Tag: ios

  • iPhone Analytics

    Michael Tsai: I have always preferred to share usage information with Apple because I believe in providing the engineers with as much information as they would need to keep improving the products, not just for me but for all users. However, as Apple shifts to providing ads, I’m not sure if I would still be […]

  • 96% iOS users in the US opt out of tracking

    Flurry: Until now, apps have been able to rely on Apple’s Identifier for Advertiser (IDFA) to track users for targeting and advertising purposes. With the launch of iOS 14.5 this week, mobile apps now have to ask users who have upgraded to iOS 14.5 for permission to gather tracking data. With opt-in rates expected to […]

  • Facebook and Instagram Ask Users to Enable App Tracking in Order to Keep Services Free

    MacRumors: As a way to convince users to enable tracking across other apps and websites, Facebook is deploying the tactic of telling users that they must enable tracking as part of the App Tracking Transparency framework in iOS 14.5 if they want to help keep Facebook and Instagram “free of charge.” Are they threatening to […]

  • Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy

    The Register: Facebook has apologized to its users and advertisers for being forced to respect people’s privacy in an upcoming update to Apple’s mobile operating system – and promised it will do its best to invade their privacy on other platforms. The antisocial network that makes almost all of its revenue from building a vast, […]

  • Becky Hansmeyer's WWDC 2020 Wishlist

    Daring Fireball: Fiddling with the home screen on iOS is just awful. Whenever I sit down and try to clean it up — deleting apps I don’t use, moving apps into some semblance of order — it drives me insane. The 1984 Finder was awesome for rearranging icons, right on day one. Yet we’re 13 years into iOS and […]

  • Android phones unlocked with a 3D-printed head

    Forbes reported that they broke into a bunch of Android phones with a 3D-printed head. We tested four of the hottest handsets running Google’s operating systems and Apple’s iPhone to see how easy it’d be to break into them. We did it with a 3D-printed head. All of the Androids opened with the fake. Apple’s […]

  • Google Chrome on an idle Android phone sends nearly fifty times more requests per hour than iOS on Safari

    Digital Content Next reported that Google Chrome on an idle Android phone sends nearly fifty times more requests per hour than iOS on Safari. A dormant, stationary Android phone (with the Chrome browser active in the background) communicated location information to Google 340 times during a 24-hour period, or at an average of 14 data […]

  • ‘Arena of Valor’ for iOS

    Tools and Toys wrote about ‘Arena of Valor’ for iOS. After giving it a few hours of play, I can see why AoV was so popular overseas. It’s basically a mobile repackaging of League of Legends — which makes sense, since Tencent owns the company behind that game — meaning that online players select from […]

  • Android’s Emoji Problem

    Emojipedia wrote about Android’s Emoji Problem. The Google design team had a head start over Apple in terms of emoji adoption. Unicode 9 support was first added to Android 7.0 in August, followed by genders and professions which arrived with 7.1 in October 2016. This was some timely updating from Google, especially compared to previous […]

  • Apple on track to hit $1 trillion in total revenue from iOS by the middle of this year

    9to5Mac reported on Apple being on track to hit $1 trillion in total revenue from iOS by the middle of this year. Last year, some analysts made the unlikely claim that Alphabet or Amazon might beat Apple to be the first trillion-dollar company. Asymco’s Horace Dediu, however, is out today with a new report predicting that Apple will […]