Apple and Amazon Have the Most Annoying Ongoing Feud in Tech

The primary reason for this spat is that Amazon apparently doesnt want to cough up the 30-percent cut that Apple demands from in-app purchases , which includes e-books through Amazons apps. Last year, Mike Torres ... Then-CEO Steve Jobs would later ...


26 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Install iOS 12 Beta on Your iPhone

This years big iPhone update, iOS 12, aims to solve many of the issues that arose during iOS 11s controversial, buggy tenure. With that in mind, it may be tempting to jump on board the new software immediately and leave iOS 11 in the dust for good.
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Apple and Google face growing revolt over app store Tax'

Last week, Schachter co-authored a report arguing that current app store fees were unsustainable. Apple and Google take 30 percent of subscription dollars and in-app purchases made on iPhones and Android phones using Googles app store (effectively all...
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Netflix's iOS App Store fee avoidance will only give 'modest' revenue boost

Netflixs trial removal of in-app payments for its subscription in some markets may be modestly beneficial to the companys overall revenue while it tests the limits of the iOS ecosystem and Apples resolve to maintain the App Store fee, one analytics ...

Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

Its doing this by using first-party data gathered by iPhones with a privacy-first methodology and its own fleet of cars packed with sensors and cameras. The new product will launch in San Francisco and the Bay Area with the next iOS 12 beta and will ...

Vinyl lovers can now make in-app record purchases on Discogs' iOS app

Discogs browsers surfing the platforms stock of nearly 40 million items will newly be able to make in-app purchases , thanks to Version 2.0 of the Discogs iOS app. Whereas the iOS supported Discogs app previously redirected buyers to Discogs mobile...
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FiftyThree, Maker of Popular Paper and Paste Apps, Gets Acquired

WIRED: Your software also evolved along with the App Store . At first your app was free; that was maybe part of the assumption then, during App 1.0, that things would be free. And then you started offering something more advanced as a subscription ...

Apple yanks 25000 gambling apps from the App Store in China

Apple cant afford to lose the App Store in China, because that move alone would deliver its iPhone business a considerable blow. Without access to the App Store , iPhones and iPads sold in China would not have any way of installing any apps, regardless ...    

Apple Loop: New iPhone Features Leak, Upgraded MacBook Air Revealed, Galaxy Note 9 Vs iPhone X Plus

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this weeks Apple Loop includes FaceID and Apple Pencils for the new iPhones, 512 GB of storage for the iPhone X Plus, defeating the Galaxy Note 9, Apple tempting developers to subscription ...    

The 5 Best Apps for Transcribing Lectures & Converting Speech to Text on Your iPhone

Fees/ In-App Purchases : While having to pay for a transcriber apps services isnt necessarily a bad thing, its important to distinguish between apps that offer enhanced features like transcriptions done by actual people that justify their cost ...    
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Japan regulator reportedly looking into whether Apple secretly crushed an App Store competitor

Japans Fair Trade Commission is looking into whether Apple improperly pressured Yahoo Japan to shut down a game streaming platform that competed with the iOS App Store , according to Nikkei. Yahoo Japans Game Plus service allowed people to stream...    
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Apple Issues iPhone-Crashing Bug Fix: How to Get Now

Apple has fixed the latest annoying flaw plaguing iOS 11, a bug that left iPhones vulnerable to crashing if they received a text featuring a specific character from an Indian writing system (Telugu). Upon receipt of the text, Apples Messages app would ...    
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Report: Apple secretly met with developers to push subscriptions on the App Store

In the spring of 2017, Apple convened a group of more than 30 software developers at a Tribeca loft in New York City. The iPhone maker wanted to walk them through a major change that was coming to the companys App Store . The purpose of the meeting,... -    

If you use an iPhone, WATCH OUT for these dangerous fake emails

Essentially, the email poses as an official message from the Apple Store with information about a new monthly subscription. In one example, published by technology blog 9To5Mac, the fraudulent App Store receipt depicts a YouTube Red subscription with a...        

Alex Jones Infowars App Still on App Store Even After Podcasts Were Blocked

Apple banned the Alex Joness Infowars podcasts from the iTunes Store over hate speech violations, but his Infowars Official app for the iPhone and iPad is still available on the App Store . Since the app lets users stream the same content Jones ...    
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