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Topic: App Store

Apple announces 'Best of 2013' iTunes list, 'Duolingo' and 'Disney Animated' take top app honors

12/17/2013, 02:12 am

Apple late Monday published its "Best of iTunes" charts for 2013, revealing this year's top downloads and editors' choice picks for music, movies, TV shows, apps, books and podcasts.

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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 pulls another anti-censorship app from China's iOS App Store

12/13/2013, 03:12 pm

For the second time in three months, Apple has come under fire for its decision to remove an app designed to circumvent internet censorship in the People's Republic of China.

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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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Instagram messages take on Snapchat, Fleksy introduces iOS keyboard SDK

12/12/2013, 01:12 pm

Social networking heavyweight Instagram on Thursday added a new direct messaging feature designed to counter the popularity of upstart competitor Snapchat, while gesture-based keyboard Fleksy can now be integrated into third-party apps thanks to a new SDK.

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GTA: San Andreas rolls out on iOS App Store as Pinterest, Steam see updates

12/11/2013, 04:12 pm

Creative social networking site Pinterest unveiled a redesigned version of their iPad app Wednesday, while Valve Software gave Steam Mobile a new look-and-feel and Rockstar Games' iOS port of GTA: San Andreas hit the App Store.

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Spotify for iPhone, iPad goes subscription-free, with shuffle-only limitation

12/11/2013, 01:12 pm

Streaming music service Spotify announced on Wednesday that iPhone and iPad users can now access its content without having to pay for a subscription, though there are restrictions on how music can be played from a mobile device.

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Rovio's Angry Birds Go! racing game hits Apple's App Store

12/11/2013, 10:12 am

The newest entry in the popular Angry Birds franchise, a Mario Kart-like downhill racer set in a new three-dimensional world, is now available for download on the App Store.

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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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Fiverr lets users buy & sell services anywhere with new iPhone app

12/10/2013, 10:12 am

Popular user-to-user service marketplace Fiverr made their first move from the desktop to mobile devices on Tuesday with the launch of their new iPhone app, allowing customers to order gigs on the go.

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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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First look: Using iBeacon location awareness at an Apple Store

12/06/2013, 03:12 pm

Apple on Friday enabled iBeacon location-aware transmitters at all of its U.S. retail stores, giving the company the ability to easily provide product information and allow shoppers to quickly check out via their iPhone. But initial tests by AppleInsider show the use of iBeacons remains limited at launch, suggesting bigger things are yet to come.

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Apple rolls out 'Holiday Cheer' playlist with 8 free Christmas songs

12/04/2013, 04:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced its "Holiday Cheer" Christmas playlist in the Apple Store app, inviting users to download eight holiday classics for free from the iTunes Store.

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Google Wallet for iOS updated to allow adding credit cards with iPhone camera

12/04/2013, 03:12 pm

Google on Wednesday updated its official "Wallet" application for Apple's iOS, giving users the ability to add a credit card to the service by simply taking a picture of their card.

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Google moves toward Chrome as Oracle threatens to establish Android's Java infringement

12/04/2013, 01:12 pm

Oracle's Java infringement case against Google's Android is reportedly nearing a reversal of last year's original finding that defended Android. Meanwhile, Google is focusing new attention on Chrome web apps rather than a continuation of Android's original "embrace and extend" Java strategy.

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Readdle debuts PDF Expert 5, RealMac brings Ember to iOS

12/03/2013, 04:12 pm

Popular PDF review and annotation app PDF Expert has been updated with an all-new design and a slew of new features, while RealMac's well-reviewed OS X image collection app makes a move to Apple's mobile devices.

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