While many of us are perfectly content not to know the inner workings of how apps are sold on the App Store, no one likes to be cheated -- such as a developer with lower scruples swapping out screenshots after an app has been approved.
Well, that was fun while it lasted. The big news for Monday was the announcement that News Corp is shuttering The Daily, its iPad news magazine published each day which debuted to much fanfare two years ago. Although the publication eventually expanded to Android and even the iPhone, it failed to find a paying audience, despite the popularity of the iPad. Read on to find out the details on the closure and a few other items of note you may have missed!
Oh, that whacky Samsung! Their contentious relationship with Apple is hitting Cupertino right in the pocketbook, with a report Monday that the Korean component manufacturer has raised prices by 20 percent for its application processors. Apple gobbled up more than 200 million such components in 2012 alone, so that should give Samsung plenty of walking around money to pay for all those patent courtroom battles.
Apple wasn't shy about noting that it's now paid more than $6.5 billion to developers this week, and the company continues to find new ways to increase profits for both parties, such as adopting more currencies around the world.
Could Apple have actually known about the deficiencies in the new iOS 6 Maps app well ahead of its launch? That's what six developers are claiming in a new report detailing how faults in Maps were called out months before its release.
Want to run the latest iOS betas but too cheap to pay $99 per year to become a developer? It turns out there are websites that will sell you an activation for your device, but this unfortunate practice is becoming extinct as Apple finally cracks down on the practice.
It probably shouldn't come as a surprise, but Apple will be adding Reminders and Notes to the iCloud website with the release of iOS 6 this fall, and developers are already putting them through their paces.
It seems like only yesterday that May turned to June and we all looked ahead to big events from Apple, Microsoft and Google. Now we're in the last week of June and only one remains: Google I/O, which kicks off on Wednesday and is likely to unleash the next version of Android running on a Nexus-branded tablet. But there's plenty to catch up on before then, so let's dive headfirst into the news for this manic Monday, June 25, 2012.