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.
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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.
After Facebook’s shifty data collection, Apple disables its internal apps
iPhone-using employees at Facebook are left without important productivity apps while product testing on iOS has ground to a halt.
Facebook circumvented Apple to continue Onavo data collection project
“Project Atlas” has been caught out and Facebook is being punished by Apple for violation of its app distribution rules — not seemingly a privacy battle.
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.
$85 on eBay for App Store and iTunes gift card worth $100
It’s only so often that Apple users on all platforms get good sales on gift cards. But hey, if you’re quick to get on this deal, you can ride the bull.
Portugal courts rule Google can’t remove Aptoide from users’ Android phones
The Play Protect security software on Android phones is said to have systematically targeted installations of third-party competitor Aptoide.
Netflix may do something about the Apple tax
Apple takes a 30 percent cut from in-app purchases from developers. This has ruffled app publishers’ feathers for way too long and they’re acting on it.
Apple is banning iOS devs from collecting and selling data on your friends and contacts
To avoid ending up in Facebook’s scandalous position, Apple is looking to eliminate a shady widespread data collection tactic from the iOS App Store.
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There’s probably a Snapdragon 1000 on the way and you might want to stick around and see where it will appear. Also, the Pixel 3 will be made by Google… for reals… sorta.
After Apple rejected Valve’s Steam Link iOS app, Phil Schiller cools heads
The Apple executive wants gamers to know that it’s still working with Valve to get Steam Link up and running on the App Store. But the story behind it all may be just money.
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Nearly seven years later, we may finally have reached the end of this argument between two bickering tech giants. That and a really big phone this week on our show!
Apple is finally starting to enforce strict App Store location sharing regulations
Apple wants to send a clear and simple message – there’s no room in its App Store for nefarious data collection and unauthorized location information sharing.
Huawei AppGallery expands worldwide on Huawei and Honor phones starting with the P20
Huawei and Honor phone users looking for a “family-friendly app store specifically designed” for them should look no further. Say hello to the global AppGallery.