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UK people are talking on the phone less.

I'm absolutely amazed this is the first time there has been a reduction in talk time.

According to the Office of Communication (Ofcom), via Reuters, people in the United Kingdom spent less time making voice calls on their mobile phones this year than they did last year. This is the first time that’s ever happened since Ofcom started tracking the data.

Do people still buy phones to use them as....phones?


Apollo Multireddits

I didn't know this was a thing, but...

Reddit has a feature called multireddits, which are like folders for subreddits you can subscribe to. I personally like to browse reddit by the categories of subreddits I’m subscribed to and multireddits are perfect for that, allowing you to group as many subreddits as you want together.

That sounds amazing and perfect for anyone who subscribes to too many Subreddits and wants to keep similar ones under one roof.


TidBITS on Apple's removal of apps from the affiliate program

In the end, I’m disappointed in Apple. Not surprised, since Apple has never acknowledged that the media plays a vital role in the broader Apple ecosystem, but disappointed that a company that puts so much effort into bringing joy to users can simultaneously behave so callously to some of its greatest supporters.

Nailed it.

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Apps are being pulled from the iTunes affiliate program

Eli Hodapp for Touch Arcade.

Moments ago, Apple announced that they’re killing the affiliate program, citing the improved discovery offered by the new App Store. (Music, books, movies, and TV remain.) It’s hard to read this in any other way than “We went from seeing a microscopic amount of value in third party editorial to, we now see no value." I genuinely have no idea what TouchArcade is going to do.

Well this sucks. Apple killing the iTunes affiliate program for apps and in-app purchases is the kind of thing where I see now up side for the company. Apple claims that its new App Store editorial stuff will pick up the slack. Unless there's a website I'm missing somewhere, that's just not true. Indy developers should be as cheesed off as writers are, too. App discovery is bad enough as it is without Apple removing the places many go to do exactly that - discover new apps and games.

Hopefully this isn't the end of the world sone are predicting. I'm not convinced.

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My Touch Arcade debut

This is my first, hopefully of many, post over on Touch Arcade. I didn't originally intend that first post to be a review but here it is. I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Oh, and Pocket City is pretty amazing. You should check it out.