Microsoft removes restrictions, opens up Edge for iOS Preview to everyone

On Thursday, we told you that Microsoft was going to make its Edge browser available to iOS and Android users. While the Android Preview version is coming soon, the iOS Preview version was available only for Windows Insiders. The latter is Microsoft’s beta testing community. You’ll note that we used the past tense. That is because Microsoft has made a change and has now opened up the preview so that it can be installed by all iOS users.

A tweet from Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore disseminated on Friday evening revealed the change. To apply for access to the Edge for iOS Preview, you should simply …


YouTube client ProTube feels the heat from Google, removes itself from the App Store

On the first of this month, alternative YouTube client ProTube was removed from the Apple App Store by its developer. This took place following complaints lodged by YouTube owner Google. The search giant first filed its complaint a year ago stating that the app violated its Terms of Service. Google pointed out in its complaint that ProTube was a paid app which alone was a violation of the YouTube ToS. ProTube developer Jonas Gessner wrote in his blog on Sunday that Google requested that ProTube remove all of the features that made it different than YouTube.

Google wanted ProTube to remove …

OxygenOS 4.1.7 removes Hangouts from the OnePlus 3 and 3T, adds battery improvements

OnePlus has just released an important update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, which removes a couple of features and adds new ones. A handful of bug fixes and improvements have been implemented as well, but let’s start with what’s been removed.

First off, Hangouts is going away as per Google’s request. OnePlus 3 and 3T owners will have the app removed if they’ve never updated it on Play Store. Those who wish to keep it will have to update Hangouts before installing OxygenOS 4.1.7.

Several issues have been addressed in this update, such as the sound channel error …

End of an era: Snapchat removes 10-second limit in latest update

Social media company Snap Inc. is going through some hard times. Snapchat, its main source of income, started out as an interesting app that appealed to millennials thanks to some unique features, but a lot of these functionalities have been emulated by competing services. This has, in turn, led to a loss of confidence from investors and a crash in the company’s stock value. 
In a bid to reverse this trend, Snapchat has seen some big changes recently. After voice filters, custom geo filters, and Backdrops, the latest update to hit …

YouTube removes mobile streaming requirements, makes it available to everyone

Google has silently lifted restrictions on one of its YouTube features that many couldn’t have used until now: the ability to go live. Since the feature was added to YouTube, it was restricted to those YouTubers who had at least 10,000 subscribers.

Later on, the requirement dropped to 1,000 subscribers, but it was still not enough to make a considerable number of YouTubers use the mobile streaming feature.

Well, it looks like Google has removed all requirements for mobile streaming and made it available to everyone. It’s unclear whether or not this is a temporary …

Google removes iOS support in Google Play Games Services due to low usage

No, Google doesn’t hate Apple, but sometimes the company must make tough decisions for the greater good. That’s probably why iOS support in Google Play Games Services (GPGS) has been removed.

The Mountain View company announced today a new policy change for its Google Play games services effort that doesn’t include iOS support, as well as a couple of other features that aren’t used as often as Google had expected.

Apparently, Google listened to developer feedback and tracked usage before taking the decision to remove some features and start focusing its resources on other areas that …

Chinese court removes sales ban on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus


A ban in China that prevented Apple from selling the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the country, has been reversed by a Chinese court. What set off the whole dispute was a claim by Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services that the 2014 iPhone models infringed on design patents it was awarded for its 100c mobile phone. In May, Apple’s Chinese subsidiary and local retailer Zoomflight were ordered to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China by the Beijing Intellectual Property Office.
 
Apple and Zoomflight sued the regulators, and on Friday the Beijing Intellectual Property …