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Topic: App Store

Snapchat for iOS update lets users chat, hold impromptu video calls

05/01/2014, 09:05 am

Time-limited image sharing app Snapchat on Thursday announced Chat, a new feature that allows users to send text messages to each other and connect through a live video chat with one tap.

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Hulu to offer free ad-supported viewing on iPhone, iPad this summer

04/30/2014, 03:04 pm

Popular video streaming service Hulu, which currently requires users to subscribe to its "Plus" service to view content on their iPhone or iPad, will begin offering free viewing of select ad-supported programming on mobile devices this summer.

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Google unveils standalone iOS apps for editing Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

04/30/2014, 02:04 pm

Internet search giant Google on Wednesday announced a trio of new native mobile applications on Apple's App Store that will allow iOS users to edit and create Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides from their mobile device.

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Microsoft Office for iPad updated with support for Apple's AirPrint

04/29/2014, 12:04 pm

Microsoft's Office for iPad now ties even more tightly into Apple's ecosystem, as the touch-friendly productivity suite has been updated with support for the wireless AirPrint standard, along with a few other new features and assorted bug fixes for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Facebook Messenger gets new sharing options, McDonald's updates Happy Studio app for kids

04/29/2014, 12:04 am

iOS users who keep in touch with friends and relatives using Facebook Messenger now have easier ways to share photos and videos with each other, while McDonald's added a slew of new entertainment options to its Happy Studio app for children.

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ComiXology ceases iOS in-app purchases following Amazon acquisition

04/26/2014, 06:04 pm

After being bought by online retailer Amazon, digital comics platform ComiXology has discontinued its legacy iOS application and issued an entirely new release that lacks a digital storefront, allowing the company to avoid Apple's 30 percent cut of in-app purchases.

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Facebook buys 'Moves' fitness tracking app for Apple's iPhone

04/24/2014, 11:04 am

Yet another Silicon Valley power entered the "quantified self" race on Thursday when Facebook acquired the developers behind Moves, an iPhone app that allows users to create an "activity diary" by automatically recording walking, cycling, and running.

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RunKeeper for iOS adds 'Goal Coach' for personalized guidance and motivation

04/24/2014, 11:04 am

Popular iPhone fitness application RunKeeper saw a significant update on Thursday with the addition of "Goal Coach," a new free feature that allows users to set achievable but challenging goals as they train.

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Opera 'Coast' for iOS brings the enjoyment back to mobile Web browsing

04/24/2014, 08:04 am

Opera Software on Thursday launched Coast version 3.0, a Web browser for Apple iOS devices that eschews extraneous onscreen buttons and text boxes for intuitive gesture controls and contextual pop-out menus. The end result is a tidy full-screen surfing experience.

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IMDb for iOS adds TV & Amazon Prime listings, Nike+ Move gets internationalized

04/23/2014, 03:04 pm

Two noteworthy new updates hit the App Store on Wednesday as television and movie database IMDb added TV listings and the ability to check titles' Amazon Prime ability, while Nike's Nike+ Move gained a number of localizations and stability improvements.

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Developers get new app content descriptions, rating systems in iTunes Connect update

04/22/2014, 10:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to developers notifying them of changes to iTunes Connect that may impact how the company rates their apps, including a new rating system for the Brazilian App Store and territory-specific restrictions.

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Apple adds 'In-app purchase' warning to iOS App Store, iTunes lists

04/22/2014, 07:04 pm

In a change to the iOS App Store pushed out alongside Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has added labels to listed apps and games that include in-app purchases, with the notifications showing up in both iOS and desktop versions of iTunes.

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Apple updates iWork apps for iOS with stability improvements and bug fixes

04/22/2014, 05:04 pm

Coming on the heels of Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has issued updates to all iWork for iOS apps with unnamed stability and bug fixes.

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1Password 4.5 for Apple's iOS overhauled with focus on speed, productivity

04/22/2014, 09:04 am

Popular password management tool 1Password was given a major update on iOS on Tuesday, with the new version 4.5 sporting AirDrop support, always-available search, and support for multiple and shared vaults.

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Mailbox 2.0 brings automated actions, preference syncing via Dropbox

04/21/2014, 09:04 pm

Dropbox's popular Gmail and iCloud client Mailbox was updated on Monday with a new automation feature called "Auto-swipe," the ability to sync preferences across multiple devices and routine performance enhancements.

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Apple and Google bring fight for exclusive games to mobile

04/21/2014, 04:04 am

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Apple and Google are actively pursuing game developers with special incentives to make sure big name titles come to their respective platforms first.

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Beats Music enables in-app subscriptions with latest update in bid for more users

04/18/2014, 08:04 pm

Beats Music, the streaming radio arm of the Beats empire, updated its iPhone app on Friday with the notable addition of in-app subscriptions, meaning the company is now paying Apple's usual 30 percent commission on new sign-ups.

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Facebook updates Paper app with notifications, photo comments, 'new story' buttons, more

04/18/2014, 07:04 pm

Facebook on Friday rolled out a an update to its newsreader-style alternative Paper, adding a number of new features that bring the app more in line with the company's flagship iOS title.

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Yahoo gives Flickr complete overhaul with new design, HD video and image search

04/17/2014, 06:04 pm

With its release of the revamped Flickr 3.0 iOS app on Thursday, Yahoo continues its push to bolster the photo capture, storage and sharing service by adding features already on competing apps like Instagram.

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Facebook unveils new 'Nearby Friends' geolocation meetup feature

04/17/2014, 02:04 pm

Facebook users will now have an easier time meeting up with friends at social events or planning group activities using the social network's new Nearby Friends feature, an opt-in service that alerts friends when they are close to each other.

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