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Apple ups maximum iOS app size from 2GB to 4GB

iPhone apps and games can now be up to 4GB big!

There's some good news for iOS developers and those looking for higher quality games alike: Apple has increased the size limit of apps on the App Store from 2GB to 4GB. From Apple: The size limit of an app package submitted through iTunes Connect has increased from 2 GB to 4 GB, so you can...
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...
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...
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How to search the App Store, iTunes, and iBooks faster with Siri

How to search the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store faster with Siri

While it's fun to browse the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store, sometimes you just want to find what you're looking for. For those occasions, for when you know exactly what you're looking for and you don't want to so much as tap or type, there's Siri. Simply hold down the Home button,...
Stories of App Store success...and failure

Stories of App Store success...and failure

GDC is giving developers on both sides of the App Store success story a chance to share their tales of triumph and woe. Success in life isn't guaranteed, and that's especially true on the App Store, where fortunes can be made by developers that hit it big. But most developers aren't that lucky....
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Apple rejecting App Store screenshots that do not comply to 4+ age rating

Apple has started to enforce an App Store rule that requires all screenshots on the store to comply to the 4+ age rating standard, and is removing apps that depict violence or feature guns in their screenshots. According to the App Store guidelines document: The App Store has parental...
You won't find in-app purchases here in the App Store

App Store now highlighting "Pay once & play" games with no in-app purchases

The iPad and iPhone App Store now has a section featuring games that you pay for upfront and then play without ever paying again. It's called "Play once & play," and it's a freemium hater's dream: dozens of excellent games from big studios and independent developers, all free of in-app...
Apple ups maximum iOS app size from 2GB to 4GB

iPhone apps and games can now be up to 4GB big!

There's some good news for iOS developers and those looking for higher quality games alike: Apple has increased the size limit of apps on the App Store from 2GB to 4GB. From Apple: The size limit of an app package submitted through iTunes Connect has increased from 2 GB to 4 GB, so you can...
App Store on Pinterest

You'll now be able to discover new apps via Pinterest

Apple has announced that it is bringing the App Store to Pinterest, which allows users to discover the latest apps available on the platform. Apps are arranged based on the category, with Apple stating that it will be pinning new content live from this week's New York Fashion Week. Currently,...
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,...

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