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How to use Family Sharing for iTunes and App Store accounts in iOS 8

How to use Family Sharing for iTunes and App Store accounts in iOS 8

Family Sharing is a new feature in iOS 8 that lets your entire family share purchases from both iTunes and the App Store without having to share the same Apple ID. More than that, parents require that younger children ask permission before purchasing content. You can then receive a request and...
How to request a refund for an iTunes or App Store purchase

How to request a refund for an iTunes or App Store purchase

Whether you purchased something by mistake, got double billed, or feel like you didn't get what you paid for, if there ever comes a time when you need to ask for a refund from iTunes or the App Store, here's how to do it! How to get a refund from iTunes or the App Store Launch iTunes on...
Drafts, and what's happening with iOS 8 widget rejections

Drafts, and what's happening with iOS 8 widget rejections

The developer behind Drafts, a popular time-shifting text app, was told by the App Store review team that he needed to remove their Today view widget from iOS's Notification Center due to the behavior of its buttons. It's one of a growing number of post-review rejections for Notification Center...
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New tax changes could affect App Store pricing for E.U. shoppers

New tax changes could affect App Store pricing for E.U. shoppers

Apple has sent out an email to iTunes Connect developers announcing a change in how taxes are calculated for App Store purchases in the European Union. Starting January 1, 2015, Apple will charge customers the value-added tax, or VAT, rate based on the country in which they reside rather than...
App Store and the need for sloppier search

App Store and the need for sloppier search

The App Store was introduced in 2008 and, as of this year, there are well over one million apps for iPhone and iPad. While Apple has scaled their ability to serve those apps to hundreds of millions of customers, search is still a frequent cause for complaint. Gedeon Maheux, writing for Gedblog...
The secret to making a hit app

The secret to making a hit app

From the moment the iPhone SDK shipped in 2008 pretty much everyone who could sling bits or pixels had but one dream — to make a hit app. Yet for every Instagram, WhatsApp, Siri, and Real Racing there are endless graveyards of apps, excellent and terrible, that not only didn't strike it rich, but...
Drafts, and what's happening with iOS 8 widget rejections

Drafts, and what's happening with iOS 8 widget rejections

The developer behind Drafts, a popular time-shifting text app, was told by the App Store review team that he needed to remove their Today view widget from iOS's Notification Center due to the behavior of its buttons. It's one of a growing number of post-review rejections for Notification Center...
Apple's 'App Store' trademark appeal dismissed by Australian court

Apple's 'App Store' trademark appeal dismissed by Australian court

Apple lost a key decision concerning its desire to trademark the term "App Store" in Australia today. The decision was made to dismiss Apple's appeal to Australian courts after The Registrar of Trade Marks refused the company's registration of the trademark last March. Justice Yates, the...
Reminder: Go (RED) with the App Store and help fight AIDS

Reminder: App Store goes (RED) to help battle AIDS

While other retailers are gearing up for Black Friday, Apple and its developers are going (RED) as part of a commitment to fight AIDS, and you can also help by downloading apps that come with special (RED) in-app purchases. Apple's GarageBand and a number of third-party apps are all part of the...
How to request a refund for an iTunes or App Store purchase

How to request a refund for an iTunes or App Store purchase

Whether you purchased something by mistake, got double billed, or feel like you didn't get what you paid for, if there ever comes a time when you need to ask for a refund from iTunes or the App Store, here's how to do it! How to get a refund from iTunes or the App Store Launch iTunes on...
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iOS App Store now shows a 'Get' button for its free apps

Apple is now displaying a "Get" button for all free apps in its iOS App Store, replacing the "Free" button. Apple made this change quietly so there's no official word on exactly why it has decided to make this cosmetic alteration in the App Store. The "freemium" business model for apps has...
Chinese App Store now accepts payments from UnionPay

Chinese App Store now accepts payments from UnionPay

Apple's Chinese App Store now accepts UnionPay, the tech giant announced today. According to the press release, UnionPay, which is China's inter-bank and clearing settlement system, has issued a total of over 4.5 billion cards to date. Furthermore, the network extends through all rural areas and...
What if Apple had a high-profile VP of App Store?

What if Apple had a high-profile VP of App Store?

The successes of the App Store are well documented. There are millions of apps for iPhone and almost as many for iPad. Billions of dollars have been paid out to developers. Dozens of platform-defining apps have shipped. And the problems are just as well known. There's uncertainty about which apps...

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