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Topic: App Store

Facebook pulls Onavo Protect from App Store after Apple finds it violates privacy policy [u]

08/22/2018, 07:08 pm

Facebook on Wednesday pulled its VPN service Onavo Protect from the iOS App Store after Apple found the app in violation of newly implemented privacy policies.

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Apple's App Store Search Ads now available in 13 countries around the world

08/22/2018, 06:08 pm

App Store Search Ads, Apple's system of promoting apps in its app marketplace, have now rolled out to 12 additional countries around the world, the company announced to developers on Wednesday.

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Hands on: There need to be more games like Civilization VI on iPad

08/22/2018, 03:08 pm

"Civilization VI" is one of a the few games that debuted on iPad with feature parity to the Mac and Windows versions. After playing the game for the past eight months on our iPad, we've come to the conclusion we need more of this caliber game on iOS.

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Apple opens up iTunes & App Store donations for flooding in Kerala, India

08/22/2018, 02:08 pm

Visitors to the iTunes Store and App Store are on Wednesday being greeting by banners asking for donations to help flooding victims in Kerala, India.

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Netflix tests removing App Store billing on iPhone & iPad

08/21/2018, 09:08 am

Netflix may be set to drop in-app payments for iPhone and iPad owners, giving the streaming service a greater revenue cut from people who still want to subscribe.

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Apple culls thousands of apps in China amid attacks from state media

08/20/2018, 05:08 am

Following a scathing rebuke of supposedly lax App Store policy enforcement from Chinese state media, Apple on Monday confirmed the removal of thousands of deemed-illegal titles from the online storefront in compliance with local regulations.

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Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

08/13/2018, 10:08 pm

In a meeting in a New York loft last year, Apple told around 30 developers that they ought to embrace subscription models.

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Apple Services and the ecosystem of value capture

08/11/2018, 02:08 pm

Apple's remarkable success in iTunes and its App Stores bears striking similarity to another example of a platform developer investing in its own ecosystem: transit Value Capture. App Store Value Capture has changed the game for Apple, and is now fueling a faster rate of revenue growth for the company than all of its hardware segments combined.

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Apple's secret Services sauce sells systems

08/10/2018, 11:08 am

Despite making the hardware business look easy, Apple hasn't always been incredibly successful in introducing new devices. But comparing its biggest hits with its worst misses helps to isolate a secret sauce that is driving demand for the company's products globally.

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Apple explains decision to keep 'Infowars' app on App Store

08/08/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed a decision to leave conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars app available for download in the iOS App Store following the removal of his podcast content from other digital platforms including iTunes and Podcasts, saying the app has not violated company guidelines.

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Tim Cook, Eddy Cue made conscious decision to drop Alex Jones podcasts but leave app alone

08/07/2018, 12:08 pm

The decision by Apple to ban content from the controversial conspiracy theorist came straight from Tim Cook and Eddy Cue, leading other tech giants to follow suit.

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Apple once more accepting Red Cross donations, this time for California wild fires

08/03/2018, 05:08 pm

As wildfires in California continue to take their toll, Apple has reactivated iTunes donations to help support the American Red Cross relief efforts for those affected.

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Apple to end App Store Affiliate Program in October

08/01/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a major change to its iTunes Affiliate Program that will see commissions for iOS and Mac apps and in-app content removed from the initiative starting in October.

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Apple pulls 'QDrops' from App Store, for-pay app pushed wild conspiracy theory

07/16/2018, 11:07 pm

Citing App Store guidelines, Apple has pulled "QDrops," an app meant to alert adherents to new developments in the fringe conspiracy theory.

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Apple's App Store doubles Google Play revenue with only half the downloads, study finds

07/16/2018, 08:07 pm

App analytics firm Sensor Tower is out with their latest report, once more showing Apple's App Store trouncing the more widely used Google Play Store in terms of generated revenue.

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The revolution Steve Jobs resisted: Apple's App Store marks 10 years of third-party innovation

07/10/2018, 06:07 am

The first iPhone saw release in 2007 with a fairly barebones selection of apps, none of which were made by outside developers. That changed when Apple opened the gates to developers a year later with iPhone OS 2.0, invigorating a sector and forever changing what it meant to be an "Apple developer."

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Apple details history of App Store on its 10th anniversary

07/05/2018, 02:07 pm

The App Store launched in July of 2008, ten years ago next week, and to celebrate Apple on Thursday marked how far the store has come in its first decade by offering a brief history painted by the words of developers who sell their wares on the marketplace.

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More than 75% of Nintendo's $60M Super Mario Run global revenues came from iOS

07/02/2018, 06:07 pm

Nintendo's mobile "Run" adaptation of its Super Mario franchise was introduced with great fanfare at the introduction of iPhone 7 in September 2016. It has since reached $60 million in revenue globally, but more than three quarters of that has come from Apple's App Store versus Android and Google Play.

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Apple cutting off payment source changes for older versions of iOS, macOS & Apple TV

06/28/2018, 09:06 am

Beginning June 30, people using some older versions of iOS, macOS, and the pre-tvOS Apple TV operating system will be unable to change their payment sources for iTunes and the App Store without updating to newer software.

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Free to download Fortnite generates $100M in 90 days via in-app purchases

06/21/2018, 09:06 am

'Fortnite' has become the second most successful free-to-play game launched on iOS, according to analysts, hitting the $100 million milestone for in-app purchases just 90 days after it shipped on iPhone and iPad, and outpacing its rivals in the 'battle royale' genre.

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