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Huawei sold more smartphones than Apple in 2019 despite the fact that its new phones can’t run Google apps — but it’s not so surprising

Huawei sold more smartphones than Apple in 2019, according to new market research. It’s a triumph for Huawei, which is facing sanctions from the US that ban the company from accessing Google’s Android apps. Such a sanction would typically cripple a smartphone company, but Chinese smartphone users rallied behind Huawei […]
Huawei sold more smartphones than Apple in 2019 despite the fact that its new phones can’t run Google apps — but it’s not so surprising
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How to download apps on your iPad for free in the App Store

You can download many apps on your iPad for free in the App Store. It’s easy to download free apps on your iPad, and you can easily find a list of the most popular ones under “Top Free iPad Apps” in the Top Charts. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
How to download apps on your iPad for free in the App Store
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This is what your iPhone screen probably looked like a decade ago

Apple released the iPhone 4 nearly 10 years ago, in 2010. The iPhone 4 was the phone’s first major redesign since it was introduced in 2007. It had significant additions including Retina display and FaceTime calling. It was the last pre-Siri iPhone before the voice assistant was introduced with the […]
This is what your iPhone screen probably looked like a decade ago
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How to turn on automatic updates on your iPhone for iOS and apps

You can turn on automatic updates on your iPhone to make sure your operating system and apps always have the latest features and security standards. To turn on automatic updates for iOS on your iPhone, go to the General section of the Settings app. To turn on automatic updates for […]
How to turn on automatic updates on your iPhone for iOS and apps
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These are 2019’s biggest breakout creators on TikTok

TikTok has released its first year-in-review report, showcasing 2019’s most viral videos, popular memes and trends, and biggest creators on the platform. TikTok’s “top 100” report is designed to “honour and applaud the timeless moments that made the TikTok US community click like, share and create in 2019,” according to […]
These are 2019’s biggest breakout creators on TikTok
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These are the best apps and games of the year, according to Apple

Apple has released its list of the best apps and games of 2019. Apple chose a photography app for creating long exposure photos as its iPhone app of the year, while a sketching app made the cut for Apple’s iPad app of the year. Apple also highlighted a selection of […]
These are the best apps and games of the year, according to Apple
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The summer of the ‘VSCO girl’ may be over, but retailers and the VSCO app itself are still reaping the benefits of the craze that swept Gen Z

Generation Z helped bring a new term into widespread acceptance this summer: VSCO girls, teens heralding brightly coloured outfits and environmentally friendly items. The term comes from an aesthetic associated with the popular photo-editing app VSCO, who told Business Insider it played no part in launching the trend. Even after […]
The summer of the ‘VSCO girl’ may be over, but retailers and the VSCO app itself are still reaping the benefits of the craze that swept Gen Z
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The wildly popular TikTok app is becoming an unlikely place for women to talk about infertility and reproductive health — and it’s a clear sign the platform is for more than just teens

TikTok is a video platform particularly popular with Gen Z, and it has over 1.5 billion downloads. However, not all users are teens: some adults are using the app to find communities and share personal stories. Women navigating infertility and IVF, along with OB-GYNs trying to educate people, have taken […]
The wildly popular TikTok app is becoming an unlikely place for women to talk about infertility and reproductive health — and it’s a clear sign the platform is for more than just teens
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Instagram is now experimenting with removing ‘likes’ worldwide

Instagram is testing out removing “likes” on posts worldwide, TechCrunch first reported. Last week, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri announced that the company would start removing likes on posts in the US, an experiment which it has already been testing in seven other countries. Users will still be able to see […]
Instagram is now experimenting with removing ‘likes’ worldwide
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Instagram’s founder on whether he’d sell to Facebook again: ‘When someone comes and offers you a billion dollars for 11 people, what do you say?’

Kevin Systrom cofounded Instagram in 2010, and the company was acquired by Facebook for $US1 billion in 2012. Systrom and his cofounder, Mike Krieger, left the company in 2018 reportedly because of “tensions” with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Asked on Wednesday whether he would sell again, Systrom mentioned the staggering […]
Instagram’s founder on whether he’d sell to Facebook again: ‘When someone comes and offers you a billion dollars for 11 people, what do you say?’
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YouTube’s algorithm may not be radicalizing people, it’s just made it easier for people with far-right views to find a community, a new study suggests

A research paper from Penn State suggests that YouTube’s algorithm doesn’t radicalize people by showing them increasingly far-right videos – instead, those videos influence viewers the same way any other media does. The paper asks why far-right views are so popular on YouTube, and it found that people with views […]
YouTube’s algorithm may not be radicalizing people, it’s just made it easier for people with far-right views to find a community, a new study suggests
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ISIS is reportedly using popular Gen Z app TikTok as its newest recruitment tool

TikTok has removed about two-dozen accounts that posted Islamic State propaganda, according to The Wall Street Journal. The short-form video app has thousands of moderators in China and the US. The platform has been accused of going too far in removing sensitive content, allegedly censoring controversial posts that could anger […]
ISIS is reportedly using popular Gen Z app TikTok as its newest recruitment tool
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Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren slammed Mark Zuckerberg for his remarks on free speech and said Facebook is spreading lies that could impact the 2020 election

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden are sounding off on FacebookCEO Mark Zuckerberg following Zuckerberg’s speech on freedom of expression at Georgetown University on Thursday. During the 35-minute address, Zuckerberg described Facebook’s approach to protecting free speech on the social media platform, which includes allowing paid political advertisements […]
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren slammed Mark Zuckerberg for his remarks on free speech and said Facebook is spreading lies that could impact the 2020 election
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Google’s new $5 subscription service gives you unlimited access to some paid apps and games, which means you might finally get to use those apps you never wanted to pay for

Google launched its $US5-per-month Play Pass subscription service that gives subscribers access to over 350 apps and games, and removes in-app purchases and ads. The apps and games list will grow on a monthly basis. Play Pass is available in the US starting Monday, and will be released outside the […]
Google’s new $5 subscription service gives you unlimited access to some paid apps and games, which means you might finally get to use those apps you never wanted to pay for
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The 7 most disappointing features in iOS 13

Apple on Thursday released iOS 13, the newest version of its iPhone operating system, to the public. iOS 13 has a ton of improvements and quality-of-life features that make using an iPhone much easier, or more pleasant. Unfortunately, not everything is an improvement, and Apple could have certainly done more […]
The 7 most disappointing features in iOS 13
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Huawei just unveiled its first flagship phone since it was banned from using Google’s app store — but the Huawei app store has only 3 popular apps worth downloading

Huawei’sMate 30 smartphones won’t have access to Google’sPlay Store for the usual choice of apps that Android users outside of China are used to. Huawei’s own app store only has three recognisable apps with mass appeal, including Amazon, TikTok, and Fortnite. Huawei didn’t announce a release date for the Mate […]
Huawei just unveiled its first flagship phone since it was banned from using Google’s app store — but the Huawei app store has only 3 popular apps worth downloading
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Huawei’s new smartphones run the latest version of Google’s Android operating system despite the US ban — here’s how that works

Huawei’s Mate 30 smartphones can use Google’sAndroid 10 operating system despite the US government blacklistingHuawei. That’s because the Android operating system is open source and can be freely adopted, and doesn’t require any business or licensing. You could download it right here if you wanted to. The main difference is […]
Huawei’s new smartphones run the latest version of Google’s Android operating system despite the US ban — here’s how that works
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Details of Huawei’s upcoming smartphone keep leaking, and it looks like an incredible device — but it doesn’t matter for anyone outside of China

Details about Huawei’sMate 30 smartphones are being leaked before their reveal on Thursday, but it doesn’t matter for anyone outside of China. That’s because Huawei’s upcoming Mate 30 smartphones won’t have access to the Google Play Store where users can find and install the apps they’re used to using. Without […]
Details of Huawei’s upcoming smartphone keep leaking, and it looks like an incredible device — but it doesn’t matter for anyone outside of China
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Apple has been accused of acting like a monopoly — and new investigation into its App Store only gives its critics more ammo to make their case

Apple apps ranked first in over 700 tracked searches for popular search terms like “books,” “music,” news,” “TV,” “sports,” and “people,” according to a new report from The New York Times. According to its analysis, some App Store searches “produced as many as 14 Apple apps before showing results from […]
Apple has been accused of acting like a monopoly — and new investigation into its App Store only gives its critics more ammo to make their case
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8 apps that celebrities use to build their brands and express themselves

Though celebrity lifestyles may seem light years removed from those of everyday people, one area in which they are just like us is their app use. While Instagram and Snapchat are well established among Gen Z-ers, celebrities’ taste in apps go beyond the expected social networking sites. Whether for work, […]
8 apps that celebrities use to build their brands and express themselves
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This app uses AI and ASMR to create personalised meditations

Mindwell, a new meditation app, says it combines “isochronic tones, solfeggio frequencies, and spoken guidance” to create 350 meditation tracks. Mindwell’s flagship feature is MoodShift, a function meant to provide users with immediate help in beginning to alter one’s mood. Mindwell launched an in-app AI predictive engine on Friday. Click […]
This app uses AI and ASMR to create personalised meditations
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People are getting refunds after paying $50 to watch the ‘glitchy’ and ‘terrible’ livestream of wedding between YouTubers Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul

YouTube power couple Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul got married this weekend in an elaborate Las Vegas wedding that reportedly cost $US500,000. Nearly 70,000 people paid $US50 each to watch a livestream of the wedding, but viewers complained about the stream’s poor quality – and that the wedding started four […]
People are getting refunds after paying $50 to watch the ‘glitchy’ and ‘terrible’ livestream of wedding between YouTubers Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul
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Now is the worst time to buy a new smartphone

Don’t buy a new smartphone right now. In just a couple of months, the biggest tech companies in the world, including Apple,Google, and Samsung, will announce their flagship phones for 2019. The presence of new flagship smartphones will also cause older phones to drop in price. It’s worth holding on […]
Now is the worst time to buy a new smartphone
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These are the 6 best apps for helping you save money

Growing your savings often requires maintaining control over your spending habits and cutting out unnecessary expenses. There are several apps that can help with this, ranging from apps that give you an in-depth look at how you’re spending your money to those that encourage you to save and can help […]
These are the 6 best apps for helping you save money
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The 11 iPhone apps I couldn’t live without

The iPhone is an incredible piece of hardware, but apps unlock its true potential. I own over 200 apps on my iPhone X, but there are only 11 I couldn’t really live without. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. My iPhone X is my most used gadget. It’s my […]
The 11 iPhone apps I couldn’t live without
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Passwords are incredibly insecure, so websites and apps are quietly tracking your mouse movements and smartphone swipes without you knowing to make sure it’s really you

Passwords, PIN numbers, and fingerprints play a relatively small and insecure role in keeping your online accounts and data safe. Companies use security measures called behavioural biometrics that you likely don’t know about, like tracking your mouse movements and the typical behaviour in your accounts, measuring the angle you typically […]
Passwords are incredibly insecure, so websites and apps are quietly tracking your mouse movements and smartphone swipes without you knowing to make sure it’s really you
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The new $400 Bose 700 wireless noise-cancelling headphones are nearly perfect

Bose’s new 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones are a new, more premium model compared to the company’s beloved QuietComfort series. They’re comfortable, have the best noise cancelling so far, and great battery life. The biggest improvement over Bose’s previous models is call quality: the Bose 700 cancel out ambient noise not […]
The new $400 Bose 700 wireless noise-cancelling headphones are nearly perfect
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5 easy ways to keep your smartphone safe from hackers

Our smartphones hold a massive amount of personal data, which means it’s important to keep them secure. Using a password manager to create strong passwords, being selective about app permissions, and keeping your phone’s software up to date are all measures that can help keep your data private. Visit Business […]
5 easy ways to keep your smartphone safe from hackers
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