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Die With Me
Die With Me

This Chatroom Only Opens When Your Phone’s About to Die

A whole new, almost-dead world.
Samantha Cole
1.18.18
What Is the iPhone?
What Is the iPhone?

Apple’s Long History of Rejecting 'Objectionable Content’ From the App Store

This is the story of technology’s most important walled garden.
Louise Matsakis
7.17.17
Memes
Memes

Pepe Is Banned From the Apple App Store

Apple says Pepe is 'objectionable content.' Feels bad, man.
Jason Koebler
Louise Matsakis
6.9.17
the unbearable whiteness of being a tech company
the unbearable whiteness of being a tech company

That Viral 'FaceApp' Is Making Everyone Look Whiter

People are accusing the popular photo app of racism for whitewashing their faces.
Sarah Emerson
4.24.17
Dron't Track Me Bro
Dron't Track Me Bro

Apple Just Banned the App That Tracks US Drone Strikes, Again

The tech company really doesn’t want you to use this app, banning it thirteen times over five years.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.28.17
Truth in Advertising
Truth in Advertising

Why Mobile Game Ads Look Nothing Like the Game

Mobile Strike TV ads make it look like the next Call of Duty. It's nothing like that. Why is that allowed?
Jess Joho
2.21.17
Gaming
Gaming

'Super Mario Run,' a Record-Breaking App Store Launch, Disappoints Analysts

Nintendo's first in-house mobile game pulls in huge launch numbers, but other factors may hurt profits.
Leif Johnson
12.17.16
Apple
Apple

Apple Is Taking the Fight Against AIDS to Apps

The company is expanding its work with the Product (RED) initiative to in-app purchases on the collaboration’s 10th anniversary.
Nicholas Deleon
11.30.16
Gaming
Gaming

Valve Outlines Changes to Address Increasingly Unwieldy Steam Store

Upcoming update allows users to set more preferences regarding what they see on the Steam home page.
Leif Johnson
9.25.16
News
News

Apple’s Rules for Virtual Currencies Are Interminably Vague

This whitelist has a lot of gray.
Jordan Pearson
9.23.16
Gaming
Gaming

​Damn, 'Pokémon Go' Now Has Less Than 2 Stars in the App Store

Players are really not happy they can no longer track nearby pokémon.
Victoria Turk
8.1.16
Gaming
Gaming

Have We Reached Peak 'Pokémon Go'?

Player retention seems strong, but new downloads are declining quickly in the United States.
Leif Johnson
7.24.16