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Topic: Mac App Store

New US bill would ban loot boxes in games for people under 18

05/23/2019, 03:05 pm

Moving forward as promised, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri formally introduced a bill on Thursday that would halt sales of gaming loot boxes to people under 18.

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Proposed US bill would ban loot boxes in Mac & iOS games for players under 18

05/08/2019, 02:05 pm

A bill proposed by U.S. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri would prohibit game developers from selling loot boxes in Mac, iPhone, and iPad games played by people under 18.

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App Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store outage affecting small number of users [u: resolved]

05/08/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple is currently enduring an outage of the App Store, iTunes Store, and Mac App Store, with a small number of users unable to access or make purchases within each of the digital storefronts for the moment.

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Some macOS users having problems with discovery in App Store [u]

05/02/2019, 02:05 pm

Some Mac users are having problems accessing the Mac App Store, with reports of issues accessing items on a few of the store's pages meaning they cannot see what apps are being recommended by Apple, nor charts of what apps other users are installing -- but server-side fixes are underway.

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Apple now lets Mac app developers release updates in phases instead of to all users at once

03/20/2019, 06:03 am

Apple has given Mac developers the option to issue updates that roll out over a week, so if problems are discovered, the release can be paused before it reaches everyone.

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2019 iPhone, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro rumors, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/22/2019, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the rumored 2019 iPhones, MacBook Pro, and modular Mac Pro. Victor also has a comment on Google's hidden microphone in the Nest Secure system.

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Pixelmator Pro gets new layer tools, clipping masks, more in 'Prism' update

01/22/2019, 11:01 pm

In the third major update to Pixelmator Pro, the popular image editor gains several new features and enhancements including organizational improvements, clipping masks, and new controls.

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How to stop the Mac App Store from saying you have no previous purchases

01/10/2019, 02:01 pm

You know you've bought an app before but your Mac says you haven't. It's not a problem that affects everyone, but if you also happen to use Family Sharing then you are more prone to it. AppleInsider details the different workarounds and solutions that may help you.

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Pixelmator Pro update for macOS adds redesigned Color Balance tool

12/06/2018, 07:12 am

Pixelmator Pro for the Mac has been updated to version 1.2.4, bringing with it many new features -- most prominently, a redesigned Color Balance tool adjustment.

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Sen. Rubio takes Apple to task for slow response to Adware Doctor's data harvesting

09/19/2018, 03:09 pm

A frequent critic of the company in regards to China, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has reportedly sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company didn't immediately react to word a Mac App Store title was exporting browser histories to the country.

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Apple says iPhone & Watch apps will have to support iOS 12, watchOS 5 & new hardware by March

09/12/2018, 07:09 pm

Following its Wednesday GM releases, Apple on Wednesday began calling for developers to submit apps compatible with iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, warning that iPhone and Apple Watch apps will have to meet new standards come March.

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Top Mac App Store utility 'Adware Doctor' is stealing user information [u]

09/07/2018, 10:09 am

Security researcher Patrick Wardle says one of the most popular apps on the Mac App Store "surreptitiously exfiltrates highly sensitive user information" and is likely exporting it to China.

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iWork apps updated with new audio features and Smart Annotation enhancements

06/14/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple on Thursday issued updates to all three members of its iWork suite -- Pages, Keynote, Numbers -- on both Mac and iOS, bringing a slew of new features and enhancements including native audio recording, editing and playback capabilities.

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Apple's free app trials a band-aid, will be tough on developers

06/07/2018, 11:06 am

Apple's recent codification of free app trials in App Store guidelines is really just cementing an existing practice, and still leaves many problems on the table for developers and consumers alike.

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Free trials of games & other apps coming to the App Store

06/06/2018, 09:06 am

Granting a long-standing wish from developers, Apple this week updated its App Store guidelines to allow free trials for all apps, rather than just those based on subscriptions.

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Mac App Store getting iOS treatment, Office 365, BBedit, Lightroom CC and more

06/04/2018, 03:06 pm

As rumored, the Mac App Store is getting a whole new iOS-inspired redesign in macOS Mojave, complete with a renewed focus on app curation. With the new design, long-term holdouts Adobe and Microsoft are finally bringing their apps to the storefront.

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Apple's cross-platform app solution likely to debut in 2019, report says

04/30/2018, 10:04 pm

According to a new report from well-connected blogger John Gruber, Apple's project to deliver macOS support to iOS apps will debut in 2019, not 2018 as previously guessed.

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With Twitter for Mac dead, here are the best alternatives for tweeting via macOS

03/01/2018, 01:03 pm

If you've been using Twitter for Mac, it's time to shop around. Twitter's recent announcement it would no longer offer its app for download in the Mac App Store or support existing downloads beyond March has Twitter app-loving Mac users scrambling for a replacement.

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Report reaffirms Apple still plans to 'allow iPad apps to run on Macs this year'

01/31/2018, 09:01 am

Despite multiple reports saying key features in "iOS 12" have been delayed to allow Apple to improve performance and squash bugs, one highly anticipated feature expected to make it easier for developers to port apps from iOS to macOS is said to still be on target to launch later this year.

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Apple's project 'Marzipan' will let iOS apps run on the Mac in 2018 - report

12/20/2017, 10:12 am

As a way to bolster software offerings on Mac, Apple is reportedly planning to blur the lines between its macOS and iOS platforms, allowing iPhone and iPad apps from the hugely successful iOS App Store to run on a Mac.

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