Apple removes third-party parental control apps due to privacy and security reasons

In general, the Cupertino giant Apple has always believed that parents should have tools to manage their children’s device usage. Having said that, the company recently removed several parental control apps from the App Store. Continue reading “Apple removes third-party parental control apps due to privacy and security reasons”

Microsoft Office 365 now available via the Apple Mac App Store

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Apple has announced that Microsoft Office 365 for the first time is available on the Mac App Store, thus making it easier for Mac users to download Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and the whole suite of Microsoft’s popular apps. Users can also purchase a subscription for Office 365 from within the apps. Continue reading “Microsoft Office 365 now available via the Apple Mac App Store”

Apple App Store recorded $1.22 billion revenue during holiday week

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Apple has announced that App Store customers worldwide set new spending records over the holidays. The company says that the App Store spending topped with a record $1.22 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Apple users also spent over $322 million on New Year’s Day 2019 alone, setting a new single-day record. Continue reading “Apple App Store recorded $1.22 billion revenue during holiday week”

Apple accepting Mercy Corps Donations through App Store and iTunes Store for Kerala floods

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Apple today has updated banners on its App Store and iTunes Store on Mac and iOS devices in the U.S. requesting users to donate to Mercy Corps to support those who have been affected by massive flooding in Kerala. If you aren’t following, Floods in Kerala have effected a lot of districts in the state since August 8th. Continue reading “Apple accepting Mercy Corps Donations through App Store and iTunes Store for Kerala floods”

Apple updates App Store review guidelines to prevent app developers from sharing user data

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Apple has quietly closed the loophole that lets app makers store and share data without users consent. The company last week changed its App Store rules to limit how developers use information about iPhone owners’ friends and other contacts. This indeed is a perfect move from Apple that puts an end to years of practice where developers ask users for access to their phone contacts, and then later use it for marketing without proper permissions. Continue reading “Apple updates App Store review guidelines to prevent app developers from sharing user data”

Apple rebrands iTunes Connect to App Store Connect

Apple today has officially rebranded the iTunes Connect to App Store Connect and it confirmed the same in developer blog. There will no change in terms of functionality and it offers the same thing as iTunes Connect. It also includes a brand new iOS app to make the process of uploading, submitting, and managing applications easier. Continue reading “Apple rebrands iTunes Connect to App Store Connect”

Apple removes Telegram Messenger from App Store for ‘Inappropriate Content’ [Update: It’s back]

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[Update: Telegram app is back on the app store along with the Telegram X]

Apple has removed the popular messaging application “Telegram’ from the App Store for ‘Inappropriate Content.’ Apple usually pulls the apps that violated Apple’s developer guidelines for iOS apps.  The absence of Telegram was first noted by a Reddit user yesterday.  Continue reading “Apple removes Telegram Messenger from App Store for ‘Inappropriate Content’ [Update: It’s back]”

Apple App Store hit record $300 million sales on New Year’s Day

Apple just announced that apps and games were the bigger part of the holiday season in 2017 as the App Store has hit a record $300 million in purchases on New Year’s Day 2018. During the week of Christmas, a record number of iOS users made purchases from the App Store spending over $890 million in the seven-day period. Continue reading “Apple App Store hit record $300 million sales on New Year’s Day”

Apple removes all VPNs from China App Store

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Apple is removing all Virtual Private Network (VPNs) from its App Store in China. The company sent notifications to developers in China explaining their VPN app was removed from the App Store. VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called “Great Firewall” aimed at restricting access to overseas sites.

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HTC introduces Viveport app store for VR experiences

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HTC has announced that it is working on a dedicated app store for VR content and experiences. Dubbed as Viveport, the VR app store is aimed at Vive headsets that will be launched later this year.

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Apple details major changes to its App Store

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Apple is gearing up to bring major changes to its App store that will be announced at the upcoming WWDC next week. Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller detailed tweaks and improvements to App Store in an interview with The Verge.

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Apple said to be working on bringing key changes to App Store

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Apple is working on bringing important changes to the App Store and has assembled a team of 100 engineers for the same, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Continue reading “Apple said to be working on bringing key changes to App Store”

Apple to open Europe’s first iOS App Development Center in Italy

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Apple announced that it will be starting the first iOS App Development Center for Europe in Italy. The facility will be used to give students practical skills and training on developing apps for the iOS ecosystem.

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Apple’s App Store pricing increases due to exchange rates – Affects Canada, Singapore and more

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Apple will be increasing the price of products in its App Store in some countries to changes in the exchange rates. The changes have been notified by Apple to developers in an email.

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