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CNN takes a hit on the App Store after Trump tweet causes controversy

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Politics has spilled over to the App Store after President Donald Trump tweeted a GIF created by Reddit user "HanA**holeSolo." The GIF, originally posted to Reddit, depicted Trump pummeling a wrestler with CNN's logo pasted over his face. The GIF was later transformed into a video and tweeted by Trump causing an uproar on social media.

CNN eventually tracked down the user who apologized after it was discovered that he had also made previous posts containing racist and anti-Semitic imagery.

Apple celebrates National Parks in July

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Apple has launched a celebration of U.S. National Parks from July 1st to July 15th. According to the Apple newsroom, the company will donate one dollar to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay. The pledge applies to transactions made on the Apple Store app, the Apple online store and Apple retail stores.

First look at all-new iOS 11 App Store

App Store iOS 11

Instead of our normal App of the Week we are going to take a look at the redesigned App Store in iOS 11. In the newly released iOS 11 public beta, Apple has broken down the App Store in to three major parts: Today, Games and Apps.

The Today page is where you will be able keep updated on what's going on with the Apple App Store. It features exclusive premieres, new-releases and a look-back at all-time App Store hits. Here you will also find tips, how-to-guides and interviews with developers and celebrities.

Beware of In-App Purchase scams on the App Store

IAP scam fake subscription

News flash: the iPhone does not need a virus scanner, malware cleaner or any other bogus system security provided by an app. Third-party iOS apps are sandboxed, meaning they are insulated from the host system. Not only does this enhance security, but it means that any app claiming to perform a "system scan" is outright nonsense. Apps are not capable of scanning, cleaning or protecting any iOS device, including the iPad and iPhone. Despite this, Johnny Lin at Medium has found many of these scams alive and well on the App Store.

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