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Apple and the maker of 'Fortnite' are facing off in an epic legal battle. Here's what the companies are fighting about and what to expect in the courtroom.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the court proceedings start this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. As a result of the legal spat, "Fortnite" was kicked off Apple's iPhone and iPad last year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are going to battle in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, California, Trends, Smartphones, Epic, Tim Cook


Read the 2 a.m. declaration of war Apple CEO Tim Cook got from the billionaire CEO behind 'Fortnite' before the companies head to court this week

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The upcoming legal battle between Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" was sparked by a 2 a.m. email. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a 2 a.m. email on August 13 to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. "Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions," Sweeney said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are going to court...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Cook, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Unreal Engine, Sweeney


Epic v. Apple: The legal challenge that could remake the future of the digital economy

Ever since it was launched in 2008, the Apple App Store has been the sole gatekeeper between apps and iPhones and iPads. Other platforms, such as Google's Android, allow apps to be downloaded through third-party app stores. For any developers who want on to Apple's mobile devices, though, the choice is simple — it's the App Store or nothing.
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The legal challenge that could remake the future of the digital economy

Ever since it was launched in 2008, the Apple App Store has been the sole gatekeeper between apps and iPhones and iPads. Other platforms, such as Google's Android, allow apps to be downloaded through third-party app stores. For any developers who want on to Apple's mobile devices, though, the choice is simple — it's the App Store or nothing.
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Stories, Apple App Store


Europe charges Apple with antitrust breach, citing Spotify App Store complaint

The European Commission has announced that it’s issued formal antitrust charges against Apple, saying today that its preliminary view is Apple’s app store rules distort competition in the market for music streaming services by raising the costs of competing music streaming app developers. The Commission begun investigating competition concerns related to iOS App Store (and also Apple Pay) last summer. “The Commission takes issue with the mandatory use of Apple’s own in-app purchase mechanism imp...
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Apple's $64 Billion-a-Year App Store Isn't Catching the Most Egregious Scams

A one-man Bunco Squad is poking holes in Apple's App Store image. From a report: Recently, I reached out to the most profitable company in the world to ask a series of basic questions. I wanted to understand: how is a single man making the entire Apple App Store review team look silly? Particularly now that Apple's in the fight of its life, both in the courts and in Congress later today, to prove its App Store is a well-run system that keeps users safe instead of a monopoly that needs to be brok...
Tags: Apple, Congress, Tech, App Store, Apple App Store, Kosta Eleftheriou, Bunco Squad


iPhone cannot connect to App Store. What do you do?

Having trouble connecting your iPhone to the App Store? We run through every possible solution, from checking Apple's System Status page to updating software.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Troubleshooting, How-to, Apple Itunes, Apple App Store, Apple Ipad, Apple Iphone


Costco Canada Offers: Save 15% Off Apple App Store & iTunes Gift Cards

Costco Canada has a great online deal available now on Apple App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, where you can save 15% off Apple App Store & iTunes Gift Card. $50 App Store & iTunes Gift Card, for $42.99 $100 App Store & iTunes Gift Card, for $84.99 $200 App Store & iTunes Gift Card, for $167.99 This offer is valid until April 18, 2021, for Costco Members only. Click here to view this offer.
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Differentiation Between Android and iOS Mobile App Development

Introduction iOS and Android are the most used software for mobile gadgets in the world. Of course, there are other products like Microsoft Windows. Nevertheless, it always seems like, mobile phone is a contest between Apple and different Android companies like Samsung, Tecno, LG, Infinix Xiaomi, Huawei, and similar ones. Since these two mobile app developments are the largest and most used in the world, learning about their app development should be insightful. A reliable source of developm...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Microsoft, Sales, Siri, More, Alexa, Apple App Store, Kotlin, Samsung Tecno LG Infinix Xiaomi Huawei, Nonetheless Apple, IntelliJ Apple, Huawei Tecno Samsung


What’s up with the Apple App Store’s privacy changes?

You may have noticed an influx of ads for furniture on your Instagram feed after looking for a new chair for your work-from-home setup, or promoted posts for a coffee shop that you’ve only ever walked past. Your phone’s apps collect and share a lot of information—from your location, to your browsing habits, to your search history. But for iPhone owners, that’s about to change in significant ways. Apple announced in June 2020 that this spring it would begin requiring iPhone, iPad, and tvOS apps t...
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Longbridge Adds to Wholesale Division, Creates Management Training Program

Mahwah, N.J.-based reverse mortgage lender Longbridge Financial announced several new additions to its wholesale department, citing increased business and overall growth experienced throughout 2020 as a primary motivator to expand its efforts in wholesale lending with strategic hires of reverse mortgage industry veterans. The new hires are being made on the heels of what the company describes as a “banner year” for its efforts in 2020, doubling its growth in Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (H...
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Apple’s App Store is now also under antitrust scrutiny in the UK

Apple is facing another antitrust investigation in Europe into how it operates the iOS App Store. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced today that it’s opened an investigation following a number of complaints from developers alleging unfair terms and as a result of its own work in the digital sector. “The CMA’s investigation will consider whether Apple has a dominant position in connection with the distribution of apps on Apple devices in the UK — and, if so, whether Apple i...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Competition, Epic, Arizona, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust


Costco Canada Offers: Save 15% Off Apple App Store & iTunes Gift Cards

Costco Canada has a great online deal available now on Apple App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, where you can save 15% off Apple App Store & iTunes Gift Card. $50 App Store & iTunes Gift Card, for $21.49 $100 App Store & iTunes Gift Card, for $84.99 $200 App Store & iTunes Gift Card, for $167.99 This offer is valid until February 28, 2021, for Costco Members only. Click here to view this offer.
Tags: Shopping, Canada, Costco, Apple App Store, Costco Canada, Canadian Deals & Coupons


Daily Crunch: Facebook cuts off news-sharing in Australia

Facebook plays hardball in Australia, Epic Games expands its fight against Apple and New York’s attorney general sues Amazon. This is your Daily Crunch for February 17, 2021. The big story: Facebook cuts off news-sharing in Australia In response to a proposed law forcing internet platforms to pay news publishers directly, Facebook announced today that Australian users will not be able to share or view news links. In its post, Facebook drew a direct contrast with the other big company targeted ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Social, Facebook, Europe, Spacex, New York, Media, Australia, Tech, Policy, New Zealand, Jamaica, Google Maps, Apple App Store


Longbridge Releases New Mobile App for Loan Servicing

Mahwah, N.J.-based reverse mortgage lender Longbridge Financial announced today the launch of a new mobile application (or “app”) designed to offer servicing information and interaction to its borrowers. Based on the tools offered by the servicing website the company launched in 2019, the app is available now for Apple devices running iOS from the platform’s App Store, as well as for Android devices from the Google Play Store. The application features all of the same services offered by the b...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Finance, Hud, App Store, Apple App Store, Burke, Mahwah, Lenders, Longbridge, Longbridge Financial, RTG, Richard Burke, Reverse Technology Group, Reverse Technology Group RTG, Google Play Store for Android


Epic Games takes its Apple App Store fight to Europe

Epic Games has taken its fight against Apple’s App Store rules to the European Union where it’s lodged a complaint with the bloc’s antitrust regulators. In a blog post today the maker of the popular online game Fortnite said it’s extending its battle for what it dubbed “fairer digital platform practices for developers and consumers” to Europe, noting the bloc is already looking into competition concerns attached to the Apple App Store (and its payment service, Apple Pay). The EU opened a formal ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Lawsuit, UK, Australia, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Epic, Commission, Antitrust, Play Store


The 7 best diet and weight loss apps of 2021, according to a dietitian

Diet and weight loss apps help you keep track of your food habits and promote healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes.The best apps let you track daily food intake and provide expert insight on how to develop and maintain healthier diets. We spoke to dietitian, Samantha Cassetty, about how weight loss apps can contribute to positive changes in your health. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Let's face it, when life hits a few bumps in the road, so, too, do our diets and food habits. As the wo...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Health, Google Play Store, Diet, Fitness, New York City, Trends, Best, Features, Buying Guide, Fitbit, Apple App Store, Weight Watchers, Myfitnesspal, Health App


What are Apple's Privacy Nutrition Labels? Here's what you need to know about the new App Store feature that prioritizes user privacy

Apple's new Privacy Nutrition Labels are slowly rolling out in the App Store. Apple Apple's Privacy Nutrition Labels disclose an app's data collection practices and are required of all apps found on the Apple App Store as of December 8, 2020.  These labels fall into three categories: Data Used to Track You, Data Linked to You, and Data Not Linked to You.  Required privacy labels are intended to improve user awareness and help weed out dishonest app developers who look to steal or sell ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says Parler could return to the App Store 'if they get their moderation together'

Apple boss Tim Cook said Parler still has a chance to return to the App Store. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple may add Parler back to its App Store if the app steps up its moderation efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday.  Apple removed Parler from its platform in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege after it found the network did not adequately police content that promotes violence.  Google and Amazon also both removed P...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cook, Trends, Tech, Atlanta, Tim Cook, Fox News, App Store, Donald Trump, Detroit, Black, Apple App Store, Trump, Capitol


Parler - a social media app that was used to organize the attack on the US Capitol - needs to step up moderation to get back on the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook says

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the world premiere of Apple's "The Morning Show" at David Geffen Hall on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in New York City. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP On Wednesday, January 6, pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building and broke in. On the right-leaning social media app Parler, users cheered on the violence.  By Saturday, Apple pulled Parler from the App Store — even though the app had shot to the top of the charts. In a new interview with CBS This Morning, Appl...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Cook, News, Time, Trends, Social Media, Conspiracy, Tim Cook


Parler in limbo as it searches for new website host, after the service was banned by tech giants Apple and Amazon

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Parler's website is unavailable until it finds a new web host. Parler went offline Sunday after Amazon booted the social media site from its platform. Parler CEO John Matze said Sunday that the platform would "get back online as quickly as possible."  Parler has yet to confirm any talks with specific hosting providers,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, News, Trends, Social Media, Fox News, Donald Trump, Apple App Store, US Capitol, Apple Amazon, Parler, John Matze, Matze, Grace Kay


Free speech-focused site Cloudrovia claims it's in talks to host Parler, after the service was banned by tech giants Apple and Amazon

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Hosting service Cloudrovia claims it is in talks to host Parler. Parler went offline Sunday after Amazon booted the social media site from its platform. Parler CEO John Matze said Sunday that the platform would "get back online as quickly as possible."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Popular fa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Politics, News, Trends, Social Media, Fox News, Donald Trump, Apple App Store, US Capitol, Apple Amazon, Tech Insider, Parler, John Matze


Parler jumps to No. 1 on App Store after Facebook and Twitter ban Trump

Users are surging on small, conservative, social media platforms after President Donald Trump’s ban from the world’s largest social networks, even as those platforms are seeing access throttled by the app marketplaces of tech’s biggest players. The social network, Parler, a network that mimics Twitter, is now the number one app in Apple’s app store and Gab, another conservative-backed service, claimed that it was seeing an explosion in the number of signups to its web-based platform as well. ...
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This Week in Apps: Social apps react to riots, Parler gets booted, FTC threatens regulation

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with  204 billion downloads and $120 billion in global consumer spend in 2019. Consumer spend also hit a record $112 billion across iOS and Android alone. Not including third-party Chinese app stores, iOS and Android users 130 billion apps in 2020. Due to COVID-19, time spent in apps 25% year-over-year ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, China, US, Tech, Developers, Bbc, Beijing, Epic


What is Kik? Here's what you need to know about the free messaging app

Kik is a free messaging app that boasts increased privacy and anonymity as features. Boy_Anupong/Getty Images Kik is a free messaging app that allows users to keep in touch with family and friends using Wi-Fi or your phone's mobile data.  Kik only requires an email address to sign up — there's no need to provide a phone number.  Kik is available on Android, iOS, and Amazon's Kindle Fire. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. While there is no shortage of free me...
Tags: Amazon, Messenger, Instagram, Imessage, Trends, App, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Kik, Apple App Store, Tech Insider, Kik Kik, Kik Interactive, Facebook Messenger Rooms, BI-freelancer


Apple App Store customers spent $1.8B over the week of Christmas, set a spending record on New Year’s Day

Apple this morning offered an updated look at its App Store business with the release of its holiday sales figures. The company said App Store customers spent $1.8 billion in apps during the week of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, driven largely by games. And App Store customers also hit a new single-day spending record on New Year’s Day of over $540 million. What Apple didn’t fully spell out was to what extent the pandemic played a role in increased app spending over the course of 2020. It di...
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Apple and TikTok booted an iPhone app promoting secret large, indoor parties as COVID-19 surges across the US

Vybe Together Vybe Together, a New York City-based "secret party app," used TikTok to promote a large New Year's Eve event that appear to break CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety protocol. TikTok removed the Vybe Together account Tuesday evening for violating community guidelines. Apple removed Vybe Together from the App store as well.  Vybe Together CEO Alexandar Dimcevski said in a Wednesday morning email to Business Insider the company "never hosted any large parties." Immunologists and h...
Tags: Apple, News, California, Cdc, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Manhattan, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Eventbrite, Gavin Newsom, Apple App Store


Study Finds More Than $100 Billion Spent on App Stores in 2020

A new report by Sensor Tower reveals that 2020 has been a record-setting year for worldwide spending on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, which collectively passed $100 billion in a single year for the first time ever in November. From a report: The trend of increased spending continued over Christmas, when consumers around the world spent an estimated $407.6 million across Apple's App Store and Google Play. This represents a 34.5 percent year-on-year growth from approximately $303 mill...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Tech, Tencent, App Stores, App Store, Apple App Store, Sensor Tower, Tiktok


TikTok removed an account that was promoting secret large, indoor parties as COVID-19 surges across the US

Vybe Together Vybe Together, a New York City-based "secret party app," used TikTok to promote a large New Year's Eve event that appear to break CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety protocol. TikTok removed the Vybe Together account for violating community guidelines.  "We are aware that large gatherings are not okay and we do not promote them. If we see events are popular we take them off!" a Vybe Together spokesperson told Business Insider in an email.  Immunologists and healthcare workers wo...
Tags: Apple, News, Instagram, California, Cdc, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Manhattan, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Eventbrite, Gavin Newsom, Apple App Store


If you've got a brilliant iPhone app idea, this training can help you build it yourself

When the Apple App Store got started in 2008, they opened with just 500 apps available. Just a short 12 years later, there are now approaching 2 million apps available for an iPhone user to download. And, we can guarantee you this – a vast portion of those apps didn't come from hardcore professional developers. — Read the rest
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