Topic: App Store
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
12/27/2013, 08:12 am
The second day of Apple's newly-expanded "12 Days of Christmas" promotion originally made the pilot episode of popular television drama "Once Upon a Time" a free download for U.S. users, but it has since changed to the iOS game "Tiny Thief" without explanation [updated].
12/27/2013, 03:12 am
A first-of-its-kind website and corresponding service was rolled out on Thursday by CTIA - The Wireless Association with an intent to inform mobile device users about app data use and their impact on wireless data plans.
12/26/2013, 03:12 pm
A pair of interesting new releases hit Apple's App Store the day after Christmas, as GenArts's Vivoom app lets users add more than 100 different effects to video clips before sharing them on social networks, while Mindly helps to create mind maps with a slick user interface.
12/20/2013, 09:12 pm
Popular photo and video messaging service Snapchat on Friday released an update to its iOS app, bringing a host of new features including "smart filters" and the ability to replay one snap per day.