Sometimes the number of downloads and similar stats hint at how popular an app (or service) is.TikTok is already a quite popular app but it looks like it is apparently more popular than Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram in 2019 if we look at the download stats.According to a report by Sensor Tower, India was responsible for nearly 45% of first-time users.Overall, TikTok app ended the year 2019 as the second […]
An antitrust lawsuit against Apple has been given the greenlight by the Supreme Court. It didn’t find merit in Apple’s argument that the App Store users were not really its customers. The apex court has upheld the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Apple v. Pepper. It has agreed in the 5-4 decision that App Store customers can sue Apple for allegedly driving up prices.
It was all too easy for App Store users to pay for a subscription they didn’t want if they used Touch ID for authentication. Just a simple misplaced finger on the home button could cause them to pay for a subscription they didn’t want. This was problematic because most users would press the Home button to try and leave the app when they saw a subscription popup. Since they had […]
App developers looking to tap into the cryptocurrency trend take notice. Apple has updated its App Store review guidelines to lay down the law: it’s not going to allow cryptocurrency mining on iPhone and iPad. These new guidelines were released by the company during its Worldwide Developers’ Conference for apps that are distributed through the App Store, which is the only way developers can deliver apps for the platform since […]
Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging application, is no longer available on the iOS App Store. Apple has removed the main app as well as the new Telegram X app from the App Store. It’s not that the company is opposed to apps like these because Telegram has long been available for iOS devices. Apple seems to have taken this action because some “inappropriate content” was made available to Telegram users […]
A lot of people like to buy apps on New Year’s Day it seems. Apple has issued a press release which reveals that the App Store set a New Year’s Day sales record with more than $300 million in purchases. This goes to show that the App Store is kicking off the new year with a record-breaking holiday season.
There has been an abundance of sketchy virus scanning apps on the iOS App Store for quite some time now and Apple is finally clamping down on these low-quality apps. The company has updated its developer app review guidelines for iOS. The new guidelines also limit how developers can use Face ID on the iPhone X.
No matter what device you own, whether it is an Android or an iPhone, you need to keep applications up to date to get the latest and greatest features and bug fixes (including security) as soon as they land.It is really simple to update your apps on both Android and iOS devices. We will explain the procedure to let you know how to update your apps for both mobile OS environments.
If the latest reports are to be believed, Apple is allegedly removing apps made by developers and startups based in Iran from the App Store. The company hasn’t taken an official position on the matter and hasn’t commented on these reports as well. Apple previously opened up the App Store to Iranians in September last year albeit in a limited manner.
The Apple App Store is your one-stop destination for any and all apps and games that you want for your mobile device. The App Store is a cash cow in its own right for the company and it has continued to see significant growth over the years. Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller revealed today via Twitter that the App Store saw its “highest monthly sales ever” […]
For years, the iOS App Store has made the bulk of its revenue from the United States, but a new report suggests that that’s no longer the case. The report from app intelligence company App Annie reveals that China’s iOS App Store spending has overtaken the United States. The People’s Republic now happens to be the largest market in the world for the App Store in terms of revenue.
Apple today announced that it’s going to clean up the App Store by removing applications that are no longer functional. In an email sent out to the developer community, the company has revealed that it’s making some changes to the App Store. Apps that no longer work or are simply outdated will be removed. Many believe that it’s about time that Apple launched a cleaning operation in the App Store as it […]
If you have got an Android TV device hooked up to your TV, you probably get an earful from the people in your family that don’t own an Android device because until today they were not able to control the Android TV unit with their smartphones. Google has fixed this problem today by releasing an official Android TV remote app on the App Store, the app enables all iOS users […]
iOS users have recently been complaining about spam apps appearing in the “New” and “What’s Hot” sections of the App Store for some categories. Spam apps and rip-offs have actually been a problem on the App Store for a long time and while the company has taken steps to ensure that users are not exposed to these apps, there’s more work to be done, and the Apple executive in charge […]
It’s not uncommon for Apple’s online services to experience some downtime but users won’t like it when this starts to happen too often. Some of Apple’s online services were down today, services like the iTunes Store, iOS and Mac App Store and even the Apple TV service. The downtime made it impossible for users to access content or make purchases, very frustrating to say the least.
Apple announced today that it has made some executive promotions within the company with veteran executive Phil Schiller, who is a regular at the company’s keynotes, being put in charge of the App Store. Schiller will now lead the App Store across all of the company’s platforms which include desktop, mobile and TV. Apple considers the App Store to be an important part of its business and as such as […]
It seems that there has been a culling of iOS applications on the App Store – to the tune of hundreds, in fact, according to a report from analytics service SourceDNA. This particular report claims that a bunch of apps have actually picked up users’ personally identifiable information, ranging from the various e-mail addresses that are associated with their Apple IDs, devices and peripheral serial numbers, not to mention other […]
It looks like the removal of the Confederate flag has taken the step to cross the border between the real world and that of the virtual world. Earlier today, Apple has made an announcement that will concern the removal of apps from its App Store that happen to carry the Confederate flag. You can read part of Apple’s statement right after the jump.
Southeast Asia is another booming smartphone market and a research has revealed that Google Play Store is the most preferred app download platform in the region.The study was conducted by a research firm App Annie, and the research reveals that in Southeast Asia region Android seems to be winning over iOS. The region has more Android users and hence, it has recorded much more download from the Google Play than […]
Earlier today millions of people who use Apple’s devices were unable to access iTunes and the App Store. That’s because two of the biggest content stores on the planet were suffering from an outage. This is the second such outage in just a couple of weeks that took Apple’s content stores offline.