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US House Committee asks Apple to improve credibility of App Store privacy labels
The House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce argues that wrong information makes the app privacy labels harmful to users.
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Facebook will urge users to allow activity tracking as stricter Apple policies go into effect
Facebook will start showing a prompt to some users, urging them to enable activity tracking in order to provide them a better ad experience.
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App Store nutrition labels aren’t always honest about data collection and tracking: Report
An independent test has revealed some app nutrition labels on App Store were inaccurate, and Apple doesn’t verify them all before going live.
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Google isn’t deliberately delaying updates to avoid showing app privacy labels on iOS
Google intends to roll out app privacy labels for its entire family of iOS applications on the App Store either this week, or the next one.
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Apple pulls another batch of 39,000 games from the App Store in China
Apple removed a total of 46,000 apps in one go, and some of them were from big-name studios and developers such as Ubisoft.
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Apple removes app that promoted secret parties in the middle of a pandemic
TikTok removed a promotional Vybe Together video that showed people without masks partying indoors and had around 11,000 views.
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Global app spending across Android and iOS exceeded $406 million on Christmas
2020 has been a record-setting year for worldwide spending on mobile apps and games, which passed $100 billion in a single year: Sensor Tower
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Apple opens enrolment for developers seeking a 50% reduction in App Store fee
Apple is reducing its App Store commission from 30% to 15% for developers who made less than a million dollars from their apps in a year.
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Pocketnow Daily: Apple CUTS 30% App Store Tax: Sorry Epic Games.. (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about Apple’s latest changes in commission rates, A new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite, and more.
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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,
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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,.
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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.
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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
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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.