Apps

Dating apps may not be secure: Kaspersky researchers detail risk

Dating apps may not be secure: Kaspersky researchers detail risk

Dating apps contain a lot of personal information about their users, and that makes any security risks particularly newsworthy. A single hack could reveal intimate messages and photos from thousands of users, opening them to potential blackmail at the hands of hackers or, perhaps worse, leave them exposed for anyone to spy on if the data were released on the Internet. That makes a new report from Kaspersky researchers particularly troubling.

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WhatsApp message recall could be a life-saver

WhatsApp message recall could be a life-saver

WhatsApp users are spotting a new feature that hasn't officially been announced yet, but that has appeared on the service's FAQ page. The feature has been a popular request and gives users a way to recall -- that is, to delete -- a message they sent (hopefully) before the other person sees it. This is a life-saver if you accidentally send the wrong message or, in a moment of inebriation, say something dumb.

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How to add multiple stops to an Uber ride

How to add multiple stops to an Uber ride

Uber has pushed out a new update that makes riding with the service more convenient than ever -- the ability to arrange multi-stop rides. It is important to note right off the bat that Uber doesn't intend for this to be a way to keep an Uber rider on hand while you go in shopping or to an appointment. Rather, it is a way for multiple people to share the same ride even if they're not in the same location or to make very quick stops.

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Pokemon GO Halloween has a new star: So says Reddit

Pokemon GO Halloween has a new star: So says Reddit

The Shiny Pokemon that's arrived during Pokemon GO's Halloween event 2017 is the new most sought-after monster in the game. With a capture ratio of around 0.3%, users are having one heck of a time capturing this new Shiny Pokemon - but it's out there! It doesn't matter what part of the world you're in, nor does it matter whether you've got a Pokemon GO Plus - it's out there!

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Google Lens app download out for Pixel and rooted Android

Google Lens app download out for Pixel and rooted Android

Google Lens was made available to Android devices this week through Google Photos. This app within an app, as it might appear, isn't available to just anyone - only those savvy enough to root their device and install the files through the back door. As always with this sort of thing, I must warn the average user that this process can result in the bricking of one's phone - in other words, if one does not know what this process is all about in the first place, one should be exceedingly cautious.

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Instagram Live update brings split screen live videos with friends

Instagram Live update brings split screen live videos with friends

By most accounts, Instagram Live has been a success with users since it was rolled out as part of Stories nearly a year ago. The entire time, Instagram has been bolstering Live with new features, whether it's adding replays from your Live broadcasts to your Story or tossing in some Snapchat-like face filters as your friends watch. Today, Instagram announced perhaps the biggest new feature for Live since it launched: the ability to broadcast alongside a friend.

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Pokemon GO Gen 3 post Halloween baby blast!

Pokemon GO Gen 3 post Halloween baby blast!

Today we're having a peek at tips on what'll come to Pokemon GO in the weeks after Halloween. Generation 3 Pokemon from the Hoenn region are coming! That means new evolutions, new Legendary Pokemon, and perhaps most important of all: new Baby Pokemon! Everyone knows that the most exciting Pokemon in this generation is the de-evolved version of Wobuffet, the questionable Pokemon called Wynaut!

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New Kindle App aims for more rewarding reading

New Kindle App aims for more rewarding reading

Amazon released what amounts to a full reboot of their Kindle app this week, for both Android and iOS. This new version of said app includes a fully redesigned inside and out, making a bunch of relatively small adjustments all add up to one major change. This version of the app taps into the Goodreads community, too, allowing users to learn from friends' reading habits and rate their own books on an already-established platform.

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HQ is a live trivia game app from the makers of Vine

HQ is a live trivia game app from the makers of Vine

If you enjoy playing simple games on your iPhone but have grown tired of the typical puzzle and action titles, the new app HQ could be a breath of fresh air. Inspired by gameshows like Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, HQ is a trivia game that played live twice a day, complete with a real host. It's created by the co-founders of Vine, the 6-second video app that was acquired by Twitter and eventually shuttered, and available now on the iOS App Store for free.

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Experience The Walking Dead in VR with AMC’s new app

Experience The Walking Dead in VR with AMC’s new app

AMC's The Walking Dead returns for its eighth season this weekend, and to help celebrate the TV network has released a new VR app that will let viewers finally step into the role of the show's titular zombies. Titled AMC VR, the app is available for download on iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream, and while it includes the typical VR tie-in material, Walking Dead will really want to check it out.

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Google app subscription deal improved

Google app subscription deal improved

You can't be a modern smartphone platform without apps, and Google is aiming to make Android more appealing to developers and users alike. On the developer side, the company has announced it will change its fee structure for app subscriptions from the new year, matching Apple in the process. For consumers, there'll be more "Instant Apps".

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Monument Valley 2 finally lands on Android next month

Monument Valley 2 finally lands on Android next month

The original Monument Valley was one of those mobile games that stands out in a sea of free-to-play cash grabs. It was a game that showed us just how great smartphones and tablets can be as a gaming platform, so it's no surprise that it managed to net itself a sizable fanbase. For the past four-and-a-half months, a portion of that fanbase has been waiting for its follow-up - Monument Valley 2 - to arrive on their platform of choice.

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