Apple Reportedly Pushed Developers To Adopt Subscriptions In Apps

For the longest time ever, the most popular way to make money from apps and software in general was to sell it outright. However in recent times we’re starting to see many companies shift towards a subscription-based model, like Adobe and Microsoft. It seems that this is/was an agenda that Apple was pursuing as well, according to a report from Business Insider (paywall; via Cult of Mac).


Apple’s Group FaceTime Feature’s Launch Has Been Delayed

One of the new features that Apple announced in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave is Group FaceTime calls. In case the name wasn’t already obvious, basically this allows users to make FaceTime calls together in a group, whereas in the past it was limited to just one-on-one voice and video calls.


iOS 12 Beta 7 Pulled Over Reports Of Sluggish Performance

If you were thinking of checking out iOS 12’s beta 7 release, you might want to take note that the beta has since been pulled. This is following reports from users who have been complaining about sluggish performance in the latest version of the beta, whereas previous beta releases seemed to be fine.


Pokemon Quest Has Reportedly Earned $8 Million In One Month

2018 is definitely the year for Pokemon fans because not only did the trading feature finally arrive for Pokemon GO, but player battles are also reportedly planned for this year as well. On top of that, there will be two new Pokemon RPG titles coming to the Nintendo Switch, and on top of that Nintendo also launched a new Pokemon Quest game for the Switch and mobile.


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Google’s Cameos App Will Let Celebs Answer Questions About Themselves

Have you ever had a question about a particular celebrity? We’re sure many of us do and one way of finding out would be to do a search on the internet. However sometimes the answers we get are second-hand information which don’t come from the person themselves, which means that it might not be as reliable as we would like.


Apple Pay Reportedly Has 253 Million Users Around The World

Apple Pay’s roll out around the world has been a tad slow, however given that this involves financial transactions, we reckon that there’s probably a lot of regulatory hurdles that needs to be cleared for each country, as well as review of security protocols, and also deals that need to be struck up with local retailers.


iOS 12 Seemingly Offers Up Improvements To ‘Portrait Mode’

One of the features Apple introduced back in 2016 with the iPhone 7 Plus was portrait mode. For those unfamiliar, portrait mode is basically where the phone’s camera will attempt to mimic the bokeh effects that you would expect from a DSLR or mirrorless camera. While at a glance it was impressive, upon closer inspection it was clear that more work needed to be done.


OneCast For iOS Lets You Stream Xbox One Games To Your iPhone & iPad

Due to the fact that our gadgets all feature different hardware, sometimes what works on one device might not be supported on another. A good example would be video games, although one of the ways that companies are looking to solve that problem would be through game streaming where a main computer does all the processing, thus allowing the game to be played on any device it can stream on.


Gmail For Mobile Now Lets Users Disable Conversation View

The way our emails and messages are displayed have come a long way from back in the day, where every email and message was separated into its own thread. These days designers are favoring conversation-style UIs which makes understanding the context of a message a lot better.


Icon In iOS 12 Beta Seemingly Confirms Larger ‘iPhone X Plus’

A larger 6.5-inch iPhone has been rumored for 2018. However as is the case with rumors, it’s probably best taken with a grain of salt, but a recent tweet by developer Guilherme Rambo, it seems that the larger iPhone might have been confirmed in an icon spotted in the latest iOS 12 beta’s PassKitUIFoundation.


iOS 12 Beta Hints At iPad With Rounded Displays

Unlike Apple’s iPhones, the design evolution of the iPad has been more subtle where the changes made weren’t too drastic over the years. However given the direction that the iPhone seems to be headed at in terms of design, it wouldn’t be surprising if the iPad were to head that way as well.


‘Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn’ Now Available On Mobile

Back in 1995, a video game dubbed Shaq Fu was released where as the name implies, it is a game featuring the likeness of basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal where he goes on a quest to save a young boy from an even mummy while beating up the bad guys. It was not particularly well-received, but yet was notorious enough to spawn a modern remake back in 2014.


Microsoft Reveals Changes Coming To Office On Android & iOS

If you’re someone who uses Microsoft Office on your mobile device a lot, such your smartphone or tablet, you’ll be pleased to learn that Microsoft has recently announced some of the changes and new features that will headed to the iOS and Android version of the app some time later this month.


Instapaper For The Apple Watch Is No More

The Apple Watch seems to be selling pretty well because last we heard (from unofficial sources), Apple managed to ship 3.5 million units in the last quarter. However it seems that despite its popularity, the Apple Watch seems to be quickly losing the support of quite a few big apps, with Instapaper being the latest one.