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Apple To Enable App Development Across Devices

“The hope is that this effort will drive the creation of new software, bringing new use cases to Apple devices” reports pymnts.com. Developers will still be required to submit a version of the app to Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores. According to the newswire, the biggest benefit of the efforts will be to make it easier for developers that make apps for Apple devices.Apple is aiming to make it easier for software developers to make apps for its devices under a multistep program, which has been code-named Marzipan.Bloomberg noted that…

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New Mac Pro at WWDC 2019 tipped as iOS and macOS app merge gains momentum

“New Mac Pro at WWDC 2019 tipped as iOS and macOS app merge gains momentum Apple is rumored to be planning a big move to unify apps made for iPhone, iPad, and Mac” reports slashgear.com. That would be a huge deal for Apple’s legions of app developers, as it would become significantly easier to create apps for Apple’s platforms.Then, in 2020, we’ll see it expand that SDK to bring iPhone apps to Mac, while Apple will give developers the ability to merge iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps into a “single…

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How to close apps on the Apple Watch, and other troubleshooting tips

“Here, we walk through how to close apps on the Apple Watch and a few general troubleshooting tips for when apps on the watch aren’t working” writes Abigail Abesamis for businessinsider.com. Below, we detail a few of those tips for how to troubleshoot problematic apps specific to the Apple Watch: Closing apps won’t extend your Apple device’s battery life, according to Wired.Press the side button on the Apple Watch to show your apps. Source: businessinsider.com

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Apple will reportedly combine iPhone, iPad and Mac apps by 2021

“Apple is planning to let developers create a single version of their apps that’ll work across iPhone, iPad and Mac, a report said” writes Sean Keane for cnet.com. The Cupertino, California, company hopes to have this universal approach to apps in place by 2021, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.In the new way of doing things, developers wouldn’t submit their apps to Apple’s various App Stores.That means you’d be able to download iOS apps directly from Mac computers, and the stores will be combined. The company apparently revealed a section…

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Apple reportedly has 2-year plan to bring iPad and iPhone apps to Mac

“The new timetable expands upon a December 2017 report that Apple was preparing to bring apps originally developed for mobile iOS devices to Mac laptop and desktop computers” writes Jeremy Horwitz for venturebeat.com. This step was expected after last year’s WWDC, when Apple confirmed that it had internally ported several Mac apps originally developed for the iPad, including Home, News, Stocks, and Voice Memos.Universal apps could mean more revenue from developers, a single subscription that works across multiple devices, and code that could more easily run on next-generation Mac processors…

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Oracle discovered a mobile fraud operation plaguing 10 million app downloads, and it shows how pervasive scammers still are for advertisers

“The tactic has been around for years in websites and more recently in mobile apps and connected TVs, though the mobile app-fraud operation differs in a couple of ways” writes Lauren Johnson for businessinsider.com. According to Oracle, Tapcore’s technology runs ads in all apps, regardless of whether they’re legitimate apps or not.The company’s technology then runs ads within the illegal apps, which allows publishers to track down the illegal app copies.Fraud in digital advertising still runs rampant, particularly in mobile apps. Source: businessinsider.com

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Arab Apps: CAFU brings the gas station to your doorstep

“All of the above steps are seamless, and it took me all of 3-4 minutes to get myself rolling on the CAFU app” writes Ankush Chibber for mashable.com. Outside of it, or my car running out of fuel miles away from a gas station, I can’t see myself using CAFU regularly.That being said, educating the customers on the cost vs. time vs. convenience factor underlying CAFU is the challenge CAFU will go up against, noted Al Ghurair.Once I did, I saw what the closest locations for me were to hail…

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