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Topic: App Store

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.


The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard

08/02/2015, 02:08 am

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard. AppleInsider offers a rundown of the best VR experiences available to download right now on the App Store.


Federal appeals court declines to stay Smartflash case against Apple

07/30/2015, 03:07 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to stay proceedings in Smartflash's patent lawsuit against Apple, potentially paving the way for Smartflash claiming recalculated damages.


Yahoo debuts Livetext silent video messaging app

07/29/2015, 05:07 pm

As expected, Yahoo on Wednesday officially announced a new messaging service called Livetext that features live two-way video chats for mobile device users, but with a twist.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple's record Q3, 'Apple Car' news, Back to School promo & more

07/25/2015, 05:07 am

Apple once again shattered corporate records in announcing its third quarter financial results, but some of the more interesting news this week percolated under the surface, hinting at long-term plans and trends.


App Store puts 100 iOS titles on sale for 99 cents, YouTube app updated with 'vertical video' support

07/23/2015, 10:07 pm

In a pair of iOS App Store developments on Thursday, Apple put a collection of 100 titles up for sale priced at 99 cents each, while Google updated YouTube for iOS to make the "vertical video" viewing experience a bit more bearable.


Apple celebrates 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with App Store collection

07/23/2015, 06:07 pm

Observing 25 years of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple is profiling a collection of accessibility apps expressly designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues.


FTC begins issuing subpoenas in App Store investigation triggered by Apple Music - report

07/21/2015, 04:07 pm

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly expanded its inquiry into Apple's policy of forcing companies to turn over 30 percent of subscription revenue earned through the App Store, issuing subpoenas to streaming services that compete with Apple Music.


Apple Music, App Store, iTunes & more buckle under VMA announcement traffic

07/21/2015, 11:07 am

A range of Apple's cloud-based services, including the App Store, iTunes, and even OS X Software Update were affected on Tuesday, likely from excess traffic associated with MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards nominees exclusively revealed on Beats 1.


Spotify introduces Discover Weekly playlists tailored to individual listeners

07/20/2015, 05:07 pm

Spotify on Monday launched potential Apple Music curation competitor Discover Weekly, a new playlist feature promising more personalized recommendations for its on-demand streaming service.


NFL Game Pass to offer on-demand games on Apple TV, other Apple devices

07/20/2015, 04:07 pm

The NFL will reportedly offer U.S. fans full games on the Apple TV for the first time on July 31, when it will launch an overhauled, domestic Game Pass service on multiple platforms.


Apple spotlights 'amazing apps' in latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

07/19/2015, 08:07 pm

As part of Apple's new iPhone ad blitz, the company on Sunday released a 30-second spot highlighting user access to the iOS App Store and its more than 1.5 million titles, reminding consumers that "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone."


Apple offers 99-cent sale pricing on 24 iOS apps for limited time

07/16/2015, 11:07 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out another of its limited-time-only iOS App Store sections, this time featuring 24 apps on sale for 99 cents each, including popular titles like Pixelmator and GoodReader, as well as hit games Shadowmatic and The Room Two.


Follow NASA's historic mission to Pluto with the New Horizons app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

07/14/2015, 03:07 pm

NASA's New Horizons space probe is set to begin transmitting the first ever high-resolution images of Pluto back to earth later today, and you can follow the exciting progress on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch with the official New Horizons app.


Apple's App Store policies for streaming music apps under FTC scrutiny, report says

07/11/2015, 12:07 am

Apple's content and media operations are once again under scrutiny by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is studying claims that iOS App Store policy is illegally stifling competition in the music streaming market, a report said Friday.


Spotify encourages customers to bypass Apple's App Store, save $3 per month on subscriptions

07/08/2015, 04:07 pm

In an effort to bypass Apple's 30 percent cut of all App Store purchases, and in the wake of the launch of Apple Music, Spotify has begun emailing customers who subscribed through their iOS to convert their subscription to a Web-based one and save $3 per month.


Apple to hike international App Store prices, add new low-cost tiers in certain countries

07/08/2015, 12:07 am

In an email sent to developers on Tuesday, Apple announced upcoming App Store pricing adjustments slated to affect Mexico, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey, including new low-price tiers in select emerging markets.


Amazon brings Cloud Drive media, document access to iPhone & iPad

07/06/2015, 01:07 pm

Amazon on Monday released an official iOS client for Cloud Drive, allowing people to access content from the file storage service on their iPhone or iPad.


This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more

06/27/2015, 06:06 am

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the App Store.