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AltStore PAL - the first legal replacement of the App Store with programs for iPhone - has been launched in the EU

AltStore PAL is officially operating throughout the EU thanks to the new Digital Markets Act (DMA), which requires Apple's permission for third-party app downloads. The marketplace will cost 1.50 euros per year + tax (this is intended to cover Apple'...

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Goodbye App Store. Apple finally allows app downloads from third-party sites in the EU

Yesterday Apple issued a directive regarding iOS apps - developers who meet the company's criteria (including the conditions of notarizing apps) will be able to offer their programs for iPhone for direct download from websites to users in the EU. For...

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In the first quarter Ukrainians bought 75% more cars from China, most of all - Volkswagen ID.4

Chinese-made electric vehicles continue to reshape the landscape of the automobile-electric vehicle market in Ukraine - you can see for yourself by looking at the latest statistics from Ukravtoprom for the most popular models in the first quarter of ...

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Apple allowed game emulators in the App Store and made other changes for apps

Apple is easing App Store restrictions and opening the market for retro game emulators. The company has officially announced that game emulators will be able to appear in the App Store worldwide and offer games for download. Games must be legal, pira...

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Tesla reported its first-ever drop in electric car sales. BYD's sales collapse almost 1.5 times

Returning to the beloved section Tesla vs BYD electric vehicles, let's discuss the new sales report for Tesla cars, which once again achieved victory over BYD after the first knockout in the last quarter of 2023. However, there is a nuance - for the ...

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Not just in the EU: Microsoft will separate Teams and Office 365 for customers worldwide

Teams, which was added to Office 365 for free in 2017, was later replaced by Skype for Business and became popular during the pandemic partly due to video conferencing. However, in 2020 Salesforce, which offers a competitive messaging program Slack, ...

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Opera records a 164% increase in iOS users (spoiler: DMA helped)

The Digital Markets Act (DMA), which came into force on March 7, among other things provides users from the EU with the freedom to choose their default browser. To comply with the new European legislation, Apple has added a new default browser selec...

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Apple, Meta and Google are under EU investigation. The tech giants are "suspected" of violating the new Digital Markets Act

If suspicions are confirmed, companies face fines of up to 10% of global annual revenue, or up to 20% in case of repeated violations. As reported by The Verge, the European Commission has initiated five investigations into Apple, Google, and Meta's c...

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Apple loses $113 billion due to 'attacks' by EU and US regulators

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the iPhone manufacturer on charges of violating antitrust laws, while the EU is preparing an investigation regarding the non-compliance with the Digital Markets Act. As Bloomberg notes, on Thur...

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AI Act - approved. So what will change (and what won't) the first full-fledged AI Act in the EU?

Last week, the EU Parliament voted to adopt the Artificial Intelligence Act, first introduced three years ago—essentially completing the final bureaucratic hurdle, and now approaching official implementation. The law will come into force somewhere in...

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EU takes on AliExpress - site accused of distributing porn and other illegal content

The European Commission has launched an official investigation into the operation of AliExpress - an international e-commerce website operated by the Chinese tech giant Alibaba. It is reported that AliExpress allegedly distributes pornographic and o...

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Apple will allow iOS apps to be distributed in the EU on developer websites

A few days after Apple allowed iOS users in the EU to use third-party app stores, the company announced additional changes related to how developers can distribute their apps. Now, developers who meet certain criteria will be able to allow users to d...

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European Commission 'on the case' - Apple demanded to explain blocking Epic Games developer's account

Apple must explain to EU regulators how its decision to block complies with the requirements of the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Recently, Apple released iOS 17.4, allowing users to download apps and games from third-party app stores - Epic was also p...

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Following Apple's example: Google introduces new fees for app developers in the EU

Google has already allowed users to download programs outside of the Play Store in accordance with the requirements of the EU Digital Markets Act, but is now introducing two new commissions for this purpose. The initial commission for purchases in ...

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Apple banned Epic Games developer's account due to "unreliability" - EGS on iOS delayed for now

Recently, Apple released iOS 17.4, providing users with the ability to download apps and games from third-party app stores - Epic was also preparing its own alternative, but due to the developer account being blocked, the plans are currently put on h...

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