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Topic: apps

Apps no longer differentiator in iOS vs. Android war, services next battleground

01/06/2014, 08:01 pm

A new study from investment bank Piper Jaffray suggests app quality on Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems has equalized, pushing the two tech giants toward a race for better built-in services.

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Apple concludes '12 Days of Gifts' with Rolling Stones mini album

01/06/2014, 03:01 am

For its final freebie of this year's "12 Days of Gift" promotion, Apple gave users a mini album of three songs from The Rolling Stones' concert film "Sweet Summer Sun -- Hyde Park Live," which was recorded in 2013.

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Apple reportedly acquires developer behind burst photo app SnappyCam

01/04/2014, 03:01 pm

Apple has reportedly acquired app developer SnappyLabs, the one-man company that created SnappyCam, a popular app that allowed users to take full-resolution pictures at 20 to 30 frames per second.

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Fox to stream Super Bowl XLVIII live on website and iOS app

01/03/2014, 10:01 pm

For the third year in a row, the Super Bowl will be live-streamed online to American football fans in the U.S., as Fox Sports plans to make the game available free through its website and for pay-TV subscribers via its iOS app.

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Scanner Pro named App of the Week, CBS to stream AFC playoffs to Macs and iPads

01/02/2014, 07:01 pm

Popular document scanning app Scanner Pro is now available for free after being named Apple's iOS App of the Week, while CBS announces it will live-stream its coverage of this year's NFL playoffs for the first time ever.

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Google to shut down Bump and Flock apps, delete all data

01/01/2014, 08:01 pm

Just three months after being acquired by Google, Bump Technologies announced on Tuesday that it will be shuttering its Bump and Flock apps, both of which will be removed from the iOS App Store and cease to function on Jan. 31.

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Tweetbot 3 for iOS adds direct message image support in update

12/30/2013, 06:12 pm

Popular Twitter client Tweetbot on Monday received a minor update that brings the iOS app up to speed with support for images in direct messages, one of the microblogging service's latest features.

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Tweetbot for Mac fixes numerous usability bugs with latest update

12/27/2013, 10:12 pm

Popular Twitter client Tweetbot on Friday received a host of bug fixes for its Mac app, including patches for unreliable image handling in direct messages and issues pertaining to unread feed items.

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New website informs users on app data usage prior to purchase

12/27/2013, 03:12 am

A first-of-its-kind website and corresponding service was rolled out on Thursday by CTIA - The Wireless Association with an intent to inform mobile device users about app data use and their impact on wireless data plans.

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Snapchat for iOS adds message replays, filters, 'best friends' in update

12/20/2013, 09:12 pm

Popular photo and video messaging service Snapchat on Friday released an update to its iOS app, bringing a host of new features including "smart filters" and the ability to replay one snap per day.

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'Cut the Rope 2' debuts on iOS App Store, Infinity Blade III gets massive update

12/19/2013, 06:12 pm

The sequel to blockbuster physics-based puzzle game Cut the Rope made its way to the App Store Thursday, while the award-winning third installment of the Infinity Blade franchise received a hefty update including new locations and new game modes.

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Tomb Raider now available on iOS, Angry Birds Star Wars gains new levels

12/18/2013, 12:12 am

Classic 1990s adventure game Tomb Raider has made its way to iOS devices, featuring controller support and 15 hours of gameplay, while Angry Birds Star Wars adds additional levels and a new boss fight.

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Apple gives away new Lorde single in '12 Days of Gifts' app preview

12/16/2013, 03:12 am

Eleven days earlier than expected, Apple on Sunday gave away the first freebie as part of its "12 Days of Gifts" app promotion, which will offer almost two weeks' worth of free apps, songs and other digital content to users over the holiday season.

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Apple tweaks iOS App Store search algorithms, app positions fluctuate 8X more than usual

12/13/2013, 06:12 pm

Sometime between Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, Apple changed its iOS App Store search algorithms, causing app results to move over 40 spots on average, or eight times more than a normal.

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Apple brings games to Costa Rican and Qatari App Stores

12/12/2013, 10:12 pm

Apple on Thursday sent an email to developers announcing availability of games on the Costa Rican and Qatari app stores, bringing the category to the region for the first time ever.

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Instapaper goes free as 'App of the Week,' Evernote gets business card scanning

12/12/2013, 09:12 pm

Web page saving, syncing and reading app Instapaper is free for limited time after being named "App of the Week," while popular note creation and syncing app Evernote gets updated with business card scanning, presentation mode and UI tweaks.

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Apple updates Remote app with iTunes Radio control

12/12/2013, 06:12 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update to its Remote iOS app, adding functionality to control the recently released iTunes Radio when playing on a Mac or PC.

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Twitter adds photo support for direct messages, gesture-based UI in app update

12/10/2013, 05:12 pm

Ubiquitous microblogging platform Twitter on Tuesday released a new version of its mobile app, bringing support for photos in direct messages, a revamped user interface and enhanced notifications.

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Apple includes US in annual '12 Days of Gifts' app

12/09/2013, 10:12 pm

As it has done for a few years now, Apple on Monday released its annual holiday season giveaway app in the iOS App Store, but this year U.S. customers are being included in the promotion as well.

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Pandora for iOS gains new alarm clock mode, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos comes to iPad

12/09/2013, 04:12 pm

Popular Internet radio service Pandora has updated their iOS app with a new iOS 7-style design and an alarm clock feature, while Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos app has gone universal with support for Apple's iPad and iPad mini.

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