Apple won't let apps annoy you with their own review prompts anymore

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Apple has announced some new rules regarding app review prompts and how often developers are allowed to request them.

Apple's new update to their App Store policies official allows voluntary tipping via virtual currency as in-app purchases that Apple taxes by 30 percent.

Users should be cautious when downloading and running apps with seemingly questionable titles - especially those promising services for large sums of money.

It is important to note that Apple cracked down on unofficial tipping, which was a way around the 30 percent fee on in-app purchases by highlighting how the tips were donations rather than actual purchases.

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

Apple is now cracking down on apps that send you notifications to review them on the App Store. And, it will be possible to disable these review prompts entirely starting in iOS 11. Custom-built prompts would force users to leave the app and go to the App store in order to provide a rating. A user can only receive the prompt three times per year. It may even make people more interested in leaving a review, because it can be done without exiting the app and because it means they'll be done with the prompt for good. Wanting to know more about the app and why it was there, Lin downloaded and ran the title, at which point he says he was prompted to initiate a "free trial" for a so-called iOS virus scanner. Previously, when a new app version of an iOS app was released, the ratings would be reset to zero since the current App Store only aggerates reviews of the current versions of the software.

Eric Brackett Tech Times editor Eric Brackett is a tech junkie and a gamer, covering science and technology.