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Topic: App Store

NBC for iOS gains live streaming as Kayak, Snapchat and Yelp also see Apple updates

02/18/2015, 03:02 pm

A number of major iOS downloads saw updates on Wednesday, including the official NBC app, which now offers live streaming in select market. In addition, Kayak has gained a new "Hotel for Tonight" feature, Snapchat has added the ability to take a snap while listen to music, and Yelp now offers review translations for iPad.

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Marijuana dating app High There bubbles up onto the App Store

02/18/2015, 02:02 pm

iPhone owners finding it difficult to connect with their peers through the tetrahydrocannabinolic haze have a new option with High There, a Tinder-like matchmaking app that specializes in bringing together users with a penchant for bud.

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UK banks RBS & NatWest become first in country to allow Touch ID logins

02/18/2015, 08:02 am

In an industry first, RBS and NatWest will be the inaugural apps in the U.K. to add Touch ID support to their iPhone apps, allowing users to securely log into their accounts with the use of their fingertip.

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Dropbox adds iOS 8 sharing extension, Google Play Music comes to iPad

02/17/2015, 03:02 pm

A pair of Silicon Valley heavyweights updated their popular iOS apps on Tuesday, with Dropbox allowing users to upload files via iOS 8's sharing menu and Google unveiling a redesigned, universal version of its Play Music app.

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Microsoft adds iCloud save support to its Office suite for iOS

02/17/2015, 08:02 am

Users of Microsoft's mobile productivity suite for iOS have new storage and synchronization options for documents, following an update to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that adds support for Apple's iCloud.

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Apple now allowing marijuana-themed App Store downloads in 23 US states where drug is legal

02/13/2015, 08:02 am

America's stance on marijuana is changing, and so too are Apple's App Store policies, as the iPhone maker has begun giving the greenlight to cannabis-related apps, provided they are accessed from a state where the drug has been legalized.

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App Store reviewers rejecting games for depicting guns or violence in screenshots - report

02/12/2015, 08:02 pm

Apple may have altered its guidelines for marketing violent games in the App Store, as reviewers are reportedly rejecting some games that have guns or show human violence in their screenshots or app icons.

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Apple increases size limit of App Store downloads to 4GB

02/12/2015, 02:02 pm

Apple on Thursday announced that the size limit of application packages submitted through iTunes Connect can now be as large as 4 gigabytes, doubling the previous 2-gigabyte restriction.

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ESPN for iOS becomes a universal app for iPhone & iPad with new look, iPhone 6/+ support

02/12/2015, 11:02 am

ESPN's official application for iOS was given an overhaul on Thursday, becoming a universal app for iPhone and iPad, gaining support for the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and also getting a fresh coat of paint.

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iOS users can now install apps directly from Pinterest with new 'app pins'

02/12/2015, 01:02 am

Apple and social network Pinterest on Thursday rolled out "app pins," a new type of enhanced pin that lets users of Pinterest's iOS app install pinned apps on their device without switching to the App Store.

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iPhone users can now reload their Starbucks Card with Apple Pay

02/11/2015, 02:02 pm

The official Starbucks application for iOS was updated on Wednesday to add support for Apple Pay, allowing users to quickly reload their Starbucks Card with the press of a fingertip.

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Under Armour buys MyFitnessPal for $475M, SwiftKey update adds predictive emojis to iOS 8 keyboard

02/05/2015, 11:02 am

Popular health tracking service and iOS app MyFitnessPal has been acquired by clothing maker Under Armour for nearly a half-billion dollars, while iOS 8 custom keyboard SwiftKey has added predictive emoji entry, and WhatsApp Messenger has been updated with a new quick camera button.

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Apple, Google & Amazon settle with Italian government over 'misleading' free apps with in-app purchases

01/30/2015, 10:01 am

Apple, along with Google and Amazon, will avoid fines from the Italian government after agreeing to revise policies regarding so-called "freemium" mobile games and applications.

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Microsoft Outlook debuts as free download for iPhone, iPad

01/29/2015, 11:01 am

Microsoft on Thursday released its long-awaited Outlook client for iOS, giving both iPhone and iPad owners the ability to access a unified view of email calendar, contacts, and attachments.

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Google Play downloads are growing, but Apple's App Store commands 70% of revenue

01/28/2015, 09:01 am

Downloads still aren't translating to dollars for Google and developers who create applications for its Play store for Android devices, as Apple's iOS App Store remains far and away the most profitable digital storefront, according to the latest data.

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Roundup: The best ways to stave off cabin fever with your iPhone or iPad

01/27/2015, 09:01 am

We all know what it's like to be stuck indoors thanks to inclement weather. Fortunately, the bevy of electronic devices that most of us now carry are capable of providing nearly endless entertainment if stocked properly (and the power holds out). AppleInsider took a look at some of the best games and apps for passing the time.

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Apple closing independent TestFlight service at the end of February

01/26/2015, 12:01 pm

Developers still using the old, independent TestFlight service for beta testing iOS apps now have one month to migrate to the new iTunes Connect-based offering, as the company announced on Monday that it would shutter TestFlightApp.com on Feb. 26.

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AppleInsider's iOS app updated with dismissible Plus trial option, remains free for all

01/25/2015, 04:01 pm

Apple fans who want to keep up with the latest news out of Cupertino can now do so more efficiently with the official AppleInsider app, designed for both iPhone and iPad, which has been updated to address concerns brought forth by readers.

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Twitter debuts While you were away' posts on iOS, Web version coming soon

01/21/2015, 07:01 pm

Twitter on Wednesday announced "While you were away" recaps, a new feature designed to keep users up to date with the goings on of people they follow by surfacing missed posts in their home timeline.

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Google updates Chrome Web browser for iOS with OS X Handoff support, 'material design'

01/20/2015, 06:01 pm

With a Tuesday update to its Chrome browser for iOS, Google expanded its new "material design" aesthetic to yet another iOS title, while baking in Handoff support for quick platform switching between iOS and Mac.

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