Tag-Archive: VERBOTEN

Billions warned as a THIRD of all iPhone and Android apps ‘set to be BANNED

ANCIENT apps that haven’t been updated in years make up a huge chunk on both iPhone and Android posing a significant security risk to billions.

A new report claims about a third of apps for both smartphone systems are two years or older.

Apps that aren't updated regularly are risky

Apps that aren’t updated regularly are riskyAnerkennung: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

That’s a whooping 1.5million apps in total.

Many are popular with children, making it all the more worrying.

Such apps could be removed or hidden by Apfel und Google because of the possible dangers they pose.

Both companies have got stricter about ageing apps.

Read more about apps

Symbols on your Android phone that indicate apps could be spying on you


Symbols on your Android phone that indicate apps could be spying on you

Das iPhone maker recently warned developers who haven’t bothered to update theirs that they have 30 days to get their act together or face the chop.

inzwischen, Google hides stale apps from search.

Outdated software is far more susceptible to hacken because they don’t plaster up bug fixes that are uncovered over time.

Natürlich, the tech giants can only remove them from their app stores.

Die meisten lesen in Tech

Alien hunters spot 'secret doorway' in rocks on Mars


Alien hunters spot ‘secret doorway’ in Felsen auf dem Mars

What they can’t do is delete them from your phone if it’s already downloaded, so it might be worth checking your apps to see when they were last updated.

According to experts at Pixalate, the Google Play store has the most, mit 869,000 neglected apps.

Apple is said to have about 650,000.

Apps for education, reference and games were the worst offenders, all of which tend to be popular with children.

Der Rat ist befugt, einen Fall vor das Amtsgericht zu bringen, wenn er entscheidet, dass es sich um eine gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Belästigung handelt

I worked at Yankee Candle - many don't know our ‘jar for jar’ policy


I worked at Yankee Candlemany don’t know our ‘jar for jar’ policy

On the upside, the most popular apps tend to update far more frequently.

Research shows that 84 per cent of apps that have been downloaded more than 100million times had been updated in the last six months.

Thankfully the most popular apps are updated regularly

Thankfully the most popular apps are updated regularlyAnerkennung: Getty

Die besten Tipps und Hacks für Telefon und Gadget

Auf der Suche nach Tipps und Hacks für dein Handy? Möchten Sie diese geheimen Funktionen in Social-Media-Apps finden?? Wir haben Sie abgedeckt…

Holen Sie sich das Neueste WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadget stories here.

Wir bezahlen für Ihre Geschichten! Haben Sie eine Geschichte für The Sun Online Tech? & Wissenschaftsteam? Mailen Sie uns an tech@the-sun.co.uk