app store – Sono Webs http://sonowebs.com/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 23:06:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sonowebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-favicon-5-32x32.png app store – Sono Webs http://sonowebs.com/ 32 32 Wordle scams are rampant again on the App Store https://sonowebs.com/wordle-scams-are-rampant-again-on-the-app-store/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 23:06:41 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/wordle-scams-are-rampant-again-on-the-app-store/ Wordle clones are back on the App Store, just weeks after Apple erased almost all copy games in January. A quick look at the App Store’s best free apps reveals at least two well-placed Wordle-likes, while diving into Apple’s more specific word games category (or just searching for “Wordle”) brings up plenty of other imitators, […]]]>

Wordle clones are back on the App Store, just weeks after Apple erased almost all copy games in January.

A quick look at the App Store’s best free apps reveals at least two well-placed Wordle-likes, while diving into Apple’s more specific word games category (or just searching for “Wordle”) brings up plenty of other imitators, many of whom appear to have been part of Apple’s first wave of teardowns a few months ago.

None of the new games impersonate Wordle – at least not by name. Instead, the clones were creatively renamed “Wordus”, “Word Guess”, “Wordl”, and other thinly veiled references to the original game. But all of them offer a twist on Wordle’s gameplay, down to the same gameplay, UI, design, and color scheme.

Apple encourages developers not to copy other games. In section 4.1 of its App Store guidelines, the company advises developers to “come up with your own ideas” and not “simply copy the latest popular app on the App Store, or make some minor changes to the name or to another app’s UI and pass do it as your own.

The fact that Wordle isn’t actually on the App Store complicates matters – the game was first published by original creator Josh Wardle and hosted on his website before being purchased by The New York Timeswhich currently hosts the game. Times also didn’t add Wordle to its official Crossword app (where many of the company’s other daily puzzle games live).

But whether or not the Wordle clones technically violate App Store guidelines is almost irrelevant. The past decade-plus in the App Store’s history – including Apple’s own withdrawal of Wordle clones earlier this year – has made it clear that the company has the power to lay its foot on any app it has. ‘she wants. Apple, after all, remains the sole arbiter of what is or isn’t allowed on the App Store, subject to guidelines it writes and enforces entirely on its own.

The question is therefore not whether Apple can again remove Wordle clones, but should this?

The situation around Wordle copycats has also changed drastically since the last round of takedowns. In January, Wordle was a cute game that a lone creator released on his own as a gift for his partner, something that was explicitly not monetized. “It’s not about doing anything shady with your data or your eyeballs,” Wardle commented in a post. New York Times profile at the time. “It’s just a game that’s fun.”

Much of the outrage over Wordle imitators (all of which added ads, optional in-app purchases, or subscription fees) in the public court seemed to stem from this narrative: greedy developers trying to make a quick buck money with this rare, pure thing on the internet.

Flash-forward to March 2022, and Wordle isn’t just “a fun game” anymore. This is a major property that Wardle has sold to The New York Timesone of the largest media companies on the planet, in a seven-figure deal.

Is it Apple’s responsibility to defend a multi-billion dollar company (with its own legal teams) against copycats? Should Apple have taken action back when it was a single developer that wasn’t interested in monetizing their work?

At this time, it is unclear what will happen next. Asked by The edge on wordle clones, The New York Times declined to comment for this story. Apple also did not respond to a request for comment at press time.

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Buy Sony TV from Bajaj Finserv EMI Store and Get Cash Back up to Rs. 3,000 https://sonowebs.com/buy-sony-tv-from-bajaj-finserv-emi-store-and-get-cash-back-up-to-rs-3000/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 09:21:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/buy-sony-tv-from-bajaj-finserv-emi-store-and-get-cash-back-up-to-rs-3000/ NNA | Update: February 26, 2022 2:51 p.m. STI Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 26 (ANI/NewsView): Bajaj Finserv EMI store has announced cashback offers of up to Rs. 3,000 on purchase of Sony TVs. Buyers can now purchase premium TVs at the lowest EMIs starting at Rs. 1,024 on the EMI Store.Sony TVs have been providing […]]]>



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Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 26 (ANI/NewsView): Bajaj Finserv EMI store has announced cashback offers of up to Rs. 3,000 on purchase of Sony TVs. Buyers can now purchase premium TVs at the lowest EMIs starting at Rs. 1,024 on the EMI Store.
Sony TVs have been providing viewers with immersive audiovisual experiences unparalleled for decades. Known for its quality OLED and LED TVs, Sony manufactures a range of HD-Ready, Full HD and 4K UHD smart TV models that have the potential to effectively bring the immersive cinematic experience of the theater into the viewer’s home.
Here are some of the best-selling Sony TV models available on the EMI Store:
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Trump returns to social media with a new app in the Apple Store https://sonowebs.com/trump-returns-to-social-media-with-a-new-app-in-the-apple-store/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 00:58:45 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/trump-returns-to-social-media-with-a-new-app-in-the-apple-store/ (Front Axis) – Former President Donald Trump’s social media sham, Truth Social, available for download from the Apple App Store, launched on President’s Day. This platform is similar to Twitter in design, which is an obvious swipe at the popular microblogging site to permanently suspend Trump’s account. Trump mentioned plans to start a social media […]]]>

(Front Axis) – Former President Donald Trump’s social media sham, Truth Social, available for download from the Apple App Store, launched on President’s Day. This platform is similar to Twitter in design, which is an obvious swipe at the popular microblogging site to permanently suspend Trump’s account.

Trump mentioned plans to start a social media network called Truth Social in October 2021 after Twitter, YouTube and Facebook banned it over fears it would incite more violence. after its murderous insurrection of January 6. Truth Social is owned by Trump Media and Technology Group.

The waiting list for Truth Social seems to be growing, but some users are reporting numerous site errors and registration delays.

“Truth Social expects to be ‘fully operational’ by the end of March, when ‘anyone can access the platform in the United States at any time,’ said Devin Nunes, CEO of Trump Media. and Tech Group.

The app misleads users with a message to “follow the truth” and claims to be the US “Big Tent” social media platform that encourages honest conversation without discrimination. Similar to tweets, posts on Truth Social are called “truths,” and the Twitter sharing option we call retweets, they call “truths.”

But the Trump team didn’t stop at hijacking Jack’s ideas, they also risk being sued over the Truth Social logo, which looks a lot like that of a British company named TRAILAR. In a statement to The IndependentTRAILAR said they were “seeking legal advice to understand the next steps and options available to protect their brand.”

Truth Social has nothing to do with truth, and everything to do with Trump’s ego. It was not created to further the evolution of social media, it was created to continue its chaos and rally the rioters. The truth is, The fact checker counted 30,573 false or misleading claims made by the 45th president during his tenure in the White House ─ so it’s safe to say that Trump’s Truth app is just another “big lie.”

There is a sound of Trump trying to bully officials into stealing an election. There is a video of Trump staging a rally to incite a violent insurrection. There is evidence that Trump stole boxes of classified national security information. Donald Trump shouldn’t be on social media, he should be in jail.

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WhatsApp: trick to send audio with the voice of a squirrel, a robot, Darth Vader and other effects | Whatsapp Audio | WhatsApp Tips | Smartphones | Android | iOS | Play Store | Technology https://sonowebs.com/whatsapp-trick-to-send-audio-with-the-voice-of-a-squirrel-a-robot-darth-vader-and-other-effects-whatsapp-audio-whatsapp-tips-smartphones-android-ios-play-store-technology/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 14:25:54 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/whatsapp-trick-to-send-audio-with-the-voice-of-a-squirrel-a-robot-darth-vader-and-other-effects-whatsapp-audio-whatsapp-tips-smartphones-android-ios-play-store-technology/ In the social networks A trick has gone viral that has left thousands of WhatsApp users speechless, who will be able to send voice notes with fun effects. Thanks to this method, the audios that you share with your friends, family or co-workers will sound like they are spoken by a squirrel from “Alvin and […]]]>

In the social networks A trick has gone viral that has left thousands of WhatsApp users speechless, who will be able to send voice notes with fun effects. Thanks to this method, the audios that you share with your friends, family or co-workers will sound like they are spoken by a squirrel from “Alvin and the Chipmunks”, Darth Vader, a robotamong other characters. One of the basic requirements is to have a smartphone with the Android operating system, you must also follow these simple steps. Here we are going to reveal them to you.

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After seeing this concept, a Tesla App Store can’t come soon enough https://sonowebs.com/after-seeing-this-concept-a-tesla-app-store-cant-come-soon-enough/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 23:12:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/after-seeing-this-concept-a-tesla-app-store-cant-come-soon-enough/ Credit: @deleetdesign/Twitter Several rumors surfaced this month that Tesla was working on developing its own App Store and preparing to launch it this year. The idea of ​​an App Store is not only intriguing for owners, but also for investors, as it opens up the possibility of another major revenue stream. With no official word […]]]>
Credit: @deleetdesign/Twitter

Several rumors surfaced this month that Tesla was working on developing its own App Store and preparing to launch it this year.

The idea of ​​an App Store is not only intriguing for owners, but also for investors, as it opens up the possibility of another major revenue stream.

With no official word from Tesla on the matter, a fan created a concept that makes us wish the Tesla App Store was already here.

Created by CHROME DELEET (@deleetdesign), the concept resembles the design of Apple’s App Store, but shows how useful it can be to have a third-party app in our cars.

One potential use case is being able to download an app for a restaurant and place an order on your mall screen while plugged into a Supercharger.

Taking advantage of the same connectivity that allows you to be billed automatically for the charging session, your restaurant bill is also debited seamlessly to the same account.

The designer also shows how third-party apps could be integrated into the vehicle’s user interface (UI).

Using the Aubible audiobook and podcast service as an example, the app would be added to the list of available audio sources.

The concept also shows how a Tesla App Store could allow owners to install widgets that could display information at a glance, such as maps that were removed with the V11 software update.

If the name CHROME DELEET sounds familiar to you, that’s because we’ve covered two of its other concepts here on Driving Tesla. One was on how the V11 UI could be reworked, and another to show how a weather layer could make traveling on the road much easier.

Hopefully Tesla has seen some of these concepts and incorporates them into their designs. Or better yet, Tesla should offer CHROME DELEET a job because he clearly has some great ideas.

You can check out the demo in the video below.

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Why is Grindr disappearing from the App Store in China? https://sonowebs.com/why-is-grindr-disappearing-from-the-app-store-in-china/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 15:37:00 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/why-is-grindr-disappearing-from-the-app-store-in-china/ Grindr has pulled its popular dating app from the App Store in China in response to a new law seen by many as a tool to crack down on political dissent and the LGBTQ+ community. A Grindr spokesperson says Outsidesister publication of the lawyer that the decision was made in response to potential compliance issues […]]]>

Grindr has pulled its popular dating app from the App Store in China in response to a new law seen by many as a tool to crack down on political dissent and the LGBTQ+ community.

A Grindr spokesperson says Outsidesister publication of the lawyer that the decision was made in response to potential compliance issues with the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPL). The government is currently waging a campaign to purge the internet of information it deems illegal, pornographic or otherwise in conflict with official government positions.

“Like many other US companies, we have elected to remove our app from the App Store in China due to the potential increased burden of China’s recently implemented Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL),” said the Grindr spokesperson Patrick Lenihan. the lawyeradding, “We may revisit this in the future.”

The law took effect on Nov. 1 last year and regulates data stored on apps and requires government approval for data transfers from China to outside regions.

Late last year, the country’s communist government ordered broadcasters to suppress freedom of expression for gender and sexual identity, and “resolutely put an end to sissies and other anomalous aesthetics”. Fearing the cultural impact on the country of South Korean singers and influencers, the government ordered the media to “vigorously promote excellent traditional Chinese culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture.”

Also last year, Chinese messaging app WeChat blocked the accounts of LGBTQ+ student groups, microblogging company Weibo Corp. suspending thousands of fan clubs and entertainment news accounts that did not respect the government’s view of proper speech and opinion.

In Europe last year, Grindr breached the Norwegian Data Protection Authority and was fined 100 million Norwegian kroner (about $11.6 million) for illegally selling users’ personal information to third-party advertisers. At the time, the fine represented around ten percent of the company’s European turnover and around a third of its net profits.

Although the government may not approve of it, there is still a thriving gay community in China. A recent survey of Grindr users found that China was in the top five for the number of gay men identifying as stockings and for those accepting NSFW photos.

RELATED | Grindr now allows more butts in public profile pictures

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MyCGHS App Launch: How to Download on Google Play, App Store? https://sonowebs.com/mycghs-app-launch-how-to-download-on-google-play-app-store/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 03:49:11 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/mycghs-app-launch-how-to-download-on-google-play-app-store/ Launch of the MyCGHS app Of note, the central government health scheme caters to more than 40,000 beneficiaries. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya pointed out that the CGHS website has been revamped and the expanded mobile app contains several user-friendly features. Additionally, the app and website have been designed to provide easy access from the […]]]>

Launch of the MyCGHS app

Of note, the central government health scheme caters to more than 40,000 beneficiaries. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya pointed out that the CGHS website has been revamped and the expanded mobile app contains several user-friendly features. Additionally, the app and website have been designed to provide easy access from the comfort of their own home, especially with the raging pandemic.

“The launch of the revamped CGHS website linked with a mobile app is a significant and timely step to cater to India’s growing digital penetration. The website has several updated features that will greatly benefit over 40,000 beneficiaries, both in service and in retirement, with real-time information from the comfort of their homes,” said the Union Minister.

How to download the MyCGHS app?

The Union government announced the new app, citing that it would be available on Google Play. However, neither Google Play nor the App Store currently have the app listed on their platforms. Since the app was just announced, it might take some time before it hits Google Play and App Store. Once it’s done, here’s how you can download it:

Step 1: Open Google Play or the App Store, depending on your phone

Step 2: Find the MyCGHS app

Step 3: You will get a list of government apps, make sure to select the correct one here

Step 4: Select Download and the app will be installed automatically.

Once done, using the app is quite simple as it is user-friendly. You will be able to see a wide range of options in the menu, where you can choose according to your needs.

MyCGHS App Features

MyCGHS App Features

Going into detail, the new MyCGHS app contains several unique features that make it user-friendly for beneficiaries. For one thing, it’s been made 3U compliant, meaning it’s usable, user-centric, and universally accessible. Moreover, the app and the website are accessible in two languages, Hindi and English, making it a bilingual platform.

That’s not all. The new MyCGHS app is also designed for the visually impaired. It includes features such as an audio reading of the text and also the ability to increase the font size. Beneficiaries looking for multiple government facilities such as medical claims tracking, CGHS card status, grievances, medication history, online appointment system, etc. can be easily accessed here.

MyCGHS App and Website

Most importantly, the MyCGHS app and website has a direct link to the eSanjeevani teleconsultation facility. The platform also provides beneficiaries with a direct link to the online claims portal. This allows them to direct their complaint to the agent concerned by SMS and e-mail.

The new MyCGHS app and revamped CGHS website are a welcome gesture for grantees. Easier access to services from the comfort of their homes was the need of the hour that the government responded to.

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Apple paid App Store developers around $ 60 billion in 2021 – TechCrunch https://sonowebs.com/apple-paid-app-store-developers-around-60-billion-in-2021-techcrunch/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 21:58:23 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/apple-paid-app-store-developers-around-60-billion-in-2021-techcrunch/ Despite numerous antitrust lawsuits and tighter regulations in some markets, Apple today announced new figures indicating record App Store growth in 2021. The company said in a press release that it paid more than $ 260 billion dollars to app developers since the launch of the App Store. in 2008, up from the $ 200 […]]]>

Despite numerous antitrust lawsuits and tighter regulations in some markets, Apple today announced new figures indicating record App Store growth in 2021. The company said in a press release that it paid more than $ 260 billion dollars to app developers since the launch of the App Store. in 2008, up from the $ 200 billion Apple announced at the end of 2020, meaning that in 2021 alone, Apple paid developers a total of at least $ 60 billion.

This number is much higher than the payments reported in previous years.

For comparison, by the end of 2019, Apple had paid developers a total of $ 155 billion since the App Store debuted. The year before, he had said that figure was around $ 120 billion. Reading between the lines, that means developer payments jumped $ 35 million from 2018 to 2019, and then increased another $ 45 billion from 2019 to 2020.

Unfortunately, the number of payments shared by Apple no longer helps to clarify the state of the overall App Store economy, as the percentages paid by individual apps vary.

In recent years, Apple has adjusted its commission structure to reduce its own reduction in developer revenue as part of increased regulatory oversight of its App Store business practices, antitrust complaints, and lawsuits, including current case with Epic Games, currently on appeal.

With the launch of Apple’s Small Business program announced in November 2020, the company reduced its commission from 30% to 15% on qualifying apps (those that make up to $ 1 million per year). In 2021, Apple also dropped app commissions from selected news publishers if they chose to participate in its Apple News partner program. Apple hasn’t said how many developers and publishers have actually taken advantage of these opportunities, only that a “vast majority” of apps would be eligible for the small business rebate.

In announcing yet another App Store record, Apple appears to be distinguishing between its usual self-promotion and not drawing too much attention to its outsized earnings. The company noted that App Store customers spent “more than ever” between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve in 2021, resulting in double-digit growth from last year.

However, Apple did not come up with specific numbers to document this milestone as it did last year, when it then noted that consumers had spent $ 1.8 billion on digital goods and services over the course of of the week between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve 2020, largely thanks to spending. on games.

Today’s numbers follow what has otherwise been a year of transition for the App Store.

The company has seen more reluctance from developers over the App Store scams, which have become a topic for a congressional hearing, as well as continued difficulties with the app review process. This year, Apple was also ordered to make changes to the App Store that would have allowed links to third-party payment options in the wake of the Epic lawsuit ruling, but was subsequently granted a last-minute stay. of the court order while the case is under appeal. However, Apple has had to loosen its grip on the App Store in other markets, such as Japan and South Korea, where regulators have pushed Apple to allow links to external websites and have taken other steps. to reduce its commissions.

In addition to its figures on the App Store, Apple also offered updates on its other service activities, including Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness +, Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple News +, Apple Podcasts, Apple Books, Apple Pay and Wallet, Apple Maps and iCloud +.

It is worth mentioning that Arcade now offers more than 200 games, Apple Music now has more than 90 million songs in lossless audio, Apple TV + has won 190 industry awards, Apple Fitness + has grown to include nearly 2,000 sessions of workout content, Apple News remains number one. 1 news app wherever it’s available, Apple Pay has reached nearly 60 countries and regions, and customers used 30 million NFC tickets in Apple Wallet in 2021.

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Apple Store Awards 2021 spotlight some of the best apps and games for Apple platforms and devices https://sonowebs.com/apple-store-awards-2021-spotlight-some-of-the-best-apps-and-games-for-apple-platforms-and-devices/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 11:37:30 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/apple-store-awards-2021-spotlight-some-of-the-best-apps-and-games-for-apple-platforms-and-devices/ Each year, the App Store Awards spotlight some of the best apps and games for Apple platforms and devices. Think of them as the Oscars of the App Store world: an honor bestowed by the industry itself. You have to be damn good to win a prize – and sometimes it takes years of app […]]]>


Each year, the App Store Awards spotlight some of the best apps and games for Apple platforms and devices. Think of them as the Oscars of the App Store world: an honor bestowed by the industry itself. You have to be damn good to win a prize – and sometimes it takes years of app to get there (consider the best iPhone app of 2021, Toca Life: World, which has slowly iterated and improved since launch. in 2018).

As another year ends, it’s worth taking the time to review some of the best apps for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac that you can download right now. Not all of them need to be published This Year: Many apps have received significant updates over the past 12 months, which has taken them to a whole new level.

If you’re looking forward to vacation downtime, ditch Instagram and be sure to download some of the apps and games on this list instead. It will be time well spent.

Toca’s Life World

Let’s start with Apple’s iPhone app of the year, Toca Life World. If you’ve never heard of this app then don’t worry it’s not just you but if you have kids you can probably tell them about it.

Image: Toca Life World.

This is a world building app for kids. You can create your own character, go to different places and take on the role of different scenarios. It’s an app that helps kids learn to express themselves in a safer environment than something like Roblox. The game is free to play, although there are of course plenty of options for expansion packs in the form of in-app purchases.

It’s probably not an app that you’d download yourself (although it’s just as addicting for adults who could be entertained by, say, setting up a virtual house). But if you are visiting your family while on vacation, this is a great way to keep the kids busy so the adults can actually relax.

Procreate

While Apple didn’t name the Procreate iPad App of the Year, we still think it’s probably the best iPad app out there. It’s a digital drawing app, and this year their animation assist feature has made some major improvements. In fact, Procreate is an app that keeps giving: every two months it comes with a feature that levels up the entire creativity space of the iPad.

Picture: Procreate.

Procreate deserves special recognition this year for the way it implemented Animation Assist. You can draw subjects, create their paths, define perimeters, and press play to see your drawing come to life. Magic.

LumaFusion

While Procreate is in the drawing, LumaFusion is in the video editing. It’s a multitrack video editor that really shines on an iPad Pro with an M1 chip. It is an easy to use application that allows you to edit six video tracks and six audio tracks at the same time.

Image: LumaFusion.

Think of it as Final Cut Pro X for iPad (something Apple still refuses to do). While you don’t get all of the same features or the plugin library, you can get pretty close with LumaFusion. This is especially great for content creators who are just starting out and want to edit videos on the go.

Carrot weather

After a few years apps tend to hit a kind of plateau, and that was the story of Carrot Weather: It was a sneaky and gorgeous weather app that had its followers, but it didn’t add much new.

But from 2021, Carrot Weather has really shaken things up. He made the app free and switched to a subscription model that offered stable income and a whole new modular approach to the app.

Image: Carrot weather.

Carrot Weather users can now basically design their own weather app, creating different themes with the settings you want to display and the way you want them displayed.

Moreover, the Apple Watch app, with its many complications, is also very good (which is why it won the Watch App of the Year 2021 award). And the same sense of humor remains, although it’s probably best to make sure your phone is on silent before opening it in polite company, lest it start cursing you about. weather.

Arts and crafts

Years ago, Evernote was all the rage among note-taking apps. Now, Notion seems to have picked up on those honors, and for good reason, but the problem with Notion is that it doesn’t feel right at home on any Apple platform, especially the Mac.

Picture: Handicrafts.

Enter the craft industry. If you want a thoughtfully designed native experience for collaborative document editing and note taking on an Apple platform, this is it. It’s a relatively new entrant to space, but it’s already making big waves. The app is visually simple, beautiful, and it runs fairly quickly (including Google Docs-style collaborative editing).

Myst

Myst is back, baby. This adventure video game was first released in 1993. Almost 30 years later, it was named Mac Game of the Year 2021 from the App Store. Myst ‘The longevity of s is quite remarkable – it’s one of those games that gets updated and remastered for every new platform.

Picture: Myst.

And now a nice new version is available for the latest Macs. The first-person adventure game is as it always has been: an immersive way to explore a virtual world, to go on adventures and, of course, to solve puzzles.

Cloth

If there’s one app that has really exploded over the past year or so, it’s Canva. The free graphic design website has taken over all iPhones and iPads as the app has improved even further, providing more functionality and flexibility.

Image: Canvas

Want to create a quick poster? Use a Canva template. How about an Instagram story? Or a LinkedIn post? Canva will do the trick. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is an essential tool for anyone trying to build a brand identity online without investing in a graphic design degree.

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Picture: Bumble.

Dating apps come and go. Either they become a cultural punching bag like Tinder, or they stay in their own niche. But Bumble (with Hinge) has managed to stay relevant even in 2021. Nothing has changed much in 2021. But given Bumble’s commitment to privacy, this is one of your best bets for romance. assisted by application.

Peanut
Picture: Peanut.

Peanut is like Tinder, but for motherhood. It’s a safe community designed only to navigate the experience of having a baby and get through those difficult first years. It helps you connect with other parents who are going through the same path, so that you can share your struggles and find support.

You can find groups, connect with someone one-on-one, or you can join Clubhouse-style live audio rooms.

MARVEL Future revolution

Marvel’s Future Revolution is an MCU fan’s dream. It’s an open-world role-playing game that touches all of the highlights, from Battle for New York, The Avengers, to a new update inspired by the eternal.

Image: MARVEL Future Revolution

This is a role-playing game, but the adventures it sends you are customizable. You can create, modify and improve your characters. You can choose their powers, and even design their costumes (there are over 400 million possible combinations, per hero). It is the best way to enter your favorite comic book universe while looking at your phone.


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Stunning iPhone 14 Upgrade Leak, iPhone 13 Misery, App Store Under Fire https://sonowebs.com/stunning-iphone-14-upgrade-leak-iphone-13-misery-app-store-under-fire/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 23:51:27 +0000 https://sonowebs.com/stunning-iphone-14-upgrade-leak-iphone-13-misery-app-store-under-fire/ Looking back on another week of Cupertino news and headlines, this week’s Apple Loop includes new iPhone 14 details, iPhone 13 delays, significant iOS updates, the return of the MacBook, the return to the iPad Mini, the Apple App Store under fire, the release of Swift Playgrounds, and what next for Apple Music? Apple Loop […]]]>


Looking back on another week of Cupertino news and headlines, this week’s Apple Loop includes new iPhone 14 details, iPhone 13 delays, significant iOS updates, the return of the MacBook, the return to the iPad Mini, the Apple App Store under fire, the release of Swift Playgrounds, and what next for Apple Music?

Apple Loop is here to remind you of some of the many, many discussions that have taken place around Apple over the past seven days (and you can read my weekly recap of Android news here on Forbes).

The specs go (mostly) higher for the iPhone 14

The latest research notes on Apple’s next generation iPhone suggest that the camera in the next iPhone Pro and Pro Max will increase the main camera to 48 megapixels suitable for 8K video recording, 8 GB of RAM, but will potentially start at a lower storage tier of 64GB – likely due to the current silicon chip shortage rather than market decisions:

“In a research note with Haitong International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Pu said that both Pro models will be equipped with a triple-lens rear camera system with an enhanced 48-megapixel wide lens and Ultra Wide and Telephoto lenses. of 12 megapixels. matches information shared by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said in April that the 48-megapixel lens would support 8K video recording. “

(Mac Rumors).

The misery of waiting for your new iPhone

As previously reported here on Forbes, Apple is facing delays across its entire iPhone lineup due to supply chain issues around the world and the impact of the silicon chip shortage. Next year will unfold long before supply is constant:

“In any case, the word from the supply chain is that the supply of the iPhone 13 is unlikely to meet demand until February 2022. This means that delivery times will almost certainly increase during the holiday shopping season. This is already the case with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models, which face severe shortages as mentioned. “

(Tom’s Guide).

Important iOS update released

While a lot of features have been added (such as Apple Music Voice Plan, Ã…pple Privacy Reports, Parts and Maintenance History, and additional security features in Messages), the greatest value, as always, is in the updates. of security :

“Regarding security, Apple’s official security page reveals that iOS 15.2 contains no less than 42 security patches. These cover the widest range of security vulnerabilities I can remember in an intermediate release. , with flaws found in audio, FaceTime, Password Manager, Preferences and only seven in Webkit – the browser engine used by Safari. Apple does not explicitly state that these are zero-day hacks, but the simple number makes iOS 15.2 a significant update. “

(Forbes).

Let’s try this name again?

What’s in a name? Apple seems to want to try “MacBook” again. Considering the oddly isolated entry-level MacBook Pro slated for release in 2022, couldn’t the laptop that’s ridiculously close to the MacBook Air just be a “Pro” but just a vanilla “MacBook”?

“This wouldn’t be the first time Apple has offered a ‘MacBook’. -C-centric, fanless design of the next MacBook Air, so they were clearly positioned as similar devices.”

(Mac Rumors).

Sometimes you have to be small to be successful

Despite all the talk about bigger tablets and better processors, Skip Owens has moved the other way. How does the iPad Mini compare to the bigger parents in the iPad family? A funny review as Owens returns:

“Whether I’m working from home or physically at work, I have to take my laptop to most meetings. Having a full size laptop and a bigger iPad (like an 11 “or 12.9” iPad Pro) in front of me is really tough in most situations. The little iPad mini, however, performs very well. Even on a cramped conference room table, I can easily keep my laptop open and lay my iPad mini on the table with plenty of room. The iPad mini is also the perfect size to hold in one hand and take notes with Apple Pencil with the other hand for situations where you don’t have a table to take notes or just want to. a little privacy with the notes you take. “

(Papa Geek).

The power of Apple and the power of Google

Following an investigation, the UK Competitions and Markets Authority released an interim report indicating that Google and Apple are essentially a duopoly in the world of smartphone app distribution:

“The CMA tentatively found that Apple and Google have been able to leverage their market power to create largely self-sustaining ecosystems. As a result, it is extremely difficult for any other business to enter and compete in any meaningful way with a new system.

“Apple does not allow alternative app stores to its own and has rules in place that limit the functionality of other browsers. A similar situation appears to be occurring with Google under its contracts with Android device makers. , although it offers its Android platform on an open source basis. These agreements encourage the pre-installation of Play Store and Chrome, which means they are used by the overwhelming majority of Android customers. “

(Gov.uk).

Swift Playgrounds released

Apple has released the fourth edition of Swift Playgrounds, its introduction to coding with Swift. Available in the iPad and macOS app stores, this is a turnkey package ranging from lessons to downloading your own apps in stores.

“pple today released Swift Playgrounds 4, an update to the Swift Playgrounds app that has been in the works for some time. The latest version of the app lets you create iPhone and iPad apps directly on an iPad without need a Mac. Swift Playgrounds 4 includes App Store Connect integration to download a finished app from the App Store. “

(Apple via MacRumors).

And finally…

Apple fan writes to Tim Cook about everything wrong with Apple Music. Tim Cook responds. (Anyone want to do this for Apple podcasts?)

“The Apple Music app has big problems. It has significant shortcomings in terms of technical performance, design, and missing features. Here’s why the app is so controversial and what can be done about it.”

(Reddit and Medium, via PodNews).

Apple Loop gives you seven days of highlights every weekend here on Forbes. Remember to follow me so you won’t miss any coverage in the future. Last week’s Apple Loop can be read here, or this week’s edition of Loop’s sister column, Android Circuit, is also available on Forbes.


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