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Topic: App Store

'Executive review board' has final say on controversial App Store titles

06/21/2019, 04:06 pm

Each week, an "executive review board" led by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller meets to decide the fate of controversial App Store submissions, a report revealed on Friday.

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Adobe brings Lightroom to the Mac App Store

06/20/2019, 10:06 am

Adobe has brought Lightroom, its flagship photo editing and management app, to the Mac App Store a year after Apple announced its big revamp coinciding with the release of macOS Mojave. The move is Adobe's first major app to make the leap.

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Apple is fourth largest gaming company globally, thanks to the iPhone

06/19/2019, 10:06 am

Apple is the fourth-biggest public gaming company in the world, according to a report by analysts at Newzoo, with the continued rise of mobile gaming and its operation of the App Store helping the iPhone maker beat other games industry mainstays, including EA and Nintendo.

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App Store continues to vastly outpace Google Play in consumer spending

06/18/2019, 11:06 am

Publishers behind the biggest apps in the App Store are earning considerably more from Apple's virtual storefront than from Google Play, Sensor Tower estimates suggest, with iOS apps bringing in 64% more revenue than Android counterparts.

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Latest iOS 13 beta warns users before deleting an app tied to an active subscription

06/17/2019, 10:06 pm

The second beta version of Apple's upcoming iOS 13 operating system displays a warning screen when users attempt to delete an app tied to an active subscription, a mechanic that will help put an end to surprise monthly fees.

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Apple updates enterprise certificate rules to curb abusive apps

06/14/2019, 12:06 pm

Apple has changed its rules governing the use of enterprise certificates by developers, giving it the ability to review apps under the scheme at any time and without warning, in order to prevent abuse of the program to circumvent the App Store's rules.

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Apple's new protections for kids could force PBS to pull its apps

06/11/2019, 11:06 pm

Paula Kerger, Public Broadcasting Company president and CEO, warns that the popular "PBS Kids" streaming app may be pulled from the App Store due to Apple's new privacy policies covering apps marketed to children.

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Apple eases up on third-party parental control app restrictions, introduces new MDM guidelines

06/04/2019, 05:06 pm

Perhaps worried about imminent antitrust probes by the U.S. government, Apple has reportedly eased off on rules concerning parental control apps that use mobile device management (MDM) and virtual private network (VPN) technology to track and limit user screen time.

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Developers sue Apple over $99 annual fee, mandatory pricing increments of $0.99

06/04/2019, 11:06 am

Two iOS developers have filed a class-action suit claiming that Apple abuses its position as the owner of the App Store by dictating pricing tiers, and that its mandatory annual fee for all developers is "profit-killing."

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Apple suffered from limited Apple Music, App Store outages [u]

06/04/2019, 09:06 am

Starting at about 8 A.M. Eastern Time and continuing for about four hours, some Apple saw outages in Apple Music, and the App Stores for both macOS and iOS. [Updated with resolution]

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Pixelmator Photo, Asphalt 9: Legends among 2019 Apple Design Award winners

06/03/2019, 09:06 pm

Following Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple held its annual Design Award ceremony in San Jose, crowning a handful of outstanding iPhone, iPad and Mac apps with the coveted trophy.

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Apple drops the hammer on third-party ads & trackers in kids apps

06/03/2019, 04:06 pm

As anticipated, Apple has updated its App Store guidelines to completely block developers from including third-party ads or analytics in kids titles.

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EU antitrust agency waiting on Apple's response to Spotify's complaints

06/03/2019, 10:06 am

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has asked Apple some questions, and is waiting to hear back before a decision is made about the investigation of Spotify's antitrust complaints in the EU.

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Apple highlights WWDC 2019 scholarship creations in App Store story

06/03/2019, 08:06 am

Apple is promoting the winners of its WWDC 2019 Scholarships in the App Store, with a story in the digital marketplace listing both the winners and the apps they created, in order for attendees to see for themselves what the scholarship winners can produce.

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FTC, Department of Justice amping up antitrust monitoring of tech firms

06/02/2019, 05:06 pm

Amazon and Google could soon be facing increased antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice -- and more tech company monitoring actions are expected.

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Apple limiting third-party tracking in Kids apps in App Store policy change

05/31/2019, 02:05 pm

Apple will help safeguard the privacy of younger iPhone and iPad users, a report claims, by announcing a change at WWDC that will limit third-party tracking within apps offered in the iOS App Store's Kids category, a move that may help put some privacy critics at ease.

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Apple bumps up 4G App Store download limit for iPhones & iPads to 200MB

05/31/2019, 09:05 am

Apple has quietly raised the cap on cellular App Store downloads from 150 megabytes to 200, an acknowledgement of the growing size of iPhone and iPad apps in general.

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Parental control apps stricken from App Store demand screen time API from Apple

05/30/2019, 10:05 pm

A number of developers whose parental control and device management apps were pulled from the App Store have joined forces to pressure Apple into releasing a specialized API that allows access to screen time data without impinging user privacy.

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Apple publishes 'App Store Principles and Practices' to fight iOS App Store monopoly accusations

05/29/2019, 09:05 am

Apple has published a new page explaining how the App Store is a safe place for consumers and developers to do business, a page that is likely to have been created in response to a Supreme Court decision allowing an antitrust lawsuit alleging Apple has a monopoly over iOS apps.

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Former App Store review chief discusses process, says concerned about competition with Apple apps

05/28/2019, 11:05 pm

In an interview published on Tuesday, Apple's former senior director of App Store Review Phillip Shoemaker provided rare insight into the company's process for approving third-party apps, and expressed concerns over increasing competition with Apple's own software.

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