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Topic: App Store

Apple extinguishes popular marijuana growing game 'Weed Firm' from iOS App Store

05/21/2014, 03:05 pm

Popular free iOS game "Weed Firm," which reached No. 1 on the App Store charts, was removed by Apple on Wednesday, drawing criticism from the developer due to the continued availability of other applications that feature illegal activity.

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Facebook's iOS app now listens for identifiable TV & music when posting status updates

05/21/2014, 12:05 pm

Facebook on Wednesday launched a new, optional feature that allows its iPhone application to use the device's microphone to listen for and identify television and music content when posting a status update.

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Apple preps for WWDC 2014 with June 2 keynote announcement, new app for iPhone & iPad

05/21/2014, 10:05 am

With only a few weeks to go before the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple on Wednesday released the official schedule for its annual developer event, confirming that it will hold a keynote presentation on Monday, June 2.

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IFTTT adds Fitbit channel, Kik messenger for Apple's iOS gains 'new people' section

05/20/2014, 03:05 pm

Popular web automation service If This, Then That now allows users to perform tasks based on data from a Fitbit activity tracker, while a new version of Kik messenger makes it easier to manage conversations and media content.

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Google buys developer of featured iPhone app 'Word Lens'

05/16/2014, 03:05 pm

Shortly after the iOS translation app "Word Lens" was featured in a prominent iPhone commercial from Apple, the developer behind the app has been snapped up by rival Google.

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Apple's App Store may soon support promo codes for in-app purchases

05/15/2014, 05:05 pm

As part of the batch of updates on Thursday it was revealed that Apple may soon offer developers the ability to send out promotional codes for in-app purchases, a change from previous App Store policy.

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With iTunes Connect 3.0, Apple is one step closer to bringing an iOS 7 look to all its apps

05/15/2014, 03:05 pm

Apple on Thursday unveiled a new revision to its developer-focused iTunes Connect app for iOS, sporting an all-new design and the ability to manage multimedia content in the iTunes Store and iBooks Store alongside apps on the App Store.

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Foursquare's new iOS app Swarm makes it easier to meet & make plans with nearby friends

05/15/2014, 11:05 am

As part of its massive reinvention, Foursquare on Thursday launched a new application called Swarm, allowing users to find nearby friends, share their current location, and collaborate to make plans, while a revamp of the company's flagship software is still forthcoming.

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National September 11 Museum releases audio guide app for Apple's iOS

05/15/2014, 11:05 am

Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be able to use their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to take one of the three official, self-guided themed audio tours, once the museum opens its doors later this month.

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Facebook for iOS hits version 10.0 with 'write now, post later' feature, speed enhancements

05/14/2014, 06:05 pm

Ubiquitous social network Facebook on Wednesday issued an update to its flagship iOS app, bringing a new feature that automatically publishes posts created when a user's cell signal is weak or their phone is not connected to a data network.

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Sequel to 'Flappy Bird' coming in August with less addiction, more multiplayer

05/14/2014, 05:05 pm

Unexpected iOS hit "Flappy Bird," which caused a stir after its developer yanked the title from the App Store while it sat atop the most downloaded charts, is poised to make a return this summer complete with multiplayer and "less addictive" qualities.

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Google Search iOS app update takes on Apple's Siri with smarter conversations

05/13/2014, 04:05 pm

Google's official Search application for iPhone and iPad was updated on Tuesday with enhanced functionality, allowing users to have "smarter conversations" with the software in a manner not unlike Apple's own Siri personal assistant.

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Microsoft's Office for iPad apps notch 27M downloads in 46 days

05/12/2014, 07:05 pm

After a highly anticipated launch in late March, Microsoft's Office for iPad suite of productivity apps is still going strong in the iOS App Store after having accumulated some 27 million downloads as of Monday.

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Facebook yanks Poke and Camera standalone apps in bid to consolidate titles

05/09/2014, 07:05 pm

In what appears to be a continued paring down of extraneous apps in its iOS software ecosystem, Facebook on Friday removed Poke and Camera from the app store.

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Adobe Voice for iPad combines user narration and simple animations to create impactful videos

05/08/2014, 02:05 am

Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that allows users to "show their story" by streamlining the process of overlaying a customizable voiceover track atop a variety of animated images, music, icons, text, themes and more.

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United Airlines updates iOS app to support exclusive, free in-flight video content

05/07/2014, 06:05 pm

In an update to its iOS app on Wednesday, United Airlines added an anticipated in-flight entertainment service that harnesses onboard Wi-Fi to stream movies and TV shows to users for free.

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Pharmacy chain Duane Reade to trial Apple's iBeacons in several NYC locations

05/07/2014, 09:05 am

Consumers in the Big Apple will soon find their pharmacy visits more convenient as popular chain Duane Reade announced plans to bring iBeacon-powered microlocation functionality -- such as coupons or product reviews -- to 10 Manhattan outlets in a new pilot program.

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Moves app reneges on privacy promise, will share data with Facebook

05/06/2014, 09:05 pm

When fitness tracking app Moves was purchased by Facebook in late April, both companies sought to allay worries of privacy-minded users by saying there would be no data "commingling" between the software and the giant social network. It appears the statement was only partially true.

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Google updates Maps app for Apple's iOS with new navigation options and Uber integration

05/06/2014, 02:05 pm

Search giant Google on Tuesday unveiled a major update to its native Maps application, adding a slew of new navigation features such as lane guidance and walking time as well as the ability to book a ride from car hire service Uber directly from the app.

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Apple launches new App Store section highlighting month's best apps

05/02/2014, 03:05 am

Continuing the build-out of its iOS App Store, Apple on Thursday launched a new app collection section called "Best of April," suggesting the company may start featuring a new set of curated apps each month.

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