Tag: Apple App Store

Fake Amazon Alexa Setup App Climbs Its Way To Apple's App Store Charts

The Setup for Amazon Alexa app asked for users' IP address and device serial number. The fake Alexa setup app is from One World Software, which also has two other shady apps in the App Store.

Apps/Software December 27, 2018

Apple App Store Takes Down 25,000 Illegal Apps In China

Following complaints from China’s state media, Apple moved for the removal of around 25,000 illegal apps from its App Store. Many of these apps are gambling-related.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 20, 2018

Facebook Owns 4 Of Top 5 Most Downloaded iOS Apps Of All Time

Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.

Apps/Software July 3, 2018

Apple Gives In To China’s Demands By Removing CallKit Apps From Country’s App Store

Apple recently informed developers that it needed to remove certain apps from the Chinese App Store due to their use of CallKit. The technology software integrates with VoIP calling services, which the Chinese government has banned.

Apple May 22, 2018

Apple Allegedly Eliminating Apps That Send Location Data To Third Parties

Apple sent developers e-mails that state they violated two privacy sections of the App Store Review Guidelines. The technology company is allegedly removing apps that are sending third party customers’ data.

Apple May 9, 2018

Xbox App's Party Chat Feature Is Now Available On iOS, Android

Microsoft’s Xbox party chat application is now live and ready to download for Android and iOS users. The app permits real-time conversation among gamers and essentially extends the Xbox Live outside of the living room.

Apps/Software February 15, 2018

Telegram Returns To Apple App Store After Brief Disappearance: What Happened To The Encrypted Communications App?

Telegram, and its Swift-written version Telegram X, were temporarily removed from the Apple App Store for 'inappropriate content.' The popular communications app, which comes with end-to-end encyption, has been criticized in the past.

Apps/Software February 2, 2018

New macOS High Sierra Vulnerability Allows Access To App Store System Preferences With Any Password

A security bug on the macOS High Sierra was detected on version 10.13.2. The App Store System Preferences will easily unlock when logged in as an administrator and using any password as claimed in a bug report on Open Radar.

Apple January 12, 2018

HQ Trivia App Opens Pre-Registration For Google Play Store

HQ Trivia is finally making its way to the Android market. The Google Play Store has started pre-registering interested parties.

Apps/Software December 27, 2017

App Store Changes In Top Grossing Charts Points To Bug Or New Algorithm That Favors Paid Apps

Either a bug or a testing of a new algorithm over the weekend resulted in the App Store’s Top Grossing chart to see the rise of paid apps and decline of subscription apps.

Apps/Software February 21, 2017

Super Mario Run Update Adds New Easy Mode, Toad Rally Changes, And More To The Mix

Nintendo has already unleashed the 'Super Mario Run' version 1.1.0, considered to be its biggest update since its release. Changes include a new mode that features unlimited lives and the lifting of the time limit.

Video Games February 1, 2017

Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' Not The Highest-Grossing App Anymore: Well, It Had A Good Run At The Top

The decline in 'Super Mario Run's' rank at the Apple App Store is widely believed as an indication of a waning user interest. It is also attributed to the game's controversial pricing.

Video Games December 27, 2016

PewDiePie's 'Tuber Simulator' Tops The App Store Charts, Crashes Servers Due To Immense Popularity

'PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator is now the most popular free-to-play game in Apple's App Store. It is based on the video creator's own persona, simulating his attempts to build a successful YouTube video publishing empire.

Apps/Software October 1, 2016

Apple's App Store To Get Search Ads On Oct. 5

Apple announced that search ads will go live on Apple's App Store starting Oct. 5. Apple is offering a business model where developers have utmost control of their campaigns.

Apps/Software September 30, 2016

Apple To Clean Up App Store: Outdated, Abandoned Apps Getting Removed

Apple is set to remove outdated and abandoned apps on the App Store, and it's also targeting apps created by shady developers who try to take advantage of the system.

Apple September 1, 2016

Google Play To Top Apple's New App Store Changes: Matching Perks For Developers, With One Great Advantage

Google Play Store might soon get an edge over the Apple Store. Because of a slew of small, but important changes, Android apps are set to become a developer’s go-to place for earning more.

Google June 10, 2016

Apple Overhauls App Store Developer Site To Help App Makers Succeed

Apple changes up the App Store developer site, pitching in a ton of videos and articles that'll help developers succeed and understand how to build apps better.

Apps/Software April 19, 2016

Third-Party Reddit Apps Removed From Apple's App Store For NSFW Content

Apple removed third-party Reddit apps from the App Store, but then let them come back after the developers agrees to get rid of toggles that filter NSFW content.

Apps/Software April 12, 2016, Ben Silverman and Howard Owens Sign On For First Apple TV Series About Apps

Apple announced that it will be producing non-scripted content about the applications in its App Store. and television executives have already signed on to join the project.

Internet Culture March 26, 2016

Apple tvOS 9.2 Beta 3 Brings App Store Siri Search, iCloud Photo Library, New Dictation Support And More

Apple has released a third beta of its tvOS 9.2 update which brings a number of new features to the fourth-generation Apple TV. These include dictation support, App Store Siri Search and iCloud Photo Library support, among others.

Apps/Software February 9, 2016

Exploding Kittens' Bursts Its Way To Top Of The App Store In Just One Day

The app version of popular card game 'Exploding Kittens' is now available in the Apple App store and it rocketed its way to the top of the charts. Find our why it's a good time to download it soon.

Geek January 23, 2016

'Stolen!' The Privacy Nightmare App That Let Players Own Twitter Profiles Like Trading Cards Shuts Down

Hey, Inc.'s addictive game 'Stolen!' has been shut down due to privacy concerns. Find out why the fun of stealing and owning your favorite people on Twitter has been stopped for good.

Internet Culture January 16, 2016

Yahoo Video Guide Launches For iOS And Android: Find Movies And TV Shows To Stream

Yahoo recently launched an app aimed at helping users find their favorite TV shows and movies. The company packed in Yahoo Video Guide some novel ways of choosing the perfect binge-watching pastime, targeting iOS and Android users alike.

Apps/Software December 11, 2015

Apple Expands Same-Day Delivery To Manhattan, New York Just In Time For The Holidays

Apple teamed up with Postmates to make sure that Manhattan residents receive their tech products as fast as possible. For some busy New Yorkers, same-day delivery is a godsend for the holidays.

Business November 19, 2015

InstaAgent Creator (Sort Of) Apologizes After Fiasco That Got It Kicked Off Apple And Google App Stores

InstaAgent reached the top of free app downloads, but the Instagram-tracking app proved to be a malicious scam that stole users' info. After getting the boot from both iOS and Android App Stores, the developer posted an unconvincing apology.

Apps/Software November 13, 2015

Apple iOS App Store Launches New Shopping Section With Attractive Deals Ahead Of Black Friday

Apple added a new Shopping section in the App Store in preparation for Black Friday. A number of retailers jumped onboard and offered deals for clients who shop through iOS Apps, and some of them are too good to pass up.

Apps/Software November 9, 2015

Apple App Store To Feature E-Commerce Apps In New Shopping Category Ahead Of Black Friday

Apple is getting ready for the holiday shopping rush with a dedicated App Store category for e-commerce apps. This is the 25th App Store category Apple deems important enough to merit its own section.

Apps/Software October 27, 2015

Apple Opens App Submissions For tvOS As Apple TV Launch Looms

A week before the fourth generation of Apple TVs comes out, developers received green light to create apps for tvOS. Apple offered downloadable tools and guidelines, as it expected a heavy inflow of Apple TV app submissions.

Apps/Software October 23, 2015

Apple Bans Hundreds Of iOS Apps For Secretly Collecting Your Private Data

Apple purged more than 200 apps from the Apple App Store after an analytics service discovered they were collecting users’ private information and sending them to a third-party advertising platform.

Apps/Software October 20, 2015

Topps Cards Reveal Treasure Trove Of New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Images

Looking for a quick 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' fix while waiting for the next announcement? Chances are you've missed this set of images from the much-anticipated movie.

Geek October 17, 2015

Apple App Store Makes 80 Percent More Money Than Google Play Store

Estimates by mobile research firm App Annie show the Apple App Store still owns an overwhelming majority of all revenue made through apps, even as the Google Play Store gets more downloads.

Business October 17, 2015

Google Translate For iPad Gets More Love With Split View Support, More Languages For Visual Translation

Google rolled out an update for the iOS version of Google Translate, bringing in some useful features. Apple's Split View feature now works well with the language-translating app, breaking language barriers during conversations.

Apps/Software October 15, 2015

Apple To Raise App Store Prices In International Markets, Blames Foreign Exchange Rates

Due to the renewed strength of the U.S. dollar, Apple will be adjusting its prices for markets outside the United States. Indonesia, Sweden and Australia will have app prices raised by as much as 15 percent.

Apps/Software October 14, 2015

Wishbone 'Social Barometer' App Skyrockets Among Teens: 3 Million Plus Users In Just Four Months

Science Inc. rose majestically in the Apple Store. The group's Wishbone polling app landed in the top 20 downloaded apps, heavily relying on hype from the 3.1 million teens who answer its daily questions.

Apps/Software October 6, 2015

China Drives Apple's App Store Growth: Record $1.7 Billion In Transactions In July

After taking a hit over its China strategy, Apple is doing a lot right in the world's largest mobile market, a new report claims. China has now surpassed the U.S. in Apple App Store downloads.

Money August 10, 2015

Apple's New iPhone Ad Focuses On 1.5 Million Amazing Apps

The sheer number of apps on Apple’s App Store takes center stage on Apple’s third ad for its latest “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” campaign.

Apps/Software July 20, 2015

Bethesda Announces For 'Fallout', 'Doom', 'ElderScrolls Online' And Other Games

Bethesda has a new online hub for its games, where gamers can access all content, mods and updates for their favorite Bethesda titles.

Video Games June 15, 2015

SEGA To Pull Out Games From iOS and Android Catalog: Here's What We Know So Far

SEGA has revealed that it will take down some titles in its active Android and iOS catalog in the coming weeks.

Video Games May 11, 2015

Your Free Android Apps Connect To Ad And Tracker Sites Without You Knowing

A new research reveals that a selection of free Android apps connect to more than 200,000 sites which are spread to more than 2,000 domains. Some of these apps connect to Google’s ad services sites while others connect to user tracking sites.

Apps/Software May 4, 2015

1,500 iOS Apps With AFNetworking Flaw Making Your iPhone And iPad Prone To Hacking

iOS apps using a flawed open-source code library could be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks by hackers who want your private information.

Apps/Software April 22, 2015

iTunes And Apple App Store Down For Less Than An Hour Just Before Facebook F8 Began

Apple fans worldwide couldn’t access iTunes or the App Store from their iOS devices on March 25. The outage lasted less than an hour as Apple engineers fixed the issue in record time.

Internet March 25, 2015

The Best Apps For The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus

Now that you have your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus it's time to download the best apps for games, fitness, shopping and budgeting your finances.

Geek January 5, 2015

Apple Outs 'Best of 2014' Apps List: Did You Try These Free and Paid Apps?

Here are the apps that gave iPhone and iPad users the best iOS experience of the year, according to Apple.

Apps/Software December 26, 2014

Intel Easy Migration App Can Be Your Best Buddy if You're Switching to Chromebooks

Intel created an app called the Easy Migration app, which caters mostly to new users of Chromebooks. The app allows easy transfer of data and files from their former devices such as Windows, Apple and Android.

Apps/Software December 23, 2014

Apple Responds to Masque Attack Reports: OS X, iOS with Enough Safeguards to Protect Customers

To prevent Masque Attacks, the Department of Homeland Security warns iOS users against installing apps on iDevices that are not available in Apple's App Store. Apple reveals that its system has built-in safeguards to protect users.

Apps/Software November 14, 2014

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