When regulation presents a (rare) opportunity

Bradley Tusk

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Apple Musics web interface exits beta

Apple has done a good job closing the gap between Spotify and its own music streaming service. But the former still maintains some advantages, a register that until recently included a robust network boundary. As a Spotify user myself, I…

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Daily Crunch: Apple and Google announce contact tracing initiative

Apple and Google reveal a joint effort to track the spread of COVID-1 9, a new study shows how fringe coronavirus conjectures are making their way to the mainstream and — in happier report — we get some indications on…

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This Week in Apps: Google I/O canceled over coronavirus, App Store gets updated rules, TikToks owner launches Spotify rival

Welcome back to This Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the works they reinforce and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion…

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App Store Guidelines ban police-spotting apps, raise bar on dating apps and more

Apple this week alerted developers to a brand-new pitch of App Store Review Guidelines that detail which apps will be accepted or repudiated, and what apps are allowed to do. The changes to the guidelines impact refreshes, push notifications, Sign…

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Silicon Valley could be Bidens funding lifeline post South Carolina

Presidential candidate Joe Biden are most likely heave a fundraising lifeline to Silicon Valley after his tell South Carolina victory and heading into the next curve of primaries. A pro-Biden Super PAC, Unite the Country — whose past supports include…

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This Week in Apps: YouTube TV cancels Apples rev share, more bad news for mobile voting, WhatsApp hits 2B users

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the lotions they patronize and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record…

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Apple expands Quick Look to let retailers sell things directly in augmented reality

That couch you’re thinking about sure would look good in your living room … or would it? To drag up a decade-old (!) catchphrase: There’s an app for that. There are a ton of apps for that, genuinely. Seeing what…

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Russias push back against big tech has major consequences for Apple

Josh Nadeau

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Apple News adds coverage of 2020 US presidential election, including guides to candidates, issues & news literacy

As it has be done in order to previous referendum times, Apple today has added special coverage of the 2020 US presidential election to its Apple News app. The coverage includes curated report, info, and data related to the election…

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