Monday, October 26

App Store

App Store, gmail

Google’s new Gmail icon is now available on iPhone and iPad

Earlier this month, Google announced as part of its rebrand from G Suite to Google Workspace, would debut new icons for Gmail, Drive, Calendar and Meet. On Sunday, Google released the new Gmail icon for iPhone and iPad users with version 6.0.201004 of the app on the App Store. Thank you for using Gmail! This version brings you a new Gmail icon and bug fixes that improve our product to help you get more done in one place, ”explains the updated application description.For longtime Gmail users, it will take a day or so to get used to seeing the new updated icon on your iPhone or iPad home screen. When you first launch updated Gmail on iOS, a short animation will also be displayed in the app's search field. You can check out Google Workspace and its new icon designs below:Ex...
App Store, xbox

Xbox Remote Play launches on iOS: Xbox One Play Games on iPhone, iPad

Microsoft has released Xbox Remote Play for iPhone and iPad, with an update to the Xbox app, now available on the App Store (via The edge). The new update means that you can now "configure new consoles and queued games" from your Xbox One and "play remotely from your console". The update also allows you to share game clips and screenshots, as well as chat with friends on all devices. ds on all devices Take a look at the new app. More wonders are on the way! ”Microsoft explains. You will be able to use Xbox remote play through mobile connections and Wi-Fi. This means you can play your Xbox at home no matter where you are, right on your iPhone or iPad. The release of this updated Xbox app is ahead of the highly anticipated Xbox Series X and Series S releases on November 10...
App Store, Apple, Apps & Games, microsoft, News, principles

Microsoft Commits to New App Store Principles on Windows and Gives Apple a Chance

Microsoft released 10 new principles is committing to app stores on Windows. Many of the principles point to how Apple runs its App Store, which has led developers to speak out against the company. The company's principles are promises to both application developers and rules that Microsoft will follow. They cover things like competition, app store fees, and more. For example, Microsoft promises not to block applications in Windows based on the payment systems in the application that a developer chooses to use. Microsoft's principles clearly respond to current issues regarding Apple and its App Store policies. Developers have accused the iPhone maker of unfairly enforcing policies and using its control over iOS and the App Store to force developers to do whatever they want. Epi...
App Store, Apple, Apps & Games, game streaming, guidelines, News, weapon, xCloud

Former App Store director says Apple used the guidelines as a ‘weapon against competition’

Apple and Microsoft are fighting over App Store guidelines banning game streaming services, like Microsoft's xCloud, guidelines that a former App Store director says Apple uses as a "weapon against competitors." Earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with CEOs of Google, Facebook and Amazon, testified before the US Congress regarding antitrust concerns. This week, House Democrats published a comprehensive report calling the four companies monopolies that need tighter regulation and can potentially be broken. Part of that report includes statements from former Apple App Store director Phil Shoemaker that Business Insider highlighted in a report. “Apple's game service, Apple Arcade, is a type of application that was' constantly rejected in the store 'when offered by third-party dev...
App Store, Apple, iPhone News

Apple sued by major record labels for Russian music piracy apps

Apple is being sued by three major record labels in Russia for a trio of apps that allow users to listen to music without paying for it. According to a new report from Torrentfreak, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music and a division of Warner have filed requests for a preliminary injunction against Apple in the Moscow Municipal Court. The complaints point to three apps, all currently available on the App Store, that purportedly allow users to access music without paying for it. The applications, "PewPee", "iMus" and "Music Downloader & Player", allow their users to freely access music protected by copyright for which they would normally have to pay. Recent amendments to an existing anti-piracy law in Russia have given copyright holders the right to request immediate rem...
App Store, iPhone News, Play Store

App Store revenue nearly doubled from Google Play Store in Q3 2020

Revenue generated by Apple's App Store once again nearly doubled that of Google's Play Store in the third quarter of 2020. Sensor towerNew data Sensor Tower says that Apple's App Store generated about $ 19 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2020, a 31 percent increase from the same period last year. A new report Sensor tower state: Global consumer spending on mobile apps reached $ 29.3 billion and its installs rose to 36.5 billion on the Apple App Store and Google Play in the third quarter, preliminary estimates from the Sensor Tower Store show. Intelligence. Both metrics experienced significantly high annual growth, as mobile users spent 32 percent more than the $ 22.2 billion generated in 3Q19 and installs grew 23.3 percent from the 29.6 billion in the quarter of ...
App Store, Apple, Apps & Games, Google, growth, News, Play Store, revenue

Apple and Google app store revenue grew more than 30 percent in the third quarter of 2020

Both Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store saw revenue growth of more than 30 percent year-over-year in the third quarter thanks to COVID-19. According to the app analytics firm Sensor tower, people staying home during closed shutdowns or avoiding going out due to the pandemic drove demand for entertainment and apps in both companies' digital stores. Apple experienced 31 percent year-over-year growth, going from $ 14.5 billion (about $ 19.3 billion Canadian) to $ 19 billion in revenue (about $ 25.3 billion Canadian). ). Google, on the other hand, grew faster by 33.8 percent year-over-year, but only made $ 10.3 billion in revenue (about C $ 13.7 billion). Along with the overall growth, some categories of applications also increased. For example, Sensor...
App Store, Apple, Apps & Games, ios, News, wordpress

WordPress Founder Says Apple ‘Blocked’ iOS App Until Added In-App Purchases

WordPress, a free website builder tool used by millions, had its iOS app blocked by Apple for not offering in-app purchases. In a strange series of events, WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg took to Twitter to explain why the WordPress iOS app had not received recent updates, noting that it was "blocked by [the] App Store. "To fix the issue, Mullenweg said WordPress had to" commit to supporting in-app purchases for .com plans. "Mullenweg noted on Twitter that the issue appears to stem from confusion over WordPress and WordPress.com, the open source platform for website building and subscription business.Attention to why @WordPressiOS updates have been absent ... the App Store blocked us. In order to send updates and bug fixes again, we had to commit to supporting in-app ...
Amazon, App Store, Apple, deal, Manufacturers, News, news publishers

News publishers ask Apple for a similar deal to Amazon’s app store

A group of news publishers sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook requesting a deal similar to the one the company gave Amazon to get Prime Video on the App Store. The group included Digital Content Next, a digital media trade association representing newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Postas well as numerous magazines, broadcasters and websites, including Vox Media, The edge mother company. In addition, the group included News Corp, which owns the Wall Street Journal. Bloomberg LP, owner of Bloomberg News, he was also included in the group. "We would like to know what conditions our members, high-quality digital content companies, would need to meet to qualify for the deal Amazon is receiving for its Amazon Prime Video app on the Apple App Store," wrote Jason Ki...
App Store, Epic Games, Fortnite, iPhone News

Epic Games recruits like-minded companies in legal battle against App Store policies

Epic Games is trying to recruit like-minded companies in its legal battle against Apple's App Store policies. According to a new report from Information, Epic is reaching out to others who disagree with the strict rules of the App Store. Two of these companies are reportedly Sonos and Spotify. However, none of them have officially joined the coalition. Even with companies supporting Epic's decisions and moves, some executives may resist the idea of ​​joining the coalition. Information suggests that the doubt on your part could come from not wanting to violate antitrust laws as well. At the same time, the real purpose of an anti-Apple coalition is also unknown. At the very least, Epic is probably trying to find more voices to add to the mix as it tries to dismantle App Stor...
App Store, Facebook, Instagram

Instagram and Facebook Messenger chats begin to merge with a new update

In the world of social media, things can change in the blink of an eye. Any user could probably cite recent changes to their preferred social media platform, as updates are posted frequently and sometimes even daily. On Friday, The edge reported a new update that allows users to cross-message between Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Facebook has already announced that it plans to merge Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp to enable cross-messaging between the platforms. Social media has owned Instagram since 2012 and WhatsApp since 2014, and updates over the years have gradually integrated Facebook with the other two platforms. The merger of Facebook's messaging app looks like an attempt to compete directly with iMessage, and will also include end-to-end encryption, according...
App Store, Fortnite, iPhone News

Tinder, Spotify teams up with Epic Games in Apple vs. Fortnite debate

Tinder owner Match Group and music giant Spotify have made a public demonstration of support for Epic Games, whose mega-popular video game Fortnite It was launched from Apple's App Store and Google Play Store after it introduced a new payment system that allowed it to bypass the hefty fees of 30 percent of stores. The dating giant, which also owns popular dating apps like Hinge and OkCupid, said in a statement that it supported Epic, which on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple following its ban, and "supports all efforts to ensure that all can enjoy the benefits of a fair application ecosystem. " "We fully support Epic Games' efforts ... to show how Apple uses its dominant position and unfair policies to harm consumers, application developers and entrepreneurs," said a Mat...