A new report published today claims that the educations apps, used by schools and other institutions, send the data collected by them to ‘very high risk’ third parties. Moreover, the report claims that the transmission of this data takes eight times more on Android than on iOS.
Education Apps Send Data to ‘Very High Risk’ Third Parties 8 Times More on Android As Compared to iOS
Report: Over 10,000 Apps Updated With App Tracking Transparency Support, Some Tricking Users Into Clicking ‘Allow’
App Tracking Transparency finally made its way to iPhone via last week’s iOS 14.5 update. Apple finally enforced the feature on to the developers, which limits them from showing targeted ads to the user. A new report claims that over 10,000 app developers have already enabled the app tracking feature on their app.
The kerfuffle at The Wall Street with GameStop, Robinhood, and r/wallstreetbets piqued your interest in the stock market, didn’t it? You must have thought of buying some stocks for yourself, but then going to the App Store and searching for stock trading apps results only in more confusion? A lot of apps offer no commissions, while some let you trade cryptocurrencies as well. Well, don’t you worry, we’re here to help. Check out some of the best stock trading apps for the iPhone and iPad here.
Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky has teased a new app Beeper that aims to unify and bring over 15 different messaging services under one umbrella. More importantly, perhaps, Beeper even promises to bring iMessage to Android — something that millions of Android users have wished for a long time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools and colleges to hold classes over Zoom. The novelty of this experience has worn off now as students and teachers are realizing the various limitations of holding and attending online classes. One common issue is the lack of access to a document camera with teachers which makes it difficult for them to show their worksheets to students during online classes.
Google Photos has (finally!) added support to sync liked images to (and from) Google Photos to Apple’s Photos app. This means that your liked photos on Google Photos can now show up in your iPhone’s Photos app, and your ‘favourite’ photos (the hearted ones) on Apple Photos app can now show up on Google Photos app. Pretty cool, right? Here’s how you can enable it.
Voice changing app Voicemod is making its way to the iPhone today allowing users to modify their voice for short video and audio clips. Dubbed Voicemod Clips, you can use the app to modify your voice in real-time and select from up to 60 different effects.
After India banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps late last month, the U.S. government is also “looking” to ban TikTok and other social media apps from China. The comments were made by the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Fox News in an interview.
Apple was among the first companies to introduce the ability to take ‘Portrait’ or bokeh photos to iPhones with the launch of the iPhone 7 back in 2016. Since then, the company has only tweaked the feature and has not really made any meaningful improvements to it. Android OEMs, on the other hand, have taken advantage of the increasingly powerful mobile chipsets to offer portrait video recording on their phones as well. A new app will let iPhone users record portrait videos on their iPhone as well.
You must have old prints of your childhood photos stored somewhere in your home. Physical photos have served their purpose and now it’s time to convert them into digital photos for this era. The good thing is that you can convert your old print photos to digital photos using your iPhone for free.