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Topic: App Store

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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TLS vulnerability in popular iOS apps allows user data to be intercepted in man-in-the-middle attack

02/07/2017, 10:02 am

A number of popular apps are vulnerable to a 'man-in-the-middle'attack due to poorly implemented TLS protection, an examination of apps in the iOS App Store has revealed, with a security researcher claiming it is possible to read data sent back to the app developer's servers for 76 apps.

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Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' grosses $2.9M in first-day sales

02/03/2017, 06:02 pm

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo's second mobile effort, Fire Emblem Heroes, raked in $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue after just 24 hours on sale, according to statistics released on Friday.

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Facebook looks to build friend lists with 'Discover People' feature on Apple's iPhone & iPad

02/03/2017, 10:02 am

In a bid to encourage new connections between users and keep them engaged with the social network, Facebook is now gradually rolling out a "Discover People" feature across its apps for iOS and Android.

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YouTube app for iPhone and iPad updated with controls in lockscreen, Control Center

02/02/2017, 11:02 am

Google has updated the YouTube app for Apple's iPhone and iPad with easier access to playback controls, particularly when casting videos to TVs, Chromecasts, set-tops, and other devices.

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See how Apple's 'Services' revenue has grown steadily amid changes in other business segments

02/01/2017, 04:02 pm

The encompassing "Services" business has proven to be a reliable source of income growth for Apple, but its tremendous performance --accomplished during an overall company sales decline --can be difficult to visualize. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the booming segment Apple believes will double over the next four years.

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Following Mario's mobile success, Nintendo plans to release 2-3 new iPhone games each year

02/01/2017, 09:02 am

Fresh off announcing results for "Super Mario Run"-- which for now remains an exclusive to Apple's iPhone -- Nintendo will reportedly be sticking to a schedule of just two or three mobile games per year.

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Driven by its App Stores, Apple's 'Services' business explodes with $7.17 billion in revenue

01/31/2017, 05:01 pm

Apple's earnings once again broke records for the company, but Services stands out, earning the company $7.17 billion just on Apple Pay, digital content, and others.

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Plex acquires Watchup, plans to integrate personalized news service into media player

01/31/2017, 03:01 pm

Plex, the company behind the media storage and playback tools, has acquired the personalized streaming news service Watchup, as part of a plan to provide users of the Plex ecosystem more content to watch from their devices.

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Google open-sources Chrome browser for Apple's iOS, promises faster development

01/31/2017, 02:01 pm

Google on Tuesday announced that the iOS version of Chrome is now open-source, something which could potentially aid developers and accelerate official releases of the browser.

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'BioShock' for iOS is officially dead, developer 2K reveals

01/30/2017, 09:01 pm

Following a hyped release in 2014, and a subsequent removal from the App Store due to compatibility issues, developer 2K has revealed its lauded first person shooter "BioShock" is unlikely to make a return to Apple's portable devices.

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Apple pulling apps from developers located in Iran from the iOS App Store

01/30/2017, 10:01 am

Apple is said to be starting to take down iOS apps from the App Store developed in Iran, in what is believed to be an attempt by Apple to abide by trade sanctions against the country issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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Apple celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year with curated apps, Apple Store events

01/27/2017, 04:01 pm

As part of ongoing festivities to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year this weekend, Apple is highlighting apps and stickers in the App Store in new curated lists, while some Apple retail stores are hosting specially themed workshops.

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Apple extends $100 credit expiration for developers trying App Store Search Ads

01/26/2017, 05:01 pm

A $100 promotional credit for Apple's App Store Search Ads has been extended until March 30, according to a notification, in a bid to get more developers using the service to highlight their titles in search results.

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