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Apple Plans Gaming Subscription Service

Headlines

Apple ($AAPL) is planning a subscription service that would function like Netflix for games, according to people familiar with the matter. The iPhone maker has also discussed partnering with developers as a publisher, which could signal ambitions to assume distribution and marketing costs for games.

Facebook will stop its “market research” program that was paying users in exchange for their mobile data.

News

Apple has shut down Facebook’s ability to distribute internal iOS apps, from early releases of the Facebook app to basic tools like a lunch menu. A person familiar with the situation tells The Verge that early versions of Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and all other pre-release “dogfood” (beta) apps have stopped working, as have other employee apps.

It looks like Facebook was not the only one abusing Apple’s system for distributing employee-only apps to sidestep the App Store and collect extensive data on users.

Apple reported its first quarter financial results for the fiscal year after the market close on Tuesday, January, 29, 2019.

Reviews

Apple decided several years ago to produce a high-end Mac in Texas. The problems that surfaced illustrate the challenges of domestic manufacturing.

After turning round the fortunes of Burberry, Angela Ahrendts is five years into reimagining Apple’s bricks-and-mortar presence. Vogue Business meets the American tech executive on the steps of Apple’s soon-to-be-unveiled Washington, DC, flagship.

I think the tradeoffs Apple has made with the iPhone XR all make sense. This phone offers the same experience as the iPhone XS, from a performance perspective, but with better battery life.

It’s time for our annual look back on Apple’s performance during the past year, as seen through the eyes of writers, editors, developers, podcasters, and other people who spend an awful lot of time thinking about Apple.

Rumors

Others

A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, in a campaign that shows how potent cyber-weapons are proliferating beyond the world’s superpowers and into the hands of smaller nations.

Tech monolith Apple made its first purchase at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, in the coming-of-age drama “Hala.”

Starting Friday, Apple Music subscribers can enjoy their access to over 50 million songs and music videos on domestic American Airlines flights.

Finally

Go behind the scenes for an inside look at a new series of iPad Pro films. See how they were filmed, edited, animated, designed, and composed completely with iPad Pro.

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