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Apple's 'Apps for Earth' promo directs select app revenues to World Wildlife Fund

04/14/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple on Thursday launched "Apps for Earth," an App Store promotion which will direct all of the proceeds from a small collection of apps and in-app transactions to the World Wildlife Fund during the month of April.

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Ticket reseller Rukkus adds 360-degree seat views, Google Cardboard VR support to iPhone app

04/14/2016, 01:04 pm

Ticket marketplace Rukkus is stepping into the virtual reality field with a new update to its iOS app, allowing users to sample the view from their seats in an arena in a more immersive way before they complete their purchase.

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Apple pulls, then reinstates several Reddit clients from App Store over 'Not Safe for Work' toggle

04/12/2016, 09:04 am

Apple briefly removed several popular Reddit clients from the App Store, after it began cracking down on a feature allowing users to toggle whether "not safe for work" content is displayed by default.

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Code reaffirms Apple's plan to allow users to hide default iOS apps

04/06/2016, 01:04 pm

Changes to iTunes metadata suggest that Apple will soon make it easier to hide first-party apps on the iOS homescreen, solving a long-standing complaint of iPhone and iPad owners.

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Starz arrives on iOS, Apple TV as standalone service with $8.99 price tag

04/05/2016, 02:04 pm

No longer will fans of "Ash vs. Evil Dead" be forced to keep a cable subscription or pony up to purchase full seasons, as premium content network Starz has become the latest company to join the on-demand content fray.

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Apple profiles iPad apps for World Autism Acceptance Day

04/02/2016, 05:04 pm

At the release of its new 9.7 inch iPad Pro, Apple presented a video of Dillan, a young man who is both autistic and non-verbal, who was able to begin expressively communicating via apps on his iPad. Today, the App Store is featuring more of Dillan's story and a range of apps developed for autistic people.

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Only months after launch, 'Disney Infinity' ditches support for Apple TV

03/31/2016, 09:03 am

Disney has revealed it no longer plans to update "Disney Infinity 3.0" for Apple TV, meaning new content and compatibility with new figurines will arrive only on competing platforms.

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US iPhone owners spent average of $35 on apps in 2015, mostly on games

03/29/2016, 11:03 am

An average of $35 per active iPhone was spent on apps and in-app purchases in the U.S. in 2015, with most of the money going towards mobile games, according to a new market research report.

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Nintendo's first iOS app, Miitomo, launching in US on Thursday

03/29/2016, 09:03 am

Following a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo's first smartphone-only app -- Miitomo -- will come to Apple's iOS App Store in U.S. and several other countries this Thursday, March 31.

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Sony to bring popular PlayStation titles to Apple's iOS in Asia and Japan

03/24/2016, 12:03 pm

Like its rival Nintendo, Sony appears to be taking a soft approach to the lucrative smartphone gaming market, announcing on Thursday that it will bring some PlayStation titles to iPhone gamers in Japan and Asia.

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Apple's Classroom app goes live to bolster iPad in education

03/21/2016, 06:03 pm

Following the release of iOS 9.3 on Monday, Apple pushed out its new Classroom app for teachers that promises to deliver a comprehensive toolset for deploying, managing and monitoring iPads in the classroom.

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'The Trace,' Sega's 'Sonic' series come to Apple TV's tvOS App Store

03/17/2016, 03:03 pm

Two popular games from other platforms -- "The Trace" and "Sonic the Hedgehog" -- launched for the fourth-generation Apple TV on Thursday, with Sega promising that more Sonic titles would be making the trip shortly.

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Official 'Apple Events' app launches on tvOS App Store ahead of 'Let us loop you in' event

03/17/2016, 08:03 am

Apple on Thursday released the official "Apple Events" application for the fourth-generation Apple TV --a free download from the tvOS App Store that will let users view the company's special event next Monday.

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'AceDeceiver' malware secretly installs malicious apps onto iOS devices

03/16/2016, 04:03 pm

A new form of iOS malware, nicknamed "AceDeceiver," can infect people without relying on an enterprise certificate or attacking jailbroken devices, security firm Palo Alto Networks revealed on Wednesday.

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Instagram to optimize user feeds, show posts out of chronological order

03/15/2016, 09:03 pm

Photo sharing service Instagram on Tuesday announced plans to apply an optimization algorithm to user feeds that, much like the system used by parent company Facebook, reorders posts based on a variety of performance metrics.

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MLB.com updates At Bat with tvOS features promised at 4th-gen Apple TV debut

03/09/2016, 10:03 pm

In an update sure to please baseball fans across the country, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) launched a long-awaited update to its At Bat tvOS app this week, debuting next-generation features like split-screen viewing, stat overlays and more.

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Neato adds Apple Watch control to robotic vacuum in new app update

03/02/2016, 09:03 pm

Neato Robotics this week issued an app update for its Wi-Fi enabled Botvac Connected vacuum cleaner, allowing users to take control of their autonomous cleaning device from Apple Watch for the first time.

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Apple TV adds new app categories, advertises Tim Cook's ABC interview in tvOS App Store

02/25/2016, 07:02 pm

As part of continued efforts to build out the nascent tvOS platform, Apple on Thursday flipped the switch on new Apple TV App Store categories, while touting CEO Tim Cook's recent interview with ABC concerning the company's legal fight against FBI data decryption requests.

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tvOS App Store gains 'Not on this Apple TV' category

02/24/2016, 12:02 pm

Avid app buyers now have an easier way to identify purchased apps that are available for their Apple TV but which have not yet been downloaded to that device, as Apple has added an iOS-like "Not on this Apple TV" category to the App Store.

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Apple rejects indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth over child violence

02/08/2016, 12:02 pm

The sequel to cult indie game The Binding of Isaac will not be allowed in the App Store -- at least for now -- thanks to what Apple has reportedly deemed to be themes of violence toward children.

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