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Apple will now take feedback from developers on App Store policies, something Google should also do

Apple held an online edition of its WWDC20 (Worldwide Developers Conference) event yesterday without any visitors. During the online event, executives from the company revealed everything new that will be coming to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, as well as the operating systems driving other hardware, including the Apple Watch and TV. Along with this, Apple also...

Apple’s iOS 14 finally has widgets and they might be better than Android’s

If there's one feature that encapsulates the difference in philosophies between Apple's iOS and Android, it's widgets. Home screen widgets have been a part of Android since day one, and they can look pretty much however the developer wants. Apple has half-heartedly added minimal widgets to iOS through the Notification Center and "Today View," but...

Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung, and Huawei sold more wristbands and earbuds in Q1 2020 despite COVID-19

Smartphone and tablet sales in the first quarter this year took a massive hit due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Not only has the situation forced manufacturers to scale down production and delay product launches, but the financial uncertainty of it all has also led to potential buyers deferring purchases. However, that doesn't seem to...

COVID-19 Contact Tracing apps: India’s Aarogya Setu goes open source, while Switzerland and Italy test Google/Apple’s Exposure Notification API

The novel coronavirus, also known as SARS-CoV-2, has wreaked havoc across the world. A few nations have managed to control the spread of the virus, but many others have struggled and are still trying their best to contain it. One of the strategies being tested for its containment is contact tracing, ie. tracing all the...

New unc0ver exploit allows jailbreaking Apple iPhone and iPads running iOS/iPadOS 12 to 13.5

The iOS jailbreak and Android rooting communities have a lot in common. We both love our respective devices but are disappointed by the lack of customization. Unfortunately, Apple devices aren't as easy to tinker with when compared to many Android devices. That's why new jailbreaks, like the recently released unc0ver exploit, are such huge deals....

[Update: App Removed] Ubisoft sues Google and Apple for hosting Alibaba’s Rainbow Six Siege clone

For every popular game out there, there's an equally popular rip-off that eventually ends up getting sued by the original publisher. But we've hardly ever heard of a publisher suing the platform hosting the offending title. Well, that's exactly what's happening in the case of Alibaba's Rainbow Six: Siege clone. According to a recent report...

[Update 6: API Live] Google and Apple announce the Contact Tracing API and Bluetooth spec to warn users of COVID-19

Due to the ongoing threat posed by SARS-CoV-2, Google and Apple have teamed up to announce a new API and Bluetooth Low Energy specification called "Contact Tracing." The idea behind contact tracing is to inform users if they've recently been in contact with someone who has been positively diagnosed with COVID-19. South Korea and Taiwan...

What do you think of the new Apple iPhone SE?

Here at XDA-Developers, we don't really talk about the Apple iPhone as much as we could. This is despite the fact that the latest iPhones have consistently been the benchmark against which Android flagships are compared against, and thus parallels will always be drawn. Everything that Apple does draws attention from competitors, and each of...

OEMs are raising prices of smartphones in India following a tax increase

India is one of the most competitive markets for smartphone brands. Before the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on commercial activities, India was the only positively growing smartphone market in the world. The sheer number of smartphone users (about 400 million) and the huge potential to onboard a larger number of new users has drawn...

Project Sandcastle brings Android to the iPhone 7 using checkra1n

Apple makes some interesting consumer hardware in the form of the iPhone. Apple exercises complete control over the hardware and software of the iPhone and its other devices, enabling it to deliver an arguably unparalleled experience. This experience lets them charge heavy markups on their products, and several consumers are fine with this cost for...

Your rooted Android phone can jailbreak an iPhone with checkra1n

A lot of us here at XDA-Developers.com actually chanced upon the forums for the first time when we were looking to root our Android devices. After all, our forums are over 17 years old at this point, and currently, boast of over 10 million members who have created more than 3.4 million threads and 77...

You can now open iCloud’s mobile website on your Android device

By and large, Apple's ecosystem is a locked ecosystem, leading to the famous "walled garden" expression. However, many users do use multiple ecosystems interchangeably. They may have an Android phone and an iPad, for example. Google's services can be accessed through apps on both Android and iOS as well as through well-designed mobile websites. On...