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Amazon joins Apple, Google by reducing its app store cut

Enlarge / The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, which runs Amazon’s Fire OS. Amazon Apparently following the lead of Apple and Google, Amazon has announced that it will take a smaller revenue cut from apps developed by teams earning less than $1 million annually from their apps on the Amazon Appstore. The same applies to …

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Apple‘s Tim Cook: Sideloading is “not in the best interests of the user”

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook being interviewed remotely by Brut. Brut. Apple has been under a mountain of scrutiny lately from legislators, developers, judges, and users. Amidst all that, CEO Tim Cook sat with publication Brut. to discuss Apple’s strategy and policies. The short but wide-ranging interview offered some insight into where Apple plans …

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Apple brass discussed disclosing 128-million iPhone hack, then decided not to

Enlarge Getty Images In September 2015, Apple managers had a dilemma on their hands: should, or should they not, notify 128 million iPhone users of what remains the worst mass iOS compromise on record? Ultimately, all evidence shows, they chose to keep quiet. The mass hack first came to light when researchers uncovered 40 malicious …

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Why lawmakers are so interested in Apple’s and Google’s “rents”

Enlarge / Maybe this textbook is from the Ma Bell era? #ThanksStockGettyImages designer491 / Getty Images Josh Hawley had some questions about how Apple came up with the money to buy back $58 billion in stock over the past year. “I just want to focus on one major source of that income,” the Republican senator …

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iOS users—and only iOS users—face NSFW content ban on Discord app

Enlarge / This cute little pig has obviously seen some things that iOS users will no longer be allowed to see on Discord. Discord users who access the Discord app through iOS will now face restrictions on adult content that go beyond those for other platforms. The gaming-focused social networking app—which lets users create public …

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Man Loses Life Savings to Phony Bitcoin iOS App- Over a Million Dollars in BTC Drained

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Just recently, an individual lost all of his life savings in a matter of no time after he downloaded a malicious and phony Trezor application onto his iOS smartphone from Apple’s App Store. Phillipe Christodoulou lost 17.1 bitcoin or over a million dollars worth of the cryptocurrency using today’s exchange rates. Christodoulou …

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iPhone user blames Apple for $600K Bitcoin theft via fake app

A scam cryptocurrency app on Apple’s app distribution service App Store has reportedly stolen $600,000 Bitcoin (BTC) from one iOS user. Cryptocurrency holder Phillipe Christodoulou fell victim to a scam app on the App Store, losing nearly all his life savings to a fake crypto wallet application, The Washington Post reports Tuesday. Christodoulou went on …

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Zuckerberg: Facebook could be in “stronger position” after Apple tracking change

Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage during an Apple event in September 2018. Valentina Palladino With Apple’s big app-tracking policy change just around the corner, Chinese companies drew a warning from Cupertino that their efforts to circumvent the change will not be successful. At the same time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to shift his …

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Google undercuts Apple with new 15% revenue share for Play apps

Enlarge / The logo for Google’s app and content marketplace, Google Play. Google Play Today, Google announced a major change to the revenue-sharing structure of Google Play apps—one that could significantly alter the fortunes of independent developers or small companies who rely on the Android platform’s app store for revenue. Starting on July 1, Google …

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Amazon’s GameOn screen recording app comes to iOS

In November, Amazon announced GameOn, an app for recording short, shareable clips from your favorite mobile games. Initially, it was only available on Android. But as spotted by TechCrunch, if you own an iPhone or iPad and live in the US, you can now download GameOn on iOS as well. GameOn currently works with more …

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