WhatsApp introduces new QR code-based local data transfer method

WhatsApp today announced a new and quicker way to transfer chat from your old phone to a new phone through a QR code-based method. The company said that users migrating to another phone with the same

With iOS 17, Apple introduces new journaling app, refreshes communication apps

Today at WWDC 2023 Apple unveiled the new version of its mobile operating system for the iPhone. iOS 17 is receiving many different new consumer-facing features, so here’s a roundup of what you can

Apple WWDC 2023: Headset rumors, iOS 17 and everything else to expect

Look. We’re all interested in one. I know it, you know it, Apple certainly knows it. Much as AI was Google’s primary focus at I/O and … I don’t know — Windows 11, I guess — was Mic

Kaspersky says attackers hacked staff iPhones with unknown malware

The Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky said that hackers working for a government targeted several dozen employees’ iPhones with unknown malware. On Thursday, Kaspersky announced the alleged cy

Roll wants to recreate dolly shots and more using generative AI

Those familiar with Faizan Buzdar, who was until recently the VP of product management at Box, likely associate the entrepreneur with Convo, the digital workspace platform popular among newsrooms (inc

This Week in Apps: ChatGPT comes to iPhone, Bing AI efforts expand, Instagram’s Twitter clone

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app economy in 2023 hit a few snags, as c

Apple releases iOS 16.5 with a new sports tab in Apple News

Apple released iOS 16.5 Thursday with a new sports tab in the Apple News app. The tab acts as a hub for scores, match schedules and articles on your favorite sports teams. The company said that tappin

OpenAI launches an official ChatGPT app for iOS

ChatGPT is going mobile. Today, OpenAI announced the launch of an official iOS app that allows users to access its popular AI chatbot on the go, months after the App Store was filled with dubious, uno

iMessage and more finally comes to Windows with global rollout of Phone Link for iOS

iMessage is finally coming to Windows. Microsoft today announced that Phone Link for iOS is now rolling out to all Windows 11 customers, allowing iPhone users to make and receive phone calls, send and

Apple’s high security mode blocked NSO spyware, researchers say

Last year, Apple launched a new feature for iPhone users who are worried about getting targeted with sophisticated spyware, such as journalists or human rights defenders. Now, researchers say they hav

iOS 17 will reportedly set the stage for sideloading apps on iPhone

Apple has kept the iPhone app distribution system closed, allowing users to download the apps only from the App Store. But the company might be adding some gates to this walled garden to let people si

Truecaller brings live caller ID to iPhone… but with a catch

Truecaller has been a known name in the app market globally — thanks to its eponymous caller-identification service. Its active user base these days numbers 338 million, but it could be bigger: A la

Mercenary spyware hacked iPhone victims with rogue calendar invites, researchers say

Hackers using spyware made by a little known cyber mercenary company used malicious calendar invites to hack the iPhones of journalists, political opposition figures and an NGO worker, according to tw

Hackers used spyware made in Spain to target users in the UAE, Google says

In November 2022, Google revealed the existence of a then-unknown spyware vendor called Variston. Now, Google researchers say they have seen hackers use Variston’s tools in the United Arab Emirates.

Apple releases iOS 16.4 with new emojis, web push notifications, voice isolation for calls & more

Apple today released the iOS 16.4 update to users, which includes a number of new features, like an expanded set of emojis, voice isolation for calls, website push notifications and more. Users can up

Apple’s iOS 17 may include ‘several’ requested features

Apple’s iOS 17 software update may include some requested features, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. It was previously believed that Apple would skip major changes with the release of

Microsoft brings the new Bing to Windows 11 and launches Phone Link for iOS

Microsoft is wasting no time bringing its new AI-powered Bing to all of its products. After introducing it in its Edge browser and then bringing it to the Edge, Bing and Skype apps on mobile, today it

Security researchers warn of a new class of Apple bugs

Security researchers say they have uncovered a “new class” of vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to bypass Apple’s security protections in iOS and macOS to access users’ sensitive

WhatsApp for iOS gets picture-in-picture feature for video calls

WhatsApp is rolling out a picture-in-picture feature for its iOS app with its latest update. This allows users to access WhatsApp or other apps without shutting out the video feed on the call. The com

Here are the features coming to iOS 16.4

Apple released the first developer beta of iOS 16.4 on Thursday and while this update is designed for a small base of users, the iPhone-maker has given us a glimpse of the features to expect when the
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