Let’s talk about the weather These weather apps will help you decide if you should pack your umbrella There are so many weather apps on the Google Play Store that it can be extremely tough finding the best one. But that's also the best part about having so many options as there is likely a weather app that is perfect for you and we have found the best to choose from. … [Read more...] about Do you care about Android weather apps?
Popular mobile app Shazam has been narrowing its loses in recent years according to financial results filed with the Companies House in the UK. Shazam's service that can identify music based on a short audio sample is typically used on smartphones by using the microphone on the device, though the software is also available for Windows and macOS computers. … [Read more...] about Mobile app Shazam struggles to make money off claimed 300 million annual active users
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered that a large number of mobile phone applications contain hardcoded 'backdoor secrets' allowing hackers to access private data or block content provided by users. "The study's findings: that the apps on mobile phones might have hidden or harmful behaviours about which end users know little to nothing," said study author Zhiqiang Lin from the Ohio State University in the US. "Typically, mobile apps engage with users by processing and responding to user input. For instance, users often need to type certain words or sentences or click buttons and slide screens. Those inputs prompt an app to perform different actions," Lin added. For this study, the team evaluated 150,000 apps. They selected the top 100,000 based on the number of downloads from the Google Play store, the top 20,000 from an alternative market, and 30,000 from pre-installed apps on Android smartphones. They found that 12,706 of those apps, about 8.5 per cent, contained something … [Read more...] about Most smartphone apps have ‘backdoor secrets’ for hackers: Researchers
Best iPhone weather appsBest iPad weather appsBest Apple Watch weather appsNews of the acquisition was announced via a blog post from the app developers which also outlined the key changes that the purchase will bring. Most notably among them will be the discontinuation of the Android and Wear OS version of the Dark Sky apps. … [Read more...] about Apple buys Dark Sky weather app and shuts down the Android version
Microsoft is giving up on Skype Qik, the video chat app it launched just 18 months ago, because its features are already available in the full-fledged Skype app. In a post on the Skype official blog, the company confirmed that March 24th would be the last day Skype Qik would be available for use, and justified its decision to discontinue support for the standalone app. … [Read more...] about Microsoft is abandoning its Skype Qik video messaging app