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Topic: App Store

Parental control apps clap back at Apple statement on MDM technology

05/01/2019, 06:05 pm

Parental control and screen time monitoring apps are fighting back against Apple's decision to strike the titles from the App Store over alleged security risks, saying in separate blog posts that the tech giant's reasoning is flawed and its statement on the matter misleading.

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Purged screen time monitoring apps misused enterprise tools, Schiller says

04/28/2019, 12:04 am

A critical New York Times report on Saturday suggested Apple culls screen time monitoring apps that compete similar first-party features built into iOS. In response, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said the titles in question abuse a device management technology designed for enterprise users.

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Bug in Apple's iTunes and iOS App Store stopping some users from downloading or updating purchases [u]

04/25/2019, 06:04 am

An unknown number of users are currently unable to buy new apps or download updates because of a bug in Apple's iOS App Store, with impacted users being prompted to accept new terms and conditions in an infinite loop.

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TikTok returns to App Store in India following week-long ban

04/24/2019, 09:04 pm

Popular Chinese video sharing app TikTok is again available on India's app stores, ending a week-long, court-ordered ban that restricted downloads of the title in its largest growth market.

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Apple pulls TikTok from India's App Store in compliance with government ban

04/16/2019, 11:04 pm

Following weeks of legal wrangling, Apple and Google on Wednesday complied with government demands and removed popular video sharing app TikTok from their respective app stores.

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Apple adds 'Confirm Subscription' step to iOS app subscription purchases

04/11/2019, 11:04 pm

In what appears to be a bid to thwart "scammy" apps, Apple recently activated an extra confirmation step in iOS that requires users to physically interact with a pop-up notification before committing to the purchase of recurring app subscription.

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Editorial: HomePod is as powerful as the iPhone 6, so let's have an App Store for it

04/11/2019, 02:04 pm

Amazon and Google have the reputation for selling smart speakers with far more features than Apple's HomePod. Yet Apple's brilliant music player is really a powerful device that just needs an App Store to make it the smartest speaker of them all.

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Netherlands competition regulator investigating App Store dominance abuse claims

04/11/2019, 09:04 am

Apple is being investigated by a competition regulator in the Netherlands over the dominance of the App Store to determine if Apple has abused its position in the app marketplace, and has put out a call to developers asking for examples of potential abuses.

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Hands on: Pixelmator Photo is king of the iPad photo editing apps

04/09/2019, 03:04 pm

Since Pixelmator Photo is now available for iPad, AppleInsider takes you on a deep dive of the features and performance you can expect from the latest tablet-bound image editor.

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App Store revenue still stable, with Chinese gaming revenue remaining a highlight

04/04/2019, 01:04 pm

The App Store is continuing to be a stable source of Services revenue for Apple, Morgan Stanley analysts claim, with revenue from the digital storefront up 15 percent year-on-year on the back of Chinese gaming revenue, but entertainment-related apps are apparently worth monitoring for a potential downturn.

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Pixelmator Photo arrives next week on iPad, available for preorder now

04/02/2019, 05:04 pm

After being highlighted onstage at Apple's iPad Pro special event last fall, Pixelmator Photo will be released next week, and customers can get their preorder in right now on the iOS App Store.

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App Store spending forecast to double, hit $96 billion by 2023

03/28/2019, 03:03 pm

The public's App Store spending should double between now and 2023 to hit $96 billion and retain a commanding lead over Android, analytics firm SensorTower predicted on Thursday.

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Tips: How to check on and cancel software and service subscriptions on your iPhone or iPad

03/23/2019, 04:03 pm

It's very easy to add another cheap subscription if you're want to try out an app or a video service. Before you know it, though, you're paying out a lot of money every month. Here's how to find out what you've subscribed to, through the App Store and what you can do about it.

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Spotify says Apple a 'monopolist' in escalating war of words

03/16/2019, 01:03 pm

Spotify described Apple as a "monopolist" late Friday, dissecting the latter's reaction to a competition complaint Spotify submitted to the European Commission.

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Apple's control over the App Store now 'completely unsustainable,' says Spotify CEO

03/14/2019, 12:03 pm

Spotify founder Daniel Ek once more criticized App Store policies on Thursday at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin, arguing that Apple has stacked the deck in its favor unfairly.

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Spotify's call for different App Store treatment could help push Apple's revenue cut down

03/14/2019, 11:03 am

Actions by Spotify and regulatory bodies could put "more pressure" on the App Store, potentially even leading to Apple lowering its revenue take, Macquarie Research said on Thursday.

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Spark email client receives major update to turn emails into delegated tasks for teams

03/13/2019, 09:03 am

Popular macOS and iOS email client Spark got a significant update. adding a unique feature to make it even more powerful for teams.

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Apple promotes App Store by adding a 10% bonus when you add funds

03/11/2019, 07:03 am

Until Thursday, March 14, if you top up your iTunes or App Store account Apple will add 10 percent, limited to a maximum top-up of $200.

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How to download prior versions of apps onto an older iPhone or iPad that can't run iOS 12

03/10/2019, 11:03 am

Apple hasn't totally left old iPad owners behind. In addition to still signing the last iOS releases for those devices, you can still download software for them -- assuming you know where to look.

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Elizabeth Warren confirms Apple is on her big tech breakup list

03/10/2019, 09:03 am

Speaking at SXSW, presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren explicitly called out Apple's App Store as one example of what would need to be split away from the company to comply with her big tech breakup plan, if Apple wanted to continue to distribute its own apps and services.

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