Category archives for: Cell Applications

Google Adding More Rules To Requiring Apps To Ask Permission To Access Your Location

Google is updating its Play Store policies to restrict the use of location data by Android apps when they’re not actively running in hopes of giving users more control over their privacy. Right now, any Android app can request permission for such access from the user. Starting in August, apps will only be able to […]

TikTok Adding Parental Controls

TikTok is rolling out a new feature called Family Safety Mode, which lets parents set limits on their children’s TikTok accounts. Parents will need to install TikTok and link their account to their child’s. The app will then let parents set screen time limits, restrict the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for […]

Facebook Lite Now Has Dark Mode

The Facebook Lite app was designed for people with slower connections, or those just looking to reduce data usage – and now there’s a new reason to consider using it.  Facebook Lite now has dark mode! Facebook Lite is the latest in a line of app from Facebook to receive a dark makeover, following on […]

Gboard Now Sports An Emoji Kitchen

Google has updated its Gboard keyboard option for Android phones to include a new Emoji Kitchen feature, which lets you create sticker graphics based on custom combinations and variations of standard emoji. For example, when you tap the face-with-cowboy-hat emoji, it presents options for monkey cowboy, ghost cowboy, laughing cowboy, kissy cowboy, in love cowboy, pleading […]

Google May Be Porting Play Music’s Most Loved Feature To YouTube Music

Google is rumored to be testing on of Play Music‘s most loved features in their  YouTube Music app. The features is ability to upload your music library. It’s one of the features that prevent many Play Music users from moving to YouTube Music despite the fact that Google plans to deprecate Google Play Music at some […]

Google Maps Turns 15 And Now Sports A Tabbed Interface

Google has updated its Maps app for iOS and Android with a new tab bar. The standard default view is now the “Explore” tab. A new “Commute” tab lets you specify your daily commute route and receive real-time traffic updates, travel times, and suggestions for alternative routes. It works for both driving and public transit. A “Saved” […]

Android’s February Security Patch Fixes Critical Bluetooth Vulnerability

A security flaw has been found in Android that allows attackers to access a phone via Bluetooth with no user interaction required. Android’s most recent monthly security update, released on February 3rd, fixes the flaw. The vulnerability is rated “critical” — the highest rating — for Android versions 8 and 9. In Android 10, the […]

Apple Launches Mobile Version Of iCloud Apps – Still lacking Many Features

Apple’s iCloud.com web site is now available in a mobile-friendly version with access to four iCloud services: Notes, Photos, Reminders, and Find iPhone. It appears it is designed to work in both Apple an Android mobile web browsers, key features — such as editing notes and uploading photos — are not currently working in Google’s Chrome browser on […]

Facebook’s Messenger Kids App Expands Parental Controls

Facebook today launched a major update to Messenger Kids, its messaging app designed for kids 13 and under. W The original app simply gave parents control over who their kids could chat with, the new Parent Dashboard lets parents monitor everything except the text of messages themselves. Parents can now view a log of all […]

Apple Offering A Standard To Automate SMS One-Time Passcodes

Apple’s WebKit web browser engine team has proposed a new standard for SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) that would allow the process to be automated, requiring no extra user interaction when logging into a web site on a mobile device. Currently, SMS-based 2FA requires that users receive and view a text message containing a one-time passcode […]

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