App Roundup: Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery, iTunes Remote, iPastels 3, Pokemon Quest, more!

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and...

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Free receipt verification service for iOS in-app purchases

The receipt verification service accepts your App's binary receipt data and returns a JSON object according to Apple's Receipt Validation Programming Guide. When your app receives a payment transaction from Apple, you will POST that binary data to this service. The service will return a JSON object for your app to inspect.    

Report: Apple mulling all-in-one media subscription plan, combining Apple Music, TV shows and magazines

In a rare move, Apple announced a public business target to double Services revenue by 2020. Whilst Apple Music is a growing business, crossing 40 million subscribers in April, the Services division revenue is currently dominated by its 30% App Store ... -

Pok mon Quest lands on Android and iOS for free

The in-app purchases arent overly annoying, but your progress without them will slow to an agonizing crawl soon enough. That said, if youre looking for a ... Find Pok mon Quest on Google Play and in the App Store . Read next: The BlackBerry Key2 is ...

Pokemon Quest hits iOS and Android for free

With the simple touch-screen controls, Pokemon Quest is a game that Pokemon fans of all ages can pick up and play. The game can be downloaded from the App Store , Google Play and the Nintendo eShop. Last week, Niantic and the Pokemon Company... --

Donut County lookalike is number one on the App Store

In the meantime, the satisfying gameplay, quirky storyline and cute graphics have charmed fans and, apparently, other studios. On Monday, Esposito tweeted about a clone of the game released by a publisher known as The iOS and Android app ...

The Morning After: Testing out iOS 12

Hey, good morning! The next version of iOS isnt ready for wide release, but we loaded up the beta to let you know how things look so far. Also, Alamo Drafthouse is getting into the theater- subscription game, and the Tesla Semis Mad Max mode is ...

Google has added DRM to all Play Store apps

Googles intentions appear to be alright for now, but the addition of what is nothing less than a form of DRM certainly presents some red flags. Anti-tamper protections will be welcomed by those earning paychecks from in-app purchases , but end users ...    

4 Free Apps That Can Earn You Extra Cash

Both iOS and Android alert users when an app asks for a new permission. That might be permission to access your location, photos or contacts, for example. Think about whether that permission is really necessary for the app to work or if its just ...    
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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited finally lands on Apple's App Store

Five and half years after it launched, one of the more popular apps for kids reading and entertainment has finally arrived on the iOS . Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the e-commerce giants subscription service for children 3-12 that gives unlimited access ...    

Free to download Fortnite generates 100M in 90 days via in-app purchases

Fortnite has become the second most successful free-to-play game launched on iOS , according to analysts, hitting the 100 million milestone for in-app purchases just 90 days after it shipped on iPhone and iPad, and outpacing its rivals in the battle ...    

Google, Unlike Apple, is Making it Easy to Cancel App Subscriptions

The new subscription management feature makes life significantly easier for Android users than those over on iOS . For iPhone and iPad users, unsubscribing requires tracking down subscriptions , which is buried several menus deep. You have to open the...    

Tuesday Apple Rumors: Second iOS 12 Beta Launches

Some claim the service will be bundled with its Music subscription . However, others say that it will stand on its own. Either way, it looks like the tech company may be shooting for a low subscription cost as a way to draw in customers of rival ...    

Supreme Court to review Apple app store commissions case

... Illinois Brick precedent. That argument convinced one judge but an appeals court sided with the plaintiffs. Mr Peppers lawyers claimed in their filings that Apple illegally monopolised the sale of software applications for the iPhone and that ...    
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Apple warns customers to watch out for a new wave of App Store phishing emails

If you receive an email about an App Store or iTunes Store purchase, and youre not sure whether it is real, you can look for a couple of things that can help confirm that the message is from Apple. Genuine purchase receipts from purchases in the App ...