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Topic: App Store

Players complain about high data use from persistent internet in 'Super Mario Run'

12/16/2016, 10:12 am

Early reports of "Super Mario Run" taking up to 75 megabytes per hour of dedicated play were a bit too high, but not by much, as users complain about the persistent internet connection the game demands, as well as launch failures, forcing repeat downloads.

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'Super Mario Run' tops Apple's highest grossing, free app charts hours after launch

12/16/2016, 01:12 am

Less than 12 hours after its launch on Thursday, Nintendo's ultra-hyped "Super Mario Run" now sits atop two of Apple's Top Charts as the most popular free and top grossing app.

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Nike+ Run Club app update delivers enhanced Apple Watch autonomy, better GPS mapping, more

12/15/2016, 10:12 pm

Nike on Thursday released an update to its Nike+ Run Club club app -- the heart and soul of Apple Watch Nike+ -- that brings a number of software enhancements save battery life and increase autonomy.

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What the 'Super Mario Run' in-app purchase gets you for $9.99

12/15/2016, 02:12 pm

Some confusion has erupted regarding the newly released "Super Mario Run" single in-app purchase -- AppleInsider explains what you get, and what you don't, for your $9.99.

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Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' now available for purchase in iOS App Store

12/15/2016, 12:12 pm

Nintendo's hotly anticipated iOS debut, Super Mario Run, is now available up for purchase on the iOS App Store. The release not only introduces the beloved Italian plumber to iOS device owners, but also marks the start of a new relationship between Apple and Nintendo, a gaming company that only recently decided to embrace smartphone platforms.

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Apple Support app makes US App Store debut

12/13/2016, 10:12 pm

After a month of availability in the Netherlands, Apple's standalone hardware and software support app landed in the U.S. App Store on Tuesday, complete with customer personalization via iCloud integration, live chat options, recent service history and more.

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Amazon brings shopping to big screen with new Apple TV app

12/13/2016, 07:12 pm

Online retail giant Amazon on Tuesday released a new tvOS app that lets users browse digital shelves, read product reviews and make purchases directly from a fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Verizon turns down Note 7 'kill' update as Apple rejects 'Samsung Pay Mini' at App Store

12/12/2016, 12:12 pm

Verizon won't be joining other U.S. carriers in pushing out a "kill" update for the fire-prone and now defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to an announcement. In the meantime, Apple has allegedly rejected a "Samsung Pay Mini" app at the iOS App Store, possibly deflecting competition for Apple Pay.

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November set App Store's 'highest monthly sales ever,' says Apple's Schiller

12/07/2016, 11:12 am

Last month saw the App Store achieve a new monthly sales record, Apple's senior VP of worldwide marketing said on Wednesday.

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Apple selects 'Best of 2016' apps, movies, iBooks and more

12/07/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its "Best of" selections for 2016, highlighting the year's most popular apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other content sold across the company's various digital storefronts.

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App Store highlights titles with support for single sign-on in iOS 10.2

12/05/2016, 01:12 pm

Perhaps hinting at the update's imminent launch, people using the iOS 10.2 beta can now find a section on the App Store dedicated to apps which support single sign-on for their cable, satellite, or internet TV streaming services.

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South Korean developers complain Apple's iOS app refund terms causing financial problems

12/05/2016, 10:12 am

Developers in South Korea are decrying the iOS App Store's refund policy, saying that they are spending an inordinate amount of time cracking down on customers who have claimed to need a refund for an app's purchase by minors, yet are still consuming resources.

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Apple switches App Store pricing to local currencies in 9 countries

12/02/2016, 01:12 pm

In nine markets, Apple will soon move to using local currencies on the App Store, according to an official notice to developers.

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Netflix enables downloads of select content for offline viewing on iOS, Android

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

Netflix has deployed the ability to download select TV shows and movies from its catalog, with most of the initial offerings coming from the company's unique programming.

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Apple offers new Beats & iPhone accessories, special iTunes & App Store content for World AIDS Day

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

Apple on Wednesday announced a host of (RED) charity efforts to mark World AIDS Day -- Dec. 1 -- with varying proceeds going to the Global Fund, which as part of its anti-AIDS efforts funds initiatives like testing, prevention, and medication.

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Yahoo Answers gets its own standalone iOS app

11/30/2016, 12:11 am

Debuted clandestinely on the iOS App Store earlier this year under another name, Yahoo Answers this week launched as a standalone app providing users native access to the popular, if not entirely accurate, Q&A site.

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Philips Hue app adds iPad support, 3D Touch widgets for iPhone

11/29/2016, 06:11 pm

Philips on Tuesday pushed out an update for its Hue connected lightbulb and accessories controller app, adding iPad support and new home screen widgets for iPhone users running iOS 10.

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Apple to refund iMac hinge repairs as Belgium & Norway get carrier billing for iTunes

11/29/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple will issue refunds to some iMac owners who had to pay for recent hinge repairs, a report said on Tuesday. In Belgium and Norway, meanwhile, the company has added carrier billing as option for iTunes and App Store purchases.

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Workflow 1.6 for iOS adds features and redesign to win over casual users

11/28/2016, 10:11 am

Workflow's new 1.6 release continues the app's increasing list of capabilities and makes visual refinements to its most-used tools, and is aiming to attract people who are new to automation. AppleInsider examines the new version in detail.

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The best iOS apps to shop for Black Friday deals

11/22/2016, 03:11 pm

The deal-grabbing frenzy known as Black Friday is just a few days away, and shoppers looking to nab the best deals on Apple products and accessories can get ahead of the game with a number of apps that help organize ads and track the best deals.

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