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Review: the Google News app is a news junkie’s dream come true

“That changed earlier this month when the company announced it was launching a brand new Google News app for iOS and Android” writes Karissa Bell for mashable.com. But what stuck out the most when I started using the Google News app is just how much is in there.The app, which connects to your Google account, is divided into four main sections: For You, Headlines, Favorites, and Newstand. But, if you are looking to stay more informed about the world, the Google News app is certainly a great a place to…

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A beginner’s guide to making iPhone apps

“Anyone can make an iPhone app, and everyone should make an iPhone app” writes Mashable Deals for mashable.com. Though it may seem daunting, apps are not difficult to make when you have the right instruction, like the sort you’ll get from the aptly titled online course How To Make a Freaking iPhone App. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Apple to Begin Reporting Government App Store Removal Requests

“For instance, Apple could just report the number of app removal request by country, or the company could give us data by app category, or even the names of individual apps” writes Bryan Chaffin for macobserver.com. I doubt the latter, but the data will be good information for privacy and liberty watchdogs as authoritarians are on the rise throughout the world. Source: macobserver.com Share This:

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Apple sees steep increase in U.S. national security requests

“Apple said it received as many as 16,249 national security requests affecting up to 8,249 accounts during the second half of 2017” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. National security requests to Alphabet Inc’s Google rose 36 percent, to almost 51,000.(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Friday issued its twice yearly transparency report on government data requests, showing another sharp increase in U.S. national security-related requests.Other tech firms also experienced a jump in national security request between the second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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AstroReality’s Earth Augmented Reality Project Blows Past Fundraising Goal

“The AstroReality app, called Earth, has raised more than $68,800 on Kickstarter” writes Space Com Contributor for space.com. An app featuring an augmented reality view of our planet soared past its crowdfunding goal in just a few hours.The Earth app lets users overlay a virtual view on a physical globe to learn about the planet.The first one was a detailed augmented reality replica of the moon, called Lunar. Source: space.com Share This:

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Sorry iPhone users, Apple won’t let you have the Steam Link app

“Apple has rejected Steam Link, an app that lets you play Steam games on your iPhone or iPad, even though the company initially approved the app for its App Store” writes Karissa Bell for mashable.com. Welp, it looks like the App Store won’t be getting Steam’s newest app after all.But even though Steam Link functions similarly to a remote desktop app, there are other differences that could raise Apple’s scrutiny.According to a statement from Valve, Apple “revoked its approval” of Steam Link on May 10, one day after it was…

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Why Did Apple Ban Valve’s Steam Link From Its App Store?

“In an interview with technology site Arstechnica, gaming company Valve said that Apple has removed and banned its Steam Link app from its App Store” writes Don Reisinger for fortune.com. Valve unveiled its Steam Link app earlier this month.In its interview with Arstechnica, Valve said that it petitioned Apple’s ruling and pointed to those streaming apps, which are all available in the company’s App Store, as apparent proof that the Steam Link app isn’t in violation of the iPhone maker’s guidelines. Source: fortune.com Share This:

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Tencent’s WeChat drops ‘sugar daddy’ dating website

“BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top social media app WeChat has removed “sugar daddy” dating website SeekingArrangement from its platform, after a recent surge in the popularity of the U.S.-founded service attracted scrutiny from state media” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. However, SeekingArrangement’s app was still available in Chinese app stores on Friday.Popular foreign dating apps, including Tinder, are banned in China, alongside social networking websites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Apple blocks Steam’s plan to extend its video games to iPhones

“Steam did not give a precise reason for the App Store denials, saying only that Apple cited “business conflicts with app guidelines.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Apple takes a 30 percent cut of such purchases made within apps distributed through its App Store.But Apple has rejected the app, blocking its release, according to a statement from Steam’s parent company, the Bellevue, Washington-based Valve Corp. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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