Apple App Store Gets Some Major Updates For Developers

Apple has announced a major update for its App Store today. This update will be changing the way developers understand the users. In this update, developers can target their apps to the users better. They will be able to get their app noticed by more users and also highlight what actions are taking place inside the app. This will give a push to the new users to download the apps and will also request the existing users to return.

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Another Scam App In The Apple App Store

Before making its way into the Apple App Store, an App has to clear a very tough screening process. This screening protest is known to detect fake Apps or harmful Apps. However, as we have known before and as we see now there are still malicious Apps entering the Apple’s App Store. The App that has recently done this had camouflaged itself as a kid’s game on the store.

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Here’s How An iPhone User Lost All His Bitcoin Savings In A Fake App Available In The Apple App Store

It has always been said to prevent any kind of fraud we must download our apps from trusted sources such as the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. But should one do if a fake app is available in a reliable App store? This is what happened with an iPhone user who lost all his savings of about $600,000 when he downloaded a fake Bitcoin App from the store.

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Apple’s App Store Revenue Share From Developers Who Make Under $1 Million Is Just 2%

According to app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, less than $1 million from Apple’s App Store this year account for only 2% of games revenue that has been generated by the App developers. Developers earning less than $1 million yearly would be entitled to 85% of the revenue share, an announcement was made by Apple. Read More

YouTube Music’s Explore Tab Will Now Show Users The Global Top Charts

In its attempt to introduce new and better features, and compete with other streaming platforms, YouTube Music has released another update. Its Explore Tab will now show global top charts to users.

The App released a second section in the bottom bar in June this year to replace the video-focused ‘Hotlist’. In late 2018, they added playlists for Top 100 songs and music videos. These playlists are based on the number of views a video is getting on YouTube and, according to Google, is the “most accurate representation of what’s happening in music culture.” Read More

Apple Releases New macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update With Important Bug Fixes

Apple released its new macOS on October 2nd to fix several bugs and issues that reportedly slowed down the Mac when they updated to Mojave 2020-005, the previous update. Mojave 10.14.6 is a supplemental update that comes with bug fixes and a relaunch for Safari 14, which also caused bugs for some users. Read More

iHeartRadio Releases New Standalone Apple Watch App With Streaming Support Among Other Features

Many audio services seem to be taking advantage of the Apple Watch as we see iHeartRadio latest in line to launch streaming support with an Apple Watch App. It is also bringing library syncing and more features.

After Pandora launched streaming support for its Apple Watch App this February, Spotify also started testing the same in September. Now, iHeartRadio is debuting its Apple Watch App that works independently of your iPhone with streaming support and more. Read More

Apple Countersues Epic Games For Damages Over Breach Of Developer Contract

The long-drawn battle between Apple and Epic Games continues as the former has filed an official countersuit against the latter asking for damages over the breach of its developer contract. In the new filing, Apple has called out Epic for not being the “modern corporate Robin Hood” that it claims to be.

Apple, looking to seek compensation from Epic over the breach of its contract, included the following statement in the court filing, reports CNBC. Read More

Russia To Coerce Apple Into Reducing App Store Commission To 20%

Last month, Apple was found guilty in a Russian anti-trust investigation over the handling of third-party parental control apps. In a different yet related development, a new bill has been submitted to the lower Russian Parliament to reduce Apple’s App Store commission to 20% as well as require it to allow third-party App Stores.

The Russian Parliament is soon to vote on the same; whether companies like Apple and Google’s commission from app sales should be limited or not, Reuters reported. Read More