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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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Apple ends agreements with Crimean developers following U.S. and European sanctions

Apple ends agreements with Crimean developers following U.S. and European sanctions

Apple has apparently terminated their agreements with developers in Crimea, following sanctions against the region made by the United States government and European Commission. The sanctions prevent Apple from doing business in the region, and developers there will no longer be able to publish...
The toxic hellstew outside the App Store

The toxic hellstew outside the App Store

Every once and a while, I guess to remind us of the virtue of the App Store, someone goes and installs the top 10 Windows apps from a popular download site and then sits back and watches their machine explode. That's just what How To Geek did, and just what happened: Search Protect and YAC...
Je suis Charlie appears on the App Store after quick review

Tim Cook's office helps 'Je suis Charlie' app get approved in just an hour

A two-developer team in France wanted to get their "Je suis Charlie" app — a way to demonstrate solidarity with those affected by the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo last week — approved in a hurry. So, they wrote to Apple's CEO, Tim Cook and asked for his help. The result?...
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Apple's Games For Kids section launches in the App Store

Apple has launched a new section of its App Store called Games for Kids, with a selection of iOS games that are made with a child audience in mind Some of the apps that are listed in the Games for Kids store include LEGO Ninjago Rebooted, Club Penguin, Thomas and Friends: Lift & Haul,...
Apple increases App Store prices throughout Europe

Apple increases App Store prices in Europe and Canada

Apple has increased the price of apps in the App Stores of several markets, including countries in the European Union, Norway, Russia, and is set to include Canada as well. Apple emailed developers in these areas to let them know of the changes earlier this week. From 9to5Mac The cost of...
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New Year's Day 2015 was the single biggest sales day in App Store history

Apple announced that January 1, 2015 was "the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history". It also announced that 2014 was another record breaking year for the App Store with "in which billings rose 50 percent and apps generated over $10 billion in revenue for developers." Apple added...
Apple alerts developers to App Store price increases in the E.U., Canada, Norway, Russia

Apple alerts developers to App Store price increases in the E.U., Canada, Norway

While we reported back in December that pricing changes were on the way for App Store customers in the European Union, it looks like Apple is set to raise prices again for not only E.U. customers, but also those in Canada, Norway, and Russia. The news comes from an email obtained by...
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...

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