Apple is facing criticism from many for levying up to 30% commission on App Store purchases. The company is accused of unfair practices, and antitrust regulators are investigating certain App Store practices. U.S. Lawmakers will begin investigations and question, Tim Cook, tomorrow.
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In iOS 11, the App Store has been completely redesigned. It features a design language similar to the Apple Music app. Complete with huge headers, bold titles, vibrant colors and big visuals.
iOS 11 is the final nail in the 32-bit coffin. iOS 11 just won’t run any 32-bit apps on iPhone and iPad. For most of us, this shouldn’t be a big problem. Apple has been taking steps toward this move for two years now and all the major apps are already updated for a 64-bit system. But of course, are are some outliers.
In iOS 11, Apple has simultaneously taken steps to block auto playing videos in Safari, while adding auto playing videos in their own App Store. I still can’t get over the irony of it all. But thankfully, if you don’t want to bombard with an autoplay video of a new game every time you scroll through the App Store, there’s a way to disable this feature.
It’s possible that you accidentally lost your music collection on your PC, or your PC itself and now your iPhone, iPad or iPod is the only place where your entire music library lives. But iOS is a closed system, there’s no way to just share your songs from the music library. And if it’s someone else’s Mac, you can’t sync using iTunes either.
Slow Shutter!, the popular photography app for iPhone that lets you capture long-exposure photographs you’d usually only get from an expensive DSLR, is now free for a limited time through the Apple Store app. Here’s how you can get your hands on it.
Cryptocat is an encrypted chatting service that lets no one apart from the sender and receiver see the actual content of the message. The developer of the service recently submitted an iPhone Cryptocat app, but it was rejected by Apple for “illegitimate” reasons.
If all this talk of iOS 7 has wet your appetite for a new music app and you can’t wait, then maybe you should have a look at our review of Track 8. It’s a Music app that takes the Windows Phone modern UI design (formally known as Metro) and applies it to your iOS music library. Fancy a change? Then read on.
Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio has won the grand prize of $10,000 iTunes gift card. The 50th billion app to be downloaded was the free word game Say The Same Thing from the band OK Go developed by Space Inch, LLC.