Apple is opening its Arcade service up a little early to customers who have downloaded the iOS 13 beta. According to multiple reports on Monday, users who have opted into the iOS public beta are currently able to start playing games on Apple Arcade a full three days ahead of its official release date. The new service is now available to those users via the App Store, where an 'Apple Arcade' tab has replaced the update section (updates is now being housed within the user account tab). Scroll down for video Apple Arcade will launch with over 100 titles from popular game-makers, including Konami, Capcom, and Annapurna, starting with Frogger, Shinsekai into the Depths, and Sayonara Wild Hearts From the tab, users can now either choose to begin a free one-month trial of the service or take the plunge into a subscription which starts at a very competitive $4.99 per month. Apple Arcade already boasts 100 titles from popular game-makers, including Konami, Capcom, and … [Read more...] about Apple Arcade is available EARLY for iOS 13 beta users ahead of full roll out later this week
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There are plenty of Amazon Prime benefits almost everyone knows about like streaming movies, faster deliveries, the Kindle lending library. Then there are some that aren’t quite as well known. You should make sure you’re getting the most from your $99 annual subscription with this round-up of some of the more obscure Amazon Prime benefits. Here are a bunch to check out. 1) Get early access to ebooks Advertisement Prime members can get access to a host of e-reader perks—like the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library—but one that might have flown under your radar is Kindle First. The service is free with a Prime subscription and lets you rent one free ebook a month, available before anyone else gets it, from a selection picked by Amazon. It’s great for anyone who’s constantly searching for new reading material and wants early access to popular books. 2) Photo prints straight to your door You might know that you can get unlimited photo storage … [Read more...] about 11 Amazon Prime Benefits You Might Not Know About
CNET editors pick the products & services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Privacy, corporate malfeasance and tech bros -- oh my! Ian Sherr November 18, 2019 5:00 AM PST This story is part of The 2010s: A Decade in Review, a series on the memes, people, products, movies and so much more that have influenced the 2010s. The past decade has seen both the best and worst for the tech industry. It's when Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft rose to become some of the largest companies in the world. It's when Twitter became a power center of politics, media and finance. And it's when the tech industry screwed it all up and got everyone mad.Yup, this is a list of the biggest tech scandals of the 2010s. Not all of them, mind you, because I have to get home to my children at some point. But it's definitely the ones you remember, probably some of the ones you don't, a few that'll make you groan and at least one that'll … [Read more...] about Apple Maps, Netflix price hike and Edward Snowden: Tech scandals 2010-13
There was a little gem that we almost missed yesterday in Facebook’s amended IPO filing. But it looks like Facebook acknowledged that it may have to move away from a 30 percent revenue share with app developers if it expands Credits, its virtual currency, and payments beyond gaming. This is what it said in the filing yesterday: We receive a fee of up to 30% when users make such purchases from our Platform developers using our Payments infrastructure. In the future, if we extend Payments outside of games, the percentage fee we receive from developers may vary. That line has not appeared in any of the company’s four previous IPO amendments and filings. Plus, I’ve covered the Facebook platform for the last three years and the company has always been vocally steadfast about the 30 percent revenue share with me. It also says right here in this Facebook policy agreement that for every 10-cent Credit they redeem, there is a service fee of 3 cents or 30 percent. If Facebook … [Read more...] about Facebook Says It May Budge On 30% Revenue Share For Apps That Aren’t Games
Editor’s note: Charley Moore is a lawyer and the founder of online legal service Rocket Lawyer. Follow him on Twitter @charleymooreesq. When John D. Rockefeller was told about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to break up Standard Oil, the founding titan turned to his golfing partner and said, “Father Lennon, have you some money?” The priest first said, “No,” but then asked, “Why?” Rockefeller replied, “Buy Standard Oil.” It was good advice. Being subjected to stern anti-trust regulation was proof that Rockefeller had indeed built the most valuable private company in the world — one that would ultimately be even more valuable broken into parts. This week, the Justice Department announced new monopolist targets as it slapped Apple and five of the largest book publishers with an antitrust lawsuit. Attorney General Eric Holder accuses the companies of price collusion in … [Read more...] about More Anti-Trust Woes Ahead For Apple?