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It’s Good to Be the King: Apple’s App Store Revenue Surges 22% in First Half of Year

A recent report has revealed that Apple’s App Store has seen significant success in recent months with consumers spending $41.5 billion in the first half of 2021 alone, almost double that of the Google Play Store. Apple’s App Store sales are up more than 22 percent even as the iPhone giant faces lawsuits and government regulations over the stranglehold it maintains on iOS app developers.

Tim _Apple_ Cook testifying via TV (Pool/Getty)

Apple Tries to Calm Blowback Against Intruding on iPhone Users’ Privacy

Recently, Apple announced a new addition to its upcoming iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 firmware for iPhones and iPads. The new feature will allow Apple to scan user photos stored in Apple’s iCloud service and determine if they contain sexually explicit images involving children. Following a blowback against the Masters of the Universe scanning the devices of its customers, the company is now promising it will not abuse the feature or allow governments to dictate what types of data iPhones are scanned for.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with attendees during an Apple (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019. - Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday, touting upgraded, ultra-wide cameras as it updated its popular smartphone lineup and cut its entry price to …

Apple to Begin Scanning All iPhones for Images of Child Sexual Abuse

Tech giant Apple recently announced a new feature that will allow it to scan iPhone and iPad photos to detect if they contain sexually explicit imagery involving children, which Apple will report to authorities — however, many privacy experts are worried about the implications of Apple snooping on user content. One expert points out that Apple’s move is well-intentioned, but they should be thinking about one important question: “What will China want them to block?”

Apple CEO Tim Cook takes pride in his company's privacy offerings. (AFP/Getty)

Ad Spending Shifts to Google’s Android as Apple Tightens Privacy Rules

Advertisers have reportedly begun shifting their spending patterns following Apple’s iOS update that requires apps to gain iPhone and iPad users’ permission to track them. Industry data shows that mobile advertising aimed at iPhone users has dropped significantly while advertising aimed at users of Google’s Android OS are climbing.

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Apple Argues that Giving Consumers the Freedom to Choose Apps ‘Eliminates Choice’

A key point of contention for Apple in recent months has been pressure on the company to allow users to “sideload” apps onto their iOS devices, a process that completely avoids the Apple App Store, which the company continues to argue is both unsafe and unfair to users. Incredibly, the company claims that the freedom to choose different methods of loading apps “eliminates choice” for the consumer.

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GasBuddy Tops Apple App Store Amid Gas Shortages, Suffers Outages

GasBuddy, an app that helps users to find the best availability and prices on fuel, has topped Apple’s App Store this week amidst the gas shortage caused by the recent ransomware cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline. The app has proved so popular that its servers have experienced outages this week.

Cars line up to fill their gas tanks at a COSTCO at Tyvola Road in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 11, 2021. - Fears the shutdown of a major fuel pipeline would cause a gasoline shortage led to some panic buying and prompted US regulators on May 11, 2021 to …

Report: Facebook Preparing Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple

A recent report from the Information claims that tech giant Facebook plans to take on rival Apple in an antitrust lawsuit related to its iOS 14 privacy features. A lawsuit would be a dramatic escalation to the war of words between the Masters of the Universe over user privacy.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that 87 million …

Apple Enjoys the Best Sales in the History of the iPhone

Tech giant Apple reported blowout earnings this week, revealing that every single product line was up leading to the firm’s first-quarter with over $100 billion in sales. Apple shipped the largest number of iPhones since smartphone sales were first tracked, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Facebook Slams Apple in Full-Page Newspaper Ad

In a clash of the Tech Titans, social media giant Facebook has lashed out at iPhone maker Apple in a full-page ad in at least three U.S. newspapers, claiming that Facebook is standing up to Apple on the behalf of small businesses.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that 87 million …

Massive Apple Security Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Take Control of iPhones

A recently discovered and patched security vulnerability in Apple devices allowed hackers to remote control iPhones within WiFi range. Unlike many hacks, this vulnerability did not require the target iPhone to be touched by its user or the hacker. As one expert explained, “This attack is just you’re walking along, the phone is in your pocket, and over Wi-Fi someone just worms in with some dodgy Wi-Fi packets.”

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Study: Smartphone Notifications Don’t Distract Us, We Distract Ourselves

A recent study has found that users initiate 89 percent of all smartphone interactions on their own, with only 11 percent being initiated by a notification. These results go against the conventional wisdom that the mountain of notifications generated on the average person’s phone every day distracts us from other tasks.

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 04: Visitors try out the Honor 7 smartphone at the Huawei stand at the 2015 IFA consumer electronics and appliances trade fair on September 4, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The 2015 IFA will be open to the public from September 4-9. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Apple Slams Facebook for Intrusive Data Collection

After a coalition of eight civil and human rights organizations published an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook last month related to the delay of Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency features, Apple has responded to the letter doubling down on its privacy practices. The iPhone giant took a direct shot at Facebook, saying that Mark Zuckerberg’s social media giant has “made clear” its intention to “collect as much data as possible.”

Apple's Tim Cook got big pay bump in 2018: filing (Noah Berger/AFP)