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Apple ‘consistently disallowed’ subscription gaming services on iPhone

  • Apple’s iPhone and iPad App Store doesn’t allow subscription-based gaming services like Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass and Google’s Stadia. 
  • The reason, according to former Apple App Store director Phil Shoemaker, is because “apps that compete against Apple’s services have a track record of problems getting through the App Store’s review process,” a new House antitrust report said. 
  • Shoemaker pointed to Apple Arcade, Apple’s subscription-based gaming service, as a primary reason other game subscription services aren’t available for iPhone and iPad users. 
  • “Apple’s gaming service, Apple Arcade, is a type of app that was ‘consistently disallowed from the store,’ when offered by third-party developers,” the report said, “but Apple allowed its own app in the store ‘even though it violates existing [App Store] guidelines.’”
  • Apple maintains that any game on a subscription service is subject to the same App Store approval process that an individual game would go through. 
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Cooking Subscription Boxes For Kids That’ll Totally Get Them In The Kitchen

Even if you crave being in the kitchen, it’s easy to get burnt out from cooking for your kids every single day. And it’s even more challenging when you’ve been stuck at the stove only to have your child pick at their pasta. Maybe it’s time your little ones start cooking their own dang meals (sort of). Get ready to recruit your mini sous chef, because these 10 cooking subscription boxes for kids will boost your bonding time — and possibly get them to actually eat.

“Subscription meal kits are a great way to bring kids into the kitchen,” nutritionist Kara Hoerr, RDN, tells Romper in an email. “Meal kits often provide a balanced and complete meal and may include cuisines or foods that are new to you. This increases the variety of foods and flavors your kids are exposed to that they wouldn’t normally see.” And even if your

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