Apps

Popular Kids’ Apps are Filled With ‘Manipulative’ and ‘Distracting’ Ads: REPORT

A new study shows that advertising in apps for young children may be far more prevalent than parents and caregivers may realize. According to a new study from the pediatrics department of the University of Michigan Medical School (via Buzzfeed News), apps intended for children are "crammed" with ads, many of them disturbing, inappropriate and effectively impossible to dismiss....

Craig Federighi Explains How Macs will Run iOS Apps

In an exclusive interview with WIRED magazine, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi has shared some of the technical details how iOS apps will run on Macs. He also revealed that the frameworks for porting iOS apps to the Mac have been in development for almost two years. "The point of this is not to...

Apple Encourages Developers to Update Apps to Support iPhone X

Shortly after Apple kicked off preorders for the iPhone X on Friday, the company called on developer to submit updated apps that support the new device's advanced capabilities and unique design. Posted to Apple's developer website, the call to action urges developers to code and test their updated app for full iPhone X compatibility ahead of...

Popular iOS Apps Confirmed Vulnerable to Intercept of Sensitive Data

While developing a service for evaluating the security of mobile applications, researchers at Sudo Security led by Will Strafach have discovered something unexpected: 76 popular applications in the App Store -- including Vice News -- downloaded an estimated 18 million times are still using communication through their backend services that is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. This...

Facebook Services Make Up 60 Percent of All App Downloads

According to a new report from CBC News, approximately 60 percent of all app downloads last month were Facebook-owned applications. The numbers come from a report released on Wednesday by Japanese investment bank Nomura. The average consumer now spends more time on their smartphone than they do on their laptop or computer, with 85 percent...