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Topic: App Store

Google brings popular augmented reality game Ingress to Apple's iOS

07/14/2014, 10:07 am

Long a favorite of Android's early adopter crowd, iOS users can now get in on the augmented reality fun of Ingress -- a game in which players battle through the real world to secure virtual portals for their team -- after Google's Niantic Labs released an official client on the App Store

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Apple to expand Volume Purchase Program to 16 new regions, pushes into Middle East

07/10/2014, 05:07 pm

In an update to its website on Thursday, Apple announced it will soon bring bulk app and iBook purchases to 16 new countries through its Volume Purchase Program, which will include support for both businesses and educational institutions.

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Minecraft gets huge update on iOS, Plague Inc. adds Planet of the Apes tie-in

07/10/2014, 03:07 pm

Two popular iOS titles released notable updates Thursday as the weekend approaches, with Minecraft adding a number of new features -- including infinite worlds -- while Plague, Inc. takes advantage of a new 20th Century Fox partnership to let players control colonies of apes.

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75 billion downloads later, Apple celebrates the App Store's sixth anniversary

07/10/2014, 01:07 pm

Six years after Steve Jobs relented and agreed to allow third-party developers native access to the iPhone, the App Store has grown into a cultural phenomenon that connects people, drives innovation, and supports more than a million families around the world.

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Apple nudged FTC to look into Google Play Store after in-app purchase settlement

07/09/2014, 10:07 am

Days after the company agreed to a $32.5 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchase policies, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell sent an email to commissioners directing their attention to an article saying the Google Play Store lets children spend their parents' money "like a drunken sailor."

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National Federation of the Blind pushes Apple to add accessibility requirements for apps [U]

07/09/2014, 07:07 am

Members of the National Federation of the Blind have approved a resolution that will have the advocacy group, which successfully sued Apple over iTunes in 2008, begin a new campaign designed to convince the iPhone maker to consider accessibility when approving apps for sale in the App Store.

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Apple's iTunes U update brings new discussion features for students, course creation tools for teachers

07/08/2014, 04:07 pm

As expected, Apple on tuesday released a major update to its iTunes U comprehensive educational software, bringing new discussion options for students and iPad creation tools for teachers.

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Apple ordered to revise App Store refund policy, may make changes global

07/07/2014, 04:07 am

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission on Sunday ordered Apple and Google to make changes to their respective iOS and Android app stores policies in an effort to make post-purchase refunding more consumer-friendly.

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Independence Day sales hit the App Store with Motion Tennis, Infinity Blade, Disney

07/04/2014, 11:07 am

iOS gamers can turn their Apple TV into a Wii for free during this long weekend with Motion Tennis for Apple TV, or fight tyrants and titans for half off in the Infinity Blade franchise, while parents can keep their children occupied on the cheap with Disney's 85 percent off sale.

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Facebook Messenger goes universal with new iPad-optimized version

07/03/2014, 12:07 pm

Social networking behemoth Facebook on Thursday released a new version of its Facebook Messenger application for iOS that brings with it a new user interface optimized specifically for the larger screens found on Apple's iPads.

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Civilization Revolution 2 hits the App Store, Pac-Man adds new content

07/02/2014, 02:07 pm

With the Independence Day holiday around the corner, iOS gamers now have a few new options for off-day entertainment as 2K Games officially released Civilization Revolution 2 and Namco Bandai updated Pac-Man with new mazes and content.

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Apple's iMovie for Mac update resolves unexpected crashing problem, improves stability

07/01/2014, 07:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor update to its OS X version of iMovie, introducing a bug fix that remedies an issue in which some users would see the app unexpectedly crash or quit without warning.

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Apple to update iTunes U on iPad with student class discussions, teacher course creation & management

06/30/2014, 08:06 am

Apple on Monday revealed that it will bring a major new update to its education-focused iTunes U app for iPad starting July 8, offering class discussions for students, and giving teachers the ability to create, edit and manage entire courses.

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Apple continues to improve App Store discoverability with 'Best New Updates' section for games

06/27/2014, 01:06 am

Apple on Thursday unveiled a slight tweak to its iOS App Store by breaking out notable game updates into a new "Best New Updates" section, exposing users to recent refreshes of top-selling titles.

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Apple's Podcasts app sees widespread crashing issues, rendered unusable for many [update: fixed]

06/26/2014, 05:06 pm

A number of iOS device owners on Thursday are experiencing major issues with Apple's first-party Podcasts app, saying the title is unusable due to constant hangs and crashes.

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Fly brings multi-cam video editing to iPhone, Weather Channel revamps iPad app, Monty Python comes to iOS

06/26/2014, 12:06 pm

Two interesting new apps hit the app store Thursday, with Fly showcasing a unique multi-device video capture function and Monty Python bringing The Ministry of Silly Walks to the iPhone, while The Weather Channel redesigned its iPad app with a new iOS 7-style aesthetic.

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First look: Opera Mini 8 for iOS brings redesign, new data saving features

06/26/2014, 08:06 am

Opera on Thursday released the revamped Opera Mini 8 mobile Web browser with a "flattened" design, updated data savings features and user interface tweaks.

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Apple relaxes, clarifies new incentivized sharing rules for the App Store

06/24/2014, 04:06 pm

Two weeks after altering the App Store's rules and issuing rejections to apps that reward users for watching videos or sharing app updates on social media, Apple has reportedly relaxed the new restrictions and begun to give app developers more clear guidelines.

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Apple's CarPlay adds MLB.com At Bat streaming app as supporting launch partner

06/24/2014, 04:06 pm

CarPlay, Apple's forthcoming vehicle infotainment center standard, will feature support for Major League Baseball's At Bat application for iPhone at launch, along with other radio services like iHeart Radio, Beats, Spotify, and Stitcher.

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Mailbox for iOS adds new gestures, Philips updates the Hue UI, Nest adds Google integration

06/24/2014, 03:06 pm

A trio of popular apps received mid-cycle updates Tuesday, with popular email client Mailbox adding a number of new swipe gestures, Philips's Hue smart light bulb controller was given a streamlined UI, and connected thermostat maker Nest gaining support for the new "Works with Nest" program.

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