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Topic: App Store

Ikea's augmented reality app now available for download

09/19/2017, 09:09 pm

First teased at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June as part of Apple's ARKit debut, Ikea's augmented reality shopping app, Ikea Place, saw release on Tuesday shortly after iOS 11 was pushed out to end users.

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Procreate 4 delivers drag and drop, Files app support, other iOS 11 enhancements

09/19/2017, 07:09 pm

One of the App Store's best third-party illustration apps, Procreate, received a massive update on Tuesday with an all-new imaging engine and iOS 11-specific features like drag and drop, Files app support and more.

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Apple updates Pages, Numbers, Keynote with iOS 11 features

09/19/2017, 05:09 pm

Following Tuesday's release of iOS 11, Apple has updated its iWork suite of productivity apps to better take advantage of the new operating system's features, with iPad-centric support for drag and drop, multitasking and more.

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Apple's new App Store rules say devs must provide alternative to Face ID for kids under 13

09/15/2017, 01:09 pm

Updated App Store Review Guidelines published this week include a variety of changes, most notably dictating that apps wanting to make use of Face ID on the iPhone X must offer an "alternate authentication method" for children under 13.

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Apple's Clips to add new 'Selfie Scenes' mode powered by iPhone X TrueDepth camera in November

09/12/2017, 05:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday quietly announced a forthcoming update to its Clips app that will add support for the new TrueDepth depth-sensing camera set to debut with iPhone X this November.

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Apple updates WWDC app for iOS, Apple TV with support for Handoff

09/08/2017, 04:09 pm

Three months after the Worldwide Developers Conference concluded, Apple is still updating the official WWDC app, making it easier for developers to access videos and content to help create apps for upcoming platforms like iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

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Spat between Apple & India over 'Do Not Disturb' app could lead to new data rules

09/06/2017, 12:09 pm

The impasse between Apple and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India over the country's "Do Not Disturb" app could be swung by future rules that would force Apple to allow it, a report suggested on Wednesday.

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PSA: Zello app for iPhone is not an actual walkie-talkie, still needs internet connectivity to work

09/06/2017, 10:09 am

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and with Irma approaching, word is spreading about "push to talk" iPhone app Zello. However, downloaders should be aware that the app requires not only a solid internet connection, but connectivity to Zello's servers to function.

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Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' vanishes from iOS App Store [u]

09/04/2017, 06:09 pm

Nintendo's Super Mario Run, the Japanese gaming giant's first official foray into mobile content, inexplicably disappeared from the iOS App Store on Monday, leaving the Google Play Store as the title's sole point of distribution.

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Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google's YouTube

09/04/2017, 11:09 am

Despite it being available for nearly three years, Apple has removed a popular alternative YouTube client -- ProTube -- from the App Store, allegedly bowing to pressure by Google.

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Apple updates iTunes Affiliate program with new iTunes Store Credit payment option

08/31/2017, 05:08 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a change to its iTunes Affiliate program, allowing members to receive commissions in the form of iTunes Store Credit instead of direct electronic bank transfers.

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Apple adds support for WeChat Pay in China

08/29/2017, 01:08 pm

Purchases at Apple Music and the App Store in China can now make use of WeChat Pay, a popular service operated by Tencent, Apple has announced.

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Apple removes Iranian apps from App Store, cites U.S. sanctions

08/24/2017, 08:08 pm

Apple over the past few weeks has removed a number of popular Iranian apps from various international iOS App Stores, saying the move is in line with U.S. sanctions against the country.

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Apple confirms $1.3B Iowa data center, says operations will start in 2020

08/24/2017, 02:08 pm

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday confirmed plans to build a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which it says will cost $1.3 billion, plus up to $100 million more for a "Public Improvement Fund."

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AccuWeather sends user location data to monetization firm despite iOS privacy settings [u]

08/22/2017, 07:08 pm

Popular iOS weather app AccuWeather, often listed as a top-ten app in the Weather section of the iOS App Store, has been collecting and forwarding user location information to data monetization company Reveal Mobile even when location sharing is disabled.

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Epic Games head Tim Sweeney bemoans iOS App Store's leeching of developer profits

08/22/2017, 04:08 pm

App developers are losing too much money from the cut of app revenues taken by app stores operated by Apple and other companies, according to Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, declaring the iOS App Store's high charge "a parasitic loss."

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Chinese developers file antitrust complaint against Apple over App Store removal policies, excessive fees

08/10/2017, 09:08 am

Citing monopolistic behavior in how it reviews, posts, and removes apps from the App Stores, a cadre of 28 Chinese developers have filed a complaint against Apple, alleging antitrust violations.

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Tim Cook says Apple followed Chinese law in removing VPN apps from App Store

08/01/2017, 08:08 pm

Responding to criticism surrounding Apple's recent removal of VPN apps from the Chinese iOS App Store, CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said the company was simply following new government regulations, as it would for any country in which it operates.

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Apple pulls host of 'binary trading' apps on demand by Australian government

08/01/2017, 09:08 am

Apple and Google have agreed to pull 330 binary options trading apps from the App Store and Google Play at the request of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, which expressed concerns about numerous instances of fraud.

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Russia approves VPN ban likely to kick apps out of Apple's App Store

07/31/2017, 11:07 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a new law that will ban virtual private networks (VPNs) and other technologies enabling anonymous access to the Web, likely signaling an impending wave of removals from Apple's regional App Store.

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