Apple clarifies how tips should work in iOS apps

Apple has rolled out massive update for its users

The Wall Street Journal reported Apple had told WeChat and other Chinese social apps to disable their tipping functions or be kicked out of the App Store. Dragging and dropping the app you want to multitask on top of the application already in use creates a separate window for the second application. As Rover's John Coombs explains, right now app developers can basically require you to give complete location permissions, lest the app do nothing at all. It's always a good idea to check your subscriptions on a regular basis, if only to see if you're subscribed to apps you're no longer using. So instead of going the obvious route and asking how much storage you have on your phone, I'm going to go a more app-specific way.

Apple is changing that with iOS 11 on the iPad, and we think it was certainly the most impressive thing to come out of WWDC 2017. Search Ads is also one way these deceivers draw off money.

Lin dug deeper and found several other similar apps making money off the same scam, suggesting a wider disturbing trend, with scam apps regularly showing up in the App Store's top grossing lists.

The updated terms for Apple's App Store now classifies in-app tips under the same category as in-app purchases, legalizing tips that users wish to send to app developers. And Apple will benefit every time you tax someone.

Given the awful title of this app (inconsistent capitalization, misplaced colon, and grammatically nonsensical "Clean & Security VPN?"), I was sure this was a bug in the rankings algorithm.

While content creators will surely feel the difference of Apple taking a 30 percent cut from tips, the legalization of the feature could mean that even more users will use the feature to send virtual gifts.

"They're taking advantage of the fact that there's no filtering or approval process for ads, and that ads look nearly indistinguishable from real results, and some ads take up the entire search result's first page", wrote Lin.

Though the "game" didn't make it past Apple's reviewers, the app is now live in Google's Play Store where there are a handful of other Pepe the Frog apps as well.

The "malware scanning" app Lin spotted that aggressively pushes users to a $99.99 weekly subscription.

From there you can manage everything from payment to your subscriptions. To earn that amount the app would only need around 200 subscribers.

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