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Sensor Tower: Fortnite players spend $1.5 million on iOS version

Fortnite isn’t just winning over celebrity fans; it’s also making money. As I reported earlier today, Fortnite is the No. 2 highest-grossing game on iOS, and app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower estimates it has made $1.5 million worldwide on Apple’s devices since turning on in-app …

Fake news ‘vaccine’: online game may ‘inoculate’ by simulating propaganda tactics

A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the …

Fake News

McAfee reports surge in healthcare, fileless malware, and cryptocurrency mining attacks

Cybersecuirty firm McAfee is recording about 478 new cyber threats every minute, and the latest surge in attacks comes in the form of healthcare fraud, fileless malware, and cryptocurrency mining.<p>McAfee Labs’ Threat Report for March reveals a 211 percent increase in disclosed security incidents …

Ironsource gives mobile advertisers a choice between programmatic and ‘waterfall’ ads

Mobile advertising is having a big moment. Mobile app and game publishers now face a choice between two different ways of maximizing revenues from their advertisements in their games and apps. Mobile monetization and marketing firm IronSource is announcing today that it is giving its publishers a …

Android Wear is now Wear OS by Google

Google has confirmed last week’s rumor on Reddit: Android Wear has been rebranded to Wear OS by Google. In short, Google’s wearable operating system is no longer tied to Android — it’s “a wearables operating system for everyone.” Users will begin to see the new name on their watch and phone app …

Google: 60.3% of potentially harmful Android apps in 2017 were detected via machine learning

Google released its Android Security 2017 Year in Review report today, the fourth installment of the company’s attempt to educate the public about Android’s various layers of security and its failings. One of the most interesting learnings to come out of the report is that 60.3 percent of …

Trend line suggests Apple Watch could be on track to overtake entire Swiss watch industry

Comparing recent Canalys data with that of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry numbers indicates that the Apple Watch achieved a new first in the holiday quarter: shipments of the smartwatch exceeding exports for the entire Swiss watch industry …<p>Across the year as a whole, Swiss watch …

Kim Kardashian West may have just changed the way you shop

<b>Kim Kardashian West tweeted last year that she had made $80m (£62m) from her video game app.</b><p>Her latest project, ScreenShop, could see her add some serious cash to her tech empire as it's released worldwide.<p>The app, which lets social media users buy what they see in posts, is something Kardashian …

Demonstration

Global app revenue and downloads hit record levels in Q3

App downloads and revenue hit record levels in the third quarter of 2017, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. Downloads across the two major app stores, Apple’s App Store and Google Play, reached nearly 26 billion worldwide – up 8 percent over the same time last year. That …

Apps

Personal bodyguard app to launch in northeast China

<b>An app is set to launch in a northeast Chinese city that allows anybody - not just the rich and famous - to hire a personal bodyguard, it's reported.</b><p>The Jinyiwei app, which is set to launch in Qingdao in September, provides an Uber-like service, and connects individuals and companies citywide with …

China

Chatbot apps help users prepare for death

Every new idea in Silicon Valley seeks to disrupt an industry.<p>But what about the business of death?<p>Dave Lee looks at a couple of novel ways of using the latest chatbot technology to both prepare for your own death and remember loved ones once they’re gone.

Apps

Apple 'working on non-iPhone Apple Watch'

<b>Apple is working on an Apple Watch that does not need to be paired to an iPhone, according to reports.</b><p>Bloomberg reports that the new Watch will connect directly to LTE mobile networks. The claim was later corroborated by the Wall Street Journal.<p>The company has begun talks with providers in the US …

Apple Watch

This app gives parents a real-time view of the classroom

Ever wanted to know what your kids really get up to at school? There's an app for that.<p>ClassDojo allows teachers and students to share what happens in real time, and it's proving really popular.<p>The app is used in over 180 countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada and Qatar. Since launching in …

Teaching

Warby Parker develops eye tests via mobile app

Dive Brief:<p>Warby Parker has developed a new Prescription Check app that allows consumers to self-administer an eye test through their smartphone and …

How museums are turning to virtual reality and apps to engage visitors

Museums are turning to virtual reality, apps, and interactive experiences to keep tech-savvy visitors engaged<p>I’m standing in the admissions line at a museum in New York when I overhear a surprising claim: “It’s like going to the dentist,” a man declares. “I’d rather go the dentist than go to a …

Museums

Lone workers' phone has red alarm button

<b>Swedish mobile phone company Doro has unveiled a hard-wearing handset designed for people such as social workers, carers and builders who work alone.</b><p>The Doro 8020X features a red "call for help" button on the side.<p>If the button is pressed, the phone can send a text message containing its GPS …

Apps

Is Africa's $30 smartphone a game changer?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A South African start-up will next month begin mass producing a $30 smartphone, which it describes as the first of its kind to be manufactured in Africa.<p>Johannesburg-based Onyx Connect is gearing up to launch a four-inch entry-level smartphone for about $30 that includes front and rear …

South Africa

Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes

<b>Scientists have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal.</b><p>The fusion of biology and technology was used to control blood sugar levels in mice with diabetes.<p>The idea, described in Science Translational Medicine, could be applied to a wide range of diseases and …

Diabetes

Naked selfie-detecting app Gallery Guardian tested

<b>An app that can alert parents when a child takes or receives sexually explicit photographs has been developed.</b><p>The BBC's Chris Foxx tested Gallery Guardian ahead of its release on Thursday, and asked creator Daniel Skowronksi how his software detects nude selfies.

Apps

Could digital detectives solve an ancient puzzle?

<b>For more than two thousand years people have believed that joint pain could be triggered by bad weather, but the link has never been proven.</b><p>Now, by harnessing the power of thousands of volunteers, doctors hope to unravel the mystery. And the new technique could offer countless solutions to a whole …

Pain

The woman whose phone 'misdiagnosed HIV'

<b>Esther sells water on the side of the road in Kenya for a few dollars a day.</b><p>She also owns a smartphone and ownership of such a device should, according to most of the received wisdom, empower its owner.<p>But in fact it did quite the opposite for her when she acquired an app.<p>It claimed to diagnose HIV …

Fake News

Has wearable tech had its day?

<b>With the clicking of poles and a determined stride, the Winchester Nordic Walking group is a distinctive sight as its members pound the Hampshire countryside.</b><p>The day I bumped into them, all but one was using some form of fitness tracker.<p>A few Fitbits, a Garmin smartwatch, a couple of phone apps and …

What works with Amazon Alexa?

Amazon Alexa Compatible Products<p>Filter results<p>Abode Iota<p>Abode Iota<p>Read review<p>Alottazs Labs Garageio<p>Use voice control to open and close your garage door.<p>Alottazs Labs Garageio<p>Use voice control to open and close your garage door.<p>Read review<p>Amazon Dash Wand with Alexa (2017)<p>Press and hold the Dash …

Smart Homes

McDonald’s plans mobile ordering/payment and delivery for all US stores this year

While McDonald’s was an early Apple Pay partner and saw the payments service adopted quickly among its customers, the fast food chain has been late to the game as far as mobile ordering goes. That will soon change as the company today announced plans to not only introduce mobile ordering and …

Foursquare offers every mobile app access to your whereabouts

Foursquare's transformation from fun consumer app into serious behind-the-scenes business is taking another step forward.<p>The location app is rolling …

Mobile phone and satellite data to map poverty

An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymised data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create …

Sustainable Development Goals

Man spends stolen $1m on Game of War

<b>A man went on a $1m (£800,000) spending spree on the Game of War app after stealing $4.8m from his employer.</b><p>Kevin Lee Co, 45, from Sacramento, California, pleaded guilty to fraudulently using company credit cards to steal the money.<p>Court documents reveal Mr Co spent about $1m of the embezzled funds …

San Francisco

Amazon ordered to refund children's in-app purchases

<b>A judge has ordered Amazon to refund the parents of children who made in-app purchases on Kindle and Android devices without their consent between 2011 and 2014.</b><p>Seattle-based Judge John Coughenour ordered the firm to run the refund process for 12 months beginning in January 2017.<p>It follows …

App Store

Smartphone Market Update for Fall 2016

October 16th, 2016<p>We recently conducted a study of US and UK consumers to better understand some new dynamics in the smartphone market. To round out …

7 Ways to Win Consumers on Their Path to Purchase

The path to purchase, from start to finish, is rarely linear—it's more akin to a scavenger hunt. Along the customer journey, one search can spark an …

eCommerce