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Topic: App Store

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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Apple to lift restrictions on third-party apps using Siri

10/02/2019, 08:10 am

A future iOS update will have Siri use whatever app a user prefers, meaning apps such as WhatsApp could effectively replace the default Apple apps.

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Apple's Cook addresses App Store monopoly, Apple TV+ launch, iPhone 11 in interview

10/01/2019, 07:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his annual European press tour this week with a visit to Berlin, where he met app developers, visited local Apple stores and discussed a range of pressing topics in an interview with a local journalist.

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How to use the App Store on Apple Watch

09/25/2019, 07:09 am

It's the App Store, but not quite as we know it. Here's how to use, and just what you can find, on the new App Store for Apple Watch in watchOS 6.

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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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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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Prominent Apple apps in App Store search results face more criticism

09/09/2019, 08:09 am

The search function of Apple's App Store has come under fire again with a report reasserting the claim the algorithm unfairly pushes Apple's own apps to the top of the list in related searches, making it tough for competing apps providing similar services to find an audience.

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Apple's App Store had a great summer, says Morgan Stanley

09/06/2019, 01:09 pm

The App Store is seeing high revenue growth this quarter, analysts at Morgan Stanley claim, at the same time as predicting the launch of a 16-inch MacBook Pro and new iPad Pro models at the September iPhone event on Tuesday.

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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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Editorial: What Apple's App Store secrecy reveals about its 'iPhone 11' event

09/03/2019, 10:09 am

Less than a week before Apple unveils its latest "by innovation only" iPhones, the rumor mill and data mining is in full swing. However, the most important element of Apple's global success is not contingent upon a new feature introduction or perhaps a new product initiative, but rather the continued success of the software market that acts as the ecosystem binding together virtually everything Apple sells: the App Store.

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'Pokemon Masters' available to download on iOS a day early

08/28/2019, 11:08 pm

Pokemon Masters, the latest free-to-play Pokemon title from Japanese developer DeNA, has been released early on Apple's iOS App Store.

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App Store shakeup limits simulated gambling to users aged 17+

08/20/2019, 11:08 am

Apple is changing how some apps are presented in the App Store, with a message to developers warning simulated gambling apps are now rated 17+ in all countries, while enabling some apps with mature content to be available to users in the Republic of Korea aged 19 or over.

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Risky free VPNs still available in Apple App Store & Google Play despite warnings

08/13/2019, 01:08 pm

Apple and Google are still allowing a number of potentially unsafe free VPN apps to be downloaded from respective app stores, despite warnings that many of the apps pose a privacy risk to consumers, primarily from the apps questionable ownership by Chinese organizations.

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Apple facing antitrust examination in Russia

08/08/2019, 06:08 am

Russia has joined the list of countries taking a look at alleged antitrust law violations by Apple, this time, over removal of parental monitoring applications from the App Store.

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Re-emergence of China market is driving Apple's App Store recovery

08/07/2019, 10:08 am

Morgan Stanley is telling its investors that the growth of Apple's App Store is accelerating after a previous decline, and that this is due to the a recovery in revenues from China.

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Mixer vaults to top of App Store because of 'Ninja' switch from Twitch

08/03/2019, 08:08 am

Mixer, Microsoft's game-centric live streaming service, saw a surge of popularity that sent it to the top of the App Store charts on Friday, driven by the news celebrity streamer 'Ninja' will be moving over to it exclusively from market leader Twitch.

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How to fix Apple's App Store bug about 'accepting' apps before an update

07/29/2019, 03:07 pm

If your Mac won't let you update one of Apple's apps until you click on 'Accept,' here's what to do when there is no such button.

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