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Topic: App Store

Overhauled $149 Apple TV features App Store, Siri remote and cross-service content search

09/09/2015, 02:09 pm

Simplified Siri voice search and downloadable third-party apps are the centerpieces of the brand new Apple TV, which also boasts a Bluetooth touchpad remote and an overhauled, colorful user interface.

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Apple hints at major App Store announcements ahead of iPhone event

09/09/2015, 09:09 am

An early morning tweet from one of Apple's official accounts suggests that the App Store will be a major focus of today's special event, lending support to long-running rumors that the marketplace would expand to an all-new Apple TV.

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Twitter for iOS update brings iPhone experience to iPad with responsive design

09/09/2015, 12:09 am

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter pushed out an update to its iOS app on Tuesday that features responsive design tweaks, meaning iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners will see a more uniform user experience across their devices.

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Periscope live video viewing app in development for next-gen Apple TV - report

09/08/2015, 03:09 pm

Twitter's Periscope platform will come to the next-generation Apple TV in the form of a third-party app, to be available for download on the device's dedicated App Store, a new report reveals.

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Firefox for iOS preview launches in New Zealand, to hit App Store by year's end

09/03/2015, 08:09 pm

It appears that Mozilla is making progress with its Firefox for iOS browser, as the company launched a limited trial program in New Zealand to shake out bugs and gather data ahead of a planned worldwide debut later this year.

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Apple launches new gaming-centric Twitter account ahead of expected Apple TV refresh

09/03/2015, 07:09 pm

Apple activated a new Twitter account on Thursday dedicated to iOS App Store games and run by App Store editors, a move that some suggest could be tied to gaming capabilities for an expected Apple TV hardware refresh.

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Judge denies Apple a retrial in Smartflash suit, but upholds decision to toss $533M damages against Apple

09/03/2015, 12:09 pm

A Texas federal judge has refused to grant Apple a new trial in its fight against a Smartflash patent infringement lawsuit, but simultaneously declined to reconsider a decision to toss $532.9 million in damages that were originally awarded to Smartflash.

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Facebook, casual games dominate list of most popular iOS apps of all time

09/02/2015, 08:09 pm

According to fresh statistics from analytics firm App Annie published on Wednesday, social media giant Facebook is responsible for four of the top ten most downloaded iOS apps of all time, with Google and Apple titles in tow.

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LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

09/01/2015, 05:09 pm

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.

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Entry into $34B console gaming market seen as largest opportunity for new Apple TV

08/17/2015, 03:08 pm

Though the new Apple TV isn't expected to have a streaming subscription service available at launch, that's not a problem for investment firm J.P. Morgan, who believes the device's real selling point will be an App Store with traditional console-style videogames.

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EU clears Apple and labels of colluding against free streaming music services, turns eye to App Store fees

08/07/2015, 08:08 pm

A European Commission inquiry found no evidence that Apple colluded with major record labels to impede free-to-stream services as part of the company's Apple Music business strategy, a report said Friday.

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Apple's impressive App Store growth continues to be overlooked by Wall Street, Macquarie says

08/07/2015, 11:08 am

Apple revealed this week that its iOS App Store had a record July with $1.7 billion in transactions. But investment firm Macquarie Securities believes Wall Street isn't paying enough attention to Apple's growing and highly profitable services business.

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Adidas buys fitness app maker Runtastic for $239 million

08/05/2015, 02:08 pm

Runtastic, makers of one of the most popular fitness-focused apps on Apple's App Store, announced on Wednesday that they have been acquired by athletic apparel company Adidas for a reported $239 million.

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The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard

08/02/2015, 02:08 am

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard. AppleInsider offers a rundown of the best VR experiences available to download right now on the App Store.

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Federal appeals court declines to stay Smartflash case against Apple

07/30/2015, 03:07 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to stay proceedings in Smartflash's patent lawsuit against Apple, potentially paving the way for Smartflash claiming recalculated damages.

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Yahoo debuts Livetext silent video messaging app

07/29/2015, 05:07 pm

As expected, Yahoo on Wednesday officially announced a new messaging service called Livetext that features live two-way video chats for mobile device users, but with a twist.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple's record Q3, 'Apple Car' news, Back to School promo & more

07/25/2015, 05:07 am

Apple once again shattered corporate records in announcing its third quarter financial results, but some of the more interesting news this week percolated under the surface, hinting at long-term plans and trends.

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App Store puts 100 iOS titles on sale for 99 cents, YouTube app updated with 'vertical video' support

07/23/2015, 10:07 pm

In a pair of iOS App Store developments on Thursday, Apple put a collection of 100 titles up for sale priced at 99 cents each, while Google updated YouTube for iOS to make the "vertical video" viewing experience a bit more bearable.

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Apple celebrates 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with App Store collection

07/23/2015, 06:07 pm

Observing 25 years of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple is profiling a collection of accessibility apps expressly designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues.

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FTC begins issuing subpoenas in App Store investigation triggered by Apple Music - report

07/21/2015, 04:07 pm

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly expanded its inquiry into Apple's policy of forcing companies to turn over 30 percent of subscription revenue earned through the App Store, issuing subpoenas to streaming services that compete with Apple Music.

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