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Topic: App Store

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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Apple's App Store revenues poised to beat global movie ticket sales in 2018

01/15/2018, 09:01 am

Barring a sudden drop in demand, revenues from the App Store are likely to eclipse worldwide box office revenues sometime this year, according to one analyst.

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Apple features subscription apps offering free trials in new App Store section

01/11/2018, 10:01 pm

Apple recently published a new section to its iOS App Store that throws a spotlight on subscription-based apps offering free trials to new users, a move that plays into the company's wider push toward subscription pricing.

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Apple's App Store rakes in over $890M during Christmas week, $300M on New Year's

01/04/2018, 05:01 pm

Starting on Christmas Eve, App Store shoppers spent over $890 million in a period of just seven days, Apple revealed on Thursday, adding that people spent another $300 million on New Year's Day alone.

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Apple opens up developer fee waivers to US nonprofits, schools & government

01/03/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple has begun promised fee waivers for its Developer Program, allowing certain eligible groups to avoid paying the $99 per year the company normally requires.

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Apple looks to simplify development of iPhone apps with acquisition of Vancouver-based Buddybuild

01/02/2018, 03:01 pm

Developer support service Buddybuild announced that it has ben acquired by Apple, where its personnel will join the Xcode team in creating developer tools for iOS apps.

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As Apple's HomePod misses Christmas, Amazon Alexa tops App Store charts for first time

12/27/2017, 10:12 am

In a first for the app, Amazon Alexa has topped Apple's U.S. App Store charts, backing claims that the Echo Dot speaker was the top-selling item on Amazon.com during the holidays.

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Some of the best apps for your new Apple Watch

12/26/2017, 11:12 am

If you were lucky enough to get -- or buy -- an Apple Watch for Christmas, you might be wondering where to start with third-party apps. These a few of the most recommended ones out there.

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