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Topic: App Store

Popular beauty app Meitu checks if iPhone is jailbroken, sends carrier data back to Chinese developer

01/20/2017, 10:01 am

One of the App Store's top downloads -- an app for creating Anime-style self portraits -- is a potential privacy risk to its users, as researchers have discovered the app sends details about carrier, and whether the iPhone has been jailbroken, back to the developer.

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Lion's share of Apple's revenue expansion after 'iPhone 8' expected from services growth

01/20/2017, 09:01 am

Given the Apple iPhone user base expansion, Apple's Services business led by the App Store is forecast to not only be the prime mover of Apple's income expansion, but also be the largest contributor to gross margin improvements as well.

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Nintendo says Fire Emblem mobile game 'coming soon' to iOS

01/18/2017, 07:01 pm

After the initial blockbuster success of Nintendo's "Super Mario Run," the Japanese gaming giant on Wednesday announced its second mobile title will be a take on the long-running "Fire Emblem" series.

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Hulu CEO promises offline viewing in coming months as iOS app gets user profiles

01/18/2017, 04:01 pm

Not to be outdone by Netflix, Hulu will be adding support for downloads in the near future, according to the the head of the video streaming service. On Wednesday, meanwhile, the company's iOS app gained support for user profiles, better accommodating the tastes of couples and families.

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Football fans can stream Super Bowl 51 live with Fox Sports Go on iOS, Apple TV

01/18/2017, 04:01 pm

Fans looking to watch the spectacle of Super Bowl 51 -- to be played Feb. 5 in Houston, Tex. -- can turn to Fox Sports Go, an app available on numerous platforms, including Apple's iOS and the Apple TV.

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Apple updates Logic Pro X with Touch Bar support, GarageBand for iOS with new options & interface

01/18/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released updates to two of its audio production apps -- Logic Pro X for the Mac, and GarageBand on iOS -- adding customizable Touch Bar support on the former, and features like a redesigned sound browser on the latter.

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Twitter starts looping brief video clips ahead of impending Vine service closure

01/17/2017, 03:01 pm

Twitter has started automatically looping all short videos uploaded to the microblogging service in preparation for the imminent closure of Vine, while also giving users of the video service a little more time to download uploaded clips.

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Roku for iPhone gets 'one-tap' streaming, Evernote app overhauls iOS interface

01/17/2017, 03:01 pm

Roku and Evernote each released major revamps of their iOS apps on Tuesday, the former making it easier to find and launch video streams, the latter simplifying navigation and other features.

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Apple's App Store continues to pay developers more than Google Play, thanks to Chinese iOS users

01/17/2017, 01:01 pm

The App Store remains more profitable for iOS developers than the Google Play store is for Android apps, new estimates reveal, with App Store revenues in China also continuing to climb at a fast pace.

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The best third-party apps for iOS 10 that support Apple's Siri

01/17/2017, 11:01 am

Since the launch of iOS 10 last September, Apple has made it possible for third-party applications to respond to voice commands through its Siri personal assistant. AppleInsider offers a list of some of the the best apps that boast Siri support.

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Apple App Store prices increase 25% in UK, as result of 'Brexit' exchange rate drop

01/17/2017, 09:01 am

Apple will be raising the prices of apps and in-app purchases from the App Store for customers in the United Kingdom, among price changes affecting other regional stores, with currency fluctuations the main cause of the changes.

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Revenue from Apple's App Store grows 60% to $5.4 billion

01/13/2017, 03:01 pm

An end-of-year report into non-gaming app revenues reveals a considerable yearly increase, with streaming media apps including Spotify, Netflix, and Pandora contributing heavily to the higher revenue levels seen by Apple's App Store.

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Nintendo's new Switch console will allow remote parental controls via Apple's iPhone

01/13/2017, 10:01 am

In announcing its upcoming Switch console this week, Nintendo revealed that parents will have access to extensive controls on how their children play by way of a mobile app available for Apple's iOS.

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Snapchat for iPhone adding universal search bar to speed up interactions

01/13/2017, 10:01 am

Image and video sharing app Snapchat is making itself easier and quicker to navigate by username, via a soon-to-arrive update for iOS introducing a universal search bar that gives access to core functions.

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Apple boosts tvOS app size limit to 4GB

01/12/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a change in App Store policy which increases the size limit of tvOS app bundles from 200 megabytes to 4 gigabytes, a boost that should provide a better end user experience upon initial installation.

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US appeals court says public has right to sue Apple over App Store exclusivity

01/12/2017, 06:01 pm

A U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that people do indeed have the right to sue Apple over limiting iOS devices to apps from the App Store, potentially paving the way for an open app marketplace in the future.

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Google updates Maps on iOS with better ridesharing UI, end-to-end Uber integration

01/12/2017, 03:01 pm

Google on Thursday updated its Maps apps for iOS and Android alike with a new, more in-depth ridesharing interface, including deeper integration with Uber that lets people hail a car without switching apps.

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Rejected by Apple a year ago, 'The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth' accepted into App Store with no changes

01/11/2017, 03:01 pm

Cult indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is now available to download from the App Store, after previously being rejected by Apple over themes of violence towards children.

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ESPN, WatchESPN iOS apps updated to add support for Apple's single sign-on

01/10/2017, 01:01 pm

Sports broadcaster ESPN has made it easier for viewers to watch its programming via its apps, with both the ESPN and WatchESPN iOS apps gaining support for Apple's single sign-on feature, as well as compatibility with Google Chromecast and more.

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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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