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Topic: App Store

Apple demands halt to publication of tell-all App Store book over confidentiality issues

02/19/2020, 07:02 am

Apple is taking legal action against former german App Store manager Tom Sadowski and publisher Murmann Verlag to stop circulation of a book about his work, under allegations it reveals confidential "business secrets" that the author wasn't allowed to disclose.

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New Pandora app lets you stream music to Apple Watch & AirPods without iPhone

02/14/2020, 10:02 am

Pandora now allows listeners to stream music and podcasts on their Apple Watch -- without needing an iPhone.

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US DoJ antitrust probe interviewing developers over Apple's App Store activity

02/04/2020, 01:02 pm

Developers of iOS apps have been interviewed by investigators working for the US Justice Department about Apple's App Store, as part of an antitrust probe into major tech companies and their control over digital marketplaces, and whether they are competing fairly.

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Apple extends developer program fee waivers to 8 countries

02/03/2020, 08:02 pm

Apple on Monday announced an immediate expansion to Developer Program fee waiver incentives, allowing eligible institutions in eight countries the option of foregoing a usual yearly charge.

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Apple outage caused issues with App Store purchases, subscription access [u]

01/24/2020, 12:01 pm

An outage of Apple's online services led to issues with the App Store for some customers, with users unable to manage subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ from their iPhone or iPad.

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Apple services had a 'landmark year,' including Apple TV+ and Apple Card

01/08/2020, 07:01 am

In a roundup of 2019 Services activity, Apple has released few actual figures but emphasizes the integration of all of its offerings into its hardware.

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App Store dominates Google Play on Christmas Day app sales

01/02/2020, 02:01 pm

Apple's App Store enjoyed a bumper holiday season, with iPhone and iPad users spending more on Christmas 2019 than in 2018 by 16%, a rise that has also helped boost global app spending across all of December over the previous year.

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May 2019 in review: New MacBook Pro, new iPod touch, and controversy from Adobe

12/28/2019, 08:12 am

Apple released new MacBook Pro models, and a new iPod touch, which you'd forgotten about. And, Adobe managed to revive all the criticisms of its subscription Creative Cloud.

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Apple offering week of App Store freebies for the holidays

12/23/2019, 09:12 am

Starting Christmas Eve, Apple will be giving away a series of surprises for customers of the App Store, in what appears to be a reworking of its long-canceled "12 Days of Gifts" promotion.

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FaceTime alternative ToTok is a spy tool, purged from App Store

12/22/2019, 04:12 pm

Popular social messaging app ToTok has been found to spy on its users -- and it likely was developed by the government of the United Arab Emirates to keep tabs on its citizens.

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Developer Blix claims new evidence of App Store 'monopoly' in court filing

12/20/2019, 06:12 pm

Developer Blix, maker of apps Followapp and BlueMail, on Friday filed an amended complaint against Apple claiming it has fresh evidence that the tech giant favors its own apps over similar offerings from third-parties in the App Store.

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Chinese app makers can now enroll in Apple Developer Program through Apple Developer app

12/17/2019, 05:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its new Apple Developer app to support Developer Program enrollment for coders based in mainland China, offering the feature as an app-based renewable subscription for the first time.

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Apple pays $467,000 settlement for accidental U.S. sanctions violation

11/26/2019, 08:11 am

Apple says that it had inadvertently paid a blacklisted software company, violating U.S. sanctions, but has rectified the situation after working with officials.

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Apple adds subscription renewal failures to server notifications from App Store Connect

11/22/2019, 12:11 pm

Apple has made the server-to-server notifications feature of App Store Connect more useful for developers, with it now providing alerts for when a customer's subscription fails to renew, as well as when it is resolved.

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Apple criticized for users' unwanted sexual behavior in 'random chat apps'

11/22/2019, 08:11 am

The Washington Post has investigated complaints of inappropriate behavior surfacing in App Store reviews on what it says are six social apps, including some aimed at minors.

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Apple introduces 'Apple Developer' app with year-round news, information and more

11/18/2019, 07:11 pm

Apple on Monday renamed its dedicated WWDC app for iOS "Apple Developer," promising users access to year-round news, informational videos and, for the first time, support for managing auto-renewable subscriptions.

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Apple to name 'favorite apps' of 2019 at Dec. 2 special event

11/18/2019, 04:11 pm

Breaking with convention, Apple on Monday announced plans to name its "favorite apps and games of 2019" at a special media event in New York on Dec. 2, a list usually presented to the public at large via press release.

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iVerify aims to protect your iPhone from exploits and hacks

11/18/2019, 11:11 am

Trail of Bits has produced iVerify, an iOS app that can allegedly help iPhone owners detect if they has been subjected to hacking attempts, as well as educating users how to better protect themselves.

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Vaping apps getting removed from App Store amid health concerns

11/15/2019, 07:11 am

Over 180 vaping-related apps will be removed from the App Store in the coming hours and days, as Apple seeks to reduce youth exposure to e-cigarette marketing.

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Editorial: Despite claims to the contrary, the App Store isn't loaded with malware

10/24/2019, 12:10 pm

A report is being circulated as proof that the App Store has been infected by malware apps that could steal your data one day. Only, AppleInsider has been examining the research for some time, and it is baseless exaggeration, riddled with inaccuracies.

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