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Lodsys drops patent suit against developer in exchange for mutual charity donation

08/08/2013, 12:08 pm

Lodsys, an intellectual property owner infamous for filing patent infringement lawsuits against iOS app developers, has settled with one company in exchange for a charity donation.

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Apple outages affect App Store, iTunes & FaceTime for hours

08/07/2013, 03:08 pm

Lingering issues with Apple's Internet-based services caused its company's digital storefronts and FaceTime video chat to be unavailable for some users for hours on Wednesday.

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Twitter introduces two-step verification with iOS app update

08/06/2013, 05:08 pm

In a point update to its native iOS app on Tuesday, Twitter brings a host of upgrades to users, including a new photo gallery view, improved search and enhanced security with two-step verification.

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CBS spat with Time Warner Cable extends outage to network's official iPad, iPhone apps

08/05/2013, 08:08 am

A contract dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable has prevented millions of customers not only from viewing CBS channels on their television set, but also through the network's official applications for iPad and iPhone.

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Apple Store app for iOS now giving away paid apps for free

08/02/2013, 11:08 am

Apple began pushing free content to its Apple Store iOS app on Friday, with users now able to download a typically paid app for free.

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OpenTable will enable diners to pay for meals through its iPhone app

08/02/2013, 08:08 am

Waiting for a check at a restaurant may soon become a thing of the past, as online reservation giant OpenTable has begun testing its own mobile payments system, allowing diners to settle their tab directly from their iPhone.

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Netflix launches multi-user accounts on iOS, Apple TV, other platforms

08/01/2013, 09:08 am

Netflix on Thursday rolled out a long-awaited feature to its iOS and Apple TV apps, allowing subscribers to maintain separate profiles for individual users sharing one account.

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Imgur for iOS brings viral images to iPhone and iPad

07/31/2013, 10:07 pm

Imgur released its first official iOS app this week, offering a browsable and searchable version of the popular online viral picture, meme and GIF repository to Apple's portable devices.

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Google Play takes top spot in downloads, but Apple's App Store still tops revenue

07/31/2013, 03:07 pm

Based on sheer volume of downloaded apps, Google Play for Android has finally surpassed its rival app repository, according to the latest study, but the App Store still maintains a strong edge in terms of revenue generated for developers.

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Adobe Ideas gains stylus support, Camera+ adds combined effects options

07/31/2013, 01:07 pm

Adobe has added stylus support to its freeform iOS drawing app, Ideas. Meanwhile, popular picture taking application Camera+ has been updated to add a range of new effects and features.

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FileMaker discontinuing Bento, will remain available to buy through Sept. 30

07/31/2013, 10:07 am

Apple subsidiary FileMaker, Inc., announced this week that it will discontinue development of its Bento consumer database application in order to better focus on developing its remaining products.

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XCOM publisher touts success with premium price point on Apple's iOS App Store

07/31/2013, 09:07 am

While some view mobile app pricing as a race to the bottom, Take-Two Interactive believes their $19.99 premium price point for its console-quality "XCOM" title has proven quality software can command a higher price.

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Amazon updates Kindle iOS app with book searches, slides by App Store purchasing rules

07/30/2013, 04:07 pm

With the latest Kindle for iOS app, Amazon is for the first time offering in-app book searches and previews, the latter including a clever mechanism for purchasing an e-book without having to pay out a percentage to Apple.

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US government proposes new rules for transparency in app data collection

07/26/2013, 01:07 pm

With mobile devices collecting and storing increasingly personal data on users, a new set of government proposals is aimed at making clearer the amount and type of information mobile apps are able to collect from both users and devices.

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Google to retire Google+ Local for iOS on August 7

07/25/2013, 09:07 pm

In an email being sent to Google Maps users, the Internet search giant announced that it will be retiring localized dining, shopping and entertainment discovery app, Google+ Local for iOS, on August 7.

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Yahoo's updated Fantasy Sports app brings mobile drafting to iOS

07/25/2013, 05:07 pm

Yahoo on Thursday released the 2013 version of its Fantasy Sports app for the upcoming NFL season, offering a revamped look, performance improvements, and the ability to draft players from an iPhone or iPad.

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Djay 2 launches for iPad, Nike+ Running gains fitness challenges

07/25/2013, 10:07 am

The successor to Algoriddim's Djay app hit the App Store on Thursday, while Nike's Nike + Running app got new tracking and bragging rights features in the form of Nike+ Challenges.

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Google Drive iOS app updated with clickable Web links, new spreadsheet functions

07/24/2013, 05:07 pm

Google on Wednesday pushed out a minor update to its cloud-connected Google Drive iOS app, bringing hooks to the mobile versions of Safari and Chrome, as well as a new way to insert columns and rows into spreadsheets.

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EA making more money through Apple's iOS App Store than its own Origin service

07/24/2013, 12:07 pm

Major games publisher Electronic Arts revealed this week that it makes more money from Apple's iOS App Store than any retail distributor, including Best Buy, GameStop, or even its own Origin digital download service.

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Apple refunds $6,131 iTunes bill for 8-year-old's unauthorized in-app purchases

07/22/2013, 10:07 pm

Apple may have made changes to its in-app purchasing protocols to safeguard against unwanted charges by minors, but the Cupertino company still shelled out more than $6,000 in order to cover the unauthorized purchases one British eight-year-old posted to her father's account.

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