Category Archives: App Store

Microsoft Xbox Remote Play iOS

I Believe Game Streaming Will Come to iOS Sooner Rather Than Later

Microsoft Xbox Remote Play iOS

And I’m not talking about a service from Apple

A month ago, it looked like Apple had thrown down a gauntlet when it came to game streaming services. They had already been unreceptive to Google’s Stadia and NVIDIA’s GeForce. Steam was forced to create an app that works more like a remote desktop than a streaming service to get around the App Store rules. Then we had Microsoft and Facebook making pointed comments as the former abandoned development of xCloud and Xbox Game Pass on iOS and the later released a gaming app with no actual gaming.

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Tim Cook

Four Straightforward Steps Apple Should Take to Fix the App Store

Tim Cook

I took a hard shot at Epic Games and Tim Sweeney a couple of days ago because I don’t believe their propaganda or that their motives have anything to do with anyone other than Sweeney, Epic and Tencent. I don’t buy the “we’re doing this for all developers” act for a second and I stand by that 100% after a couple of nights of sleep and a lot of discussion back and forth on Twitter.

That said, I am only sticking up for Apple on a couple of points here. First, another business should not be able to interfere with how Apple chooses to distribute its products. Second, they absolutely should be able to charge developers for access to their curated App Store. I believe that these two policies should apply to any company that sells digital goods online.

But that’s where my defense of Apple and how they are currently administering their App Store ends.

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It’s March Madness Time Again!!!

I am a huge overall sports fan. I love football, basketball, soccer and others. I even enjoy a nice day spent out at the diamond watching the old national pastime. While I enjoy pro sports, especially my local Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA, I absolutely LOVE college athletics. I will watch just about anything that my alma mater LSU and my hometown team Memphis compete in. And there is no greater competition that sums up the story lines, rivalries and fun of college sports as the NCAA’s College Basketball Tournament. The upsets and insanity of the first two rounds make this event live up to its nickname- March Madness.

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Apple Hits Back at Spotify in Pointed Press Release

Apple doesn’t always respond immediately to situations where they are attacked or criticized. They don’t usually make pointed public responses, either. However, Tim Cook and company have made an exception in the case of Spotify, releasing a detailed and aggressively worded press release that not only answers each of their competitor’s complaints, but also takes shots for them for some of their own recent activities.

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The App Store is 10? Where Has the Time Gone?

Today is the tenth birthday of Apple’s App Store, which is hard to believe. It makes me feel my age just a bit as I type this. On the one hand, it’s hard to remember the world of mobile devices and smartphones before it, because it is so much a part of everyday life today. On the other hand, I also remember the Summer of 2008 like it was yesterday.

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Apple Stiff-Arms Steam, But the Reasons Aren’t Hard to Figure Out

In case you haven’t already heard, earlier this week Apple reversed an earlier approval of Steam’s Steam Link app for iOS and tvOS, and has now rejected it based on what was initially termed as “business conflicts with app guidelines.” Well, whoever in marketing or PR at Apple dropped that line should think before they speak, because most of the controversy surrounding this decision is based on that poorly-worded quote.

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March Madness is Back!!

Just another day until go time. I love many sports, but as far as I’m concerned, the greatest two days in American sport are the First Round Thursday and Friday of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Wall to wall basketball with Cinderella slippers, underdogs, and insets galore. I love every second of it.

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Apple Creating a Link Between its App Stores Could Be a Sign of Even Bigger Things to Come

Earlier this week, Marc Gurman of Bloomberg, a man well known for his sources within and knowledge of Apple, dropped a bit of a bombshell. He reported that Apple will be shifting its App Store policies to allow Universal Binaries to be created that include dual iOS and macOS compatibility.

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