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This Week in Apps: Apple’s record holiday, Pokémon Go’s staying power, a spying tool gets the boot

This Week in Apps: Apple’s record holiday, Pokémon Go’s staying power, a spying tool gets the boot

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 is as hot as ever with a record 203 billion downloads in 2019 and $119 billion in consumer spending, according

Twitter is bringing twttr’s experiments in threaded conversations to its main app

CES 2020 coverage - TechCrunch

At last year’s CES, Twitter introduced its first public prototype app, twttr — dubbed “little T” internally at Twitter. The app allows Twitter to develop and experiment with new features in the public, to see what works and what does not. The app’s main focus, to date, has been

This Week in Apps: the year and decade in review, gaming acquisitions and a Facebook OS

A week-long iOS App Store bug wiped out over 20M ratings

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 is as hot as ever, with 194 billion downloads last year and more than $100 billion in consumer spending. People spend 90% of their

Amazon’s Ring partners with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to put missing posters in Neighbors app

Amazon’s Ring partners with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to put missing posters in Neighbors app

Amazon’s Ring is partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the U.S. to publish missing child posters directly in the Neighbors app by Ring. The free app is used by local communities to share news about local crime and other safety incidents and is

YouTube Music adds three new personalized playlists, including its Spotify Discover Weekly rival

YouTube Music adds three new personalized playlists, including its Spotify Discover Weekly rival

YouTube Music is taking on Spotify, Apple Music and others with the launch of three personalized playlists, including its own version of Spotify’s Discover Weekly, called Discover Mix, as well as a New Release Mix and Your Mix. Discover Mix had been spotted in the wild during testing, but now

This Week in Apps: Apple Arcade’s new franchise, Fortnite takes on Google Play, the Disney+ app footprint

A week-long iOS App Store bug wiped out over 20M ratings

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 is as hot as ever, with 194 billion downloads last year and more than $100 billion in consumer spending. People spend 90%

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