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Topic: App Store

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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Messaging app 'WhatsApp' gets updated for iOS 7, 'Paper' adds support for new drawing stylus

12/03/2013, 01:12 am

Two popular iOS apps received updates on Monday, with WhatsApp getting a makeover more consistent with iOS 7's "flat" design aesthetic, while drawing app Paper prepares for its new Pencil stylus.

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Black Friday software and the lowest prices ever on Dragon Dictate 3 and Micro Drone 2.0

11/29/2013, 05:11 am

Black Friday has brought an assortment of software deals from Apple's AppStore and third parties, and AppleInsider is also offering an exclusive, lowest-price ever on the No. 1 selling speech-to-text software, Dragon Dictate for Mac 3.0, as well as the R/C Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera.

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Apple's iOS brings developers 5x more revenue per download than Android

11/27/2013, 10:11 am

Despite Android's significantly larger installed base, iOS continues to dominate in monetization with a five-times-greater return rate for developers -- a sign that Cupertino's market segmentation strategy is paying dividends for application creators.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas coming to iOS with controller support, Infinity Blade free for Black Friday

11/26/2013, 02:11 pm

Rockstar Games is set to bring a third installment of the wildly popular Grand Theft Auto series to iOS featuring support for Made for iPhone game controllers, while Epic Games has made mobile blockbuster Infinity Blade free for a limited time.

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Apple tweaks App Store search algorithm to better handle misspellings

11/26/2013, 11:11 am

The App Store's famously finicky search tool has reportedly received an update designed to return more accurate results when search terms or app names have been misspelled.

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Dropbox updates app with AirDrop support, iOS 7-inspired redesign

11/22/2013, 12:11 am

Popular cloud storage company Dropbox on Thursday released the latest version of its iOS app, with a completely new design for iOS 7 and improved user interface for the iPad.

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Apple brings customizable toolbars back to iWork suite for Mac, updates iOS app versions

11/21/2013, 05:11 pm

In a slew of software releases on Thursday, Apple introduced new versions of its iWork apps for both Mac and iOS, while the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule received a firmware update to fix reported issues.

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Apple features Clumsy Ninja as first iOS App Store title with a video preview

11/21/2013, 05:11 pm

After years of requests from third party developers, Apple has included the first video preview of an app within the App Store: a minute long "trailer" promoting featured app Clumsy Ninja.

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ESPN overhauls ScoreCenter for iPhone, HBO Go adds Chromecast support

11/21/2013, 04:11 pm

Two of cable television's heavyweight content providers pushed intriguing updates to their iOS apps on Thursday, as ESPN refreshed its popular ScoreCenter app and HBO added support for Chromecast wireless streaming to HBO Go.

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Official Apple Store app for iPad debuts on iOS

11/20/2013, 09:11 am

The iPad gained a bespoke Apple shopping experience Wednesday as a new Apple Store app designed specifically for the company's tablets hit the App Store, bringing a gesture-based user interface and a listing of trending products.

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Microsoft debuts Xbox One compatible 'SmartGlass' iOS app ahead of console launch

11/19/2013, 07:11 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday released an Xbox One-compatible version of its SmartGlass companion app, bringing remote control and other interactive features to the iOS platform ahead of the gaming console's release.

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Apple's Find My Friends app updated with new look for iOS 7

11/19/2013, 01:11 pm

The stitched-leather look of Apple's Find My Friends app for iPhone and iPad is now a thing of the past, with a new update on Tuesday eschewing skeuomorphism for an iOS 7-style flatter design.

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Apple's iOS App Store still handily trumps Google & Amazon offerings in new analysis

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's iOS platform is widely considered to have the best mobile application ecosystem, and a new analysis of the App Store comparing it to Google Play for Android and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire supports the notion that Apple remains head and shoulders above the competition.

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