NEWS https://appnations.com http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 14 Jun 2021 02:28:11 +0200 https://appnations.com | Amazon made an efficient app to save data Amazon recently launched an Android web browser app that is designed to use minimal storage and data. It is called the Internet. The app has been sitting unspotted in the Google Play Store since March. Amazon has not made it public, but the downfall is that the 'Internet' is only available in India – for now, hopefully – and runs on Android 5.0 and higher devices. The app offers a web ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7277 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:00:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | On-demand playlists are coming with a new Spotify With reports about an upcoming change to Spotify's free tier of services, it appears the music service is now serving the updated UI to selected users. Even though we do not know if this is the new form of the free version of mobile expected to roll out, these UI changes, which includes options to play songs on demand in selected playlists, would make the free version more like a Premium account. ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7276 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:00:02 +0200 https://appnations.com | Google Go just launched, and it will save you data Google recently launched a service which will provide users with a 'lighter' way to search. Google Go is specifically aimed at users who do not flagship smartphones or people who just want to watch their data usage. It is basically a search engine, just like the conventional Google search found in most Android devices, but it has been optimised to use less data, device memory and also run bas... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7252 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:00:02 +0200 https://appnations.com | Gmail due for a complete make-over Google has sent an email to its customers to announce that a new version of Gmail for web will be launched with a fresh design and new features. Some of the new features include being able to access Google Calendar from the Gmail interface directly and snooze emails so that they reappear in your inbox hours or days later. This is a good way to clean your inbox if you can’t reply to a specifi... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7221 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Can't log into Tinder? Blame Facebook Facebook has broken Tinder and users who were booted off the dating app have taken to Twitter to complain about it. Ever since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, where as many as 87 million users had data improperly shared with the UK data mining firm, Facebook has been rolling out more security and data privacy updates. Facebook, however, recently announced sweeping changes to many of its most... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7185 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:00:05 +0200 https://appnations.com | Hogwarts Mystery mobile game is coming Attention, all Potterheads! A new Harry Potter Mobile game is coming in April 2018, in the form of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. The game is developed by Jam City and Portkey Games, and the upcoming release lets players experience the life of a Hogwarts student by creating their own character. This will include attending classes, learning spells, and interacting with fellow magical-stu... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7167 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:00:03 +0200 https://appnations.com | Facebook admits to scanning photos and links sent on Messenger Facebook is definitely not in a good space with the recent data privacy scandal, which is far from over. However, it looks like the company has revealed a practice which has ruffled some feathers, namely how the messages, photos and links you send over the Messenger platform are scanned. This was revealed during an interview with Vox's Ezra Klein (via Bloomberg). During this interview, Facebook's ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7161 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:00:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Facebook launched bulk app removal tool to clean up privacy settings Facebook now allows users to remove third-party apps in bulk, and all posts those apps may have published on your behalf, a welcome privacy change that should make it easier to strip access to your profile from services you no longer use. The change, predicted by the ongoing Cambridge Analytica data scandal, is part of a series of sudden changes Facebook is making to mitigate fallout from the reve... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7140 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 12:30:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: New photo app that produces glitchy, psychedelic images With over 30 filters in total, including a Wild Card option, you can repeatedly tap to generate randomised effects. Everybody loves a good photo app, but there are so many in the App Store that it's hard to know where to begin. If you are looking for a photo- and video-editing app that does things a little bit different than the standard Instagram-like filters, a glitch-inducing app called Hypersp... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7130 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:30:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | You can spy on your WhatsApp contact with this invasive new app If you rely on WhatsApp to message your friends and family, it is important to know that the service lets your contact know about when you are available to chat, and whether you have read their texts. That is not all, Lifehacker has spotted a new iOS app called Chatwatch that uses WhatsApp's public online/offline status feature to tell your friends how often you check the app and estimate whe... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7110 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:00:19 +0200 https://appnations.com | SIRI can now control your Tesla Model 3 AI assistants can do a lot for us these days, from beatboxing to telling jokes or even warm up your home to the way you want it. But, how about opening your car? If you are lucky enough to have a Tesla Model S or Model X, that has been on the table since November last year. Even if you have the budget-friendly Model 3, if you update your Tesla iOS app to the latest version, you will be able to do ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7042 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:00:13 +0200 https://appnations.com | You can now add hashtags to your bio on Instagram Instagram lets users edit their profiles where they can provide a brief description about themselves, who they are, what they do and so on. Now it looks like profiles on Instagram are about to get more interactive as Instagram has rolled out a new feature that lets users add hashtags and profile links. According to Instagram, "With hashtag and profile links in your bio, you can express yourse... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=7041 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:05 +0200 https://appnations.com | WhatsApp allows users more time to delete a message WhatsApp Messenger has updated its 'Delete for Everyone' that allows users to delete their sent messages within 68 minutes, compared to the previous 5 or 7 minutes. The popular Interned-based messaging service rolled out Delete for Everyone in November last year. Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you have sent to either a group or an individual chat. First spott... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6918 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:00:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Emojis have been added to the dictionary This news is literally on 🔥. Today it is okay to use emojis as a replacement for words in articles because they are getting the official recognition they deserve. Dictionary.com is charting the change technology is having on our language by adding official definitions to symbols."As a dictionary, it’s our job to have reference content for the terms or communication tools that people have ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6904 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:00:11 +0200 https://appnations.com | YouTube is testing a new feature that replaces the background of your video Artificial Intelligence might one day control every aspect of our social lives but, for now, YouTube has taken the AI aspect to create funny backgrounds in your YouTube videos. Engineers at Google have developed a new tool that uses AI and machine learning to filter out and replace the backgrounds in videos, much like a green screen does. It goes by the name of mobile real-time video segmentation,... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6866 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:00:07 +0200 https://appnations.com | If you temporarily lost your phone, just clap to find it Few things are more frustrating than misplacing your phone, especially before you are on your way to a party, or running late for work. There is an app that can help, called Clap to Find My Phone, it is here to save you from the misplaced-frustration. Bet you can already guess how it works? What a genius. The app is currently on Android only and seems unlikely to be any use on iOS, where you would... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6850 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:00:07 +0200 https://appnations.com | Everything you need to know about the latest trending app – VERO You might have noticed some photographers talking about VERO, but if not, you are not alone. The app has been all over social media this week and might be worth downloading... But what is VERO? Basically, if Facebook and Instagram had to get a technical baby, you would get VERO, but the best part about the app is that it has no algorithms or ads. Surprisingly enough the app has been around since 2... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6825 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:30:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Introducing the app that helps to edit your drone videos Drone videos can be spectacular, but to edit the videos, well... it's not always so easy. Video editing is a skill especially when you don't always need to include all the footage that you have recorded, just the important bits that you feel will add to the narrative. But, with Parrot, there is an easier way. You can now spend more time flying your drone and less time editing the footage... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6813 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 20:30:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Phones are designed to get you more obsessed with social media There comes a time when you are lying in bed and you have nothing else to do but stare at your bright screen for the next two hours. With vast growing vortex of social media and the fact that smartphones do not make it any easier for our generation to not get addicted, we all have that uncontrollable urge. We have an urge to use technological devices such as computers, gaming systems and smar... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6795 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:01:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | Facebook Messenger allows you to add friends to ongoing video chats Facebook Messenger now allows you to add more friends and family members to your audio and video chats while they are still in progress. With a new feature introduced this week, you can add people to ongoing audio or video call while you are still talking, rather than having to hang up and manually add people into a conversation before restarting the video or voice call. To add a friend or family ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6771 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:01:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | How to Instagram like a pro! Samsung recently announced The Camera Reimagined as the only hint at what its next phone has in store, so why not learn more about what makes a great Instagram photo? Everyone might have a different answer, but there are a few key things that are always a must: a great angle, perfect lighting, finding your voice, and the kind of clear picture you get with a truly great smartphone camera. While tim... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6745 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:30:02 +0200 https://appnations.com | An app that will help you get over your ex The worst thing is when you cry your eyes, heartbroken over a break-up. Even the best of us forget how to live like a normal human being, instead, we eat ice-cream out the tub with a spoon and obsessively stalk the social media accounts of our suddenly perfect ex.  Relationship guru, Zoë Foster Blake, believes she can make your drunk texts and general misery a thing of the past wit... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6728 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:00:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | A new app that promises a bitcoin to first person who beats it! A Bitcoin is the prize for solving these 24 puzzles. Players can solve these puzzles on their own or play with other players, will be able to leave hints behind for others, or confuse them with red herrings that lead them down dead-ends. After all, only one person can win the Bitcoin in the end. Introducing Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma, a new puzzle game from developers, Gem Rose Collective, la... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6726 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:00:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | Software bug crash iPhones and disable access to apps and iMessages Before the end of 2017, Apple had shockingly bad weeks of software problems, and it looks like 2018 is not starting so well either. A new bug has been discovered in iOS 11 that lets people send a specific character that will crash an iPhone and block access to the Messages app in iOS and popular apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Outlook for iPhone and Gmail. Apple plans on fixing the problem... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6718 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:01:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: The Olympics is now in your pocket The busybodies of the world who have little time to sit down and keep up with the Olympics now have the ultimate solution, thanks to Snapchat! While NBC holds exclusive TV rights, shelling out $963 million for full coverage of the Olympics, viewer numbers are looking increasingly bleak. In the time of mobile technology and apps, people are less likely to glue themselves to a TV to keep up with the... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6665 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:00:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Google brings snapchat-like AR effect to photo app Motion Stills is "an app from Google Research that lets you capture short videos and transforms them into beautiful cinematography or sweeping cinematic pans using our advanced stabilisation and rendering technology." The AR mode does not run through Google's ARCore system, but instead the Google Research team says, "With the new AR mode, a user simply touches the viewfinder to place fun, virtual ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6645 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:05:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Snapchat now allows you to create your own face lenses Snapchat is rolling out a new feature that includes a tool to create custom face lenses and new text caption styles for your snaps. The lenses feature augmented reality masks that overlay your face with details like puppy ears, flower crowns and the all-important vomiting rainbows. The feature for these lenses starts from $9.99 and go up depending on the size of the location you have chosen (cover... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6633 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:00:10 +0200 https://appnations.com | We gave Mr. Darcy Tinder and this is what happened.... The beloved classic novels are now being revised into modern-day novels. But perhaps not in a good way... Jane Auten's novel, Pride and Prejudice, has been a classic for years but, what if Mr Darcy had Tinder – you know, just to keep his options open? Technology puts a whole new spin on the story, adding a bit of mystery and a whole lot more drama to the plot. The tale highlights t... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6628 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:01:06 +0200 https://appnations.com | Instagram is testing a new feature that will let users 'Repost' Insta Stories Instagram confirmed that it is testing an option that lets you "repost" / "regram" public feed posts from other users to your Story. For those who have access to the new feature, it will appear as "Add post to your story" when you tap the share icon underneath a post. If you do not want your public posts to be shared in this way, there is the option to change your privacy settings. Even if your ac... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6625 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:09 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Audi's latest app brings advertising to your living room Who needs imagination when we have augmented reality. Audi has released a new AR smartphone application that is triggered by their TV commercials. The app brings the company's cars out of the screen and into your living room or driveway. According to the company, the Audi Quattro coaster AR application "recognises" specific Audi TV commercials. If the right commercial is playing, it will then trig... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6615 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:00:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Airbnb's latest news can let you sleep aboard a Blue Planet II Voyager According to the souls, onboard Alucia – the brains behind the Blue Planet II – the ocean floor is this year's floor of the moon. It is just as unexplored and a lot closer to get to. A hand full of people spend their lives exploring this dark underworld-universe and the creatures that live there. Now, thanks to Airbnb and BBC worldwide, you can get the opportunity to experience their d... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6584 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:07:41 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Apple's augmented reality tool kit can now detect objects Apple will be rolling out an upgrade to its augmented reality toolbox, ARKit, to developers in a beta version. ARKit 1.5 adds a few marquee features including one big one: wall detection. Up until the latest update, the ARKit has been focused on offering horizontal plane detection, allowing developers to know where the 'floor' is that it can then use to orient or place objects in 3D space. It left... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6496 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:01:05 +0200 https://appnations.com | Instagram's new features gives you GIF stickers Those that are incapable of conveying emotion with their faces, well now they have nothing to fear, cause Giphy is here. A digital library of Giphy stickers is waiting for you, and you can surf along with the Giphys or even float along a sea of cheeseburgers.  It is hard to believe, but users can now collage Giphy GIF stickers all over their Instagram. From bouncing letters, pizzas in space,... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6484 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:00:02 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Find your museum doppelgänger with Google Arts and Culture The Google Arts and Culture app is helping the uncultured people of the world keep up to date on upcoming and historical art, which is especially useful for those who aren't such fans of spending hours in a museum. It allows users to learn about the stories behind historical places and world-famous paintings. If you feel like having a cultured day but don't feel like leaving the comfort of yo... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6456 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:01:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: This App Claims To Pay You With Cryptocurrency The aim of the game is to get people out of their homes and into the open to get fit and live an active life. Meet Sweatcoin, a free app for Android and iOS users, based on the idea that the more you exercise, the more cryptocurrency you earn. Yes, Sweatcoin pays its users cryptocurrency depending on how far you have walked, and it is taking over the market like wildfire and has already beate... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6453 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:30:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Google's Gboard might end up texting for you Google's Gboard keyboard for iOS and Android packs a bunch of useful features, and now it looks like the company is working on adding a 'Smart Reply' feature for the keyboard too. Smart Reply is already available in certain Google apps, like Inbox, Gmail and Allo. Now, some online sources detail that the inclusion of this feature is going to be implemented in an upcoming version of Gboard for Andr... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6418 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:00:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | Pornographic malware found in Android apps for kids Google has recently removed over 60 gaming apps from its Google Play Store, many seemingly targeted at kids, that contained malware displaying pornographic adverts. Researchers from the security firm – Check Point – discovered the malware, called AdultSwine, in apps that have been downloaded more than 3 million times, according to a report released Friday. The gaming apps include ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6372 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:05:02 +0200 https://appnations.com | Chatbots conned people out of $154 million! People create fake profiles all the time, whether it be to get to a person who has blocked them, to trick people into liking them or a more sinister reason, it is so common its been named "catfishing". It happens on most social media platforms and is still very common in dating apps. There have been many stories of people organising a get-together through Tinder just to arrive at&nb... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6312 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:02:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | WhatsApp is soon getting an 'Instagram feature': Everything you need to know If you are both a fan of Instagram and WhatsApp, then there is likely a new feature that will roll out soon that is sure to please all the Instagram lovers out there. The company is reportedly testing a new feature that will allow Instagram users to share Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp, as a WhatsApp Status. However, the catch it that users will still have to go to the messaging app a... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6313 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:30:02 +0200 https://appnations.com | Update Whatsapp now, Plus Tips and Tricks WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging application that allows smartphone-users to exchange text, image, video and audio messages for free. Our rating: 4/5 Available on: iOS 6+, Android 5.1+ First things first though. If you don't already have Whatsapp on your phone then follow these simple steps. Open your mobile phones app store, in the search bar type in the word 'Whatsapp', s... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=3459 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:06:33 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Neutrogena unveils a new app, skin360 Majority of the people out there are obsessed with our skins, buying and applying a bundle of products to maintain its glowing, firm and not too dry or too oily texture so to avoid wrinkles and pores. Imagine if you could know exactly the state of your skin and which product it needs. Worry no more because you do not have to go toSephora or to your dermatologist to find out that Johnson & John... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6298 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:00:08 +0200 https://appnations.com | WhatsApp decides to stop supporting Windows & BlackBerry smartphones! If you are one of those users that are still running an old operating system on your smartphone, it is time to consider an upgrade. WhatsApp has decided to no longer support BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0; which is entirely understandable given only a few people still using them. The messaging app has previously stopped supporting Android 2.3.3, Windows Phone 7, iOS 6, and Noki... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6266 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:00:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | This app reminds you that you are going to die 5 times a day! Surely we all know that we are dying by the minute, right? Sooner, rather than later, and in the grand scheme of things it could be tomorrow, or ten minutes from now. Everything you love, haveever loved and ever will love will die, too. Maybe after, but most likely before. Then you will suffer through that until it is your turn to RIP. How do you feel? Energised? Ready to carpe diem? Or desperatel... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6203 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:02:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Airbnb is working on in-app Virtual Reality When you are browsing Airbnb and you really like the place you would like to stay in, photos do not always seem to justify how amazing the space can actually be. In a bid to empower its guests, hosts and local communities, Airbnb wants to implement virtual reality to give tenants an immersive preview of potential accommodation and augmented reality to enhance the experience after you arrive. Airbn... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6204 Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:02:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | Google makes marketing fun with Star Wars and Stranger Things AR stickers This year has definitely seen a growth in the potential that virtual reality and augmented reality can become in the near future. Google has now decided to release their augmented reality stickers to all Pixels phones running Android 8.1 Oreo. Whether bringing a favourite story to life or making the festive season a little more manageable, users will be able to enjoy Star Wars and Netflix marketin... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6205 Sun, 31 Dec 2017 10:02:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | Plex launched the Plexamp music player app The popular media player platform Plex launched the Plexamp music player for macOS and Windows, which is one of the first projects to come out of Plex Labs, the company's experimental testing initiative. The Plexamp takes inspiration from Winamp to create a nostalgic-filled media player that offers extensive functionality with a barebones UI. Plex is a cloud media server, that you will be able to ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6245 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:02:03 +0200 https://appnations.com | 5 Facts on how to beat Instagram Algorithms Everyone hates the new Instagram algorithm. But the fact is that if you want to get ahead of a business on Instagram, you need to work with the Instagram algorithm, not against it.  Here are 5 things that will help you beat the Instagram algorithm:   #1: How does the new Instagram algorithm work? It is definitely a mystery everyone wants to know: how does the Instagram algorithm work? Wh... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6218 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 10:03:03 +0200 https://appnations.com | Facebook will start demoting 'engagement posts' in your News Feed Facebook wants publishers to stop begging for likes. The social network is taking action against so-called "engagement posts", where publishers ask users to vote, like or share posts in the hopes of bumping it to the top of people's News Feed. The posts won't be banned, but Facebook will start to demote those posts in the News Feed. Facebook pages that repeatedly use these tactics will potentially... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6238 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:02:03 +0200 https://appnations.com | Apple wants to buy the music app Shazam Apple Inc. is close to having ownership of Shazam Entertainment Ltd., the startup whose music recognition app is already built into Apple's Siri virtual assistant, according to a person familiar with the discussion. TechCrunch earlier reported the takeover, adding that is could value Shazam at about 300 million pounds ($404million). An Apple spokesman declined a comment and a Shazam representative... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6124 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:00:03 +0200 https://appnations.com | Crypto-apps with millions of downloads are exposing your data to hackers Some of the most popular cryptocurrency apps on Google Play have severe security issues that could leave digital money open to hackers, researchers suggest.  The total number of cryptocurrency apps now available, exceeds 2,000. Cybersecurity firm, High-Tech Bridge, analysed some of the most popular in an attempt to find privacy risks.  Taking the first 30 applications in Google Play's Fi... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6104 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:02:03 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: BMW's collaborates with Apple's ARKit Augmented Reality is taking the world by a storm, and earlier this year BMW unveiled its new 2018 i3 electric car with a small design refresh and new sports package. Earlier this year, Apple officially unveiled its new ARKit platform, that enables developers to take advantage of all the augmented reality capabilities of all of Apple's most recent devices. Augmented reality and smartphones have giv... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6093 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:40:02 +0200 https://appnations.com | Starbucks launched an AR app that lets you travel through the coffee shop! Coffee meets theatre as Starbuck adds a touch of Willy Wonka to their second roastery location in Shanghai, China. It is the drink giant's latest use of tech to draw you in, and the company will create their first ever-in-store Starbucks AR experience in what will be their largest store. To make this Willy Wonka-esque a reality, Starbucks teamed up with Chinese tech giant Alibaba to create a custo... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6050 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:02:03 +0200 https://appnations.com | Your emoji will be able to change direction! We have seen some crazy apps in 2017, and as the year is coming to an end, who knows what 2018 might bring. Well, what about changeable emoji directions? THIS. IS. HUGE.  Emojipedia reported that a just-published proposed update to Unicode's emoji documentation features a new recommendation about a "mechanism for providing emoji direction."  "Emoji with glyphs that face to the right or l... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6049 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:01:03 +0200 https://appnations.com | Google wants to tackle in-app advertising with new guidelines Google is trying to restore peace of ming for users by blocking disruptive and deceptive ads.  Google is allowing app developers to monetise their apps in various ways such as in-app purchases, one-time payment, subscriptions or through mobile advertisements. Most free app developers rely on mobile advertisements as it allows them to keep the apps free for users.  Mobile advertisements c... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=6009 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:00:03 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: How future-tech will change the way we see the world Technology is getting better by the day, computers can recognise faces and shapes and making connections between images, heralding a new age of visual search that could transform the way we interact with the world around us. Surely, all of us have used some sort of app to navigate around an unknown neighbourhood, and yet somehow you end up going in the wrong direction. And before you realize you a... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5997 Sun, 03 Dec 2017 12:00:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Innovative tech from Google will tell you if an extra set of eyes peeking at your mobile Researchers at Google are developing technology that will notify you if someone is looking over your shoulder to snoop on your phone. The feature is called "Electronic Screen Protector" and uses artificial intelligence to tell if someone is trying to take a peek at your screen. The technology was developed by researchers, Hee Jung Ryu and Florian Schroff, who demonstrated the new technology in a v... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5989 Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:00:03 +0200 https://appnations.com | WhatsApp update allows YouTube integration WhatsApp now allows you to finally watch videos with your friends  The messaging platform has rolled out a new update to its iOS app that will allow users to play YouTube videos within the app itself. Now, when your bestie sends you a YouTube link and you click on it, the video will play directly in WhatsApp, unlike before where it would open the video either in the YouTube app or your browse... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5970 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:03:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | Facebook is copying even more features from Snapchat Back in the day when Snapchat took to the app stores, people started saying that Facebook was in trouble and that the company's best days were behind it. Interestingly enough, the success of Snapchat – if anything – served as a strong motivator for Facebook. Even though Facebook hasn't been exactly shy about liberally borrowing from Snapchat's more distinguishing features and inco... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5905 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:02:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | Did you know: You can read a deleted message someone sent you WhatsApp rolled out the "delete for everyone" feature recently, but do delete messages really disappear from the phone? A new report claims that WhatsApp messages that are deleted are actually still on the device and can be easily accessed.  Spanish Android blog – Android Jefe – has claimed that deleted messages are present in the notification log of the device. It adds that ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5884 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:02:04 +0200 https://appnations.com | PayPal can help you save and invest money with the Acorns Investment app You can even monitor your account within the PayPal app itself. ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5850 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:05:01 +0200 https://appnations.com | Google Maps gets a completely new interface design! Google Maps announced that their latest update to Google Maps will make it easier to get from point A to point B. The driving, navigation, transit and explore maps have all be updated to better highlight the information most relevant to each individual experience. In the update, Google draws considerable attention to the newly designed colour scheme and adds new icons to help users quickly identif... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5805 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:15 +0200 https://appnations.com | This genius iOS notifications design is something Apple needs, NOW! iPhone notifications can be messy, annoying and just all over the place, even though Apple has taken big steps to improve the notification experience on its iOS devices.  There has been a plethora of iOS concepts before, each one proposing various user interface changes and improvements, including new ideas for notification management. But the following concept is one of the best ones we... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5773 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:30:09 +0200 https://appnations.com | Latest Facebook Messenger update to help businesses reach their customers The latest Messenger version 2.2 is set to help developers and businesses reach their customers in new and engaging ways, improve the quality of their messaging experiences and make it easier to build and iterate on the platform.  Messenger revealed that the move was taken after extensive feedback received from the aforementioned target audience regarding the usage of the platform for officia... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5729 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:00:29 +0200 https://appnations.com | Apple's iOS 11.1 update brings amazing emoji joy The latest iOS update, iOS 11.1, is the first major update to iOS 11. The update is out now and downloadable for everyone with an iPhone. Front and centre in its latest release you will see a plethora of new emoji. Included in those are a few new emoji such as a vampire, mermaid and fairy or a pixie.  An emoji help express feelings that words cannot particularly do, you never knew you needed ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5613 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:00:27 +0200 https://appnations.com | Instagram is testing a new feature: Stop-Motion GIFs Instagram is testing another new feature, the Stop-Motion camera tool. Basically, its purpose is to let you take a long series of photos which Instagram then stitches together to create a GIF that you can post in your story. The Stop-Motion tool allows you to take a series of photos, but not edit individual images. Once you are done snapping the photos, you simply tap... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5595 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:00:25 +0200 https://appnations.com | This AR app shows how plants can improve air quality at home With Augmented Reality on the rise, we have seen some interesting ways that AR can inform purchasing decisions by superimposing products into our living rooms. A new app called Plant Life Balance takes a similar approach, drawing on scientific research to help users kit out their homes with just the right amount of air- and soul-cleansing plants.  Plants give air quality a boost, further to j... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5585 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:15:06 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Google's Science Journal app is a digital notebook The Science Journal was launched by Google last year for Android phones. The app is an easy way to measure light, sound, motion and more, while it already sounded like a great tool, it is now more useful than before. Google has turned it into a full-fledged digital notebook that students can use to take notes for their scientific experiments.  Each entry now begins with a blank page where stu... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5560 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 13:00:16 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Apple's latest software comes with minor bugs Apple's latest software is now installed on nearly 60% of compatible devices, and it does have one major issue concerning battery life. iOS 11 drains battery life on iPhones a lot faster than you would expect, while their unofficial fixes in place, everyone is still waiting for the real thing.  The video below shows the battery improvements were actually included in iOS 11.1 beta 4 which... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5541 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:00:16 +0200 https://appnations.com | You can now make payments via PayPal on Messenger Last week, on 20 October 2017, PayPal announced the immediate availability of its peer-to-peer payment service on Facebook Messenger, making it easy to exchange money between friends and family.  PayPal also introduced its first-ever customer service bot, which gives Messenger customers the ability to pay accounts straight through the app.  Facebook allowed 2.5 million PayPal customers i... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5512 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:00:19 +0200 https://appnations.com | WhatsApp group administrators to soon become more POWERFUL The administrators on WhatsApp groups will soon be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its profile picture and its description. According to WABetainfo.com, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the Facebook-owned messaging platform has submitted this new update through Google Play Beta Programme in the version 2.17.387. WhatsApp has also announce... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5490 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:30:13 +0200 https://appnations.com | WhatsApp releases a new feature: Live Location Sharing WhatsApp recently announced a new live location sharing feature, with this feature users will not only be able to share their current location with other users but also let their friends track them in real-time. The Facebook-owned messaging platform said that it will roll out this live location sharing feature in the upcoming days for both Android and iOS users.  With this latest feature, Wha... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5482 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:00:20 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Vine's founders are back with a brand new App! “It’s a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new.” That’s how former Vine co-founder, Rus Yusupov, describes his new trivia game show app HQ, that feels a little like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire meets Facebook Live. HG's iOS app is simple to download and once you get started and play along with the presenter, Scott Rogowsky asks around... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5441 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:00:17 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: A new HBO mini-series will be an interactive app Have you ever wanted to change the outcome of any series that you have watched? Well, you are in luck, there is a new TV show from HBO and Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, that promises viewers will be able to get inside a character's head to know what they are thinking.  Viewers will be able to follow different characters' points of view through an iOS app; called Mosiac, the six-part... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5422 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:00:29 +0200 https://appnations.com | The Wildfire app could save lives With the deadly wildfires that took place in California over the past month and the fact that many are still missing in Northern California, the American Red Cross team decided to team up with others to produce an information service that could have saved lives.  A big part of this is the Wildfire app and on KVNU's For the People program on Monday, communications director for the Red Cross in... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5427 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:30:09 +0200 https://appnations.com | American consumers spend 10 hours per year in shopping apps Mobile shopping is on the rise and U.S. consumers are spending nearly 50 minutes in shopping apps per month, or 10 hours per year, according to a new report from App Annie. Shopping apps like Amazon, Esty, Wish and many others, are growing more quickly in terms of total sessions and monthly usage, compared to shopping apps from traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, the report also found.  I... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5401 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:00:09 +0200 https://appnations.com | Gaming apps are dominating ARKit downloads After Pokemon Go popularized the technology among millions of smartphone users last year, it comes as no surprise that game apps are the leaders in embracing the AR world.  Apps requiring Apple's ARKit – the mobile application framework for augmented reality features on iPhones – have been installed more than 3 million times worldwide, according to researcher Sensor Tower. But mar... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5403 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:15:14 +0200 https://appnations.com | Latest Apple software update leaves your iPhone vulnerable to attack... If you wanted to switch off Bluetooth and W-Fi with iOS 10, it was fairly simple, just swipe up to open the Control Center, tap the icons, and it's switched off. It saved you time to not toggle around to your settings and switch it off by going through all those steps. In iOS 11 – Apple's most recent software update to your iPhone – you can technically do the same, swipe up on the... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5382 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 13:00:07 +0200 https://appnations.com | Delta's Mobile App Will Automatically Check In Passengers The outdated flight check-in process has plagued flyers for years now – so Delta has gotten rid of it! Now, Delta passengers' boarding passes will automatically be sent out 24 hours prior to the flight – as long as they use Delta's mobile app! This change, first noted on the iOS version of the Fly Delta app, is sure to please those who hate having to go through the tiresome process of ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5379 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00:22 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Google Tez App hits 5 million downloads Google's digital payment app – Tez – which was launched in India on September 18 has been downloaded five million times from the Google Play Store.  WIthin 24 hours of Tez being launched, Google saw nearly 1.8 crores gross mechanised volume (GMV) done with over four lakh active users.  Built on the Indian government developed Unified Payment Interface (UPI) Tez allows users &... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5377 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:00:16 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Taylor Swift Announces Upcoming App – The Swift Life! Dear Taylor Swift fans: you might want to save up some blank space on your phone! Taylor Swift has another surprise for her fans with a soon-to-be-unveiled app! In her newly released video on her YouTube page, the star introduced "The Swift Life" – an upcoming app from the House of Swift designed to be a "creative, inclusive and community-driven place for users to better connect with each ot... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5355 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:20 +0200 https://appnations.com | WhatsApp flaws let hackers know when you're offline Your WhatsApp online status can help hackers figure out who you're talking to, when you're offline and when you go to sleep, thanks to a flaw in the micro-blogging platform. After discovering the flaw in WhatsApp, Rob Heaton – who has made similar security-related findings in the past – exploited the flaw by creating a Chrome extension with a minimal four line code, Digital Trends repo... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5338 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:00:30 +0200 https://appnations.com | Twitterrific For Mac Returns After A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Following a successful crowdfunding campaign to resurrect the Twitter app earlier this year, Twitterrific 5 has launched on the Mac App Store. The original Twitterrific for Mac was first launched about 10 years ago, but developer Iconfactory stopped work on the Mac version after changes to Twitter's rules for third-party apps. Instead, it focused for on the popular iOS version. Twitterrific 5... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5340 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:45:08 +0200 https://appnations.com | Truecaller iOS update to filter out junk text Spam messages can be a waste of time when reading through or having to delete them from your device.  The leading communication app, Truecaller, recently announced that the addition of a new spam-filtering feature for iOS app will filter out SMS and MMS spam from iMessage and send them to a junk tab.  The feature works similar to junk email, which is filtered into a designated spam folde... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5318 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:00:28 +0200 https://appnations.com | New Version of WhatsApp Will Work For Landline Numbers Whatsapp is building a spanking new service completely separate to the regular version of the app. Whatsapp's new version will include landline numbers in order to make the business-focused messenger easier for customers and companies to communicate. This dramatically different version is currently in the works, developed specifically for businesses, and a number of its key features have just been... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5315 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:08 +0200 https://appnations.com | WhatsApp is testing a new 'Delete for everyone' feature Have you ever regretted a WhatsApp message that you sent and seconds later you wish that you could undo that text? Well, now you won't have to worry about drafting an apology to the person you sent the text to.  WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service used by more than 1 billion people worldwide, is testing a revoke button, according to the fan site, WABetaInfo.  According to the ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5302 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:00:24 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: Uber App Can Spy on Your iPhone! Apple has granted un undocumented private app permission that allows Uber to record anything on an iPhone screen without your knowledge.  Security researcher Will Strafach discovered this feature which has apparently existed on apps of jailbroken devices without permission from Apple.  However, what makes this case unique is that Uber is the only third-party app to be given private acces... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5290 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:00:06 +0200 https://appnations.com | Facebook Messengers Gets an Apple Music Bot For Full Song Streaming This week, Facebook announced a new Apple Music integration for Messenger that allows you to stream full songs and emoji-inspired suggestions – a first for the social network's messaging platform.  Before this partnership, you were able to build collaborative Spotify playlists inside Messengers group chats and Facebook's digital AI assistant M would recommend songs via Spotify based on ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5281 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:00:10 +0200 https://appnations.com | Video: The New and Improved TechCrunch Mobile App! The TechCrunch mobile app desperately needed a design refresh – so they rebuilt it from the ground up!  As of today, you can download the new and improved app in the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store. And if you already have the older version, all you need to do is update! The new TechCrunch app provides a modernized interface that is quick and fun to interact with. It also has con... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5282 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 10:00:18 +0200 https://appnations.com | Instagram Adds Polling Stickers To The Story Feature! To make its Stories feature a bit more interactive with users, Instagram has introduced a new polling feature that users can add with a "poll" sticker. The poll sticker is similar to any other Instagram sticker – just drag and drop it onto your image in your story, and automatically you'll be presented with the option to customize the question and choices.  People who view your story wi... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5258 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 14:00:19 +0200 https://appnations.com | Dropbox Redesigns Itself Into A Hipster File Sharing Service! This week Dropbox announced a redesign to its platform! The new design introduces a lot more colour in contrast to its previous white-and-blue look. It also includes a flatter box logo that makes it look less like an actual box and more like planes of surface... an even more abstract box, essentially.  This is the company's first major revamp in the last 10 years, and it presents a sharp cont... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5257 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:00:17 +0200 https://appnations.com | Snapchat is Putting Jeff Koons' Art Installations In Augmented Reality! How would you like to be a part of the "Artwork All Around You" project? Well, all you'll have to do is open Snapchat and become a part of the gallery! Snapchat is planning to launch a new art initiative aimed at using augmented reality to feature art installations worldwide. A website, art.snapchat.com, randomly began a countdown earlier this week and a snippet of javascript underlying the p... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5247 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:00:19 +0200 https://appnations.com | Bumble Launches Bizz ' A New Mode For Professional Networking! Bumble has launched Bizz, first announced last July – a new mode in its already-existing app for professional mentoring and networking.  Bizz allows users to swipe to find connections to network with Bumble's 20 million users and follows the "women make the first move" concept that the app is based on. By letting women choose who they wish to chat with, Bumble hopes that Bizz will "help... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5229 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:00:23 +0200 https://appnations.com | Angry Birds Creator Rovio Valued at $1 Billion in IPO If you haven't heard of the Angry Birds game, you've been living under a rock. Luckily for you, you probably also haven't been receiving Facebook requests to play the game every day – because the app has continued to be popular since its launch in 2009.  Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the Finnish mobile games studio and creator of Angry Birds, priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the t... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5212 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:00:11 +0200 https://appnations.com | Female-Focused Friendship App, Hey! VINA, Launches on Android Hey! VINA, the friend-finding app for females, has just announced the launch of an Android app! The VINA app is pretty much identical to Tinder – except the end goal is to find a female friend, not a hot date. VINA uses a matching algorithm that factors in mutual friends, interests, locations as well as information gained from BuzzFeed-style quizzes within the app. Unlike Tinder, the app onl... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5228 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:00:24 +0200 https://appnations.com | Google Launches "Family Link" Parental Control App With children being exposed to technology, online interaction and apps at such a young age, parents are bound to be concerned about what their children are looking at and interacting with. As a solution to this concern, Google has created "Family Link" – a parental control app. The app for Android devices has completed its beta testing period and is now available to the public for free downl... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5211 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:29 +0200 https://appnations.com | Say Goodbye To The Twitter App For Apple Watches Twitter's Apple Watch app is quietly disappearing from Apple's app store – even though you probably don't need it. If you've just updated your iPhone version of the Twitter app, you will discover that Twitter's companion app for the Apple Watch has vanished from the App Store. Apple Watch users turned to the app to look at recent tweets, check out top trends and send tweets using the Watch's... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5205 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:00:17 +0200 https://appnations.com | New HSBC Beta App Will If you're the kind of person who has a little problem with budgeting and a little tendency to over-spend then this is the app for you. HSBC UK has started testing a new app for smartphones that will help people keep track of their spending and will "nudge" them if they exceed their spending limits. In addition, customers will be able to add accounts from 21 rivals including Lloyds and NatWest, to ... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5203 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:00:10 +0200 https://appnations.com | Uber is Close to Gathering 1 Million Signatures in 'Save Your Uber in London' Petition! After losing its license to operate in London on Friday Uber has already received over 700,000 signatures on a Change.org petition it launched to reverse the ban and save the service. The petition asks TfL to reverse the ban and is being promoted whenever the app is used in The City. London's transport authority, Transport for London (TfL) has stated that it would not renew Uber's license to opera... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5154 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 14:00:22 +0200 https://appnations.com | Instagram Is Letting You Limit Who Comments on Your Pics! Instagram launched a big bunch of useful new tools this week to combat harassment and help its community members. The first of these tools is one that has been requested by users for quite some time now: the ability to limit who can comment on your photos. Now, Instagram gives everyone with a public account the ability to limit comments only to people they follow, people who follow them or both. P... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5153 Sat, 30 Sep 2017 14:00:28 +0200 https://appnations.com | Amazon Adds Alexa Voice Control to The Amazon Music App Amazon announced yesterday that they are bringing Alexa to the Amazon Music app on both iOS and Android! This will allow listeners to use voice controls with their music. According to the company, the feature is now available Germany, the UK, Australia and the US, and will allow users to perform actions like requesting an artist, songs or any music for various moods and activities.  For examp... https://appnations.com/article.php?id=5151 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:30:12 +0200