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Apple activates web previews for select Apple TV apps

04/19/2016, 08:04 pm

As part of ongoing efforts to build out its new tvOS App Store, Apple on Tuesday activated iTunes web previews for fourth-generation Apple TV apps, allowing potential buyers to browse current offerings without turning on their television.

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Piper Jaffray: Apple saw massive 60% gross margin on services in 2015, to grow in 2017

04/19/2016, 07:04 pm

Pulling data from Apple's December 2015 earnings report, investment bank Piper Jaffray estimates gross margins on the company's rarely discussed services business could be above 60 percent. And that figure is expected to grow.

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China eclipses Japan for second place in iOS App Store revenues

04/15/2016, 02:04 pm

In the March quarter, revenues from the Chinese iOS App Store surpassed Japan for the first time -- showing them on a course to eventually top the U.S, according to estimates published on Friday.

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Apple investigating major App Store search changes, mulling paid results, report says

04/14/2016, 07:04 pm

A report Thursday claims Apple has a "secret team" working on major user-facing changes to App Store search results, including the possibility of charging developers to promote content.

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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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