Chrome OS update makes installing Linux apps easier

With the power of tools like Crouton, anyone so inclined can already run Linux on a Chromebook. The process is a bit fiddly, however, and requires that you enable developer mode — which carries potential security risks. Now, thanks to a recent Chrome OS update, you’ll be able to launch .deb (Debian) packages minus such […]

ANDROID WARNING: Over a HUNDRED apps on Google Play Store FILLED with malware

Android fans are being warned after almost 150 apps on the Google Play Store were found to be loaded with malware. The majority of the infected apps were released on the Google Play Store between October and November 2017. So the nefarious Android apps have been on the Google Play Store for more than half […]

How retailers are using mobile AR apps to improve customer engagement and boost sales

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The mobile augmented reality (AR) market is quickly becoming primed for the retail space. By blending the online and in-store shopping journeys, mobile AR promises to provide an immersive digital […]

How retailers are using mobile AR apps to improve customer engagement and boost sales

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The mobile augmented reality (AR) market is quickly becoming primed for the retail space. By blending the online and in-store shopping journeys, mobile AR promises to provide an immersive digital […]

'Heart Breaker' op revealed Hamas spying on IDF soldiers' phones via dating apps – report

Hamas operatives have been posing as attractive young men and women online in order to trick IDF troops into downloading malicious software that would allow surveillance of their phones, Israeli intelligence said. Around 500 soldiers have been approached by suspicious people on social media and the WhatsApp messaging service, who used Israeli numbers and persuaded […]

iOS App Store’s all-time top game made $4 billion to top app’s $1 billion

Just ahead of the iOS App Store’s 10th anniversary this month, application market research firm App Annie has released a revealing look at the all-time top apps and games, plus the developers behind them. The lists suggest that while big U.S. companies with global footprints led the App Store in downloads for its first decade, […]

Cancer experts warn of ‘quack apps promising miracle cures’

Some of the most popular promote high-fat, low-carbohydrate “ketogenic” diets and suggest they are effective in fighting cancer, despite no clinical trials backing up the claims. Some claim they restrict calorie consumption and therefore the amount of fuel that cancer cells receive. But health experts said following them could cause harm and urged patients to […]

Apps like Tinder and Bumble can open up relationships all over the world — but a surprising number of successful matches live just down the block

Jacob Bøtter/Flickr Dating apps are increasingly connecting people who live or work close by, have the same commute, or went to college together. Sometimes dating apps can speed up a relationship that might have unfolded, albeit platonically, in real life. Most dating app users opt to see potential matches who live within a few miles […]