Apple boots Fortnite from the App Store after Epic adds direct payments

After its creator Epic Games implemented a workaround to duck Apple’s hefty developer fees, Fortnite has vanished from the App Store. The popular game’s disappearing act came the same day that Epic added a new direct payment option for in-game currency on mobile, offering an enticing 20% discount for players who pay the company for its virtual V-Bucks rather handing that money to intermediaries Apple or Google.
“Currently, when using Apple and Google payment options, Apple and Google collect a 30% fee, and the up to 20% price drop does not apply,” Epic wrote in a blog post introducing the new option. “If Apple or Google lower their fees on payments in the future, Epic will pass along the savings to you.”
Epic Direct Payments on iOS
In a statement to TechCrunch, Apple confirms that it removed Fortnite for taking the “unfortunate step” of violating App Store rules:
Epic enabled a feature in its


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Epic Games launches a campaign (and lawsuit) against Apple

Epic Games is launching an all-out campaign against Apple and its App Store rules.
Thursday morning, Epic Games introduced a new payment mechanic through a server side update that allowed gamers to purchase Fortnite’s in-game currency directly, allowing the app to bypass Apple’s in-app purchase framework and the substantial cut that Apple takes. Apple quickly acted in uniformly banning the app from the App Store.
Apple soon released a statement:
“Epic enabled a feature in its app which was not reviewed or approved by Apple, and they did so with the express intent of violating the App Store guidelines regarding in-app payments that apply to every developer who sells digital goods or services.”

Apple boots Fortnite from the App Store after Epic adds direct payments

The ban was an action Epic Games was ready for.
The company soon shared that they were taking legal action against Apple, alleging that they were abusing their market position, saying


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How to Install Matomo Web Analytics on Ubuntu 20.04

Matomo formerly known as Piwik is a free and open-source web analytics application that helps you to tracks online-visitors on your website. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Matomo web analytics on Ubuntu 20.04 with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt SSL.


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Useful PuTTY Configuration Tips and Tricks

Putty is an opensource terminal emulator that supports several network protocols like Telnet, SSH, Rlogin, SCP, and Raw Socket. The initial version of putty is dated back to January 8, 1999, and designed for Windows
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