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Topic: App Store

After powering 100 issues of 'Trvl' for iPad, Prss is pitched as 'the software Apple forgot to make'

04/14/2013, 05:04 am

Popular iPad-only magazine Trvl reached 100 issues and a million app installs last week. Now, the company behind the publication has set its sights on its next major milestone: this summer's public launch of its proprietary publishing tool, Prss.


UK government investigates in-app purchases in iOS, Android games

04/12/2013, 10:04 am

In-app purchases are a popular means for developers to generate revenue off games and apps in Google Play Store and Apple's App Store, but now a governmental department in the U.K. is looking into whether developers are misleading children into making these payments.


French minister takes Apple to task over yanking AppGratis from App Store

04/11/2013, 05:04 pm

In an interview on Thursday, France's digital industry minister Fleur Pellerin had some tough words for Apple over the company's takedown of app discovery service AppGratis, saying the move was "brutal" and put the startup in danger.


Microsoft roadmap pegs launch of Office for iOS, Android for fall 2014

04/10/2013, 01:04 pm

The debut of Microsoft's Office suite for mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad may be later than previously anticipated, with a new report claiming the software is scheduled to debut in late 2014.


Comixology, not Apple, responsible for comic book's censorship [updated]

04/10/2013, 02:04 pm

A brief row over claims of censorship saw resolution on Wednesday, with comic app Comixology taking the blame for preemptively censoring a comic featuring gay sex, clearing Apple of any such accusations in the process.


Removal of AppGratis signals start of Apple crackdown on App Store

04/10/2013, 09:04 am

The ouster of AppGratis from the App Store is reportedly the first in a coming crackdown on application discovery services in Apple's App Store that violate the company's rules.


AppGratis CEO in 'total disbelief' over rejection since Apple approved app 'a week ago'

04/09/2013, 02:04 pm

The founder AppGratis, which was recently removed from Apple's iOS App Store over alleged rule violations, says he's "in total disbelief" that Apple has removed the app but that the company will continue providing its app discovery service to millions of users in the meantime.


Twitter's Vine hits top spot among free App Store apps

04/09/2013, 11:04 am

Twitter's Vine has had a rough road to the top, but the video sharing program has made it there, taking the number one spot among free apps on Apple's App Store.


WhatsApp exec debunks rumors of Google takeover

04/09/2013, 12:04 am

In a statement issued late Monday, popular messaging app WhatsApp denied claims that Google was in advanced talks to purchase the firm, the second time such a rumor has been debunked in recent memory.


Mobile app downloads grow 11% in Q1 2013, revenues hit $2.2B

04/08/2013, 01:04 pm

The overall app market for smartphones and tablets grew to $2.2 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2013, according to new figures out from Canalys.


iOS app discovery tool AppGratis pulled for violating Apple's App Store rules

04/08/2013, 10:04 am

Apple's App Store rules have resulted in the removal of iOS download discovery service AppGratis, which may have violated a newly instituted restriction on promotion.


Apple pulls book-selling iOS app in China due to government-banned titles

04/04/2013, 10:04 am

Just days after Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized to customers in China over warranty issues, his company has continued its efforts to placate the country's government by pulling a book-selling iOS application.


Apple adds age rating tags to iOS App Store descriptions

04/04/2013, 12:04 am

In a slight tweak to the App Store, Apple recently began highlighting apps' recommended age ratings by adding a small informational box located directly below a title's developer credits, possibly in response to growing concern from parents over in-app content.


Rdio's new Vdio service adds social networking layer to video-on-demand

04/03/2013, 05:04 pm

Rdio, the popular subscription-based music streaming app, has finally launched the long-awaited Vdio service, granting existing Rdio Unlimited subscribers access to movie and TV content with strong tie-ins to social networks.


SkyDrive for iOS update suggests Microsoft & Apple resolved their dispute

04/03/2013, 12:04 pm

After months of behind-the-scenes hold-ups, an update to SkyDrive for iOS arrived in the App Store on Wednesday, signaling that Microsoft and Apple have apparently made amends.


Apple's Reno iCloud data center taps AT&T's latest DWDM tech

04/03/2013, 09:04 am

Apple's $1 billion iCloud data center near Reno, Nevada taps into the latest technology in data signaling to bring high speed Internet services from the desert to users. Here's what's involved in the mega "information superhighway" project.


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.