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Topic: App Store

FTC commissioner says in-app purchase punishment against Apple 'has no foundation'

01/16/2014, 02:01 pm

One member of the Federal Trade Commission believes the regulatory body's decision to slap Apple with a $32.5 million consent decree over accidental in-app purchases was without merit, and stated his case in a public dissenting opinion.

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Starbucks' iOS app found to store user credentials in plain text [u]

01/16/2014, 09:01 am

Coffee megachain Starbucks is under fire over their data security practices after it was discovered that the company's iOS payment app does not encrypt customers' login information.

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Briefly: Apple updates WWDC 2013 app to fix login and video issues [ux2]

01/15/2014, 10:01 pm

More than half a year after Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference ended, the company has released an update to the official WWDC iOS app to fix an issue where developers were unable to watch videos.

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Google Play Movies & TV now available for iOS

01/15/2014, 05:01 pm

Google on Wednesday released an iOS version of the company's Google Play Movies & TV, granting users playback and streaming access to content purchased online or on an Android device.

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Apple agrees to pay $32.5M in refunds, settling App Store in-app purchase lawsuit with US government

01/15/2014, 11:01 am

Apple and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that the two sides have reached a $32.5 million settlement, bringing to an end a lawsuit over the ease with which children could rack up costly bills through in-app purchases on the iOS App Store.

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Umoove app brings head tracking to iOS, Horizon adds orientation-independent video capture

01/14/2014, 05:01 pm

Two novel new apps hit the iOS App Store this week --Umoove Experience demonstrates Umoove's new head tracking technology with a simple game and Horizon helps iOS device owners capture video in landscape no matter the device's orientation.

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Mobile app use surged 115% in 2013, messaging & social apps saw most growth

01/13/2014, 12:01 pm

Led by an explosion in use of messaging and social applications, mobile apps for smartphones like Apple's iPhone saw a 115 percent increase in overall usage in 2013, according to new data.

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Sunrise Calendar goes universal, Confide brings off-the-record messaging to Apple's iOS

01/09/2014, 01:01 pm

Social scheduling app Sunrise Calendar has been updated to add native iPad support, while new messaging entry Confide enables Snapchat-like disappearing text messages.

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Spotify rolls out subscription-free 'Shuffle play' mode for iOS

01/08/2014, 12:01 pm

Swedish music streaming service Spotify on Wednesday released an update to its iPhone and iPad apps that officially enables new subscription-free streaming features the company promised last month.

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Yahoo launches news aggregation and summary app 'News Digest' for iOS

01/07/2014, 06:01 pm

In tandem with its keynote at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Yahoo announced 'News Digest,' a new iOS app that aggregates, condenses and delivers the day's top news to users twice a day.

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Apple announces App Store sales topped $10 billion in 2013

01/07/2014, 08:01 am

In the midst of hype for new gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show, Apple on Tuesday issued a press release to announce that sales from the App Store topped $10 billion in 2013, with $1 billion spent by customers in December alone.

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Apps no longer differentiator in iOS vs. Android war, services next battleground

01/06/2014, 08:01 pm

A new study from investment bank Piper Jaffray suggests app quality on Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems has equalized, pushing the two tech giants toward a race for better built-in services.

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Apple concludes '12 Days of Gifts' with Rolling Stones mini album

01/06/2014, 03:01 am

For its final freebie of this year's "12 Days of Gift" promotion, Apple gave users a mini album of three songs from The Rolling Stones' concert film "Sweet Summer Sun -- Hyde Park Live," which was recorded in 2013.

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Fox to stream Super Bowl XLVIII live on website and iOS app

01/03/2014, 10:01 pm

For the third year in a row, the Super Bowl will be live-streamed online to American football fans in the U.S., as Fox Sports plans to make the game available free through its website and for pay-TV subscribers via its iOS app.

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Scanner Pro named App of the Week, CBS to stream AFC playoffs to Macs and iPads

01/02/2014, 07:01 pm

Popular document scanning app Scanner Pro is now available for free after being named Apple's iOS App of the Week, while CBS announces it will live-stream its coverage of this year's NFL playoffs for the first time ever.

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Google to shut down Bump and Flock apps, delete all data

01/01/2014, 08:01 pm

Just three months after being acquired by Google, Bump Technologies announced on Tuesday that it will be shuttering its Bump and Flock apps, both of which will be removed from the iOS App Store and cease to function on Jan. 31.

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Tweetbot 3 for iOS adds direct message image support in update

12/30/2013, 06:12 pm

Popular Twitter client Tweetbot on Monday received a minor update that brings the iOS app up to speed with support for images in direct messages, one of the microblogging service's latest features.

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Fitbit taps Apple's M7 chip for new 'MobileTrack' iOS app feature

12/30/2013, 03:12 pm

A Monday update to fitness tracking company Fitbit's iOS app brought several visual tweaks along with a new "MobileTrack" feature that leverages Apple's new M7 motion coprocessor to turn an iPhone 5s into a basic personal activity tracker.

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Martin Scorsese's Oscar winning film 'Hugo' is Apple's latest free gift in US

12/30/2013, 08:12 am

Apple's "12 Days of Gifts" continues to roll on, with Monday's offering of critically acclaimed film "Hugo" marking the fifth free item offered to users in the United States, while those in the U.K. can instead download the holiday classic "Home Alone."

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Nokia pulls Here Maps from App Store, claims Apple's iOS 7 harms user experience

12/27/2013, 02:12 pm

While pointing the finger squarely at Apple, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has chosen to remove its Here Maps app from the App Store just over one year after the app's debut.

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