Apple has announced that it will be increasing the cellular download limit for apps on the App Store. The amount isn’t considered “major”, but it is a welcome increase. Apple is increasing the cellular download limit from 100MB to 150MB, which it says will help users download more apps while using cellular data. Apple isn’t making much of a statement about this, which seems kind of odd, but this is what they had to say:
We’ve increased the cellular download limit from 100 MB to 150 MB, letting customers download more apps from the App Store over their cellular network.
It has been several years since Apple made any changes like this. It was back in 2013 that they bumped the limit from 50MG to 100MB. You might find this surprising, but iOS originally had a 10MB cellular limit. The big question I have is whether or not this increase will be enough? This update from Apple comes the same day as they are releasing iOS 11. I also ask the question because there are so many more unlimited data plans. Which makes you wonder why Apple isn’t more generous with their cellular download limit?
The reason that Apple has these limits in place is to avoid causing customers to unwittingly use high amounts of data when downloading apps. But, like I mentioned, with the introduction of unlimited plans from all of the major carriers, this idea doesn’t really make sense. … Read the rest
This is kind of interesting, if you ask me. Tinder has hit #1 in the App Store, in the top grossing category for the first time. Why is this interesting to me? Well, Tinder has a bit of a bad rap. Right or wrong, I’m not going to make a judgement call on that. But because of said bad rap, I find it interesting that it’s hit number one. It is believed that the reason for this surge is because of the launch of Tinder Gold. Which is the paid version of the free app.
Tinder Gold, lets users see who has liked them without swiping at all. This is in addition to other premium features. Which kind of takes the guess work out of Tinder, doesn’t it? A large “raison d’etre” is so that you can get excited when you match with someone. But Tinder Gold isn’t exactly a new concept. Tinder brought Tinder Plus onto the market back in 2015. Which required you to pay, but allowed you to “rewind” on accidental left swipes. It also included a passport feature, which lets users search outside of their present geographic radius. Which, in my opinion, makes it more like a dating feature, than a hook up app. But again, that’s just my opinion.
Tinder has also added new revenue models, such as advertising within the feed. Plus includes a limited number of “a la carte” paid features, like Super Like and Tinder Boost.… Read the rest
Are you of the opinion that there aren’t enough social media stickers for you to enjoy? If this sounds like you, then Sticky AI is for you. The app allows you to take a selfie and, well… add stickers. There are some other features in there too, like being able to remove the background, and actually change what the photo looks like. Think – drawing. Either black/white or with colour. But that’s about it. Which makes me wonder if it’s even worth it? If you’re big into sharing these kinds of stickers with your friends, then perhaps. But honestly, it doesn’t have that many features.
Basically, you take a selfie. Or you use an existing one. From there, you remove the background. You can add a background in, but it’s a solid colour only. Which, doesn’t seem that exciting to me. If I’m creating stickers, I want them to be fun. I want to add something ridiculous in there. Like a dinosaur. Making it look like it’s going to bite my head off. But as it stands you can only change it to a colour. And not even a fancy colour. Like red, green and blue. From there, you can change the way the face looks. So, if you want it to look more like a drawing, you can. Your options are: your original image, black and white drawing, or colour drawing. And lastly, you can add some words in there.… Read the rest