iPhone users spend more than ever on apps

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App spending is on the rise.
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When it comes to buying apps, iPhone users aren’t afraid to bust out their wallets for good software.

Spending on iOS apps increased during 2016, according to the latest data from app analytics firm SensorTower which claims the average iPhone user spends $27 a year just on games.

Slayaway Camp, TwIM, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone.
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What better way is there to spend a lazy Sunday than by catching up on the best apps you missed over the past week? Fortunately, Cult of Mac has done the leg work for you in selecting what we think are the most important new apps or app updates to arrive over the past seven days.

Check out our picks below. And then get downloading!

Flipboard, Stagehand, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend!
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It’s the weekend, which means that it’s time to ditch all the chores you had planned and instead sit down and try out some of the week’s most significant new apps.

From a tremendous “reverse platformer” to a nifty attempt at revolutionizing your magazines-reading experience, here are the apps and app updates that intrigued us this week.

Popular iOS apps vulnerable to spilling your sensitive data

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Be wary when using Wi-Fi.
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Dozens of popular iOS apps are vulnerable to spilling your sensitive data through silent “man-in-the-middle” attacks, according to a reliable mobile security expert.

During testing, Will Strafach, one of the first to hack open the iOS platform, found 76 apps that were guilty of accepting invalid certificates that could be used to intercept data.

Fire Emblem Heroes, Linea and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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Looking to get up to speed on the week’s hottest apps? We’ve got your back!

In a week in which Apple announced record-breaking revenues, we’ve combed through the latest apps to bring you the cream of the crop. Whether you’re looking for Nintendo’s latest iOS game or a great sketching app, we think you’ll find something to entertain you…

10 key takeaways from Apple’s historic earnings call

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Apple made a ton of money. What more do you need to know?
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Apple managed to shock Wall Street today by beating its own expectations for Q1 2017, the most profitable quarter in the company’s history.

There was good news all around as iPhone sales, services and even the Mac all performed better than predicted. During today’s earnings call, Tim Cook and Apple CFO Luca Maestri revealed some of the secret sauce that made Apple’s earnings one for the history books.

Here are the top takeaways from today’s call.

App makers take stand against Trump’s immigration ban

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App makers are stepping up to fight Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.
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President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from some Islamic countries from entering the United States has been met with a flood of tech companies making record-breaking donations to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Apple’s ban hammer comes down on Iranian iOS apps

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DigiKala's iPhone app is one of the casualties.
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Apple appears to be pulling iOS apps from Iranian developers despite making the App Store available in Iran last September.

Several titles from Iranian startups have disappeared in recent days, but it’s not clear why Apple has suddenly begun bringing down the ban hammer.