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Topic: App Store

Google Play takes top spot in downloads, but Apple's App Store still tops revenue

07/31/2013, 03:07 pm

Based on sheer volume of downloaded apps, Google Play for Android has finally surpassed its rival app repository, according to the latest study, but the App Store still maintains a strong edge in terms of revenue generated for developers.

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Adobe Ideas gains stylus support, Camera+ adds combined effects options

07/31/2013, 01:07 pm

Adobe has added stylus support to its freeform iOS drawing app, Ideas. Meanwhile, popular picture taking application Camera+ has been updated to add a range of new effects and features.

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FileMaker discontinuing Bento, will remain available to buy through Sept. 30

07/31/2013, 10:07 am

Apple subsidiary FileMaker, Inc., announced this week that it will discontinue development of its Bento consumer database application in order to better focus on developing its remaining products.

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XCOM publisher touts success with premium price point on Apple's iOS App Store

07/31/2013, 09:07 am

While some view mobile app pricing as a race to the bottom, Take-Two Interactive believes their $19.99 premium price point for its console-quality "XCOM" title has proven quality software can command a higher price.

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Amazon updates Kindle iOS app with book searches, slides by App Store purchasing rules

07/30/2013, 04:07 pm

With the latest Kindle for iOS app, Amazon is for the first time offering in-app book searches and previews, the latter including a clever mechanism for purchasing an e-book without having to pay out a percentage to Apple.

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US government proposes new rules for transparency in app data collection

07/26/2013, 01:07 pm

With mobile devices collecting and storing increasingly personal data on users, a new set of government proposals is aimed at making clearer the amount and type of information mobile apps are able to collect from both users and devices.

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Google to retire Google+ Local for iOS on August 7

07/25/2013, 09:07 pm

In an email being sent to Google Maps users, the Internet search giant announced that it will be retiring localized dining, shopping and entertainment discovery app, Google+ Local for iOS, on August 7.

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Yahoo's updated Fantasy Sports app brings mobile drafting to iOS

07/25/2013, 05:07 pm

Yahoo on Thursday released the 2013 version of its Fantasy Sports app for the upcoming NFL season, offering a revamped look, performance improvements, and the ability to draft players from an iPhone or iPad.

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Djay 2 launches for iPad, Nike+ Running gains fitness challenges

07/25/2013, 10:07 am

The successor to Algoriddim's Djay app hit the App Store on Thursday, while Nike's Nike + Running app got new tracking and bragging rights features in the form of Nike+ Challenges.

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Google Drive iOS app updated with clickable Web links, new spreadsheet functions

07/24/2013, 05:07 pm

Google on Wednesday pushed out a minor update to its cloud-connected Google Drive iOS app, bringing hooks to the mobile versions of Safari and Chrome, as well as a new way to insert columns and rows into spreadsheets.

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EA making more money through Apple's iOS App Store than its own Origin service

07/24/2013, 12:07 pm

Major games publisher Electronic Arts revealed this week that it makes more money from Apple's iOS App Store than any retail distributor, including Best Buy, GameStop, or even its own Origin digital download service.

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Apple refunds $6,131 iTunes bill for 8-year-old's unauthorized in-app purchases

07/22/2013, 10:07 pm

Apple may have made changes to its in-app purchasing protocols to safeguard against unwanted charges by minors, but the Cupertino company still shelled out more than $6,000 in order to cover the unauthorized purchases one British eight-year-old posted to her father's account.

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Rovio adds iOS-Android cross syncing for popular titles like Angry Birds

07/19/2013, 08:07 am

Rovio, the maker of the now-ubiquitous Angry Birds series, has introduced a new cross-platform account that allows gamers to pick up where they left off, whether playing a title on Apple's iOS or Google's Android.

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Evernote for iOS updated with Skitch support, Shortcuts, Related Notes

07/18/2013, 10:07 pm

In a substantial upgrade to both free and premium level iPhone and iPad apps, note syncing service Evernote adds synced shortcuts, integration with Skitch for marking up images and PDFs, and a new related notes tool.

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VLC returns to iOS, RunKeeper gets paid trainer options, Uber adds fare splitting

07/18/2013, 02:07 pm

Do-it-all video app VLC will return in a new iOS version on Friday, while RunKeeper has gotten a few new options to boost its utility, and cab-calling app Uber has gotten some new features.

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iPhone users pay average of 19 cents per app, Android users pay just 6 cents

07/18/2013, 12:07 pm

The dominance of free mobile applications continues to grow, as a new study reveals that iPhone users spend an average of 19 cents per app downloaded, while Android users spend only 6 cents per download.

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Chrome for iOS update adds support for opening links in other Google apps

07/17/2013, 02:07 pm

Google on Wednesday updated its Chrome browser for iPhone and iPad, giving users the ability to open links by default in the company's other native apps, such as Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube.

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Tumblr issues 'very important' iOS app update to plug security hole

07/16/2013, 11:07 pm

Yahoo-owned Tumblr on Tuesday released a security update for its iPhone and iPad apps to resolve an issue that in some cases would allow user passwords to be compromised.

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Google Maps for iOS adds iPad support, live traffic updates and indoor navigation

07/16/2013, 11:07 pm

Google unveiled a significant update to Google Maps on Tuesday, finally bringing support for Apple's iPad, while adding enhanced features like indoor walking directions and "Explore," a new interface for browsing shopping, dining and lodging destinations.

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WhatsApp Messenger gets iCloud backups in update, Pocket fixes tweet attribution bug

07/16/2013, 09:07 pm

Two popular iOS titles received updates on Tuesday, with WhatsApp Messenger getting cloud storage backups with Apple's iCloud, while content reader, storage and syncing app Pocket squashes a Twitter related bug.

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