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Topic: App Store

Mobile app downloads grow 11% in Q1 2013, revenues hit $2.2B

04/08/2013, 01:04 pm

The overall app market for smartphones and tablets grew to $2.2 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2013, according to new figures out from Canalys.


iOS app discovery tool AppGratis pulled for violating Apple's App Store rules

04/08/2013, 10:04 am

Apple's App Store rules have resulted in the removal of iOS download discovery service AppGratis, which may have violated a newly instituted restriction on promotion.


Apple pulls book-selling iOS app in China due to government-banned titles

04/04/2013, 10:04 am

Just days after Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized to customers in China over warranty issues, his company has continued its efforts to placate the country's government by pulling a book-selling iOS application.


Apple adds age rating tags to iOS App Store descriptions

04/04/2013, 12:04 am

In a slight tweak to the App Store, Apple recently began highlighting apps' recommended age ratings by adding a small informational box located directly below a title's developer credits, possibly in response to growing concern from parents over in-app content.


Rdio's new Vdio service adds social networking layer to video-on-demand

04/03/2013, 05:04 pm

Rdio, the popular subscription-based music streaming app, has finally launched the long-awaited Vdio service, granting existing Rdio Unlimited subscribers access to movie and TV content with strong tie-ins to social networks.


SkyDrive for iOS update suggests Microsoft & Apple resolved their dispute

04/03/2013, 12:04 pm

After months of behind-the-scenes hold-ups, an update to SkyDrive for iOS arrived in the App Store on Wednesday, signaling that Microsoft and Apple have apparently made amends.


Apple's Reno iCloud data center taps AT&T's latest DWDM tech

04/03/2013, 09:04 am

Apple's $1 billion iCloud data center near Reno, Nevada taps into the latest technology in data signaling to bring high speed Internet services from the desert to users. Here's what's involved in the mega "information superhighway" project.


Apple reports 80,000 new U.S. jobs created by iOS App Economy within 2012

04/02/2013, 06:04 pm

Incredible growth in Apple's iOS App Store has doubled its payouts to developers (now totaling over $8 billion) and sparked the creation of over 80,000 new jobs directly related to building software for Apple's mobile platform within the last year.


New subscription-based Playboy app for iOS skirts porn rules by leaving the skirts on

04/01/2013, 10:04 am

As landmark men's magazine Playboy lands on Apple's iPhone in the form of a new subscription-based app, it will bring a little something extra in its new incarnation: namely, clothes.


Editorial: Where does Apple take iOS next?

03/30/2013, 01:03 pm

This summer, Apple is expected to unveil iOS 7 and new devices to run it, with rumors ranging from new form factors (including an "iWatch") to revisions of the existing iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.


In-app purchases from 'freemium' titles account for 71% of iPhone app revenue

03/29/2013, 11:03 am

A new study showcases the dominance of "freemium" titles on Apple's iOS platform, as in-app purchases made through free apps accounted for 71 percent of total iPhone app revenue in the month of February.


State-owned Chinese film studio sues Apple for $500,000 over App Store downloads

03/29/2013, 09:03 am

Tensions between Apple and China's government appeared to mount on Friday, with news emerging of a state-owned film production company having filed suit against the iPhone maker, seeking just over half a million dollars in damages.


Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion & Compressor in push to win back pro users

03/28/2013, 01:03 pm

Alongside a new marketing push from Apple to promote its professional-grade video editing software, the company also pushed out a trio of software updates on Thursday for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor.


New York magazine's new iPad app looks to define the future of print + digital publishing

03/28/2013, 12:03 am

Timed with the magazine's 45th anniversary, New York is set to launch a newly redesigned iPad app that takes full advantage of Apple's iOS platform, and could serve as the new standard bearer for print magazines on tablets.


BMW rolls out four new apps for integration with Apple's iOS

03/27/2013, 03:03 pm

BMW on Wednesday announced four new BMW Approved apps for Apple's iPhone, bringing owners of both items a range of new music and connectivity options.


Facebook Messenger gets VOIP; Evernote adds document search

03/25/2013, 09:03 am

Facebook Messenger users on iOS in the U.K. and other parts of Europe will get a software update on Monday enabling Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) calling within the app. Meanwhile, note syncing service Evernote has added a new search feature for subscribers to its premium service.


Apple adds in-app purchase warning to 'freemium' App Store titles

03/22/2013, 04:03 pm

Attempting to lessen the incidence of unauthorized excessive in-app purchases, Apple quietly added a feature to App Store listings that points out when a free app features paid in-app content.


iTunes estimated to rake in in $2B per year, thanks to Apple's software division

03/22/2013, 02:03 pm

Once a break-even business used to drive sales of Apple's high-margin hardware, the iTunes Store is now estimated to be raking in more than $2 billion per year, due largely to the inclusion of its in-house software development teams.


Mailbox e-mail client fills 1M reservations, adds 'shake to undo' in update

03/21/2013, 09:03 pm

Dropbox-owned Mailbox announced on Thursday that it has filled one million reservations as part of a rolling release to iPhone users, and is marking the event by issuing version 1.1 of the app which adds "shake to undo" to its feature set.


Apple ID security improved with new two-step verification option

03/21/2013, 03:03 pm

Apple on Thursday improved its security system for Apple ID accounts tied to services like iCloud and iTunes, offering users two-step verification for when making changes to an account.