Chinese iOS developers have earned 25% of Apple's pay outs since the App Store launch


Apple CEO Tim Cook happens to be in China this weekend and on Sunday he gave a speech at an event held by the Cybersecurity Administration of China. The latter is a regulatory agency that handles internet regulation in the country. During his talk, Cook mentioned that 1.8 million developers in China are writing apps for iOS. Thus far, since the launch of the App Store, they have earned 112 billion yuan, which is the equivalent of $16.93 billion USD.

The executive stated earlier this year that Apple has paid developers $70 billion globally for their share of app sales since the App Store …


Bug on iOS 11.1.2. causes some Apple iPhone models to continuously crash starting December 2nd (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Apple has issued iOS 11.2, which solves the date-related crashing issue.

A bug affecting iPhone units around the world running on iOS 11.1.2 is causing the devices to continuously crash once the date changes to December 2nd, and a time-based notification is received. What is setting off this bug are apps with local notifications that send out repeating reminders such as meditation apps Headspace or Calm. Both of these apps push out reminders to users reminding them to take time to meditate. Ironically, apps like these are now bound to cause severe anxiety for those who have them …

Bizarre chapter in Apple iPhone history ends with iOS 11.2 update

One of the most bizarre chapters in the history of the Apple iPhone thankfully came to an end this morning when Apple pushed out iOS 11.2. A strange bug related to the date was causing iPhone units running iOS 11.1.2 to crash in a continuous loop. Setting off the loop were apps sending out local notifications with repeating reminders. That included several meditation apps such as Headspace or Calm.

Some had pushed the date on their iPhone back a few days, which reportedly was Apple’s initial suggestion for a quick workaround. However, this disabled several apps including Twitter. But all …

The snarkiest weather app gets updated: Carrot for iOS has better Watch interface, political joke filters

Carrot Weather is one of the unique weather apps on the App Store as it delivers weather updates with snarky, cynical, and funny messages every time you open it. For that, it is loved by many and maybe hated by some. The developers also do a great job at regularly updating the messages to keep them relevant to current social and political events, memes, and whatever else is in the news.

The app has received a major UI update for its Apple Watch version — it now features the speech synthesizer on the Watch, so will be able to hear the snide comments from your wrist; it features data point …

Bug on iOS 11.1.2. causes some Apple iPhone models to continuously crash starting December 2nd

A bug affecting iPhone units around the world running on iOS 11.1.2 is causing the devices to continuously crash once the date changes to December 2nd, and a time-based notification is received. What is setting off this bug are apps with local notifications that send out repeating reminders such as meditation apps Headspace or Calm. Both of these apps push out reminders to users reminding them to take time to meditate. Ironically, apps like these are now bound to cause severe anxiety for those who have them installed on their iPhone. The notifications need to come from within the phone to cause …

Apple rolls out iOS 11.2 Public Beta 5, here's what's changed

Apple is rolling out the fifth beta version of the upcoming iOS 11.2 update. The patch was first seeded to developers, but shortly after, it was made available for public testing as well. 
With a size of about 47MB, the update doesn’t seem to add much in terms of new features. However, it appears that performance has seen some improvements. According to iDownloadBlog, an iPhone X with the latest beta scores 4,157 points in single-core performance and 10,088 points in multi-core performance on benchmarking service Geekbench 4. …

Google Docs, Slides and Sheets finally gain iPhone X and better iOS 11 support

Google has silently updated its Office-related apps for iOS devices to make them fully compatible with Apple’s latest hardware and software releases. If you’ve been using Docs, Slides and Sheets, you’ll be pleased to know that all three apps are now fully compatible with Apple’s iPhone X.

Basically, this means iPhone X users will now be able to take advantage of the whole screen, as toolbars have been included with the phone’s unusual form factor. There aren’t any other visual changes aside from the added iPhone X support, or at least Google doesn’t mention anything …

Another iOS 11 autocorrect bug affects the words "it" and "is"

Remember the recent autocorrect issue that Apple users with iOS 11 suffered with? Every time the letter “I” was typed into a message, the autocorrect would suggest “A[?].” This became such a big issue that Ohio State Buckeye fans made fun of the bug in front of a sold out Ohio Stadium with 105,000 fans in the stands. Certain students were holding up cards that spelled out OHIO and when they got to the letter “I”, the cards formed an “A[?].” That bug was fixed by Apple.

Now, another autocorrect bug is afflicting iOS 11 users. Type the word “it” on your iOS 11 powered Apple mobile device and …

Update to Microsoft Edge Browser app for iOS and Android exterminates several bugs

Last month, Microsoft made the Edge Browser available for both iOS and Android devices. Since then, Microsoft rolled out an update that allows you to sync your passwords. You can browse seamlessly using Edge on your PC and on your mobile devices. Now, another new update has been pushed out and it reportedly will solve some major issues such as the battery drain that the app was causing. Besides being an energy hog, using the Edge app tended to make the phone run hot, a trait that the new update will remove.

Other improvements were made, allowing you to more easily swipe between pages. Following …

New Tamagotchi game coming to iOS and Android in 2018, could feature AR mode

If the word “Tamagotchi” hits you right in the nostalgia gland, we have great news for you. The biggest toy fad of the 1990s and early 2000s is making a comeback on mobile. Bandai is planning to release a new game called “My Tamagotchi Forever” for iOS and Android.
My Tamagotchi Forever will be free to play (most likely with in-app purchases) and will premiere sometime in 2018. The gaming company also released a video trailer (see below) which reveals several interesting details. 
All the basic …