Over Christmas an app called Cartoon HD began causing a stir, but it was quickly pulled from Apple’s App Store. Now a plethora of copycat apps have launched. So what is Cartoon HD, and is it safe to use?
What is Cartoon HD?
Cartoon HD made waves by o ering users free
access to cartoons and full-length feature fi lms,
including new releases such as Despicable Me 2.
The app should have cost around £20, but it was available for free. Unsurprisingly, Apple banned the
app for providing copyrighted content.
Whether Cartoon HD was doing anything malicious
is unclear, but it’s likely that copycat apps will want to
cash in on the hype. This means you should be very
careful when installing and using such apps.
Cartoon HD copycats
If you search the Google Play store for ‘Cartoon HD’,
many Android apps appear in the results fi ghting for
your attention. Descriptions will no doubt state that
the app is legitimate and collecting content from
YouTube and websites in the public domain – but
just because they say that it doesn’t make it true.
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