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Topic: App Store

Apple introduces billing grace period for auto-renewing subscriptions

09/12/2019, 05:09 pm

Apple on Thursday informed developers it is rolling out a new subscription remittance feature that grants users a grace for unsuccessful auto-renewals, a solution the company hopes will reduce customer churn.

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Prominent Apple apps in App Store search results face more criticism

09/09/2019, 08:09 am

The search function of Apple's App Store has come under fire again with a report reasserting the claim the algorithm unfairly pushes Apple's own apps to the top of the list in related searches, making it tough for competing apps providing similar services to find an audience.

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Apple's App Store had a great summer, says Morgan Stanley

09/06/2019, 01:09 pm

The App Store is seeing high revenue growth this quarter, analysts at Morgan Stanley claim, at the same time as predicting the launch of a 16-inch MacBook Pro and new iPad Pro models at the September iPhone event on Tuesday.

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Apple's Catalyst polarizes developers ahead of iOS 13, Catalina launch

09/04/2019, 10:09 am

After months of working with Catalyst, and just ahead of the release of macOS Catalina, developers have thoughts on what's good and what's still surprisingly bad about Apple's project to get iOS apps on the Mac.

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Editorial: What Apple's App Store secrecy reveals about its 'iPhone 11' event

09/03/2019, 10:09 am

Less than a week before Apple unveils its latest "by innovation only" iPhones, the rumor mill and data mining is in full swing. However, the most important element of Apple's global success is not contingent upon a new feature introduction or perhaps a new product initiative, but rather the continued success of the software market that acts as the ecosystem binding together virtually everything Apple sells: the App Store.

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'Pokemon Masters' available to download on iOS a day early

08/28/2019, 11:08 pm

Pokemon Masters, the latest free-to-play Pokemon title from Japanese developer DeNA, has been released early on Apple's iOS App Store.

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App Store shakeup limits simulated gambling to users aged 17+

08/20/2019, 11:08 am

Apple is changing how some apps are presented in the App Store, with a message to developers warning simulated gambling apps are now rated 17+ in all countries, while enabling some apps with mature content to be available to users in the Republic of Korea aged 19 or over.

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Risky free VPNs still available in Apple App Store & Google Play despite warnings

08/13/2019, 01:08 pm

Apple and Google are still allowing a number of potentially unsafe free VPN apps to be downloaded from respective app stores, despite warnings that many of the apps pose a privacy risk to consumers, primarily from the apps questionable ownership by Chinese organizations.

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Apple facing antitrust examination in Russia

08/08/2019, 06:08 am

Russia has joined the list of countries taking a look at alleged antitrust law violations by Apple, this time, over removal of parental monitoring applications from the App Store.

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Re-emergence of China market is driving Apple's App Store recovery

08/07/2019, 10:08 am

Morgan Stanley is telling its investors that the growth of Apple's App Store is accelerating after a previous decline, and that this is due to the a recovery in revenues from China.

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Mixer vaults to top of App Store because of 'Ninja' switch from Twitch

08/03/2019, 08:08 am

Mixer, Microsoft's game-centric live streaming service, saw a surge of popularity that sent it to the top of the App Store charts on Friday, driven by the news celebrity streamer 'Ninja' will be moving over to it exclusively from market leader Twitch.

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How to fix Apple's App Store bug about 'accepting' apps before an update

07/29/2019, 03:07 pm

If your Mac won't let you update one of Apple's apps until you click on 'Accept,' here's what to do when there is no such button.

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No, Apple isn't favoring its own apps in App Store search [u]

07/23/2019, 01:07 pm

Tripp Mickle from the Wall Street Journal alleges that Apple is favoring its apps unfairly in iOS App Store searches. Not only does Apple deny it, but testing with devices associated with iCloud accounts seems to disprove the allegations.

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Apple tests out all-Arabic App Store in Middle East push

07/16/2019, 08:07 am

Apple is making a greater push into the Middle East with an Arabic version of the App Store, with the digital storefront offering localized content being tested in beta ahead of an expected public launch in September, in a bid to grow regional revenues from a proportionally younger population.

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Apple returns parental control app OurPact to App Store after February purge

07/11/2019, 08:07 pm

Some five months after Apple struck parental control app OurPact from the App Store over user privacy concerns, the company reinstated the title this week without comment.

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Apple resurrects Texas Hold'em to mark 10+ years of the App Store

07/08/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple on Monday released a surprise 2.0 update of "Texas Hold'em," a poker game it originally produced for clickwheel iPods, now available for the latest iPhones.

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Apple's App Store generated 80% more revenue than Google Play with a third as many installs in first half of 2019

07/03/2019, 06:07 pm

Apple's iOS App Store continued to dominate the worldwide market in terms of revenue gained from premium apps and in-app purchases over the first half of 2019, with the online storefront generating nearly 1.8 times the revenue of rival Google's store for Android devices.

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New Apple video ads sell App Store & iMessage security, recycling efforts

07/01/2019, 03:07 pm

Apple on Monday unloaded a burst of short "message" ads on YouTube, continuing its ongoing focus on user privacy and security.

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Apple's iOS developer fees and charges again targeted by class action suit

06/28/2019, 08:06 pm

An iOS developer on Friday lodged a class action complaint against Apple over alleged antitrust violations, claiming the company abuses its monopoly power of the iOS market to set price minimums, charge app makers a $99 annual developer fee and levy an effective 30% tax on sales.

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Apple warning customers that App Store gift cards can't pay income taxes

06/22/2019, 07:06 am

Apple is now warning customers up front that iTunes gift cards, in fact, cannot be used to pay taxes as number of fraud calls ramp up.

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