App Store
Apple to raise price of apps and in-app purchases in India, Brazil, and more countries
In India, the readjustment includes an equalization levy of 2% in addition to the existing goods and services tax of 18%.In India,
Xbox
iPhones and iPads can now stream games from an Xbox One via Microsoft’s new app
Unlike xCloud service, you will need an Xbox One console from which games are streamed on your connected iPhone or iPad,.
Apple grants Facebook’s paid online events temporary exemption from its App Store fee
Apple won’t charge its standard fee for a period of three months, but paid online events hosted by game creators won’t get a reprieve.
Apple permits game streaming services like Stadia and xCloud on iOS, but doubts remain
But will Microsoft, Google and other names in the game streaming business accept the compromises Apple wants them to make?
Epic Games asks court to force Apple put Fortnite back on the App Store
Apple is a monopolist and standing up to them is a necessary step to free consumers and developers from the unlawful restrictions Apple has imposed, says Epic Games.
Apple and Google would start getting less money from app sales in Russia
A new bill could cut down Apple and Google’s earnings from app purchases in Russia
Pocketnow Daily: Apple vs Epic Games: CHECKMATE! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about Apple’s new actions against Epic, TikTok getting more time to sell US operations, and more.
Epic could lose all access to Apple’s App Store and app development tools
Apple is now trying to remove Epic Games from its platform, as it has threatened to terminate the company’s access to app developer tools
Pocketnow Daily: Fortnite EXPOSES Apple and Google’s Monopoly… (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the issues affecting Fortnite in Apple’s and Google’s app stores, Apple’s problems if Trump bans WeChat, and more.
Apple removes Fortnite from App Store, gets sued by Epic Games
Apple has removed Fortnite from the App Store – something Epic Games calls “Apple’s punishment to developers” who offer direct payment options.
iPhone 11 review
iPhone shipments could decline by up to 30% if Apple axes WeChat from App Store: Kuo
Kuo notes that if WeChat is banned only in the US, the global iPhone shipment will only take a 3-6% hit.
Apple’s App Store is also getting some improvements and a new App Clips
Discover new apps and services faster with new App Clips which are now working with your App Store
Facebook’s new Kit app for Apple Watch lets users communicate with just a tap
The Apple Watch-exclusive Kit app requires users to have a Facebook Messenger account because all communication is routed through it.
Pocketnow Daily: Is THIS the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra?! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the possible launch date of the iPhone 9, and more
Huawei P40 Pro+ vs iPhone 11 Pro Max
Huawei may be looking for ways to add Google apps to its app store (Update)
It seems that we could finally get Google apps back in Huawei and Honor smartphones, but they would arrive directly in the AppGallery
Apple says it collects a 15% fee from 0.68% of Spotify users
Apple has now complied and told European antitrust regulators that it collects a 15% fee from about 680,000 of 100 million Spotify premium customers.
screen time
Apple accused again of anticompetitive behavior
Two developers are accusing Apple of anticompetitive behavior claiming the iPhone-maker removed their screen time and parental control apps.
Apple adds ‘Confirm Subscription’ dialogue to avoid accidental sign-ups
Apple Subscriptions you are signing up for using the App Store will lead to less accidental sign-ups thanks to an extra action you have to take.
Spotify complains to EU about Apple’s “app tax” and platform monopoly
The music streaming company wants Apple to lay off interfering in its customer service, marketing and the payment systems it chooses to use.
Apple Music being promoted in iOS push notifications — against App Store guidelines
Just because Apple makes the iPhone you use doesn’t mean you should be left with push notifications bothering you to subscribe to Apple Music.
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We discuss the overhyping of patents, AT&T’s overhyping of its 5G network and content providers not buying Apple’s single-stream hype on the show!
U.S. iPhone users spend more and more on apps each year
A recent report unveils that the average U.S. iPhone owner is spending more and more money on apps. Check out the numbers!
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Also on our show, Sony’s 52-megapixel smartphone camera, LG’s dual-wielding at MWC 2019 and the tussle with Apple, Google and Facebook this week.
Netflix officially cuts off iTunes billing, avoids Apple Tax
Many app publishers lament having to surrender nearly a third of their mobile revenues to Apple and Google. Netflix is no longer one of them.
Cydia Store shut down earlier than expected after payments bug
It’s an end of an era that came only slightly prematurely due to an issue that wouldn’t have affected many users in any case.