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Topic: App Store

Dropbox for iOS integrates Microsoft Office document editing

11/25/2014, 06:11 pm

As promised earlier in November, Dropbox on Tuesday activated a new iOS app feature that lets users open and edit Microsoft Office documents through their respective apps, with automatic syncing and saving.

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Apple's iOS App Store reaches record 7.8M daily downloads

11/24/2014, 11:11 am

Propelled by the launches of new iPhones and iPads, Apple's iOS App Store saw daily downloads surge in the month of October, reaching a record 7.8 million downloads per day.

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Apple's World AIDS Day campaign brings exclusive app content for charity, retail sales donations

11/23/2014, 10:11 pm

Apple on Sunday announced its 2014 World AIDS Day campaign that will see the company donate a portion of its holiday retail sales, as well as proceeds from a special section of the App Store called "Apps for (RED)," to the (RED) foundation's Global Fund to fight AIDS.

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Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with exclusive RED Loop Pack, available for limited time

11/23/2014, 05:11 pm

Apple on Sunday released an update to its GarageBand music authoring app that activates an option to purchase the (GarageBand)RED Loop Pack, an exclusive collections of hundreds of new instrument loops, with all proceeds going to charity.

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Roundup: The best games showcasing Apple's Metal API for iOS 8

11/20/2014, 11:11 am

The launch of iOS 8 introduced new developer tools dubbed "Metal," allowing for more advanced graphics on both the iPhone and iPad. Here are the best games out now showcasing the power of Metal.

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App Store download buttons change from 'Free' to 'Get' as in-app purchases dominate revenue

11/19/2014, 02:11 pm

With many "free" applications carrying hidden costs in the form of in-app purchases, Apple has stopped labeling free-to-download iOS apps as "Free" on the App Store, instead requiring users to tap a button that reads "Get" in order to install the software.

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Sync Solver bridges the gap between Apple's Health app and Fitbit devices

11/19/2014, 09:11 am

Users tied into the Fitbit ecosystem and frustrated by its lack of compatibility with Apple's Health app in iOS 8 can turn to a new app called Sync Solver, which automatically exports Fitbit data like steps, weight and sleep into the Health app.

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Snapchat partners with Square to debut Snapcash money transfers

11/17/2014, 04:11 pm

In a surprise announcement on Monday, ephemeral photo and video messaging service Snapchat unveiled Snapcash, a person-to-person payments platform powered by Square.

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Apple now accepting China UnionPay as payment option for Chinese App Store users

11/16/2014, 08:11 pm

As of Sunday, Apple's Chinese App Store -- now the second largest in the world -- accepts payments from China UnionPay, the country's only bank card organization and issuers of the most popular cards in China.

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VSCO Cam for IOS update brings iPad support, access to 'Journal' publishing platform

11/13/2014, 06:11 pm

Popular iOS photography app VSCO Cam received an extensive update on Thursday, bringing a newly built native iPad version, access to "Journal" publishing, filter comparisons and cloud syncing across devices.

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Gift card marketplace Raise launches Passbook-like iOS app

11/13/2014, 02:11 pm

Raise.com, a website that allows consumers to buy and sell gift cards, has introduced a new Passbook-like app for Apple's iOS, allowing shoppers to access on-the-spot savings at over 750 stores.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue will stream live & on-demand TV to Apple's iPad without cable subscription

11/13/2014, 01:11 pm

The newly unveiled PlayStation Vue TV streaming service from Sony is set to launch this month on the company's home game consoles, but shortly thereafter will make its way to a competing platform: Apple's iPad.

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SanDisk launches portable storage drive with built-in Lightning connector

11/13/2014, 12:11 pm

SanDisk on Thursday announced the new iXpand Flash Drive, the company's first USB flash drive designed specifically for Apple's iPhone and iPad, featuring a dedicated Lightning connector for transferring files on the go.

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Netflix for iOS update brings support for iOS 8, 1080p playback on iPhone 6 Plus

11/11/2014, 04:11 pm

Netflix on Tuesday issued an update for its iOS app, bringing full compatibility with Apple's latest iOS 8 operating system and 1080p playback for the new iPhone 6 Plus.

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Roundup: Some of the best iOS 8 app extensions for iPhone & iPad

11/07/2014, 11:11 am

iOS 8 offers powerful new tools to developers such as extensions, which allow third-party iPhone and iPad apps to be more flexible and interconnected than ever before. AppleInsider offers a look at some of the best iOS 8 extensions available to download on the App Store right now.

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Google Drive adds Touch ID support, Swype for iOS goes free, Apple apps get minor updates

11/06/2014, 04:11 pm

As Apple introduced minor updates to iWork, Beats Music and more, a number of other key updates hit the iOS App Store, including a temporary sale on the popular Swype keyboard from Nuance, as well as Touch ID security and iOS 8 extension support added to Google Drive.

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Philips Hue iOS 8 Notification Center widget for connected lightbulbs now available

11/06/2014, 12:11 pm

Users of the popular Philips Hue connected LED lightbulbs can now quickly control their lighting and enable "scenes" with the new easy-access Hue widget, now available for iOS 8.

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Microsoft Office for iOS overhauled to allow free creating & editing of documents without subscription

11/06/2014, 09:11 am

Dedicated versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, comprising the Microsoft Office suite, are now available for iPhone, based on a unified codebase with their iPad counterparts, and also offering both iPhone and iPad users the ability to create and edit documents for free without an Office 365 subscription.

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First look: Pixelmator 3.3 with support for 5K iMac, Handoff, Repair extension, more

11/06/2014, 08:11 am

Popular image editing software developer Pixelmator on Thursday released version 3.3 of its eponymous Mac app, bringing a host of new functions that take full advantage of Apple's latest OS X Yosemite features.

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Google Maps overhaul coming to iOS with new 'material design' look, OpenTable reservations

11/05/2014, 01:11 pm

Google announced on Wednesday that its popular Maps platform, including the free downloadable iOS application, will receive a major update in the near future, including a new look and new features, such as the ability to make restaurant reservations through OpenTable without leaving the app.

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