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Apple clarifies you can’t actually set a ‘default’ music service in iOS 14.5 – TechCrunch

Apple clarifies you can’t actually set a ‘default’ music service in iOS 14.5 – News

Apple has clarified that the iOS 14.5 beta is not actually allowing users to select a new default music service, as has been reported. Following the beta’s release back in February, a number of beta testers noticed that Siri would now ask what music service they would like to use when they asked Siri to …

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Apple will now allow developers stuck in App Store jail to push bug fixes to their apps – TechCrunch

Apple’s App Store is now also under antitrust scrutiny in the UK – News

Apple is facing another antitrust investigation in Europe into how it operates the iOS App Store. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced today that it’s opened an investigation following a number of complaints from developers alleging unfair terms and as a result of its own work in the digital sector. “The CMA’s investigation …

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Cashify raises $15 million for its second-hand smartphone business in India – TechCrunch

Cashify raises $15 million for its second-hand smartphone business in India – News

Tens of millions of people each year purchase a second-hand smartphone in India, the world’s second-largest market. Phone makers and giant online sellers such as Amazon and Flipkart are aware of it, but it’s too much of a hassle for them to inspect, repair and resell used phones. But these firms also know that customers …

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Version 2 of Google’s Flutter toolkit adds support for desktop and web apps – TechCrunch

Version 2 of Google’s Flutter toolkit adds support for desktop and web apps – News

At an online event, Google today announced Flutter 2, the newest version of its open-source UI toolkit for building portable apps. While Flutter started out with a focus on mobile when it first launched two years ago, it spread its wings in recent years and with version 2, Flutter now supports web and desktop apps …

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Amazon’s GameOn app, a platform for sharing mobile gaming clips, launches on iOS – TechCrunch

Amazon’s GameOn app, a platform for sharing mobile gaming clips, launches on iOS – News

Mobile gaming hasn’t seen the same demand for streaming content in the past as desktop has, but Amazon sees a market there to extend Twitch’s dominance. After launching on Android back in November, the company’s mobile streaming centric app has just launched on Apple’s App Store. The app lets users record short clips (anywhere from …

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Microsoft Azure expands its NoSQL portfolio with Managed Instances for Apache Cassandra – TechCrunch

Microsoft Azure expands its NoSQL portfolio with Managed Instances for Apache Cassandra – News

At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced the launch of Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra, its latest NoSQL database offering and a competitor to Cassandra-centric companies like Datastax. Microsoft describes the new service as a ‘semi-managed offering that will help companies bring more of their Cassandra-based workloads into its cloud. “Customers can easily take …

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