Pocketnow Daily: The Samsung Galaxy S11 Might NOT CHANGE?! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the design for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11, the support page of the Galaxy Fold 2 and more
New Apple Media Event will honor favorite apps and games of 2019
Apple has sent out invites for a new media event that is going to honor favorite apps and games of this 2019
WhatsApp beta features reverse image search, in-app browser
It’s not exactly clear how the in-app browser will help cut the spread of fake news as much as the other feature on WhatsApp.
Spotify complains to EU about Apple’s “app tax” and platform monopoly
The music streaming company wants Apple to lay off interfering in its customer service, marketing and the payment systems it chooses to use.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite now open to Android users for pre-registration
Android device owners will have the first privilege of testing out the latest game from Niantic, this one on the Harry Potter franchise.
Nintendo urges its mobile game developers to push fewer in-app purchases
The mobile game developer houses that have partnered with Nintendo aren’t too pleased about the policy which stems from a frankly sensical place.
Google Play supporting app developers who reward users who watch ads
The company behind Android is making it easier to implement incentives for users to watch video ads in their apps. And there’s more to come.
OnePlus launches competition to develop the killer 5G app
The phone maker is partnering with EE UK to encourage developers to make the killer 5G app of their dreams. The winners have much to gain from their pitch.
Apple Music being promoted in iOS push notifications — against App Store guidelines
Just because Apple makes the iPhone you use doesn’t mean you should be left with push notifications bothering you to subscribe to Apple Music.
Project Ara, Pixel 4 and neither the twain shall meet | #PNWeekly 345
We discuss the overhyping of patents, AT&T’s overhyping of its 5G network and content providers not buying Apple’s single-stream hype on the show!
Google and WhatsApp are using AI to kick users, flag spam on a massive scale
Google is using machine learning to block more spam on Gmail. WhatsApp is trying to cut users who spread fake news as an election looms in India.
Essential resumes Newton Mail app at full price, free trial
CloudMagic is back in the swing of the email client race and it has brought several new features after a long dormancy and an acquisition.
Apple shut down then restored Google’s internal iOS apps [U]
Google was caught distributing an iOS app to the public along with installation clearances intended for employees only, a breach of Apple’s rules.
Facebook-Instagram-WhatsApp messenger amalgam won’t come until at least 2020
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company has its eye on simplifying the direct messaging systems, but it would be a long game.
After Facebook’s shifty data collection, Apple disables its internal apps
iPhone-using employees at Facebook are left without important productivity apps while product testing on iOS has ground to a halt.
Facebook circumvented Apple to continue Onavo data collection project
“Project Atlas” has been caught out and Facebook is being punished by Apple for violation of its app distribution rules — not seemingly a privacy battle.
Apple may bulk up services revenue with gaming subscription
A “Netflix for gaming” could help Apple make more money, but there are no clues as to what it could look like for publishers or consumers.
Slow death of Hangouts begins April 16, consumers not affected
In fact, this will impact G Suite customers, more likely on the enterprise side of things. We know that Google Voice integration will be saved.
Nokia and OnePlus too aggressive in killing background processes says one group
An app publisher has come out with a ranking of the worst Android phone makers that go overboard killing background processes.
Netflix officially cuts off iTunes billing, avoids Apple Tax
Many app publishers lament having to surrender nearly a third of their mobile revenues to Apple and Google. Netflix is no longer one of them.
Google Duo now on at least 1 billion Android devices
It replaced Hangouts as a default Android app on many devices be they phones or tablets, so it makes sense that it’s spread fast.
Cydia Store shut down earlier than expected after payments bug
It’s an end of an era that came only slightly prematurely due to an issue that wouldn’t have affected many users in any case.
Google kills Allo sooner than it will kill(?) Hangouts
Shortly after rumors piled on about recent internal shakeups with Google’s messaging clients, Google came to confirm the news: Allo is dead.
Microsoft’s “Centaurus” project aims to take on Lenovo’s Yoga Book format
While an Andromeda folding phone might seem like the perfect thing for Microsoft in 2019, it may trial a dual-screen notebook first.
Beta version of Apple Music expands to Android tablets
Those who have signed up for the beta program for the Apple Music Android app can now use it on their tablets all prim and properly.