Picture-in-picture Back in Hulu on iOS 14

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Picture-in-picture has returned for Hulu users running iOS 14MacRumors reported. The feature had been available for a short period before but was then removed for updadtes.

In the early days of ‌iOS 14‌ in September, Hulu briefly supported picture-in-picture for ‌iPhone‌ users. Hulu soon removed support, however, to refine the feature and “work on a few updates to provide the best experience for our viewers.” Hulu has quietly welcomed back support with the latest update to the app, alongside the typical bug fixes and improvements. Apple introduced picture-in-picture for the ‌iPhone‌ with ‌iOS 14‌, allowing users to continue watching a video while also browsing other apps on their device. Popular video-based apps such as Netflix have supported the feature for some time, while others like YouTube for iOS have not.

Google Adds App Privacy Labels to Gmail

· Andrew Orr · News

Gmail privacy label

This week Google has finally made progress in adding App Store privacy labels to its apps. Gmail is the second app to get a label.

New Facebook Message Warns You of iOS 14 Ad Opt-In

· Andrew Orr · Link

Person using Facebook on iPhone.

In response to an iOS 14 feature that makes developers ask user consent to use their data, Facebook wants to remind people just how beleaguered it really is.

In the post, Facebook says that if users accept the prompts for Facebook and Instagram, the ads you see on those apps won’t change. “If you decline, you will still see ads, but they will be less relevant to you.” The tech giant notes that Apple has said that providing education about its new privacy changes is allowed.

To me, the most offensive part about this isn’t Facebook pretending to care about “businesses other than itself that rely on ads to reach products customers.” It’s how it says “This won’t give us access to new types of information.”

App Tracking Transparency Is Already Here

· Jeff Butts · Product News

App Tracking Transparency - Teaser

While developers aren’t yet required to follow the new privacy feature, App Tracking Transparency is already here. As Jeff Butts has found, there are some app developers who are even using it before they have to.