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Apple pulls CallKit apps from Chinese App Store following new law

Apple pulls CallKit apps from Chinese App Store following new law

Apple has taken new action against app developers in order to comply with new cybersecurity laws in China. The company has begun warning iOS developers that any apps using Apple's CallKit will be pulled from the Chinese App Store unless they remove the framework's integration. This comes after China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has started to enforce regulations that see CallKit as a way to help bypass censorship and surveillance.

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Google Duo brings screen sharing to Android

Google Duo brings screen sharing to Android

Google's Duo app has become one of the most popular video calling app on Android since its debut in 2016, and now it's introducing a rare feature for mobile platforms: screen sharing. The latest version of Duo is rolling out with the ability to share what's displayed on a phone's screen while on a call, allowing the other person to follow along in real-time.

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The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are arguably the best tablet + stylus pairing currently available. When used with a good note-taking app, the slate is revolutionary in educational settings, opening the door for natural handwritten notes paired with features not possible with pen and paper. The best hardware in the world, though, would be wasted on a low-quality note-taking app, and that's where this list comes in.

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Leaked Instagram feature shows how much time you waste

Leaked Instagram feature shows how much time you waste

A leaked Instagram feature shows users how much time they spend on the service. Whether the feature, which is called Usage Insights, will be launched as a regular offering for all users isn't clear at this point. The new tool was discovered during an APK teardown, and shows the user the time spent on the app, though there aren't enough details to know the scope of the data provided.

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Netflix HDR support expands to another 3 Android smartphones

Netflix HDR support expands to another 3 Android smartphones

Netflix has expanded HDR support to additional mobile devices, enabling a greater number of subscribers to view high dynamic range content with their smartphones. The HDR videos are only available on devices with a suitable display, of course; though the number of compatible smartphones is still small, the list now includes a total of 10 different handset models.

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Hulu mobile update adds portrait viewer, enhanced scrubbing, and more

Hulu mobile update adds portrait viewer, enhanced scrubbing, and more

Hulu has detailed new features that will be coming to its Android and iOS apps next week. According to the company, it has experienced a huge increase in the number of subscribers who are watching shows using their mobile device instead of a television. This new update improves the experience for them, helping viewers scrub through videos, get directly to live channels, and more.

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YouTube incognito mode will stop the annoying video suggestions

YouTube incognito mode will stop the annoying video suggestions

It's a common issue all YouTube users face: you can't resist the lure of a clickbait title, click on it out of interest, and suddenly your recommended video list is full of similar garbage. Users have complained about this issue and requested an incognito mode to avoid it; by using this mode, any videos watched wouldn't influence recommended videos.

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Discord’s big birthday update makes a ton of improvements

Discord’s big birthday update makes a ton of improvements

If you're a Discord user, you may have noticed a rather long changelog upon logging into the app today. Discord turned three years old this week, and what better way to celebrate than with a massive update? That's precisely what Discord's developers thought, and the update they've delivered makes a lot of big changes across the board.

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Snapchat unskippable six-second ads start rolling out

Snapchat unskippable six-second ads start rolling out

Snapchat's previously announced unskippable six-second advertisements are now rolling out to users. This is a new type of advertisement that forces the user to watch the entire short ad, blocking their ability to skip them as has, until now, been possible. The advertisements are limited to Shows and are professionally producer, often centering on content like new movies and hot gadgets.

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Opera for Android adds night mode, QR code reader and more

Opera for Android adds night mode, QR code reader and more

Opera has pushed out an update for its Android mobile app and with it comes several new features, not the least of which is night mode. As in other apps, the new night mode turns the interface black and gray, making it easier to stare at for long periods of time at night, as well as reducing eye strain for individuals sensitive to bright backlights.

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YouTube TV voice remote feature appears in app for some users

YouTube TV voice remote feature appears in app for some users

Voice control is more popular than ever and increasingly available on different platforms. Fire TV owners, for example, can use voice commands by pressing a button on their microphone, and Roku users enjoy similar functionality. YouTube TV is about to expand its own voice control options via the addition of a voice remote feature within the platform's mobile app.

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YouTube HDR support for iPhone X is quietly rolling out

YouTube HDR support for iPhone X is quietly rolling out

YouTube has quietly introduced High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for the iPhone X. Some handset users report being able to view HDR videos using the latest and greatest iPhone model, hinting at a slow rollout that, unfortunately, hasn't made its way to the iPad Pro. Though it's not available to all users at this time, iPhone X users can check whether they have access via the app's "Quality" menu.

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