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A PC emulator is now on the iPhone app store after previous rejection

UTM SE is a free PC emulator that can help you run games on your iPhone, but it looks like there's a catch.
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Here’s why people are fearing for the future of this beloved Mac app

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Emulators have changed the iPhone forever

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A Nintendo emulator is Apple’s top downloaded app after ban reversal

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A big change is coming to the iPhone — but only for some people

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Apple eases App Store restrictions to allow game-streaming apps

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These developers are doing something amazing with iPhone and iPad apps

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Netflix games may be coming to TVs soon, as revealed by new iOS app

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Elon Musk says he will speak to Tim Cook about changing the ‘Apple tax’

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No, you can’t use an Apple gift card on Apple Pay

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The best RPGs for iPhone and iPad in 2023: our 16 favorite games

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Apple cracks down on ChatGPT apps with harsh age ratings

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Our 5 favorite iPhone and Android apps by Black developers

As Black History Month comes to a close, here are five of some of the most thought-provoking apps made by Black developers in the U.S.
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Why we think the rumored Tesla Phone is never going to happen

Elon Musk claimed that he would make an alternative phone if Twitter is removed from app stores. Here's why it'll probably never happen.
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The EU is preparing an App Store change that Apple won’t like

The European Union's investigation into Apple's App Store is now said to focus on the company's restrictions against rivals like Spotify and Netflix.
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Guess how much Apple has paid App Store developers — you won’t even be close

Apple has revealed how much it's paid out to App Store developers since its launch in 2008, and it's probably a lot more than you think.
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Sorry, but allowing third-party iPhone app stores is a bad idea

New European Union regulations could pave the way for Apple to allow sideloading and third-party app stores. But this may not be all good news.
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Apple may do the unthinkable — allow third-party iPhone app stores

Due to regulations from the European Union, Apple may be considering third-party app stores on the iPhone and iPad in the very near future.
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Don’t listen to billionaires like Elon Musk — app stores are fantastic

Billionaires tell us app stores are stifling choice and suppressing free speech, rallying us against them. Ignore it all, because app stores are great for us.
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This EU law could force Apple to open up iMessage and the App Store

After forcing Apple to bring USB-C to the iPhone, the next EU law takes aim at the App Store.
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Google’s Android monopoly finds its biggest challenge, and Apple might be next

India's competition watchdog has slapped Google with two fines, each worth over $100 million. But it's the orders that truly hurt, and Apple might be next.
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The OG App, an ad-free Instagram client, is no longer on the App Store

The OG App, the ad-free alternative to Instagram, has been removed from the App Store just days after launch.
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Ads won’t ruin your iPhone’s App Store — they may actually improve it

More ads may be coming to the App Store for the holidays, but there's no need to fear that it will ruin the App Store experience. It might even improve it.
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Apple’s App Store to start showing more ads

Folks with an iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch will soon start seeing more ads for apps in the App Store, giving developers more ways to reach customers.
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The ugly side to Apple’s embrace of third-party App Store payments

Apple is finally opening the App Store gates for developers to use third-party payment systems, but actually taking that path is risky and cumbersome.
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New ways Microsoft is enticing developers to use Windows app store

Microsoft has shared several plans it has to push developers toward its app store in Windows at Build 2022.
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Google Play Store helps find the apps invading your privacy

Google is finally implementing a feature that allows users to see what information their apps collect and who they're providing it to.
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Apple seems to have embarked on new purge of neglected apps

Apple seems to have embarked on a new round of purging apps from its App Store, specifically those that have been left untouched by developers for a long time.

How to use Apple Arcade on a Mac

If you subscribe to Apple Arcade, you can get gaming on more than just iPhone or iPad. You can use Apple Arcade on Mac to enjoy games anytime.
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Apple joins Google in allowing alternative app store payment systems in South Korea

Apple is finally opening up its App Store to third-party payment systems -- in South Korea.
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Apple reveals how much it paid to App Store developers in 2021

Apple's App Store continues to pay out tens of billions of dollars annually to developers, though the store's success hasn't come without controversy.
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How (and why) to give software as a gift this holiday season

Our tradition of giving physical gifts creates an enormous amount of waste. That’s why this year (and beyond) we should all consider giving software as a gift.
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U.K. agency says Apple and Google are stifling user choice in their app stores

The U.K.'s Competition and Market Authority thinks Apple and Google are stifling mobile competition. Here's what that means.
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Three reasons Apple’s anti-sideloading rant misses the point

Apple Craig Federighi tackled sideloading at this week's Web Summit 2021 with a misleading rant. Here are three reasons he's wrong.