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NVIDIA bypasses Apple’s App Store, launches GeForce NOW on iOS via Safari

Cloud gaming, or game streaming as some others call it, is promising to be the future of gaming, freeing up users from the constraints of physical hardware and letting them game anywhere thanks to the omnipresence of the cloud. Most big names have pitched in their own game streaming service, and while the ecosystem slowly...

Apple cuts App Store commission rate to 15% for smaller developers

Apple and Google collectively control the mobile app ecosystem and that's no understatement. Apple's iOS and iPadOS and Google's Android power more than 99% of the smartphones and tablets in the world. Both the tech giants also dictate how app developers get paid for purchases made by users on the App Store and the Play...

Spotify, Epic Games, and others join “Coalition for App Fairness” non-profit to oppose Apple and Google

The mobile software ecosystem is dominated by two big names: Apple and Google, both of whom control their respective app stores. This control has come under scrutiny, largely thanks to the recent attempt by Epic Games to bypass the app store fees with a direct payment option on its popular game, Fortnite. This was promptly...

[Update: Apple restrained] Epic alleges Apple is threatening to cut off iOS support from Unreal Engine, while Microsoft endorses Epic’s motion

Epic recently decided to challenge the distribution monopolies of both Apple and Google when it recently incorporated its own direct payment system into the popular game Fortnite. This brazen challenge was bound to have repercussions, and Epic was all prepared for it. Both Apple and Google promptly removed Fortnite from the App Store and Play...

[Update 4: Epic Sues Google] Fortnite bypasses Google Play, Apple App Store fees with direct payments

Epic Games on Thursday announced the Fortnite Mega Drop, a permanent discount on V-bucks and other purchases of up to 20% off. The developer said these changes are permanent and available on every platform where you can download Fortnite. The bigger news, however, is the fact that Epic Games has introduced direct payments on mobile. The...

New European regulation could force Apple and Google to be fairer to app developers

Google and Apple are known for keeping a tight leash on what gets published on their respective app stores. However, at times, the companies have been found guilty of removing apps/games from their platforms without offering developers a clear reason behind the app's removal. A new EU regulation aims to address this issue and promote a...

[Update: App Removed] Ubisoft sues Google and Apple for hosting Alibaba’s Rainbow Six Siege clone

For every popular game out there, there's an equally popular rip-off that eventually ends up getting sued by the original publisher. But we've hardly ever heard of a publisher suing the platform hosting the offending title. Well, that's exactly what's happening in the case of Alibaba's Rainbow Six: Siege clone. According to a recent report...

The Netherlands is investigating Apple and Google for allegedly abusing their App Store/Play Store dominance

It is no secret that Google and Apple have monopolies on their respective platform's application marketplaces. Apple owns iOS' App Store and Google owns Android's Play Store. There are almost no other alternatives for third-party and indie developers to distribute their applications, which are sometimes their only source of income. That gives Apple and Google...

OnePlus Switch updated to support switching from an iPhone

Switching from iOS to Android has been very hard to do for a long time. Apple really limits what you can do when switching to Android. There are some services from companies like Samsung and Google which transfer your messages, contacts, pictures, call logs, and even some apps. OnePlus has updated OnePlus Switch, which is...

macOS’ Android File Transfer bug which made files lose creation dates will finally be fixed

Google's solution to transferring files from Android to macOS devices is a tool called Android File Transfer. Doing a simple Google Search, you can find dozens of complaints that macOS owners have had with this tool. Unless you're choosing to use some 3rd-party solution (which may also be as buggy), the Android File Transfer tool was the...

Google Play Revenue Grew 82% in Q4 2016 YoY; Line and Tinder Dominate Revenue Charts

Apps on our smartphones are essential ingredients of what makes our phones smart in the first place.  Apps and App Stores are big money too. The sheer popularity and usage of smartphones and applications have driven up our needs and as a result, the revenue streams of people involved behind popular apps. App marketing agency Sensor...