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  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar plans to hold antitrust subcommittee hearings on App Store

    No doubt Epic - via its lobby group - has given her a sizeable campaign donation.
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  • Apple denied Parler re-entry to the App Store despite guideline revision

    As has been said often (not sure who the original author is): "The tech industry needs to learn to distinguish between hate speech and speech they hate." This is clearly the latter.
    Apologises for Godwinning this thread but Apple has specifically called out Nazi symbols in its rejection. If you don’t think neo-Nazis are engaging in hate speech then I really wonder where you draw the line.

    And, yes, dig deep enough and you’ll find the same content on the other social media platforms. The difference being that the other social media platforms on iOS have guidance banning such groups - even if their enforcement of the rules is inconsistent.
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  • Buddybuild shutting down three years after Apple acquisition

    I assumed that Apple were going to roll BuddyBuild’s functionality into Apple’s offering but nothing has materialised. Thankfully there’s other companies offering similar services (e.g. Bitrise) now.
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  • Prolific indie game porter won't develop for macOS anymore

    lkrupp said:
    Since when have ‘ports’ to the Mac been worth a damn? Sounds to me like a lazy developer unwilling to stay up-to-date.
    There’s no need to insult someone who’s done some stellar work in porting games to Mac over the years and who has vowed to continue supporting those games.
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  • Be patient with developers, as a one-day warning before the full iOS 14 release is too sho...

    dysamoria said:
    Which APIs? A beta is supposed to be feature-complete. Sounds more like Apple were doing alpha builds.
    This isn’t unusual for Apple betas. The worst I ever saw happened about five years ago. Apple removed – not just deprecated but removed – iOS’s WiFi scanning API in beta 3 without any prior notice. A lot of IoT apps relied on the API and entire hardware product lines were effectively rendered useless by Apple’s change.

    Thankfully developers managed to convince Apple to reverse course. However there was a good month of radio silence from Apple where companies didn’t know whether their whole business would continue to exist.
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