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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's quiet update to Siri Shortcuts brings the niche tool into the mainstream

06/07/2019, 11:06 am

You're either a Siri Shortcuts fan, in which case the new features will absolutely delight you, or you've never looked at it. In which case, Apple wants to help you find out how useful Siri Shortcuts are for you.

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Developers talk about being 'Sherlocked' as Apple uses them 'for market research'

06/06/2019, 09:06 am

This year's WWDC saw Apple again choose to compete against some of the very developers it intends to encourage. AppleInsider spoke to three who've seen their apps and their livelihood come under threat because of Apple's new releases.

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Twitter for Mac returns this fall with macOS Catalina, built with Project Catalyst

06/04/2019, 05:06 pm

After a contentious decision to discontinue its Mac client last year, Twitter on Tuesday said it is working to bring the popular app back to Apple desktops and laptops in time for the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina.

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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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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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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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Steam Link debuts on iOS and tvOS a year after Apple rejected title for violating App Store guidelines

05/15/2019, 08:05 pm

A year after Apple rejected it from entering the App Store, Valve's Steam Link app is now available to stream games from user Steam libraries on Mac and PC to compatible iPhones, iPads or Apple TV devices.

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Apple contributes to new Statue of Liberty audio tour and AR app

05/14/2019, 08:05 pm

Apple reportedly lent a hand in -- or at least facilitated -- the creation of a new iOS app designed for the soon-to-open Statue of Liberty Museum, with the title serving both as a modern location-based audio tour and an augmented reality tool that brings Lady Liberty into the homes of millions.

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Apple removes three dating apps thought to violate FTC child protection act

05/06/2019, 07:05 pm

Apple and Google recently removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission discovered children under the age of 13 were able to sign up and use the services.

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No, Adobe did not cancel its popular $10 Creative Cloud Photography plan

05/02/2019, 08:05 pm

A number of visitors to Adobe's website recently noticed the popular $9.99 a month Creative Cloud Photography plan replaced by a $19.99 option, but the company says the change only impacts some customers and is not permanent. At least not yet.

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Our favorite tips and tricks for making the most out of Apple HomeKit

05/02/2019, 12:05 pm

HomeKit has made waves for being the easiest to use home automation platform, while still being extremely powerful. These are AppleInsider's top tips you may not know for getting the most out of your HomeKit setup.

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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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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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Adobe updates Creative Cloud video and audio tools ahead of NAB

04/03/2019, 09:04 am

Ahead of the NAB Show in Las Vegas this weekend, Adobe on Wednesday unveiled a wealth of enhancements to its video and audio editing software suite, with significant new features added to Creative Cloud apps like Premiere Pro, After Effects and more.

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Apple's March Event: the future of TV, games and news

03/18/2019, 08:03 am

To clarify where Apple is headed in television, it's useful to look back on what it's already done, and what it has intentionally avoided.

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Apple's March Event: a big new move into subscription software

03/17/2019, 01:03 pm

It's almost "show time." That's the phrasing used in media invitations to Apple's March 25 event, where the company is expected to unveil its subscription packages for video, news, magazines, and games. It appears Apple is continuing to "pull the thread" to see where the future of television leads, and it sure looks like that future is tight integration between iOS, Apple TV and HomePod.

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