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 […]

Prepare to Pay: In-App Purchases Arrive on Amazon

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In an effort to keep pace with the likes of Apple and it’s iOS App Store and Google and it’s Google Play Store, Amazon has announced that it will now allow developers to develop software that take advantage of in-app purchases. While the iOS App Store, Google Play Store and RIM’s BlackBerry App World all […]

Will Developers Begin Shunning the Android Ecosystem?

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With news of another non-Google experience device coming later in the year to leverage Google’s own Android source code but use a different store and ecosystem, will developers continue developing for Google’s own Android platform in the future. We had reported earlier that Skyhook CEO Ted Morgan claims that a phone from a major tech […]

Amazon Appstore Celebrates One Year With Sales and Stats

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Though the Amazon Kindle Fire has only been available for four months, the Amazon Appstore is celebrating its first birthday this week. Amazon’s Android app store started one year ago with 4,000 apps, and now holds 31,000 apps. To celebrate the year, Amazon is putting some of those apps on sale, and released some numbers. […]

Kindle Fire Review Roundup: Competitive With Compromises

Announced in New York City six weeks ago, Amazon’s debut Google Android tablet is the company’s first foray into the tablet market, and the Internet giant made a splash with an innovative UI, attractive price that undercuts competitors, and a breadth of content thanks to a diverse ecosystem that takes aim squarely at Apple’s iPad. […]

Amazon Promotes AppStore for Android with $2 in Apps for Tweeting

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Amazon is running a promotion for its Android AppStore for Android, a third-party app store for Android devices, where the Internet giant is giving users $2 for tweeting about the store to their network of followers on Twitter. All that’s required to partake in the promotion is an Amazon account, a Twitter account, and a […]

Is Apple Using Harry Potter to Strong-Arm Google?

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Apple has made it very clear that, as rulers of the iOS kingdom, they are going to own the entire economy. As 9to5 Mac reported, Google Books has vanished from the iOS AppStore – and any old Muggle can figure out why. Google Books, incidentally, is set to become the sole platform for the upcoming […]

Over One Million Downloads for OS X Lion on Day One

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Apple’s latest release of their Mac firmware, OS X Lion, was purchased and downloaded over a million times in the first day it was available (Wednesday). In a press release, Apple Marketing VP Phil Shiller said: Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic. Lion is a huge […]

EasyTether on Sale at Amazon Appstore, Doesn’t Require Root

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Users who do not wish to a carrier’s more expensive monthly subscription plan for sharing their Android smartphone’s data with other USB- or WiFi-enabled devices can now have another option via EasyTether, an app that’s on sale at half off on the Amazon AppStore. EasyTether, normally a $10 app, is now available for $5. The […]

Samsung Infuse 4G First Android Phone for AT&T to Support App Sideloading

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The recently announced Samsung Infuse 4G may be the first Android smartphone for AT&T to support the sideloading of apps. According to IntoMobile, the Android-based smartphone with its massive 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display will allow apps not purchased or downloaded through Android Market, the official Google app store for Android, to load on the device, […]

Angry Birds Rio: Free From Amazon Android AppStore (last day)

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Amazon.com is giving away free apps every day to entice Android phone owners to install the retailer’s Appstore. Today’s the last day to get Angry Birds Rio for free, so if you’re looking for a game for your self kids, head on over to Amazon.com.  You will need to install Amazon.com’s Appstore for Android app […]

Amazon Appstore for Android Coming March 22?

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Amazon may launch its own Amazon Appstore for Android devices as early as March 22nd, according to a report by Wired. The Amazon-branded third-party app store will rival Android’s native Google Android Market on most Android devices. In addition to carrying third-party Android titles, Amazon is looking to differentiate its model from Android Market by […]

Amazon Appstore Nabs Angry Birds Rio as Exclusive

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Amazon has scored a major win for its yet to be launched Amazon Appstore, which the company hopes will go head to head with Google’s native Android Market offering for Android smartphones and tablets. Amazon has managed to nab an exclusive launch for Angry Birds Rio, a sequel to the wildly popular smartphone game title. […]