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Topic: App Store

WeChat CEO celebrates Apple iPhone at 10, challenges App Store with new 'mini programs'

01/09/2017, 09:01 am

After a series of social media posts celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary, WeChat founder Allan Zhang deployed a series of web apps for all smartphone users called "mini programs," in an attempt to combat Apple's dominance in the field and possibly collect some of the billions of dollars fed into the app economy in the future.

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Apple forced to remove LinkedIn app from Russian App Store

01/06/2017, 10:01 pm

Russian authorities recently required Apple and Google to remove the LinkedIn app from their respective digital stores in a move tied to a court ruling from November that blocked access to the service for ignoring local internet regulations.

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Apple celebrates monumental 2016 App Store growth, $240M on New Years Day alone

01/05/2017, 08:01 am

Apple on Thursday announced that the App Store's biggest single day yet was on New Years Day, capping a year that saw Apple pay out $20 billion to developers in 2016 alone.

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Apple's Best of 2016 year in review video showcases top apps, movies, music and more

01/03/2017, 04:01 pm

Serving as an accompaniment to its Best of 2016 charts, Apple on Tuesday posted to YouTube a video chronicling last year's most memorable movies, TV shows, apps, music, Beats 1 interviews and more.

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'Super Mario Run' App Store purchases exceed reported 3% guesstimate, Apple says

01/03/2017, 11:01 am

Reports claiming a low number of $9.99 "Super Mario Run" upgrade purchases are said to be inaccurate, based on supposed "wrong assumptions" made by an app analytics firm, AppleInsider has learned.

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Review: 'RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic' for iOS is faithful port of '90s title

12/30/2016, 01:12 pm

Attention computer gamers from the '90s and early '00s: Atari has launched its third try with the "RollerCoaster Tycoon" franchise, and AppleInsider will tell you how well the port of the early titles in the series has transferred over to mobile, as well as explore if the game is worth the relatively steep price tag for mobile, or not.

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Hands on: Duet Display for iPad brings Touch Bar, Apple Pencil to your extended Mac desktop

12/28/2016, 11:12 am

Accelerated multiple-monitor tool Duet Display now brings the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar to an extended screen using an iPad, and optional full Apple Pencil support in macOS. AppleInsider shows you what's been updated in the new version.

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NBC's cash-strapped 'Breaking News' app & social media feeds to shut down this week

12/27/2016, 03:12 pm

NBC is pulling the plug on its Breaking News service that feeds the eponymous iOS app on Dec. 31, and is leaving 9.5 million followers on Twitter in the dark as well.

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App Store trends suggest top Christmas gifts: VR, drones, cameras, Amazon Echo

12/26/2016, 10:12 am

Apps for iPhone-connected accessories are among the most popular downloads and search terms following Christmas, offering some insight into the types of toys that proved to be popular gifts this holiday.

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Binge on video, read until your heart's content, and more with the best apps for your new iPad or iPhone

12/25/2016, 03:12 pm

Not only can you work with it, but that new iPad of yours is going to be how you relax and how you stay informed -- AppleInsider picks the apps that should've come in the box.

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Scrivener for iOS update delivers small but strong improvements

12/23/2016, 01:12 pm

The latest solid version of Scrivener, recently refined with an update , shows the writing app has aged well through years of development on multiple platforms. AppleInsider puts it through its paces, and takes a look back at Ulysses too.

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Minecraft comes to Apple TV with 7 pieces of downloadable content for $20

12/19/2016, 01:12 pm

The Apple TV edition of popular world building game Minecraft is now available to purchase on the tvOS App Store, and it includes the newly released Ender Update, along with a number of other downloadable content.

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Vine to live on as camera app, existing content to migrate online

12/16/2016, 06:12 pm

After announcing the impending death of Vine in October, Twitter on Friday outlined plans to reincarnate the product as a standalone camera app, stripping it of all social networking features and playback services.

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Players complain about high data use from persistent internet in 'Super Mario Run'

12/16/2016, 10:12 am

Early reports of "Super Mario Run" taking up to 75 megabytes per hour of dedicated play were a bit too high, but not by much, as users complain about the persistent internet connection the game demands, as well as launch failures, forcing repeat downloads.

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'Super Mario Run' tops Apple's highest grossing, free app charts hours after launch

12/16/2016, 01:12 am

Less than 12 hours after its launch on Thursday, Nintendo's ultra-hyped "Super Mario Run" now sits atop two of Apple's Top Charts as the most popular free and top grossing app.

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Nike+ Run Club app update delivers enhanced Apple Watch autonomy, better GPS mapping, more

12/15/2016, 10:12 pm

Nike on Thursday released an update to its Nike+ Run Club club app -- the heart and soul of Apple Watch Nike+ -- that brings a number of software enhancements save battery life and increase autonomy.

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What the 'Super Mario Run' in-app purchase gets you for $9.99

12/15/2016, 02:12 pm

Some confusion has erupted regarding the newly released "Super Mario Run" single in-app purchase -- AppleInsider explains what you get, and what you don't, for your $9.99.

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Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' now available for purchase in iOS App Store

12/15/2016, 12:12 pm

Nintendo's hotly anticipated iOS debut, Super Mario Run, is now available up for purchase on the iOS App Store. The release not only introduces the beloved Italian plumber to iOS device owners, but also marks the start of a new relationship between Apple and Nintendo, a gaming company that only recently decided to embrace smartphone platforms.

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Apple Support app makes US App Store debut

12/13/2016, 10:12 pm

After a month of availability in the Netherlands, Apple's standalone hardware and software support app landed in the U.S. App Store on Tuesday, complete with customer personalization via iCloud integration, live chat options, recent service history and more.

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Amazon brings shopping to big screen with new Apple TV app

12/13/2016, 07:12 pm

Online retail giant Amazon on Tuesday released a new tvOS app that lets users browse digital shelves, read product reviews and make purchases directly from a fourth-generation Apple TV.

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