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Topic: App Store

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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Apple Support app users can now schedule repairs with authorized service providers

05/09/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple in an update to its official Apple Support app for iOS on Tuesday activated a new feature that allows users to schedule repair appointments at participating Apple Authorized Service Providers.

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Amazon may finally cave, bring Prime Video to Apple TV this summer

05/05/2017, 10:05 am

After years of holding out to push its own Fire TV streaming devices, Amazon may finally be ready to bring its on-demand video service to Apple TV in the form of a dedicated app, making it easier for subscribers to access Prime Video in Apple's ecosystem.

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Apple updates App Analytics for developers with new metrics on discovery

05/04/2017, 01:05 pm

Apple this week upgraded its App Analytics service on iTunes Connect with new details on app discovery, offering developers more clues on how to maximize their marketing.

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Apple's Clips video app updated with Live Title editing, other improvements

05/03/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple updated its new Clips video editing app on Wednesday, bringing a few user interface improvements like easier Live Title editing and automated sharing suggestions to the social media sharing tool.

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App Store price increases mandated by Apple now in effect in EU, with new 0.49 euro tier

05/02/2017, 10:05 am

Apple has made good its promises to increase App Store pricing in the European Union, with pricing including a pair of new low-cost tiers in effect since Tuesday morning's refresh.

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Major apps abandoning Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon & eBay [u]

05/01/2017, 02:05 pm

In recent months, major companies that offered dedicated Apple Watch apps have since abandoned the platform, quietly removing support for watchOS in updates submitted to the App Store.

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Apple slashes affiliate commission rate on apps from 7 to 2.5%

04/24/2017, 03:04 pm

Apple on Monday alerted members of its link affiliate program to a sharp reduction in their take from apps and in-app purchases, down from 7 percent to just 2.5.

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Apple meets with Chinese government over App Store oversight because of porn streamers

04/20/2017, 02:04 pm

More information has emerged about the Chinese government demand that Apple crack down on streaming apps, with a new report circulating claiming that porn streamers are the government's major concern.

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Apple to expand Search Ads to three international markets, debuts new management tools

04/19/2017, 06:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced Search Ads will arrive in three new countries on April 25, the service's first expansion since a launch in September, and introduced a few ad management tools to streamline the process for developers.

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Chinese regulators put pressure on Apple over live streaming titles on App Store

04/19/2017, 10:04 am

Regulators in Beijing will soon summon Apple and ask it to tighten checks on apps available through the App Store, with a particular focus on live streaming, according to Chinese state media.

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Pornhub launches TrickPics for iOS, an AR photo filter for censoring nude selfies

04/18/2017, 11:04 am

Though its listing on the App Store is decidedly vague, a new app dubbed TrickPics is actually the creation of pornography streaming site Pornhub, allowing users to censor nude photographs on their iPhone with augmented reality.

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Apple now China's largest Western software seller, thanks to booming App Store

04/13/2017, 04:04 pm

Geographic app store estimates spanning multiple companies and platforms suggest that Apple's App Store, buoyed by growth beyond just games, is the top individual seller by company in China, but not by platform.

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Showtime for iOS adds support for offline downloads

04/06/2017, 06:04 pm

Premium network Showtime on Thursday updated its official apps for iOS with support for downloading episodes, giving both cord cutters and cable subscribers the option to watch programs like "Homeland" and "Billions" without an internet connection.

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Apple refunding users who purchased Workflow after acquiring app, developers

04/03/2017, 11:04 pm

Apple on Monday began processing refunds for customers who recently purchased Workflow, an automation app the Cupertino tech giant acquired last month.

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