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Topic: App Store

Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google's YouTube

09/04/2017, 11:09 am

Despite it being available for nearly three years, Apple has removed a popular alternative YouTube client -- ProTube -- from the App Store, allegedly bowing to pressure by Google.

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Apple updates iTunes Affiliate program with new iTunes Store Credit payment option

08/31/2017, 05:08 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a change to its iTunes Affiliate program, allowing members to receive commissions in the form of iTunes Store Credit instead of direct electronic bank transfers.

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Apple adds support for WeChat Pay in China

08/29/2017, 01:08 pm

Purchases at Apple Music and the App Store in China can now make use of WeChat Pay, a popular service operated by Tencent, Apple has announced.

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Apple removes Iranian apps from App Store, cites U.S. sanctions

08/24/2017, 08:08 pm

Apple over the past few weeks has removed a number of popular Iranian apps from various international iOS App Stores, saying the move is in line with U.S. sanctions against the country.

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Apple confirms $1.3B Iowa data center, says operations will start in 2020

08/24/2017, 02:08 pm

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday confirmed plans to build a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which it says will cost $1.3 billion, plus up to $100 million more for a "Public Improvement Fund."

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AccuWeather sends user location data to monetization firm despite iOS privacy settings [u]

08/22/2017, 07:08 pm

Popular iOS weather app AccuWeather, often listed as a top-ten app in the Weather section of the iOS App Store, has been collecting and forwarding user location information to data monetization company Reveal Mobile even when location sharing is disabled.

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Epic Games head Tim Sweeney bemoans iOS App Store's leeching of developer profits

08/22/2017, 04:08 pm

App developers are losing too much money from the cut of app revenues taken by app stores operated by Apple and other companies, according to Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, declaring the iOS App Store's high charge "a parasitic loss."

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Chinese developers file antitrust complaint against Apple over App Store removal policies, excessive fees

08/10/2017, 09:08 am

Citing monopolistic behavior in how it reviews, posts, and removes apps from the App Stores, a cadre of 28 Chinese developers have filed a complaint against Apple, alleging antitrust violations.

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Tim Cook says Apple followed Chinese law in removing VPN apps from App Store

08/01/2017, 08:08 pm

Responding to criticism surrounding Apple's recent removal of VPN apps from the Chinese iOS App Store, CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said the company was simply following new government regulations, as it would for any country in which it operates.

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Apple pulls host of 'binary trading' apps on demand by Australian government

08/01/2017, 09:08 am

Apple and Google have agreed to pull 330 binary options trading apps from the App Store and Google Play at the request of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, which expressed concerns about numerous instances of fraud.

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Russia approves VPN ban likely to kick apps out of Apple's App Store

07/31/2017, 11:07 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a new law that will ban virtual private networks (VPNs) and other technologies enabling anonymous access to the Web, likely signaling an impending wave of removals from Apple's regional App Store.

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Apple pulls VPN apps from Chinese App Store in compliance with government crackdown

07/29/2017, 05:07 pm

Apple has removed virtual private network (VPN) apps from the Chinese App Store, apparently complying with a broader government crackdown on VPN technology.

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Apple iOS App Store continues dominance over Google Play in earnings battle, gap widening

07/26/2017, 03:07 pm

While iOS App Store purchase volume may be losing ground from a marketshare perspective by number of downloads, Apple continues to dominate the market in consumer spending by a wide margin and still growing.

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Watch: Everything you need to know about the new App Store in iOS 11

07/20/2017, 09:07 pm

Apple completely revamped the App Store in iOS 11, adding a number of new features and under-the-hood enhancements, while at the same time streamlining the platform's user interface. AppleInsider goes over all the changes in this in-depth video.

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Carrier billing for Apple services spreads to Denmark, Hong Kong, Sweden

07/20/2017, 09:07 am

Apple has added three more countries to the list of markets where carrier billing is enabled, with users in Denmark, Hong Kong, and Sweden now able to pay for Apple Music, iTunes, and other Apple services through their phone bill for a number of carriers instead of using a credit or debit card.

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Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS now available on App Store

07/18/2017, 11:07 pm

Nintendo on Tuesday launched a hotly anticipated companion iOS app for the Switch console, offering owners access to online game services, social media integration, in-game voice chat and more.

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Apple rolls out new developer tools to aid in subscription retention

07/18/2017, 06:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the launch of server notifications and enhanced receipts for subscriptions, including auto-renewable subscriptions, tools that provide actionable information for retaining paying users.

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Developer customer support teams can now respond to App Store reviews

07/17/2017, 09:07 pm

Apple on Monday announced a new iTunes Connect feature that allows developer customer support teams to respond to submitted App Store reviews.

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Apple no longer accepting VPN-based ad blockers to App Store, report says

07/14/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple is reportedly limiting App Store distribution of VPN/root certificate-based ad blockers capable of blocking adds in other third-party apps, and will instead support only first-party content blockers offered through Safari.

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PayPal added as iPhone payment source internationally for App Store, Apple Music

07/12/2017, 09:07 am

Apple is adding PayPal as an option to fund Apple services accounts in Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the UK, including purchases from the iTunes Music Store, subscriptions to Apple Music, and buys from the App Stores.

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