Android apps are crashing for some, but Google is working on a fix

Some Android apps are crashing for some people right now, but Google is working on a fix. The issue is due to a system component called Android System WebView that lets Android apps display web content, but it has some kind of problem right now that is causing apps to crash. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/22/22345696/google-android-apps-crashing-fix-system-webview

IBM toolkit keeps data encrypted in iPhone and Mac apps while in use

IBM toolkit keeps data encrypted in iPhone and Mac apps while in use
It’s now more practical to keep data encrypted while you use it, provided you’re using an Apple device. IBM has released (via ZDNet) a toolkit that makes it easier to implement fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) in iOS and macOS apps.
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Google unifies all of its messaging and communication apps into a single team

Google unifies all of its messaging and communication apps into a single team
In October of last year, Google hired Javier Soltero to be the VP and GM of G Suite, its set of office apps and — importantly for today’s news — Google Meet and Google Chat. Now, the company is putting him in charge of yet another set of products: Messages, Duo, and the phone app on Android.
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Contact tracing apps are coming whether we like it or not

Contact tracing apps are coming whether we like it or not
Can you imagine trying to get 80 percent of Americans, from the privacy and security aware to coronavirus “truthers,” to download a tracking app? I mean, it would be really good if I got an alert letting me know I was near someone who tested positive — for myself and the people I care about.
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Quibi’s mobile apps will get limited support for TV casts next month

Quibi’s mobile apps will get limited support for TV casts next month
Quibi will soon start rolling out the ability cast its bite-sized shows to TVs. The new streaming platform launched without the feature in early April even though it would’ve been smart to do so, seeing as most people are sheltering in place due to COVID-19.
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Quibi’s mobile apps will get limited support for TV casts next month

Quibi’s mobile apps will get limited support for TV casts next month
Quibi will soon start rolling out the ability cast its bite-sized shows to TVs. The new streaming platform launched without the feature in early April even though it would’ve been smart to do so, seeing as most people are sheltering in place due to COVID-19.
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Apple and Google have a clever way of encouraging people to install contact-tracing apps for COVID-19

Apple and Google have a clever way of encouraging people to install contact-tracing apps for COVID-19
Last week, Apple and Google surprised us with an announcement that the companies are spinning up a system to enable widespread contact tracing in an effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Apple and Google have a clever way of encouraging people to install contact-tracing apps for COVID-19

Apple and Google have a clever way of encouraging people to install contact-tracing apps for COVID-19
Last week, Apple and Google surprised us with an announcement that the companies are spinning up a system to enable widespread contact tracing in an effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Twitter, YouTube TV web apps come to Play Store for Chromebooks

Twitter, YouTube TV web apps come to Play Store for Chromebooks
Today, the most common way to install apps on a Chromebook is to download the Android version through the Play Store. But that isn’t a perfect solution, in part because the apps aren’t designed for Chrome OS. It looks like this could be changing though.
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Apple may let you try apps without installing them in iOS 14

Apple may let you try apps without installing them in iOS 14
Apple may let you try out parts of third-party iOS apps without installing them on your iPhone by scanning a QR code, according to code in an early build of iOS 14 reviewed by 9to5Mac. The functionality is apparently part of a new API referred to in iOS 14 as “Clips.”
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