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July 13, 2020
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This Week in Apps: US ponders TikTok ban, apps see a record Q2, iOS 14 public beta arrives

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry i....

July 10, 2020
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Coronavirus impact sends app downloads, usage and consumer spending to record highs in Q2

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As the world continued to cope with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the second quarter of 2020 became the largest yet for mobile app downloads, usage and consumer spending.....

June 30, 2020
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Mobile developer Tru Luv enlists investors to help build a more inclusive alternative to gaming

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Developer and programmer Brie Code has worked at the peak of the video game industry – she was responsible for many of the AI systems that powered non-player character (NPC) ....

June 27, 2020
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YouTube’s latest experiment is a TikTok rival focused on 15-second videos

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YouTube is taking direct aim at TikTok. The company announced on Wednesday it’s beginning to test a new feature on mobile that will allow users to record 15-second long multi....

June 24, 2020
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This Week in Apps: App Store outrage, WWDC20 prep, Android subscriptions change

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app ....

June 17, 2020
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Apple says its App Store facilitated $519B in commerce in 2019

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Amid increasing antitrust scrutiny by U.S. regulators, Apple announced an update on its App Store ecosystem. While the company normally shares some App Store metrics during its WWD....

June 11, 2020
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You can now install the first beta of Android 11

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After a series of developer previews, Google today released the first beta of Android 11 and with that, it is also making these pre-release versions available for over-the-air upd....

June 6, 2020
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PhotoRoom automagically removes background from your photo

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Meet PhotoRoom, a French startup that has been working on a utility photography mobile app. The concept is extremely simple, which is probably the reason why it has attracted a ton....

May 18, 2020
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Houseparty expands beyond video chat with co-watching of live events

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Houseparty, the video chat app that’s seen a surge of growth during quarantine, is preparing to expand its service in a new direction: co-watching live video with friends. Th....

May 2, 2020
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Biloba lets you chat with a doctor if you have questions about your children

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Meet Biloba, a French startup that wants to leverage tech to make it easier to keep your children healthy. The company recently launched a new mobile app that lets you chat with a ....