IBM Corp. said today the creators of an application that helps to connect and provide support for small farmers around the world have won the grand prize of its 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge.

Call for Code is an annual contest held by IBM that invites developers to create and deploy applications based on open-source technology that can tackle some of the most pressing challenges in the world.

The Agrolly app was created by a distributed team of developers based in Brazil, India, Mongolia and Taiwan who first met at Pace University in New York City. Tasked with creating a solution that can help communities fight back against climate change and COVID-19, they came up with Agrolly as a way to provide help and support for small farmers in developing nations that are struggling with reduced crop yields as a result of climate change.

Agrolly, which can be downloaded

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A federal judge in California on Friday ruled in an injunction request that Apple Inc could bar Epic Games’s “Fortnite” game from its App Store but must not harm Epic’s developer tools business, which includes the “Unreal Engine” software used by hundreds of other video games.

“The Court maintains its findings from the temporary restraining order and hereby grants in part and denies in part Epic Games’ motion for a preliminary injunction,” District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled.

Epic Games and Apple were not immediately available for comment on the ruling.

Last month, Epic Games had filed for a preliminary injunction that would put its game back in the App Store and restore its developer account after the iPhone maker terminated Epic Games’ account on its App Store.

Epic sued Apple in August, claiming that the company’s 30% commission on some in-app purchases made through its App Store, combined with

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A developer backed by Chinese cybersecurity giant 360 Security Technology Inc. has introduced a browser that allows mainland Chinese users to access previously blocked sites like Google and Facebook, partially bypassing Beijing’s Great Firewall.

The browser, named Tuber, requires mobile number registration before use. That makes users browsing activities traceable and can identify people because smartphone numbers are linked to unique Chinese identification numbers.

Blocked websites that can be accessed via Tuber include YouTube, Instagram and The New York Times.

The app appears to be providing a government-approved platform for the nation’s 904 million netizens to legally visit overseas websites.

Mainland Chinese use virtual private networks, or VPNs, to bypass the Great Firewall — the name given to the entity which has blocked an array of foreign Internet services, from Gmail to Twitter, for over a decade.

China regularly cracks down on illegal VPN services, eliminating VPN apps from the

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  • Signal is a free messaging app that uses end-to-end encryption to keep your messages private.
  • When you send a message, the only people who can see that message are the recipients — not even the company that runs Signal can see what you send.
  • You can use Signal to send texts, photos, videos, and voice messages, as well as manage group chats.
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Just this year, Signal has become one of the most popular messaging apps around. Favored by tech giants, cybersecurity experts, journalists, government officials, and many more, Signal has gone from a darling secret of the security community to something even the non-tech savvy are using.

Signal is known for its incredible security and wealth of features. On an internet where it seems that more and more businesses are trying to track you, Signal can keep all of your

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Photo credit: Yelp
Photo credit: Yelp

From Delish

Yelp announced in a blog post yesterday that it would begin flagging businesses that have been accused of racially charged behavior on the app. Consumer alerts are already placed on businesses that see an influx of reviews based on news coverage or social media rather than first hand experience, and the new alert will specify when the allegations are related to racist behavior.

“At Yelp, we value diversity, inclusion and belonging, both internally and on our platform, which means we have a zero tolerance policy to racism. We know these values are important to our users and now more than ever, consumers are increasingly conscious of the types of businesses they patronize and support,” the brand said in the site blog post.

In order to flag these situations while also maintaining the integrity of the app, businesses that are associated with someone who has been

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healthcare app dev

Just like water and food, healthcare is a necessity and not a commodity. With the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, it became really important for people to maintain their health without coming into contact with other people.

And the best way to do it at this time is by using healthcare apps, and due to this, the demand for healthcare app development is increasing exponentially.

People are becoming more curious and careful about their health, and therefore healthcare apps are offering numerous benefits for everyone. Some of them have been listed below:

  1. Easily accessibility
  2. Easy data management
  3. Effortless communication
  4. Maintaining social distance
  5. Accurate reports

With all the above-mentioned benefits, the healthcare app development business has also brought some economical advantages.

The following are some of the ideas that became top healthcare app development business ideas for 2020:

  1. On-Demand Doctor Consultation Apps
  2. Appointment Booking
  3. Healthcare Apps For Women
  4. Health Reminder Apps
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Apple witnessed twice the revenue from its App Store, compared to Google’s Play Store in Q3 2020, according to a report by Sensor Tower.

According to estimates by Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, Apple’s App Store recorded twice the revenue of Google’s marketplace for mobile applications.

Consumer spending on in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps on Apple’s app store increased by 31 per cent in Q3 to $19 billion globally, compared to last year.

Google Play also witnessed substantial growth with a 33.8 per cent year-on-year ( YoY) growth to $10.3 billion from $7.7 billion in the year-ago quarter.

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“The split in spending between the two platforms remained consistent when compared to 3Q19, with Apple’s marketplace seeing nearly twice the revenue earned on Google’s store,” Sensor Tower said in its report.

However, when it comes to app installs,

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LendingTree®, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, today announced the launch of a series of new features for My LendingTree users to help consumers better manage their financial lives. The LendingTree app can now connect directly with consumers’ checking and savings accounts in addition to credit cards and loans, giving users a more comprehensive overview of their financial profile.   

Powered by Plaid, a data network powering the fintech tools that millions of people rely on to improve their financial lives, My LendingTree users can connect their bank accounts from over 11,000 financial institutions. By integrating checking and savings account information, My LendingTree will provide a comprehensive overview of budgets, spending habits, transaction history and cash flow analysis in the same place users can check credit scores, savings recommmendations and identity monitoring updates. This new feature consolidates the most important financial information in

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  • Google announced in a blog post on Monday that it’s closing a loophole which allows some developers to side-step its 30% tax on in-app payments.
  • Developers will have until September 31 2021 to integrate Google’s billing system.
  • Google also said it will make it easier for users to install alternative app stores to its own.
  • The change may mean apps such as Netflix, Spotify, and Tinder which have avoided the 30% fee put up their prices on the Play Store.
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Google said it will clamp down on a loophole that allows big developers like Netflix and Spotify avoid paying 30% commission on in-app payments.

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Until now, developers have been able to side-step the 30% commission that comes with using Google’s in-app payment system by getting users to enter their card details directly.

Google’s vice

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CLEVELAND, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Center for Health Affairs today announced a new partnership with Cloud 9 Online, a premier digital wellness company. The partnership provides members and clients of The Center, CHAMPS GPO and CHAMPS Oncology the opportunity to implement Cloud 9’s medical-grade mobile meditation app, which provides mindfulness meditations to patients and employees 24 hours a day, seven days a week, regardless of location.

Developed to offer a first-of-its-kind turnkey meditation solution, Cloud 9’s platform is completely customizable, allowing for organizational branding and design to meet clinical treatment priorities. The app’s meditations, which follow a seven-step proprietary quality assurance rubric, are created to be condition-specific and evidence-based with medical provider review and sign-off.  Cloud 9’s technology combines meditation with machine learning to create a personalized meditation experience, uniquely enabling hospitals and healthcare organizations to provide holistic, non-pharmacological virtual treatment to improve patient value and outcomes

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