Apple made ProtonMail add in-app purchases, even though it had been free for years

On Tuesday, Congress revealed whether it thinks Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are sitting on monopolies. In some cases, the answer was yes.

But also, one app developer revealed to Congress that it — just like WordPress — had been forced to monetize a largely free app. That developer testified that Apple had demanded in-app purchases (IAP), even though Apple had approved its app without them two years earlier — and that when the dev dared send an email to customers notifying them of the change, Apple threatened to remove the app and blocked all updates.

That developer was ProtonMail, makers of an encrypted email app, and CEO Andy Yen had some fiery words for Apple in an interview with The Verge this week.

We’ve known for months that WordPress and Hey weren’t alone in being strong-armed by the most valuable company in the world, ever since Stratechery’s

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Apple is extending some AppleTV+ subs through February 2021 for free

Apple told me today that it will be extending AppleTV+ subscriptions that are set to end November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 through their billing date in February of 2021.

The basic situation is that Apple gave away a free year of AppleTV+ to new device purchasers last year and those are all set to end in November. Apple knows everyone is still looking at a tough winter ahead filled with COVID-related restrictions so it’s bumping those subs out to February.

Monthly users whose subscription start date is before November 1st, 2020 also get a deal, with a $4.99 credit (the cost of an AppleTV+ subscription) appearing for November, December and January 2021. You do not have to do anything to receive the credit and users will be getting emails notifying them of these extensions/credits.

And, of course, if it gets to hold the total sub number steady through

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Free Pikmin 3 Deluxe Demo Now Live On Switch eShop, Lets You Transfer Progress To Full Game

Pikmin 3 Deluxe launches on Nintendo Switch later this month, but players will have a chance to sample it before then. During today’s Treehouse Live stream, Nintendo announced that a free Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo is coming to the eShop tonight. The demo is now live, and you’ll unlock some things in the full game for playing it.

If you can defeat the final boss at the end of the demo, you’ll unlock the Ultra-Spicy difficulty in the full version of Pikmin 3 Deluxe right from the outset. Ultra-Spicy is a brand-new difficulty option for Pikmin veterans that caps your Pikmin field limit at 60, making the experience more challenging.

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The Quantum Prisoner, a free scientific and technological video game is now available online

The Quantum Prisoner, a free scientific and technological video game is now available online
Credit: CEA

Science, logic, and technology are your best allies in The Quantum Prisoner, a completely free browser-based point-and-click adventure that is today playable in English on PC, Mac and mobile devices and tablets. Featuring 10-12 hours of gameplay, The Quantum Prisoner takes you on a journey around the globe to find out what happened to the physician Artus Cropp, who mysteriously disappeared back in the 1960s. Playing as Zoe, curious and resourceful young woman, you must solve more than 30 technology, science and engineering-based puzzles from operating particle accelerators and fuel cells to robots and more. You will escape perilous situations, progress through your investigation and make a discovery that will change the world!


“As a public science research organization, the CEA aims to open up the exciting world of science to the next generation of budding young brilliant minds and so made The Quantum Prisoner into a completely

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Top execs of free ad-supported streaming video in 2020: AVOD, linear

  • Free, ad-supported streaming video is gaining momentum as people spend more time at home amid the pandemic and wallet-conscious consumers look for alternatives to traditional TV.
  • Business Insider is recognizing leaders who are propelling free ad-supported streaming video in 2020.
  • We are highlighting 18 power players, based on a combination of our reporting, nominations from readers, and conversations with industry experts.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

2020 could well end up being known as a breakout year for free, ad-supported streaming video.

Viewership is up across the streaming industry this year as people stay home during the pandemic. Ad-supported platforms from Pluto TV to Tubi have rushed to capitalize on the trend, hoping to appeal to increasingly wallet-conscious amid the economic uncertainty.

Industry leaders say AVOD and free streaming-TV services are moving higher up in the consideration sets of publishers and advertisers, as well as consumers.

A few

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“West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and AT&T Hosts A Free Community Technology Repair Pop-Up Event on October 3-4, 2020” | News

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, in partnership with the NerdiTNow Foundation and Samuel Consultancy Group, are holding a Technology Repair Pop-Up Event in West Philadelphia. The team is providing free technology repair to residents, employees of small businesses working remotely, K-12 students and jobseekers looking for work but lacking access to the best technology. With properly functioning technology, students, employees, and prospective employees can work virtually and be less vulnerable to catch COVID-19 by reducing the possibility of in-person transmission of the disease.

The event will require on-site visitors to maintain social distancing, as well as allow for drop off or drive-in services to repair the most common technological problems. The available services include virus removal, screen repair for phones, tablets, or laptops, camera repair, keyboard repair, and operating system install and updates.

This event is sponsored by AT&T through its ‘Believe

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Watch Texas Tech vs Kansas State Free Game 2020 Live Online Football

How to watch Texas Tech vs Kansas State: Live 2020 Free, TV channel, start time for Saturday’s NCAA Football game.

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The Longhorns (2-0) are hoping to keep up their winning ways and get revenge on a Pittsburgh team that took advantage of numerous UT errors in a win last year. For the Horned Frogs (0-1), head coach Gary Patterson’s goal is probably to see his team take a big step forward from its first game to its second.

Here’s what to watch when the two squads tangle in Austin on Saturday.

Gary Patterson reunited co-offensive coordinators Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meacham on his staff this year after Meacham spent a couple seasons at Kansas. The pairing seemed to produce in game one, with the Horned Frogs busting out for 34 points and nearly 500 yards of total offense.

Sophomore quarterback Max Duggan gave Pittsburgh

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“West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and AT&T Hosts A Free Community Technology Repair Pop-Up Event on October 3-4, 2020”

“West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and AT&T Hosts A Free Community Technology Repair Pop-Up Event on October 3-4, 2020”

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, in partnership with the NerdiTNow Foundation and Samuel Consultancy Group, are holding a Technology Repair Pop-Up Event in West Philadelphia. The team is providing free technology repair to residents, employees of small businesses working remotely, K-12 students and jobseekers looking for work but lacking access to the best technology. With properly functioning technology, students, employees, and prospective employees can work virtually and be less vulnerable to catch COVID-19 by reducing the possibility of in-person transmission of the disease.



The event will require on-site visitors to maintain social distancing, as well as allow for drop off or drive-in services to repair the most common technological problems. The available services include virus removal, screen repair for phones, tablets, or laptops, camera repair, keyboard

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Gaming Roundup | The best car-based video game around is now free

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The crossover between gearheads and gamers is growing every day. Professional race car drivers develop their chops digitally before ever stepping foot onto certain tracks thanks to racing simulators like iRacing. Entertainers like T-Pain are simultaneously diving into both automotive and gaming ventures. We even see the overlap firsthand on our very own livestreams, where car enthusiasts of all ages from around the world join us to talk about not only their favorite cars, but also their favorite racing and driving games. So we wanted to create a place on Autoblog to talk about the gaming news of the week, and how it might relate to the automotive world (and for any parents out there, we’ll try to help you make sense of some of the madness.) Enter: This week’s

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Virginia Tech’s Hokie BugFest goes virtual for its 10th anniversary : Augusta Free Press

Hokie BugFest

Photo courtesy Virginia Tech.

Bug enthusiasts will gather together for a 10th year in a row — this time online at hokiebugfest.org — to celebrate the exciting science of entomology from Oct. 7-17.

This unique, virtual event will feature 10 days of activities that culminate with a full day of online programming. The longer format is a key feature of the new virtual event, designed to increase engagement over an extended period. Festivalgoers can tune in each day from October 7-16 to discover one of the 10 most extreme insects on Earth, go on a backyard scavenger hunt, download a daily at-home activity, or get a sneak

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