Apps in Google Play are endangering children, according to new FTC complaint

The Google Play store is under fire again for including "dangerous or disturbing content" in the Family section. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and 21 other child advocacy groups penned a 99-page letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) demanding an investigation into Google.

"Google doesn't really have any incentive to clean up its own app store," Josh Golin, executive director of the CCFC, told Buzzfeed. "The things that are concerning and problematic, they actually profit... Read More »

Topics: Kids & Parenting Software , Downloads , Android Software , iOS Software , Android , Apps And Software

Android will now let you continue using apps while they update

Google made several announcements at the Android Dev Summit this week in Mountain View, California, including the possibility of a new "foldable" screen. When folded, the device will look more like a traditional smartphone. When it opens up, it will be tablet-sized.

"As you unfold, the app seamlessly transfers to the bigger screen without missing a beat," Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of product management said in a blog post.

Another notable update is the launch of an In-app Updates API.... Read More »

Topics: Downloads , Android Software , Android , Apps And Software , Operating Systems & Updates , Games

Almost 9 out of 10 free Android apps are sharing your data with Google

A new report from the Financial Times might make you second guess granting permissions to your Android apps. The report said that 88 percent of free apps on Google Play share the user's data with Google. The company can, of course, use the data for targeted online advertising and generating revenue from your data, as Gadgets 360 noted.

The Financial Times said that user data could potentially be shared without user knowledge, not only with Google but with other... Read More »

Topics: Android , Android Software , Apps And Software , Downloads , Security

Apple officially releases MacOS Mojave for download in the Mac App Store

MacOS 10.14 "Mojave" is now available in the Mac App Store for download. The update is free and includes a number of new features teased over the last few months. Apple says that Mojave is compatible with all Mac "introduced mid-2012 or later, plus 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards."

After its grand reveal at WWDC 2018. One of the most highly anticipated aspects of the upgrade was iOS apps coming to the Mac Store.... Read More »

Topics: Downloads , iOS Software , Apps And Software , Operating Systems & Updates