Apple’s iOS App Store Caves Under load of downloading Super Mario Run

At approximately 1pm ET on Tuesday, Apple and Nintendo finally released the long awaited Super Mario Run for iOS. Within a few hours, users started experiencing downtimes and/or delays with the iOS App Store for some users.  Those users were met with a page that says “The App Store is unavailable right now.  Please try again later.” The problem started around 4pm PT.  No word on when the problem will be resolved.

Apple Updates iWork for iOS and El Capitan to Take Advantage of Features

Late Thursday, Apple updated its iWorks suite for iOS and El Capitan to take advantage of the operating system’s new features such as Force Touch, Multitasking, and some new features for VoiceOver. The updates for Mac will allow Pages and others to be available while in split screen mode, while the iOS versions will allow the said apps to be available by force touch. The updates are available now in their respective app stores.

CBS vs. Time Warner Cable Blackout extends to CBS's iPad app

A contract dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable has prevented millions of customers not only from viewing CBS channels on their television set, but also through the network’s official applications for iPad and iPhone. The dispute caused Time Warner to block CBS and Showtime networks over the weekend. CBS responded in kind, and blocked Time Warner Cable Internet subscribers from streaming its programming from its website. But that IP ban also extends to the official iOS applications from CBS. Even though CBS is available free over the air, Time Warner customers who attempt to stream shows through the CBS Click Here to Read more

Apple refunds dad's iOS app store bill for 8-year-old's unauthorized in-app purchases

Despite Apple putting in safe guards for unauthorized in-app purchases, but the company still had to shell out more than $6,131.00 due to an 8-year-old’s purchases that he made while inside an iOS app. Lee Neale, 43, says that his daughter spent £2,000 in six days on 74 transactions playing Campus Life, My Horse, Hay Day, and Smurfs’ Village. Neale claims he only became aware of the expenditures when his bank froze his account. His daughter knew her father’s password by watching him enter it in when he installed the games, so that’s why she could get to the in-app purchases and run up Click Here to Read more