Friday, July 19

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CloudFlare Brings 1.1.1.1 to Android and iOS Devices
Tech

CloudFlare Brings 1.1.1.1 to Android and iOS Devices

US-based Cloudflare is finally bringing 1.1.1.1 to mobile users after announcing its privacy-focused DNS service. Now, the app which is available for both Android and iOS aims to make it easier for anyone to use its free consumer DNS service. The app is a one-button push to switch on and off again. While using the service, you enable Cloudflare handle all of your DNS information, like when an app on your phone tries to connect to the internet, or you type in the web address of any site. “We launched 1.1.1.1 to offer consumers everywhere a better choice for fast and private Internet browsing,” said Matthew Prince, Cloudflare chief executive said. “The 1.1.1.1 app makes it even easier for users to unlock fast and encrypted DNS on their phones.” The service is also blazing fast, shaving ...
App Store Generated 93% More Revenue Than Google Play in Q3
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App Store Generated 93% More Revenue Than Google Play in Q3

There has always been a competition between Android and iOS and with this, the fight between the App Store and the Google Play Store also emerged. In the third quarter of 2018, that gap between the two widened considerably. In this quarter, the App Store earned nearly 93% more than Google Play, the largest gap since at least 2014. The company says that approximately 66% of the $18.2 billion in mobile app revenue generated in Q3 2018 came from Apple’s  App Store. The App Store made $12 billion in the quarter, up 23.3% from the $9.7 billion it made during the same period in the previous year. On the other hand, Google Play earned $6.2 billion in the quarter, up 21.5% from the year-ago quarter’s $5.1 billion. In terms of app downloads, however, Google Play still has the edge thanks t...
Messenger Lite Rolled Out for iOS, Available only in Turkey
Tech

Messenger Lite Rolled Out for iOS, Available only in Turkey

With all the mobile applications launching the lighter version of their apps, Facebook also came up with with the Messenger Lite app in October 2016, but it was available only for Android users back then. After two years of its existence, the lite app is being now rolled out on for iOS users as well, however, it will only be available in Turkey for now. The Messenger Lite app, like all the other lite apps, is small in size, uses less data, and works even in spotty connectivity. The Facebook messenger’s lite app is only 10MB in size whereas the normal Messenger app is huge around 140MB in size on the App Store. In comparison, the Facebook Lite app for iOS is about 16.3MB in size. The company is planning to roll out the app on iOS in other countries as well but it may take some time. T...
Indian Developer Raja Vijayaraman wins the Apple’s Design Award
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Indian Developer Raja Vijayaraman wins the Apple’s Design Award

A Chennai-based app developer Raja Vijayaraman has been awarded the reputable Apple’s Design Award yesterday for his iOS app 'Calzy' on the very first day of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018, which is being hosted in San Jose, California. The WWDC offers prestigious awards to the best iOS app developers across the globe. Vijayaraman’s app called Calzy which is a modern and beautifully designed calculator app for iPhone/iPad was chosen by Apple for the award. The award is given on the basis of the creative artistry and technicality of the developer that reflected the best in design, innovation and technology on Apple platforms.   Today people across 150+ countries use my apps and I just received an Apple Design Award ?. Thanks to Apple’s @AppStore and huge s...
Is Your iPhone X Secure Against ‘chaiOS’ Bug? Check Here
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Is Your iPhone X Secure Against ‘chaiOS’ Bug? Check Here

'ChaiOS' is the latest bug discovered software developer Abraham Masri, that can cause the messaging app of iPhone to crash, or worse. The bug could even freeze your iPhone or restart it. What triggers it? The alarming 'ChaiOS' bug exploits the fact that iPhone Messaging app preloads the links of web-pages coming through a message. This is where the bug does its job. Masri explained that he created a webpage hosted on Github and stuffed its metadata with a large number of unnecessary characters. Messages crashes as soon as it tries to load all of this irrelevant information(characters), and even sometimes crashes the entire system.   ? Effective Power is back, baby! chaiOS bug: Text the link below, it will freeze the recipient's device, and possibly restart it. https://...
Apple Acquires Canadian App Development Service Buddybuild
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Apple Acquires Canadian App Development Service Buddybuild

Apple still struggles to let developers make apps easily for its platform. In such an effort, the iPhone maker has acquired Vancouver-based app tool startup- Buddybuild- a mobile iteration platform focusing on continuous integration and debugging tools. Buddybuild makes it easier for developers to develop an app by providing them a simple workflow for iterating and pushing their apps to the users through GitHub, GitLab or BitBucket. "We're excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community." Buddybuild said in a bog-post. As part of the deal, Buddybuild will be rolled into Xcode, Apple’s suite of development tools for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. As for Buddybuild's existing cu...
HQ Trivia Will Be Available On Android This New Year’s Eve
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HQ Trivia Will Be Available On Android This New Year’s Eve

Have you heard about HQ Trivia app? Yes, the world popular quiz show app that was available only for iPhone users. Despite of its availability only on a single platform, it has attracted quite a number of users. This Christmas, it even crossed 730,000 players. HQ Trivia is an online trivia game show which offers prizes(money) to the users who make it to the end by answering all the 12 questions correct. Those who make it to the last, the prize money is distributed amongst them. HQ Trivia had been planning from quite some time to make a debut on Android platform, but has only released the beta version to a small subset of users. "Android update: we’re in limited beta as of Christmas Day & are working quickly on patches, so we can continue to roll it out to more testers througho...
Apple Faces Lawsuits After Saying It Slows Down Aging iPhones
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Apple Faces Lawsuits After Saying It Slows Down Aging iPhones

Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change. The tweak may have led iPhone owners to misguided attempts to resolve issues over the last year, the lawsuits contend. All the lawsuits - filed in U.S. District Courts in California, New York and Illinois - seek class-action to represent potentially millions of iPhone owners nationwide.  A similar case was lodged in an Israeli court on Monday, the newspaper Haaretz reported. Apple did not respond to an email seeking comment on the filings. The company acknowledged last week for the first time in detail that operating system updates...
Your WhatsApp May Stop Working From 2018!
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Your WhatsApp May Stop Working From 2018!

Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has recently announced that it will end support for certain handsets from December 31, 2017. Eventually, time for some smartphone owners to let go of it or purchase a new one! WhatsApp in a recent release stated that starting January 1, 2018 the messaging app will stop working on Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 and older. “We will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time. These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future.,” the company said. WhatsApp had earlier announced it will stop support on many of these older devices. However, end of support may not strictly mean that the users will lose access to their W...
RBI Launches App For Android, iOS Platforms
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RBI Launches App For Android, iOS Platforms

The Reserve Bank of India today formally launched a mobile application version of its website on Android and iOS platforms. The application can be downloaded from the Play Store/App Store, using the keyword 'Reserve Bank of India'. To start with, the most accessed sections of the website press releases, IFSC/ MICR codes, bank holidays and current rates including policy rates and reference rate of four major currencies have been made available on the app. "There is a dynamic window on the top of the landing page of the app which alternatingly displays three public awareness messages - the new design currency notes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 denominations as well as RBI's message on KYC under the 'RBI Kehta Hai' series," the central bank said. On clicking on any of these, the user ca...
India’s Leading Bitcoin Company Unocoin Launched Mobile App on iOS and Android
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India’s Leading Bitcoin Company Unocoin Launched Mobile App on iOS and Android

Unocoin, India’s leading Bitcoin company, has announced the launch of its new mobile app for both iOS and Android devices. Developed by Unocoin, the app will allow consumers to buy, sell, send, receive and store bitcoin all in one place, from any remote device. Unocoin becomes the first company in India to offer a full featured mobile bitcoin app, with 24/7 access to real-time bitcoin market prices and instantaneous trading transactions. The implementation is timely because bitcoin adoption is rapidly ascending in India, coupled by government’s decision to demonetize 500 and 1000 Rupee notes. The implementation of a mobile app aligns with Unocoin’s mission in enhancing mainstream adoption and help bring bitcoin into the hands of billions. Unocoin’s app is currently live and is exp...