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Apple removes 17 malware apps which secretly clicked on ads
The App Store is ridiculously successful.
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The Apple App Store brings in much more revenue than its Android rival.
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Battle royale games rake in $2 billion on mobile alone

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Fortnite isn't top of the list, but there's a catch.
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Battle royale games have now raked in more than $2 billion on Android and iOS, according to the latest data.

Fortnite and competing titles like PUBG Mobile earned an estimated $476 million during the first quarter of 2019 alone. A surprising title leads in player spending — but there is a catch.

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The App Store continues to go from strength to strength.
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Everyone should welcome skill-based matchmaking.
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Millions of Americans watching World Cup on their iPhone or iPad

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World Cup iPhone watching is a thing.
Extremely heavy downloads of apps like Fox Sports Go show that World Cup iPhone watching is a thing.
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Living in America, it’s sometimes easy to forget the FIFA World Cup is going on now in Russia. Soccer isn’t one of the Big Four U.S. sports. Heck, most Americans don’t even call it by the right name.

But the fact that new downloads of the Fox Sports Go app grew 950 percent during the first week of the World Cup shows there are vast numbers of people living in this country watching the matches on their phones or tablets.

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iOS 11 made big changes to the App Store.
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iMessage got some huge upgrades in iOS 10.
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Some of your favorite old games might get booted from iOS.
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