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Kids can now play iPhone gambling apps, but not for much longer.
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Porn, gambling apps abuse Apple’s developer program to sneak onto iPhones

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Apple’s Developer Enterprise Program can be misused to distribute iPhone software that violates the company’s community guidelines.
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It turns out Facebook and Google aren‘t the only companies misusing the system Apple created to allow companies to share internal iOS apps with their workers. Software with hardcore pornography and  gambling have been distributed to the public via the Developer Enterprise Program.

WeChat users in China can soon resume tipping

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Apple came to an agreement with tech giant Tencent to reintroduce the feature.
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Nearly 1 billion users of Chinese messaging app WeChat will soon be able to resume sending tips to content creators with their iPhones.

Tipping a fellow user is a big part of the popular social media platform in China. However, last year a dispute over whether Apple should get a healthy cut of those tips basically blocked WeChat tipping.

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Template apps don't mean much to you? They would if you were a developer.
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