News tagged ‘AppStore’
Apple Removes More Than 250 Apps From App Store Because of Malicious Ad SDK
Apple has recently removed more than 250 iOS applications from the App Store. The reason for such a radical step is a third-party advertising SDK called Youmi, which is prohibited by the App Store guidelines. When used in iOS applications, it allows to collect sensitive information, for example, Apple ID email addresses and device serial numbers and in such a way to violate user privacy. The issue has been discovered by a research firm called SourceDNA and immediately reported to Apple. The company has also provided Apple with a full list of apps using malicious ad SDK.
Pangu v1.1.0 jailbreak is now available
UPDATE: Works on iOS 7.1.2 as well.
The Pangu team has updated iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak utility to version 1.1.0. They added support for Mac OS X and English version, fixed several bugs (including boot loop bug) and removed the ability to install pirate appstore (PPSync) from English version. Unfortunately to jailbreak community they also used another new exploit instead of i0n1c's one used in v.1.0. This is no good, since Apple might both in iOS 8 or even iOS 7.1.2.
12 Million People Downloaded Office for iPad - Microsoft
Just a week after the official release, iWork's main rival - Office for iPad - managed to set a new App Store record. Microsoft on Thursday announced 12 million downloads of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. What a result, huh?
Apple Updated App Store Search Algorithms
If you have difficulties in typing on iPhone (just like me), then the piece of news I’m going to share with you will surely be useful. According to what has been posted on
Live Blog: presenting new iPad and iPad Mini
"These amazing products are great examples of the type of innovation that only Apple can deliver."
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Plants vs Zombies 2 gets 25 million downloads
On August 16 PopCap introduced the highly awaited Plants vs Zombies sequel. Ten days ago it reached the level of sixteen million downloads. Today it was announced that the game was downloaded twenty-five million times. It means that nearly a million copies were downloaded every day.
It is also stated that the number of Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloads is bigger that the total number of the original Plants vs. Zombies game.
In fact the two games can hardly be compared, as he original one is a paid-app, while the sequel can be downloaded for free from AppStore. The number of Plants vs Zombies 2 downloads is certain to grow once the game is released for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms, which is expected to happen later this year or next one.
Viber AppStore Description was hacked
The AppStore description for Viber app has been changed by hackers. It is not the first time the App's support page is attacked. The Syrian Electronic Army took whole responsibility for this latest attack as well as for the previous ones. Now the description of the app says "We created this app to spy on you, please download it!"
That is what Viber posted concerning the matter:
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Incredible Discounts on the App Store to Mark Its 5th Birthday
Nobody can now blame Apple for being greedy or reserved company as today it has made a bunch of most popular iOS games available for free. According to The Verge, whose reporters were the first to notice the incredible discounts earlier this Monday, making such apps as Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Where's My Water?, Badland and Tiny Wings as well as Traktor DJ, Day One, Over and Barefoot World Atlas free, Apple marks the fifth anniversary from the time the App Store was launched.
Angry Birds Is Now Updated
A few days ago the most popular game for iOS-devices – Angry Birds – has been updated. Apart from stability improvements and bug fixes, there’re some unique features you’d certainly be interested in. So let’s have a look at them.
PayPal Here for iPad Got the Update
The PayPal Here app for iPad has just got the update. From now on, one can sort products and split them into categories, create lists of particular items and do a lot of other things.
Here’s the application description from the AppStore:
Accept credit cards anywhere you do business with the PayPal Here app and free credit card reader. Turn your iPad into an easy-to-use point of sale solution for payment processing.
Colin McRae Rally Is Now Available on iOS
This weekend could have been long and tedious for me, however, a few days ago an event has happened that prevented me from getting bored. Those who love iOS games can share my happiness – Colin McRae Rally is now available on AppStore for only $1.99. The rally game, which once was extremely popular on PC and PlayStation, has now moved to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Is it worth purchasing? Let’s find out. But before that, here’s the official teaser.
Apple's Poster to Commemorate the Fifth AppStore Birthday
Looks like Apple has hired a new guy responsible for all kinds of graphics and the way Apple gadgets look. At first he paints new ‘cheap’ iPhones red, green and yellow, then completely redesigns iOS 7 and after that persuades the executives to register a new FaceTime logo, which he likes immensely, as a trademark.
Well, there’re probably some other reasons for all that to happen, of course, but it really seems that Apple is currently centered primarily on the appearance – in addition to the things mentioned above, it has released a new poster commemorating the fifth anniversary of AppStore, Tim Bradshaw of Financial Times reports.
Play as Texas Ranger in the Wild West.
You can become a legend in the new role-playing game by Disney. It was inspired by the popular movie The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp.
When playing the game, you will become a Texas Ranger, who rides horses, helps people from Colby Town, passes judgment and fights foes.
Prices in Russian AppStore will be increased by 18%
Price in Russian AppStore will be changed soon.
Prices will rise up to 18%. For example, $0.99 apps that currently cost 33 rubles (~$1) will cost 39 rubles (~$1.18). Other changes are expected as follows:
- 33 rubles → 39 rubles
- 66 rubles → 69 rubles
- 99 rubles → 99 rubles
- 165 rubles → 169 rubles
Apple Launches Online Store for Russia
Apple today launched its
In order to expand into Russian territory, Apple as registered a company called Apple Rus and assigned Vitaly Morozk, the company's local legal advisor as its director general. It is alleged that Apple executives travelled to Moscow in 2011 to find premises for an Apple store but did not find anything suitable. Apple opened the iTunes Store online in 2009.
It's unclear when or whether the company intends to open any physical Apple Retail Stores in the country.