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Editor's desk: What if Apple had a high-profile VP of App Store?

Editor's desk: 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...
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...
On PCalc, widgets, and how the App Store works

On PCalc, widgets, and how the App Store works

Earlier today PCalc developer James Thomson was advised by Apple that he'd have to update his app to remove its Today view widget functionality. This comes over a month after PCalc, with exactly that functionality, was approved by the App Store review team and featured by the App Store editorial...
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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...
Editor's desk: What if Apple had a high-profile VP of App Store?

Editor's desk: 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...
Review: Wildcard has a deck for all your first-world problems

Review: Wildcard has a deck for all your first-world problems

What do you get when you stick Pinterest, Flipboard, Twitter Cards, and the Wirecutter into a blender? I suspect the result might look something like Wildcard, the brainchild of former New York Times designer Khoi Vinh and the other folks behind Coopkanics. Wildcard, released Thursday, combines...
iMore show 428: Continuity Konami code

iMore show 428: Continuity Konami code

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode — We've got the new iPad Air 2 and we share our thoughts about the display, performance, and camera. Tim Cook made us proud. The App Store rejected then re-accepted calculator...
Calculator widgets will be allowed in Today view

Calculator widgets will be allowed in Today view

Yesterday PCalc developer James Thomson was told that he'd have to remove the calculator widget from his iOS app. There as some concern, apparently, that calculators were too heavy for the Today view extension system. Today, iMore has heard from Apple that the situation has been re-evaluated and...
On PCalc, widgets, and how the App Store works

On PCalc, widgets, and how the App Store works

Earlier today PCalc developer James Thomson was advised by Apple that he'd have to update his app to remove its Today view widget functionality. This comes over a month after PCalc, with exactly that functionality, was approved by the App Store review team and featured by the App Store editorial...
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...
85 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store

85 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store

Apple announced that over 85 billion apps were downloaded from the App Store, up from 60 billion a year ago. Alongside an increased consumption in apps, Apple also announced record sales of iPhone models during its latest fiscal quarter. In addition to growing app download numbers year-over-...
Making the App Store more accessible

Making the App Store more accessible

For as much as I laud Apple for their unwavering year-over-year commitment to improving Accessibility on iOS, there remains one area of the operating system that is in dire need of better accessibility, at least visually — the App Store. The problem with the App Store's accessibility lies with...

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