China accounted for nearly half of app downloads in 2018, 40% of consumer spend...

Global app downloads topped 194 billion in 2018, up 35 percent from 2016, according to App Annie’s annual “State of Mobile 2019” report released today. Consumer spending across app stores...

YouTube just changed how you navigate videos in its mobile app – TechCrunch

YouTube is updating its mobile app to make it easier to navigate through videos. The company announced it will this week roll out a new horizontal swiping gesture that...

What3words breaks the world down into phrases – TechCrunch

If you’re down in ///joins.slides.predict you may want to visit ///history.writing.closets, or if you’ve got a little money to spend, try the Bananas Foster at ///cattle.excuse.luggage. Either way, don’t forget...

A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable...

Twitter has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice. But as it has grown, that...

VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads – TechCrunch

VLC, the hugely popular media playing service, is filling one of its gaps with the addition of AirPlay support as it has just crossed an incredible three billion users. The new feature...

Google Assistant lock screen access is coming to more Android devices – TechCrunch

Here’s a quick tidbit buried beneath today’s deluge of Google Assistant news (not to mention the bizarre waking nightmare that is the CES Small World ride). The company announced today...

Amid a legal fight in LA, IBM’s Weather Company launches hyperlocal weather forecasts globally...

While IBM is getting sued by the city of Los Angeles, accusing it of covertly mining user data in the Weather Channel app in the U.S., it’s testing the...

Millions of Android users tricked into downloading 85 adware apps from Google Play –...

Another day, another batch of bad apps in Google Play. Researchers at security firm Trend Micro have discovered dozens of apps, including popular utilities and games, to serve a ton of...

Security researchers find over a dozen iPhone apps linked to Golduck malware – TechCrunch

Security researchers say they’ve found more than a dozen iPhone apps covertly communicating with a server associated with Golduck, a historically Android-focused malware that infects popular classic game apps. The malware...

Engineers can now reverse-engineer 3D models – TechCrunch

A system that uses a technique called constructive solid geometry (CSG) is allowing MIT researchers to deconstruct objects and turn them into 3D models, thereby allowing them to reverse-engineer complex...