Google will cut fees from 15% to 12% for non-gaming app developers on its Play Store. The company will also provide an opportunity to use third-party payment systems, which meets the new EU requirements.
At the same time, the commission reduction applies only to European consumers. And the use of other payment systems will eventually be extended to gaming applications.
Estelle Werth, Google’s director of government relations and EU public policy, said in a blog post that the new initiative is aimed at users in the EEA (European Economic Area). It includes 27 EU countries, as well as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. At the same time, it has not yet been reported which payment systems can be used in the app store.
Over the past decade, Google has been fined more than 8 billion euros by EU antitrust authorities for anticompetitive practices and antitrust violations.
Note that Apple has not yet announced similar steps on its part.
Apple Music Classical app is now available for Android, but not yet available for iPad and Mac
The Apple Music Classical app for listening to classical music is finally available for Android.
Recall that the Apple Music Classical app debuted in March. It’s a standalone app that doesn’t depend on regular Apple Music, and it didn’t exist on Android until today. You need an Apple Music subscription to use the service.
Interestingly, Apple Music Classical is still not available on Mac, and there is no optimized version for iPad. In addition, the service cannot be used through CarPlay.
Recall that Apple Music Classical provides access to more than five million songs and hundreds of playlists. At the same time, unlike the usual Apple Music application, it is possible to search by composer, work, conductor, catalog number, and so on.
This has never happened before, and here it is again: Windows 11 update replaces AMD GPU drivers with older versions
Users of the Windows 11 operating system are faced with a new unexpected problem. The OS can automatically install and update drivers. This is usually useful and good. However, now the system has started replacing newer drivers with outdated versions. And this leads to other problems – with certain software.
According to user complaints online, Windows Update mistakenly replaces AMD drivers in Windows 11 with outdated versions.
This causes users to encounter an AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition error message that says “Windows Update may have automatically replaced your AMD Graphics driver. Therefore, the AMD software version you are running is not compatible with the installed AMD Graphics driver.”
AMD has confirmed in a customer support document that the installed Windows driver for the Radeon GPU is incompatible with the currently installed version of AMD software. The company suggests that users either prevent Windows Update from updating AMD graphics drivers or reinstall AMD Software from the AMD website.
Redmi 10, Redmi Note 11 and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G will soon receive the final MIUI 14. Also, the firmware will be released for four more Redmi and Poco models
Xiaomi is working tirelessly on MIUI 14 for those models that have not yet received the latest version of the Chinese company’s interface. These include, for example, the global (sold outside of China) Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (aka Redmi Note 11E Pro), Poco M5s, Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 NFC, Redmi Note 11S 5G, Redmi Note 11S and Redmi 10 All of them, according to the Xiaomi UI resource (it constantly monitors the release of new firmware versions for Xiaomi smartphones), will receive MIUI 14 very soon.
This is not about the next beta version, but about the final one. For some (older) models, it will be based on Android 12, and for newer models, it will be based on Android 13. As noted, Xiaomi delayed the release of MIUI 14 for all these models because there were many bugs in previous versions. Now, one should think, all errors and shortcomings have been eliminated, and everything is ready for release.
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