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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...
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-...
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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...
Apps stuck downloading after restoring from iCloud? Here's the fix!

Apps stuck downloading after restoring from iCloud? Here's the fix!

While iCloud is the most convenient way to restore your data to a new iPhone or iPad, that doesn't mean it's always the most reliable. One of the largest complaints I hear from users is that after restoring, a few apps get stuck installing and can't be deleted or restarted. Luckily, there are a...
How to review iTunes, iBooks, or App Store gifts on iPhone or iPad

How to review and resend iTunes, iBooks, or App Store gifts on iPhone or iPad

As most folks already know, you can easily gift the gift of apps, books, movies, and more right from your iPhone or iPad. You can just as easily receive them from others as well. Have you ever wanted to take a look back at what items you've gifted to others, or make sure they actually redeemed...
How to manage or cancel Newsstand subscriptions on iPhone or iPad

How to manage or cancel Newsstand subscriptions on iPhone or iPad

Newsstand lets you subscribe to your favorite magazines and periodicals right from your iPhone and iPad, no paper copies required. When new issues are available, they're delivered right to Newsstand in digital format. In most cases you pay for Newsstand subscriptions just as you would a physical...
App Store now featuring multi-title bundles

App Store now featuring multi-title bundles

One pleasant surprise today from the App Store's weekly refresh following iOS 8 app update insanity is a new type of app content called bundles. As the name suggests, this lets you buy multiple apps at once, often with a net savings. For example, the swell guys at Pixite have their whole suite of...

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