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How to get Animoji on any iPhone – Macworld UK

Macworld UK How to get Animoji on any iPhone Macworld UK MrrMrr appeared to straight-up rip off Apple's collection of Animoji - panda, poop, cat and so on - yet not only was it approved to appear on the App Store, it was actually selected as app of the day at one point last autumn. But the penny appears to ... and more »

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The World Cup led to a record-breaking number of app downloads and consumer spend in Q2

The second quarter of 2018 was another record-breaker for mobile app downloads and revenue. According to a new report this week from App Annie, there were over 28.4 billion app downloads worldwide across both iOS and Google Play in the quarter, up 15 percent year-over-year. That number is even more remarkable because it doesn’t include reinstalls or updates – only new app downloads. In addition, consumer spending in apps was up 20 percent year-over-year to reach $18.5 billion across iOS and Google Play combined. This is the most money spent in apps compared with any other quarter before, the report notes, topping the prior quarter’s record-breaking $18.4 billion in app revenue, and 27.5 billion downloads. Much of the download activity in Q2 came from Google Play. On its app marketplace alone, global downloads topped 20 billion, up 20 percent year-over-year and widening the gap between itself and iOS by 25 percent points to 160 percent. (See below). This massive download growth is attributable largely to India, says App Annie . The country was the biggest driver of download growth year-over-year in both absolute values and growth in market share. Indonesia also played a big role in Google Play downloads

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The World Cup led to a record-breaking number of app downloads and consumer spend in Q2

The second quarter of 2018 was another record-breaker for mobile app downloads and revenue. According to a new report this week from App Annie, there were over 28.4 billion app downloads worldwide across both iOS and Google Play in the quarter, up 15 percent year-over-year. That number is even more remarkable because it doesn’t include reinstalls or updates – only new app downloads. In addition, consumer spending in apps was up 20 percent year-over-year to reach $18.5 billion across iOS and Google Play combined. This is the most money spent in apps compared with any other quarter before, the report notes, topping the prior quarter’s record-breaking $18.4 billion in app revenue, and 27.5 billion downloads. Much of the download activity in Q2 came from Google Play. On its app marketplace alone, global downloads topped 20 billion, up 20 percent year-over-year and widening the gap between itself and iOS by 25 percent points to 160 percent. (See below). This massive download growth is attributable largely to India, says App Annie . The country was the biggest driver of download growth year-over-year in both absolute values and growth in market share. Indonesia also played a big role in Google Play downloads. Meanwhile, the U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia saw the largest growth in iOS downloads. In particular, Google Play app downloads included growth in categories like games, video players and editors, and – not surprisingly, given the World Cup – sports applications. And on iOS, Sports apps were also the largest driver of global iOS downloads, followed by Finance and Travel apps

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Iron Fist Season 2 Launches On Netflix September 7 – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Iron Fist Season 2 Launches On Netflix September 7 Ubergizmo Last year Netflix confirmed that there will be a second season of Iron Fist. For those who are wondering about the second season's availability, you'll be pleased to learn that you won't have to wait much longer as Iron Fist's second season will be ... and more »

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Apple’s App Store revenue nearly double that of Google Play in first half of 2018

Apple’s App Store continues to outpace Google Play on revenue. In the first half of the year, the App Store generated nearly double the revenue of Google Play on half the downloads, according to a new report from Sensor Tower out today. In terms of dollars and cents, that’s $22.6 billion in worldwide gross app revenue on the App Store versus $11.8 billion for Google Play – or, 1.9 times more spent on the App Store compared with what was spent on Google Play. This trend is not new. Apple’s iOS store has consistently generated more revenue than its Android counterpart for years due to a number of factors – including the fact that Android users historically have spent less on apps than iOS users, as well as the fact that there are other Android app stores consumer can shop – like the Amazon Appstore or Samsung Store, for example. In addition, Google Play is not available in China, but Apple’s App Store is. Last year, consumer spending on the App Store reached $38.5 billion, again nearly double that of Google Play’s $20.1 billion. As the new figures for the first half of 2018 indicate, consumer spending is up this year. Sensor Tower estimates it has increased by 26.8 percent on iOS compared with the same period in 2017, and it’s up by 29.7 percent on Google Play. The growth in spending can be partly attributed to subscription apps like Netflix, Tencent Video, and even Tinder, as has been previously reported. Subscription-based apps are big businesses these days, having helped to boost app revenue in 2017 by 77 percent to reach $781 million , according to an earlier study. Netflix was also  2017’s top non-game app by revenue , and recently became ranked as the top (non-game) app of all-time by worldwide consumer spend, according to App Annie’s App Store retrospective. Many of the other all-time top apps following Netflix were also subscription-based, including Spotify (#2), Pandora (#3), Tencent Video (#4), Tinder (#5), and HBO NOW (#8), for example. And Netflix is again the top non-game app by consumer spending in the first half of 2018, notes Sensor Tower.

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Interviews with Zuckerberg and other employees shed light on Facebook’s wild early days from 2004/2005 and the corporate proto-culture that shaped the…

Adam Fisher / Wired : Interviews with Zuckerberg and other employees shed light on Facebook's wild early days from 2004/2005 and the corporate proto-culture that shaped the company   —  EVERYONE WHO HAS seen The Social Network knows the story of Facebook's founding.  It was at Harvard in the spring semester of 2004.

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Facebook says apps developed by Russian technology conglomerate Mail.Ru Group are being looked at as part of its investigation into misuse of user…

CNNMoney : Facebook says apps developed by Russian technology conglomerate Mail.Ru Group are being looked at as part of its investigation into misuse of user data   —  Not just another Facebook data scandal  —  A Russian internet company with links to the Kremlin was among the firms to which Facebook gave …

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Court filing: former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang has been charged by the FBI with the alleged theft of trade secrets related to Apple’s autonomous…

Juli Clover / MacRumors : Court filing: former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang has been charged by the FBI with the alleged theft of trade secrets related to Apple's autonomous car efforts   —  The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation this week charged former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang with theft of trade secrets …

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PUBG Mobile Beta Also Released On Play Store – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo PUBG Mobile Beta Also Released On Play Store Ubergizmo PUBG Mobile is already available for Android from the Google Play Store. The game is free-to-play so anyone can download it and start playing. The game itself is quite stable but it's not finished just yet. So a PUBG Mobile Beta has now also been ... and more »

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