At WWDC 2019, Apple gave us our first official glimpse of macOS 10.15 Catalina, and as we expected, the new operating system for Macs and MacBooks will be able to run iOS apps designed for iPhones and iPad, thanks to Project Catalyst.The idea is that it will be easy for developers to put their apps on iOS devices and macOS computers – as they’ll only have to create the source code for a single app – rather than having to create two completely separate apps.The benefit for developers is clear: it will be quicker, simpler and cheaper to put their apps on iOS and macOS. No longer will developers need separate teams for creating iOS and macOS apps – now they only need one team. For some developers, that might seem more like a threat than a benefit.For Mac owners, however, it’s a bit more of a mixed bag. Sure, it could mean you’ll get a range of new apps that might never have made it onto macOS without Project Catalyst. For example, Twitter is getting a … [Read more...] about Is Apple dumbing down our Macs by putting iPhone apps on them?
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News By Alvin Albaciete 05/23/19 Email Facebook Twitter Reddit Dota 2 Buy Now Platform(s)LinuxOS XWindows Genre(s)ActionCombatSurvival Release Date 2013-07-09 Valve has just released a standalone mobile app packed with many of its chat features from the desktop client version. Here is everything about it in nutshell.The video game developer’s desktop chat underwent a massive refresh last year. It saw a deluge of new features incorporated in its system in an attempt to compete with Discord.The new mobile app is currently available for Android and iOS. It includes a handful of chat features, from customization to group chats, to notifications, and more. Unfortunately, for now, voice chat is not part of the mobile integration. Valve, however, confirmed that it is already under development and should arrive soon.This is the game developer’s second major iOS app launch in less than seven days. Just last week, the long-delayed Steam Link app was finally … [Read more...] about Valve Releases Steam Chat App On iOS And Android
While many apps are free or only cost a few dollars, some more powerful apps can creep up in price. Thankfully, the Microsoft Store features frequent sales, so you can get these apps on the cheap. This week you can save big on a unique coloring app, an excellent screen recorder, and more. Spirality is a creative app aimed more at relaxing and making simple art than intensive tasks. You can use mirror effects and its pen support to make doodles that you can color in. It's usually $4.99 but is on sale for free until March 1. Free at Microsoft Screenbits is a simple to use app that can record your screen. You can record your entire screen or specific windows. You can also use it to capture your webcam, system audio, and your microphone. It's on sale for $8.99 compared to its normal price of $19.99. $9 at Microsoft Diarium is a cross-platform diary application that syncs across your Windows 10 devices and can sync with Android and iOS apps as well. It allows you to attach text, … [Read more...] about Best Windows 10 apps on sale the week of Feb. 25, 2019
Privacy concerns aren’t the only things in common between Facebook and Google — TechCrunch recently reported that Google also has an iOS app used to collected user data. Similar to Facebook’s now-defunct Facebook Research app, Google’s Screenwise Meter app uses an Enterprise Certificate to bypass the App Store. Companies typically use the Enterprise Certificate program to distribute internal employee-only apps without the App Store or Apple’s oversight.Screenwise Meter shows users how to install the Enterprise Certificate on their iOS devices. The app then shows users how to sideload an Enterprise Certificate-based VPN app and tracks one’s traffic and data through the VPN. TechCrunch noted that Google rebranded Screenwise Meter as part of the Cross Media Panel and Google Opinion Rewards programs. These programs reward participants if they agree to install trackers on their phones, PC browser, router, and television. Certain Google Opinion … [Read more...] about Google also peddled a data collector through Apple’s back door, has since disabled iOS app
AMOLED displays offer a host of advantages over LCD screens, but the biggest advantage has to be the deeper, richer blacks. This advantage also extends to apps with a dark mode, as we see some of them specifically offer an AMOLED-friendly dark mode that uses true blacks. These modes are pretty handy if you want to save battery life or if you’re using the app in bed. So with that in mind, we take a look at the best dark mode apps with an AMOLED-friendly theme. More lists you might find usefulThe best Android apps for Chromebooks you can install right now10 best Android apps to sell stuff PocketPrice: Free/$0.99 to $44.99 per itemDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYOne of the most popular reading apps on the market, Pocket lets you save articles for offline viewing. Simply hit the Pocket button on your desktop browser or visit the sharing menu from your mobile browser to save an article. And sure enough, the app offers a toggle to use 'true black' for articles and the menus. So if you'd like to … [Read more...] about 7 best AMOLED-friendly dark mode apps on Android