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iPhone owners are pickier about apps than Android users

Third-party iPhone apps scored significantly lower than their Android counterparts, according to an analysis of user reviews of 4,400 top mobile apps. This does not necessarily mean that Android offers better third-party software, though. iPhone users simply expect more from their apps. “The data shows iOS users are more critical of mobile apps than...

iPhone shipments grow while Android tanks

The global market for Android phones shrank considerably in the first quarter of 2022, even as iPhone shipments rose. Shipments from every major Android maker declined, from Samsung on down. Their combined drops were enough to reduce world smartphone shipments in Q1 by around 10%. iPhone sold well in Q1 2022 Quarterly shipment figures aren’tRead the...

Samsung copies one of iPhone’s biggest advantages

Debates over the relative merits of iOS versus Android can go on forever, but there’s always been one area where Apple was way ahead: offering years of operating system upgrades. Not anymore. Samsung committed itself Wednesday to releasing four generations of Android OS updates for its high-end smartphones. And for its tablets, too. Samsung promisesRead...

Apple’s Tracker Detect app helps Android users spot AirTag spies

Apple on Monday rolled out a brand-new Android app that allows users to identify unexpected AirTags nearby. Tracker Detect can also recognize other Find My-compatible devices from third-party companies. The app also makes it possible for those who do not own an iPhone or iPad to scan a tracker they have discovered and learn moreRead the full article...The...

iMessage reactions now appear as emoji on Android

iMessage reactions now appear as emoji inside the latest version of the Google Messages app on Android. Prior to this release, Android users saw somewhat lengthy template messages when they received an iMessage reaction from a contact using an iPhone. This change offers a cleaner, much more streamlined experience. Google Messages adds iMessage reactions...

WhatsApp wants to make it easy to transfer chat data from Android to iOS

Switching from Android to iPhone could soon be a little bit easier. WhatsApp is working on a new tool that will allow users to transfer all their chat data from Google’s platform to iOS, according to a new beta version of the app. WhatsApp already gives users the ability to backup their conversations so theyRead the full article...The post WhatsApp...

Add MagSafe to your iPhone or Android with convenient Elago sticker

There’s no reason to miss out on the growing number of MagSafe accessories just because you don’t have an iPhone 12. Place the inexpensive Elago MagSafe Guide Sticker on the back of your handset and magnetic chargers will cling to the device. Elago can retrofit MagSafe onto your iPhone or Android MagSafe is an improvedRead the full article...The post...

Apple makes it harder for creeps to use AirTags for stalking

Apple moved to address many of the privacy concerns raised after the release of AirTags. The item trackers launched with anti-stalking features, but a new firmware update is tightening them up further. AirTags will start more quickly warning people if they’re being used to follow someone. And an Android app that can detect these trackersRead the full...

Fleeceware apps scam $400 million out of unsuspecting users

Applications that trick users into paying huge subscription fees raked in over $400 million from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, according to research done by Avast. The so-called “fleeceware” takes advantage of a weakness in both app stores: deleting an application tied to a subscription doesn’t cancel the subscription. What is fleeceware?Read...

After mocking Apple, Samsung stops including chargers with phones

Samsung is copying Apple again. The Galaxy S21 series reportedly will not come with a wall charger or a pair of headphones when the new top-tier handset debuts in January. This despite Samsung mocking Apple in October for leaving these accessories out of the iPhone 12 box. The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 UltraRead the full article...The post After...

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