App Store: News

30 Sep 2023


Apple might remove Facebook, X/Twitter from App Store in China

Due to new regulations, Apple might soon be required to remove several popular social media apps from its App Store in China.

31 Jul 2023

Elon Musk

Apple's exception for X: New name live on App Store

Elon Musk's long-planned rebrand of Twitter into X came to fruition recently. Over the last few days, the company has been busy removing any reminiscent of the old bird app.

25 Jul 2023


Apple faces $1 billion class-action lawsuit in UK: Know why

Apple has become the target of a class-action lawsuit, which is being brought against the brand on behalf of more than 1,500 UK-based app developers.

26 May 2023


ChatGPT becomes top free app on App Store in India

You can now access the ChatGPT app on your iPhone and iPod touch in India.

25 May 2023


New lock screen to app sideloading: iOS 17's expected features

One of the biggest announcements that Apple is expected to make at its upcoming WWDC 2023 event is the iOS 17 operating system.

18 Apr 2023


App sideloading: Why Apple iOS 17 may offer this feature

Apple might allow users to sideload apps, which will permit users to download apps outside its official App Store, in the future.

01 Feb 2023


Twitter-rival Nostr's iOS client now live on App Store

The race to replace Twitter has been going on since Elon Musk took over the microblogging platform. The bird app's chief rivals have turned out to be decentralized social networks.

30 Nov 2022

Elon Musk

Musk may delay Twitter Blue relaunch to skirt Apple's fee

Elon Musk recently criticized Apple's 30% "secret tax" on the App Store. Apart from expressing his displeasure, it seems that the billionaire doesn't want to pay Apple's fees.

24 Nov 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Is Apple handling your private data as it advertises?

Apple has portrayed itself as the champion of privacy in the tech world for the longest time. That may not be the case though.

01 Nov 2022


Criticizing Apple's 'monopoly,' Telegram removes paid posts from iOS app

Telegram has joined the list of apps that have felt the brunt of Apple's strict App Store guidelines.

29 Oct 2022


How Apple's new App Store rules affect Meta, developers, NFTs

What can you do when Apple flexes its big, App Store-shaped muscles? Just sit in silence and watch Apple do whatever it wants.

11 Oct 2022


These apps can steal your Facebook password, warns Meta

Remember downloading an app that didn't work at all? Well, it is possible that the app's sole purpose was to steal your Facebook password.

20 Sep 2021


813,000+ apps delisted from Google, Apple app stores in H121

A fresh report from Pixalate on the mobile apps delisted from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store in the first half of 2021 shows that over 813,000 apps were delisted by the app stores.

22 May 2021


Epic v/s Apple: Cook asked why gamers paying for bankers

Apple CEO Tim Cook testified in the final round of testimony for the Epic v/s Apple lawsuit. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers posed some pointed questions to Cook over Apple's business model and Epic's claims about unfairly leveraging its monopoly.

28 Apr 2021


Here's how Apple is going after Facebook, Google's bottomlines

Apple seems committed to upending Facebook's and Google's ad revenue models. The iPhone maker is thinking several steps ahead and preemptively plugging loopholes that could be exploited by its Big Tech rivals.

09 Feb 2021


Apple introduces ads in App Store Search tab. Hypocrisy much?

After pontificating about privacy and the menace of tracking ads, Apple is now deploying advertisements in its App Store app.

29 Jan 2021


Robinhood reportedly sells GameStop shares without permission from traders

Trading app Robinhood on Thursday prevented investors from buying several stocks in order to facilitate short-selling hedge funds in their battle against the working class investors from the WallStreetBets subreddit.

14 Jan 2021


Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

The market of mobile apps continued to grow in 2020 in spite (or rather because) of the pandemic.

11 Oct 2020


Fortnite is not coming back on iOS any time soon

If you were hoping to see Epic Games' Fortnite return to the Apple App Store, be warned that it is not going to happen any time soon.

09 Oct 2020


ProtonMail CEO alleges Apple forced them to add in-app purchases

Lately, the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games has been the talk of the town.

06 Oct 2020


Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

Indian payments decacorn Paytm is gearing up to take on the dominance of Google.

13 Sep 2020


Apple allows game streaming on iPhones, but there's a catch

After a series of controversies, Apple has updated its App Store policies to allay some of the concerns of its developer partners.

23 Aug 2020


#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

This week, both Apple and Google made major headlines in the world of tech.

21 Aug 2020


#TechBytes: How to get Fortnite back on iPhone?

Apple and Epic Games' dramatic showdown, with all the lawsuits, parodies, tweets, has left Fortnite lovers in trouble.

18 Aug 2020


Why are Apple, Google and Epic Games fighting?

Apple, Google, and Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, are engaged in a dramatic row for the last few days.

18 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Apple-Epic row escalates, and more

In the updates since last night, the row between Apple and Epic Games has further escalated.

11 Aug 2020

Google Maps

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia orders Apple to stop its 'power abuse'

In the updates since last night, Russia's competition watchdog slammed Apple for abusing its App Store dominance by requiring third-party developers to distribute apps through the marketplace and then blocking them unlawfully.

22 Jun 2020


WWDC 2020: 5 crucial changes needed in iOS, iPadOS

Apple's 31st Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is set to kick off in a completely unique, online-only format, starting today.

19 Apr 2020


20 million Aptoide app store users compromised in data leak

In a shocking development, personal data of more than 20 million users of Aptoide, a third-party store for Android applications, has been leaked online.

15 Apr 2020

Apollo Hospitals

Airtel and Apollo Hospitals partner to provide app-based COVID-19 self-testing

Airtel and Apollo Hospitals have come together to offer all Airtel Thanks subscribers free self-testing for COVID-19, the diseased caused by the novel coronavirus.

10 Apr 2020


Apple's iOS 14 update may let you try out apps

Even though we are months away from the official announcement of iOS 14, tipsters have already started revealing what exactly Apple is planning for the update.

05 Apr 2020

Indian Government

Aarogya Setu COVID-19 tracker app crosses 1 crore downloads

The government's recently launched Aarogya Setu COVID-19 tracker app has recorded over 1.1 crore downloads in India.

31 Mar 2020


Amid lockdown, ICICI launches WhatsApp banking service: How to use

With an aim to offer easy banking solutions to its customers during the ongoing lockdown in India, ICICI Bank has launched a WhatsApp banking feature.

15 Mar 2020


#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alphabet's coronavirus tool, Iran's surveillance, Apple Stores closed, more

This week, a vast majority of developments in the world of tech were driven by the outbreak of coronavirus in various parts of the world.

15 Mar 2020


Apple banning unofficial coronavirus apps from App Store

In a bid to combat misinformation on the novel coronavirus and its outbreak, Apple is going after unreliable apps on its App Store.

22 Feb 2020


Apple may let you set third-party apps as iOS defaults

Apple is considering giving third-party apps more weightage on its devices, allowing users the freedom to choose 'rival' apps and services as default on their iPhone, iPad or even the HomePod, according to Bloomberg.

26 Dec 2019


WhatsApp for iPhone to get these new features soon

WhatsApp constantly adds new features to its platform, making the messaging app more functional and secure for billions of users.

13 Dec 2019


#CareerBytes: Top five games to help you build vocabulary

Vocabulary is defined as the body of words in any language. Improving vocabulary is important for mastery over a language, and as John Keating said in 'Dead Poets Society', words and ideas can change the world.

20 Nov 2019


Facebook just launched an app to make memes: Details here

From Twitter to Snapchat, the entire social media scene is driven by the culture of viral and funny memes.

18 Nov 2019


Apple removes all vaping-related apps from the App Store

Amid growing health concerns associated with e-cigarettes, Apple has removed all the vaping-related apps from the App Store. The Cupertino-based tech giant has banned as many as 181 apps that are related to vapes and e-cigarettes.

03 Nov 2019


Update iPhone 5 immediately to keep using apps and services

It is always a good idea to keep the software updated on your smartphone. But if you are using an iPhone 5, it is especially important to upgrade its operating system by November 3 (today).

01 Nov 2019


Apple bug wiped out over 20 million App Store ratings

Despite offering incredible capabilities, iOS 13 isn't doing as well as Apple would have wanted.

28 Oct 2019


Apple warns iPhone 5 users to update asap: Here's why

If you're still holding on to that years' old iPhone 5, better check the software version the phone is running.

25 Oct 2019


Over 50 Android, iOS apps caught stealing data, now removed

In another case highlighting the problem of poor smartphone security, Apple and Google have taken down more than 50 malicious apps that stole data from devices and served disruptive ads.

07 Oct 2019


Apple accused of copying 'Sign in with Apple' feature

Apple has been accused of copying 'Sign in with Apple' - an iOS 13 feature that lets users sign into apps without giving away their actual email IDs.

24 Sep 2019


Apple facing lawsuit over Shortcuts app: Details here

Apple is facing a patent infringement lawsuit from a Virginia-based company called Aftechmobile.

23 Sep 2019


Like Google, Apple also killed ad blockers in its browser

Back in June, Google triggered a wave of backlash after confirming a bunch of changes that would eventually render Chrome ad blockers unusable.

10 Sep 2019


Finally, Apple updated App Store to show other apps first

After pushing its own apps up on App Store for more than a year, Apple has finally updated its search algorithms to give other popular apps the attention they deserve.

09 Sep 2019


Soon, Siri will have health-focused conversations, translation, and more

Apple's Siri is set to get some big upgrades in the coming years, a report from The Guardian has revealed.

28 Mar 2018


Earn money using these 5 mobile apps

Almost everyone owns a smartphone today, and we use a number of mobile apps on an everyday basis.