Apple App Store customers spend $1.4 billion in one week

Apple App Store - App Store on Mobile

iOS device owners brought 2019 to an extremely successful week in terms of application shopping. Apple App Store customers spent a massive $1.42 billion on applications on the week starting on Christmas Eve and ending on New Year’s Eve. This spend represents a tremendous 16 percent hike over the amount spent in the same week in 2018. The Apple App Store figures were shared by Apple this week. It also pointed out that on New Year’s Day alone, it broke its own single day sales records by bringing in $386…

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US Navy bans TikTok social media app from government phones

TikTok social media app ban - US Navy

The Navy said the popular video clip application represents a “cybersecurity threat”. The United States Navy has banned government devices from downloading and using the popular TikTok social media app. It called the application a “cybersecurity threat”. This short video mobile app has become explosively popular over the last few months. The Navy issued a bulletin last week. A Facebook page serving military members posted it to show personnel that TikTok must be removed from all government smartphones and other mobile devices. The bulletin explained that military members who use…

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ToTok messaging app is very popular and also an Emirati spy tool

ToTok messaging app - person using messaging app on cell phone

The mobile application has been downloaded into millions of phones since it launched. The ToTok messaging app has become known as a simple and secure tool to communicate with friends and family by text and video. It is popular even in the United Arab Emirates, where other popular applications in that category – such as Skype and WhatsApp – have been banned. American officials recently identified this application as a spy tool for the UAE. According to an investigation in the New York Times which included American officials familiar with…

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iPhone Night Shift may be keeping you awake, not helping you sleep

iPhone Night Shift - Woman using phone in the dark

New research shows smartphone blue light filters may be doing more harm than good. The iPhone Night Shift feature meant to help reduce evening eye strain and make sure blue light doesn’t inhibit sleep may not be working as hoped, according to new research results. Blue light filters have become very common among iOS and Android device users. Apple first launched the iPhone Night Shift feature in January 2016. It was meant to decrease the amount of blue light emitted by a device screen. The idea was to decrease eye…

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Apple rejects PewDiePie’s Poopdie app for being too gross

Poopdie - Felix Kjellberg - PewDiePie at PAX 2015

Ultra-popular YouTuber Felix Kjellberg’s new game application is available only on Android. YouTube celebrity Felix Kjellberg, otherwise known as PewDiePie, released a free game last week called Poopdie. That said, Apple deemed it too disgusting for its App Store, so iPhone users won’t be playing it, as of the writing of this article. That said, Android device users still have access to this poop-oriented mobile gaming app. Poopdie is essentially a gross-out game that appears to have certain components inspired by The Binding of Isaac. While the user plays the…

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