Apple demands cut of Chinese app 'tips'

Apple wants Siri to read your mind and take over your home

But as Medium blogger Johnny Lin found out, the mechanism that Ngan Vo Thi Thuy exploited involves tricking gullible users in the app and spreading awareness of the app through ad listings on App Store searches.

The developer, whose post was first noticed by Motherboard, received a rejection letter from Apple saying "your app contains images and references to Pepe the Frog, which are considered objectionable content".

We've all been there; you download an app, use it regularly, and find yourself frequently prompted to write an App Store review.

Under the new rules, developers will no longer be able to display review prompts however and whenever they'd like.

Apple is making it mandatory to use its official in-app rating function in the Apple API. First one is that it will be necessary for the apps to use the Apple-based review prompt using which users can rate the app without exiting it. Until Apple removes these scam apps and improves its app review policies, spread the word to make sure family and friends don't get ripped off!

Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors
The Warriors committed 20 turnovers in Game 2 but simply shook that off with an NBA Finals-record 18 3-pointers in a 132-113 romp. No team in National Basketball Association playoff history has rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series.

In the few months since its introduction, adoption of Apple's review prompt API has been slow. A user can only receive the prompt three times per year.

The app, which was shoddily slapped together with poor English syntax and questionable security-compromising prompts, tells the user that their internet is "not safe" to use.

The second important point is that the app review prompt will be shown up only 3 times every year irrespective of how often the app has been updated.

The tipping option is not the only changes in the new App Store policies.

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