Apple announced that it would open sideloading applications in Europe in March. AltStore, a third-party iOS app store, expressed excitement about this and posted on its official X/Twitter account: “It’s finally happening – sideloading is coming to the EU!”
In a recent development, the iPhone maker released the first beta of its upcoming iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 betas to developers, revealing a series of changes that will impact EU users to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA).
To comply with the DMA, Apple has made several major changes to how the App Store and apps operate in the EU. These changes are included in iOS 17.4 but are limited to countries in the European Economic Area.
It’s finally happening — sideloading is coming to the EU!
We’ve started the process of becoming a legitimate “app marketplace”, allowing our European friends to download Delta and other AltStore apps officially for the first time ever!
See you in March ☘️ pic.twitter.com/fIZOV0GtXj
— AltStore.io (@altstoreio) January 25, 2024
Apple is working to implement these changes for users who update to iOS 17.4 before the March 6 deadline. Apple’s new EU terms, which include core technology fees for apps, have sparked controversy.
Some developers worry this could drive freemium apps out of business due to high fees. Apple doesn’t charge for the first 1 million annual installs per iOS account, but after that limit, developers need to start charging.
Samsung unveils Galaxy Station in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Subway
Samsung and Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur MRT have teamed up to rename a subway station in the center of the city as ‘TRX Samsung Galaxy Station’. The station formerly known as TRX (Tun Razak Exchange) is located in a prime area where international financial firms and major shopping malls are situated.
The new name change took effect on February 29, local time, and will last for one year. It will also be reflected on the Kuala Lumpur city subway map.
The company has decorated the interior and exterior of the station and the trains with images and quotes of its products, attracting the attention of locals and passengers.
TRX Samsung Galaxy Station is a place where two subway lines, the Kazjang Line and the Putrajaya Line intersect and is used by an average of 380,000 people per day.
SpaceX’s satellite reaches 17Mb/s download speed on Samsung phones
SpaceX has achieved a significant milestone by delivering a peak download speed of 17Mb/s directly to a standard Samsung phone. This test represents a major step forward in mobile internet technology.
According to the CEO of SpaceX and X (Twitter), Elon Musk, SpaceX has achieved a peak download speed of 17Mb/s from satellite direct to unmodified Samsung Android phone.
SpaceX just achieved peak download speed of 17Mb/s from satellite direct to unmodified Samsung Android phone pic.twitter.com/JqPHmkriv0
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2024
This collaboration between SpaceX and Samsung highlights the potential for satellite internet to provide reliable, fast connections. It’s a promising development for the future of global communication, offering new possibilities for internet access from virtually anywhere on the planet.
Samsung UK starts ‘Better for [Your Life]’ campaign for unmissable savings
Samsung UK has unveiled its “Better for [Your Life]” campaign, which promises significant savings on a range of home appliances, TVs, soundbars, and monitors. Available until March 12th, 2024, the campaign is ensuring every customer finds a deal that fulfills their needs.
For those looking to enhance their home entertainment, Samsung offers up to £300 off on select TVs, with a complimentary gift included. Additionally, purchases of 75 inc or larger TVs come with free delivery and installation. Gamers aren’t left out, as they can enjoy a 10% discount when pairing a selected TV and soundbar or Gaming Monitor and TV.
Those who want to switch and save on their cost can benefit from a 15% discount when buying any two energy-efficient appliances, or an even better 20% off when purchasing three, particularly from the Eco Kitchen range.
Customers can upgrade their home spaces with up to £349 off on The Frame and soundbar bundles. For better Health and wellness, Samsung offers free Galaxy Watch 5 Pro with the purchase of any 65-inch 4K Neo TV.
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