Topic: App Store
12/06/2013, 03:12 pm
Apple on Friday enabled iBeacon location-aware transmitters at all of its U.S. retail stores, giving the company the ability to easily provide product information and allow shoppers to quickly check out via their iPhone. But initial tests by AppleInsider show the use of iBeacons remains limited at launch, suggesting bigger things are yet to come.
12/04/2013, 04:12 pm
Apple on Wednesday announced its "Holiday Cheer" Christmas playlist in the Apple Store app, inviting users to download eight holiday classics for free from the iTunes Store.
12/04/2013, 03:12 pm
Google on Wednesday updated its official "Wallet" application for Apple's iOS, giving users the ability to add a credit card to the service by simply taking a picture of their card.
12/04/2013, 01:12 pm
Oracle's Java infringement case against Google's Android is reportedly nearing a reversal of last year's original finding that defended Android. Meanwhile, Google is focusing new attention on Chrome web apps rather than a continuation of Android's original "embrace and extend" Java strategy.
12/03/2013, 04:12 pm
Popular PDF review and annotation app PDF Expert has been updated with an all-new design and a slew of new features, while RealMac's well-reviewed OS X image collection app makes a move to Apple's mobile devices.
12/03/2013, 01:12 am
Two popular iOS apps received updates on Monday, with WhatsApp getting a makeover more consistent with iOS 7's "flat" design aesthetic, while drawing app Paper prepares for its new Pencil stylus.
11/29/2013, 05:11 am
Black Friday has brought an assortment of software deals from Apple's AppStore and third parties, and AppleInsider is also offering an exclusive, lowest-price ever on the No. 1 selling speech-to-text software, Dragon Dictate for Mac 3.0, as well as the R/C Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera.
11/27/2013, 10:11 am
Despite Android's significantly larger installed base, iOS continues to dominate in monetization with a five-times-greater return rate for developers -- a sign that Cupertino's market segmentation strategy is paying dividends for application creators.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas coming to iOS with controller support, Infinity Blade free for Black Friday
11/26/2013, 02:11 pm
Rockstar Games is set to bring a third installment of the wildly popular Grand Theft Auto series to iOS featuring support for Made for iPhone game controllers, while Epic Games has made mobile blockbuster Infinity Blade free for a limited time.
11/26/2013, 11:11 am
The App Store's famously finicky search tool has reportedly received an update designed to return more accurate results when search terms or app names have been misspelled.
11/22/2013, 12:11 am
Popular cloud storage company Dropbox on Thursday released the latest version of its iOS app, with a completely new design for iOS 7 and improved user interface for the iPad.
11/21/2013, 05:11 pm
In a slew of software releases on Thursday, Apple introduced new versions of its iWork apps for both Mac and iOS, while the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule received a firmware update to fix reported issues.
11/21/2013, 05:11 pm
After years of requests from third party developers, Apple has included the first video preview of an app within the App Store: a minute long "trailer" promoting featured app Clumsy Ninja.
11/21/2013, 04:11 pm
Two of cable television's heavyweight content providers pushed intriguing updates to their iOS apps on Thursday, as ESPN refreshed its popular ScoreCenter app and HBO added support for Chromecast wireless streaming to HBO Go.
11/20/2013, 09:11 am
The iPad gained a bespoke Apple shopping experience Wednesday as a new Apple Store app designed specifically for the company's tablets hit the App Store, bringing a gesture-based user interface and a listing of trending products.
11/19/2013, 07:11 pm
Microsoft on Tuesday released an Xbox One-compatible version of its SmartGlass companion app, bringing remote control and other interactive features to the iOS platform ahead of the gaming console's release.
11/19/2013, 01:11 pm
The stitched-leather look of Apple's Find My Friends app for iPhone and iPad is now a thing of the past, with a new update on Tuesday eschewing skeuomorphism for an iOS 7-style flatter design.
11/18/2013, 08:11 am
Apple's iOS platform is widely considered to have the best mobile application ecosystem, and a new analysis of the App Store comparing it to Google Play for Android and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire supports the notion that Apple remains head and shoulders above the competition.
11/15/2013, 12:11 pm
After months of delays, Google's iTunes Match competitor and all-you-can-listen subscription music service officially made its way to the iOS App Store on Friday, providing access to both All Access subscriptions as well as standard Google Play Music features.
11/14/2013, 12:11 pm
Apple on Thursday issued a major update for its iBooks application, giving it a cleaner and simpler look in line with the company's design for the iOS 7 platform.