Flying during pandemic times just got a bit more convenient for iPhone users travelling on United Airlines. On Friday, United announced
Users with SMART Health Cards can share their vaccine status directly with United via Apple Health. The information will be deleted after their trip.
Free apps that offer in-app-purchases now include a 'Report a Problem' option. iOS users can also select a specific reason to why they are reporting the app, such as it has quality issues.
A team of researchers in the U.K. has discovered security issues related to Visa cards and Apple Pay that could result in attackers bypassing the lock screen and making fraudulent payments.Credit: AppleAccording to the research, the flaw occurs when Visa cards are set up in Apple's Express Transit mode on an iPhone. The flaw could allow attackers to bypass the iPhone Lock Screen and make contactless payments without the passcode. Read more
Amsterdam legislators have declared that Apple requiring developers to use its in-app payment service in the App Store is anti-competitive, and changes must be made.The declaration comes two years after an examination started. Initially, it was a wider examination, but along the way it was cut down and focused mainly on dating market apps, spawned by a complaint from Match.com's parent group.According to a report from Reuters on Thursday, The Netherlands' Authority for Consumers and Markets...
The security issue relates to Visa and Apple's transmit mode.
You've the option to re-download Apple's in-house apps for a while, but you haven't been allowed to write App Store reviews for them like you can for third-party titles. Apple is now treating its apps more as equals, though. 9to5Macnotes Apple has quietly enabled App Store ratings and reviews for its own software. If you want to laud improvements to Maps or trash Mail, you can.
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. [
Years after quietly removing the ability for users to report App Store problems such as scam apps, Apple has equally quietly brought it back — with some improvements.The App Store has brought back "Report a Problem"Previously, if users bought an app from the App Store and it scammed them in some way, they had a way to immediately tell Apple. It didn't necessarily offer an redress, but it was a way to report that there was an issue. Read more
After years of restricting reviews of its built-in apps, Apple with iOS 15 is allowing users to leave App Store ratings and comments on titles like Mail, Maps, Apple Music and the bemoaned Podcasts.All Apple apps available on the App Store, including those that ship preinstalled on iPhone and iPad, are now showing star ratings and reviews in iOS 15, marking a major change in the company's stance on consumer feedback.With the activation of review, users can leave personal appraisals of Apple's...
Google says it will phase out its use of Material Design interface elements within its iOS apps in favor of Apple’s own UIKit. Jeff Verkoeyen, the company's iOS design chief, announced the change in a Twitter thread spotted by The Verge.This year my team shifted the open source Material components libraries for iOS into maintenance mode. Why?A 🧵
The Epic ruling will be put to the test.