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Apple’s in-app purchase prices jumped 40% year over year, likely tied to privacy changes

It’s become increasingly difficult to estimate how much money Apple’s App Store business makes, as it’s lumped in with other services on Apple’s balance sheet — and becau

Daily Crunch: New Starbucks Odyssey loyalty program ‘happens to be built on blockchain and web3’

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25+ iOS 16-ready apps featuring Lock Screen widgets you can try today

One of the major changes with today’s launch of iOS 16 is the ability for users’ to now personalize their Lock Screen with widgets, in addition to adding widgets to the Home Screen, which

Google eyes moving some Pixel smartphone manufacturing to India, report says

Google is eyeing moving some production of its Pixel smartphone lineup to India, according to a report, the latest in a series of phonemakers with growing ambitions to locally assemble their handsets

This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16

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. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Google upgrades its Apple AirDrop competitor ‘Nearby Share’ and five other Android updates

Google introduced Thursday a bevy of new features for Android devices, including an upgrade to a self-share option that works like rival Apple’s AirDrop and lets users transfer files across its

iPhone theming app ScreenKit gets ready for the iOS 16 Lock Screen with over 100 new widgets

ScreenKit, an iPhone personalization app that’s topped 12 million downloads to date, is ready to embrace the new Lock Screen customization options shipping with the release of iOS 16 on Septembe

Huawei offers satellite SOS in China where Apple’s is unavailable

A day before Apple unveiled its highly anticipated satellite-powered SOS feature for iPhone 14, Huawei announced its own equivalent. The Chinese telecoms equipment and smartphone giant said its flagsh

UK’s FocalPoint raises $17M for its software-based approach to repairing the flaws of GPS

GPS in its many regional flavors has become a ubiquitous feature in phones, smart watches, cars and other connected devices, but for all the location-based features that it helps enable (mapping being

What, no Mini? Apple’s big event leaves small-phone fans empty-handed

I bear bad news if you’d rather not walk around feeling like you have a brick in your pocket: Apple seems to be bailing on its smallest smartphone … again. That’s right: The $2.5 trillio

Investors shrug, once again, at Apple’s latest deluge of product news

We've kept this mini-series running at TechCrunch for all this time to make a meta-point about share prices and products.

Apple’s Fitness+ subscription is coming to iPhone with iOS 16

As promised earlier this year at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the company today confirmed it’s broadening access to its Apple Fitness+ service to users beyond Apple Watc

NowNow raises $13M seed, plans to scale its ecosystem of financial products across Africa

In 2011, the Nigerian government launched a financial inclusion initiative and set a target to include 80% of the country’s adult population. Although only a target of 64% was met by the end of

Parsing Samsung’s data breach notice

What Samsung is saying — and isn't saying — about its July data breach.

LG Electronics launches NFT platform that lets users buy and sell digital artwork

LG Electronics said today it has released its non-fungible token (NFT) platform LG Art Lab, which lets users discover, buy, sell and trade NFTs on LG’s smart TVs. The announcement comes roughly eigh

Google lets the Parler app back into the Play Store

Truth Social isn’t allowed in Google’s app store yet, but another ostensibly anything-goes social network in the same orbit just made a comeback there. Parler, a social app designed to app

India plans to speed up testing and safety approvals for electronic devices

India is planning to speed up testing and safety approvals of electronic devices, including smartphones and earbuds, to reduce their time to market. Currently, it can take as long as 20 weeks to for c

FTC sues data broker Kochava for sale of people’s sensitive location data, including visits to reproductive health clinics

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday announced it has filed a lawsuit against data broker Kochava Inc. for selling geolocation data from “hundreds of millions of mobile devices,&#82

Justice Department in early stages of filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, says report

The U.S. Department of Justice is in the early stages of drafting an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, according to sources cited by Politico in a report released just ahead of the weekend. While the n

An experimental new attack can steal data from air-gapped computers using a phone’s gyroscope

A security researcher known for devising inventive ways to siphon data from computers that are disconnected from the internet has found a new exploit able to exfiltrate data to a nearby smartphone. Ai
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