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.
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.
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.
Apple on Monday announced that its all-new, redesigned App Store will launch in iOS 11 this fall. The new App Store has been designed from the ground up to "make discovering apps and games easier than ever before," according to the press release. Users will be able to read through stories, in-depth interviews and helpful tips in the new Today tab, and discover new games and apps in the Games and Apps sections.
The App Store continues to dominate, with total earnings paid to developers surpassing the $70 billion mark. Apple described the numbers as "simply mind-blowing" in a statement by senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. It also means that Apple has netted roughly $30 billon from its share of App Store revenues since the store launched in 2008.