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This EU law could force Apple to open up iMessage and the App Store

After forcing Apple to bring USB-C to the iPhone, the next EU law takes aim at the App Store.
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Google’s Android monopoly finds its biggest challenge, and Apple might be next

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The best RPGs on iOS and iPadOS in 2022: Diablo, Star Wars, and more

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The OG App, an ad-free Instagram client, is no longer on the App Store

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Ads won’t ruin your iPhone’s App Store — they may actually improve it

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Apple’s App Store to start showing more ads

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The ugly side to Apple’s embrace of third-party App Store payments

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New ways Microsoft is enticing developers to use Windows app store

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Google Play Store helps find the apps invading your privacy

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Apple seems to have embarked on new purge of neglected apps

How to use Apple Arcade on a Mac

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Apple joins Google in allowing alternative app store payment systems in South Korea

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Apple reveals how much it paid to App Store developers in 2021

Apple reveals how much it paid to App Store developers in 2021

Apple's App Store continues to pay out tens of billions of dollars annually to developers, though the store's success hasn't come without controversy.
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How (and why) to give software as a gift this holiday season

How (and why) to give software as a gift this holiday season

Our tradition of giving physical gifts creates an enormous amount of waste. That’s why this year (and beyond) we should all consider giving software as a gift.
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U.K. agency says Apple and Google are stifling user choice in their app stores

U.K. agency says Apple and Google are stifling user choice in their app stores

The U.K.'s Competition and Market Authority thinks Apple and Google are stifling mobile competition. Here's what that means.
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Three reasons Apple’s anti-sideloading rant misses the point

Three reasons Apple’s anti-sideloading rant misses the point

Apple Craig Federighi tackled sideloading at this week's Web Summit 2021 with a misleading rant. Here are three reasons he's wrong.
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Apple’s first attempt to delay third-party app store payments fails in court

Apple’s first attempt to delay third-party app store payments fails in court

Apple's attempt to delay support for third-party payment systems has run into a roadblock, with a federal court dismissing its request for a stay.
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Paddle wants to be first to replace Apple’s in-app billing system for developers

Paddle wants to be first to replace Apple’s in-app billing system for developers

In the wake of the Apple and Epic lawsuit, Paddle thinks it can replace Apple's in-app billing system for willing developers.
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Apple makes another concession to developers, lets some link outside its app

Apple makes another concession to developers, lets some link outside its app

Apple has satisfied a Japanese Fair Trade commission investigation by giving developers more leeway in linking outside the App Store.
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Apple and Google are going to need to open up their app stores in South Korea

Apple and Google are going to need to open up their app stores in South Korea

South Korea has just forced Apple and Google to open up their in-app purchases to third-party payment processors as antitrust movements intensify globally.
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Apple makes concessions to developers as part of $100 million settlement

Apple makes concessions to developers as part of $100 million settlement

Apple is finally allowing developers to share iinformation about pricing outside the App Store as part of a $100 million class-action settlement proposal.
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Apple has decreased App Store prices in the U.K., South Africa, other countries

Apple has decreased App Store prices in the U.K., South Africa, other countries

Apple has altered App Store pricing across a number of markets utilizing the Euro as their primary currency.
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Apple App Store developer earnings grew 24% in 2020, according to study

Apple App Store developer earnings grew 24% in 2020, according to study

According to a new study by Analysis Group, the App Store facilitated a massive $643 billion in billings and sales during 2020.
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This is how many iPhone apps Apple rejected in 2020

This is how many iPhone apps Apple rejected in 2020

Apple maintains tight control over the App Store, in an effort to keep users safe. In fact, the company rejected a hefty 1 million apps in 2020.
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Half-hour outage affects Apple App Store, iMessage, iCloud Drive, and more

Half-hour outage affects Apple App Store, iMessage, iCloud Drive, and more

Apple's App Store and some of its iCloud services experienced a half-hour outage. By midafternoon, it had been resolved.
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Steam Link app transforms humble MacBooks into hardcore gaming machines

Steam Link app transforms humble MacBooks into hardcore gaming machines

Mac gamers just received some good news: Steam Link is now on the App Store, making streaming games from a PC to a Mac a little bit easier than it was before.
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Facebook vs. Facebook Lite: Which is best for you?

Facebook vs. Facebook Lite: Which is best for you?

Facebook is one of the most popular social networks around the globe, but with Facebook Lite, the app goes on a diet for low-end phones. How does it compare?
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Apple customers spent record amount on apps on New Year’s Day

Apple customers spent record amount on apps on New Year’s Day

With the pandemic keeping many people home during the end-of-year holidays, owners of Apple devices spent a record amount on its App Store on New Year’s Day.
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Apple won’t remove controversially named Mac app from the App Store

Apple won’t remove controversially named Mac app from the App Store

Many have complained about Apple's inconsistent application of its policies on its app stores, and now that accusation is rearing its head once again.
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Apple now requires app developers to disclose data collection and privacy info

Apple now requires app developers to disclose data collection and privacy info

App developers now have to disclose their data collection and tracking requirements in the App Store for everyone to see.
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Apple gradually restores multiple services knocked offline

Apple gradually restores multiple services knocked offline

Multiple Apple services suffered a serious outage Tuesday night, with iCloud, the App Store, Apple TV+, Apple Music, and Apple Arcade among those affected.
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Epic, Spotify, Match, and more team up to fight Apple

Epic, Spotify, Match, and more team up to fight Apple

A coalition of popular apps makers, including Spotify, Match Group, and Epic Games, are targeting Apple’s App Store.
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Apple lets Epic gamers continue using ‘Sign in with Apple’ for now

Apple lets Epic gamers continue using ‘Sign in with Apple’ for now

The ongoing spat between Apple and Epic Games took another turn on Thursday, a further indication that the feud still has some way to run.
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Epic Games’ apps are officially off the Apple App Store

Epic Games’ apps are officially off the Apple App Store

Apple followed through on the termination of Epic Games' developer account on its App Store, removing its apps from the digital storefront amid a feud.