Apple has pulled a crime reporting app from the App Store less than a week after it was launched. Vigilante alerted users to nearby crimes as soon as they were reported to police, but it’s thought Apple removed it due to safety concerns.
The makers of the Callblock app have confirmed it is currently on hold until Apple resolves issues with its CallKit framework in the upcoming iOS 10.1 update. Apple has admitted that the framework is buggy in the latest releases of iOS 10.
Duo, the new video calling app from Google, is now available on iOS following its initial unveiling at Google I/O back in June. The app promises to provide simple 1-to-1 video calling without the headaches that come with rival services.
Niantic has begun permanently banning Pokémon GO players who are suspected of cheating. The move comes after some players turned to using third-party tweaks and hacks to gain an unfair advantage inside the game.
Niantic has rolled out the first major update for Pokémon Go on both platforms — iOS and Android — with a bunch of bug fixes and feature improvements. The highlight of the update, however, has to be the ability to customise one’s avatar and the removal of footprints feature from Nearby.
iOS researcher Jonathan Zdziarski has discovered a potential security flaw in the iOS version of WhatsApp. As per the researcher, WhatsApp does not fully delete chat logs even after they have been explicitly deleted. Instead, the app retains a “forensic trace” of the chat logs that can turn out to be an information mine for anyone who has the required skills to access them.
Bertrand Serlet, former senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, has launched a new iCloud rival called Upthere Home. The service allows users to send all their digital files to the cloud to save local storage space, then makes them accessible anywhere.
After slowly rolling out Pokémon GO to the United Kingdom and Italy earlier this week, Niantic and Nintendo have released the game in 26 new European countries. While there are workarounds to install the game in regions where it is not officially available, being able to download it directly from the iOS App Store with your primary Apple ID ensures that you can easily install future updates for it.