MacPaw’s Setapp becomes one of the first to agree to Apple’s controversial DMA rules

Mac and iOS software development company MacPaw is becoming one of the first to publicly adopt Apple’s new DMA (Digital Markets Act) rules in the EU, to offer Setapp, its subscription-based plat

Epic Games CEO suggests Apple broke iPhone web apps in the EU for anticompetitive reasons

After Apple confirmed yesterday it’s breaking web apps for customers in the EU due to its compliance with the EU regulation the Digital Markets Act (DMA), Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney suggests in

Meta says it will pass on the Apple tax to advertisers paying to boost posts on Facebook and Instagram

Meta is looking to leverage advertiser outrage in its battle with Apple over in-app purchase fees by announcing that it will soon pass on Apple’s 30% service charge to its customers. In an annou

Following this week’s layoffs, Snap’s stock tanks 30% after announcing Q4 earnings

Snap is not having a good quarter. Following this week’s news that the company was laying off 10% of its workforce, amounting to hundreds of employees, the company’s stock is now crashing

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek tells investors Apple’s DMA rules are a ‘farce,’ but says there are ‘future upsides’ too

Spotify, a notable Apple critic, unsurprisingly came out swinging after Apple announced how it was complying with the EU’s new regulation, the Digital Markets Act, or DMA, calling Apple’s

FlutterFlow attracts cash for its low-code mobile app dev platform

Low-code dev platforms have gained momentum in recent years, in large part because they promise to shorten what’s otherwise typically a lengthy app development cycle. According to data from anal

It sure looks like X (Twitter) has a Verified bot problem

It looks like X, the company formerly known as Twitter, has a Verified bot problem. Although X owner Elon Musk suggested that forcing users to pay for verification would help to weed out the bots (aka

Netflix Games gains traction with installs up 180% year-over-year in 2023, thanks to GTA and others

Just over two years ago, Netflix announced it would enter a new business: gaming. Amid a mobile gaming market dominated by free-to-play and ad-supported business models, Netflix’s plan was to ma

Samsung’s new smart home features include household maps with ‘AI characters’

Samsung wants to make the smart home smarter — if your home’s a Samsung home, that is. During its CES 2024 keynote in Las Vegas tonight, the company announced a range of additions to &#821

As Twitter/X rivals explode, news aggregator SmartNews struggles to retain users

News aggregator app SmartNews had a tough 2023, beginning with widespread layoffs in January and wrapping up with a leadership change that saw co-founder Kaisei Hamamoto assume the role of CEO after

Three years after its revamp, Firefox’s Android browser adds 450+ new extensions

For the sliver of the market that opts for Firefox instead of Chrome, the default browser on Android devices, the experience just got better. Firefox maker Mozilla announced today the launch of over 4

Apple’s new Journal app is now available with the release of iOS 17.2

Apple has officially launched its Journal app with the release of iOS 17.2, the tech giant announced on Monday. The new app, which was first announced at WWDC in June, is designed to encourage users t

TikTok becomes first non-game app to reach $10B in consumer spending

TikTok’s short-form video app is hitting a new milestone. The app, which reached 1 billion monthly active users in 2021, has now become the first non-game mobile app to generate $10 billion in c

Senator Warren calls out Apple for shutting down Beeper’s ‘iMessage to Android’ solution

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is throwing her weight behind Beeper, the app that allowed Android users to message iPhone users via iMessage, until Apple shut it down. Warren, an advocate for

Apple cuts off Beeper Mini’s access after launch of service that brought iMessage to Android

Was it too good to be true? Beeper, the startup that reverse-engineered iMessage to bring blue bubble texts to Android users, is experiencing an outage, the company reported via a post on X on Friday.

Snapchat+ keeps growing as net revenue tops $20M for first time

Snapchat’s premium subscription is showing no signs of slowing growth as it comes off its best month ever, in terms of in-app revenue, new data indicates. As it turns out, many of Snapchat&#8217

Beeper reverse-engineered iMessage to bring blue bubble texts to Android users

The push to bring iMessage to Android users today adds a new contender. A startup called Beeper, which had been working on a multi-platform messaging aggregator, is now launching a new app called Beep

Instagram Threads search now supports ‘all languages’ in latest update

Instagram’s Twitter/X rival, Threads, is becoming more competitive with the expansion of its keyword search feature to all markets where the app is available. The feature was initially tested in

This Week in Apps: Apple’s iPhone app of the year finalists, plus 7 hidden gems

Is the App Store still a source for new technology innovations or has AI development become the hotter new tech to build for these days? We pondered this question this week when Apple unveiled its iPh

A Quibi-like app called ReelShort hit record downloads and revenue this month

Was Quibi a failure or just before its time? This month, a short-video app and Quibi-like entertainment service called ReelShort found its way to the top of the App Store, which led to the app gaining
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