Anti-spam service Truecaller adds free voice calling feature – TechCrunch

Truecaller, an app best known for helping users screen calls from strangers and spammers, is adding yet another feature to its service as it bolsters its super app...

Is your product’s AI annoying people? – TechCrunch

James Glasnapp Contributor Artificial intelligence (AI) is allowing us all to consider surprising new ways to simplify the lives of our customers. As a product developer, your central focus is always...

Huawei says US ban will cost it $30B in lost revenue – TechCrunch

Following a string of trade restrictions from the U.S., China’s telecoms equipment and smartphone maker Huawei expects its revenues to drop $30 billion below forecast over the next two...

#CodeCon, the ‘techlash’ and ill-prepared CEOs – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week’s noteworthy venture capital deals, funds and trends. Before I dive into this...

Apollo raises $22M for its GraphQL platform – TechCrunch

Apollo, a San Francisco-based startup that provides a number of developer and operator tools and services around the GraphQL query language, today announced that it has raised a $22...

Google opens its Android security key tech to iPhone and iPad users – TechCrunch

Google will now allow iPhone and iPad owners to use their Android security key to verify sign-ins, the company said Wednesday. Last month, the search and mobile giant said it...

Most US mobile banking apps have security and privacy flaws, researchers say – TechCrunch

You might figure the biggest U.S. banks would have some of the most secure mobile apps. Spoiler alert: not so much. New findings from security firm Zimperium, shared exclusively...

Mobile games now account for 33% of installs, 10% of time, and 74% of...

Mobile gaming continues to hold its own, accounting for 10% of the time users spend in apps — a percentage that has remained steady over the years, even though...

Shazam for Android now recognizes music played through headphones – TechCrunch

Shazam, the Apple -owned app that helps users identify songs playing around them, can now recognize songs you’re listening to through your headphones when using an Android phone...

Google Assistant comes to Waze navigation app – TechCrunch

Ever since Google acquired Waze back in 2013, features from each have been slowly making their way back and forth between it and Google Maps – and...

Aptoide, a Play Store rival, cries antitrust foul over Google hiding its app –...

As US regulators gear up to launch another antitrust probe of Google’s business, an alternative Android app store is dialling up its long time complaint of anti-competitive behavior against...

Apple restricts ads and third-party trackers in iPhone apps for kids – TechCrunch

Apple has told developers to stop including third-party trackers in apps designed for kids — or they face having their apps pulled from the app store. The tech giant...

US/China trade uncertainty adds to global smartphone growth woes – TechCrunch

Analyst Canalys has updated its forecast of global smartphone shipments — saying it expects just 1.35 billion units to ship in 2019, a year-on-year decline of 3.1%. This follows...

Science publisher IEEE bans Huawei but says trade rules will have ‘minimal impact’ on...

The IEEE’s ban on Huawei following new trade restrictions in the United States has sent shock waves through the global academic circles. The organization responded saying the impact of...

Following FTC complaint, Google rolls out new policies around kids’ apps on Google Play...

Google announced this morning a new set of developer policies aimed at providing additional protections for children and families seeking out kid-friendly apps on Google Play. The new policies...

How to Enable Dark Mode on Google Keep and Calendar

Google this week announced it is rolling out a new dark mode for its Calendar and Keep apps on Android. Here is a look at how to enable it...

Where’s My Package? Awesome Ways to Track Your Package on Smart Devices

If you get package deliveries from numerous companies, tracking them all can be overwhelming. Instead of using basic tracking from the parcel services, check out these all-in-one mobile apps. ShareTweetShareShareEmail There...

Adobe brings its Premiere Rush video editing app to Android – TechCrunch

Adobe launched Premiere Rush, its newest all-in-one video editing tool that is essentially a pared-down version of its flagship Premiere Pro and Audition tools for professional video editors, in...

Google says its app store will continue to work for existing Huawei smartphone owners...

Google said today that existing users of Huawei Android devices can continue to use Google Play app store, offering some relief to tens of millions of users...

Amazon now sells flight tickets in India – TechCrunch

Indians can already use Amazon to pay for their mobile bills and borrow money to purchase items, but now there’s more. This week, the ecommerce giant quietly introduced...

Apple & Google celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with featured apps, new shortcuts –...

With last fall’s release of iOS 12, Apple introduced Siri Shortcuts — a new app that allows iPhone users to create their own voice commands to take actions on...

The Meizu 16s offers flagship features at a mid-range price – TechCrunch

Smartphones have gotten more expensive over the last few years even though there have only been a handful of recent innovations that really changed the way you interact with...

OpenFin raises $17 million for its OS for finance – TechCrunch

OpenFin, the company looking to provide the operating system for the financial services industry, has raised $17 million in funding through a Series C round led by Wells Fargo,...

India is investigating Google over alleged Android abuse – TechCrunch

More than 95 percent of the smartphones that ship in India run Android, according to industry estimates. Now the Indian antitrust watchdog is convinced that the nation should investigate...

Google and Qualcomm launch a dev kit for building Assistant-enabled headphones – TechCrunch

Qualcomm today announced that it has partnered with Google to create a reference design and development kit for building Assistant-enabled Bluetooth headphones. Traditionally, building these headphones wasn’t exactly...

Google Play is changing how app ratings work – TechCrunch

Two years ago, Apple changed the way its app store ratings worked by allowing developers to decide whether or not their ratings would be reset with their latest app...

Samsung spilled SmartThings app source code and secret keys – TechCrunch

A development lab used by Samsung engineers was leaking highly sensitive source code, credentials and secret keys for several internal projects — including its SmartThings platform, a security...

Google launches new Assistant developer tools – TechCrunch

At its I/O conference, Google today announced a slew of new tools for developers who want to build experiences for the company’s Assistant platform. These range from the...

Google launches Jetpack Compose, an open-source, Kotlin-based UI development toolkit – TechCrunch

Google today announced the first preview of Jetpack Compose, a new open-source UI toolkit for Kotlin developers who want to use a reactive programming model similar to what...

Android developers can now force app updates – TechCrunch

Half a year ago, at the Android Dev Summit, Google announced a new way for developers to force their users to update their apps when they launch...

Google’s latest Android Studio release focuses on speed and stability – TechCrunch

At last year’s I/O developer conference, Google announced Project Marble, an effort to bring more speed and stability to the company’s Android Studio IDE. That was in marked...

Android Q devices will get over-the-air security updates — but there’s a catch –...

Devices shipping with Android Q will receive over-the-air security patches without having to go through device manufacturers. A lack of steady security updates has been a major pain point...

Android Q scores a system-wide ‘Dark Theme’ – TechCrunch

Google is bringing a system-wide dark mode to Android Q. It’s called Dark Theme and it’s exactly what you would expect, changing white page elements to solid black...

Android now powers 2.5B devices – TechCrunch

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced that Android now runs over 2.5 billion devices. That’s up from 2 billion the company announced two years ago. This means...

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