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Topic: App Store

Apple cleaning hundreds of thousands of titles from App Store in Review Guidelines crackdown

06/21/2017, 08:06 pm

As part of an extensive housecleaning operation, Apple has over the past year removed hundreds of thousands of clones, 32-bit titles, spamware and other software from the App Store ahead of this fall's iOS 11 launch.

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'Sega Forever' brings classics like Sonic, Phantasy Star to iOS free with controller support, iMessage stickers

06/21/2017, 10:06 am

Publisher Sega is reviving its console glory days with free, ad-supported re-releases of some of its most popular and iconic titles on Apple's iOS, complete with online leaderboards and wireless Made for iPhone controller support.

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E3 2017: Supercell reveals 'Brawl Stars,' a team-based top-down shooter for Apple's iOS

06/14/2017, 02:06 pm

"Clash of Clans" and "Clash Royale" developer Supercell has revealed "Brawl Stars," an upcoming iOS multiplayer game that pits two teams of three players against each other in a top-down shooter, eliminating opponents and completing objectives in order to win the game.

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E3 2017: 'The Elder Scrolls: Legends' card game for iPad to expand, iPhone version arrives this summer

06/14/2017, 09:06 am

Bethesda this week announced an expansion -- with over 150 new cards -- for its iPad digital card game, "The Elder Scrolls: Legends," as well as an iPhone version of the game coming in July.

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E3 2017: Minecraft will allow iOS gamers to play with Windows 10, Android users

06/13/2017, 12:06 pm

Mojang will be releasing an update to its popular building and exploration game Minecraft this summer that will introduce increased cross-platform play, allowing owners of the iOS version to play with Windows, Android, VR, and console versions, as well as a number of other changes to the popular title.

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E3 2017: Ubisoft's 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' will bring free-to-play PvP to Apple's iOS

06/13/2017, 11:06 am

The wacky world of South Park is coming to the iPhone later this year with "Phone Destroyer," a free-to-play title where characters from the hit long running TV show square off against each other in a neighborhood showdown.

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E3 2017: Anticipated sequel 'Alto's Odyssey' arrives on Apple's iOS this summer

06/13/2017, 11:06 am

The follow-up to popular iPhone game "Alto's Adventure" was showcased this week at E3, as the finishing touches are put on endless runner "Alto's Odyssey" ahead of its launch on iOS this summer.

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Apple changes App Store rules to allow tips via in-app purchases, block custom review prompts

06/09/2017, 06:06 pm

Addressing a recent controversy, Apple this week updated App Store rules to allow tipping functions -- albeit with the company's usual 30 percent take from in-app transactions. Review pop-ups, meanwhile, must now make use of an official Apple API.

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Apple announces WWDC17 Apple Design Award recipients, and we talked to them about their apps

06/07/2017, 02:06 pm

This years' Apple Design Awards recipients spanned the globe, ranging from novel games designed by a single developer to larger productions developed across a staff of full time coders and artists.

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Apple redesigns App Store app with Apple Music-esque design

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

The iOS App Store is getting its first major redesign since launching in 2008, with a fresh new look complete with user interface elements reminiscent of the Apple Music app.

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Apple 'Files' app for iOS 11 appears on App Store ahead of WWDC

06/05/2017, 03:06 am

A placeholder listing for an as-yet-unannounced app called "Files" was spotted on the iOS App Store just hours ahead of Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference, suggesting Apple plans to grant users direct file management access in iOS 11.

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AppleInsider's official iOS app redesigned from the ground up with support for 3D Touch, podcasts, videos & more

06/01/2017, 12:06 pm

The official AppleInsider app for iPhone and iPad has reached a milestone version 3.0 release, packing in new features such as 3D Touch support, split view and slide over, easy access to our growing video library, and access to the popular AI podcast. And, it's all available for free with ad support, or ad-free with an optional subscription plan priced at just 83 cents per month.

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With WWDC set to kick off, Apple announces App Store developers have earned $70B since 2008

06/01/2017, 08:06 am

Since it launched nearly 9 years ago, the iOS App Store has delivered more than $70 billion to developers, while downloads have surged 70 percent in the last year alone.

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Readdle launches proprietary file drag-and-drop for its apps in iPad split-screen

05/25/2017, 10:05 am

Addressing a feature lacking native support from iOS, developer Readdle has announced a new drag-and-drop feature for its own apps, including PDF Expert, Spark and Scanner Pro, that works in the iPad's split-screen multitasking view.

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Dash returns to App Store seven months after review system manipulation accusations

05/24/2017, 03:05 pm

Dash, an API documentation browser, has reappeared in the iOS App Store seven months after it was removed over alleged review manipulation, with developer Bogdan Popescu claiming the app was resubmitted to stop others from uploading their own copy-cat apps using the open-sourced code.

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1Password introduces Travel Mode to protect data during trips

05/23/2017, 10:05 pm

As part of an update pushed out on last week, popular password management app 1Password introduced a new feature that lets users selectively erase local data for maximum protection while traveling.

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Google Assistant arrives on the iPhone, but isn't going to replace Siri soon

05/18/2017, 11:05 am

After a year stuck just on Android devices, Siri competitor Google Assistant has come over to the iPhone -- AppleInsider fires it up, to see how it fares on its own, and compared to Apple's offering.

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Amazon Prime Video for tvOS will be announced at WWDC, Apple TV returning to Amazon.com

05/11/2017, 04:05 pm

In exchange for Apple bringing the Amazon Prime Video app to tvOS, Amazon will reportedly return the favor and begin sales of the Apple TV hardware via its online storefront, and the changes could come as soon as next month's WWDC.

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Install the AT&T 'Call Protect' app on your iPhone to cut way back on spam calls

05/10/2017, 01:05 pm

If you've had an iPhone for a very long time, there is a pretty decent chance that you're also still on AT&T -- and you get battered with spam phone calls. AT&T has an app to help deal with that, and AppleInsider has taken a look at it.

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New EU laws could soften Apple's grip on App Store content and revenue

05/10/2017, 11:05 am

The European Commission is preparing new regulations that could reduce some of Apple's absolute control over the App Store, in light of the company's position as a "gatekeeper" for customers.

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