Apps

Apple drums up attention for upcoming in-app events in the App Store ahead of public launch

Way back in August of this year, Apple started promoting in-app events hosted within the App Store. It's a quick and easy way for developers to show off high-profile elements within their apps, including in-game competitions, content premieres, and much more. At the time, it was expected that the feature would go live alongside the public launch of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. However, that did not turn out to be the case. But Apple's finally ready to welcome the feature and launch it to the public.

Google lowers Play Store fees for subscription and music streaming apps to 15%

The landscape for digital storefronts is changing quite a bit. That is thanks, at least in part, to a lot of outside voices demanding those changes. Apple, for its part, remains reluctant to make any sweeping changes that don't ultimately benefit the company. But, it has made some changes, and there appear to be even more in the works. Meanwhile, Google has had to make some changes to its Play Store, too, and today marks the arrival of yet another.

Apple is bringing back developer Tech Talks beginning October 25, 2021

It has been a long while since Apple hosted a developer "Tech Talk." The company used to host them on a pretty regular basis years ago, but they ended the run back in 2016. At the time, and by the next year, it looked like Apple wasn't planning on bringing them back. And that was the case for several years, but, here we are in 2021, and Apple has seen a way forward with new developer talks.