Tag Archives: App Store

Apple outlines 25 top apps affected by XCodeGhost

BurnIconXIn order to distribute apps in Apple’s App Store, developers need to keep up to date with the latest versions of XCode; however, Apple has historically released new versions of XCode to US customers before those in other countries. This has spurred developers in China, including reputable ones, to obtain the latest versions of XCode from secondary sources. Unfortunately, these developers were recently duped into using malware-laden versions of XCode that injected malware into their apps upon submission to the App Store. Continue reading

How to overcome Apps crashing or hanging in iOS

MacAppStoreIconXApple’s iOS is developed to be relatively simple and straightforward, where you download an app and run it with one tap, and it should then give you new functionality. However, there may be times when apps you download will either crash, hang, or otherwise not run properly. If this happens, iOS’s simplicity limits what you can do to troubleshoot the issue, but there are some steps you can take to help overcome the problem. Continue reading

How to contact your iOS App’s developer

MacAppStoreIconXEvery now and then you may have an app on your iOS device that stops working properly. In some cases it may stop responding to tapping and dragging, or it may unexpectedly quit and drop you back to the main iOS home screen, either during launch or shortly after loading. At other times your app may be working as expected, but you have a special need or concern that you would like to have addressed. In either situation, contacting your app’s developer may give you some quick answers. Continue reading

Two fixes for Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 always being available

YosemiteInstallerIconXAlong with the OS X 10.10.3 update, Apple issued Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 to fix a few bugs and enhance the Recovery process for systems running OS X Yosemite. The update is available only through the App Store’s software update service, and while this service should only show software that has not been installed, for some people their systems are constantly showing this update as being available. This continues even after attempting to install the update multiple times. Continue reading

Apple discontinuing support for AOL screen names on March 31

AppleLogoXRedIf you use an AOL username for purchases with the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store, then consider heeding warning messages in these apps for changing your login over to an Apple ID, as Apple will soon discontinue support for AOL accounts for its online services. Starting on March 31, 2015, Apple will no longer support the use of AOL Screen Names for these services, so you will not be able to log in and access content purchased under these usernames. Continue reading

Reinstall App Store apps to switch associated Apple IDs

MacAppStoreIconXThe App Store included in OS X allows you to purchase and download many programs to your system, and while each download is registered to the Apple ID used to purchase it, any user on the system should be able to open the program and use it. However, when it comes to updating the program, only the Apple ID used for purchasing it can be used to download updates. Continue reading

Yosemite adds options to automatically install OS X updates

MacAppStoreIconXWhen software updates for OS X and apps you have purchased in the App Store become available, by default you will see a message in Notification Center, which you can click to launch the App Store and apply the updates. In the past Apple has offered options to download updates in the background, and install important security updates and app updates, but in Yosemite has included new options that encompass all software updates. Continue reading