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Apple is legalizing tipping in apps — but it’s also taking a heavy cut for itself

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Image: Carl Court/Getty Images Apple is changing course in how it treats tips collected within apps in what may end up being a mixed bag for developers and digital creators. The company just updated its App Store terms so that tipping with in-app currencies now falls under the same category as in-app purchases, of which Apple takes a 30 percent cut. Some apps give users the option of buying digital goods that can then be given to other users, who can then redeem the goods for cash. This kind of tipping has emerged as a popular way to sidestep platforms […]

Apple, why’d you have to ruin our fun with Snapchat?

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Image: snapchat And you thought Snapchat was safe. SEE ALSO: Apple announces iOS 11 and… we hope you like Siri Apple’s latest software iOS 11 has made it much easier to record any snap someone sends you, Mic reported. That means you can get around having a mobile notification pinged to someone after you screenshot a Snapchat photo or videoall just by using a smartphone with iOS 11. The software was released in beta Monday during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference and is therefore not fully rolled out. It’s available via a shortcut in the newly-designed Control Center. There’s a […]

Apple follows Google’s lead with its own ad blocker for Safari

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Out with the old and in with the new.Image: Stephen Lam/Getty Images Online advertisers bewareApple is coming for you. The company announced on Monday that a new update to its Safari web browser will block autoplay videos. The update will also feature a new security feature that stops ad tracking technology from watching where users go on the web. The announcement comes the week after Google confirmed that it would add its own in-browser filter to Chrome that would shut out ads deemed intrusive or annoying. SEE ALSO: Can Google’s ad blocker save the online ad industry from itself? Apple, […]

The Apple App Store has paid out $70 billion to developers

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** FILE ** Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up an Apple iPhone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco, in this Jan. 9, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) ** zu unserem KORR. APD7270 **Image: AP When Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s App Store back in 2008, he introduced the developer-friendly platform with … a free backgammon game. Jobs called the system “pretty cool.” Maybe not the hardest sell from a man famous for talking about how Apple products would change the world. SEE ALSO: Why I refuse to delete old, unused apps from my iPhone What he did stress, […]

Apple releases new colorful Apple Watch ad

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Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/31/apple-releases-new-colorful-apple-watch-ad/