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Topic: App Store

Members of congress demand Apple take down Saudi Absher app

02/25/2019, 09:02 am

Members of Congress have written to Apple and Google to demand the removal of the controversial Saudi Arabia government Absher app, with the companies accused of being "accomplices in the oppression of Saudi Arabian women" by offering it for download.

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Apple has doled out $120 billion to app developers worldwide in 11 years

02/21/2019, 06:02 am

In the 11 years since Apple first opened the App Store, developers worldwide have received over $120 billion, with European developers collecting just over $25 billion of that.

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Apple considering WWDC Mac Pro reveal, expansion of 'Project Marzipan'

02/20/2019, 07:02 am

WWDC may not see just the reveal of the Mac Pro ahead of an expected launch later in the year, but also an expansion of the initiative that makes it easier for developers to create one app for most of Apple's platforms.

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College student caught trafficking drugs through iOS app, title still available on App Store

02/19/2019, 11:02 pm

A UC Santa Cruz student was indicted last week on charges of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine, business he allegedly conducted through an app made available on Apple's iOS App Store.

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Apple Enterprise Certificates leveraged to distribute hacked versions of popular apps

02/14/2019, 12:02 am

A report Wednesday added to escalating controversy regarding Apple's Enterprise Certificate program, saying the tool is being used to distribute hacked versions of popular apps, effectively sidestepping stringent App Store guidelines.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' passes $500M, crushes Nintendo's other smartphone games

02/13/2019, 10:02 am

Nintendo's most successful smartphone game to date is "Fire Emblem Heroes," reaping over $500 million and brushing away all of the company's other properties like "Super Mario Run" and "Animal Crossing."

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Apple's Tim Cook will 'take a look' at controversial Saudi app used to track women

02/13/2019, 08:02 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised his company will "take a look" at Absher, a Saudi government app with a feature letting men control the travel of their wives and daughters.

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Porn and gambling apps abuse Apple's Enterprise Certificates process to avoid App Store rules

02/12/2019, 12:02 pm

Major tech companies like Facebook and Google are not the only ones taking advantage of Apple's Enterprise Certificate program, as a report has discovered apps dedicated to pornography and gambling are using the system to bypass Apple's App Store content guidelines.

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US Senator demands Apple & Google pull app used by Saudis to oppress women

02/12/2019, 12:02 pm

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has issued a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, calling on the pair to pull an app used to track the movements of Saudi women.

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iPhone owners in the US spent an average of $79 on apps in 2018

02/11/2019, 05:02 pm

Although Apple has had to take measures to keep them in check, App Store subscriptions may indeed be pushing up the amount of money extracted from iPhone owners, according to new research estimates.

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iOS 11 users unable to reach App Store, Apple Music, or iTunes

02/01/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple on Friday confirmed that some people are encountering problems reaching the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes if they're using an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11.

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Facebook, Google, and Apple in the spotlight for security issues on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/01/2019, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William debate how we're going to reveal all our personal details to Facebook now that Apple has gone and spoiled the fun.

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Nintendo's Dr. Mario World comes to iOS this summer

01/31/2019, 11:01 pm

Nintendo continues to embrace the mobile market with the announcement of a new Dr. Mario franchise installment set to release on iOS and Android by "early summer" 2019.

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Apple restores Google enterprise developer certificate after five-hour ban

01/31/2019, 11:01 pm

Roughly five hours after Apple revoked Google's enterprise developer certificate over an illicit data gathering campaign, the iPhone maker late Thursday restored access to the program just as it did for Facebook hours earlier.

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Apple restores Facebook enterprise certificates following 'Facebook Research' fallout

01/31/2019, 06:01 pm

Facebook on Thursday saw its Apple enterprise certification restored after the privileges were revoked due to developer guideline violations, meaning the company can bring a clutch of integral internal apps back online.

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Apple kills Google's enterprise development certificate because of Screenwise Meter

01/31/2019, 04:01 pm

Apple on Thursday took action against Google for violating terms of its developer agreement, and has rescinded the search giant's enterprise development certificate like it did when Facebook was caught doing much the same.

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Apple's shutdown of Facebook's internal apps was a light punishment for a repeat offender

01/31/2019, 09:01 am

You can ascribe motives to Apple switching off Facebook's internal apps, but you can't argue that it didn't have the right or even the obligation to do so -- and it may not have gone far enough. We may rarely read the terms and conditions, but Facebook did and broke them anyway, and is now paying the price.

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Facebook issues memo on Apple Enterprise Certificate fiasco as employees vent frustration

01/30/2019, 08:01 pm

Facebook is conducting internal damage control after Apple yanked the social media giant's enterprise developer certificates, a move that effectively disabled internal apps used by thousands of Facebook employees.

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Facebook pays users to sideload data-gathering VPN in apparent violation of Apple privacy policies [u]

01/29/2019, 07:01 pm

Facebook appears to be once again flouting Apple's developer guidelines regarding user privacy, as a report on Tuesday reveals the social media giant is paying users ages 17 to 35 to install a VPN that aggressively monitors usage habits.

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Apple updates App Store rules to prevent tricking users into subscriptions

01/28/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple is alerting developers to updated App Store rules and Human Interface Guidelines, spelling out what's acceptable when it comes to selling in-app subscriptions.

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