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iOS, iPhone, Operating System, Products

Third-party growth in the EU proves iPhone browser choice should come to the US

April 10, 2024

Via: BGR

Consumer choice is important and, while it’s easy to search through the App Store and find a browser that isn’t the built-in Safari app, it feels like you should be presented with all of the options when you’re setting up […]


News and Press

The App Store was down, along with Apple TV, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Music

April 4, 2024

Via: The Verge

Apple’s online services were hit with an outage that cut many of us off from the App Store, Apple TV, and Apple Music on Wednesday night. The system status page for Apple’s online service noted an outage beginning at 6:31PM […]


Editorial

How the EU is Fundamentally Challenging Apple’s Core Offering

February 29, 2024

Via: Camila Mendes

Over the last few years, we’ve slowly noted the various changes Apple has had to make to keep operating in Europe. These span both hard and software, and while the company is keen to retain its presence in the market, […]


iPhone, Products

Apple is ready for third-party iPhone app stores, and I can’t wait to avoid them

February 9, 2024

Via: BGR

It’s happening: you will be able to install iPhone apps from sources other than the official App Store. The big caveat? iPhone sideloading, complete with third-party app stores and third-party payments, is only coming to iPhone users in Europe. Apple […]


App Review, Applications

Phil Schiller explains why third-party App Stores make the iPhone experience worse

February 5, 2024

Via: BGR

With the European Union’s Digital Market Act (DMA) set to go into effect in March, Apple’s grip on the type of apps that iPhone users can download and install is poised to loosen considerably. For the first time in iPhone […]


App Review, Applications

As Apple opens the App Store (a little) in EU, winners and losers emerge

January 26, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Apple has now published its planned approach to opening up its App Store in Europe. As predicted, critics don’t like the plans, arguing (also as anticipated) they cost too much. Apple also opened up the worldwide App Store to game […]


iOS, Operating System

iOS 17.4 beta 1 now available with app sideloading and Safari changes

January 25, 2024

Via: BGR

After releasing iOS 17.3 with a handful of new features, Apple is starting the testing cycle of iOS 17.4 with beta 1. With this software update, the company is finally enabling App Store sideloading for European users. The testing starts […]


News and Press

Apple v. Epic: The still-unanswered question

January 17, 2024

Via: Computerworld

When it comes to Apple’s commission on App Store sales, the question has always been pretty simple: “How much?” What happened? The US Supreme Court decided not to hear appeals from either Apple or Epic Games following a lengthy and […]


App Review, Applications

Apple’s European App Store users face free market test

January 16, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Apple is about to open its European App Store to app sideloading from non-Apple sources — a laboratory experiment that will be sanitized and unavailable outside the EU, at least for now. Effectively, Apple’s new European customer experience will become […]


News and Press

Apple gets ready for app sideloading in Europe

November 9, 2023

Via: Computerworld

As its battles with regulators intensify, Apple is getting ready to allow sideloading of software from third-party app stores in Europe, based on information in statements buried within the company’s most recent financial filing. “The company expects to make further […]


App Review, Applications

Apple’s latest China App Store problem is a warning for us all

October 19, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Ask anyone who knows, and they’ll tell you that when it comes to security, the weakest point is always people. Yet, as pressure grows for Apple to allow app purchases from outside the App Store, the fact the company fired […]


App security, Applications

Are you looking forward to the new age of mobile app insecurity?

October 5, 2023

Via: Computerworld

A contact recently told me that Apple handles thousands of inquiries from people who have forgotten or misplaced their Apple ID logins every day. That’s probably why Apple recently made it easier to access your Apple ID using any known […]


App Review, Applications

Twitter has officially changed to ‘X’ in the App Store

July 31, 2023

Via: BGR

Twitter is not only ‘X’ on its own website. It’s ‘X’ on the App Store as well. Up until today, while the logo for Twitter changed to ‘X’ on its website and its icon on the App Store and Google […]


App security, Applications

Scam loan apps in the App Store threaten to send fake nudes to contacts

July 7, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

At least six scam loan apps have been removed from Apple’s official App Store in India after it was revealed that they engaged in a range of outrageous tactics, from fees of up to half the loan value, to threatening […]


App Review, Applications

OpenAI’s new ChatGPT app for iOS got here just in time

May 18, 2023

Via: BGR

It was a long time coming, but OpenAI finally launched the official ChatGPT app for iPhone on Thursday. The ChatGPT app is free to download, doesn’t have ads, syncs with your chat history across devices, and includes all of the […]


App Review, Applications

Jack Dorsey’s Twitter competitor ‘Bluesky’ now available on the App Store, but you still need an invite

February 28, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey left the company in May 2022 amid negotiations with Elon Musk. Since then, he has been working on Bluesky – a new decentralized social network that comes to compete with Twitter. This week, […]


App Review, Applications

Is the Apple Card worth it? Here’s what you need to know

February 28, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple Card has been available for several years at this point, and it’s proven to be a very popular credit card. Despite its popularity, however, there are a few things to keep in mind before signing up for Apple Card. […]


App Review, Applications

WhatsApp for iPhone now lets you easily create your own stickers from your photos

February 27, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

It’s been a while since the popular messaging platform WhatsApp introduced support for stickers. However, creating your own stickers wasn’t an easy task as you had to use third party apps to do so. Luckily, the latest version of WhatsApp […]


App Review, Applications

Apple launches new ‘Car Key Tests’ app for iPhone as adoption lags

February 20, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple’s Car Key feature was originally announced in July 2020 as a way to unlock your car using the Wallet app on your iPhone. The feature, however, has been limited in availability and only recently expanded beyond certain BMW cars. […]


iOS, Operating System

Samsung SmartThings app now supports Matter on iOS

January 30, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

Following the launch of Matter last year, Samsung SmartThings is now expanding support for the smart home standard over to its iOS app. Available today, the Samsung SmartThings app for iOS has been updated to support Matter. This addition was […]