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Facebook brings a bunch of social audio features to mobile

18 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

The world's biggest social network, Facebook, announced plans to implement a handful of so-called “social audio experiences” to its mobile apps.
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Apple and Google to be on the Senate's hot seat this week over their uncompetitive app stores

18 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

On Wednesday, a Senate Judiciary Committee led by Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Mike Lee will listen to testimony from Apple and Google in relation to their respective app storefronts.
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Apple is letting Parler come back to the App Store

Apple is letting Parler come back to the App Store

18 days ago   |   By iMore

Parler could be back on the App Store any day now.
What you need to know
Apple has announced that Parler can return to the App Store.
The company says that Parler "has proposed updates to its app and the app's content moderation practices."
Parler, the controversial social media app that was banned back in January, is back on the App Store.
As reported by CNN , Apple has alerted Congress in a letter that the company has approved Parler to return to the App Store. The letter says that the app has made the necessary improvements to its moderation policy in order to detect and prevent hate...
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Parler re-platformed as Apple allows social network back into App Store

Parler re-platformed as Apple allows social network back into App Store

18 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Parler is about to be re-platformed.
The app for the “free speech” social media company will be available once again on Apple's App Store. Apple reinstated Parler on April 14, according to a letter from Apple to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck , which was made public today. Once Parler releases an updated app, iOS users will be able to download it once more.
In the letter to Lee and Buck, Apple said that its App Store review team had spoken with Parler at length about how to bring the app into compliance with company guidelines. “As a result of those conversations, Parler has...
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Emails reveal 128 million iOS users were affected by ‘XcodeGhost' malware

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Download podcasts for offline listening or save them in the Podcasts app

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