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Topic: App Store

Apple's shutdown of Facebook's internal apps was a light punishment for a repeat offender

01/31/2019, 09:01 am

You can ascribe motives to Apple switching off Facebook's internal apps, but you can't argue that it didn't have the right or even the obligation to do so -- and it may not have gone far enough. We may rarely read the terms and conditions, but Facebook did and broke them anyway, and is now paying the price.

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Facebook issues memo on Apple Enterprise Certificate fiasco as employees vent frustration

01/30/2019, 08:01 pm

Facebook is conducting internal damage control after Apple yanked the social media giant's enterprise developer certificates, a move that effectively disabled internal apps used by thousands of Facebook employees.

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Facebook pays users to sideload data-gathering VPN in apparent violation of Apple privacy policies [u]

01/29/2019, 07:01 pm

Facebook appears to be once again flouting Apple's developer guidelines regarding user privacy, as a report on Tuesday reveals the social media giant is paying users ages 17 to 35 to install a VPN that aggressively monitors usage habits.

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Apple updates App Store rules to prevent tricking users into subscriptions

01/28/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple is alerting developers to updated App Store rules and Human Interface Guidelines, spelling out what's acceptable when it comes to selling in-app subscriptions.

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Fulfilling a WWDC promise, Microsoft Office 365 arrives on the Mac App Store

01/24/2019, 01:01 pm

Now you can download Microsoft Word, Excel and most of the rest of the suite from Apple's Mac App Store, and sign up for a subscription with an in-app purchase.

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Apple stock threatened by growing backlash against App Store revenue cut

01/18/2019, 10:01 am

Rumblings against Apple's sizable take from App Store revenues could have an impact on the company's stock, given the new focus on Services revenue, an analyst said on Friday.

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App Store breaks sales records for holiday period, New Year resolutions help set single-day record

01/03/2019, 12:01 pm

Customers of the App Store have set new spending records over the holidays, Apple has confirmed, with late-in-the-year purchases helping to cap off an already record-breaking year, as well as starting 2019 with a new single-day record.

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Netflix kills in-app subscription option for iPhone & iPad users

12/28/2018, 04:12 pm

Joining some other prominent companies, video streaming service Netflix is no longer allowing new customers to subscribe via iTunes -- that is, by way of an in-app purchase on their iPhone or iPad.

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Check out your 2018 Apple Music stats with this free app

12/27/2018, 03:12 pm

As the year comes to a close and we look back upon it, a new app has just been released that lets you explore a few stats regarding your Apple Music history throughout the year.

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App Store shoppers will soon be able to gift in-app purchases

12/19/2018, 04:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday altered its App Store guidelines to allow sending in-app purchases as gifts, extending gifting beyond just apps themselves.

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Jailbreaking takes a hit as Cydia "app store" shutters

12/15/2018, 12:12 am

The end may be nigh for iOS jailbreaking as the Cydia Store officially shut down this week, depriving a once thriving community of an important app distribution platform.

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Tumblr returns to iOS App Store ahead of 'adult' content ban

12/13/2018, 06:12 pm

Photo-centric blogging platform Tumblr returned to the iOS App Store this week after its app was pulled last month following the discovery that the service was hosting child pornography.

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Apple activates Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect

12/13/2018, 05:12 pm

Developers on Thursday received a powerful new tool to track customer engagement in macOS Mojave, as Apple activated Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect.

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Epic Games pulls pioneering 'Infinity Blade' trilogy from iOS App Store

12/10/2018, 07:12 pm

Epic Games, developers of worldwide phenomenon Fortnite, on Monday pulled all titles attached to its venerable iOS franchise "Infinity Blade" from the App Store, citing difficulties to maintain support for the apps.

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Some iPhone apps handing precise location data to as many as 40 businesses

12/10/2018, 10:12 am

Despite Apple's strict controls on privacy, a number of iOS apps are not only tracking precise location information on anonymized users but sharing it with third-party businesses -- sometimes dozens of them, a report revealed on Monday.

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Apple scrutinizing and rejecting some third-party screen time apps

12/05/2018, 05:12 pm

The launch of iOS 12 and Screen Time in September has resulted in Apple taking a harsh stance with some competing "digital health" apps, which have reportedly been subject to extra review, blocking, or removal -- even in the case of titles that have been around for years.

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Apple confirms 70 percent of iOS devices now running iOS 12

12/04/2018, 03:12 pm

The adoption rate for iOS 12 is considerably faster than that of iOS 11, Apple has confirmed, with new figures revealing the latest generation of the company's operating system for iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch is now installed on 70 percent of all iOS-based devices.

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Best of 2018: Apple reveals most popular apps, games, movies and more

12/04/2018, 02:12 am

As it does every year, Apple on Tuesday released a list of the year's "best" digital content up for offer on its various digital storefronts, from the iOS App Store to Apple Books.

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Rogue heart rate app highlights flaws in Apple's closed-door review process

11/30/2018, 01:11 pm

Today, multiple media outlets brought attention to a malicious "heart rate" scanning app that attempted to dupe wide-eyed shoppers into buying a $90 in-app purchase, which highlights that Apple still needs to do a lot more work on the app review process.

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WWDC-featured title 'The Elder Scrolls: Blades' delayed until early 2019 for iOS and Android

11/30/2018, 06:11 am

Bethesda's much-anticipated iOS title "The Elder Scrolls: Blades" that was shown off at the 2018 WWDC has been pushed into 2019, the developer has announced.

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