Devs no longer allowed to mention prices in app titles

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There are small savings for some.
There are small savings for some.
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App Store finally gives indie games the spotlight they deserve

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Competing with big-name developers won't be so tough for indies.
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Some popular Mac apps fail as developer certificates expire

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1Password is one of the apps that stopped working this weekend.
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Several popular Mac apps began crashing over the weekend after their developer certificates expired.

The apps suddenly refused to open due to a change Apple made to its signing policy last year. Apple now requires that all apps from the Mac App Store have a valid provisioning profile that must be updated periodically.

iTunes Connect will shut down for Christmas

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Get your apps ready for Christmas.
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Pull my finger: Some joker made a fart app for MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar

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Touch Bar apps might get weird.
Touch Bar apps might get weird.
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Apple’s magical new MacBook Pro hasn’t even shipped yet, but that hasn’t stopped one developer from creating the first Touch Bar fart app.

iOS developer Hung Truong churned out his new app, TouchFart, just hours after Apple released a new build of Xcode needed to make apps that support the new Touch Bar. Even though he hasn’t gotten to test it in a real-world scenario, you can watch TouchFart in action in a simulator.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 gets fourth beta build

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Another macOS Sierra beta is here.
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One day after dropping new betas for iOS 10 and tvOS 10, Apple has seeded a new beta build of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to registered developers this morning.

The fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 comes a week after Apple released the last build that contained a number of bug fixes and performance improvements for the Mac.