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Trump’s TikTok download ban temporarily blocked by U.S. federal judge

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The ban on new downloads was set to come into effect at 11:59 PM on Sunday. What you need to know A federal judge in Washington has granted a preliminary injunction to TikTok, temporarily blocking President Trump's ban on the video-sharing app. Had the injunction not been granted, TikTok would have been removed from Apple and Google's app stores Sunday night. However, the restrictions announced by the Commerce Department, which are set to go into effect on November 12, have not been blocked. In what can be described as a big setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge in Washington has granted a preliminary injunction to TikTok, blocking the app's ban from Apple and Google's app stores in the U.S (via The Verge ). However, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols hasn't blocked the restrictions on the app by the Commerce Department, which will go into effect on November 12. President Donald Trump declared TikTok a "national emergency" on Augu

This Week in Apps: Redesigning the iOS 14 home screen, app makers form ‘fairness’ coalition, latest on TikTok ban

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without a mobile focus. In this series, we help you keep up with the latest news from the world of apps, delivered on a weekly basis. Top Stories iOS 14 Home screen Customization Craze The release of iOS 14 included one of the biggest updates to the iPhone’s user interface in years. Apps can now be stored off screen in the new App Library where they’re organized for you, as opposed to you being forced to categorize apps yourself into various folders. And Apple fin

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