App Store

Apple Music and App Store return to normal after early morning outages

Apple Music, the iOS App Store, and the Mac Store, all experienced some pretty major outages early in the morning, only one day after Apple began seeding new operating systems to developers. The outages have since been resolved.

Apple increases cellular download limit from 150MB to 200MB

For the past few years, iOS has barred users from downloading files larger than 150MB, posing an issue for those who want to download large apps on the go. Now, however, that limit is being increased -- from 150MB to 200MB.
Small Business

Apple’s new website defends App Store from charge of monopolistic practices

Apple has published a new website about the App Store and App Store practices, in an attempt to demonstrate that the App Store does not operate as a monopoly. The website highlights that Apple allows apps from competitors, like Google.

Take your productivity to the next level with these iPad Pro apps

Apple’s tablet range for the workplace may be the perfect hardware, but you still need some decent software in order to make the most of it. These are the best productivity apps for working on the iPad Pro.

The best iOS games you can play offline on your iPhone and iPad

Even though we're always glued to our phones, we don't always have access to Wi-Fi or have steady service. Whether you're on a flight, riding the bus, or sitting in a waiting room, you can always play these excellent iOS games.

Apple might have to open iPhone to other app stores — here’s what that means

The Supreme Court ruled that an antitrust case against Apple can go ahead. The case is over whether or not Apple is a monopoly because of the way that it operates the App Store. Here's what the ruling could mean for you.

Apple claims it removed Screen Time competitors over data privacy concerns

Apple is said to be taking aim at apps that are competitors to its Screen Time feature, according to The New York Times. Apple claims that the apps are violating certain policies, but some have already been downloaded millions of times.

Apple Arcade might be the new game subscription service worth signing up for

Apple Arcade will launch this fall bringing a new game-subscription service with cross-platform support for iOS, Mac, and Apple TV. At launch, the service will feature more than 100 exclusive games, with more added to the service regularly.

Apple is offering bonus credit for iTunes and App Store shoppers

Apple is offering a 10 percent bonus when you add funds to your Apple ID account, paving the way for a few free purchases of apps, music tracks, movies, and more. The offer runs through March 14, so you'll have to hurry.

Twice as many publishers earned first million on Apple App Store vs Google Play

Apple's App Store has created 164 new millionaire publishers in 2018, compared to only 88 from the Google Play Store. The breakdown of the publishers in terms of app categories were very different between the platforms.

The Supreme Court is skeptical that the App Store isn't a monopoly

The Supreme Court has decided to hear an interesting case that could decide whether or not Apple has a monopoly on app distribution. The case could have far-reaching implications for a number of tech companies.

Tumblr for iOS vanishes from App Store, possibly due to inappropriate content

Tumblr for iOS is currently only allowing searches in Safe Mode, and it is not available on the App Store. The speculation is that the app's disappearance had something to do with inappropriate content.

Microsoft Office 365 apps will hit the revamped Mac App Store later this year

During the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple said Microsoft is working on Office 365 apps for the Mac App Store. They're likely based on Apple's just-revealed support for the iOS development platform in MacOS Mojave.

Apple removes apps with CallKit framework from the app store in China

Following the enforcement of new regulation from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Apple is removing apps that use the CallKit framework. Just last year, Apple removed VPN apps from China.

Apple is removing apps that overshare your location data with third parties

Apple has begun removing apps from the App Store that are in violation of location data policies. That means that if an app shares your location with third parties without your permission, it's being kicked off the platform.

Apps featured by the Apple App Store saw a bump of up to 800% in downloads

It has long been the dream of iOS app developers everywhere to land a coveted spot on one of the App Store's featured lists. But it's not just bragging rights that these developers are winning -- it could also be a major spike in downloads

The amount users spent on iPhone apps in the U.S. rose 23 percent last year

In 2017, U.S. iPhone owners spent nearly a quarter more money on in-app purchases than they did in 2016. The average user, in fact, spent $58 on in-app purchases -- up 23 percent from $47 in 2016

Can you really trust app store ratings? We asked the experts

With millions of apps to choose from, the review system is important in helping you find the best. But just how trustworthy is the typical app store review? Fake, paid, and incentivized reviews are all too real.