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Topic: App Store

Candy Crush developer withdraws US trademark application for word 'candy'

02/25/2014, 04:02 pm

King, the company behind popular iOS game Candy Crush, has abandoned its controversial pursuit of ownership of the term "candy" in the U.S., and has officially withdrawn its trademark application.

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Disney Movies Anywhere allows users to bypass Apple's store for iTunes content, comes with free movie

02/25/2014, 08:02 am

iOS device owners interested in keeping and viewing their catalog of digital Disney movies all in one place, as well as buying new titles through Apple without even needing to launch the iTunes Store, can download the new, free Disney Movies Anywhere application, which comes with a free digital copy of Pixar's "The Incredibles."

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WWE Network launches on iPhone, iPad & Apple TV, offering every PPV for $10 per month

02/24/2014, 11:02 am

Monday morning brought about the launch of the new streaming network from World Wrestling Entertainment, as well as new applications for both iOS and the Apple TV that allow users to access the content from all of their Apple devices with a $10-per-month subscription.

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Google made last-ditch effort to block WhatsApp-Facebook deal, was willing to pay more than $19B

02/20/2014, 03:02 pm

As talks between Facebook and WhatsApp began to draw to a close, Google Chief Executive Larry Page made a last-ditch effort to block the deal, and was even willing to outdo the $19 billion agreement the messaging app eventually reached with Facebook.

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Google bid $10B for WhatsApp, made separate 'odd' offer before Facebook deal was struck

02/20/2014, 10:02 am

Before WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook this week for some $19 billion in cash and stock, the messaging service was being aggressively pursued by search giant Google, which reportedly offered $10 billion and also made a unique offer in attempt to ensure it wouldn't be outbid.

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Fleksy gesture-based keyboard SDK now available to all iOS developers

02/20/2014, 08:02 am

Just over two months after launching a new SDK for their gesture-based keyboard into beta, Fleksy on Thursday announced that the free program is now open to all developers and that a slew of new apps have come on board.

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Latest additions to Apple TV development team to focus on third-party channels, content

02/19/2014, 12:02 pm

Though the Apple TV does not yet have an official App Store, Apple continues to expand the content available on its set-top box with new channels from third-party content providers, while behind the scenes it is hiring new personnel to ensure those partners are providing end users with the best possible experiences.

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Google Translate gets iOS 7 support, Clear to go free for 24 hours

02/18/2014, 03:02 pm

Google on Tuesday updated its translation app with native iOS 7 support and additional languages, while Realmac Software announced that popular to-do list app Clear will be offered for free for 24 hours.

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MetaWatch adds step counter for iPhone 5s users, Taco Bell working on mobile ordering system

02/14/2014, 12:02 pm

MetaWatch this week updated its iOS application to send basketball scores, as well as steps counted by the iPhone 5s M7 chip, to its wrist-worn accessory. In addition, fast food franchise Taco Bell has revealed it is working on a mobile ordering system that will debut on the iPhone later this year.

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BlackBerry adds voice calling to BBM, Push.co goes temporarily free with IFTTT integration

02/14/2014, 07:02 am

BlackBerry on Friday updated its BlackBerry Messenger app for iOS with a slew of new features including voice calling, while consumer push notification service Push.co is temporarily offering its own app for no cost to celebrate newly-added IFTTT integration.

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Rovio's 'Angry Birds Stella' to debut this fall with female protagonist

02/13/2014, 08:02 am

Finnish game developers Rovio on Thursday unveiled Angry Birds Stella, a new entry in the Angry Birds franchise featuring the pink, female Stella character as the game's protagonist.

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Angry Birds maker Rovio teases new fowl-featuring title on Twitter

02/12/2014, 01:02 pm

As Flappy Bird mania fades away, veteran Finnish game developers Rovio on Wednesday suggested that they would soon add another chapter to their own feathered franchise: Angry Birds.

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App Store growth makes Apple's iTunes business alone more valuable than Xerox, CBS

02/11/2014, 01:02 pm

The explosive growth of Apple's App Stores has made the company's iTunes unit one of the most valuable businesses in the world, driving more revenue than old warhorses like Xerox, CBS, and U.S. Steel.

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'Flappy Bird' developer says game was 'addictive product'

02/11/2014, 06:02 am

In a series of interviews on Tuesday, the developer of former hit indie game "Flappy Bird" Dong Nguyen said he pulled the title from the iOS App Store because playing the game was so addicting that it became "a problem."

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Shazam for iPhone gets redesigned, Chaatz enters the iOS messaging fray with profiles

02/10/2014, 02:02 pm

Popular audio identification app Shazam was updated Monday with a fresh coat of paint and the ability to more quickly access additional content, while Chaatz aims to end messaging fragmentation with a new profile-based app that can separate work from personal contacts.

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Developer of unexpected iOS hit Flappy Bird pulls title from App Store

02/09/2014, 09:02 pm

The developer behind massively popular indie game Flappy Bird removed the app from Apple's iOS App Store on Sunday, saying he 'cannot take this anymore.'

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Apple pulls Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain from iOS App Store

02/06/2014, 12:02 am

Apple on Wednesday removed Blockchain from the App Store due to an "unresolved issue," leaving some 120,000 users of the only iOS-compatible Bitcoin trading and storage app in the lurch.

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Top selections from Pebble's new smart watch app store

02/05/2014, 09:02 pm

Pebble's newly launched smartwatch app store came pre-populated with over 1,000 apps and watch faces to sift through. AppleInsider spent a few weeks with Pebble 2.0 before it debuted on Monday and dug up a few of the most useful apps to get new Pebble owners started.

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Play to Cure: new iOS game lets players help cure cancer as they surf through space

02/05/2014, 12:02 pm

British charity Cancer Research UK on Wednesday released Genes in Space, an intergalactic perpetual flight game for Apple's iOS that leverages users' in-game activity to search out patterns in DNA microarray data.

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Developers protest Candy Crush maker's 'candy' trademark with hackathon

01/31/2014, 01:01 pm

Independent game developers are fighting back against Candy Crush Saga developer King's attempt to prevent other companies from using the words "candy" or "saga" in any game-related context by releasing a flurry of candy-themed games.

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