App Store, Apple Music & other services hit by three-hour outage

Apple’s online services experienced multiple outages on Tuesday, with problems cropping up in Apple’s digital storefronts, Apple TV services, Apple Business Manager, and Apple School Manager.

Update: Outages have been resolved.

The Apple System Status page indicates that there are multiple issues with Apple’s various online services. The problems largely started at 8:23 A.M Eastern Time, and mostly center around Apple’s various storefronts.

According to the page, “Some users are affected” and may be “experiencing a problem” or “intermittent issues” with the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes Store, and the Mac App Store. Further problems are being endured with Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, with all six commencing at the same time and listed as “ongoing.”

The Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager were both listed as being an issue from 10:15 A.M Eastern Time, but were “resolved” by 11 A.M Eastern Time.

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Antitrust investigation dubs App Store a monopoly, Microsoft adopts ‘app fairness’ rules, pandemic boosts Q3 app revenues

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all.

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The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without a mobile focus.

In this series, we help you keep up with the latest news from the world of apps, delivered on a weekly basis.

Apple declared monopoly by U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust

Apple was one of the four big tech companies the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust declared as having enjoyed

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Yelp Is Going To Start Flagging Restaurants That Have Been Accused Of Racist Behavior On Its App

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Photo credit: Yelp

From Delish

Yelp announced in a blog post yesterday that it would begin flagging businesses that have been accused of racially charged behavior on the app. Consumer alerts are already placed on businesses that see an influx of reviews based on news coverage or social media rather than first hand experience, and the new alert will specify when the allegations are related to racist behavior.

“At Yelp, we value diversity, inclusion and belonging, both internally and on our platform, which means we have a zero tolerance policy to racism. We know these values are important to our users and now more than ever, consumers are increasingly conscious of the types of businesses they patronize and support,” the brand said in the site blog post.

In order to flag these situations while also maintaining the integrity of the app, businesses that are associated with someone who has been

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Microsoft reportedly planning app for Xbox Game Pass to get around Apple rules

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An app may soon allow iPad and iPhone users to access Xbox Game Pass.


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Microsoft is developing an iOS app to bring Game Pass to the iPad and iPhone, circumventing Apple App Store rules, Business Insider reported Thursday.

“We absolutely will end up on iOS,” Microsoft gaming boss Phil Spencer told employees at an all-hands meeting Wednesday, according to Business Insider.

Microsoft announced in August that its Project xCloud video game service would be released September for free to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. The service gives people access to more than 100 games on the Xbox or PC, as well as its Xbox Live gaming social network.

Microsoft said at the time that devices powered by Google’s Android operating system would be supported but said Apple was blocking its

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Check Out How These Ideas Became The Top Healthcare App Development Business Ideas Of 2020

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Just like water and food, healthcare is a necessity and not a commodity. With the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, it became really important for people to maintain their health without coming into contact with other people.

And the best way to do it at this time is by using healthcare apps, and due to this, the demand for healthcare app development is increasing exponentially.

People are becoming more curious and careful about their health, and therefore healthcare apps are offering numerous benefits for everyone. Some of them have been listed below:

  1. Easily accessibility
  2. Easy data management
  3. Effortless communication
  4. Maintaining social distance
  5. Accurate reports

With all the above-mentioned benefits, the healthcare app development business has also brought some economical advantages.

The following are some of the ideas that became top healthcare app development business ideas for 2020:

  1. On-Demand Doctor Consultation Apps
  2. Appointment Booking
  3. Healthcare Apps For Women
  4. Health Reminder Apps
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