With the whole Facebook and Cambridge Analytica fiasco taking place, other tech giants have started focusing more on securing user data. Now according a recent report, we ve learnt that Apple has started cracking down on apps that have been sharing user data with third-party companies, without their consent. Apple is simply removing these application
Today was the day of calm in the world of tech with smartphones getting the much-needed software updates and app downloads registering record growth in emerging markets. However, the day belonged to WhatsApp Business app which was launched late yesterday and about which we told you in our wrap last evening. In fresh news, Apple
This year, when the Apple iPhone X was launched with its unique Face ID, it changed the way we interface with our smartphones. After the initial awe of the device and the intricacies of the way Face ID works, we heard of reports where kids where able to cheat the iPhone X that belonged to
There are open ecosystems, and then there are closed ecosystems. While choices such as Linux and Android talk about openness, platforms such as Apple have traditionally been known for being closed. The strategy seems to have worked for Apple. Focus on experience Users who prefer Apple would attest to the close emphasis that
Global app downloads surged in the third quarter of 2017 and much of it was led by India and Southeast Asia, a new report by App Annie indicates. Apple App Store and Google Play Store jointly accounted for 26 billion downloads worldwide, growing 8 percent over last year. This figure pertains to new downloads only. India, which has been the largest market for Google Play since Q4 2016, was the biggest contributor to the absolute download growth.
Apple's iOS 11 rolled out to all compatible devices last night, and as consumers get their first hand experience of the latest iteration, there are a range of features which are proving out useful. For example, you no longer need to latch onto a Wi-Fi connection to download apps or app updates, which are above 100MB in size.
Apple has removed the ProTube app from the App Store after the developers received several takedown requests from Google. The app was listed on the store for over three years before it got pulled by Apple last week. The app was noted for letting users play 4K YouTube videos at 60 frames per second which the official YouTube app or any other third party app doesn't offer support for.
Apple has just ventured into original content programming and its first offering, Planet of the Apps, is a reality show where app developers make funding pitches to venture capitalists. The ones that succeed not only receive investment, but also get featured on the Apple App Store. Planet of the Apps has obvious similarities with ABC's Emmy-winning show Shark Tank where aspiring entrepreneurs contest for the attention of 'sharks' (venture capitalists).
Apple is increasing the prices for apps and in-app purchases in a few countries. iOS apps will be now dearer in the UK, India, and Turkey. In India, an app that costs $0.99 will cost Rs 80, representing a 33 percent rise from the previous price of Rs 60. The price change isn't reflecting in the Indian App Store right now but are expected to start reflecting in App Stores across regions over the next seven days.
Apple has a great start to the year thanks to the exceptional revenue generated by its App Store in 2016. The company reported that its hub for iOS apps earned $20 billion in revenue last year and that s not all. Holiday season proved to be the most lucrative for the company as it recorded maximum number of app downloads during this period, mainly driven by the launch of Super Mario Run game.
Even as its iPhone sales are slowing down, Apple is exploring new options to increase its revenues. One of the areas the company is going to extensively focus is its App Store, which has continued to be a significant contributor to its revenues. Apple has now announced some big changes for its App Store that focus on encouraging developers with a new revenue sharing model and introduction of search ads. Apple s announcements comes a week ahead of its annual WWDC conference, which begins on June 13.
Apple is reportedly working on a new model for its App Store, wherein it will allow developers to pay the company in order to promote their applications. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple has set up a 100-member team that is working on other changes such as improved search and monetization options within the App Store. Former iAd chief Todd Teresi is reportedly leading the group.
Apple apologized to users Wednesday after a major outage of its online services, affecting customers worldwide. The tech giant's status page showed the App Store, iTunes, iBooks store and Mac App store went down from 09:00 GMT and were still offline at 19:00 GMT. Similar outages were seen in Apple online services in Britain and France.
After the crackdown from WhatsApp banning all third party apps from using its services, the developer of WhatsApp Plus has announced that the app is shutting down. The news was broken by the Community owner of WhatsApp Plus Dr. Mounib Al Rifai on Google Plus, where he confirmed that the 'fun ride had come to an end'.
Facebook launched its Stickered app, a companion for its Messenger app on Sunday. The company initially rolled the app for Android users, but it has now arrived on the iOS platform as well.
Here comes an app that would help you land your plane in case the aircraft engine fails. The new iPad app Xavion connects with a small plane's autopilot via wi-fi that would guide you to the nearest airport or safe landing area.
An Apple app store bug seems to have caused iOS apps to disappear. Users trying to download apps off the App Store or update their existing apps are being shown an error message The item you tried to buy is no longer available. Update: Apple has updated its system status page, which now reads, "We are investigating an issue with this service affecting some users."
Apple has released an update centered on providing feedback and support for the average consumer and developer. The tech giant gave a detailed explanation to all the developers on the reasons why their apps are rejected and are not published on the app store. Crashes, bugs, broken links and incomplete information are some of the reasons listed by Apple. Here's a list of all the reasons why your app might not fit the bill:
If you are a job seeker and a LinkedIn user, this app may just be for you. "Whether you are actively on the hunt for a new gig or just keeping an eye out, this new app comes packed with the core LinkedIn features you have come to rely on to help manage your job search," the company wrote in a blog post.
Software ecosystems are obviously among the most important parts of the mobile experience these days, and Apple s is second to none. The company has managed to create an environment that fosters the creation of apps that are beautiful, useful and functional. Of course, these great apps are buried under a mountain of crap.