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iOS 9.3.5, Nike+ Run Club and more: mobile buzz of the week

The lines between digital, mobile, technology and apps are blurring in today’s world. We at Robosoft are keen followers of developments in this arena. Here’s a quick summary of what’s buzzing:

Apple fixes vulnerability attack

Just a few weeks after the announcement of its bug bounty program, Apple faced a vulnerability attack that was capable of collecting details such as passwords, contact lists, text messages, track users and also record calls. According to The New York Times, investigators discovered that a company called the NSO Group (an Israeli outfit that sells software that invisibly tracks a target’s mobile phone) was responsible for the intrusions. In response, Apple issued an emergency update, iOS 9.3.5 last week, which fixes these vulnerabilities.

YouTube redesigns its TV app

YouTube redesigns its TV app

With people gravitating more towards watching entertainment and sports on smart TVs (except the Apple TV), it was about time for YouTube to update its TV application. Along with the usual categories, the app also has new sections for 4K videos and live-streams. The focus of the new app is still on the shorter-form content. At present the update is rolling out in U.S. and soon it will be available in other countries.

Nike faces backlash for redesigning its app

Nike+ Running has been a popular app with millions of people to help them keep fit. But, recently Nike decided to overhaul the smartphone app with a new design and even a new name. The fitness app is now called Nike+ Run Club and interestingly, it has gathered a huge amount of negative feedback at the app store. According to some reports, users have complained about the removal of features like trophies and challenge programs that motivated them to keep fit. Even though Nike is doing a good job of keeping the disaster in check, it has definitely given its competitors an advantage.

Google Wallet gets automatic transfer option

There has been a growing wave of interest in cashless mobile payments. In its transition to become a peer-to-peer payments app, Google has pushed a new update that allows you to transfer funds automatically to your bank account. The automatic transfer option would drastically cut down the time taken for the cash to be available in your bank account. However, those who want to keep the money in their Google Wallet they can do so.

Neha Gargi
Marketing Communication Associate. A caffeine and technology addict, Neha loves to read and write - on a variety of subjects ranging from lifestyle, technology to films.
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