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Google pushed developers to fix security flaws in 275,000 Android apps

Over the past two years, Google has convinced developers to patch security issues in over 275,000 Android apps hosted on its official app store.

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Sensitive access tokens and keys found in hundreds of Android apps

A new study performed by cybersecurity firm Fallible on 16,000 Android applications revealed that around 2,500 had API keys and access tokens for third-party services hard-coded into them.

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Evernote overhauls its iOS app with focus on speed and simplicity

The popular note-taking app slims down and speeds up to make you more productive.

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Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market

An appeals court has ruled that Apple must face antitrust charges in a lawsuit that alleges that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps.

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EU wants to regulate WhatsApp and Skype like carriers

The European Commission wants to extend electronic communications privacy legislation to include Internet-based communications services such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, Apple iMessage, and Viber.

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Live 360-degree video comes to Periscope and Twitter

Users will be able to scroll around live 360-degree video, but only select users can post it for now.

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Super Mario Run appears in the Play Store with a 'pre-register' button

Click one button and be notified when Mario's first mobile game is ready for your Android device.

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Apple gives iOS app developers more time to encrypt communications

Apple has backtracked on a plan to force iOS developers to encrypt their app communications by the end of the year.

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Uber now lets you set a friend's location as your destination

Uber is getting more convenient and social with Snapchat integration and new filters, as well as the ability to set a friend's current location as your destination.

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Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship

Developers of the popular Signal secure messaging app have started to use Google's domain as a front to hide traffic to their service and to sidestep blocking attempts.

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BlackBerry counts on cars to reverse decline in revenue

BlackBerry reported another quarter of losses and declining revenue on Tuesday, but CEO John Chen forecast that the company will break even next quarter, its first since quitting the smartphone business.

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Viber plays catch-up with GIFs and video messages

Just before the holidays get into full swing, Viber is rolling out an app update featuring improved emoticons, recorded video messages, and animated GIFs.

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Facebook 'misled' EU regulators over its takeover of WhatsApp

Facebook could be fined up to 1 percent of worldwide revenue for ‘misleading’ EU regulators about its 2014 takeover of Whatsapp

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Facebook Messenger launches group video chat with Snapchat-style selfie filters

Another week, another Facebook app builds upon what Snapchat started.

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Super Mario Run brings Nintendo's classic fun to iOS—and yes, it's totally worth $10

Mario's iPhone and iPad debut is streamlined, but still plenty Super indeed.