Apple calls Epic lawsuit a ‘campaign to reinvigorate interest in Fortnite’

Apple isn’t holding back in its legal battle with Epic Games. In response to Epic’s request for a preliminary injunction that would force Apple to bring Fortnite back to the App Store, Apple filed a 37-page opposition. The official court document sla...

Apple’s App Store appeals process is now open for developers

As promised back at WWDC, Apple is now allowing developers to challenge App Store rules. Apps that are already on the App Store will no longer need to resolve guideline violations before Apple approves bug fixes -- unless those violations are related...

Disney+ will allow in-app ‘Mulan’ purchases via Apple, Google and Roku

Once Disney made the decision to release Mulan on Disney+ at the same time it opens in some theaters, part of the math involved how much revenue it can keep this way, as opposed to splitting the box office with movie theaters. As it turns out, it wil...

Epic Games offers ‘Fortnite’ discounts if you bypass Android and iOS app stores

Beginning today, Epic Games is discounting Fortnite V-bucks and other cash purchases if players buy them through PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. The discounts are available on mobile if players use the new “Epic direct payment” option...

Apple re-approves Hey email app after last week’s standoff

After a bit of a standoff, Apple has approved Basecamp’s Hey iOS app bug fixes, signaling that the Hey email app is now allowed in the App Store. Anyone following Apple’s back and forth with Basecamp might be surprised by the decision.For those just...

The IRS won’t ask you to report ‘Fortnite’ V-Bucks on tax returns

Don't worry, you won't have to factor in-game currency into your taxes... at least, not yet. The IRS has removed a guideline (cached here) from October that treated Fortnite's V-Bucks, Roblox's Robux and other in-game currencies with real monetary va...

Denver Uber users can buy public transit tickets in the app

Uber customers in Denver can now use the app to purchase transit tickets. This makes Denver the first city in the world to get the added capability, but it won't be the last. It's all part of Uber's goal to make the platform a one-stop shop for trans...

Google targets ads at gamers who don’t make in-app purchases

If you're one of the few mobile gamers who actually spend money on in-app purchases, you might begin to see fewer ads. While developers make most of their money with advertising, in some cases, ads hurt in-app purchases by disrupting the gameplay of...

Apple agrees to refund $32.5M for kids’ purchases


Apple to refund $32.5M to parents who say they unwittingly OK'd purchases during kids' games WASHINGTON (AP) — Plenty of parents have been there — handing over the iPhone or iPad to a...