed with the help of psychologists to help train a person’s brain into sleeping.

Apps for online safety are counterproductive

In what initially appears to be a surprising study outcome, researchers have concluded that apps designed to keep children safe online may be counterproductive.

LinkedIn adds new feature to let you 'ask for a referral'

LinkedIn is rolling out a new feature that lets jobseekers ask for referrals before submitting an application. The addition is intended to let users make better use of their network of professional connections by involving them in the application process.

Use of data storage platforms for decentralized apps: Interview Special

With the rise in blockchain-based platforms and apps, a common problem arises for developers in terms of where to securely store and manage their sensitive data. One solution comes from the company Fluence.

Apple acquires 'Netflix for magazines' app Texture

Apple has announced it will acquire Texture for an undisclosed amount. Texture provides a subscription-based app that offers users access to an unlimited number of digital magazines. The service has been described as a Netflix for magazines.

Google Duo gets video voicemail support

Google's Duo rival to Apple's FaceTime now supports video messages and voicemails, allowing you to leave a short clip of yourself if you can't reach a contact. It's another way in which Google can differentiate the app as it tries to grow its audience.

Facebook adds video calls to Messenger Lite

Facebook's slimmed-down Messenger Lite app is now a little less lite. The company has brought video calling to the app, enabling people with older devices or slow connections to use the feature. Facebook said video chats are "essential" to communication.

Google's Slack rival is now generally available

Google's announced the launch of Hangouts Chat, the company's answer to enterprise chat apps such as Slack and Microsoft Teams. Accessed as part of G Suite, it supports real-time messaging, document sharing and video calls with up to 30 people.

Twitter launches Bookmarks to let you save and share tweets

Twitter has begun the global launch of its long-awaited Bookmarks feature, designed to make it easier to save tweets for later revisiting. The company acknowledged that it can be difficult to find and share tweets you've previously seen.

Facebook launches new Messenger business chat tools

Facebook has updated Messenger with a set of new features that provide more options to businesses. The company's promising deeper and more meaningful engagements between businesses and customers, positioning Messenger as a customer support chat service.

AI helped remove over 700,000 malicious Android apps in 2017

Google removed over 700,000 Android apps last year for violating its policies. It said new machine learning techniques helped it achieve the 70% increase in removals over 2016. The company claimed 99% of apps were removed before anyone installed them.
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