Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Try the F-Droid App Store

Apple is currently under fire for its own lack of software transparency, admitting it had slowed down older iPhones. And iOS users should not breathe a sigh of relief in regard to hidden trackers, either. As we at Yale Privacy Lab noted in November ...
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If Apple were to spin-off the App Store, it would be a Fortune 100 company by itself

Here are some amazing statistics recently released by Asymco analyst Horace Dediu. Using his slide rule, the analyst calculated that App Store developers made 26.5 billion in 2017. That is more than McDonalds gross revenues for 2016. In 2018, Apple ...
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Apple's App Store set to eclipse global box office revenues

During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record number of customers made purchases or downloaded apps from the App Store , spending more than US 890m in that seven-day period. We are thrilled with the reaction to the new App Store and to see so ...
New Zealand Herald        


Analyst: Apple's iOS economy could reach half a trillion dollars in 2019; people will spend 100 million a day on ...

According to the latest revenue data from Apple, iOS developers earned 26.5 billion from App Store purchases in 2017. Asymco analyst Horace Dediu took a deep dive at what this figure means for the App Store . According to his research and findings, App ...
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YouTube Currently Testing New Dark Mode for Mobile iOS App

YouTube appears to be in the testing phase of adding a new dark theme for its official iOS app, according to reports. Reddit user Dean Cobb revealed on Monday night that a new dark mode was already live as an option in the Settings section of the app ...
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The Flood Zone Map has been updated

FLOOD ZONE is an informational tool for displaying FEMA approved flood hazard maps using National Flood Insurance Program data. You can customize the map to show FIRM Panels, Flood Hazard Zones, LOMRs, LOMAs, River Mile Markers, Coastal Gages, Base Flood Elevations, Water Lines, Coastal Barrier Resources System Area, and Levees. In the United States, flood zones are areas identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Each flood zone is defined by it�s risk of flooding. What is your zone? What is your risk?
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Developers can now offer subscription add-ons in Microsoft Store apps

Developers now have the ability to offer subscription add-ons within their Windows app on the Microsoft Store . Microsoft has announced that developers can now add subscription add-ons to their Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps on the Microsoft ...
Windows Central        


24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, youll find dozens of lesser-known settings and ...    
Popular Science        


15 apps to power up your productivity

There is no shortage of teleconferencing services, but join.me is one worth knowing about. Meetings can be hosted directly on the join.me website, so no one needs to download and configure software (although Android and iOS apps are also offered). And ...    
The Guardian        


New Year's Day was another record-setting day for Apple's App ...

Apple just released its end-of-year App Store numbers for 2017 and the first day of the new year, and the holiday season was once again a boon in terms of app purchases. During the week-long period of December 24 to December 31, 2017, Apple customers ... -    
The Verge        


Study: In-app spending jumped 12% on Christmas Day

Global spending on in-app purchases, subscriptions and premium apps rose 12% on Christmas Day from a year earlier, per Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data. Spending grew to 196 million from 174 million the year before in Apples App Store and Google ...    
Mobile Marketer        


Apple bought a start-up that will make it easier for coders to build apps for the App Store

Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves has said that the App Store may drive that growth. Apple ios apps available now for Apple Watch. Source: Apple. Apple ios apps available now for Apple Watch. The acquisition is one of several changes Apple has made ...    
CNBC        


The iAPFree jailbreak tweak frees in-app purchases on iOS 11.1.2 devices

The iAPFree jailbreak tweak frees in-app purchases on iOS 11.1.2 devices. By Mario Manlupig, Jr. December 30, 2017 11:00 08. iphone 6s An iPhone 6s K rlis Dambr ns/Flickr. The iAPFree tweak can now be installed on iPhone or iPad devices running iOS 11 ...    
International Business Times, Singapore Edition        


Best iOS Apps of 2017: Affinity Photo, Halide, Apollo, HQ and More

2017 was a big year for apps. The App Store got a major overhaul in iOS 11 to separate apps and games to give both better visibility, and Apple introduced ARKit, an SDK that lets developers build unique augmented reality capabilities into their apps ... -    
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Hulu Drops Price of Commercial Free Plan for Apple Subscribers From 13.99 to 11.99

Hulu informed subscribers about the change through emails that went out yesterday. Beyond the emails, Hulu offered no explanation for the sudden price drop, which was originally in place because of the cut Apple takes from all App Store purchases ...    
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