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Topic: App Store

Apple tests out all-Arabic App Store in Middle East push

07/16/2019, 08:07 am

Apple is making a greater push into the Middle East with an Arabic version of the App Store, with the digital storefront offering localized content being tested in beta ahead of an expected public launch in September, in a bid to grow regional revenues from a proportionally younger population.

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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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Apple resurrects Texas Hold'em to mark 10+ years of the App Store

07/08/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple on Monday released a surprise 2.0 update of "Texas Hold'em," a poker game it originally produced for clickwheel iPods, now available for the latest iPhones.

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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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New Apple video ads sell App Store & iMessage security, recycling efforts

07/01/2019, 03:07 pm

Apple on Monday unloaded a burst of short "message" ads on YouTube, continuing its ongoing focus on user privacy and security.

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Apple's iOS developer fees and charges again targeted by class action suit

06/28/2019, 08:06 pm

An iOS developer on Friday lodged a class action complaint against Apple over alleged antitrust violations, claiming the company abuses its monopoly power of the iOS market to set price minimums, charge app makers a $99 annual developer fee and levy an effective 30% tax on sales.

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Apple warning customers that App Store gift cards can't pay income taxes

06/22/2019, 07:06 am

Apple is now warning customers up front that iTunes gift cards, in fact, cannot be used to pay taxes as number of fraud calls ramp up.

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'Executive review board' has final say on controversial App Store titles

06/21/2019, 04:06 pm

Each week, an "executive review board" led by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller meets to decide the fate of controversial App Store submissions, a report revealed on Friday.

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Adobe brings Lightroom to the Mac App Store

06/20/2019, 10:06 am

Adobe has brought Lightroom, its flagship photo editing and management app, to the Mac App Store a year after Apple announced its big revamp coinciding with the release of macOS Mojave. The move is Adobe's first major app to make the leap.

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Apple is fourth largest gaming company globally, thanks to the iPhone

06/19/2019, 10:06 am

Apple is the fourth-biggest public gaming company in the world, according to a report by analysts at Newzoo, with the continued rise of mobile gaming and its operation of the App Store helping the iPhone maker beat other games industry mainstays, including EA and Nintendo.

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App Store continues to vastly outpace Google Play in consumer spending

06/18/2019, 11:06 am

Publishers behind the biggest apps in the App Store are earning considerably more from Apple's virtual storefront than from Google Play, Sensor Tower estimates suggest, with iOS apps bringing in 64% more revenue than Android counterparts.

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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 updates enterprise certificate rules to curb abusive apps

06/14/2019, 12:06 pm

Apple has changed its rules governing the use of enterprise certificates by developers, giving it the ability to review apps under the scheme at any time and without warning, in order to prevent abuse of the program to circumvent the App Store's rules.

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Apple's new protections for kids could force PBS to pull its apps

06/11/2019, 11:06 pm

Paula Kerger, Public Broadcasting Company president and CEO, warns that the popular "PBS Kids" streaming app may be pulled from the App Store due to Apple's new privacy policies covering apps marketed to children.

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Apple eases up on third-party parental control app restrictions, introduces new MDM guidelines

06/04/2019, 05:06 pm

Perhaps worried about imminent antitrust probes by the U.S. government, Apple has reportedly eased off on rules concerning parental control apps that use mobile device management (MDM) and virtual private network (VPN) technology to track and limit user screen time.

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Developers sue Apple over $99 annual fee, mandatory pricing increments of $0.99

06/04/2019, 11:06 am

Two iOS developers have filed a class-action suit claiming that Apple abuses its position as the owner of the App Store by dictating pricing tiers, and that its mandatory annual fee for all developers is "profit-killing."

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Apple suffered from limited Apple Music, App Store outages [u]

06/04/2019, 09:06 am

Starting at about 8 A.M. Eastern Time and continuing for about four hours, some Apple saw outages in Apple Music, and the App Stores for both macOS and iOS. [Updated with resolution]

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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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Apple drops the hammer on third-party ads & trackers in kids apps

06/03/2019, 04:06 pm

As anticipated, Apple has updated its App Store guidelines to completely block developers from including third-party ads or analytics in kids titles.

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EU antitrust agency waiting on Apple's response to Spotify's complaints

06/03/2019, 10:06 am

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has asked Apple some questions, and is waiting to hear back before a decision is made about the investigation of Spotify's antitrust complaints in the EU.

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