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Topic: App Store

The best 3D Touch-enabled apps available for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

09/25/2015, 07:09 pm

Apple released its latest and greatest iPhone on Friday with an all-new pressure-sensitive 3D Touch input system that introduces novel user interactions like "peek and pop," Quick Actions, added gesture control and more. To help get new iPhone 6s owners started, we put together a list of the best apps that take advantage of the handset's unique capabilities.


Apple lists top 25 apps affected by XcodeGhost malware infiltration

09/24/2015, 05:09 am

Apple has published a list of the top 25 iOS apps impacted by China's XcodeGhost hack, the next step in a continued effort to rid infected devices of tainted software distributed through the iOS App Store.


The best watchOS 2-compatible apps now available for Apple Watch

09/22/2015, 02:09 pm

This week's launch of watchOS 2 brings a whole slew of new features and capabilities for developers, some of which are already being taken advantage of by new Apple Watch apps. Here's a rundown of some of the best and most interesting watchOS 2 apps that can showcase the versatility of your Apple Watch.


After China malware infiltration, Apple helps developers ensure their Xcode install is legitimate

09/22/2015, 12:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a notice to developers, informing them how they can make sure their copy of Xcode is legitimate --a precaution necessitated by the appearance of malware on the iOS App Store in China.


Modified versions of Xcode used to sneak malware into App Store, Apple confirms [u]

09/20/2015, 11:09 pm

Apple on Sunday confirmed that hackers copied and altered its Xcode development software, using it to successfully infiltrate malware into the App Store.


Apple updates iMovie with support for 4K video, 3D Touch and more

09/16/2015, 06:09 pm

As part of Wednesday's iOS 9 release, Apple updated its portable version of iMovie with support for editing 4K video and new UI gestures to be introduced alongside iPhone 6s and iPad Pro.


New Apple TV supports console-style MFi game controllers, Apple outs new SteelSeries Nimbus

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

Gamers playing on the upcoming Apple TV won't be limited to Apple's new motion sensing Siri Remote, as the upgraded set-top box will also include support for iOS-compatible Bluetooth gaming controllers, including a brand new offering from SteelSeries.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.