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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 It will also reject apps that use the outdated unique device identifier or UDID.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.

App With Hidden Game Boy Advance Emulator Sneaks Into the App Store [Update: Removed]

App With Hidden Game Boy Advance Emulator Sneaks Into the App Store [Update: Removed]

If you want to play Game Boy Advance games on your iOS device without jailbreaking it, then act quickly.

The developer has managed to sneak the Game Boy Advance emulator in the App Store by hiding it inside an app for baby names called Awesome Baby Names.

Apple Urges Judge to Dismiss App Monopoly Lawsuit

Apple Urges Judge to Dismiss App Monopoly Lawsuit

Apple has asked U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers to dismiss a consumer lawsuit earlier today, which claims that the company has a monopoly over iOS apps, according to a report on Bloomberg.

Apple Refunds Parents After Kid Buys $2500 Worth of In-App Purchases Within 15 Minutes

Apple Refunds Parents After Kid Buys $2500 Worth of In-App Purchases Within 15 Minutes

The BBC highlights an incident from the UK where Danny Kitchen, a five-year old kid spent more than $2500 (£1700) on in-app purchases in a freemium game on his iPad within a span of just fifteen minutes.

Apple Debuts AppStore.com Vanity URLs for iOS and Mac Apps

Apple Debuts AppStore.com Vanity URLs for iOS and Mac Apps

Apple has started rolling out easy-to-remember short AppStore.com URLs for iOS and Mac apps, and developers pages that make it much easier to share apps offline. Although this was noticed by most when the Star Trek app used this short URL in its Super Bowl ad, Apple notified developers about this a few days back. 

Path Reaches Settlement With FTC Over iOS Privacy Issue, Fined $800,000

Path Reaches Settlement With FTC Over iOS Privacy Issue, Fined $800,000

Last year, Path – the social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service received a lot of negative publicity when Singapore based developer and blogger discovered that Path’s slick iPhone app uploads your entire address book to its servers.

Apple was also criticised for giving developers far too much access to address book information without requiring a user prompt.

FTC Recommends Apple, App Developers to Improve Mobile Privacy Disclosures

FTC Recommends Apple, App Developers to Improve Mobile Privacy Disclosures

The Federal Trade Commission has posted a report laying out basic guidelines for platform owners and app developers to better handle mobile privacy disclosures, a topic of huge concern as smartphones become deeply ingrained in our daily lives and come in contact with highly personal data.

Free MAME Emulator for iOS Sneaks into the App Store, Download it While You Can

Free MAME Emulator for iOS Sneaks into the App Store, Download it While You Can

A free MAME emulator has managed managed to sneak in the App Store in the form of a retro game called Gridlee. The game was developed in 1982 but never released, until now, thanks to the developers of the game who gave permission to use its ROM for free, non-commercial use.

Here’s Why Apple Needs to Fix App Store Search

Here’s Why Apple Needs to Fix App Store Search

While we all love our iOS devices, there’s a lot that can be improved. We recently highlighted the flawed model of how iCloud documents handles files, but there’s another area that’s been widely criticised since quite some time now and that’s searching the App Store for apps.

Apple Announces 40 Billion App Store Downloads; 20 Billion In 2012 Alone

Apple Announces 40 Billion App Store Downloads; 20 Billion In 2012 Alone

Apple has just announced that over 40 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store since it was launched in 2008. Apple has also revealed that nearly 20 billion were downloaded in 2012 alone.

Apple’s App Store had crossed the milestone of 25 billions apps downloaded on March 5th, 2012.