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Apple says over $30M raised for Global Fund in 2017 through (Red) products

11/30/2017, 09:11 am

In 2017, Apple's sales of various (Product)Red-marked goods -- including special editions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- directed north of $30 million towards the Global Fund, which aims to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

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Apple seemingly culls games hyping Philippines drug war from App Store

11/28/2017, 09:11 pm

Apple appears to have pulled from its App Store a number of games depicting the extrajudicial killing of drug users by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and national police chief Ronaldo "Bato" dela Rosa after activists demanded the company remove the titles for breaching App Store guidelines.

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Apple schedules annual iTunes Connect downtime for Dec. 23 to 27

11/28/2017, 03:11 pm

iTunes Connect -- the portal through which developers submit and manage content for the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store -- will this year see its holiday downtime for app submissions run between Dec. 23 and 27.

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How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

11/22/2017, 11:11 am

One of the traditions of Thanksgiving is to watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, which features a variety of floats and giant balloons floating through New York for the entertainment of everyone watching from the street. The 91st parade features 26 floats and 45 balloons, with new additions including Olaf from Frozen, characters from PAW Patrol, and Dr. Seuss' The Grinch.

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Apple, other companies pull Skype from Chinese app stores at request of government

11/21/2017, 11:11 am

Microsoft, Apple, and others have been forced by the Chinese government to withdraw the Skype app from app stores in the country -- and at present there is no timetable for its return to availability.

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Apple kickstarts 'This Weekend Only' promotion at App Store

11/09/2017, 10:11 pm

Apple on Thursday introduced a new weekly feature at the iOS App Store, "This Weekend Only," highlighting discounted goods and services available through iPhone and iPad apps.

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Firefox iOS version 10 released with 'Photon' design and menu changes

11/09/2017, 01:11 pm

Firefox has updated the iOS version of its browser to version 10.0, with the milestone release featuring a refreshed modern interface and changes to the menu system, ahead of another major update arriving on the desktop version of the browser next week.

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Free-to-play 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' and 'PES 2018 Mobile' iPhone games land on the App Store

11/09/2017, 10:11 am

Two games from very different franchises arrived in the App Store this week, with 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' introducing crude humor to the card collection genre, while PES 2018 Mobile's annual refresh adds real time multiplayer with friends.

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iPhone & iPad users get direct access to iTunes & App Store purchase histories

11/08/2017, 05:11 pm

People with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch can now check their purchases from the iTunes Store and App Store without having to open iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, according to a new Apple support document.

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iOS 11.2 will let app devs charge less for introductory auto-renewing subscriptions

11/06/2017, 07:11 pm

With iOS 11.2, currently in beta testing, app developers will be able to offer cheaper introductory rates to auto-renewing subscribers.

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Super Mario Run, other apps updated to support iPhone X display and Face ID

11/01/2017, 11:11 pm

With Apple's iPhone X due to launch on Friday, developers, including Apple itself, are rolling out updates to take advantage of the device's larger Super Retina OLED display and unique features like Face ID authentication.

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Nintendo's "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp" to land on iOS in November

10/25/2017, 01:10 am

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo on Tuesday announced an all-new "Animal Crossing" game is slated to release on iOS and Android in late November, bringing with it a condensed version of the franchise's popular elements.

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Hands On: LookUp 4.0 for the iPhone and iPad can make browsing a dictionary a pleasure

10/21/2017, 04:10 pm

An updated design makes LookUp fast to use on your iPhone or your iPad, and it even has an Apple Watch implementation -- but it is not the dictionary app for everyone.

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Google follows Apple App Store's lead in reducing revenue take for subscriptions

10/20/2017, 10:10 am

Google is improving the revenue split for Android developers selling subscriptions through Google Play, mirroring Apple's own policies for iPhone and iPad developers at the App Store.

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Microsoft revamps Cortana app for iOS with new look, streamlined UI

10/19/2017, 09:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated its Cortana virtual assistant app for iOS, delivering a redesigned user interface that streamlines access to key features like reminders and daily calendars.

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Facebook not launching media and news subscription tool on iPhone because of Apple's 30% take

10/19/2017, 03:10 pm

Facebook is on the verge of launching a way to allow companies to sell subscriptions through the social media venue -- but a dispute over Apple's mandated 30 percent of revenue derived through apps distributed on its store appears to have scuttled the launch on the iPhone.

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Google testing multi-account access for Gmail in iOS

10/17/2017, 04:10 pm

Google is testing out a new Gmail feature that allows users to access third-party email accounts from its iOS app, putting the title in direct competition with other multi-account email titles including Apple's own Mail.

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Revamped 'Movies Anywhere' service adds four studios, makes cross-platform viewing easy

10/12/2017, 01:10 am

Disney on Wednesday launched Movies Anywhere, an all-in-one movie viewing service that lets users watch purchased content from five major Hollywood studios on a variety of platforms, from iTunes to Google Play.

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Yelp integrates Apple Pay support in iOS app update

10/11/2017, 06:10 pm

Popular crowd-sourced business review service Yelp added Apple Pay payments to its iOS title in an update on Wednesday, promising iPhone and iPad users a faster checkout process for orders placed from the app.

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Supreme Court asks Trump administration for thoughts on App Store pricing lawsuit

10/10/2017, 12:10 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Trump administration for opinions on whether it should hear Apple's attempt to dismiss a years-long class-action lawsuit, which claims the company has inflated App Store prices by charging developers a 30 percent commission and blocking sales elsewhere.

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