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Topic: App Store

Hands-on: Calendars 5, a powerful yet simple iPhone scheduling app

03/24/2017, 01:03 pm

All Calendars 5 lacks for the Apple faithful is a Mac version -- AppleInsider schedules some meetings to see if that's an issue or not.

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Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

03/19/2017, 01:03 am

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism.

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Apple adds permanent 'Indie Games' page to App Store

03/17/2017, 11:03 am

Apple will continue to highlight independently-produced games in the iOS App Store, with a new permanent 'Indie Games' collection accessible within the store, following after a 12-day promotion used to 'celebrate' the work of smaller game development studios.

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Siri competitor Alexa comes to iPhone via Amazon's official app

03/16/2017, 01:03 pm

Amazon on Thursday began updating its official app for iOS to bring support for Alexa, its voice-driven personal assistant, officially to the iPhone, allowing users to ask questions, shop, play music and more.

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Over 187,000 apps could become obsolete with Apple's 64-bit only 'iOS 11'

03/15/2017, 09:03 am

Some 187,000 apps could be rendered useless with the launch of "iOS 11," according to an app analytics firm, assuming the anticipated update is when Apple plans to kill 32-bit support.

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Hands On: BusyCal's long development benefits feature set for Mac, iPhone

03/12/2017, 04:03 pm

If you're fine with Apple's free Calendar app, then BusyCal 3.1.5 is interesting just for its long history, but if you need more powerful features, the app is a strong contender for best-in-class.

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Nine Years of Apple's iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs

03/07/2017, 03:03 pm

Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $60 billion for Apple's developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development.

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Human error caused Amazon Web Services outage, Apple iCloud service issues

03/02/2017, 03:03 pm

Tuesday's major Amazon Web Services outage was caused through human error, the retailer has confirmed, with the downtime that impacted a number of online services, including Apple's, traced back to a single wrongly-entered command performed during debugging.

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How to set up Apple's carrier billing on your iPhone or Mac (where available)

03/02/2017, 01:03 pm

In select countries -- notably excluding the U.S. so far -- people wanting to pay for iTunes, iBooks, App Store, or Apple Music purchases can do so through carrier billing, which simply adds the cost onto monthly phone bills. Here's how to set that up, whether you're on an iPhone or another device.

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Google Meet video conferencing app goes live on iOS, pulled from App Store

03/01/2017, 02:03 pm

A new video conferencing service for business users from Google called Meet has partially gone live before an official launch, with an iOS app for the enterprise-focused meeting tool briefly appearing in the App Store before being pulled.

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Florida pro soccer team's new iOS app cuts out ticket middlemen

02/28/2017, 06:02 pm

The Orlando City Soccer Club this week launched a new app for iOS and Android that leverages the team's paperless ticketing process to sell passes directly to customers, effectively cutting out third party ticketing sites.

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App Store, Apple Music, iCloud & other Apple services impacted by Amazon outage [u]

02/28/2017, 03:02 pm

A variety of Apple cloud services experienced outages and slowdowns on Tuesday in what appeared to be a major issue with Amazon Web Services, which hosts some of the biggest online companies in the U.S.

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How to cancel an App Store subscription using your iPad or iPhone

02/24/2017, 12:02 pm

If you've subscribed to a service such as Netflix or Spotify through the App Store, and are now looking to terminate your subscription, it takes just a few simple steps to cancel. AppleInsider shows you how.

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Server firmware security incident in 2016 forced Apple to sever ties with vendor Super Micro [u]

02/23/2017, 08:02 pm

While there appears to be no breach of Apple's security, the company terminated its relationship with hardware vendor SuperMicro because of concerns about firmware update security, and an update that potentially compromised a Siri server bank, plus the App Store's search server development environment. [Updated]

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How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID

02/23/2017, 12:02 pm

If you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac, your Apple ID is the gateway to accessing the App Store, iCloud and iTunes, making it a crucial part of your digital identity. If you ever need to change the email address associated with your Apple ID, AppleInsider shows you how.

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The average US iPhone owner spent $40 in App Store purchases during 2016

02/21/2017, 05:02 pm

Over the course of 2016, American iPhone owners forked out an average of $40 on iOS App Store purchases, including in-app transactions -- up from $35 in 2015, according to new analytics data.

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Comcast to launch Xfinity Stream app for iOS in prep for wider Stream TV rollout, no tvOS support so far

02/15/2017, 03:02 pm

U.S. TV and internet provider Comcast has announced an upcoming iOS and Android app called Xfinity Stream, which will not only replace the existing Xfinity TV app for cable subscribers, but lay the foundations for a wider rollout of Stream TV -- its internet-only TV service -- under different branding later this year.

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Facebook live video streaming app for Apple TV coming 'soon' to tvOS App Store

02/14/2017, 01:02 pm

Facebook's rumored video app for the Apple TV has been confirmed, with the company declaring that it will be available to fourth -eneration Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV owners soon.

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Amazon launches Chime video conferencing with apps for Apple's Mac & iOS

02/14/2017, 11:02 am

Amazon on Tuesday introduced Chime, a new video meeting service backed by apps for Mac and iOS, as well as Windows and Android.

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YouTube debuts iPhone livestreams for people with over 10,000 subscribers

02/07/2017, 12:02 pm

Google's YouTube on Tuesday launched live streaming via its iPhone and iPad app, bringing the feature out of beta as it attempts to compete with similar streaming options available from Facebook and Twitter.

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