MyApple magazine, Australia gets two-tier app pricing, Ford Siri legacy update


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Introducing MyApple Magazine — Apple World Today is happy to announce the result of a collaboration with the most popular Apple-oriented website in Poland, MyApple.pl. After a lot of back-and-forth on Slack and Messages, the first issue of MyApple Magazine is now available as a free download.
That link takes you to a page where you can sign up to be notified of future issues and download this beautiful monthly magazine. Blogs usually feature short articles and news posts (Federico Viticci’s novel-lenth reviews on MacStories are an anomaly); MyApple Magazine is designed to let you sit back, relax, and read a longer article or check out a photo essay. It’s a good size to read on iPad.

Apple introduces Australian market to lower App Store price tiers — Apple on Thursday announced it has extended the App Store’s “Alternate Tier” app pricing structure to Australia [maybe racist countries get priority?], adding two low-cost price level options for developers there. Along with Australia’s usual Tier 1 App Store pricing of AU$1.49, a figure bumped up from AU$1.29 earlier this week, developers can now elect to charge Alternate Tier A and Alternate Tier B rates for paid apps and in-app purchases. Tier A and Tier B prices are only effective in Australia, meaning apps set to sell at those lower prices will carry Tier 1 pricing in other countries, Apple says.

Ford adds Apple’s Siri Eyes Free to legacy vehicles with Sync 3.8 update — Ford has begun updating existing vehicles on the road to support Apple’s Siri Eyes Free for iPhone, and it’s now available to download on systems running its second-generation Sync infotainment platform.