Home » IT

Apple May Combine iOS And Mac Apps In 2018

21 December, 2017, 01:26 | Author: Janis Wilson
  • Cuphead art

The Mac App Store is a ghost town of limited selection and rarely updated programs.

The idea of a universal platform is nothing new. It's a technology that was originally meant to let developers port their desktop applications to Windows Phone without a complete rewrite.

Inspiration for the feature undoubtedly comes from efforts brought forth by both Microsoft and Google.

A consolidated development workflow can reduce the amount of resources needed to release software for multiple platforms.

Bloomberg says its unsure whether Apple will merge the iOS App Store and Mac App Store to create a more unified experience, but at the very least, it seems likely. A company producing leather goods under the "iPhone" name has gone to court, claiming Apple can't have exclusive rights for the mark, which the Chinese manufacturer had officially registered.

Developers now have to develop apps separately for iOS and Mac.

More news: Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson praises 'quality' Christian Benteke

Reaction to the potential consolidation ranged all over the map.

The same approach hasn't worked almost as well on Apple's desktops and laptops. While Apple attempted to recreate the "walled garden" of iOS software on its desktop and notebook machines, developers have been more cautious, often opting instead to release in the more traditional manner rather than via the Cupertino firm's own download store.

It just remains to be seen whether or not this move by Apple of unifying binaries will prove to be fruitful for the end user.

By most accounts, the Mac App Store from Apple Inc.

Apple's app system changes would follow Microsoft. It's planned as part of next fall's iOS and Mac OS updates, according to Bloomberg's sources. Apple's plans are still fluid, the people said, so the implementation could change or the project could still be cancelled.

The report did not specify whether the single app system would also work with other Apple devices, like the Apple Watch, Apple TV and the upcoming HomePod speaker.

Recommended:

  • New Twitter policies targeting abuse, hate groups lead to crackdown

    New Twitter policies targeting abuse, hate groups lead to crackdown

    Twitter said it had decided not to categorise the US Confederate flag as hateful imagery, citing its place in history. There is one notable exception: the policy changes don't apply to military or government entities.
    Boy, 5, Calls 911 On The Grinch

    Boy, 5, Calls 911 On The Grinch

    So imagine her surprise when Officer Lauren Develle arrived on the family's doorstep later that evening to reassure the boy. After deciding the Grinch had enough time to think about his actions, Tylon released him from the holding cell.
    Militants Attack Afghan Spy Agency's Facility in Kabul

    Militants Attack Afghan Spy Agency's Facility in Kabul

    He said the militants were targeting the training center from the building, using light weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. Insider and imposter attacks are a near mainstay for Afghan and US troops in the fight against the Taliban and ISIS.
  • New Flu Vaccine Guidelines Issued for Patients With Egg Allergy

    New Flu Vaccine Guidelines Issued for Patients With Egg Allergy

    Last year, the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics both relaxed their flu shot guidelines for patients with egg allergies . ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Flu activity has officially been elevated to "widespread" in the state of Ohio according to health officials.
    North Korea 'directly responsible' for cyberattack in May, White House official says

    North Korea 'directly responsible' for cyberattack in May, White House official says

    Bossert called the attack in which victims received ransom demands to unlock their computers "cowardly, costly and careless". Other governments and private companies including the United Kingdom and Microsoft agree with the US's conclusion, he said.
    WWE Clash of Champions 2017

    WWE Clash of Champions 2017

    WWE probably won't though and instead, Ziggler will have some major role to play even though he shouldn't be in the match at all. Meanwhile, Styles is the face of the brand and there are some attractive title defense possibilities for him at WrestleMania .
  • Bell ringers needed as kettle campaigns near goals

    Bell ringers needed as kettle campaigns near goals

    This year a Salvation Army Kettle App also enables donors to give to The Salvation Army through their mobile devices. If you would like to help, the organization is still in need of bell ringers.

    Tuesday Apple Rumors: AirPods May Get an Upgrade in 2018

    Ordering online directly from Apple shows January 5, 2018, as being the next date that AirPods will be available. They were officially supposed to debut in October previous year , but they finally arrived in late December.

    Jerry Richardson's alleged actions led to Carolina Panthers settling with accusers

    Richardson is a former wide receiver at Wofford and with the Baltimore Colts who made his money mostly in the restaurant business. Richardson has worked primarily behind the scenes during his tenure with the Panthers and rarely does interviews.
  • IL  loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania

    IL loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania

    The top 10, in order, were: Texas, Florida, California, Washington, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Tennessee and SC . Migration from other states and countries accounts for the majority of the population increase, according to the data .
    MLS Team Appears Headed To Nashville; No Word On Detroit

    MLS Team Appears Headed To Nashville; No Word On Detroit

    And those for the MLS didn't do a good enough job at convincing city voters WHY this was actually good for them. Oh well - a hopeful city still can turn its eyes to the next Major League Soccer expansion in 2022.
    WWE Announces First Ever All Women's Royal Rumble Match For 2018

    WWE Announces First Ever All Women's Royal Rumble Match For 2018

    No more details were announced about the match so stay tuned because we'll be posting more information when we know more. Some big names will go head-to-head with the victor receiving a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34 in April.


Popular

USA outnumbered as it vetoes United Nations vote on Jerusalem
She similarly used the line in January , shortly after taking office, when she advised countries not to cross the U.S. Mansour said on Monday he hoped there would be "overwhelming support" in the General Assembly for the resolution.

Mobile phones: Send a text to end your contract
Ofcom's consumer group director Lindsey Fussell said: 'Too many people are put off by the hassle of switching mobile provider. In addition, Ofcom says providers will also be banned from charging for notice periods that run after the switching date.

Twitter suspends Britain First leaders' accounts
This story has been corrected to read that Michael Hill is of the League of the South, not the Traditionalist Workers Party. American Renaissance and Occidental Dissent both referred readers to an online chat site frequented by white nationalists.

Self-healing glass could make cracked phone screens just a memory
The researchers said the glass is " highly robust mechanically yet can readily be repaired by compression at fractured surfaces ". The material not only sticks together in 30 seconds but also regains its original strength in a very short period.

Bitcoin futures launch on CME as cryptocurrency marches towards the mainstream
Cryptocurrency heavyweight Bitcoin ( BTC ) pushed forward in overnight trade, aided by a strong performance in the futures market. Instead, we will closely watch the Bitcoin Futures market as it develops and continue to evaluate the offering for our clients.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price slashed, now available at Rs 64900
Samsung has also included fast charging support via USB Type-C port and IP68 water and dust resistance just like the Galaxy S8. The phones also take the Infinity Display design from the S8 and Note 8 devices, meaning you get more screen and less bezel.

Former tennis star Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias become parents to twins
It's also believed they may have tied the knot after Anna was pictured with a massive diamond sparkler on her wedding finger. They are very private, so it's not much of a surprise that they've kept quiet about the birth of their twins.

Rafael dos Anjos responds to Colby Covington's call out
He's just talking crap about people. " I want the UFC belt ", dos Anjos, who spoke to Woodley post-fight on Saturday, said. On Colby Covington taking a shot at him for not finishing Lawler: "I have no comments about that guy, man".

Form Salah doesn't want a relaxation, says Liverpool boss…
Salah now has 20 goals in all competitions this campaign, and is the first Premier League player to reach the milestone in 2017-18.

Real Madrid wins back-to-back Club World Cup titles
Zinedine Zidane oversaw training on Thursday as Real continue in their quest to win successive FIFA Club World Cup crowns. Gremio fans hope Luan and his companion Lucas Barrios will break Real Madrid's defense.