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France to seek digital regulation changes following AppGratis’ App Store removal

France to seek digital regulation changes following AppGratis’ App Store removal

Earlier this week, we reported that Apple had pulled AppGratis from the App Store, seemingly without reason, fueling both a great deal of criticism and speculation. Following, it was revealed that the service had been pulled due to violating certain guidelines, primarily the one involving push notifications with advertisements and more. In light of this, Reuters is reporting that France will approach the European Commission to seek "tighter regulation."

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Apple removes daily free iOS app supplier AppGratis from App Store

Apple removes daily free iOS app supplier AppGratis from App Store

Apple has recently pulled the iOS app discovery network, AppGratis, from the App Store. AppGratis was a popular service that provided a free paid app every day. It also provided some great discounts for paid apps as well. Just a couple of months ago, the service had reached $13.5 million in funding and was generating $1 million in revenue each month. It had 7 million users before it was removed.

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Apple adds age recommendations to App Store

Apple adds age recommendations to App Store

In what may be a move as a result of mature content showing on the new Vine app a while ago, Apple has updated its App Store to show age recommendations for each app. If you fire up the App Store app on your iOS device and search for an app, you'll now notice that a hard-to-miss age rating is placed right below the name of the app.

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Apple to stop accepting apps that access UDIDs and fail to meet other requirements

Apple to stop accepting apps that access UDIDs and fail to meet other requirements

Apple has made a couple of big announcements, the most immediate of which is that in a little over a month, the company will stop accepting apps - both updates and new submissions - that access UDIDs. On the same date that change goes into effect, Apple will also stop taking in applications for apps that don't support its latest handset, as well as a couple other requirements.

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Apple finally enables HTTPS for App Store

Apple finally enables HTTPS for App Store

Elie Bursztein, a Google developer, reported several vulnerabilities in Apple's App Store that could lead to extreme privacy breaches and attacks on users. The reports, made back in July 2012, led Apple to enable HTTPS for its App Store. By having HTTPS on, users are protected from the various types of attacks that Bursztein pointed out. It also helped that Bursztein made the attack codes public in order to light a fire under developers to enable HTTPS for their apps.

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5 year old accidentally spends $2570 on iPad in-app purchases

5 year old accidentally spends $2570 on iPad in-app purchases

It was only a few days ago when Apple settled a lawsuit involving in-app purchases made by children. The lawsuit offered affected users a $5+ iTunes gift card, and those who's children purchased more than $30 worth of in-app purchases will receive a full cash refund. The lawsuit is said to cost Apple around $100 million. A family in England is an example of the types of things that go on when you leave your child unattended with your iOS device.

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