Facebook Gaming Is Herebut Who Is It For?

For times, the terms “ Facebook” and “gaming” were more likely to evoke recollections of an aunt’s dusty Words With Friends invitation than anything else. And for years, Facebook has been participating in a jaunt to change, or at least…

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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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This Week in Apps: Apples record quarter, dating apps under investigation, Byte launches to problems

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

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This Week in Apps: Black Fridays boost, security news and the years biggest apps

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the lotions they reinforce and the money that flows through everything is. What are developers speaking about? What do app publishers and marketers…

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Apples control over the App Store is no longer sustainable

Last week, Apple caved to the Chinese government and pulled an app called HKmap.live that was being used by Hong Kong protestors to crowdsource the locating of police forces. While Apple CEO Tim Cook defended Apple’s stance, the move reminded…

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Apples China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous dissension that’s been the trademark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives published a sarcastic chide to Apple for its decision to take down an app at the request of the…

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Apple tweaks its App Store algorithm as antitrust investigations loom

That Apple has applied its App Store to offer itself a competitive advantage is nothing brand-new. TechCrunch and others ought to have reporting on this trouble for years, including occasions when Apple chose to display its apps in the No….

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Apple is under formal antitrust probe in Russia

Make way for another antitrust investigation into large-hearted tech. Step forward Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service( FAS ), which has opened an official probe of Apple — following a complaint lodged in March by defence firm Kaspersky Labs. Kaspersky’s complaint to…

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iOS 13 brings many much needed quality-of-life improvements

In developer lingo, quality-of-life revises are all about refining circumstances that already work. Thanks to these incremental progress, it should reach the end-user experience much more pleasant. And with iOS 13, it feels like Apple’s main focus is on this…

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Mobile games now account for 33% of installs, 10% of time and 74% of consumer spend

Mobile gaming continues to hold its own, accounting for 10% of the time useds invest in apps — a percentage that remained very steady over the years, even though our time in apps overall has grown by 50% over the…

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