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Twitter returns to Mac thanks to Apple's Catalyst

10/11/2019, 03:10 am

Some 20 months after it decided to discontinue its Mac client, ubiquitous social media platform Twitter on Thursday made good on promises to release a new app built on Apple's Catalyst framework.

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Chinese state media: Apple is 'unwise and reckless' for restoring police monitoring app

10/09/2019, 08:10 am

Following Apple's decision to reinstate the previously removed HKmap Live app, China's official news publication criticizes the firm and accuses it of aiding the protestors.

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Mario Kart Tour notches estimated 90M downloads in first week of availability

10/02/2019, 09:10 pm

"Mario Kart Tour" clocked an estimated 90 million downloads in the week following its debut, according to a report released Wednesday, making the racing game Nintendo's fastest moving mobile launch ever.

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Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour goes live on iOS after multiple delays

09/25/2019, 05:09 am

Nintendo franchise Mario Kart officially arrived on Apple's iOS and Google's Android on Wednesday with the launch of "Mario Kart Tour," marking a mobile platform debut for the popular racing game series.

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Apple adds external storage support for iMovie, new content for Clips in app updates

09/24/2019, 05:09 pm

On the heels of Tuesday's release of iOS 13.1, Apple issued a pair of updates to first-party video content creation apps iMovie and Clips, adding new features like support for external storage, Dark Mode and more.

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Apple to raise App Store pricing in Japan due to tax change

09/23/2019, 11:09 pm

Apple on Monday notified developers that App Store pricing will increase in Japan this October due to a tax code update, changes that impact individual app sales and in-app purchases.

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Apple's TestFlight app updated with Dark Mode support

09/23/2019, 08:09 pm

Following the release of iOS 13 last week, Apple on Monday updated its TestFlight beta testing app for iOS with support for Dark Mode, a minor feature addition that goes a long way toward providing a more integrated app experience.

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How to delete apps in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

09/19/2019, 09:09 am

With the new iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple has again changed how you delete, or rearrange, apps on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It's simple enough when you know, but you're not going to find it by accident.

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Apple introduces billing grace period for auto-renewing subscriptions

09/12/2019, 05:09 pm

Apple on Thursday informed developers it is rolling out a new subscription remittance feature that grants users a grace for unsuccessful auto-renewals, a solution the company hopes will reduce customer churn.

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Apple's Catalyst polarizes developers ahead of iOS 13, Catalina launch

09/04/2019, 10:09 am

After months of working with Catalyst, and just ahead of the release of macOS Catalina, developers have thoughts on what's good and what's still surprisingly bad about Apple's project to get iOS apps on the Mac.

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Apple returns parental control app OurPact to App Store after February purge

07/11/2019, 08:07 pm

Some five months after Apple struck parental control app OurPact from the App Store over user privacy concerns, the company reinstated the title this week without comment.

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Zoom to patch flaw that enabled access to Mac webcams

07/09/2019, 06:07 pm

Following the disclosure -- and wide media coverage -- of a zero-day flaw in video conferencing service Zoom's Mac client that enables easy access to a user's camera feed, the company on Tuesday reversed course and said it plans to issue a fix for the vulnerability.

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Apple's App Store generated 80% more revenue than Google Play with a third as many installs in first half of 2019

07/03/2019, 06:07 pm

Apple's iOS App Store continued to dominate the worldwide market in terms of revenue gained from premium apps and in-app purchases over the first half of 2019, with the online storefront generating nearly 1.8 times the revenue of rival Google's store for Android devices.

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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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