Tag Archives: App Store

Apple now accepting UnionPay for Chinese App Store purchases

Apple today announced that it has added UnionPay as a payment option in the App Store for customers in China. UnionPay is the most popular payment card in the country with over 4.5 billion cards issued. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said in a press release: The ability to buy apps and make purchases using…

App Store highlights ‘Apps for Health’ following iOS 8.0.2 enabling HealthKit integration

Apple has updated its App Store with a new section dedicated to apps with HealthKit integration. ‘Apps for Health’ features a selection of apps that are each capable of plugging in to Apple’s Health app for collecting, aggregating and presenting health and fitness-related data. Apps utilising the HealthKit APIs were set to launch with iOS 8 on September…

iOS 8 feature highlight: App Bundles

iOS 8 brought with it a plethora of updates and improvements for iPhone and iPad users. One such feature is App Bundles in the App Store. As the name might suggest, App Bundles are collections of apps from the same developer offered together for a special, lower price. This is great news for iOS users who can now acquire a number of apps for a price that…

Gear up for ‘back to school’ with these 5 iOS apps

For many, school is about to start back up and school systems are integrating technology into classrooms more and more, specifically iOS devices. I thought a good way to get those of you heading back to school prepared for the upcoming school year is to introduce to you some of my favorite apps that help me to be more productive throughout the day. So…

Skype gets removed from App Store as company prepares 5.0 update

If you’ve been searching the App Store recently for the popular video chat app Skype, you may have noticed that the service is strangely absent from the iOS App Store. However, not to worry because the company has pulled its app for a good reason: it’s preparing the new 5.0 app which includes a complete redesign and some new features as well. Below is…

iOS 8 feature highlight: Spotlight

One of the main features that seemed to get pushed aside during the iOS 7 revamp was Spotlight, the universal search feature that was available on iOS. Through iOS 6, the feature had its very own spot reserved as a homepage to the left of the main home apps page, but with iOS 7, the feature was reduced to a simple search bar that was available by…