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Topic: App Store

SwiftKey updated with new 'Toolbar' for quick access to GIFs, emoji and clipboard text

03/16/2018, 01:03 am

Microsoft on Thursday released an update to its SwiftKey predictive keyboard app for iOS and Android, adding a number of enhancements including the Toolbar, an expandable menu that sits atop the keyboard for easy access to frequently used features.

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How to snag an invitation to play Fortnite on iOS and an early hands-on

03/15/2018, 07:03 pm

Epic Games on Thursday began the process of sending out a first wave of invitations to play the iOS port of its popular game Fortnite, which the company claims will deliver a "full battle royale experience" on mobile. Here's how to sign up.

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The App Store has reportedly been blocked in Iran

03/15/2018, 05:03 pm

Users in Iran can no longer connect to, download apps from or browse Apple's App Store, as an apparent ban put in place on Thursday is blocking attempts to access the digital storefront.

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Apple denies French government's 'abusive commercial practices' accusation

03/15/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has responded to accusations by the French government that it is taking advantage of the country's developers, dismissing claims of 'abusive commercial practices' by highlighting the funds paid to the nation's iOS app developers and the support it provides to both application producers and their users.

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France plans to take Apple and Google to court over 'abusive commercial practices'

03/14/2018, 08:03 am

The French government will be taking legal action against Apple and Google for alleged "abusive commercial practices," France's finance minister has declared, accusing the tech firms of taking advantage of the country's app developers with unfair contracts and unjust app store pricing schemes.

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'Calendar 2' returns to Mac App Store after Apple takedown, developer to put cryptocurrency mining proceeds toward improved features

03/13/2018, 08:03 pm

Popular scheduling app "Calendar 2" returned to the Mac App Store on Tuesday after an earlier version of the software sparked concern over its integration of a cryptocurrency miner, with developer Qbix confirming Apple pulled the software citing excessive resource utilization.

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Play your FandangoNOW movies on Apple TV and iOS with new Movies Anywhere integration

03/13/2018, 12:03 am

All-in-one movie centralization and viewing service Movies Anywhere on Tuesday announced a new partnership with FandangoNOW that will allow customers of the on-demand service to watch purchased shows on variety of platforms, including Apple's iOS and Apple TV.

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MoviePass CEO now says app never tracked user location

03/12/2018, 09:03 pm

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe appears to be backpedaling on recent comments that suggested the movie-a-day app continuously tracks users' locations after they visit a theater, saying in a new interview that he was mistaken in what data his company gleans from customers.

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Mac app 'Calendar 2' mined cryptocurrency by default, removed from Mac App Store

03/12/2018, 08:03 pm

Popular Mac app "Calendar 2" recently added a "payment" option that uses customer computers to mine the cryptocurrency Monero in exchange for free access to premium features, but a bug in the app's code allowed the miner to run indefinitely even when users opt out of the default setting.

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Fortnite Battle Royale coming soon to iOS with cross-platform integration

03/08/2018, 08:03 pm

"Fortnite Battle Royale," a 100-player multiplayer game made popular on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, is making its way to mobile, and users of devices running Apple's iOS will get first dibs.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Music, App Stores commemorate International Women's Day celebrations

03/08/2018, 11:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook quoted Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai on Twitter, as one of a number of ways Apple is commemorating International Women's Day on March 8, celebrating the achievements of women and commemorating the movement for women's rights.

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Apple's Workflow app updated with new image mask action, bug fixes

03/07/2018, 10:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a minor update to its Workflow app, adding a few new features and a number of bug fixes to the popular automation software.

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Digital pets from the '90s set to make a comeback in 'My Tamagotchi Forever" on March 15

02/28/2018, 06:02 pm

The Tamagotchi "digital pets," first prominent more than 20 years ago, will make a comeback on the iPhone with "My Tamagotchi Forever."

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MoviePass creator credits service's birth to Apple iPhone & mobile apps

02/28/2018, 12:02 pm

In a promotional interview published on the iOS App Store, the one of the creators of MoviePass -- a subscription service that lets people see a 2D movie every day -- suggested that the Apple iPhone and mobile apps in general were instrumental in getting it off the ground.

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'Alto's Odyssey' developers tout economics and ease of development for Apple devices

02/26/2018, 01:02 pm

The developers of "Alto's Odyssey" have skewed toward supporting Apple's iPhone and iPad for several reasons, above all ease of development, a new interview reveals.

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Apple raises screenshot limit for App Store listings to 10 images

02/22/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has made it easier for developers to show off their app in App Store listings for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, by increasing the maximum number of screenshots that can be included in a product page to 10 images per device.

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Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app

02/16/2018, 06:02 pm

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday announced an imminent end to its native Mac client, saying the change comes as part of efforts to maintain a consistent user experience across all platforms.

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Apple says all new iPhone apps must support iOS 11 SDK, iPhone X display as of April

02/15/2018, 04:02 pm

Starting in April, developers submitting new titles to the iOS App Store will have no choice but to use the iOS 11 SDK -- and if they're supporting the iPhone, offer iPhone X display compatibility.

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New Apple webpage touts apps & technology for augmented reality on iOS

02/14/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has created a new mini-site promoting ARKit, the company's augmented reality platform for iPhones and iPads, as well as recent hardware advances made to enhance the technology.

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Flipboard CEO knocks Apple News for closed ecosystem, says product is 'living in the past'

02/13/2018, 09:02 pm

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue had a few choice words for segment competitor Apple News, describing Apple's news service as "living in the past" because it does not curate media, offers no social sharing integrations and lacks other features that would set it apart in the crowded space.

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