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Here's How Your Apps Will Get Better Now That They Have to Target Oreo

3 days ago   |   By Wonder How To

Starting August 1, Google Play will require new app submissions to target at least Android 8.0 Oreo's API. On November 1, all updates to existing apps must also target the same API. While at first glance, this change may mean little to you, it will have a profound impact on Android. Now, your favorite apps will be getting better.
When an app is created, the developers choose a target API based on the different version of Android. The version they target dictates the tools available for creating the app. These tools include improvements to how background data is managed, how permissions...
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Google app 8.12 preps deprecating ‘Feed' widget, Podcasts episode search

Google app 8.12 preps deprecating ‘Feed' widget, Podcasts episode search

3 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

The latest beta version of the Google app is rolling out this afternoon after skipping a release last week. Version 8.12 details how the last remnant of Google Now will soon be killed, while there are minor tweaks to Podcasts and Lens.
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Apple removes Qanon fringe conspiracy theory application from the App Store

Apple removes Qanon fringe conspiracy theory application from the App Store

An app meant to keep readers informed about the Qanon conspiracy theory has been removed from the App Store. As first reported by NBC News , the “QDrops” application would send... Read more ...

Glitches affected Amazon's app and website as the 36 hour Prime Day...

Glitches affected Amazon's app and website as the 36 hour Prime Day promotion kicked off today

Yes, today Amazon Prime Day kicked off, giving shoppers 36 hours of unbelievable deals on too many products to count. No, Amazon won't pay you to take whatever inventory of the... Read more ...

9to5Mac Daily: July 16, 2018

9to5Mac Daily: July 16, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app , Stitcher , TuneIn , Google Play , or through our... Read more ...

Global app revenue surpasses $34 billion during H1 2018, App Store continues...

Global app revenue surpasses $34 billion during H1 2018, App Store continues to lead

During the first six months of 2018, global app revenues saw a year-on-year increase of 27.8%, reaching a total of $34.4 billion. And, unsurprisingly, Apple's App Store... Read more ...

Microsoft killing off the old Skype client, adding built-in call recording

Microsoft killing off the old Skype client, adding built-in call recording

Enlarge / Skype 8.0. Skype's development history is a little checkered; a wide range of clients has been developed with disparate features and a lack of clarity over... Read more ...

Skype adding cross-platform video call recording this month, Android included

Skype adding cross-platform video call recording this month, Android included

Starting this month, Skype users will be able record video calls natively within the Android app. The new cloud-based feature will work with group calls as well as capturing... Read more ...

Instagram unleashes a wave of honesty with its new Questions feature

Instagram unleashes a wave of honesty with its new Questions feature

The social media app Instagram launched a new function that lets users ask questions on their Instagram Stories. Confusion among users about how the feature works led to some... Read more ...

Future WhatsApp sticker feature gets previewed in latest beta release

Future WhatsApp sticker feature gets previewed in latest beta release

Over two months since it was officially confirmed that WhatsApp would be integrating stickers into its service, the latest beta version of the Android app finally brings a... Read more ...

Truecaller adds call recording feature to Android app, but only for Premium...

Truecaller adds call recording feature to Android app, but only for Premium users

In an effort to put an end to harassment and fraudulent calls, Truecaller developers announced that it's adding a new Premium feature to its Android app: call recording. Also... Read more ...

‘Super Starfish' is the Cute New Avoidance Game from the Makers of ‘Sling...

‘Super Starfish' is the Cute New Avoidance Game from the Makers of ‘Sling Kong' and ‘Checkpoint Champion', Coming July 26th

Australian developer Protostar Games burst onto the mobile games scene with their inaugural release Checkpoint Champion back in November of 2014, a slick top-down racing game... Read more ...