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Epic Games Asks Court to Allow Fortnite Back on the App Store

Saturday September 5, 2020 3:41 pm PDT by
Just a week after Apple terminated Epic Games' developer account, Epic has filed for a preliminary injunction that would both allow Fortnite back on the App Store and restore access to its developer account. In the filing, ‌Epic Games‌ says it was willing to challenge Apple "because it was the right thing to do" and "it was better positioned than many other companies to weather the storm."...
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Notability Gains New Tools, Dedicated Shop, and More

Monday August 31, 2020 7:01 am PDT by
Ginger Labs today announced an update to its popular productivity app Notability, introducing several new features designed to enhance creativity within the app. Among the new tools is a feature that lets users draw arrows and curves that will snap perfectly into place. Users can also now draw perfectly spaced dots and dashes with the pen and highlighter tool. There's a new favorites...
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App Recap: Do, Flow, and North Star

Sunday August 30, 2020 8:09 pm PDT by
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted productivity app "Do," productivity app "Flow," and lifestyle app "North Star" as three apps that are worth checking out. Apps to Check Out Do: Simple Notes & To Do Lists (iOS, One-Time Purchase) - Do features a simple interface that provides an easy way to keep track of notes and to-do lists. Users can organize notes into sub-lists as well as...
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App Recap: Done Habit Tracker, RTRO, and Subtrack

Sunday August 23, 2020 10:26 pm PDT by
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted productivity app "Done," photo and video app "RTRO," and finance app "Subtrack" as three apps that are worth checking out. Apps to Check Out Done: A Simple Habit Tracker (iOS, One-Time Purchase) - Done, an app designed to help users create healthy routines, features the ability to set goals and track progress for daily habits. Each habit can be...
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Apple Begins Testing Revamped Maps App in UK and Ireland

Saturday August 22, 2020 9:57 pm PDT by
Apple has reportedly begun testing an expansion of its more detailed Apple Maps app in the United Kingdom and Ireland, according to Justin O'Beirne, who often shares details on updates made in ‌Apple Maps‌. Image via Justin O'Beirne Since the Maps revamp in these countries is in testing stages, it is worth pointing out that the changes are not available to all users at the current time....
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App Recap: Heart Reports, HibiDo, and Weather on the Way

Sunday August 16, 2020 10:24 pm PDT by
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted health and fitness app "Heart Reports," productivity app "HibiDo: To-Do List & Notes," and weather app "Weather on the Way" as three apps that are worth checking out. Apps to Check Out Heart Reports (iOS, $1.99) - Heart Reports is an app that lets users generate reports based on data from the Health app. Several forms of data can be aggregated...
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Trump Signs Executive Order Giving ByteDance 90 Days to Sell US TikTok Business

Saturday August 15, 2020 6:09 am PDT by
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order giving ByteDance 90 days to sell its TikTok business in the United States, citing evidence of possible national security threats from the China-based company. In the order, the Trump Administration said there's "credible evidence" to suggest that ByteDance "might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United...
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App Recap: Decibel, Liftin' Workout Tracker, Taskheat and Major App Updates

Sunday August 9, 2020 7:45 pm PDT by
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted utilities app "Decibel," health and fitness app "Liftin' Workout Tracker," and productivity app "Taskheat" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Decibel: dB Sound Level Meter (iOS, Subscription) - Coupled with a simplistic and easy-to-navigate...
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App Recap: Filter, Hue Menu Bar, TimeBloc and Major App Updates

Sunday August 2, 2020 8:03 pm PDT by
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted productivity app "Filter," utilities app "Hue Menu Bar for Philips Hue," and productivity app "TimeBloc" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Filter - Website and App Blocker (Mac, Free) - Filter is an app that lets users organize websites and apps...
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American Airlines Offers Free Apple TV+ Streaming as In-Flight Entertainment Option

Sunday August 2, 2020 5:09 pm PDT by
Apple has expanded its partnership with American Airlines, as the airline is now offering free Apple TV+ streaming as an in-flight entertainment option (via The Points Guy). Only select Apple TV+ shows like "The Morning Show," "Dickinson," and "Defending Jacob" are available for in-flight viewing at the current time. An American Airlines representative confirmed to The Points Guy that the...
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Apple Removes Nearly 30,000 Apps From China App Store

Sunday August 2, 2020 12:06 pm PDT by
Apple on Saturday removed nearly 30,000 apps from its Chinese App Store due to the apps lacking an official license from local regulators, reports Reuters. The report, which cites data from research firm Qimai, says that 90% of the apps removed were games. The report also mentions that over 2,500 additional apps were removed from the China App Store over the first week of July. Apple in...
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Apple-Acquired Dark Sky Officially Shuts Down Android App

Saturday August 1, 2020 4:43 pm PDT by
Apple in March purchased weather app Dark Sky, and at that time, Dark Sky's developers said that the app's Android version would be discontinued on July 1, 2020. However, instead of shuttering the app on that date, the app's developers announced that the discontinuation would be delayed for another month. Now that it's August, Android users are no longer able to access the app, and...
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App Recap: Soosee, Tasks, Taurus and Major App Updates

Monday July 27, 2020 7:15 am PDT by
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted food and drink app "Soosee," productivity app "Tasks," and health and fitness app "Taurus" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Soosee: Food Scanner (iOS, Free) - Soosee scans ingredient labels from food and intelligently checks for allergens as...
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Apple Card Now Appearing on Experian Credit Reports

Sunday July 19, 2020 11:15 pm PDT by
Apple Card users are reporting the credit card is now showing up on Experian credit file reports. Reporting of Apple Card information was previously limited to credit bureau TransUnion (via Reddit). Though not officially confirmed by Apple or Goldman Sachs, several Reddit users have noticed the creditor addition to their Experian credit reports. Some users, however, have not seen any credit...
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App Recap: Glarm, Orbit, Smart NFC and Major App Updates

Sunday July 19, 2020 9:34 pm PDT by
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted utilities app "Glarm," business app "Orbit," and utilities app "Smart NFC" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Glarm (iOS, Free) - Utilities app Glarm lets users set location-based alarms in a simple manner. Glarm can be really useful when...
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Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Rep. John Lewis

Sunday July 19, 2020 7:57 pm PDT by
Apple this weekend has honored the life of late politician and civil rights leader John Lewis with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Lewis is accompanied by a quote of his: "Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday commemorated Lewis in a follow-up tweet. We have lost an American hero. John Lewis guided ...
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App Recap: Budget Burndown, Endel, Samplr and Major App Updates

Sunday July 12, 2020 8:41 pm PDT by
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted finance app "Budget Burndown," health and fitness app "Endel," and music app "Samplr" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Budget Burndown (iOS, Free) - Finance app Budget Burndown is a tool that intelligently tracks daily spending and lets users...
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Foxconn to Invest $1 Billion in India Amid Strong Push From Apple

Saturday July 11, 2020 10:20 am PDT by
Apple supplier Foxconn plans to invest $1 billion in India to expand a factory that assembles iPhones, reports Reuters. One source told Reuters that Apple has been pushing Foxconn and other suppliers to move production outside of China. The move will ultimately help the company in diversifying its supply chain in an effort to reduce its reliance on Chinese manufacturing amidst the ongoing...
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App Recap: Bookly, Sepnia, Watch to 5K and Major App Updates

Sunday July 5, 2020 6:48 pm PDT by
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted books app "Bookly," productivity app "Sepnia," and health and fitness app "Watch to 5K" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Bookly (iOS, Free) - Bookly is an app that promotes making reading a habit through a reading timer, achievements, and...
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Facebook Begins Dark Mode Rollout for iOS

Monday June 29, 2020 2:18 am PDT by
Facebook has begun rolling out Dark Mode support for its flagship iOS app, which comes just over a year after the Facebook Messenger app also gained ‌Dark Mode‌ support. Photo via 9to5Mac After evidence showing the company had been working on the feature surfaced in April, select users are now able to activate the feature under Settings & Privacy within the Menu tab. Users are able to choose...