Facebook defends tracking your every move—even if the app isn't on

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Anticipating questions from users about why they’re being tracked by Facebook as Google (Android) and Apple (iOS) release new operating systems, the social network took to a blog post Monday to explain its thinking. The Facebook app follows your every move, even if the app isn’t on, and the social […]

Twitch finally releases Apple TV app as public beta

[ad_1] It’s been easy to find official Twitch apps for consoles, mobile devices and a handful of media hubs, but Apple TV owners haven’t had any such luck — you’ve had to turn to third-party apps that don’t quite match the experience you find elsewhere. There’s a native app at last, though. Twitch has released […]

5 Android app you shouldn't miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

[ad_1] Welcome to the 282nd edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week: Facebook Dating is rolling out in the U.S. this week. The company announced a launch date before the end of 2019 and they delivered. People can opt-in to the feature on the official Facebook app if […]

DoJ pushes Google and Apple to ID 10,000 users of a gun scope app

[ad_1] The app in question is Obsidian 4, which controls rifle scopes by American Technologies Network (ATN) Corp. It has more than 10,000 downloads on Google Play, and it’s unknown how many times it’s been downloaded through the App Store. As Forbes explains, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department is investigating illegal ATN scope […]

Here's a first look at Google's Pixel Themes app

[ad_1] Update, September 6, 2019 (5:39PM EST): We now know what the Pixel Themes app might look like. Check out the article below to learn more! Previously spotted as literally a shell of what it could be, the Pixel Themes app was once again spotted by the folks at XDA-Developers. This time around, they grabbed screenshots […]

Zao's deepfake face-swapping app shows uploading your photos is riskier than ever

[ad_1] Credit: Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock The latest photo app craze can make you look like a movie star. Zao uses artificial intelligence to replace the faces of characters in film or TV clips with images of anyone whose photo you upload to the app. The effect is startlingly realistic and shows just how far this sort of […]

Spermcount? There's an app for that

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Research published in the International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing discusses the potential for a smartphone application that can be used in conjunction with a microscope attachment that might allow a physician to assess a man’s fertility much more quickly than is usually possible. The system might even be […]

App uses Samsung Galaxy camera cutouts as battery level

[ad_1] Update, September 3, 2019 (04:00 PM ET): The app described below now works on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 family of smartphones. You’ll need to install a different version of the app-specific for Note 10 phones, though. The app is free. To get the Note 10 variant of Energy Ring, click the button below. If […]

Wizards Unite' will track activity without running the app

[ad_1] It’s not certain if this will be available for both Android (via Google Fit) and iOS (via Health) users, although that’s currently the case for the Pokémon Go crowd. If and when this arrives, it might encourage more people to play Wizards Unite. Fitness data syncing not only helps players advance sooner, it could […]

Facebook says it spoke to FTC about kids chat app that had flaw

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Facebook Inc. said it had spoken to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which recently settled with the social media giant for $5 billion over allegations of privacy violations, about its Messenger Kids app that the company acknowledged had a flaw. “We are in regular contact with the FTC on many […]