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Apple's App Rejections Get Curiouser

Apple's App Rejections Get Curiouser

By Nov. 11, 2008


Behind 10 eyebrow-raising App Store rejections

Apple's application approval process has prompted questions from many developers, with grounds for rejections ranging from objectionable material to similar functionality.

By Aug. 25, 2009


Apple, Google reportedly grounding 'Flappy Bird' clones

Developers complain that games with the word "flappy" in the title are being rejected from the two app stores.

By Feb. 17, 2014


Apple's iOS 7.1 lands with CarPlay, improved fingerprint scanner

The updated operating system also makes some changes to Siri and fixes some bugs and user interface issues.

By Mar. 10, 2014


Yanked iOS app AppGratis: We're 'far from finished'

AppGratis, which cuts deals with developers to make their apps free for a day, says that though the AppGratis app was yanked from Apple's App Store, it will still work for those who had downloaded it.

By Apr. 9, 2013


USPTO nixes Apple patent used in victory over Samsung

The office's action, which is non-final, rules that all 20 claims in Apple's rubber-banding patent are invalid. Now let's see what, if anything, Judge Koh has to say.

By Oct. 23, 2012


Inmate sues over the 'right' to read Facebook from prison

Federal appeals court rejects inmate's claim of a First Amendment right to receive printouts of Facebook pages through the U.S. mail.

By Oct. 15, 2012


Apple bolstering privacy by ending developer access to UDIDs

With privacy concerns at the forefront of many tech industry blogs, not to mention investigations from Congress, Apple has begun rejecting apps that access UDIDs.

By Mar. 28, 2012


4 things Microsoft's Surface 2 can learn from Nokia

Surface 2 is very likely coming later this year. Here's how Microsoft can learn from Nokia's past successes and failures to make the forthcoming tablet better.

By Sep. 3, 2013


'Last rites' for ACTA? Europe rejects antipiracy treaty

The European Parliament has voted down ACTA, the controversial antipiracy and anticounterfeit treaty, blocking any signing EU member state from ratifying it into law.

By Jul. 4, 2012