Tag Archive | "app store"

Apple now locking app screenshots upon approval to thwart scamware

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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In a welcome move designed to thwart the efforts of scamware on the iTunes App Store, Apple announced yesterday via its Developer Portal that app screenshots uploaded and approved by the app review team will remain locked. Apple notes: Beginning January 9, app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once your app has been approved. [...]

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Apple boasts over 40 billion downloads from App Store

Monday, January 7, 2013

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With CES kicking off tomorrow, don’t sleep on Apple. The company today issued a press release boasting that they’ve now seen over 40 billion downloads from the iTunes App Store. What’s more, the press release boasts of over 500 million active iTunes accounts and over 775,000 available applications for iOS devices. “It has been an [...]

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Microsoft doesn’t wanna pay Apple’s 30% gatekeeper fee

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Apple and Microsoft are tussling over Apple’s 30% cut from in-app purchases. The NextWeb reports: The difficulty began when Microsoft rolled out the ability for SkyDrive users to purchase more storage space on the service. From that point, the company was not permitted to update its application in the iOS App Store. The reason? It [...]

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Russian hacker skirts around in-app purchases

Friday, July 13, 2012

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9to5mac reports that a Russian hacker has devised a way to enable users to download in-app purchases from the iTunes App Store for free, all without requiring a device be jailbroken. The hack appears to have come from Russian developer ZonD80 who posted the above video demonstration. ZonD80 also appears to run a website called [...]

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Apple fixes corrupted app store binaries

Friday, July 6, 2012

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Apple yesterday fixed a problem first brought to the forefront by Instapaper developer Marco Ament. The problem rendered some downloaded apps unusable as many crashed upon launch. In a statement given to All Things D, Apple explained: We had a temporary issue that began yesterday with a server that generated DRM code for some apps [...]

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Judge rules that lawsuit against Apple over in-app purchases can proceed

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Back in February, Apple issued a warning of sorts to Capcom in the wake of complaints about the game Smurfs Village. At the time, Smurfs Village was a top grossing iPhone game that while available as a free download, offered users the ability to make in-app purchases using real money. As a result, kids, without [...]

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Numbers and stats to digest from Apple’s Q2 2012 earnings conference call

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Following Apple earnings announcements, Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer typically field a few questions from analysts. Below are a few numbers that were touched upon yesterday that are worthy of looking at. Macintosh Mac sales grew 7% year over year, and though this was lower than what analysts were hoping for, Apple this past [...]

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RIM removes ability for BlackBerry PlayBook users to sideload apps

Monday, April 9, 2012

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Funny how many of the things Apple’s iPhone used to get chided for – lack of a removable battery, no Flash support – are now becoming standardized across all platforms. In the most recent example, RIM is removing the ability for BlackBerry PlayBook users to sideload apps. Under the new scheme, users will have to [...]

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Apple’s iTunes App Store reaches 25 billion downloads

Saturday, March 3, 2012

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After just over four and a half years, Apple’s iTunes App Store reached an unprecedented milestone yesterday when it registered its 25 billionth download. Yep, that’s billion with a ‘B’. Apple announced the achievement early on Saturday. Over the past few weeks, Apple has been touting its 25 billion download app contest wherein the lucky [...]

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Apple acquires app search firm “Chomp” as it looks to revamp the iTunes Store experience

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Apple’s iTunes Store, everyone’s favorite repository for music, movies, TV shows, and mobile apps, is on track to get its first major re-design in over three years. 9to5Mac reported last week that a revamped version of iTunes is a top priority for Apple and is aimed at being more user-friendly and engaging than the current [...]

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Apple has paid out $4 billion to iOS developers

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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There’s no getting around the fact that Android as a platform continues to see significant growth. And while Google certainly likes to brag about the number of daily Android activations, the fact remains that developers are still choosing Apple’s iOS platform over Android. The end result is that apps often debut on the iTunes App [...]

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Apple cleans out scamware apps from iTunes

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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Apple’s iTunes App Store is a billion dollar business, and developers stand to make millions upon millions if they’re able to launch an immensely popular app. And because of that, the appeal in churning out scamware apps that attempt to confuse consumers into purchasing hastily assembled apps that shamelessly rip off already popular apps is [...]

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