Apple blames misdirected Search Ad reports on ‘processing error,’ makes corrective changes

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A mistake in which Search Ads Basic reports were sent to the wrong developers was linked to a "processing error," and safeguards have been put in place to prevent a repeat incident, Apple said this week.
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Apple Apologizes After Sending Ad Spend and Install Reports to Wrong Developers Due to ‘Processing Error’

Apple today apologized after sending incorrect information to some iOS developers using its Search Ads Basic service yesterday. The reports actually belonged to other developers, according to Steve Troughton-Smith and others affected.


The follow-up email blames the mishap on a “processing error” and adds that all future reports of these kind will require developers to sign into their accounts to view their dashboards to ensure this issue does not occur again.


The full email was shared by developers Louis D’hauwe and Pat Murray on Twitter, as spotted by Cult of Mac:

Thank you for being a part of the iOS developer community and for using our new Search Ads Basic service.

Due to a processing error, the January monthly results email we sent to you contains incorrect app promotion information.

Accurate performance information is always available in your Search Ads account. To ensure such an issue will not recur, all future performance communications will direct you to sign in to your account to view your Dashboard.

We apologize for the inconvenience this error has caused. We value your business and will work hard to make our new Basic service something you’ll love.

Introduced late last year, Search Ads Basic works so that developers only pay out if a user installs the app. It includes suggestions on how much a developer should pay based on historical data pulled from the App Store based on the type of app being marketed, and uses App Store trends to target the ideal audience.

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Apple apologizes for ‘processing error’ with developer reports

Apple has apologized to developers after sending Search Ads Basic reports to the wrong people. It blames the issue on a “processing error” and says future reports will require users to sign into their accounts. Apple cares more than most of Silicon Valley when it comes to protecting our privacy. It takes great steps to […]

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Prisma adds HD image processing up to 12MP, but only with a subscription plan

Most photo filters in apps like Instagram are intended to retain the general vibe of the original photo, but Prisma is different. This app processes your photos into completely new pieces of art with the power of neural networks. It’s like if Google’s DeepDream engine became your camera. Prisma has undergone some changes since it debuted in 2016, and today it adds something big. Specifically, big photos.

According to the changelog, Prisma can now process your photos at resolutions up to 12MP.

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