iPhone App Sale Discounts 20 Popular Productivity Apps

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Apple has discounted a handful productivity apps in its latest iPhone app sale, chopping the prices off of some popular apps for a limited time. While the list includes some apps that you’ve probably never heard of, it does include a handful that are quite popular, including Fantastical 2, Clear, Launch Center Pro, Scanner Pro, […]

iTunes & App Store Down as Errors Abound on iPhone, iPad & Mac

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The iPhone and iPad App Store is down , along with iTunes and some Apple TV services as users are left unable to search for World Cup Apps, purchase movies and apps or use some of Apple’s services. According to the Apple status page users should not see an App Store down error while looking […]

Apple Wants to Make it Easier to find the Best Free iPhone Apps

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If you love free iPhone apps and hate wading through the search results to find the best iPhone apps in the store, you’ll love the new direction Apple is going. This morning Apple started testing a new search tool for the App Store that shows related searches for apps. Currently the iPhone and iPad App […]

Pebble App Store for Android Now in Play Store With New Apps

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Pebble shipped their new Pebble Steel watch earlier this year, but it only came with app support for the iPhone and iPad. That changed when they finally pushed out their update to the Google Play Store making it compatible with Android phones. The new app comes with some interesting new features and partners. The most […]

iOS 7.1 Release Date MIA as Key App Arrives

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The iOS 7.1 release date is now completely up in the air now that Apple has released an updated version of the iTunes Festival application that supposedly was going to usher in the arrival of the iOS 7.1 update. Earlier this week, John Gruber from Daring Fireball claimed that Apple would be updating its iTunes […]

5 Flappy Bird Replacements To Keep You Frustrated

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The hit iOS and Android game Flappy Bird was a huge and nearly instant success that disappeared almost as quick as it arrived on the scene. After huge success with hundreds of thousands of angry mobile gamers and tweets the developer removed Flappy Bird from iTunes and the Google Play Store. Being extremely simple to […]

Google Play Store Makes it Easy for Kids to Overspend

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It looks like Apple isn’t the only one letting kids spend their parents hard-earned money on app purchases on the App Store, because Android users are facing a similar situation on the Google Play Store. Last week Apple settled yet another lawsuit for over $32 million in refunds for app purchases and in-app purchases on […]

Apple Settles with FTC Over In-App Purchases with $32.5M in Refunds

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While Apple has already settled a class-action lawsuit last year by refunding in-app purchases accidentally initiated by children, the Federal Trade Commission didn’t seem satisfied just yet. However, according to an email sent out to Apple staff from CEO Tim Cook, the Cupertino company settled with the FTC and will pay an additional $32.5 million […]

iTunes App Store Reaches Record Sales, $1 Billion in December Alone

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Apple has announced that iTunes App Store sales have reached record numbers, with $10 billion in revenue for 2013, and $1 billion of that came during the month of December alone, mostly thanks to the Christmas holiday where millions of people probably received new iOS devices. December 2013 was also┬áthe most successful month in iTunes […]

Sometimes The iOS App Store Just Goes Weird

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As I mentioned recently in this comparison between the iPad Air and the Surface 2, both Apple and Microsoft need to do some serious plumbing work on their respective App Stores. (Google does to.) When it comes to discovery of Apps and maintaining your purchased App collection sometimes things are just plain funky. This strikes […]

OS X Mavericks Release Date and What to Expect from OS X 10.9

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The OS X Mavericks release date is just around the corner as Apple sets the stage for an October 22nd event and calls for developers to share new Mavericks ready apps with the company. An OS X 10.9 update is not free like the iOS 7 updates, but it should arrive as an affordable upgrade […]

With iOS 7, Your 4G LTE Plan Just Got a Little More Useful

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Apple has raised the download cap for content downloaded over mobile broadband networks from 50 MB to 100 MB now with the new iOS 7 operating system that was released yesterday for consumer downloads. Though TV shows and movies still won’t stream over your favorite carrier’s 4G LTE network in the U.S., some larger app […]

How to Enable Automatic App Updates in iOS 7

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A new feature in iOS 7 allows you to enable automatic app update downloads, meaning that you don’t have to go into the App Store app and manually download any updates you get, which can be an everyday occurrence depending on how many apps you have. By default, automatic app updates are disabled, so you’ll […]

Google Glass Getting Its Own App Store in 2014

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Google has confirmed that a separate app store for its wearable Google Glass eyewear is forthcoming in 2014. The company did not provide any details and over the weekend Clive Thompson wrote, “The company says an app store is coming next year, when Glass is available to the general public,” in his account of his […]

NFC on an iPhone May Be Good for Hand-Me-Down Apps

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Though Apple had largely avoided the near field communications, or NFC, technology used for easy Bluetooth pairing, sharing files, and for digital wallets that rivals have been doing, the company may still be considering NFC for other purposes on iPhone and iPad tablets. Apple may be tying in NFC technology to its digital iTunes and […]

Apple Revises App Store Policies to Make Apps Kid-Safe

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Apple had updated its developer policy for apps submitted to the App Store that targets children in a bid to comply with new regulations and to make the digital storefront a friendlier place for kids. The new policies are detailed on Apple’s developer portal and limits the collection of personal data when it comes to […]

Apple Lets Parents Get Refunds For Some iOS In-App Purchases

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Parents whose children bought in-app purchases from select iOS games can now request a refund through a lawsuit settlement website. The website is a result of a class action lawsuit filed against Apple in 2011 by parents upset that their children unknowingly spend money on in-app purchases on iOS devices. The lawsuit led to new […]

Apple Cracking Down on App Store Searching Apps

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Following the rejection of AppGratis, Apple continues to limit app discovery apps with more app bans. This according to an anonymous developer talking to PocketGamer. The anonymous developer submitted an app to the App Store that used social networks to help users discover new apps for their iPhone, or other iOS device. Recently, however, Apple […]

Take a Walk Through a Decade of iTunes

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This month the iTunes Music Store turns ten, and to celebrate Apple put together a mini-site in iTunes showing how the store helped change the music industry. The Decade of iTunes site breaks down every year of the iTunes Music Store in detail. The timeline starts off on April 28, 2003 when the store first […]