App Store

china

China’s new top app rewards users for consuming Communist Party propaganda

"Study to make China strong" has been downloaded more than 44 million times since launching last month.
David Gilbert
2.22.19
ITunes

Supreme Court Weighs Whether Apple’s App Store Is a Monopoly

Looming Supreme Court ruling could impact antitrust enforcement for years.
Karl Bode
11.26.18
Chinese Internet

Twitch has been banned in China and no one knows why

Apple did not respond to a question about why the app was removed from the App Store
David Gilbert
9.21.18
Internet Insecurity

Popular Mac Anti-Adware App ‘Surreptitiously Steals’ Your Browsing History, Researchers Say

Researchers allege the developers of Adware Doctor, the 4th highest ranking paid app in the Mac App Store, have found a way to bypass Apple restrictions and collect sensitive user data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.18
Apple

Apple is doing everything it can to keep China on-side

“Apple knows that China has a balance-sheet-changing marketplace."
David Gilbert
8.20.18
tech

12 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your iPhone on iOS 11

Your iPhone can do more than you know. With these iOS tricks, you’ll increase your battery life, get access to exclusive apps, connect your phone to a surround-sound system, and figure out who’s calling by the way it vibrates.
Martin Pfaffenzeller
7.11.18
cryptojacking

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining In App Store

Apple recently updated its developer policies to ban apps that mine cryptocurrencies like Monero on user devices.
Jordan Pearson
6.11.18
tech

ISIS’ favorite messaging service just got booted from the App Store

Telegram and Telegram X were removed from Apple’s App Store after “inappropriate content was made available to our users."
Noah Kulwin
2.1.18
Die With Me

This Chatroom Only Opens When Your Phone’s About to Die

A whole new, almost-dead world.
Samantha Cole
1.18.18
What Is the iPhone?

Apple’s Long History of Rejecting 'Objectionable Content’ From the App Store

This is the story of technology’s most important walled garden.
Louise Matsakis
7.17.17
Memes

Pepe Is Banned From the Apple App Store

Apple says Pepe is 'objectionable content.' Feels bad, man.
Jason Koebler
Louise Matsakis
6.9.17
the unbearable whiteness of being a tech company

That Viral 'FaceApp' Is Making Everyone Look Whiter

People are accusing the popular photo app of racism for whitewashing their faces.
Sarah Emerson
4.24.17
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