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Apple will be forced to loosen the grip it holds on its App Store payment system, a U.S. federal judge ruled Friday in a closely watched battle with Fortnite maker Epic Games. Though app makers will be able to take steps to skirt the up to 30% commission Apple takes on sales, the tech giant avoided being branded an illegal monopoly in the case. Here are some key questions on the App Store and the impact of the ruling:
How does the App Store work?
The App Store acts as the lone gateway for mobile applications of any kind onto iPhones or other Apple devices. Apple requires developers to adhere to its rules for what apps can or can't do, and Apple makes them use the App Store payment system for all transactions there. Apple takes a commission of up to 30% of app purchases or transactions, contending it is a fair fee for providing a safe, global platform for developers to hawk their creations. Apple maintains that 85% of the estimated 1.8 million apps at the digital shop pay nothing to the Silicon Valley-based tech giant.
Apple requires developers to adhere to its rules for what apps can or can't do, and Apple makes them use the App Store payment system for all transactions there. Photo by James Yarema on Unsplash
What was the ruling?
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers said that Apple's control of the App Store did not amount to a monopoly, but that it must let developers include links to other online venues for buying content or services. App makers will be able to provide links that users can click on to take them to another website to buy content or otherwise interact. Apple can still require its payment system to be used for in-app purchases, meaning it should still get its share of transactions such as buying virtual gear in a game or a subscription. Gonzalez Rogers wrote that Apple violated California's laws against unfair competition but that it was not "an anti-trust monopolist … for mobile gaming transactions."
The biggest change lovers of Apple mobile gadgets might notice is that apps should start showcasing links enticing them to leave the App Store to spend money. Apple representatives called the ruling a validation of the App Store business model. The judge did not order Apple to let Fortnite back into the App Store, and the studio's CEO Tim Sweeney said on Twitter that the game would return only "when and where Epic can offer in-app payment in fair competition with Apple."
The biggest change lovers of Apple mobile gadgets might notice is that apps should start showcasing links enticing them to leave the App Store to spend money. Photo by Fabian Albert on Unsplash
Bite out of Apple's revenue?
It will be difficult to estimate what sort of bite the ruling will take from the company's income. Most of the offerings at the App Store are created by small developers who haven't built their own payment systems the way Epic Games runs its own online shop, analyst Carolina Milanesi said. Small developers likely see benefits to using Apple's payment system and provided perks, such as promoting apps or handling refunds, the analyst added. App users might also feel more comfortable trusting transactions on Apple's platform rather than entering credit cards or other information on third-party websites. "How many developers can do something else when it comes to payment systems and how many customers are interested in using something else?" Milanesi asked. "I don't think this ruling is a problem for Apple from a revenue perspective." And Apple may be planning to more than offset any lost revenue with its own advertising business, according to the analyst.
(Article Originally Written by Agence France-Presse) (VOA/MBI)
Keywords: Apple, Appstore, Iphone, Apple Devices, Gadgets
Nowadays, life has become too easy to survive and get along with the pace of the world. The tasks which needed a long process a few years back are now being accomplished by the tips of fingers. Taking snaps is a common example. Long ago, a person who wanted to capture a moment had to meet a photographer first, but technology has really evolved so much that every second person is clicking the photo even on casual days. Especially now that mobile phones are so convenient to take pictures, most people must save a lot of photos in their mobile phones. As an iPhone user, if you think how to transfer photos and files from iPhone to PC or if you think how to transfer photos from PC to iPhone without iTunes, then this article will show you how to do it.
Mobile phones are really good for safe important data like pictures related to any event or documents related to office work but still, there are some probabilities that data may corrupt or remove from mobile phones so people find it safe to save their data on their PCs in case if they do not find access to their mobiles or any damage caused. Here is a perfect example that can explain how to transfer files from PC to iPhone easily.
The things were going well about the transfer of photos, files etc. from mobile to PC and vice versa till the news spread in the market that it is now impossible to transfer the files just by simple clicks in the new models of mobiles arriving in the market for instance in iPhone 12/ 12 Pro Max, etc.
People want to purchase the latest mobile model present in the market but this change in the system made them think about whether to go for these models or not. For your pleasure, I want to mention that there are ways you can transfer your data from the iPhone to the PC without being in trouble. Here is a thorough instruction about the solution to the problem.
Using iTunes for files transfer
iTunes is basically software that allows the media on your mobile to operate on your computer as well as on your other portable devices. These let your media player, media library, and mobile device management work on your other functional devices. iTunes is helpful for transferring the files from those mobile phones too which are not allowing the direct transfer of files. The procedure involves a few steps which are as follows:
Step 1: Establish the connection of your iOS device with your computer with the aid of a USB driver and launch the updated version of iTunes.
Step 2: Open the iTunes app and go for an option Device icon. In the device icon, you will find a Photos option in the left pane. Click it and you will see a syncing page of photos. Opt for the Sync Photos option. The device will ask for your recommendation that in which folder you want to save your photos. Select any folder where you want your pictures to store in and press the option Apply.
Sometimes you want to transfer all your folders and it is time taking to go for transferring one folder every time, so in such case, you can simply select an option given all folders and then apply instead of selecting anyone.
Flaws that may occur
This transfer will take a few minutes of yours and sometimes can take more. But as you start using iTunes for transfer purposes, you will come to know that it crashes many times. So, we need to adopt a more authentic source for this purpose.
Transfer of Files without iTunes
If you are not in favour of using iTunes or you experienced any accident there and want to go for an alternate, then the second recommendation is Wondershare Dr.Fone - Phone Manager which is able to help you transfer all the data like music, photos, files, videos, etc. from mobile phones to PC or on other devices. This software has all the required characteristics for transferring the data and can run on both, Windows and Mac.
Through Wondershare Dr.Fone - Phone Manager
Here is the summary of the procedure you will have to do for transferring data through Dr.Fone - Phone Manager.
Step 1: Prior to all, you need to download and install the app on your desired device and run it on your PC.
Step 2: Take a USB cable and allow it to connect your iPhone to the computer. Dr.Fone - Phone Manager will detect your mobile instantly as the connection succeed.
Step 3: It will open a page and at the top column, you will find an option about selecting the file type you want to transfer either it is a photo, video, music, or some office file. For instance, if you need to transfer your photos, select the photos option and a complete list of photos will appear of which you can copy the desired ones.
You can click on Add File option if you want to import the required files directly from your computer to your iPhone or you can first Add the Folder and then add all the files in the folder you opted for.
It is indispensable for you that if you want to copy photos, songs, videos, documents etc. to your iPhone device, the best way is to copy all these types from PC to iPhone. You can do this by reading and understanding the methods outlined in this article.
In addition to this, you can find many topics on the internet regarding how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes, which you can study and use this method.
Most people have smartphones in their hands which are being used all over the world, and some people change their smartphone every two years so that they might have difficulty transferring data from one smartphones to another. For example, people do not know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android, how to transfer data from Android to Android, or iPhone to iPhone.
If the transferring work is done manually, it will take a lot of time, and if it is done with the help of a software or online cloud, it will take less time and the task of data transfer will be completed quickly. This article will give you complete information about these two methods and will guide you in a good way.
The following are some of the simplest and quickest ways to transfer contact and some other personal date from one device to another device with in a matter of minutes.
Transfer contacts from iOS to Android using Google Drive
Now you may be wondering how you can easily transfer data with the help of software or any kind of online cloud. As far as the online cloud is concerned, Google provides you with an excellent online cloud that gives you full support with unlimited storage. And as far as software is concerned, there are many software's available in the market that can do this job easily. I will tell you to transfer your phone contacts from iOS to Android via Google Drive. You can easily achieve this goal by following this procedure.
Step. 01: First, download the Google Drive software from your Apple store.
Step. 02: After downloading, log in with your Google Account.
Step. 03: Now open the Backup Wizard by tapping on the hamburger menu, and heading to Settings.
Step. 04: Now when you click on the backup button you will see a list of contacts, calendars, photos, and calendars.
Step. 05: Now here you have to think that if you want to back up only contacts then just click on the contact option but if you want to back up all kinds of data in your mobile then you can Right click on the backup button and it will start backing up your mobile to Google Drive.
Step. 06: Once the backup process is complete, a backup of all your contacts has been uploaded to Google Drive.
Step. 07: In the next step, you can download and install Google Drive on your Android phone.
Step. 08: After installing this software, log in from your same Gmail account and click on the Restore button to download the contacts saved from your iPhone to the Android device.
Step. 09: Now your iPhone contacts will start showing in Android contacts.
Transfer data from iOS to Android using Dr.Fone
This second method will tell you the convenient way to transfer contacts from your iPhone to Android phone or from one iPhone to another. With this method you can easily transfer not only your contacts but also other types of data from one mobile to another with just one click. The software that I would recommend to you is called Dr.Fone - Phone Transfer.
This tool can easily transfer all your contacts from one mobile to another with one click. This application supports all types of popular mobile phones i.e., both Android and iPhone. With the help of this tool, you can transfer your data from iPhone to iPhone and from Android phone to Android phone۔
If you want to transfer contacts from one phone to another, you can easily achieve this goal by following the procedure given below.
Step. 01: First, download the Dr.Fone - Phone Transfer software to your computer, Windows system or Mac system. Once the download process is complete, install and launch the software on your computer.
Step.02: In the second step, to achieve this goal, you will first need two data cables to connect your two desired phones to the computer. Wait for a while after attaching both the mobiles. This tool will automatically connect both devices to the computer. Keep in mind that if you want to transfer contacts or any other type of iPhone data to an Android device, the iPhone must be the source and the Android must be the destination device.
Step.03: Now select your contacts data from the category list you want to transfer data from one phone to another. Once you have selected this data, click on the Start Transfer button, this tool will start transferring your iPhone contacts to Android or Android contacts to your iPhone device easily.
Step.04: At this stage, you wait for a while until this tool completes its task. But also make sure that both of your desired devices are attached to your computer.
Step.05: After the transfer is complete, you will be shown the message at the end. After reading this message, you can check both your devices separately from the system. Now the data from one of your devices has been transferred to another device.
With the help of this tool, you are able to easily transfer all kinds of data of your mobile whether it be photos, videos, contacts or any other kind of valuable data. Dr.Fone application can help you not only transfer data but also take advantage of the features of Unlock Mobile, System Repair, Phone Backup, Data Repair etc.
Here are two ways to transfer your personal data or phone contacts from iPhone to Android. By following these two methods you can transfer your personal data to your desired device. I hope this article of mine has been useful for you and if you have any problem you can share your problem with me in the comments below, I will solve your problem by giving a better answer in time.
The Apple Watch has again been credited with helping to detect a user's potentially life-threatening heart condition, media reports said.
Diane Feenstra from Michigan said her Apple Watch alerted her to an abnormally high heart rate, sending her to urgent care where an EKG revealed that she had had a recent heart attack without realizing it, reports 9To5Mac.
"The day in question, April 22, I had 169 beats per minute heart rate even though the most vigorous exercise I had done was to walk up 12 steps. So I called my husband at work and said do you think this is concerning? And he said call your doctor," Feenstra told WZZM in an interview.
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At the local urgent care center, doctors performed an EKG, which revealed that Feenstra had recently had a heart attack without realizing it.
According to the report, the symptoms of a heart attack may vary a lot in both men and women.
Heart attack may vary a lot in both men and women.Pixabay
"I had pain going down my left hand, I had a little swelling in my left foot, I had indigestion that I just explained away as acid reflux that I was experiencing as I got older," Feenstra said.
"The biggest thing was a pain in my shoulder and I figured I had vacuumed and put my muscles out of whack somehow," she added.
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Feenstra then visited a clinic located at Grand Rapids in Michigan where additional testing uncovered that she had a full blockage in the widow maker artery, following which she had a stent procedure done to rectify the situation.
Since then, Feenstra is touting the Apple Watch as a lifesaver after having originally received it as a birthday gift, the report said.
"It's such an easy thing to see what your heart rate is… Had I not done that that morning, who knows, I may have had another heart attack that could have been fatal," Feenstra said. (IANS/KB)