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Apple’s iOS update makes it easier to get to your subscriptions

Apple has made a small but important change to iOS that will allow users an easier way to manage their app subscriptions. In the latest release of the mobile operating system (iOS 12.1.4 and 12.2 beta), the company has relocated the “Manage Subscriptions” setting so it’s only one click away when you tap on your profile in the App Store, instead of being buried more deeply within the settings. This may seem like a minor change, but it was a much-needed one. As more mobile apps have adopted subscr...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Developers, App Store, Subscriptions, Federico Viticci, MacStories, Twitter Apple


US iPhone users spent $79 last year, up 36% from 2017

Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue generated per U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent, from $58 in 2017 to $79 last year. As is typical, much of that increase can be attributed to mobile gaming, which accounted for more than half of this per-device average. However, more substantial growth took place in the categories outside of gaming — including...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Social Networking, US, Tech, App-store, Subscriptions, Health Fitness


US iPhone users spent, on average, $79 on apps last year, up 36% from 2017

Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue generated per U.S. iPhone grew 36 percent, from $58 in 2017 to $79 last year. As is typical, much of that increase can be attributed to mobile gaming, which accounted for more than half of this per-device average. However, more substantial growth took place in the categories outside of gaming — including...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Social Networking, US, Tech, App-store, Subscriptions, Health Fitness


Paid music streaming is almost worth more than free streaming for the first time ever

More people are heading to streaming services than ever for their music fix and now they’re paying for it more. There is no doubt that music streaming is massive but for a long time it’s the access to unlimited music for free that made it so appealing. Now at last paid subscriptions are set to be worth even more than all the free options combined. Experts believe that paid subscriptions on music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music will overtake their free counterparts. Numbe...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Free, Youtube, Paid, Streaming, Subscriptions, Apple Music, Industry News, Bayley, Music Streaming Services, Kim Bayley, Stream Music, Entertainment Retailers Association ERA ERA


Keep Checking Those App Subscription Prices 

Apple is taking a slightly stronger stance against apps that try to sucker you in with complicated subscription pricing, but that doesn’t mean that you’re safe from crappy apps that want all of your cash. Our advice? Pretend nothing has changed. Keep examining subscription prices as if you were Benedict Cumberbatch…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Scam, In App Purchases


Set Up Advance Warnings for All Subscription Auto-Renewals

I can’t be the only person who’s parted with hundreds of dollars over the years because I forgot to cancel a service at the end of a free trial (hello, Skillshare) or let subscriptions drag on in the hopes I’d get around to using the product.Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Bills, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Mastercard


Apple’s new developer guidelines signal that scammy subscription apps’ time is up

Apple is sending out a message to app developers: stop tricking users into subscriptions. The company updated its guidelines for mobile developers to more clearly spell out what is and what is not allowed, according to 9to5Mac, which spotted the recent changes. The improved documentation comes at a time when subscriptions are becoming something of a plague on consumers. Their rapid proliferation is turning everything into a subscription service, which could ultimately see consumers dropping f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Developers, Netflix, App Store, Subscriptions, App Annie, Google Apple, YouTube TV


Roku’s à la carte premium subscriptions arrive today, but without HBO

Earlier this month, Roku announced it would soon begin selling subscriptions to premium video services directly from its own TV and movies hub, The Roku Channel. Today, those subscriptions are going live, allowing Roku users to sign up for channels like EPIX, Showtime, STARZ, and others, then stream them without needing to install the channel’s own app on their Roku device. Instead, all the content from the add-ons will be found in The Roku Channel section itself, alongside the other free and...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Hbo, TV, Television, Media, Tech, Streaming, Roku, Subscriptions, Magnolia Pictures, Cord Cutting, Hbo Now, Streaming Service, Tastemade, Roku Channel


Top 10 U.S. subscription video apps pulled in $1.3B last year, a 62% increase from 2017

Subscriptions are booming on the app stores, and particularly subscription video apps thanks to the growing number of cord cutters who are choosing to stream their TV shows and movies, instead of paying for cable or satellite. In the U.S., the top 10 subscription video apps by revenue pulled in $1.27 billion in 2018 across both the iOS App Store and Google Play, according to new data from Sensor Tower – that’s a 62 percent increase over the $781 million spent in 2017. It’s also three times highe...
Tags: Travel, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Hbo, Star Trek, Mobile Apps, Netflix, App Stores, Cbs, App Store, Subscriptions, Hulu, Hbo Now, App Annie


App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps

Apple will allow iOS users to gift in-app purchases, not just paid apps, according to a change to the company’s App Store Review Guidelines spotted this week. This means developers may soon have the tools to allow users to purchase virtual goods or even subscriptions through their app, which can then be gifted to others. The changes to the company’s App Store guidelines were first discovered on Wednesday by MacRumors, which confirmed both the prior and current wording as follows: Before: “Apps s...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Ios Apps, Developers, App Store, Subscriptions, Gifting, In-app Purchase, App Store Review, App Store Review Guidelines


Pick the New MoviePass Subscription That Works for You

MoviePass is switching up its subscription model once again in the new year, and users in major markets can look forward to paying more for their monthly subscription.Read more...
Tags: Movies, Money, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Moviepass


Consumers spent $329M on the top 10 subscription video apps last quarter

Last year, the top subscription video apps like Netflix and Hulu raked in a combined $781 million, and that trend is showing no sign of slowing down in 2018. In the third quarter of 2018, U.S. consumers spent an estimated $329 million in the top 10 subscription video-on-demand apps across the App Store and Google Play – a figure that’s up 15 percent from the $285 million spent in Q1. The data is the latest in a new report from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which has been following the grow...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Hbo, Media, Tinder, Youtube, Tech, Netflix, Pandora, Cbs, Bumble, Subscriptions, Hulu, Sensor Tower


Tea of the Month Buyers Guide – Part 2

Continued from yesterday Ability to purchase more tea? You’ll probably come across tea that you absolutely love and will want to buy more of. Another question would be can you buy more of a particular tea from the seller? Some boxes that mix different brands will not be able to do this –  you will have to order from different companies which may be inconvenient. Some companies have a very limited selection of tea on their website. Some clubs offer perks in the way of discounts to their website...
Tags: Tea, Product Reviews, Subscriptions, Art of Tea Adagio Tea Club, Tea Table Silver Tips Imperial Tea Republic


Sneaky subscriptions are plaguing the App Store

Subscriptions have turned into a booming business for app developers, on the App Store in 2017, and to $75.7 billion by 2022. But alongside this healthy growth, a number of scammers are now taking advantage of subscriptions in order to trick users into signing up for expensive and recurring plans. They do this by intentionally confusing users with their app’s design and flow, by making promises of “free trials” that convert after only a matter of days, and other misleading tactics. Apple w...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Apps, Tech, Developers, Scams, App Store, Subscriptions, Forbes, David Barnard, Readdle, Zhadanov, Weather Atlas, Denys Zhadanov, Fortnite Netflix Pandora Tinder Hulu


Zuora partners with Amazon Pay to expand subscription billing options

Zuora, the SaaS company helping organizations manage payments for subscription businesses, announced today that it had been selected as a Premier Partner in the Amazon Pay Global Partner Program.  The “Premier Partner” distinction means businesses using Zuora’s billing platform can now easily integrate Amazon’s digital payment system as an option during checkout or recurring payment processes.  The strategic rationale for Zuora is clear, as the partnership expands the company’s product offe...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Cloud, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Finance, SaaS, Payments, Subscriptions, Sap, Subscription Services, Partnerships, Zuora, Subscription Economy, Seattle Times


Walgreens takes a minority stake in Birchbox, which will now come to its stores

Walgreens has entered into a strategic partnership with beauty-in-a-box startup Birchbox, which will involve building Birchbox experiences inside Walgreens’ stores so customers can shop and try new brands. The deal also sees Walgreens acquiring a minority equity interest in Birchbox, the companies said. The deal follows a change to Birchbox’s ownership structure reported earlier this year where Birchbox investor Viking Global took a majority stake in the New York-based beauty company. The ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, New York, Minneapolis, Tech, E-commerce, Walgreens, Chicago, Beauty, Paris, Miami, Subscriptions, Accel Partners, Birchbox, Viking Global


10 Subscription Boxes That Are Worth It, According to You

Unsurprisingly, our readers had strong opinions about subscription boxes, not all of them positive. But the 10 below were the most recommended in the comments, running the gamut from food, to coffee, to dog treats, to video games, just for starters. Read more...
Tags: Science, Subscriptions, Subscriptions Boxes


Which Subscription Boxes Are Actually Worth It?

I’m pretty skeptical that the VC-backed subscription box trend will survive long term, but there’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of them while they’re around. You can get basically anything delivered in a monthly surprise box these days, from clothes, to wine, to meat, to toys. And since most of these companies…Read more...
Tags: Science, Subscriptions, Subscription boxes


The state of music streaming in 2018

2018 has been the biggest year for music streaming yet as people all around the world sign up for limitless listening. Midia have released their r for the music streaming industry in the first half of 2018. It shows that the incredible growth of online music in recent years is still going strong and that more people around the world are listening to music on streaming services than ever before. The report shows that in the first half of 2018 music streaming rose a considerable 16% to 229.5 ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, South Korea, Spotify, Europe, Music, Japan, Russia, US, Research, Shares, Analytics, Industry, Report, Pandora


Automate Your Wine Purchases (and Save Some Money) With Firstleaf

Every time I buy wine at the store, I spend far too much time picking six bottles (have to get that 10% discount, you know) based on price, style, and mostly, how eye-catching the labels are. I think I’ve found a better system with Firstleaf.Read more...
Tags: Science, Alcohol, Wine, Subscriptions, Firstleaf


The Robots Are Taking Over (Your Wine Purchases)!

Every time I buy wine at the store, I spend far too much time picking six bottles (have to get that 10% discount, you know) based on price, style, and mostly, how eye-catching the labels are. I think I’ve found a better system with Firstleaf.Read more...
Tags: Science, Alcohol, Wine, Subscriptions, Firstleaf


Adobe will no longer support Windows 7 in the next major Creative Cloud update

If you still run an older version of Windows or MacOS and use Adobe CC programs, we have some bad news. Adobe has announced that the next major Creative Cloud update will no longer support older versions of operating systems, such as Windows 7, 8 and even some versions of Windows 10. In the statement, […] The post Adobe will no longer support Windows 7 in the next major Creative Cloud update appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Adobe, Windows, Subscriptions, Creative Cloud, Adobe Cc, Adobe Creative Cloud, macOS, Adobe CC Photography


Join Our MoviePass Support Group

MoviePass, the service that lets you watch a different amount of movies under a different set of restrictions each month, recently switched to a plan of three movies per month. What will happen to the MoviePass clubs that would go see movies together? How will they fare in a world where MoviePass kind of sucks? Let’s…Read more...
Tags: Movies, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Moviepass, Movie Theaters, Sinemia, AMC Stubs A List, Moviepass Death Watch, MoviePass Support Group


How to Stop MoviePass From Reversing Your Cancellation

If you cancel your MoviePass plan, but you want to use it again before your current plan time runs out, you need to be careful when you open the app. Vox reports that MoviePass has reversed some users’ cancellations after they opened the app. The problem is an ambiguous button marked “I accept.”Read more...
Tags: Annoyances, Movies, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Vox, Moviepass


8 Online Subscriptions That Don't Actually Suck

Remember a time when you paid for your music, and your movies, and your software with a one-off payment rather than a recurring subscription fee debited from your bank account each month? Those times are fading into history for most of us. Subscriptions are now king and practically inescapable.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Science, Desktop, Subscriptions, Don


Buy: Guild Candle Subscription

Each season, an artisan-produced candle has been released in the Roman and Williams GUILD collection—which can now be accessed via subscription service. Designed by Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer, the candles are hand-poured in NYC and use only...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Candles, Subscriptions, Furniture_decor, Homewares, Guild, Romanandwilliams, Stephen Alesch, Robin Standefer, Williams Guild, Robinstandefer, Stephenalesch, Rwguild


Google, Unlike Apple, is Making it Easy to Cancel App Subscriptions

Mobile app subscriptions are usually a pain in the ass to cancel, but Google is doing its part to make it slightly easier to get out of the fees with its new Subscriptions Center. The feature, announced at Google I/O earlier this year, rolled out to most Android users Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Science, Subscriptions, Google Unlike Apple


Google Play now makes it easier to manage your subscriptions

Mobile app subscriptions are a big business, but consumers sometimes hesitate to sign up because pausing and cancelling existing subscriptions hasn’t been as easy as opting in. Google is now addressing those concerns with the official launch of its subscription center for Android users. The new feature centralizes all your Google Play subscriptions, and offers a way for you to find others you might like to try. The feature was first introduced at Google’s I/O developer conference in May, and ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Hbo, Tech, Developers, Subscriptions, However Google, Sensor Tower


Facebook Is Testing If You'll Pay Actual Money for Your Favorite Groups' Premium Content

As Facebook continues to look for ways to wring every last dollar out of its platform, the company announced today that it is rolling out a pilot program that allows Facebook group administrators the ability to offer paid monthly subscriptions.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Subscriptions, Patreon, Consumer Tech, Facebook Is Trying Out Paid Subs, Subscription Groups


HelloFresh review: Is a meal delivery service worth it?

“Hey,” Kim said one day last week as she was leaving for work. “There’s a package coming today from one of the doctors I work with. To thank all of his hygienists, he’s sending us a trial of HelloFresh.” “What’s HelloFresh?” I asked. “It’s a meal delivery service,” Kim said. “Anyhow, it’d be great if you could bring in the package and put the food in the fridge. And it’d be even greater if you made one of the meals for dinner!” I kissed her good-bye, then promptly forgot what she had told me. (T...
Tags: Food, Groceries, Marketing, Kim, Subscriptions, Convenience, Hellofresh, Erin, Wal Mart, Jim, Honey Chicken