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Topic: App Store

Apple reports 80,000 new U.S. jobs created by iOS App Economy within 2012

04/02/2013, 06:04 pm

Incredible growth in Apple's iOS App Store has doubled its payouts to developers (now totaling over $8 billion) and sparked the creation of over 80,000 new jobs directly related to building software for Apple's mobile platform within the last year.


New subscription-based Playboy app for iOS skirts porn rules by leaving the skirts on

04/01/2013, 10:04 am

As landmark men's magazine Playboy lands on Apple's iPhone in the form of a new subscription-based app, it will bring a little something extra in its new incarnation: namely, clothes.


Editorial: Where does Apple take iOS next?

03/30/2013, 01:03 pm

This summer, Apple is expected to unveil iOS 7 and new devices to run it, with rumors ranging from new form factors (including an "iWatch") to revisions of the existing iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.


In-app purchases from 'freemium' titles account for 71% of iPhone app revenue

03/29/2013, 11:03 am

A new study showcases the dominance of "freemium" titles on Apple's iOS platform, as in-app purchases made through free apps accounted for 71 percent of total iPhone app revenue in the month of February.


State-owned Chinese film studio sues Apple for $500,000 over App Store downloads

03/29/2013, 09:03 am

Tensions between Apple and China's government appeared to mount on Friday, with news emerging of a state-owned film production company having filed suit against the iPhone maker, seeking just over half a million dollars in damages.


Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion & Compressor in push to win back pro users

03/28/2013, 01:03 pm

Alongside a new marketing push from Apple to promote its professional-grade video editing software, the company also pushed out a trio of software updates on Thursday for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor.


New York magazine's new iPad app looks to define the future of print + digital publishing

03/28/2013, 12:03 am

Timed with the magazine's 45th anniversary, New York is set to launch a newly redesigned iPad app that takes full advantage of Apple's iOS platform, and could serve as the new standard bearer for print magazines on tablets.


BMW rolls out four new apps for integration with Apple's iOS

03/27/2013, 03:03 pm

BMW on Wednesday announced four new BMW Approved apps for Apple's iPhone, bringing owners of both items a range of new music and connectivity options.


Facebook Messenger gets VOIP; Evernote adds document search

03/25/2013, 09:03 am

Facebook Messenger users on iOS in the U.K. and other parts of Europe will get a software update on Monday enabling Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) calling within the app. Meanwhile, note syncing service Evernote has added a new search feature for subscribers to its premium service.


Apple adds in-app purchase warning to 'freemium' App Store titles

03/22/2013, 04:03 pm

Attempting to lessen the incidence of unauthorized excessive in-app purchases, Apple quietly added a feature to App Store listings that points out when a free app features paid in-app content.


iTunes estimated to rake in in $2B per year, thanks to Apple's software division

03/22/2013, 02:03 pm

Once a break-even business used to drive sales of Apple's high-margin hardware, the iTunes Store is now estimated to be raking in more than $2 billion per year, due largely to the inclusion of its in-house software development teams.


Mailbox e-mail client fills 1M reservations, adds 'shake to undo' in update

03/21/2013, 09:03 pm

Dropbox-owned Mailbox announced on Thursday that it has filled one million reservations as part of a rolling release to iPhone users, and is marking the event by issuing version 1.1 of the app which adds "shake to undo" to its feature set.


Apple ID security improved with new two-step verification option

03/21/2013, 03:03 pm

Apple on Thursday improved its security system for Apple ID accounts tied to services like iCloud and iTunes, offering users two-step verification for when making changes to an account.


Eric Schmidt hints Apple is blocking iOS Google Now, but Google hasn't submitted app [ux2]

03/21/2013, 02:03 pm

Asked whether iPhone and iPad users could expect to see Google's predictive search feature, Google Now, appearing on their devices, Google chairman Eric Schmidt insinuated that the company had already submitted such an app for Apple approval, but Apple has since indicated that the app has in fact not been submitted [updated].


NetNewsWire update to bring RSS feed syncing to iPhone, iPad and Mac

03/21/2013, 12:03 am

One week after Google revealed plans to shut down Google Reader, the developers behind popular RSS reader NetNewsWire announced that work on revamped iOS and OS X versions of the software is well underway, with the forthcoming rollouts said to add support for feed syncing.


GarageBand for iOS gets Audiobus support in latest update

03/20/2013, 04:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday released version 1.4 of GarageBand for iOS, bringing a few enhancements to the mobile music production app, the most notable of which being support for third party app Audiobus.


Walmart's iPhone Scan & Go pilot program to expand to more than 200 stores

03/20/2013, 11:03 am

Walmart shoppers at more than 200 stores will soon be able to use their iPhones to scan items and pay at self-checkout counters, as the retail giant has announced an expansion of its Scan & Go pilot program.


Disney's ABC reportedly working on live streaming TV app

03/19/2013, 01:03 pm

Walt Disney Co. is said to be working on a new live streaming television app for its broadcast network ABC that will make content available to cable and satellite subscribers.


Messaging app 'WhatsApp' for iOS to become subscription based by year's end

03/19/2013, 12:03 am

Popular cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp is planning to eschew its current one-time purchase fee for iOS users, and move to a subscription model akin to how the title is distributed on other platforms like Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone.


Facebook updates flagship iOS app with cover photos, group messaging improvements

03/18/2013, 05:03 pm

Facebook on Monday rolled out version 5.6 of its iOS app, bringing a few new features like the ability to change cover photos in-app and enhancements to group messaging.