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Topic: App Store

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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Facebook to launch subscription tool in iOS app after resolving dispute with Apple

02/12/2018, 09:02 pm

Facebook has resolved a revenue sharing issue with Apple, it was announced on Monday, allowing the social media giant to launch a subscription tool for publishers looking to enable paywall access on Facebook's iOS app.

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iOS 11 News app adds curated reporting of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

02/08/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple has added a new feature within iOS 11 News to supply human-curated updates on the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The special coverage, in collaboration with NBC, is designed to not overwhelm iOS users' existing News feeds while at the same time providing timely, accurate and high-quality reporting for everyone interested in the Olympic events.

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How to download old versions of apps from the App Store on an older iPhone or iPad that can't run iOS 11

02/08/2018, 12:02 pm

Apple hasn't totally left old iPad owners behind. In addition to still signing the last iOS releases for those devices, you can still download software for them -- assuming you know where to look.

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Apple blames misdirected Search Ad reports on 'processing error,' makes corrective changes

02/07/2018, 02:02 pm

A mistake in which Search Ads Basic reports were sent to the wrong developers was linked to a "processing error," and safeguards have been put in place to prevent a repeat incident, Apple said this week.

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Apple cracks down on unsanctioned use of its emoji designs in third-party apps

02/07/2018, 10:02 am

Apple appears to be taking a harder stance against developers using its custom emoji font, known as Apple Color Emoji, even in the case of apps that have been using the art for years.

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Uber reinstates Maps extensions, Siri integration in update

02/06/2018, 05:02 pm

Uber in an update to its iOS app on Tuesday re-enabled Maps and Siri integrations that were inexplicably removed in January, suggesting the apparent error originated with the ride sharing app and not Apple's operating system.

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Apple error sends Search Ads Basic advertising reports to wrong developers

02/06/2018, 11:02 am

An issue with the way Apple provides reports to iPhone and iPad app developers about advertising and installation rates has been uncovered, with a number of app developers claiming to receive reports for apps belonging to other developers instead of their own creations.

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Telegram was pulled because of child pornography, says Apple's Phil Schiller

02/05/2018, 01:02 pm

The "inappropriate content" that saw Telegram briefly disappear from the App Store last week was child pornography, Apple's marketing chief explained in response to a customer question.

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Apple temporarily kicks Telegram off of App Store for 'inappropriate' content [u]

02/01/2018, 10:02 am

In a surprise move, Apple has removed popular messaging apps Telegram and Telegram X from the App Store, reportedly because of problems with "inappropriate content" being distributed through them. [Updated with apps' return]

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PSA: Uber update seemingly disables Apple Maps extensions, Siri integration

01/31/2018, 11:01 pm

Uber's latest iOS app update, released on Jan. 22, appears to have disabled compatibility with Apple Maps extensions, meaning users looking to hail rides within Apple's mapping app are out of luck until the issue is resolved.

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Slack is latest major service to drop standalone Apple Watch app

01/31/2018, 09:01 pm

Enterprise messaging platform Slack updated its iOS app on Wednesday and in doing so announced the deprecation of its standalone Apple Watch app, marking the latest major service to dump Apple's wrist-bound wearable.

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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 iOS App Store users spent $11.5 billion in Q4, 95% more than Google Play

01/26/2018, 10:01 am

Google's Android store is pushing record numbers of app downloads to its users, with growth largely coming from developing countries. Android's ecosystem remains far less profitable than Apple's iOS App Store, however, which again grabbed the lion's share of customer spend on mobile apps despite handling fewer than half as many downloads.

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Clips update brings new poster and label for Chinese New Year, bug fixes

01/25/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple updated its Clips video creation app on Thursday, adding new assets to celebrate the Chinese New Year, as well as bug fixes and stability improvements.

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Apple revamps App Store Preview web interface with iOS 11 aesthetic

01/18/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a redesign for the App Store web interface, with app searches on Safari, Chrome and other browsers now rendering a bold design aesthetic and elements borrowed from the iOS 11 App Store app.

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Once-blocked Net Neutrality-tracking app Wehe will be allowed in the iOS App Store

01/18/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple blocked Wehe, an app to test net neutrality compliance -- but after the developer provided more information, the company has reversed its decision and is now allowing the app in the store.

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