• Apple admits why its own Files app was ranked first when users searched for competitor Dropbox

    1 day ago - By The Verge

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    In 2019, facing down extensive investigations by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times that showed Apple's App Store clearly and consistently ranking its own apps ahead of competitors, Apple claimed it had done nothing wrong - a secret algorithm containing 42 different variables was working as intended, top executives told the Times , insisting that Apple doesn't manually alter search results.
    Why do I bring this up? An intriguing email chain has surfaced during the Epic v. Apple trial where it sure looks like Apple did the exact opposite - admitting it manually boosted the...
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  • Apple is trying to dominate watch parties, but it needs more help

    Apple is trying to dominate watch parties, but it needs more help

    1 day ago - By The Verge

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    Apple is bringing one of streaming's trendiest features to iPhone users with the debut of SharePlay in iOS 15 later this year, allowing FaceTime users to stream music, online videos, and movies together with friends. The move positions FaceTime to compete more directly with platforms like Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and Houseparty, which all offer ways to video chat while watching things as a group.It offers Apple a chance to hook a new generation of users on FaceTime - but the service is still missing some key integrations to make that...
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  • IMazing is the management app every Apple user needs - and it's over 50% off

    IMazing is the management app every Apple user needs - and it's over 50% off

    1 day ago - By The Next Web

    TLDR: iMazing iOS Device Manager streamlines all your file organization and backup needs across all your Apple devices at more than 50 percent off. For all their acknowledged grandeur and innovation, Apple and Apple products aren't always the pinnacle of programming that company leaders espouse them to be. Case in point: for years, if you needed to transfer files around to various Apple devices, you had to go through the occasionally sticky, sometimes downright finicky iTunes infrastructure to get it done. Similarly, if you want to backup your iOS device, that has historically required...
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