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Sen. Rubio takes Apple to task for slow response to Adware Doctor's data harvesting

09/19/2018, 03:09 pm

A frequent critic of the company in regards to China, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has reportedly sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company didn't immediately react to word a Mac App Store title was exporting browser histories to the country.

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Apple says iPhone & Watch apps will have to support iOS 12, watchOS 5 & new hardware by March

09/12/2018, 07:09 pm

Following its Wednesday GM releases, Apple on Wednesday began calling for developers to submit apps compatible with iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, warning that iPhone and Apple Watch apps will have to meet new standards come March.

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Top Mac App Store utility 'Adware Doctor' is stealing user information [u]

09/07/2018, 10:09 am

Security researcher Patrick Wardle says one of the most popular apps on the Mac App Store "surreptitiously exfiltrates highly sensitive user information" and is likely exporting it to China.

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iWork apps updated with new audio features and Smart Annotation enhancements

06/14/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple on Thursday issued updates to all three members of its iWork suite -- Pages, Keynote, Numbers -- on both Mac and iOS, bringing a slew of new features and enhancements including native audio recording, editing and playback capabilities.

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Apple's free app trials a band-aid, will be tough on developers

06/07/2018, 11:06 am

Apple's recent codification of free app trials in App Store guidelines is really just cementing an existing practice, and still leaves many problems on the table for developers and consumers alike.

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Free trials of games & other apps coming to the App Store

06/06/2018, 09:06 am

Granting a long-standing wish from developers, Apple this week updated its App Store guidelines to allow free trials for all apps, rather than just those based on subscriptions.

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Mac App Store getting iOS treatment, Office 365, BBedit, Lightroom CC and more

06/04/2018, 03:06 pm

As rumored, the Mac App Store is getting a whole new iOS-inspired redesign in macOS Mojave, complete with a renewed focus on app curation. With the new design, long-term holdouts Adobe and Microsoft are finally bringing their apps to the storefront.

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Apple's cross-platform app solution likely to debut in 2019, report says

04/30/2018, 10:04 pm

According to a new report from well-connected blogger John Gruber, Apple's project to deliver macOS support to iOS apps will debut in 2019, not 2018 as previously guessed.

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With Twitter for Mac dead, here are the best alternatives for tweeting via macOS

03/01/2018, 01:03 pm

If you've been using Twitter for Mac, it's time to shop around. Twitter's recent announcement it would no longer offer its app for download in the Mac App Store or support existing downloads beyond March has Twitter app-loving Mac users scrambling for a replacement.

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Report reaffirms Apple still plans to 'allow iPad apps to run on Macs this year'

01/31/2018, 09:01 am

Despite multiple reports saying key features in "iOS 12" have been delayed to allow Apple to improve performance and squash bugs, one highly anticipated feature expected to make it easier for developers to port apps from iOS to macOS is said to still be on target to launch later this year.

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Apple's project 'Marzipan' will let iOS apps run on the Mac in 2018 - report

12/20/2017, 10:12 am

As a way to bolster software offerings on Mac, Apple is reportedly planning to blur the lines between its macOS and iOS platforms, allowing iPhone and iPad apps from the hugely successful iOS App Store to run on a Mac.

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Apple schedules annual iTunes Connect downtime for Dec. 23 to 27

11/28/2017, 03:11 pm

iTunes Connect -- the portal through which developers submit and manage content for the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store -- will this year see its holiday downtime for app submissions run between Dec. 23 and 27.

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Racing game Dirt Rally powerslides onto macOS, coming soon to Mac App Store

11/16/2017, 09:11 am

Feral Interactive has shipped its port of the Codemasters off-road racing game 'Dirt Rally' to macOS, bringing the simulation of driving at high speed through forests to the Mac two years after the game was originally released on other platforms.

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App Store, Apple Music, iTunes & other services hit by ongoing network issues [u]

10/06/2017, 09:10 am

A host of public- and developer-facing Apple online services -- including flagships like the App Store, the iTunes Store, Apple Music, and the Mac App Store -- were encountering unspecified difficulties, according to the company's system status trackers.

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Feral porting BioShock Remastered to macOS to commemorate 10th anniversary of title

08/02/2017, 08:08 am

Mac game porting house Feral is releasing BioShock Remastered for macOS, with the new title bringing 1080p graphics to the heralded decade-old title.

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Human error caused Amazon Web Services outage, Apple iCloud service issues

03/02/2017, 03:03 pm

Tuesday's major Amazon Web Services outage was caused through human error, the retailer has confirmed, with the downtime that impacted a number of online services, including Apple's, traced back to a single wrongly-entered command performed during debugging.

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App Store, Apple Music, iCloud & other Apple services impacted by Amazon outage [u]

02/28/2017, 03:02 pm

A variety of Apple cloud services experienced outages and slowdowns on Tuesday in what appeared to be a major issue with Amazon Web Services, which hosts some of the biggest online companies in the U.S.

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Apple patches malicious exploit found in GarageBand for Mac project files

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

The latest patch for GarageBand for the Mac fixes a vulnerability in the music creation software that a security researcher claims could be exploited by an attacker, by using malformed project files to execute malicious code.

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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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Readdle's popular iOS email client Spark arrives on the Mac App Store

11/30/2016, 03:11 pm

Previously available for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, Readdle's hit email client Spark launched on macOS on Wednesday, and is now available as a free download from the Mac App Store.

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