Monday, March 8, 2021

Facebook’s Snapchat-like ‘Vanish Mode’ feature arrives on Messenger and Instagram – TechCrunch

Facebook today announced its new Snapchat-like feature for disappearing messaging, Vanish Mode, is arriving on Messenger and Instagram. The feature, meant for more casual conversations, allows users to set...

PUBG Mobile plots return to India with Microsoft deal – TechCrunch

PUBG Mobile, the sleeper hit title that was banned in India two months ago over cybersecurity concerns, is plotting to make a return in the world’s second largest internet market,...

Apple releases iOS 14.2 with new emojis and an accessibility feature that locates people...

Apple has released iOS 14.2 today. It includes multiple new features as well as some important bug fixes and security updates. Among other things, this release introduces over 100...

Android security bug let malicious apps siphon off private user data – TechCrunch

A security vulnerability in Android could have allowed malicious apps to siphon off sensitive data from other apps on the same device. App security startup Oversecured found the flaw in...

Trump’s official campaign app had to reset its rating after being trolled by TikTokers...

An effort by TikTok users to troll President Trump’s official campaign app with thousands of one-star reviews appears to have had an impact — if not the impact the...

The block clock tick-tocks on TikTok – TechCrunch

In less than three months and notwithstanding intervention, TikTok will be effectively banned in the U.S. unless an American company steps in to save it, after the Trump administration declared...

Facebook tests TikTok-style video format on its main app in India – TechCrunch

Facebook is going all-in on short-form videos. After flirting with the idea in Lasso, a TikTok-clone it tested in select markets, and adding a similar feature called Reels to...

mmhmm, the virtual presentation software from Phil Libin, launches its Beta 2 – TechCrunch

mmhmm, the latest project from Evernote founder Phil Libin and All Turtles, has today announced the launch of the mmhmm Beta 2. The 100,000-strong waitlist of people who have...

Robinhood’s Q2 soars – TechCrunch

Payment for order flow continues to prove lucrative Robinhood’s huge, two-part Series F round came partially in Q2 and partially in Q3. The app-based trading platform announced the first $280 million ...

Mobile bank Current launches a points rewards program for debit card users – TechCrunch

Amid a crowded market of mobile banking services, which will soon also include Google, U.S. challenger bank Current is launching a new program that will offer points-based rewards to its...

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