Apple’s App Store Might Have A Subscription Scam Problem

Apple gets a cut from apps sold in the App Store, that much is known. However the problem with one-off purchases is that it isn’t so sustainable, meaning that it isn’t always a guarantee that an app that sold 100,000 copies this month might be able to keep that up for the next 2-3 years. This is why Apple has been pushing developers to adopt subscription models.

Unfortunately for Apple, the subscription model in turn might have created some issues for them because according to a report from TechCrunch, they have highlighted how there are some apps that are taking advantage of this and are allegedly “scamming” users into paying for subscriptions.

The report claims that there are a number of apps on the App Store that offer free trials, but design the app in such a way that in some cases it tricks users into paying for a subscription. They also point out how there are many apps on the Top Grossing list that are surprising money makers, such as document scanners, weather apps, QR code readers, and so on, although diving into the reviews you can find many disgruntled customers who were tricked into paying for subscriptions.

Now to be fair, some of these apps do have a fine print, but in all honesty how many of us actually bothers reading them? To make things worse, Apple has made it difficult for users to unsubscribe to apps and services by burying the settings deep within the menu. It is unclear if Apple plans on doing anything about these issues, but given that subscriptions are not only a sustainable revenue model for developers, it is also the same for Apple who gets a cut from the proceeds.

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YouTube is down, please don’t call the police


YouTube appears to be down, and the internet doesn’t know what to do.

The video platform was inaccessible on Tuesday night, either showing a server error, a blank page, or broken images when people tried to load the website. 

The YouTube app also showed the same problems.

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YouTube wrote in a tweet that it was “working on resolving” the issues, and apologised for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.

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Battlefield 5 Story Trailer Is All About Rising To The Occasion

Battlefield V returns to World War 2, which means a lot of focus on the heroism of a just cause, the Greatest Generation, and all the imagery that entails. The single-player story trailer embraces that spirit wholeheartedly with a cinematic presentation that intermingles personal sacrifices with the bombastic moments that come in a theater of war.

In it we see a variety of characters as the globe-trotting campaign features War Stories from different regions’ soldiers taking part in the conflict. It doesn’t shed much light on the particular arcs of these disparate characters but we do get a good idea of the variety of backgrounds and settings for the battles.

Battlefield this year is introducing Firestorm, a new Battle Royale mode with a 64-player max. It’s also taking its time to make some adjustments following feedback from the open beta.

If you’re itching for Battlefield and you just can’t wait until November 20, EA is giving away all four expansions for Battlefield 1 through October. The first two are free now, and the second two will likely swap out as the freebies later in the month. You can also find the game itself relatively cheap on all platforms, if you don’t have it already. Of course, if nothing but Battlefield 5 will do, you can also play it a little early with EA Access–as long as your platform of choice is Xbox One. Check out our pre-order guide for more details.