Despite lagging iPhone sales, Apple’s services business is booming.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to discuss what Mr. Kheit calls the pornification of software. They also look back at and grade Apple’s new product releases in 2018. It being these two, they are surprisingly upbeat, while still being cranky as can be.
WireGuard, the supposedly faster and more secure VPN protocol, is now available for free on iOS devices via the App Store.
There is no option to do so in the App Store, so it’s not clear how Apple will handle this. Maybe there will be a new option when you tap the three dots icon next to an app.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host Peter Cohen to discuss Apple’s cloud services, including the ones they do really well and the ones that suck. They also talk about password management and practices, and look at Apple’s leadership team 8 years after Steve Jobs’s passing.
For a limited time when you add Apple ID funds you can get a 10% bonus. The special offer ends Thursday, December 20.
An App Store glitch has messed with app ratings and reviews. Some developers say that up to half of their ratings and reviews have vanished.
Developers can now access analytics from apps in the new macOS Mojave App Store via the App Store Connect service.
Apple has announced the best apps, music, TV shows and movies that were available across its platforms in 2018.
Apple has deleted a further 700 apps in its App Store in China over recent days, following the deleting of thousands of apps in the country back in August.
Apple is accused of having an App Store monopoly, and today the U.S. Supreme Court will oversee the antitrust case.
Child pornography got through the filters on Tumblr, leading to the app being removed from the iOS app store over the weekend.
Over weekend iOS users found that the Tumblr iOS app had disappeared from the App Store. As of this writing it’s still not there.
Developers can now request access to a new REST API for App Store Connect.
Apple’s Search Ad business (App Store) alone could be worth US$2 billion by 2020.
Apple published a press release touting 18 top apps that support Siri Shortcuts. There’s little specific about each app, but we put together links to each one of them so you can more easily check them out. The apps: The Weather Channel, CARROT, Dark Sky, Citymapper, Transit, Evernote, Day One, Fantastical, Trello, Omnifocus 3, Things, Lose It!, Yazio, Waterminder, MyTherapy, Streaks, 10% Happier, and Headspace.
The App Store has been getting an influx of scam subscriptions. These apps that intentionally trick users into paying for subscriptions.
TechCrunch writes that Apple’s greediness is the real reason it became a trillion dollar company. But Andrew disagrees.
Kaspersky Labs wrote an informative blog post on why you don’t need an iOS antivirus app. In short, apps can’t access other apps’ data.
The move affects both app downloads and in-app purchases.