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Topic: App Store

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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Facebook debuts new 'Paper' reading app, Carrot Fit brings snarky weight tracking to iOS

01/30/2014, 01:01 pm

Social networking giant Facebook is set to give users a new way to explore and discover content both on and off the service with its upcoming Paper app, while Carrot Fit aims to help users lose weight with what the company calls a 'sadistic' approach.

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SwiftKey Note app arrives on Apple's iOS with Evernote integration

01/30/2014, 09:01 am

Popular Android keyboard alternative SwiftKey came to iOS Thursday with the release of SwiftKey Note, a standalone note-taking application that integrates with digital archiving service Evernote.

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Twitter updated with new reply & photo options, Voicemail + offers message transcription

01/29/2014, 03:01 pm

Microblogging service Twitter on Wednesday updated their official iOS app to give users new ways to reply to tweets and interact with photos on the service, while U.K. residents pining for a replacement Apple's Visual Voicemail have a new option in Voicemail +.

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Gmail for iOS bug may have caused users to accidentally remove messages

01/29/2014, 09:01 am

Google on Wednesday began notifying some users of Gmail's first-party iOS app that they may have inadvertently removed messages they intended to keep thanks to a now-rectified software error.

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Realmac updates Ember image collation apps for iOS and Mac

01/28/2014, 06:01 am

Realmac Software on Tuesday released all-new versions of its image collecting and syncing title Ember, adding annotations to the iOS app and over 50 tweaks and enhancements to the powerful Mac version.

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Apps: 5by video suggestions, Moodies emotion analysis, SwiftKey gesture note taking

01/23/2014, 02:01 pm

Thursday saw 5by's personalized video recommendation service and Moodies' long-awaited verbal emotion analysis enter the App Store fray, while a new report suggested that a SwiftKey-enabled note taking app could soon makes its own debut.

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Pocket adds AirPlay support, Facebook tests mobile ads in third-party apps

01/22/2014, 03:01 pm

Popular 'DVR for the web' app Pocket was updated Wednesday to add support for AirPlaying saved videos to Apple TV, while social media behemoth Facebook announced a mobile ad pilot program that may be the company's first step toward competing with Apple's iAds.

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AppleInsider's ads-free iPad app now available on the App Store

01/21/2014, 10:01 am

AppleInsider today is excited to announce the availability of its ads-free, subscription-based iPad app on Apple's App Store, delivering an uninterrupted browsing experience that comes wrapped in a flexible and elegant multi-touch interface designed from the ground up with readers in mind. And we want everyone to download it for free and give it a whirl for 30 days, with absolutely no strings attached.

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Beats Music subscription Internet radio service launches with iOS app

01/21/2014, 02:01 am

Beats on Tuesday launched an iOS app for its eponymous Internet radio service slated to officially start operations later today, adding yet another music streaming option from which iPhone and iPod touch owners can choose.

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VLC for iOS gets Google Drive downloads, Dropbox streaming in update

01/20/2014, 07:01 pm

Popular multimedia content viewer VLC on Monday received a substantial update with a new-for-iOS 7 UI, an improved library and hooks into Google Drive and Dropbox.

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Following security controversy, Starbucks patches iOS app with new 'safeguards'

01/17/2014, 07:01 am

Starbucks on Friday quickly responded to criticism after it was discovered that its iOS payment app does not encrypt users' login information, with a new update that promises additional "safeguards" for customers.

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FTC commissioner says in-app purchase punishment against Apple 'has no foundation'

01/16/2014, 02:01 pm

One member of the Federal Trade Commission believes the regulatory body's decision to slap Apple with a $32.5 million consent decree over accidental in-app purchases was without merit, and stated his case in a public dissenting opinion.

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Starbucks' iOS app found to store user credentials in plain text [u]

01/16/2014, 09:01 am

Coffee megachain Starbucks is under fire over their data security practices after it was discovered that the company's iOS payment app does not encrypt customers' login information.

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Briefly: Apple updates WWDC 2013 app to fix login and video issues [ux2]

01/15/2014, 10:01 pm

More than half a year after Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference ended, the company has released an update to the official WWDC iOS app to fix an issue where developers were unable to watch videos.

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Google Play Movies & TV now available for iOS

01/15/2014, 05:01 pm

Google on Wednesday released an iOS version of the company's Google Play Movies & TV, granting users playback and streaming access to content purchased online or on an Android device.

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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.

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Umoove app brings head tracking to iOS, Horizon adds orientation-independent video capture

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.

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Mobile app use surged 115% in 2013, messaging & social apps saw most growth

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.

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Sunrise Calendar goes universal, Confide brings off-the-record messaging to Apple's iOS

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.

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