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Topic: App Store

Apple activates Top Charts section for Apple TV, games dominate paid downloads

11/02/2015, 09:11 pm

Three days after launching an all new tvOS App Store alongside the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple on Monday added a Top Charts section to aggregate the online shop's most popular and highest grossing titles, revealing games to be high on users' download lists.

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Apple hiring manager for original & live content linked to Apple Music, iTunes

11/02/2015, 03:11 pm

Apple is hiring a person to help create "original content and live projects" for several of its online services, including Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store, according to a job listing discovered by AppleInsider.

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Games dominate paid downloads in Apple TV App Store's first weekend

11/02/2015, 11:11 am

Last Friday's debut of the fourth-generation Apple TV also brought with it tvOS and a dedicated App Store, with games proving to be the most popular paid apps at launch, new data reveals.

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Majority of Google Play reviews for Apple's Android Beats Pill+ app are abusive

10/30/2015, 06:10 pm

Google has struggled to attract a fraction of iOS' top-tier commercial app development for its own Android platform. The abusive language allowed in Google Play--for reviews of products the reviewer hasn't even downloaded--highlight another reason why so few developers take Android seriously as a platform.

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Game controller support is already better on Apple TV than iOS

10/30/2015, 02:10 pm

Right out of the box, the new fourth-generation Apple TV offers much clearer, simpler, and broader support for dedicated physical game controllers than the iPhone or iPad, even though the latter devices have featured gamepad connectivity for years.

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Apple launches new Beats Pill+ apps for iOS and Android

10/29/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple on Thursday issued its first ever synchronized iOS and Android app release in a remote control and setup app for its Beats Pill+, the first Bluetooth speaker to come out of Beats since the company was acquired by Apple in 2014.

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Apple begins delivering 4th-gen Apple TV, launches App Store and final tvOS build

10/29/2015, 04:10 pm

The first online orders of the new Apple TV are beginning to reach customers, just as Apple is officially launching the device's App Store and seeding the finished version of tvOS.

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Nintendo to debut first smartphone app 'Miitomo' in spring 2016

10/28/2015, 11:10 pm

After announcing intent to produce mobile titles for smartphone like iPhone earlier this year, Nintendo on Wednesday announced "Miitomo," a freemium app scheduled to see release in the first property will see release in March 2016.

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Skype, Snapchat, other iOS apps add 3D Touch commands, Apple blocks weight scale app

10/28/2015, 04:10 pm

A number of iOS apps have been updated with new 3D Touch commands for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including mainstays like Skype and Snapchat. Meanwhile, Apple has reportedly rejected an app called Gravity that attempted to use 3D Touch as a weight scale mechanism.

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Apple adds carrier billing as option for iTunes purchases in Germany

10/27/2015, 11:10 am

Apple is now reportedly offering carrier billing as a way of paying for iTunes purchases, beginning with the German branch of wireless carrier O2.

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This week on AppleInsider: China woes, Apple TV launch date, OS updates & more

10/24/2015, 05:10 am

Apple released significant updates for iOS, OS X, and watchOS this week, but ran into serious issues in China, even as it tried to put a positive spin on its environmental efforts there.

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Facebook addresses severe battery drain issue with updated iOS app

10/22/2015, 07:10 pm

Responding to recent complaints that its iOS app excessively drains iPhone battery life, Facebook on Thursday pushed out a partial fix, explaining the problem was in part caused by a background audio bug.

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Apple updates iMovie for iOS with 4K video support for iPad Air 2, bug fixes

10/22/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, bringing 4K support to iPad Air 2 hardware running iOS 9.1 and addressing a number of bugs including an import issue with iCloud Drive.

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Runkeeper's new native Apple Watch app tracks runs without iPhone

10/22/2015, 11:10 am

The team behind popular fitness app Runkeeper on Thursday launched a hotly anticipated native Apple Watch companion app that lets users track runs without lugging around a paired iPhone.

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Apple calls for tvOS app submissions ahead of Apple TV sales launch

10/22/2015, 12:10 am

Preparing for next week's launch of an all-new Apple TV with dedicated App Store, Apple sent out emails to developers on Wednesday asking for tvOS app submissions tested on the latest golden master seed.

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Apple says new tvOS apps must support Siri remote in updated App Store Review Guidelines

10/21/2015, 06:10 pm

After pushing out new iOS, OS X and watchOS versions on Wednesday, and ahead of next week's fourth-generation Apple TV sales debut, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reflect changes specific to tvOS, including a requirement that an app's "core functionality" must support Siri remote.

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China's ad firm Youmi apologizes for data-harvesting APIs used in pulled iOS apps

10/20/2015, 09:10 am

Chinese mobile advertiser Youmi on Tuesday offered "sincere apologies" for supplying an SDK to developers that contained data-collecting private APIs in violation of App Store rules.

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3rd-party ad APIs from China illegally collected data from hundreds of App Store titles

10/19/2015, 12:10 pm

Apple has removed numerous apps from the App Store following the discovery that a third-party advertising SDK -- developed by Chinese firm Youmi -- was using private APIs to record user information in violation of official App Store guidelines.

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This week on AppleInsider: New iMacs, iWork updates, 'Magic' accessories & more

10/17/2015, 05:10 am

Apple this week made surprise announcements of new iMacs, Mac accessories and iWork updates, but also found itself in the spotlight for less enjoyable reasons, including lawsuits and problems with its online services.

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Apple introduces Australian market to lower App Store price tiers

10/15/2015, 07:10 pm

Apple on Thursday announced it has extended the App Store's "Alternate Tier" app pricing structure to Australia, adding two low-cost price level options for developers in the country.

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