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Users can now plug in USB flash drives and memory cards, or other USB devices onto their phone, and Files by Google will let them check the contents of those connected devices
YouTube videos will automatically play on the Home tab as users scroll past. The feature works on Android and iOS
Users of the Smart Pakem app can report groups practicing unrecognized faiths or unorthodox interpretations of Indonesia's 6 officially recognised religions, including Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism
While physical navigation and static maps require engagement with the physical environment, guided navigation enables disengagement
The 13 games are actually hidden malware that downloads and installs a payload onto the Android device and hides the app's icon
Tumblr admits the application was taken down due to child pornography bypassing the filters set up to prevent it from showing on the service
During a surge, the chances of matching with someone may go up 2.5 times higher than usual
The app is Facebook's answer to Tik-Tok, the popular social media platform that lets users record and share short videos with licensed tracks
The app monitors how you type, tap, and scroll in other apps to assess the state of your mental health
The new version, currently being rolled out, has 3 tabs instead of 9
Once installed, the Octopus malware allows attackers to have remote access to a victim's device
What happens when you fail at your first try? You try again, as Rechelle Balanzat proves.
The names, photos, personal messages, and access tokens for accounts using Donald Daters are exposed
The update adds new features for Windows 10, while also introducing features Android devices and iPhones can take advantage of
Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal says Slack is aiming for an initial public offering (IPO) in the first half of 2019 that would value the California startup at well above the $7.1 billion it reached in its most recent funding round
Parents will be able to impose time limits on apps from games and news to social media and messaging that children use, and will able to designate "down time" for themselves too
Adware Doctor secretly records users’ app data and browser history and sends it to a server in China
Concerns about the developers who built the apps or how the information people shared were used trigger the suspensions
Apple removed 25,000 apps suspected of facilitating gambling and illegal lotteries, state broadcaster CCTV reports, emphasizing there was still work to be done.
'It’s nice seeing our Paydro users playing together during lunch time but if (you) don't know the answer, trust your gut. Sometimes it helps to not listen to the person next to you,' says Gian Javelona
Facebook has begun internally testing their dating service with employees. A new 'Create' button, on the other hand, will make it easier to create new events, groups and other pages
These apps were not able to submit themselves to Facebook's new review process in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company says
The app translates Italian, the language the Pope usually uses when addressing the faithful, into Spanish, English, French, German, and Portuguese
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Spotify attributes the growth to inroads into emerging markets, particularly Latin America and Southeast Asia, and the popularity of its family packages, which nonetheless earn less revenue than individual plans
They're also implementing a more thorough application process for third-party app developers
Eddie Ybañez, Micab CEO, says the number of 'phantom bookings' has already reached 29,000 since June
WhatsApp says it will test limiting the ability to forward messages and cap at 5 the number of contacts or groups that messages can be forwarded to.
Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua says parents can download the Abizo Dengue Vaccine Monitoring System application or the RSVP Kaizala application by end-August to receive alerts from DepEd and DOH, and get information on how to respond to symptoms
Grab users will no longer be greeted by the booking screen map with an update that completely overhauls the app’s home screen
The suite of APIs known as GrabPlatform gives Grab’s partners access to the platform’s user base and services
Users will be able to use looping GIFs on their profile with the update
Employees of 3rd-party app developers may have read your Gmail. Here's why you should care and what you can do.
In a post on Facebook's newsroom, the company says aside from taking apps Hello, Moves, and tbh down, the data from the apps would be deleted within 90 days
The new service will take on Singapore's Honestbee and GrabFood, and Germany-based Foodpanda
MMDA and MediaQuest Holdings will develop a mobile application that will give users access to traffic situations across major thoroughfares
Dubai-based ride-hailing app Careem, along with global behemoth Uber, reacts to Saudi King Salman's September announcement of an end to the kingdom's ban on female motorists by saying it would hire women
On the dating app, women are required to message matches first. But is it as 'feminist' as it claims?
Measure allows users of compatible phones to take measurements of surfaces and other objects by walking around them
Trying to find The One – or just someone, really – online? Here’s what you need to know about the local digital dating scene.
The latest version of Sakay.ph comes with updates to its route information for jeepneys, buses and point-to-point buses, trains, UV Express vehicles, and ferries
Users of the messaging app can download their chat history before its shutdown
(3rd UPDATE) This means ride-hailing companies can no longer set or change fare schemes on their own
Atlanta-based Goodr is treating the food problem in cities as a logistics issue and not one of simple scarcity
Non-Globe subscribers will pay a higher subscription rate of P399 monthly
On the fence about getting DisneyLife for the kids in your life? Here's what you'll get out of the app too!
Grab Philippines argues that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board's suspension of the charges is an 'infringement' of the equal protection clause guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution
Aside from Grab and U-Hop, Filipino commuters can now choose from MiCab, HirNa, Owto, Hype, and Go Lag