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Topic: App Store

Apple clamps down on changes to 'What's New' text & URLs in App Store listings

03/20/2018, 10:03 am

As of April, iPhone and iPad developers will no longer be able to make on-the-fly changes to the "What's New in This Version" text in App Store listings, or even those pages' support and marketing URLs.

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Apple grows carrier billing options in UK, France, Germany & other European nations

03/20/2018, 08:03 am

People wanting to take advantage of carrier billing for Apple Music, the App Store, and other Apple online services now have further options in several European countries.

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Fortnite estimated to have grossed $1.5M in in-app purchases after 4 days on iOS App Store

03/19/2018, 10:03 pm

Though it launched on iOS as a limited "early release" last Thursday, Epic Games' Fortnite is already sitting atop the App Store's free app download charts and, according to fresh estimates from Sensor Tower, has grossed more than $1.5 million in worldwide in-app purchases.

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Apple's services business booms amid continued reports of weak iPhone X demand

03/19/2018, 05:03 pm

Apple's services business is booming, and it could serve to offset reported softness in demand for the iPhone X, as well as smooth out the valleys in seasonal earnings drops expected to arrive this quarter.

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If you want a 'Fortnite' invite for your iPhone, hit up your friends that play

03/19/2018, 12:03 pm

Gamers waiting to get an invitation from Epic Games to try out 'Fortnite' on their iPhone or iPad can gain access early via other players, with current participants receiving emails advising them of the availability of friend invitations on their accounts.

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SwiftKey updated with new 'Toolbar' for quick access to GIFs, emoji and clipboard text

03/16/2018, 01:03 am

Microsoft on Thursday released an update to its SwiftKey predictive keyboard app for iOS and Android, adding a number of enhancements including the Toolbar, an expandable menu that sits atop the keyboard for easy access to frequently used features.

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How to snag an invitation to play Fortnite on iOS and an early hands-on

03/15/2018, 07:03 pm

Epic Games on Thursday began the process of sending out a first wave of invitations to play the iOS port of its popular game Fortnite, which the company claims will deliver a "full battle royale experience" on mobile. Here's how to sign up.

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The App Store has reportedly been blocked in Iran

03/15/2018, 05:03 pm

Users in Iran can no longer connect to, download apps from or browse Apple's App Store, as an apparent ban put in place on Thursday is blocking attempts to access the digital storefront.

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Apple denies French government's 'abusive commercial practices' accusation

03/15/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has responded to accusations by the French government that it is taking advantage of the country's developers, dismissing claims of 'abusive commercial practices' by highlighting the funds paid to the nation's iOS app developers and the support it provides to both application producers and their users.

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France plans to take Apple and Google to court over 'abusive commercial practices'

03/14/2018, 08:03 am

The French government will be taking legal action against Apple and Google for alleged "abusive commercial practices," France's finance minister has declared, accusing the tech firms of taking advantage of the country's app developers with unfair contracts and unjust app store pricing schemes.

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'Calendar 2' returns to Mac App Store after Apple takedown, developer to put cryptocurrency mining proceeds toward improved features

03/13/2018, 08:03 pm

Popular scheduling app "Calendar 2" returned to the Mac App Store on Tuesday after an earlier version of the software sparked concern over its integration of a cryptocurrency miner, with developer Qbix confirming Apple pulled the software citing excessive resource utilization.

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Play your FandangoNOW movies on Apple TV and iOS with new Movies Anywhere integration

03/13/2018, 12:03 am

All-in-one movie centralization and viewing service Movies Anywhere on Tuesday announced a new partnership with FandangoNOW that will allow customers of the on-demand service to watch purchased shows on variety of platforms, including Apple's iOS and Apple TV.

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MoviePass CEO now says app never tracked user location

03/12/2018, 09:03 pm

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe appears to be backpedaling on recent comments that suggested the movie-a-day app continuously tracks users' locations after they visit a theater, saying in a new interview that he was mistaken in what data his company gleans from customers.

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Mac app 'Calendar 2' mined cryptocurrency by default, removed from Mac App Store

03/12/2018, 08:03 pm

Popular Mac app "Calendar 2" recently added a "payment" option that uses customer computers to mine the cryptocurrency Monero in exchange for free access to premium features, but a bug in the app's code allowed the miner to run indefinitely even when users opt out of the default setting.

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Fortnite Battle Royale coming soon to iOS with cross-platform integration

03/08/2018, 08:03 pm

"Fortnite Battle Royale," a 100-player multiplayer game made popular on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, is making its way to mobile, and users of devices running Apple's iOS will get first dibs.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Music, App Stores commemorate International Women's Day celebrations

03/08/2018, 11:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook quoted Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai on Twitter, as one of a number of ways Apple is commemorating International Women's Day on March 8, celebrating the achievements of women and commemorating the movement for women's rights.

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Apple's Workflow app updated with new image mask action, bug fixes

03/07/2018, 10:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a minor update to its Workflow app, adding a few new features and a number of bug fixes to the popular automation software.

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Digital pets from the '90s set to make a comeback in 'My Tamagotchi Forever" on March 15

02/28/2018, 06:02 pm

The Tamagotchi "digital pets," first prominent more than 20 years ago, will make a comeback on the iPhone with "My Tamagotchi Forever."

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MoviePass creator credits service's birth to Apple iPhone & mobile apps

02/28/2018, 12:02 pm

In a promotional interview published on the iOS App Store, the one of the creators of MoviePass -- a subscription service that lets people see a 2D movie every day -- suggested that the Apple iPhone and mobile apps in general were instrumental in getting it off the ground.

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'Alto's Odyssey' developers tout economics and ease of development for Apple devices

02/26/2018, 01:02 pm

The developers of "Alto's Odyssey" have skewed toward supporting Apple's iPhone and iPad for several reasons, above all ease of development, a new interview reveals.

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