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Apple takes editorial control of the App Store

Some of the automated algorithms that have until recently been used to populate the Apple App Store have been replaced with a curated system. TechCrunch reports that Apple has removed a number of lists from its US store front including ‘New’, ‘What’s Hot’ and ‘All iPhone (Free & Paid)’ – …

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Minecraft once again dominates App Store charts

Mojang’s blockbuster game Minecraft continues to take the top position in both of the iOS charts. It is ahead of Snowman’s Alto’s Adventure, which takes second place in the iPhone and iPad Top Ten. Meanwhile, Heads Up continues to perform well in the iPhone chart, taking third place, while 505 …

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Pay Once & Play category added to Apple App Store

In its ongoing quest for complete transparency about in-app purchases, Apple has added the new Pay Once & Play category to the App Store. Styled like one of the marketplace’s regular promotions, the section recommends premium mobile games that do not contain any form of microtransaction. Examples included include mobile …

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Apple asking devs to remove guns from App Store imagery

Apple is rejecting games and updates that show images of guns or violence in their screenshots or app icons. Numerous developers have toldPocket Gamerthat they have had to resubmit images or change their game icons to remove weaponry. Apple’s own guidelines already state that apps with app icons, screenshots, and …

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