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Apps & Software

The best apps, software, and downloads including iOS, Android, Google Maps, Waze, CarPlay, and more.

Google Play Subscriptions

Google made a huge change to its Play store subscription fees

October 22nd, 2021

While most app-related antitrust talks focus on Apple, Google is in the same boat. The two tech giants operate similar digital stores, with similar rules governing them. Also, the taxation system is similar between the App Store and Google Play. That’s why developers like Epic Games are fighting both Apple and Google, looking for meaningful …

Windows 11 Android

Windows 11 finally runs Android apps, but there are limits

October 21st, 2021

One of the most surprising Windows 11 features is its support for Android. But when you realize that Microsoft makes its own Android phone and that Windows 10 already established a link between the PC and your phone, it all makes sense. Why shouldn’t you be able to run the Android apps you love on …

Facebook Name

Facebook might change its company name, but what about its platform?

October 20th, 2021

The world didn’t need a Facebook whistleblower to realize how toxic Facebook is. But that’s what Frances Haugen did in the past few weeks. The former Facebook employee leaked internal documents that show Facebook was aware of how unsafe its social products can be, including Facebook and Instagram. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg only reacted publicly …

Google Maps Routes

Google Maps eco-friendly routes are rolling out on Android and iPhone

October 19th, 2021

An awesome Google Maps navigation feature that we’ve been waiting for is finally rolling out on iPhone and Android. That’s the new eco-friendly routes that Google first unveiled in March when it also announced several other environment-related Maps initiatives. Google then re-announced the eco-friendly routes a few weeks ago, and it looks like it’s finally …

WhatsApp Encrypted Backups

WhatsApp encrypted backups rolling out to iPhone and Android

October 15th, 2021

Facebook announced a month ago that WhatsApp’s rumored end-to-end encrypted backup feature would roll out to all iPhone and Android. The company explained how users will be able to encrypt their chat backups in iCloud and Google Drive, which will ensure that nobody will access the contents. Previously, WhatsApp backups stored in the cloud were …

Facebook Algorithm

Facebook is developing new algorithms that can track everything you do

October 14th, 2021

Imagine a world where one of your devices can track everything you do in your day-to-day life. It can see, hear and remember everything for you and recall that information when needed. That sort of innovation is brilliant and could do wonders for gadgets like augmented reality (AR) glasses that could do all of the …

Android Tracking

How Android is tracking you even when you think you’ve opted out

October 14th, 2021

Apple’s new privacy features built into iOS 14 made the news quite a few times in the first half of the year, mostly because of the massive resistance from Facebook. Apple’s new privacy features force developers to disclose the data they collect from iPhone users. But the most important feature is the one that forces …

Password Sharing

1Password just made password sharing a lot safer

October 13th, 2021

We’ve all done it; we’ve all shared passwords with friends and family by emailing or texting them against our better judgment. You’ve probably shared your Netflix password with quite a few family members and friends this way. But you might also have shared more sensitive login information. In theory, nobody else should see those emails …

iPhone Sideloading Apps

Apple just slammed Android while defending its iPhone App Store policy

October 13th, 2021

Apple is under the scrutiny of policymakers worldwide for the way it handles and enforces App Store regulations. Some developers have been asking for lower App Store fees, the ability to process in-app payments themselves, and support for third-party stores or sideloading apps. Apple has been defending its iPhone App Store practices around the world, …