Tag: App Store

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Apple’s privacy initiative undermined by major app providers

Apple’s privacy initiative undermined by major app providers

Multiple major app providers, including Google, Meta, and Spotify, are disregarding Apple's recent regulations against device fingerprinting. In the process, they are directly counteracting Apple's aim to enhance privacy with these rules. However, Apple has not yet taken action to crack down on the... Read more

date23 days ago
Apple implements stricter SDK rules for apps starting May 1st

Apple implements stricter SDK rules for apps starting May 1st

Apple is implementing stricter rules for apps in its App Store regarding the SDKs used. This applies specifically to the SDKs used by app developers from other vendors on an Apple-curated list. This is to ensure end-user confidence in these apps. The measure goes into effect May 1st. The tech g... Read more

date1 month ago
Apple fails to throw out UK lawsuit over App Store commission

Apple fails to throw out UK lawsuit over App Store commission

Apple has unsuccessfully tried to escape a British lawsuit. A mass claim representing 1,500 developers could potentially cost the US company £785 million (€800 million). This would be a compensation for the high fees Apple charges for transactions within the App Store. Reuters reports. Apple ... Read more

date2 months ago
Much faster Microsoft Store in Insider version of Windows 11

Much faster Microsoft Store in Insider version of Windows 11

Windows 11 Insider build 26100 includes a significantly faster Microsoft Store. The feature was not mentioned in the official announcement of this latest version. Build 26100 focuses mainly on bug fixes and other relatively minor improvements. For example, it was already possible to run Copilot ... Read more

date2 months ago
Developers allowed to sell iPhone apps through their own websites

Developers allowed to sell iPhone apps through their own websites

Starting this spring, Apple allows developers of iPhone apps to offer their apps directly to users through their own websites. This development follows a previous announcement that developers could offer apps on the Apple platform through self-developed alternative app stores. To take advantage of ... Read more

date3 months ago
Big Tech tries to make developers and users pay for DMA costs

Big Tech tries to make developers and users pay for DMA costs

At midnight, gatekeepers should be in place for the Digital Markets Act (DMA). It already turns out the legislation is not yet perfect, or at least not being implemented perfectly. Big Tech is cunningly trying to get out from under the rules. What goes wrong? The DMA already proofs it is not a s... Read more

date3 months ago
‘EU preparing a 500 million euro Apple fine’

‘EU preparing a 500 million euro Apple fine’

Apple faces a fine of about 500 million euros in early March. EU policymakers would like to punish Apple for allegedly anticompetitive behaviour in offering music services. The antitrust notice was filed by Spotify in 2019, alleging that iPhone users are not getting informed about alternative st... Read more

date3 months ago
Apple App Store and browser policy changes offend competitors

Apple App Store and browser policy changes offend competitors

For the upcoming European Digital Markets Act (DMA), Apple has to change the policies for its App Store and Safari browser. The proposed changes have been criticized by competitors Microsoft, Mozilla, Epic Games, and Spotify. The list of critics is likely to expand in the coming days. In general, i... Read more

date4 months ago
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