Hands on: Create your own Siri commands with Shortcuts in iOS 12

Shortcuts is a hotly anticipated iOS 12 app that lets users create powerful macros built on the lattice of Workflow, the automation app Apple acquired not long ago. With an invite-only beta now live, AppleInsider takes a look at how the application works, how to create your own shortcuts, and how to invoke them via Siri.
Source: macinsider

Apple details history of App Store on its 10th anniversary

The App Store launched in July of 2008, ten years ago next week, and to celebrate Apple on Thursday marked how far the store has come in its first decade by offering a brief history painted by the words of developers who sell their wares on the marketplace.
Source: macinsider

More than 75% of Nintendo's $60M Super Mario Run global revenues came from iOS

Nintendo’s mobile “Run” adaptation of its Super Mario franchise was introduced with great fanfare at the introduction of iPhone 7 in September 2016. It has since reached $60 million in revenue globally, but more than three quarters of that has come from Apple’s App Store versus Android and Google Play.
Source: macinsider

Ten days after launching in Poland, Apple Pay has vastly outpaced Google Pay uptake

Despite very small overall marketshare for iPhone in Poland, where Android reportedly makes up 64 percent of all smartphones in use, the newly launched Apple Pay has been a tremendous hit, reaching around 200,000 users in its first ten days.
Source: macinsider

Hundreds of iOS apps leaking data due to misconfigured Firebase backends, report says

Some 2,200 unsecured Firebase databases have caused more than 3,000 iOS and Android apps to leak user data, exposing over 100 million records including plaintext passwords, health information, GPS location data and more, security researchers say.
Source: macinsider

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