Google’s in-house app for downloading and listening to podcasts is now available for iPhones and other iOS devices. The Google Podcasts app can now be downloaded on iPhones all over the world via the App Store. It is a free app with no in-app purchases.
It is 2020, and we’re finally getting to use play games without a gaming console or a computer, thanks to cloud-based game streaming services like Google Stadia, Microsoft Project xCloud, and Nvidia GeForce Now. However, these services are being restricted by Apple from reaching iPad and iPhone users due to unnecessarily strict rules.
Apple has started offering a bonus of 10 percent for those adding funds to the Apple ID account. The offer is valid up to April 3rd and is available for users in Germany, Australia, United States, Canada, and other countries.
Apple has announced that the App Store will expand to 20 more countries starting next month. The company has advised all the app developers to accept the new agreements and update the pricing if they want their apps to be available in the new countries.
Apple has started cracking down on COVID-19 and coronavirus related apps on the App Store that are not from recognized health institutions and government bodies. The company is presumably making this move to prevent the spread of misinformation among users related to the virus outbreak which can be further worsened by a third-party app showing inaccurate data.
Apple has notified developers about the updated App Store Review Guidelines. The company updates its review guidelines in order to better the quality of apps, improve user experience and help weed out spam apps. This time around Apple has changed guidelines across cover reviews, spam, Sign-in with Apple, push notification, and mobile device management.
Apple has informed the makers of Plague.Inc, Ndemic Creations that the game has been taken down from the App Store in China. Apple says the game was removed because “includes content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China.”
If you pay for a lot of services like Apple Arcade and Apple Music, chances are that you frequently receive subscription renewal emails every month. Now, Apple is offering an option to disable those emails via a simple toggle.
As part of its ongoing investigation into Apple, the U.S. Department of Justice has reached out to app developers. The Cupertino company is accused of anti-competitive behavior and is currently being probed for the same.
Google Paid $80 Billion to Play Store Developers, Half of What Apple Paid to Developers via App Store
Google has announced that it has paid $80 billion to Android developers via the Play Store until last quarter. However, the amount is half of what Apple paid to iOS developers through the App Store.