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Spotify says it has no plans to support App Store in-app purchases again on iOS

To avoid paying Apple a cut of its revenue, Spotify removed in-app purchases from the Spotify for iOS app several years ago. A report on Thursday claimed that Spotify was working to reverse that decision, but the company has now confirmed that it.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagDec 8th, 2023

Spotify could be causing excessive battery drain on the Pixel 8 Pro

According to some users, it seems that Spotify running on their Pixel 8 Pro smartphones is causing excessive battery drain. The post Spotify could be causing excessive battery drain on the Pixel 8 Pro appeared first on Phandroid. We’re n.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News1 hr. 44 min. ago

China plans to send San Diego Zoo more pandas this year, reintroducing panda diplomacy

China plans to send a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing its longstanding gesture of friendship toward the United States after a recalling nearly all the iconic bears on loan to U.S. zoos as relations soured between the two natio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 12 min. ago

App Review"s sudden enforcement of an in-app gift rule catches a meditation app off guard

Insight Timer is a popular meditation app that allows students to tip teachers directly, but an App Review mistake that took over a year to catch has forced the developer to adopt in-app purchases and pay Apple's 30% commission.Insight Timer on the A.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News14 hr. 12 min. ago

Google launches “Gemini Business” AI, adds $20 to the $6 Workspace bill

Google's AI features add a 3x increase over the usual Workspace bill. Enlarge (credit: Google) Google went ahead with plans to launch Gemini for Workspace today. The big news is the pricing information, and you can see.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News15 hr. 44 min. ago

Meta, Microsoft take on Apple and lobby EU to reject new App Store terms

Apple will be challenged by the EU over its App Store changes if Microsoft and Meta have their way. Meta and Microsoft are not about to just let Apple get away with "malicious compliance."According to a new report from the Financial Times, two.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News17 hr. 12 min. ago

Apple reverses course and says popular meditation app must pay 30% App Store fee on ‘tips’ sent to teachers

Apple has reversed course and is now demanding a 30% cut of donations sent to teachers in the popular Insight Timer meditation app. The change apparently comes after Apple allowed the app to use its own Stripe-based in-app purchase system for over a.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News18 hr. 12 min. ago

Big Tech is extremely unimpressed by Apple’s EU App Store changes

"It took about an hour for app developers to realize they had been screwed." (credit: Apple) Apple is coming under fire from rivals Meta and Microsoft who say its plans to open up its mobile software to comply with a lan.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News18 hr. 12 min. ago

Apple’s App Store is Riddled With Popular Piracy Brands (Update)

Apple is relatively good at banning piracy-related software from its App Store. Now and then, a pirate app may slip through the cracks, as happened this week. These are typically dealt with right away, but not always. Just as intriguing is the fact t.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News18 hr. 44 min. ago

Cloud TV Service Boss Sentenced to 3 Years Prison Plus $505,000 Damages

Launched in 2007, TVkaista allowed users to record live TV broadcasts and store them in the cloud to enjoy later. Rightsholders insisted that, without a license, TVkaista was an illegal service. In subsequent legal action, the operators of the servic.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News18 hr. 44 min. ago

Lou Fusz Automotive expands with two Q1 transactions

Lou Fusz Automotive Network of St. Louis expanded with a pair of two-store acquisitions in the first quarter......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated News18 hr. 44 min. ago

Apple faces €500m fine from EU over Spotify complaint

Apple Music is facing a whopping €500m fine after an antitrust probe. Apple is facing a first-ever fine, which Brussels is set to announce next month. The company will reportedly be fined around €500 million ($539m) for allegedly breakin.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News18 hr. 44 min. ago

Get 2TB to store photos and videos for $280 for life

Manage your photos with this $20 discount on PhotoSphere Photo & Video Backup Storage Solution with 2TB HDD. TL;DR: As of February 20, get the PhotoSphere Photo & Video Backup Storage Solution with 2TB HDD for $279.99 for life — that's a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News18 hr. 44 min. ago

Meta is fighting deepfakes and misinformation in India ahead of 2024 elections

India's 2024 elections face the threat of deepfakes, often spread on WhatsApp and social media. Meta is trying to combat it. Tech giant Meta is gearing up for worldwide elections in 2024, having laid out plans to "protect elections online" as g.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News18 hr. 44 min. ago

Stop using rice to save your wet phone, Apple warns. What to do instead.

Stop putting wet phones in rice, Apple warns. Here’s why. As it turns out, the decades-old method of saving one's wet phone in rice isn't a good idea, according to Apple. A recent support document states that this hack actually makes things w.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News18 hr. 44 min. ago

Apple Music may allow users to import Spotify playlists

Users on Reddit reported a new option in Apple Music that lets you import music from other apps, which suggests Apple is beta testing the new feature. Apple Music may be working on an official way to import music from Spotify and other music ap.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News18 hr. 44 min. ago

A Startup’s Mission to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth Is Being Made Into a Docuseries

Colossal Biosciences has started work on a five-year-long docuseries that follows its de-extinction efforts. That’s just the beginning of its small-screen plans......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News19 hr. 12 min. ago

Australia wants navy boats with lots of weapons, but no crew. Will they run afoul of international law?

The Australian Navy is set to be transformed. On top of existing plans for nuclear submarines, the government yesterday announced a scheme for an "enhanced lethality surface combatant fleet" including six new "optionally crewed" vessels......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 44 min. ago

Prolific Redditors will get preferential access to Reddit shares in IPO plans – WSJ

Prolific Redditors are to be given preferential access to Reddit shares in the company’s initial public offering (IPO), according to a new report. The plan would see an as-yet-unknown proportion of the shares set aside for the 75,000 most active.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News22 hr. 44 min. ago

Meta & Microsoft are lobbying the EU to reject Apple"s new App Store plans [u]

Ahead of Apple's proposals for third-party App Stores coming out of beta, firms including Meta and Microsoft are lobbying the EU in the hopes that it will reject the plans.The App Store is changing in EuropeApple has detailed how it proposes to follo.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News22 hr. 44 min. ago

Apple defends its controversial EU App Store plans

Responding to accusations that it has made minimal effort to allow third-party App Stores in EU, Apple says it focused expressly on complying with the region's new laws while protecting users security.App Store logoIn January 2024, in response to the.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News22 hr. 44 min. ago