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Topic: App Store

Spotify says Apple a 'monopolist' in escalating war of words

03/16/2019, 01:03 pm

Spotify described Apple as a "monopolist" late Friday, dissecting the latter's reaction to a competition complaint Spotify submitted to the European Commission.

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Apple's control over the App Store now 'completely unsustainable,' says Spotify CEO

03/14/2019, 12:03 pm

Spotify founder Daniel Ek once more criticized App Store policies on Thursday at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin, arguing that Apple has stacked the deck in its favor unfairly.

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Spotify's call for different App Store treatment could help push Apple's revenue cut down

03/14/2019, 11:03 am

Actions by Spotify and regulatory bodies could put "more pressure" on the App Store, potentially even leading to Apple lowering its revenue take, Macquarie Research said on Thursday.

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Spark email client receives major update to turn emails into delegated tasks for teams

03/13/2019, 09:03 am

Popular macOS and iOS email client Spark got a significant update. adding a unique feature to make it even more powerful for teams.

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Apple promotes App Store by adding a 10% bonus when you add funds

03/11/2019, 07:03 am

Until Thursday, March 14, if you top up your iTunes or App Store account Apple will add 10 percent, limited to a maximum top-up of $200.

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How to download prior versions of apps onto an older iPhone or iPad that can't run iOS 12

03/10/2019, 11:03 am

Apple hasn't totally left old iPad owners behind. In addition to still signing the last iOS releases for those devices, you can still download software for them -- assuming you know where to look.

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Elizabeth Warren confirms Apple is on her big tech breakup list

03/10/2019, 09:03 am

Speaking at SXSW, presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren explicitly called out Apple's App Store as one example of what would need to be split away from the company to comply with her big tech breakup plan, if Apple wanted to continue to distribute its own apps and services.

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Elizabeth Warren calls for tech giant breakup, with Apple in the cross-hairs

03/08/2019, 11:03 am

On Friday, Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren advocated for breaking up major tech companies with large services, specifically naming Amazon, Facebook, and Google -- but Apple fits in the targeted category as well.

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Nintendo asking partner iPhone developers to avoid gouging gamers on in-app purchases

03/07/2019, 11:03 am

In what would be an unusual step for most companies, Nintendo is reportedly telling its partner mobile developers to avoid squeezing players too hard for in-app purchases -- even though both parties would stand to benefit from the revenue.

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Apple announces new Girls Who Code partnership to mark International Women's Day

02/28/2019, 10:02 am

Apple is planning a marketing push in recognition of International Women's Day on March 8, including a new partnership with Girls Who Code.

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Apple pulls duplicate App Store VoIP titles accused of exploiting search categories

02/27/2019, 11:02 am

Apple has scrubbed a number of VoIP apps from the App Store following a report that some developers were creating clones to capture more search traffic.

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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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