Apple Announces Percentage Structure for Small Businesses

Apple has made headlines with the announcement of two significant changes coming to their Appstore. Come January, Apple will launch a small business program that will implement a new percentage program for its Appstore. Apple’s CEO issued the following statement with the announcement of the new program.

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What Happens if Epic Wins their Legal Battle?

In prior coverage of the ongoing Apple/Epic legal conflict, I’ve come under the accusation of providing biased coverage in favor of Apple over Epic Games. The idea governing this notion appears to be that because Apple is a much worse company than Epic Games, coverage should thus favor Epic over Apple by edict of popular consensus. With the issue again appearing in the news, what better time to discuss how this is patently insane.
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Editorial: Epic Wins Their Temporary Restraining Order Rendering the Courts the New Central Planners

Buckle in and sit down, for it is time for a lesson in liberty. This has become a necessity to remedy an ongoing misconception that continues to permeate our comment section from our more vocal critics. These critics have alleged in my coverage of the Apple/Epic lawsuit that I have defended Apple against Epic. In doing so, I have unveiled some unsavory nature to my character. Continue reading “Editorial: Epic Wins Their Temporary Restraining Order Rendering the Courts the New Central Planners”

Tim Sweeney Misportrays Apple’s Statements

At present, Tim Sweeney is attempting to mislead his audience regarding discoveries that Epic requested a special exemption from Apple’s terms of service, as to allow them to implement their separate payment system. In line with his current persona of the champion of the little guy, he is claiming Apple is attempting to mislead people and that they asked for exceptions for everyone. Continue reading “Tim Sweeney Misportrays Apple’s Statements”

Apple Issues a Rebuttal To Epics Temporary Restraining Order

Earlier this week, Epic Games filed for a temporary restraining order to prevent Apple from removing Fortnite from the App Store and prevent the company from terminating their developer’s account along with access to developer tools the company needs to develop the Unreal Engine for iOS. On Friday, Apple’s legal team filed their counter-motion for the dismissal of the motion for the temporary restraining order. Continue reading “Apple Issues a Rebuttal To Epics Temporary Restraining Order”

Apple Terminates Epic Games Development Account

As previously reported, Apple and Epic are currently engaged in a legal battle over ownership and control of private ecosystems. Wherein Apple maintains they have a right to control their private ecosystem, whereas Epic is alleging permitting them to do so is a violation of the Sherman Act. Continue reading “Apple Terminates Epic Games Development Account”

Apple Removes Fortnite From App Store Due To Epic Trying To Circumvent 30% Distribution Fees

Fortnite

Every major digital distributor out there takes a 30% distribution fee. It’s how the business has been running for years. It’s how it operates at Google, on Steam, and iTunes. Whichever way it goes, you’re paying someone 30% to host or deliver your product. Well, Epic Games has decided that they don’t want to pay those fees anymore by restricting payments to being direct between them and the consumer, and Apple isn’t having any of it so they decided to remove Fortnite from the iTunes App Store. Continue reading “Apple Removes Fortnite From App Store Due To Epic Trying To Circumvent 30% Distribution Fees”

Ubisoft Disingenuously Says Steam’s 30% Fees Are “Unrealistic” In 2019

Ubisoft Ghost

Ubisoft has openly stated that the reason their games are no longer being published on Steam is because of Valve’s 30% fees. However, they still publish their games on the Xbox One, PS4, iOS, Green Man Gaming, the Humble Bundle Store and Android devices, despite the other platform holders also taking a 30% platform fee. Continue reading “Ubisoft Disingenuously Says Steam’s 30% Fees Are “Unrealistic” In 2019″

Apple’s September Event Announced 4 Software Release Updates In September

Apple iOS Update

Apple announced at its recent September event four software release dates for iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave. [Note: Group FaceTime will not be released on the scheduled release dates for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, Apple is expected to make an announcement when the feature is available later this year.] Continue reading “Apple’s September Event Announced 4 Software Release Updates In September”

Apple Watch Series 4 Redesigned And Re-Engineered For What A Smartwatch Should Be

SMar Watch 4

Apple debuted the Apple Watch Series 4 at its 2018 September Event held in the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. Apple has done quite of bit of re-engineering and re-designing on the latest Apple Watch Series 4. Continue reading “Apple Watch Series 4 Redesigned And Re-Engineered For What A Smartwatch Should Be”

Apple Debuts iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, And iPhone XR

iPhone XS

On September 12th Apple debuted three of its new iPhones at the Steve Jobs Theater, which is located at the Apple Park in Cupertino, California. The three iPhones include the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR, all of which were unveiled during the keynote at Apple’s September event. Continue reading “Apple Debuts iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, And iPhone XR”

Todd Howard Shows Off The Elder Scrolls: Blades On The iPhone XS MAX

Todd Howard showed up to Apple’s September 2018 keynote to show off The Elder Scrolls: Blades on the new iPhone XS MAX. The upcoming mobile game based on The Elder Scrolls series will release on iOS and Android devices sometime in 2018. Continue reading “Todd Howard Shows Off The Elder Scrolls: Blades On The iPhone XS MAX”