Android 8.0 Oreo brings deeper integration with Google Assistant to third-party apps

When it comes to virtual assistants, the Google Assistant has quickly grown to be one of the best the market currently has to offer. That might sound a little biased considering the nature of our site, but when compared to the likes of Siri, Alexa, and others, Google has the upper-hand in many key areas […]

Software

Apple Cracking Down on VPN-Based Ad Blockers That Work in Third-Party Apps

It appears Apple may be cracking down on some VPN-based ad blockers that are designed to block ads in third-party apps, based on a recent interaction iOS developer Tomasz Koperski had with Apple’s App Store review team. Koperski is the CTO of Future Mind, a software company that produces AdBlock, Weblock, and Admosphere, three ad […]

Apple blames third-party batteries for Beats headphones explosion

In February this year, a woman travelling in a flight from Beijing, China to Melbourne, Australia got burned because her Beats headphones caught fire while being used. According to the Australian Associated Press, the headphones the woman was wearing were powered by AAA batteries…. Gadgets Now

Computer Hardware

G Data report: 350 new malware instances are discovered on Android every hour, 750K+ found in Q1; most of the malware is discovered in third-party app stores (Ben Lovejoy/9to5Google)

Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Google: G Data report: 350 new malware instances are discovered on Android every hour, 750K+ found in Q1; most of the malware is discovered in third-party app stores  —  Security company G Data says that a new piece of Android malware is discovered every 10 seconds. … Techmeme

Apple

Apple Mail manager leaves to work on third-party email app

One of the most important engineers behind Apple’s own Mail app has decided to leave the company and lend his skills to another email app creator. Readdle, makers of the popular Spark email app for iOS, has hired away former Apple Mail engineering manager Terry Blanchard to work on ‘the future of email’ after he […]

Apple

Apple is strictly enforcing its rules against third-party app update services

Apple has begun sending notices out to developers warning them about using third-party services for app updates. What does that mean? Apps will now only update through the App Store — which could help make apps safer. The post Apple is strictly enforcing its rules against third-party app update services appeared first on Digital Tr… […]

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Apple Says Third-Party iPhone Screen Repairs No Longer Fully Void Your Warranty

iPhones that have undergone any third-party screen repair now qualify for warranty coverage, as long as the issue being fixed does not relate to the display itself, according to an internal memo distributed by Apple today. MacRumors confirmed the memo’s authenticity with multiple sources. Previously, an iPhone with a thir… MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors […]

Nokia 6 Handset is now Available in India via a Third-Party Online Retailer – Check Price

Nokia 6 Handset is now Available in India via a Third-Party Online Retailer – Check Price Originally, the company announced that it will release the device in China at first. Now, the current latest news is that the company geared up to make the debut of Nokia brand into the market with Nokia 6 smartphone […]