Apple augmented reality app launches as For All Mankind booster

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The Time Capsule application enhances the experience of watching season 2 on Apple TV Plus. A new Apple augmented reality app launched in preparation for the For All Mankind season 2. The Apple TV Plus release is meant to be enhanced through the For All Mankind: Time Capsule application. The mobile app uses AR to help fill the gap between the first and second season of the show. To do this, the Apple augmented reality app uses AR artifacts from the show’s world. When all is said and done, it’s…

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Doorbell cameras boost security and deter porch pirates while spiking privacy risks

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While they may reduce package theft, experts caution that these gadgets come with serious concerns. Porch piracy – the theft of packages off people’s doorsteps – have led to a rapid rise in the popularity of doorbell cameras. However, while they may help in the case of package theft, experts are warning that they also come with a spectrum of security concerns. These devices are internet-connected and aren’t nearly as secure as many users believe. As is the case with all smart devices, when doorbell cameras are used without enhanced…

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ByteDance payment service launches in China through Douyin

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The TikTok parent company is using this as its next step into fintech and mobile commerce. The company behind TikTok has announced a new ByteDance payment service launched within Douyin, the Chinese version of the popular short video sharing app, which it also owns. The Douyin Pay option can be used to transact purchases within the video sharing application. The ByteDance payment service is in the form of Douyin Pay on the short video app. This makes it possible for creators to more easily sell merchandise or other items related…

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WhatsApp data sharing receives update in an attempt to control user loss

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As users flee to the rival Signal app, clarifications are being made to the controversial privacy policy. The forced WhatsApp data sharing policy has received substantial criticism, leading many users to flock to Signal, a rival messaging service. In response, WhatsApp has responded by clarifying its privacy policy update, effective February 8. On the official website’s FAQ page, an update is posted regarding the WhatsApp data sharing policy update. Users were advised of the updated terms by way of an in-app update that require users to agree in order to…

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Tapjoy mobile ad company reaches deceptive practices settlement with FTC

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The firm has now settled with the US Federal Trade Commission regarding its in-app rewards practices. Mobile ad company Tapjoy has reached a settlement with the FTC regarding allegations that the firm had been misleading its consumers. The allegations had to do with Tapjoy’s in-app rewards system that was incorporated into mobile games. The FTC accused Tapjoy of deceiving consumers who were taking part in a range of activities. The FTC’s accusation stated that Tapjoy was deceiving its customers. This included times in which those customers were signing up for…

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