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iOS 13 SiriKit update might cool tensions between Spotify and Apple

iOS 13 SiriKit update might cool tensions between Spotify and Apple

Here's something that might ease the ongoing tensions between Apple and Spotify: when it arrives, iOS 13 will apparently open up SiriKit, allowing Apple's AI assistant to work with third-party music and podcast apps. In other words, the days of Siri shooting down requests to play music through Spotify might soon be over. That's assuming, of course, that this functionality makes it into the final version iOS 13 that ships to customers later this year.

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Zynga’s Tiny Royale brings bite-sized battle royale to Snapchat

Zynga’s Tiny Royale brings bite-sized battle royale to Snapchat

Almost a month ago to the day, Snapchat rolled out Snap Games. The feature is pretty self-explanatory from the name alone, as it focuses on small games that can be played with friends from within the Snapchat app. At the time of its reveal, Snapchat announced the first six titles slated for Snap Games, and today one of those titles, Zynga's Tiny Royale, is going live.

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Simple apps aim to transform your Android phone (and they’re free)

Simple apps aim to transform your Android phone (and they’re free)

A set of open source utility apps for Android were developed under the name Simple Mobile Tools. They've been in the works now for three full years, and they're very much a full replacement for Android device apps as follows. You'll find a Gallery, Calendar, Notes, Contacts, File Manager, and a Draw app. All are out on Google Play for free for their birthday.

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BeiTaAd adware discovered in 238 Google Play Store apps

BeiTaAd adware discovered in 238 Google Play Store apps

It's probably nothing new by now whenever news about this or that malware getting into Google Play Store's automated "bouncer" but few have probably achieved the same mass reach as this one. Called BeiTaAd or BeitaPlugin, the particular strain of adware will perhaps go down in history for having taking great pains to hide its nature from security measures and being found in 238 unique apps. It is, perhaps, no coincidence that those apps were all made by the same Chinese company as well.

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Skype screen sharing officially lands on mobile along with cleaner UI

Skype screen sharing officially lands on mobile along with cleaner UI

With the proliferation of video chat services, the former king Skype has almost completely lost its share of the pie. It has recently attempted to appeal to a broader range of users with hip and trendy features. That continues with the latest features coming today to Android and iOS users that is reinforcing the image of Skype as a tool isn't just for serious business but for group online shopping as well.

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Spotify Stations is finally available in the US

Spotify Stations is finally available in the US

Way back in January 2018, Spotify rolled out an interesting little app called Stations. What is essentially Spotify's answer to Pandora, Stations attempts to get you listening to music right away by creating a number of different radio stations based around your music tastes. No creating and managing playlists, no searching your library for a specific album needed.

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Google Trips app is going down in August

Google Trips app is going down in August

Google is ready to add yet another body to its graveyard. Fortunately, this time it's just a mobile app. Last month, Google proudly announced an update to its Google Trips feature that takes the pain out of planning your next getaway. It seems almost ironic, then, but totally not unexpected that it will be shutting down the Android version of that feature soon. Soon, in this case, is August 5 this year.

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Sign in with Apple to be required for apps with third-party logins

Sign in with Apple to be required for apps with third-party logins

This week WWDC 2019, Apple unveiled its own and perhaps overdue single sign-on (SSO) service. Sign in with Apple was pretty much seen as the company throwing shade at Google and Facebook over their own SSOs. It seems, however, that Apple is doing more than giving users a more privacy-respecting alternative. It will, in fact, requires some app developers to give users that option if they're already doing Facebook or Google logins anyway.

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Apple’s Project Catalyst will bring iOS apps to macOS Catalina this fall

Apple’s Project Catalyst will bring iOS apps to macOS Catalina this fall

During its WWDC 2019 keynote today, Apple announced that its users will soon be able to access iOS apps on their Mac computers, something made possible by Project Catalyst. The news isn't entirely surprising -- it was teased last year under the codename Marzipan. With Apple's event today, the plan became official alongside important details, including that the new support will arrive with macOS Catalina.

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iOS 13 Photo and Camera apps battle Google Photos with edit expansion, Video rotation

iOS 13 Photo and Camera apps battle Google Photos with edit expansion, Video rotation

You can now rotate a video in iOS, for the first time in the history of iOS. Your iPhone can, finally, rotate a video, in iOS 13, finally. What a world we live in - so great we get to rotate videos in the phone, like wow! Also there's a whole bunch of new features in Video and Photo editing and organization in the Photos app soon - with iOS 13, of course.

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Social Listening might be Spotify’s edge in music streaming wars

Social Listening might be Spotify’s edge in music streaming wars

With a bunch of different services now competing for the largest slice of the music streaming pie, Spotify is looking at ways it can hold onto its crown. Though the company is still on top for the moment, it's facing some heat from companies like Apple and Google, so it's only natural we'd see it roll out new features to give it a competitive edge. A prototype of one such feature was discovered today, and it aims to make music streaming a bit more social.

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Google Maps uses AI to highlight most popular restaurant meals

Google Maps uses AI to highlight most popular restaurant meals

Weeks after the category first started appearing for some users, Google has officially unveiled a new Google Maps feature: popular dishes. The app now shows a restaurant's most popular menu items, making it easier for prospective customers to get an idea of what the location offers. The feature is powered by machine learning and involves existing user reviews.

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