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Topic: App Store

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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Apple's latest app crackdown scrubs over 700 titles from Chinese App Store

11/29/2018, 07:11 pm

In the past few days, over 700 apps have reportedly been pulled from the Chinese App Store as the company tries to wrestle control of its most important app market.

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Apple lays out 2018's holiday downtime for App Store submissions

11/27/2018, 04:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced its traditional holiday downtime for new App Store submissions, this year scheduled for between Dec. 23 and 27 Pacific time.

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Supreme Court questions Apple's arguments over App Store antitrust suit

11/27/2018, 09:11 am

The U.S. Supreme Court challenged about Apple's oral arguments concerning accusations the App Store is a monopoly during oral arguments on Monday, with the iPhone producer insisting the antitrust suit should be brought by app developers, rather than consumers.

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Future path of Apple's App Stores at stake in Monday's Supreme Court arguments

11/26/2018, 07:11 am

A contentious class action suit accusing Apple of holding and maintaining a monopoly on app distribution for the iPhone plus overcharging hits the Supreme Court on Monday, with the suit seeking millions of dollars -- and it could potentially have wide-ranging implications industry-wide.

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Apple axed Tumblr from App Store because of failed child pornography filters

11/20/2018, 09:11 am

Tumblr's sudden disappearance from the iOS App Store on Friday -- still unresolved -- was because material slipped through the blogging network's child pornography filters, according to the company.

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US senators ask FTC to tackle rampant advertising in kids' apps for iPhone & other platforms

11/13/2018, 03:11 pm

Three U.S. Senators issued a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, calling on the agency to address the problem of ads in mobile games targeting kids 5 or younger.

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2008 Steve Jobs interview about early App Store success & future of Facebook emerges

11/02/2018, 01:11 pm

A previously unheard interview recording with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was published, giving a glimpse into his perspective just a month after the launch of the iPhone App Store in 2008.

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Apple Q4 services revenue up to nearly $10B, Apple Pay transactions tripled

11/01/2018, 05:11 pm

Excluding a one-time payment, Apple's services revenue rose 27 percent during the September quarter to $9.981 billion, aided by the company's usual suspects but in no small part by a sharp rise in Apple Pay transactions.

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Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update leaves iPhones unresponsive [u]

10/22/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple on Monday informed employees it has identified an issue with gas price tracking app GasBuddy that causes iPhones running the title to become unresponsive.

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Some YouTube TV subscribers receiving $10 in App Store credit for recent outage

10/22/2018, 09:10 am

Live streaming service YouTube TV is in some cases apologizing for an outage last Tuesday with $10 in automatic App Store credit, arranged in conjunction with Apple.

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China App Store growth slowing, but only in short term & nothing to worry about says analyst

10/18/2018, 01:10 pm

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a look at Apple's App Store numbers in China, and while there does appear to be a combination of factors provoking a short-term stall in growth for Apple's iOS App Store, earnings will still be massive, and long-term Services revenue won't be impacted much, if at all.

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Apple seemingly cracking down on 'scammy' subscription apps

10/16/2018, 07:10 pm

Apple appears to be ridding the App Store of so-called "scammy" apps after multiple media outlets exposed questionable pricing tactics that dupe users into expensive subscriptions.

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