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Topic: App Store

Parallels Access goes universal, extends Mac and Windows remote desktop controls to iPhone

06/17/2014, 02:06 am

Parallels on Tuesday announced an update to its subscription-based Parallels Access remote desktop app, adding new gestures and controls to support operation on smartphones like Apple's iPhone.

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Facebook brings right-hand column to iPad with new discovery features

06/16/2014, 01:06 pm

Social networking behemoth Facebook on Monday updated their iPad app with a new right-hand column that brings tablet users faster and easier access to trending content and games.

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iOS-connected AirDog & Hexo+ drones both auto-follow users for aerial footage

06/16/2014, 12:06 pm

The next generation of iOS-compatible flying camera drones appears to be focused on autonomy, as two upcoming devices promise to fly, follow and record users on their own with no piloting necessary.

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WebMD adds Healthy Target to iOS app, Rovio announces Angry Birds Transformers

06/16/2014, 11:06 am

Internet health database WebMD on Monday unveiled Healthy Target, a feature that ingests biometric data from iOS-connected devices to deliver personalized health content, while Finnish game studio Rovio announced a new partnership with Hasbro to bring Transformers to the Angry Birds franchise.

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Apple begins allowing Bitcoin currency apps back into the App Store

06/16/2014, 08:06 am

At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple quietly revised its App Store rules to allow "approved" digital currencies, which has paved the way for Bitcoin-related apps to return.

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Apple taking steps to remove illegitimate reviews from App Store

06/13/2014, 02:06 pm

Developers who try to game the App Store ratings system, mostly by paying for fraudulent reviews, must now contend with Apple as the iPhone maker is said to have begun a campaign to strike those entries from the marketplace in an apparent effort to level the playing field.

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iPad art by singer Bjork becomes first-ever app in MoMA's permanent collection

06/13/2014, 01:06 pm

While Apple fans consider the iPad hardware itself to be a work of art, it's an app that was designed for the iPad in part by Icelandic singer Björk that has earned the distinction of becoming the first application of its kind accepted into the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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Facebook updates Messenger with instant video sending and 'Big Likes'

06/12/2014, 11:06 pm

Amid the constantly evolving landscape that is mobile messaging, Facebook on Thursday added two new features -- video messaging and bigger "thumbs ups" -- to its Messenger iOS app to help it stand apart from the crowd.

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Apple simplifies app browsing and discovery with new 'Browse by Category' collection

06/12/2014, 08:06 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a new App Store feature called "Browse by Category" that allows users to navigate to different curated app collections without the need for drop-down menus.

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Skype for iOS gets Windows Phone-style makeover with version 5.0

06/12/2014, 12:06 pm

Microsoft on Thursday unleashed an all-new version of its popular Skype messaging application for iOS, bringing a visual overhaul that matches the app to its Windows Phone counterpart and a number of improvements to speed and stability.

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TouchPal shows off third-party sliding keyboard input in Apple's iOS 8

06/11/2014, 01:06 pm

With Apple set to open iOS 8 to third-party keyboards when it launches this fall, TouchPal on Wednesday showcased its own upcoming text entry software, with a sliding style of text entry that allows users to keep their finger on the screen at all times.

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Amazon Kindle app for iPad & iPhone gains Audible audio book integration

06/10/2014, 10:06 am

Amazon's official Kindle app for iPad and iPhone has been updated to include integration with audio versions of titles when purchased through the service Audible, as well as cloud syncing with Whispersync for Voice.

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Apple alters App Store rules, starts denying apps for incentivized ads & sharing

06/09/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple appears to have changed the App Store's approval criteria on the heels of its annual developer conference, beginning to issue rejections to apps that reward users for watching video advertisements or sharing information about the app on social media.

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Pebble smart watch update adds iBeacon support, iPhone volume control, menu reordering

06/05/2014, 09:06 am

Popular smart watch Pebble received an update this week adding iBeacon support, iPhone music volume controls, and the ability to reorganize the system's Launcher Menu.

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Apple urges developers to opt-in to upcoming Family Sharing program

06/04/2014, 10:06 pm

In the run up to the launch of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple is now asking developers to make their apps available as part of Family Sharing, a new iTunes feature that allows family members to share purchased content.

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Apple clarifies stance on 'virtual currencies,' may pave road to Bitcoin trading apps

06/03/2014, 01:06 am

After unexpectedly yanking apps associated with Bitcoin trading in late 2013 and early 2014, Apple on Monday offered a bit more clarity on how it intends to handle virtual currencies in the future.

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Apple adds new discovery and testing features, app bundles to iOS 8 App Store

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday unveiled a number of new features for the App Store in iOS 8, including a new "Explore" tab to enhance app discoverability, the ability for developers to offer discounted app bundles, and built-in beta testing functions.

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Infinity Blade II goes free for a limited time, PDF Expert 5 adds iPad support

05/29/2014, 06:05 pm

Two interesting new updates hit the App Store on Thursday as blockbuster iOS action game Infinity Blade II went free for a limited time and popular productivity app PDF Expert 5 added iPhone support in a new universal binary.

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Beats Music gets price cut, free trial extension after Apple acquisition

05/28/2014, 07:05 pm

Hot off its acquisition by Apple, Beats Music announced in an update to its iOS app on Wednesday that new users can take advantage of an extended 14-day free trial period and decreased annual subscription pricing.

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Consolidation occurs in App Store analytics ecosystem as App Annie buys Distimo

05/28/2014, 01:05 pm

Mobile analytics firm App Annie on Wednesday announced that it acquired smaller competitor Distimo in a transaction that the company says will help develop "the most advanced platform for analyzing the mobile app ecosystem."

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