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Fewer developers are releasing Mac apps in the App Store

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The latest research indicates that developers are becoming less and less interested in releasing new apps on the Mac App Store. According to analyst firm AppFigures, the number of new applications introduced to the Mac App Store has been steadily declining since the beginning of this year.

In January 2021, over 400 new macOS apps were released on the Mac App Store. In June, that number dropped to less than 300 new apps for the first time. According to forecasts, by the end of August, about 200 new applications were released in the Mac App Store. Compared to previous years, it is clear that developers are not interested in distributing Mac apps through the Mac App Store.

In 2020, developers released an average of 392 new apps on the Mac App Store each month (300 to 400). By 2021, the average number of new Mac apps had dropped to 343, with the lower limit dropping to 200.

Unlike iPhone and iPad, Mac allows users to install apps from outside the App Store. Mac owners can simply download the apps directly from the developers website. Apple also expected developers to release their iOS apps in the Mac App Store for Mac M1 computers, but only a handful of them were available on macOS.

Some developers have also complained about the Mac App Store in the past because it hasn’t had an easy way to offer trial or discount packages – not to mention that Apple takes a 30% commission on every sale made in the App Store. In most cases, Mac applications are easier and cheaper to distribute in other ways.

Earlier it became known that Apple went to an amicable agreement with the developers: they can now advertise other payment platforms, from which Apple does not receive any royalties.

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Honda to start installing Android on on-board computers in cars starting next year

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Honda Motor has partnered with Google to begin installing Android on the on-board computers of major car models sold around the world next year. Users will be able to navigate, play music records, voice control and other features – all without using a smartphone.

Google’s Android Automotive system, introduced in 2015, has the same basic design as the Android operating system for smartphones. Volvo Cars tried it first (the illustration shows a Volvo car), followed by other automakers, including General Motors. Nissan Motor was the first among Japanese companies. Honda will be second.

Honda has a history of using Android Auto, a technology that makes it easier to use Android smartphones in cars. But Android Auto relies on a smartphone for navigation and other features. In the case of Android Automotive, a smartphone is not needed. Google Voice Control can be used to control air conditioning and other functions that are not directly related to driving and are therefore safe.

The operating system will also be installed on electric vehicles. It will allow you to find compatible charging stations, get directions to them and optimize the temperature of the battery when you arrive to charge, to reduce the time required for charging.

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NZXT H510 Flow computer case costs $ 110

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Marked as Coming Soon, the NZXT catalog has expanded to the H510 Flow computer case. It costs $ 110. For this amount, the buyer receives a case with dimensions of 210 x 460 x 428 mm with a side panel made of tempered glass, designed for motherboards of the mini-ITX, microATX and ATX sizes. The case accommodates up to seven expansion cards up to 360 mm long. If we talk about limitations, the processor cooling system should be no higher than 165 mm.

The chassis has room for three 3.5-inch drives and three 2.5-inch drives. The front panel accepts two 120mm or 140mm fans and one on top. On the back wall is placed another 120mm. The manufacturer ships the case with two 120mm fans, one mounted on the front and the other on the back. In the case of LSS, the front wall is suitable for placing a 280 mm radiator, the rear one for a 120 mm radiator.

NZXT H510 Flow computer case costs $ 110

The I / O panel houses USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and a 3.5 mm audio jack for a headset.

The body will be offered in two colors.

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Up to seven 140mm fans can be installed in the SilverStone Seta Q1 computer case

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SilverStone introduced the Seta Q1 computer case. It is designed for motherboards up to E-ATX, and the designers paid special attention to noise reduction during its design. There is an insert with sound-absorbing chambers behind the front panel. The inner surfaces of the side walls are lined with sound-absorbing material. The chassis can accommodate up to seven 140mm fans.

The SilverStone Seta Q1 computer case can accommodate up to seven 140mm fans

Up to seven 140mm fans can be installed in the SilverStone Seta Q1 computer case

Up to seven 140mm fans can be installed in the SilverStone Seta Q1 computer case

The case with dimensions 493.5 x 490.7 x 232 mm and weighing 11.64 kg turned out to be spacious. It accommodates video cards up to 39.4 cm long, a processor cooling system up to 18.2 cm high and a power supply unit up to 25 cm long. There are nine expansion slots, two of which are oriented vertically. In terms of drives, it is possible to accommodate two 3.5 “drives and four 2.5” drives.

The I / O panel contains connectors for three USB 3 ports: two – Type-A, one – Type-C. In addition, there is a headset jack.

In the European market, the novelty should appear in November or December at a price of about $ 220.

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