Android P to prevent background apps from accessing the camera and recording via microphone

Google’s next Android upgrade is just months away, and we already learned that the Android P would embrace iPhone X top-notch design. Although we don’t have the core features of Android P, XDA Developers are now discovering tidbits thanks to Android’s open source commit.  According to the commits, new rule-sets in Android P will now prevent idling background apps from accessing the camera and recording you via microphone. This move is aimed at preventing the increasing number of malicious malware apps and trojans in taking control of your smartphone when the screen is turned off. The new API rules change targets apps (User IDs), the identifiers Android assigns each application at install time, and they’re unique to each app, and they don’t change as long as an app remains installed on your phone or tablet, it’ll retain the same app ID. In Android P, when the camera service detects any app UID is idle that is Doze mode and background running apps limited access to access to CPU and network intensive services, it will now generate an error and close access to the camera and any subsequent camera requests from the inactive UID will generate errors. In the same way, Android P will also impose limitations on idle …
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5 Excellent iPhone and iPad Calendar Apps You Have to Try

The iOS Calendar app helps many people manage their day-to-day schedules. It supports multiple calendars, integrates with iOS, and has excellent widgets users can add to Notification Center. But as great as it is, it may not be the best choice for everyone.

Maybe you want to be able to customize your calendar’s look. Maybe you want a calendar that’s a little bit smarter. Or maybe you want to combine your calendar with your to-do list.

Whatever you’re looking for, there may be a third-party app that fits your needs on the App Store. Use the right arrow to browse five excellent iOS calendar alternatives.

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Best Jump Rope Apps in 2018

You may have fond memories of jumping with a jump rope in grade school at recess, whether that be by yourself or with others. What you probably don’t remember is how good of a workout jump rope really is and how much it gets your heart rate going.

Fitting jump rope into your workout routine has become more popular in recent years, and because of that, some apps have been surfacing to help you track your jumping. Here are a few reasons why you may want to make jump rope part of your workout and my top picks for apps to help you out.

Why make jump rope part of your workout

At first glance, you may not realize just how much jump rope can help your overall fitness level — here are a few reasons why you may want to add jump rope to your workout routine.

Combines cardio with strength building: Jump rope has the benefit of being great cardio and getting your heart rate going fast, but it also can help you build strength if you make the move to weighted ropes.

Great for your posture: You can’t jump effectively without good posture. When you’re jumping, you’ll need to keep your chest up, which pulls your shoulders back, gets your neck upright, and keeps your elbows down and back.

You can do it anywhere: Jump ropes are extremely portable which makes it a breeze to keep up your jump rope routine everywhere you go. Coil it up and take it with you on your next business trip, vacation, or weekend at the cabin and keep jumping!


Crossrope is arguably the best jump rope company right now, and its app is specifically designed to work with its own ropes.

It has two systems of ropes: the older but still fantastic premium rope system or the new Infinty system. Crossrope specializes in weighted ropes, meaning its ropes not only help you do cardio but they also provide strength training as well.

While buying the ropes gives you everything you need to get started, the free Crossrope app is a perfect companion to aid you in your workout. The app features over a dozen different workouts that focus on strength, endurance, and fat burn, offering you the ability to train the way you want.

The workouts range from beginner to advance, meaning you’ll be able to start off nice and slow and move onto to more complicated and harder workouts as you progress.

Jump Rope Workout

Jump Rope Workout is a simple app that is meant to count your jumps and log your jump history.

By attaching your iPhone to either your waist, thigh, or arm (by use of an arm band), Jump Rope Workout will use the accelerometer in your phone to track how many jumps you do. Plus, you can even enter your weight and allow the app to calculate how many calories your burning, so you can see what the fruits of your labour really are!

You can use Jump Rope Workout with any jump rope you choose, and it’s highly rated by users on the App Store.

Nike Training Club

While Nike Training Club isn’t specifically designed for jump rope exclusively, it does feature lots of workouts that include jump rope.

With hundreds of created workouts by users and professionals alike, Nike Training Club will bound to have something that fits your style.

This app is best for someone who is looking to make jump rope just one part of a balanced workout regime.


YouTube has videos about literally everything and jump rope is no exception.

Of course, just looking for Jump Rope on YouTube will net you a lot of results from workouts to cool jump rope tricks, there is a channel that you should subscribe to if you want to get into jump rope.

Check out Jump Rope Dudes on YouTube. They have over 400 videos on their channel and all of them are focused on jumping. They have everything from product reviews to guided workout videos that will take you from just starting to jump all the way to an expert jumper.

If you have the YouTube app already, or still need to download it, it’s a great way of having jump rope guided videos right in your pocket whenever you workout.

Which are your favorite jump rope apps?

Are you into the jump rope craze? Let us know your favorite apps in the comments below!

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Android P will block background apps from accessing the camera

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We still don’t have much solid information about the next release of Android — we’ve heard that Android P could have some notch optimizations and that access to undocumented APIs could get blocked, but we don’t really know too much more than that. However, the open-source nature of Android means that we can sometimes get a glimpse of what the next release of Android might have in store.

As spotted by XDA Developers, a recent commit on AOSP appears to indicate that Android P could implement a rule that would prevent background apps from accessing the camera.

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Hands-on: Google’s ‘Reply’ gives other apps concise Smart Replies – when it isn’t throwing shade

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Around a week ago we heard that Google was going to test a new app called Reply, which allegedly ports Allo’s Smart Reply functionality over to a wider number of apps. Looks like the test has started rolling out, and we’ve gotten our hands on the APK. So far, Reply seems to fulfill its promises: you get mostly-apt automated response shortcuts in message notifications. 

Google only just started closed beta testing for Reply today, but we managed to get our hands on a leaked build.

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