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Apple rejects Encrypted Chat app Cryptocat from App Store

Apple rejects Encrypted Chat app Cryptocat from App Store

Cryptocat is an encrypted chatting service that lets no one apart from the sender and receiver see the actual content of the message. The developer of the service recently submitted an iPhone Cryptocat app, but it was rejected by Apple for “illegitimate” reasons.

Track 8 is a Metro-Inspired Music Player for iOS [Review]

Track 8 is a Metro-Inspired Music Player for iOS [Review]

If all this talk of iOS 7 has wet your appetite for a new music app and you can’t wait, then maybe you should have a look at our review of Track 8. It’s a Music app that takes the Windows Phone modern UI design (formally known as Metro) and applies it to your iOS music library. Fancy a change? Then read on.

Apple announces 50 billionth app download winner

Apple announces 50 billionth app download winner

Apple has just announced the winner of the 50 Billion App Downloads promotion. The App Store crossed the milestone yesterday.

Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio has won the grand prize of $10,000 iTunes gift card. The 50th billion app to be downloaded was the free word game Say The Same Thing from the band OK Go developed by Space Inch, LLC.

Apple’s App Store Hits 50 Billion App Downloads

Apple’s App Store Hits 50 Billion App Downloads

Apple has just hit the 50 billion app downloads milestone.

Apple had launched the 50 Billion App Downloads Countdown promotion to celebrate the milestone couple of weeks back. 

Apple launches ’50 Billion Apps Countdown’ promotion; Winner to get $10,000 App Store Gift Card

Apple launches ’50 Billion Apps Countdown’ promotion; Winner to get $10,000 App Store Gift Card

When Apple launched the App Store on July 10th, 2008, even they would not have thought in their wildest imaginations that it would end up becoming such a huge success.

The success of the App Store was clear when one billion apps were downloaded in just 9 months. Fast forward to today and the App Store is about to hit the magical 50 billion app download mark.

Apple Confirms it Kicked Out AppGratis For Using Push Notifications To Promote Apps

Apple Confirms it Kicked Out AppGratis For Using Push Notifications To Promote Apps

Yesterday, we reported that AppGratis, an iOS app discovery service, was kicked out of the App Store for unknown reasons. Today, Apple has confirmed that, as we speculated, the app was indeed yanked for violating section 2.25 of the App Store Review Guidelines. 

Apple Pulls AppGratis From the App Store

Apple Pulls AppGratis From the App Store

AppGratis, an app discovery service that worked with developers to make one paid app free everyday, has been pulled from the App Store. While Apple occasionally rejects apps based on the use of private APIs, AppGratis’ rejection could have something to do with Apple’s app review guideline that forbids third party apps similar to the App Store.

How To Disable In-App Purchases on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

How To Disable In-App Purchases on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

After listening to the horror stories due to the in-app purchase feature, I thought it was high time I wrote a tutorial that shows parents how to disable the feature before giving a child an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Apple had added the feature to restrict access to In-App Purchases back in 2010, so I am quite sure many of you already know how to disable it. If you don’t then continue reading.

Apple Adds “Offers In-App Purchases” Warning to App Store Apps

Apple Adds “Offers In-App Purchases” Warning to App Store Apps

Apple has today pushed out a change to the App Store that adds an “Offers In-App Purchases” disclosure right below the Purchase/Download button for apps which let users buy virtual goods using Apple’s IAP framework.

Apple To Reject Apps That Don’t Support iPhone 5/Retina Display, Use UDIDs From May 1

Apple To Reject Apps That Don’t Support iPhone 5/Retina Display, Use UDIDs From May 1

Apple has just informed app developers that it won’t be accepting iPhone apps that don’t support iPhone 5′s taller display and apps that don’t support Retina display after May 1. It will also reject apps that use the outdated unique device identifier or UDID.

Apple has made the announcement on the developer’s website.