iOS 14 Update Fixes Bug That Borked Your Default Browser and Mail Settings

iOS 14 Update Fixes Bug That Borked Your Default Browser and Mail Settings

Image: GizmodoThe latest version of Apple’s iOS brought with it some nifty new changes that allow for customization of both home screens as well as apps themselves (in some cases, arguably too much customization). But one feature that allows iOS users to select their default browser and mail apps got borked after a reboot.Now, Apple…
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How to use iOS 14’s App Library to organize your apps

How to use iOS 14’s App Library to organize your apps

If you’re an organization junkie and an iPhone user, then iOS 14 has provided you with a new tool: the App Library, which organizes your apps in labeled groups to make them easier to find. In fact, all your current apps can now be found there, and any apps you download in the future will…
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Why Contact-Tracing Apps Haven’t Slowed Covid-19 in the US

Why Contact-Tracing Apps Haven’t Slowed Covid-19 in the US

As Covid-19 spread across the United States this spring, Jodie Pond, the health director in Teton County, Wyoming, looked forward to deploying a new weapon against the pandemic. Technologists were racing to create apps that would quickly and quietly identify people who had been close to others who were infected. This process of “contact tracing”…
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India Blocks 118 More China-Linked Apps, Including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

India Blocks 118 More China-Linked Apps, Including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Photo: BAY ISMOYO/AFP (Getty Images)Months after barring TikTok, India is now cracking down on dozens more apps with links to China—the latest development in an ongoing feud between the two countries. This time, India’s banned multiple apps from Chinese tech giant Tencent, including mobile versions of the popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.India’s Ministry of…
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How Android 11 Beats iOS 14 for Handling Messaging Apps

How Android 11 Beats iOS 14 for Handling Messaging Apps

Screenshot: AndroidAndroid 11 and iOS 14 are both here, and the software upgrades pack in a slew of improvements and new features for Android phones (er...some of them) and iPhones, respectively. Many of the tweaks and enhancements in Android 11 center around one particular area, though, and it’s an area where Google’s smartphone platform is edging…
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Roku and Comcast reach agreement to carry Peacock on Roku

Roku and Comcast reach agreement to carry Peacock on Roku

Comcast and Roku have come to an agreement months after NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service launched. Peacock will be available to stream on Roku in the coming weeks. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Comcast that will bring Peacock to Roku customers and maintains access to NBCU’s TV Everywhere apps,” a Roku spokesperson…
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