Articles about Apple App Store

Apple stops sales, restricts services in Russia over Ukraine invasion

02 Mar 2022

Technology
Apple stops sales, restricts services in Russia over Ukraine invasion

In response to Moscow's full-fledged invasion of Ukraine, tech giant Apple has announced that it is halting all sales of its products in Russia.

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

20 Sep 2021

Technology
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.

Epic v/s Apple: Apple wins, must allow in-app payment alternatives

13 Sep 2021

Technology
Epic v/s Apple: Apple wins, must allow in-app payment alternatives

Epic Games and Apple have been embroiled in a legal battle since August 2020 when the former sued the latter alleging anti-competitive and monopolistic practices.

Apple boots 'Tinder for anti-vaxxers' off the App Store

01 Aug 2021

Technology
Apple boots 'Tinder for anti-vaxxers' off the App Store

Mainstream dating platforms, including Tinder and Bumble, have teamed up with government agencies to encourage users to get vaccinated.

Emails reveal Apple's desperation to prevent Netflix ditching in-app purchases

06 May 2021

Business
Emails reveal Apple's desperation to prevent Netflix ditching in-app purchases

It is well known that Apple charges a 30 percent commission on in-app purchases (IAP) per its App Store policy.

Google is shutting down its Shopping app

12 Apr 2021

Technology
Google is shutting down its Shopping app

Google is shutting down its Shopping app for Android and iOS, a company spokesperson confirmed to 9to5Google.

Apple refutes allegations that App Store is a monopoly

30 Mar 2021

Technology
Apple refutes allegations that App Store is a monopoly

Responding to a probe by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Apple has refuted allegations that its App Store is a monopoly. The company claimed that iOS users could use web apps as a viable alternative.

Telegram lures away WhatsApp users with new chat migration tool

28 Jan 2021

Technology
Telegram lures away WhatsApp users with new chat migration tool

Telegram is trying its best to capture users moving away from WhatsApp. Its latest effort involves a tool letting users import chats from WhatsApp, among other messaging services.

Focos app adds support for Apple ProRAW; sports improved UI

26 Jan 2021

Technology
Focos app adds support for Apple ProRAW; sports improved UI

Focos, a popular image editing app on iOS, was recently updated to version 2.4, and the update allows users to edit RAW and Apple ProRAW format images.

WhatsApp responds to Indian government's letter regarding privacy policy update

21 Jan 2021

Business
WhatsApp responds to Indian government's letter regarding privacy policy update

On Tuesday, the Indian government's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) sent a strongly worded letter to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, asking him to withdraw the recent update to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for Indian users.

Hike messaging service shuts down, leaves app stores

18 Jan 2021

Technology
Hike messaging service shuts down, leaves app stores

Indian messaging app Hike StickerChat has been shut down. The platform officially closed down today following a Twitter announcement by founder and CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal on January 6.

Fortnite is not coming back on iOS any time soon

11 Oct 2020

Technology
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.

Indian government could soon launch its own app store

01 Oct 2020

Business
Indian government could soon launch its own app store

In the past few weeks, tensions have grown between Google and several Indian start-ups that have called out the internet giant over its 'monopolistic' Play Store policies.

Huawei phones will start replacing Android next year: Details here

10 Sep 2020

Technology
Huawei phones will start replacing Android next year: Details here

Finally, Huawei appears to be gearing up to take on Google's Android and Apple's iOS in the mobile operating system segment.

TikTok's creators begin switching to Instagram, YouTube after government's ban

30 Jun 2020

Technology
TikTok's creators begin switching to Instagram, YouTube after government's ban

A few hours ago, the Government of India imposed a ban on popular video-sharing service TikTok as well as 58 other 'unsafe' Chinese applications.

Here's how iOS 14 will make your iPhone more private

24 Jun 2020

Technology
Here's how iOS 14 will make your iPhone more private

From PiP mode to the new Siri, Apple's iOS 14 is brimming with handy, thought-through features.

WeChat to TikTok, 52 'China-linked' apps red-flagged by Indian intelligence

17 Jun 2020

Technology
WeChat to TikTok, 52 'China-linked' apps red-flagged by Indian intelligence

As many as 52 'China-linked' apps, including some popular ones, have been deemed unsafe by Indian intelligence agencies.

This Xiaomi Mi Band 4 clone costs just $4

10 Mar 2020

Technology
This Xiaomi Mi Band 4 clone costs just $4

If you're looking for an inexpensive fitness band, the M4 fitness band could be right up your alley.

TikTok beats WhatsApp to become world's most-downloaded app in January

29 Feb 2020

Business
TikTok beats WhatsApp to become world's most-downloaded app in January

Chinese social media app TikTok has beaten WhatsApp to become the most-downloaded app in the month of January, according to the latest figures from research firm Sensor Tower.

Now, Facebook is paying people for their voice recordings

21 Feb 2020

Technology
Now, Facebook is paying people for their voice recordings

Facebook's ever-increasing appetite for user data is going to a whole new level.

Uninstall ToTok  messenger, it is UAE's surveillance app

24 Dec 2019

Technology
Uninstall ToTok messenger, it is UAE's surveillance app

When Israeli malware was caught spying on WhatsApp chats of thousands of activists, journalists, and academicians, we knew that the nightmares of dystopian state surveillance are coming to life.

This is how Indians are consuming porn

05 Dec 2019

Technology
This is how Indians are consuming porn

Last year in October, the Indian government took the major step of banning porn in the country.

Facebook bug turned on iPhone cameras without users' permission

13 Nov 2019

Technology
Facebook bug turned on iPhone cameras without users' permission

Despite drawing flak (and a humongous fine) for poor grip on user data, Facebook is apparently not learning its lessons.

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

25 Oct 2019

Technology
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.

Now, you can control an iPhone using just your eyes

02 Sep 2019

Technology
Now, you can control an iPhone using just your eyes

Using eyes to navigate through an iPhone sounds like the stuff of science fiction or something that's really high tech.

All you need to know about Xstream, Airtel's TV app

22 Aug 2019

Technology
All you need to know about Xstream, Airtel's TV app

Airtel has revamped its TV app, introducing a new design, better segregation of content, and a darker theme. The telco has also rebranded the app to Airtel Xstream, the same name it uses for the web version of Airtel TV.

How to use the viral FaceApp to grow 'old'

18 Jul 2019

Technology
How to use the viral FaceApp to grow 'old'

After the viral Bottle Cap Challenge, influencers have got another weird thing to be obsessed over - an app that shows how you would look in old age.

24-year-old man drowns while shooting TikTok video in Hyderabad lake

12 Jul 2019

India
24-year-old man drowns while shooting TikTok video in Hyderabad lake

A 24-year-old man from Hyderabad died recently while shooting a video on the famous video app, TikTok.

Tinder beats YouTube, Netflix to become highest earning non-game app

06 Jul 2019

Business
Tinder beats YouTube, Netflix to become highest earning non-game app

Tinder has beaten popular services like Netflix and YouTube to become the highest grossing non-game app in the first half of 2019, according to the latest figures from Sensor Tower.

TN: Husband scolds wife for using TikTok, she commits suicide

14 Jun 2019

India
TN: Husband scolds wife for using TikTok, she commits suicide

In a bizarre incident, a 24-year-old woman from Tamil Nadu committed suicide on Thursday after her husband expressed his disapproval with her TikTok obsession.

Soon, your iPhone will show exactly where apps tracked you

10 Jun 2019

Technology
Soon, your iPhone will show exactly where apps tracked you

After making privacy its calling card, Apple is doubling down on it.

Now, play Steam games on iPhones, iPads: Here's how

17 May 2019

Technology
Now, play Steam games on iPhones, iPads: Here's how

Nearly a year ago, Apple disappointed many of its customers by yanking the Steam Link app from its iOS App Store.

TikTok users can win Rs. 1 lakh everyday: Here's how

10 May 2019

Technology
TikTok users can win Rs. 1 lakh everyday: Here's how

Just days after returning to Google and Apple's app stores, ByteDance's video-sharing app TikTok has regained the top spot in app charts.

Weird Apple Store bug prevented app downloads; now fixed

27 Apr 2019

Technology
Weird Apple Store bug prevented app downloads; now fixed

A weird Apple App Store bug prevented iOS users from downloading and updating their apps on the platform.

Ban lifted from TikTok, users can download it again

24 Apr 2019

India
Ban lifted from TikTok, users can download it again

The Madras High Court has lifted the interim ban on the Chinese app, TikTok, on April 24, subject to certain conditions.

WhatsApp's iPad app is finally on the way: Details here

10 Apr 2019

Technology
WhatsApp's iPad app is finally on the way: Details here

Despite hosting over a billion active users, WhatsApp hasn't captured a particular segment of the market yet- iPad owners.

HDFC's old mobile banking app is now live: Details here

05 Dec 2018

Business
HDFC's old mobile banking app is now live: Details here

After trying to patch its buggy mobile app for days, HDFC Bank has decided to return to its predecessor.

Tumblr goes missing from Apple's App Store: Details here

18 Nov 2018

Technology
Tumblr goes missing from Apple's App Store: Details here

Popular microblogging and social networking platform Tumblr has gone missing from Apple's App Store.

Messenger for iOS constantly crashing due to a buggy update

17 Jun 2018

Technology
Messenger for iOS constantly crashing due to a buggy update

Several iPhone and iPad users have reported that Facebook's Messenger app frequently started crashing after they installed its latest update (version 170.0) that released on June 15.

Tired of Siri? Access Alexa on Apple Watch: Here's how

10 Jun 2018

Technology
Tired of Siri? Access Alexa on Apple Watch: Here's how

Each smart assistant does something better than the other. However, there are restrictions when you wish to use multiple smart assistants, especially on wearables.