Chromium team defies Apple with Blink-based browser
Google's Chromium dev team is about to go against Apple's rules for iOS browser development.
This week Apple Insider reported that Google's Chromium team is working on developing a new browser for iOS based on Blink, instead of using Webkit as mandated by App Store policies.
The Google Chromi... Read more
US seeks to eliminate “gatekeeping” on mobile app distribution
The Biden Administration is going after Apple and Google for their "restrictive" practices.
The US government is seeking to force major changes to the two major mobile app models. This follows from a statement the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administrat... Read more
‘Apple prepares to comply with Digital Markets Act’
Apple is preparing to allow rival app stores on iPhones and iPads as part of a significant overhaul to meet rigorous European Union standards in 2024.
Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Apple's operations, software engineering and services staff are working hard to open up cruc... Read more
UK to investigate Apple’s and Google’s mobile dominance
Their market dominance may be impeding developers and businesses, the government said.
Britain's antitrust watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), announced a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers, specifically targeting dominant tech giants Apple and Google.
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Apple plans to raise EU App Store prices next month
Apple announced a price increase for software and in-app purchases on its App Store beginning next month. The change applies to the entire eurozone and several Asian and South American countries.
The tech giant regularly changes its prices in different locations. Prices for eurozone countries d... Read more
French iOS developers sue Apple over App Store fees
Apple is faced with yet another antitrust lawsuit over its software store fees, this time launched by a group of French iOS app developers in Apple's home state of California.
Apple is accused of anticompetitive behaviour by authorizing just one software store for iOS devices, giving it a strang... Read more
Apple risks €35 billion fine
Insiders claim that regulators have new evidence of Apple's market abuse in the European Union. The tech giant risks a fine of 10 percent of its global turnover. The amount could ramp up to €35 billion.
Apple has been under investigation by European regulators since 2021. Apple allegedly tries... Read more
Google offers alternative payment options for Android apps in EU
Google is allowing European app store developers to offer alternative payment options for end users. As a result, Google's own payment system is no longer mandatory. The tech giant says it's anticipating for upcoming laws and regulations.
European Android developers can now choose alternative in... Read more
Apple backs down in dating app dispute with regulator ACM
Dating apps can now use alternative payment methods on the Dutch App Store. Thereby, Apple gives in to the demands of local market regulator ACM.
The ACM enforces European antitrust laws in the Netherlands. According to the supervisor, Apple imposed unreasonable conditions on Dutch dating app d... Read more
iPadOS 16 gets window management, apps no longer on full screen
Slowly but surely, iPadOS is getting more and more features that you can also find in a desktop operating system. In iPadOS 16 Stage Manager is added, a nice name for window management. You can now decide how big the window of an app should be and thus also show multiple apps on the same screen in ... Read more