Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to talk about Apple Silicon and the Mac moving to Apple-designed ARM processors. They also talk about Target Mode’s demise and something John Kheit predicted years ago: iOS apps coming to the Mac.
Apple has approved a new version of the Hey email app once the developers added a free option for users. You can now create a free, temporary email account that expires after 14 days, making it a new privacy service for burner emails.
…the company will now offer iOS users a free temporary Hey email account with a randomized address, just so the app is functional when it is first opened. These burner accounts will expire after 14 days. Hey is also now able to work with enterprise customers, as Apple initially took issue with the app’s consumer focus.
I like the burner option. Find it in the App Store here.
A controversy over the past few days has been about an email app called Hey that was initially approved by the App Store review team, then rejected later. Phil Schiller spoke about the issue in an interview.
One way that Hey could have gone, Schiller says, is to offer a free or paid version of the app with basic email reading features on the App Store then separately offered an upgraded email service that worked with the Hey app on iOS on its own website. Schiller gives one more example: an RSS app that reads any feed, but also reads an upgraded feed that could be charged for on a separate site. In both cases, the apps would have functionality when downloaded on the store.
My opinion is that Apple could stand to reduce its cut from 30% down to 15-18%. But we definitely don’t need other proposals, like downloading apps from outside the App Store like you can on the Mac.
Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss App Store policy and what constitutes a violation, and updates to EU antitrust cases.
Along with redesigning the Apple Developer app on macOS, Apple has also redesigned the App Store connect website.
Apple was sued on Friday with a class action lawsuit for allowing apps and games to add loot boxes and profiting off of them.
Apple announced today that in 2019 the App Store supported US$519 billion in billing and sales globally.
Wondering how to update apps on your Apple devices? It’s easy to do manually and there’s an option to do it automatically.
Over the weekend Apple fixed a bug related to Family Sharing where users saw a message saying, “This app is no longer shared with you.”
Andrew shows you how to uninstall apps on iPhone and iPad in case you downloaded one and changed your mind.
Apple announced today that Apple Search Ads are now available in Russia, with the ads going live on May 4.
You changed your mind and want to cancel iPhone app subscriptions. Andrew shows us three different methods to use.
Researchers found 32 fleeceware apps on the App Store, a new term for apps that abuse legal loopholes in app trials.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss App Store revenue prediction and what they mean for the App Store, and how to use iCloud Folder Sharing.
Apple published an announcement for developers saying deadlines for certain App Store requirements have been extended to June 30, 2020.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss China’s outsized App Store power, and getting free ebooks from a few sources.
Apple is giving customers a way to earn a bit of extra cash. When you add funds to Apple ID you get a 10% bonus.
On Thursday, Apple removed “Boom the Encryption Keyboard” from the App Store. People used it to bypass censorship in China.
Apple updated its App Store review guidelines with some new rules to restrict certain types of app behavior.
Ndemic Creations, the creator of the popular game Plague Inc. received a warning from China that the game contained illegal content.