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How to play Apple Arcade’s newest 6 games as it reaches 100

How to play Apple Arcade’s newest 6 games as it reaches 100

Today Apple Arcade reached its first major milestone with a total of 100 playable game titles. The list includes several oddities and/or otherwise decent-looking games. Some are the sort you might never have seen if you'd not acquired an Apple Arcade subscription in the first place - imagine that!

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Apple Arcade price, launch date, exclusive games revealed

Apple Arcade price, launch date, exclusive games revealed

Apple has remained mostly silent on Apple Arcade since the subscription service was revealed earlier this year, but at today's iPhone reveal event, new details actually kicked off the show. Not only did Apple finally give us a release date and pricing details for Apple Arcade, but it also previewed some of the games that will be available as exclusives on the service.

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Sign in with Apple to be required for apps with third-party logins

Sign in with Apple to be required for apps with third-party logins

This week WWDC 2019, Apple unveiled its own and perhaps overdue single sign-on (SSO) service. Sign in with Apple was pretty much seen as the company throwing shade at Google and Facebook over their own SSOs. It seems, however, that Apple is doing more than giving users a more privacy-respecting alternative. It will, in fact, requires some app developers to give users that option if they're already doing Facebook or Google logins anyway.

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Apple bumps up App Store’s cellular download limit, but it still isn’t enough

Apple bumps up App Store’s cellular download limit, but it still isn’t enough

As it has done for a number of years, Apple limits the size of App Store downloads over cellular connections to prevent people from downloading massive files and going over their data caps. Since 2017, that size limit has been 150MB, which isn't very large. The good news is that Apple has increased that cap, but the bad news is that the new cap isn't much larger than the last.

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Apple’s new App Store charm offensive shows how big the stakes are

Apple’s new App Store charm offensive shows how big the stakes are

With less than a week until WWDC, and following a Supreme Court ruling giving the green light to App Store antitrust lawsuits, Apple is bringing out the big guns in its defense of the download store and its approvals policies. A new post about how the App Store works - and why it's at its best the way it is now - has been added to Apple's site, contesting allegations that the walled garden is bad for consumers and developers alike.

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Apple Pay can now be used to pay for Apple digital content

Apple Pay can now be used to pay for Apple digital content

Yes, it does sound a bit ironic. Although Apple has had its own mobile payment system for quite a while now, you couldn't use Apple Pay to buy stuff from Apple's digital stores. That has silently change now and it seems that Apple has flipped the switch for some markets. Users in those select countries will now, if not soon, be able to use their Wallets associated with their Apple Pay account to buy apps, ebooks, and music from Apple's iTunes and App stores.

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Apple can’t escape App Store antitrust lawsuit rules Supreme Court

Apple can’t escape App Store antitrust lawsuit rules Supreme Court

Apple's hopes to get an App Store antitrust lawsuit dismissed have fallen flat, with the US Supreme Court giving the go-ahead to a case alleging the iOS software download store is, indeed, a monopoly situation. The lawsuit, Apple v. Pepper, saw four iPhone owners sue the Cupertino company, arguing that the App Store allows Apple to unfairly control software prices by virtue of it being the only official place to download titles.

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Apple removes Screen Time rival apps, cites privacy concerns

Apple removes Screen Time rival apps, cites privacy concerns

It's not uncommon for third-party apps to provide functionality that has become so popular that iOS itself eventually gains them as a built-in feature. When it does, however, it often puts those third-parties out of business. Sometimes it's simply because people have less reason to install or opt for something that's not already on their iPhones or iPads. In the case of parental control apps, however, developers are accusing Apple of using its position as owner and curator of the App Store to push out apps that rival its own recently launched Screen Time controls.

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Apple dangles 10% bonus for adding funds to Apple ID account

Apple dangles 10% bonus for adding funds to Apple ID account

Almost everyone is a sucker for bonuses. After all, who would refuse getting more for less, especially if there are no strings attached? That's pretty the proposition that Apple is making to its customers and fans when they add funds to their Apple ID account. Whatever you add, Apple will give you 10% more so you can buy more apps, more music, and more videos to your library.

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More iOS apps discovered abusing certificates to bypass App Store

More iOS apps discovered abusing certificates to bypass App Store

The investigation that revealed Facebook's and Google's misuse of their Enterprise Certificates have opened up a can of worms on both sides. On the one hand, it reveals the extent companies will go to in order to collect user data, even paying them in the process. On the other hand, it has also revealed a chink in Apple's armor that has let apps be installed without its usual screening process. Now it seems that there are even more apps that have abused those Enterprise Certificates to get past scrutiny, including vice apps that would have never been allowed on the App Store otherwise.

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Apple to developers: disclose screen recording or be removed from App Store

Apple to developers: disclose screen recording or be removed from App Store

It has probably a frustrating start of the year for Apple. Never mind the ongoing iPhone ban in China and Germany or disappointing sales of its recent iPhone models. The company has recently been besieged left and right with privacy bugs and unscrupulous app developers. Fortunately, the company is mostly quick to act and put its foot down and it makes its stance regarding the latest screen recording exposé clear. App developers should comply with App Store Guidelines or be ejected from it.

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64-bit time: Old Android apps about to pull the plug

64-bit time: Old Android apps about to pull the plug

It's that time in the world of Android - time to pull the plug on Android apps not prepared properly for the coming of 64-bit CPUs. It's not as if these newer, faster computing processors aren't already here in Android devices. They've been here before - and they're not going away any time soon. As such, Google's announced their "TIME'S UP" marker for apps that haven't made way for 64-bit hardware - the future of smartphones in general, that is to say.

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