Apple News boasts 40 million users after less than two months

Since Apple launched its new Apple News service in iOS 9 last month, it has already attracted more than 40 million users, company CEO Tim Cook has confirmed. That figure is even more impressive when you consider Apple News is currently only available in three countries.

‘XcodeGhost’ malware found in hundreds of popular iOS apps

Who said iOS isn’t affected by malware? Researchers have discovered a new infection dubbed “XcodeGhost” that has made its way into hundreds of popular iOS apps, including titles like WeChat and CamCard, that could leave millions of users at risk.

Snapchat thinks you’ll pay for extra Snap replays

Snapchat is pushing out a new update designed to pry a few dollars from its most passionate users. The company will charge 99 cents for the option to replay any Snap three extra times on top of the one replay you get for free, though this feature is currently limited to the U.S.

Instagram now supports landscape and portrait photos

It’s the end of an era for Instagram. The Facebook-owned app announced on Thursday that it will allow you to share pictures and videos in landscape and portrait, instead of forcing every image into a perfect square.

Apple Music subscription numbers revealed

In its first month on the market Apple Music has racked up 11 million customers for its free trial, the company told USA Today. Just 2 million of those subscriptions are for family plans, according to Apple’s chief of Internet software and services Eddie Cue.

Apple blocks iOS beta users from submitting App Store reviews

After rolling out its fourth iOS 9 beta on Tuesday, Apple blocked beta users from submitting App Store reviews. Attempting to do so throws up an error message that reads, “You can’t write reviews while using a prerelease version of iOS.”

Google Play now offers Android users a ‘Free App of the Week’

Google has launched a “Free App of the Week” promotion in Google Play that gives Android users the chance to get their hands on a paid title free of charge. The offer is part of Google’s new Family section, so you can expect all giveaways to be child-friendly.

100 billion iOS apps downloaded to date

Apple CEO Tim Cook, during WWDC 2015 on Monday, gave us a quick status update on App Store. Cook said that more than 100 billion apps have been downloaded to date. Additionally, Apple has paid more than $30 billion to developers. Apple also said the App Store now has more than 1.5 billion apps available.  

Swift 2 announced, will be open source

[metaslider id=2020] Apple just announced Swift 2, an updated and now open source version of its programming language. Swift 2 will be available for iOS, OS X and Linux.

Apple “News” is a beautiful iOS reading app

Apple just announced News, an app designed to read interactive articles on your iOS device. The app looks pretty similar to a number of readings apps, though it offers the option for media companies to build articles specifically for News. Apple also includes a favorites tab for tracking your top articles. The app is also […]