Luna, Amazon’s cloud gaming service uses a PWA

article-context-nav context-nav article article-hero-lede article-hero post-contents Amazon Luna is Amazon’s cloud gaming platform that goes live for early access customers in October. The most interesting part is that Luna is a progressive web app for iOS. This approach lets Amazon circumvent Apple’s App Store fees.  As a user, you’ll simply download the PWA from the […]

iOS 14 privacy settings will tank ad targeting business, Facebook warns | Ars Technica

cache hit 1167:single/related:d5f16d9fcf20b60755becc1a3f964ce4 empThe imminent changes of the privacy settings of the iOS 14 will severely limit Facebook’s ability to track users’ activity across their app ecosystem and the Internet as a whole using the IDFA. Ultimately, this will prevent Facebook from showing targeted ads to users inside other, non-Facebook apps on iPhones. In a […]

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Apple demands cut from Airbnb and ClassPass

Apple has demanded to take a 30% cut of sales made in the apps of Airbnb and ClassPass for virtual experiences. ClassPass provides a booking service for classes at local gyms. But due to the global situation, gyms were forced to offer virtual classes instead and ClassPass went on passing 100 percent of sales directly […]

Is Apple Killing A Billion-Dollar Ad Industry With A Popup?

The focus on Apple’s WWDC 2020 Keynote was on the next iterations of iOS, mac OS Big Sur and of course Apple Silicon. From the perspective of advertisement agencies, there was a specific feature that made them – let’s say – uneasy. It’s a new iOS 14 privacy-feature that requires active opting-in from users. Starting […]

Apple and Google are launching a joint COVID-19 tracing tool for iOS and Android | TechCrunch

Apple and Google’s engineering teams have teamed up to create a decentralized contact tracing tool for their respective OSs.  It’s goal is to give individuals information whether they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19: All of us at Apple and Google believe there has never been a more important moment to work together to […]

Coronavirus and the impact on global supply chains – MIT Technology Review Insights

The coronavirus turns out to be a massive disruptor of global supply chains. For example, ´ the automotive industry óperates still at less than 50% of its pre-virus production levels. Companies producing electronics are operating at 40 to 60% of their capacities. This hits products like smartphones very hard, since the production requires asselmby lines. […]

iPhone 11, iPadOS and iOS 13 for PWAs and web development

A very good overview on Progressive Web App related changes on iOS 13. No push notifications, but there might be some movement in this area in the (near?) future. Just speculating: maybe Apple will add them without much fanfare in a minor update (say iOS 13.3) just like they added Progressive Web App support in […]

Apple contractors ‘regularly hear confidential details’ on Siri recordings | The Guardian

Apple has positioned itself as company that respects the privacy of their users. However, as The Guardian reports, Apple’s contractors have access to a certain percentage of all Siri-recordings. They regularly listen to confidential conversations of users, like drug deals, discussions about medical details and to even people having sex. Source: Apple contractors ‘regularly hear […]