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'Bark worse than the bite' in EU Apple antitrust probe, analysts believe

03/05/2021, 10:03 am

A European Commission investigation into whether Apple disadvantages Apple Music rivals is wrapping up and charges against Apple are expected. However, analysts believe the "bark is a lot worse than the bite."


Leading big tech critic Tim Wu tapped to help shape US competition policy

03/05/2021, 10:03 am

As Apple lobbies against App Store regulation and antitrust concerns, President Biden has appointed one of big tech's most vocal critics to help guide technology and competition policy.


UK launching investigation of Apple App Store after anti-competition complaints

03/04/2021, 07:03 am

The UK's anti-competition authority is opening up an investigation of continued allegations that Apple uses its App Store to restrict competition, and set "unfair terms" for developers.


Scott Forstall told Pandora to jailbreak early iPhones to get a head start on development

03/04/2021, 06:03 am

Ahead of the official App Store SDK, Scott Forstall told Pandora to use jailbroken iPhones to develop their music app.


Arizona bill that could force Apple App Store to allow third-party payments one step closer to law

03/03/2021, 02:03 pm

Arizona lawmakers have narrowly advanced a bill that could force Apple and Google App Stores -- but not video game console sellers -- to allow third-party payment systems on their app stores.


Apple aggressively lobbies against Arizona bill that would allow third-party App Store payment systems

03/01/2021, 07:03 pm

Apple and Google are ramping up lobbying efforts against an Arizona bill that would allow developers to use third-party in-app payments methods, bypassing the tech giants' 15% or 30% cut of digital sales.


Apple versus Epic trial starting in May, could be held in-person

03/01/2021, 01:03 pm

The trial for Epic Games' App Store lawsuit against Apple could take place on May 3, with the judge keen to bring witnesses to the court for in-person proceedings.


Minnesota the latest to introduce bill that allows developers to bypass App Store billing

02/26/2021, 02:02 pm

Following on the heels of failed legislation in North Dakota and a similar bill in Arizona, Minnesota has joined the ranks of states trying to force Apple to allow apps to bypass App Store billing.


Dutch regulators near antitrust decision in Apple investigation

02/26/2021, 06:02 am

Authorities in the Netherlands say they are close to a draft decision over allegations that Apple's App Store in-app payment system is anti-competitive.


Apple celebrates Women's History Month with apps, podcasts, music, and more

02/25/2021, 11:02 am

To commemorate Women's History Month in March, Apple is shining a light on female creators and stories with a collection of inspiring stories and female-created media across its services, including Apple Books, Apple TV, Apple Music, and others.


Apple having trouble finding ex-iOS head Scott Forstall for Epic testimony

02/23/2021, 07:02 am

Scott Forstall, the former SVP of iOS at Apple, is one of the executives that may face scrutiny in Epic Games' App Store lawsuit, but Apple says that it is having trouble contacting him.


Google updates Gmail for iOS with widgets and privacy 'nutrition' label

02/22/2021, 08:02 pm

After going months without an update, Google's Gmail app for iOS was refreshed on Monday with support for widgets. More importantly, the revision delivered long-awaited information regarding the app's collection of user data.


Apple to hold another Entrepreneur Camp for female founders, developers

02/22/2021, 04:02 pm

Apple on Monday opened applications for an online Entrepreneur Camp for female App Store founders and developers slated for July.


Arizona bill could force smartphone App Stores to allow third-party payment systems

02/22/2021, 02:02 pm

A bill that could force Apple and Google to allow third-party payment platforms for in-app purchases on the App Store has been introduced in Arizona and is slated for a vote in the state's House of Representatives.


Epic's UK App Store lawsuit shut down by competition court

02/22/2021, 12:02 pm

Epic Games has failed in its attempt to bring its Apple App Store legal dispute to the United Kingdom, with the Competition Appeal Tribunal ruling the dispute is outside its jurisdiction.


iPadOS 14.5 adds new Scribble languages, iOS 14.5 gets tweaked app purchase sheet

02/19/2021, 10:02 pm

Apple's latest beta releases continue to yield new information about upcoming features, with testers this week discovering the addition of five languages to Scribble on iPadOS 14.5 and a modified app purchase sheet in iOS 14.5.


Apple increases scrutiny of 'irrationally high' app prices

02/19/2021, 04:02 pm

Apple is rejecting apps that have "irrationally high" in-app purchase prices, just a few weeks after a developer vented his frustrations about scams on the App Store.


PDF Extra comes to iOS with productivity tools and free storage

02/17/2021, 07:02 am

Previously an Android exclusive, PDF Extra is now on Apple's App Store, featuring the ability to scan images, and both create and edit PDFs, all on iPhone.


'Fortnite' developer Epic Games files antitrust complaint against Apple in EU

02/17/2021, 05:02 am

Epic Games has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Union against Apple, continuing the two companies' dispute over the App Store.


Apple slapped with class action suit over gambling apps

02/16/2021, 10:02 pm

A class action lawsuit filed on Tuesday targets Apple for hosting and profiting from casino-style apps through the App Store, specifically titles developed by Zynga.