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Topic: App Store

Apple now China's largest Western software seller, thanks to booming App Store

04/13/2017, 04:04 pm

Geographic app store estimates spanning multiple companies and platforms suggest that Apple's App Store, buoyed by growth beyond just games, is the top individual seller by company in China, but not by platform.

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Showtime for iOS adds support for offline downloads

04/06/2017, 06:04 pm

Premium network Showtime on Thursday updated its official apps for iOS with support for downloading episodes, giving both cord cutters and cable subscribers the option to watch programs like "Homeland" and "Billions" without an internet connection.

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Apple refunding users who purchased Workflow after acquiring app, developers

04/03/2017, 11:04 pm

Apple on Monday began processing refunds for customers who recently purchased Workflow, an automation app the Cupertino tech giant acquired last month.

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Apple marks Autism Acceptance Month at App Store, sets up musical 'Field Trips'

03/31/2017, 04:03 pm

Apple is engaged in a pair of activities to promote April as Autism Acceptance Month, including a new collection at the App Store, and tailored "Field Trips" at its retail outlets.

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Automation platform IFTTT gets applets for iOS Calendar & App Store

03/30/2017, 04:03 pm

On Thursday, IFTTT -- a platform that automates links between many hardware and software platforms -- announced the addition of support for the native iOS Calendar app, as well as Apple's App Store.

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All Android store competitors combined poised to overtake Apple's iOS App Store by revenues, but not profits

03/29/2017, 10:03 pm

A report on global mobile app markets notes that Apple's iOS App Store remains the world's largest by revenues and is predicted to hold onto its crown as "the most lucrative" through 2021, although all of the world's competing Android software markets combined are expected to exceed the App Store in total revenues at some point later this year.

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Apple rejecting app submissions with names that include references to price

03/28/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple is no longer allowing developers to include pricing information in the name of their respective app store submissions, a practice commonly used to promote free or inexpensive software.

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Apple permits iPhone app chronicling US drone strikes to return to App Store [u]

03/28/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday once again approved Metadata -- an app drawing attention to U.S. drone strikes -- for download on the App Store, following a nearly two-year wait after its removal. [Updated with second removal]

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Apple's iOS 10.3 lets customers leave in-app ratings, developers can respond to reviews

03/27/2017, 09:03 pm

With Monday's iOS 10.3 release, Apple introduced new App Store tools that streamline app ratings and offer new levels of customer outreach by allowing developers to publicly respond to reviews.

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Hands-on: Calendars 5, a powerful yet simple iPhone scheduling app

03/24/2017, 01:03 pm

All Calendars 5 lacks for the Apple faithful is a Mac version -- AppleInsider schedules some meetings to see if that's an issue or not.

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Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

03/19/2017, 01:03 am

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism.

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Apple adds permanent 'Indie Games' page to App Store

03/17/2017, 11:03 am

Apple will continue to highlight independently-produced games in the iOS App Store, with a new permanent 'Indie Games' collection accessible within the store, following after a 12-day promotion used to 'celebrate' the work of smaller game development studios.

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Siri competitor Alexa comes to iPhone via Amazon's official app

03/16/2017, 01:03 pm

Amazon on Thursday began updating its official app for iOS to bring support for Alexa, its voice-driven personal assistant, officially to the iPhone, allowing users to ask questions, shop, play music and more.

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Over 187,000 apps could become obsolete with Apple's 64-bit only 'iOS 11'

03/15/2017, 09:03 am

Some 187,000 apps could be rendered useless with the launch of "iOS 11," according to an app analytics firm, assuming the anticipated update is when Apple plans to kill 32-bit support.

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Hands On: BusyCal's long development benefits feature set for Mac, iPhone

03/12/2017, 04:03 pm

If you're fine with Apple's free Calendar app, then BusyCal 3.1.5 is interesting just for its long history, but if you need more powerful features, the app is a strong contender for best-in-class.

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Nine Years of Apple's iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs

03/07/2017, 03:03 pm

Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $60 billion for Apple's developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development.

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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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How to set up Apple's carrier billing on your iPhone or Mac (where available)

03/02/2017, 01:03 pm

In select countries -- notably excluding the U.S. so far -- people wanting to pay for iTunes, iBooks, App Store, or Apple Music purchases can do so through carrier billing, which simply adds the cost onto monthly phone bills. Here's how to set that up, whether you're on an iPhone or another device.

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Google Meet video conferencing app goes live on iOS, pulled from App Store

03/01/2017, 02:03 pm

A new video conferencing service for business users from Google called Meet has partially gone live before an official launch, with an iOS app for the enterprise-focused meeting tool briefly appearing in the App Store before being pulled.

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Florida pro soccer team's new iOS app cuts out ticket middlemen

02/28/2017, 06:02 pm

The Orlando City Soccer Club this week launched a new app for iOS and Android that leverages the team's paperless ticketing process to sell passes directly to customers, effectively cutting out third party ticketing sites.

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