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Apple to instate country-specific app taxes in EU starting Jan. 1

12/17/2014, 08:12 pm

In an email sent out to iTunes Connect members on Wednesday, Apple reminded developers of an upcoming value-added tax (VAT) rate policy change that will see customers pay fees based on their country of residence rather than other EU locales with lower taxes.


Pixelmator unveils major updates for iPad and Mac, Fleksy adds extensions and GIFs

12/17/2014, 10:12 am

Three hefty updates hit the Mac and iOS App Stores this week, as popular Apple-centric image editor Pixelmator added a number of new features and performance fixes on both the iPad and Mac, while third-party iOS keyboard Fleksy introduced extensions and usability improvements.


Updated Google Drive gets iOS 8 extensibility support, Instagram adds filter management and new filters

12/16/2014, 06:12 pm

In a pair of app updates on Tuesday, Google rolled out an update to its Google Drive app with support for iOS 8 extensibility, which lets users upload documents and files to the cloud from outside sources, while Instagram introduced five new photo filters and management tools.


Google Wallet adds Touch ID support, Amazon brings Goodreads to Kindle for iOS

12/16/2014, 12:12 pm

Two of tech's biggest names unveiled significant updates to some flagship iOS apps this week, with Google allowing Wallet users to authenticate using their fingerprint and Amazon adding Goodreads integration and unlimited reading to its Kindle app.


ShopKeep offering merchants free Apple Pay-compatible hardware in bid to compete with Square

12/15/2014, 11:12 am

ShopKeep on Monday updated its point-of-sale app for iPad to support Apple Pay contactless payments, and the company is also offering free Apple Pay-compatible hardware to new merchants who adopt its system.


Indie game 'Papers, Please' to return full nudity option after initial rejection from Apple

12/12/2014, 06:12 pm

Apple's app review team caused a small fracas this week when it forced award-winning game "Papers, Please" remove pixelated nudity prior to a debut on iPad. But the company changed course on Friday, suggesting the game's developer resubmit the title with a user-selectable full nudity option.


Workflow for iOS aims to simplify automation of complex multi-step tasks

12/12/2014, 10:12 am

A newly launched iOS application dubbed "Workflow" enables users to drag and drop combinations of more than 100 different actions to create automated and complex workflows.


Google introduces 'material design' to iOS in app update, Apple fixes TestFlight app bugs

12/11/2014, 05:12 pm

An update to Google's flagship search app for iOS on Thursday brings the company's new "material design" user interface and Google Maps integration, while a new version of Apple's TestFlight beta testing app fixes minor bugs.


'Send To' function expected to arrive in Transmit for iOS after Apple changes course

12/11/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple has apparently changed its mind on allowing "Send to iCloud Drive" functionality within apps, and has asked for the popular FTP application Transmit for iOS to be resubmitted to the App Store.


Microsoft launches new MSN apps for news, health, sports, finance & food

12/11/2014, 09:12 am

Microsoft on Thursday debuted five new applications under its MSN banner for Apple's iOS, offering aggregated content from Bing covering a range of topics including news, sports and money.


eBay updates iPad app with new look and features, offers special discounts on Apple accessories

12/09/2014, 05:12 pm

Online auction giant eBay on Tuesday announced a batch of exclusive iPad accessory deals to celebrate the rollout of its redesigned iPad app, which sports a completely new interface designed for a more engaging experience.


Transmit for iOS restricted from using iCloud Drive, forced to delete all share sheet options

12/08/2014, 05:12 pm

In its latest puzzling App Store policy assertion, Apple has reportedly blocked Panic from adding the standard iOS Share Sheet to its Transmit file transfer app due to an unwritten policy that "forbids apps from uploading content to iCloud Drive unless the content was created in the app itself."


Pixelmator, Beyonce, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Fargo' lead Apple's iTunes Best of 2014 awards

12/08/2014, 08:12 am

Apple on Monday debuted its curated list of the best content available from its various digital platforms, including apps, music, movies, books, podcasts and more.


Review: iPhone-connected BACtrack Mobile breathalyzer with HealthKit support

12/07/2014, 04:12 am

With Bluetooth connectivity and Apple HealthKit integration, the BACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer for iPhone brings the "quantified self" trend to a new category: alcohol consumption.


Square releases Caviar restaurant delivery app, Tomb Raider II comes to iOS

12/04/2014, 03:12 pm

Two interesting new apps hit the App Store recently, as payments company Square unveiled a new app for its Caviar restaurant delivery service, while game studio Square Enix brought another classic game to Apple's portables with Tomb Raider II.


Apple loses appeal for 'App Store' trademark in Australia

12/02/2014, 07:12 pm

An Australian court on Wednesday local time tossed Apple's appeal of a prior ruling that found the "app store" moniker not available for trademark because the term is too descriptive.


Apple releases Final Cut Pro 10.1.4 and Xcode 6.1.1 with feature additions, bug fixes

12/02/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its pro-level video editing app Final Cut Pro with minor feature additions and bug fixes, while the latest Xcode release addresses crashing issues experienced when coding in Swift.


Pandora for iOS gets a new look in beta, American Express app adds Touch ID login

12/02/2014, 02:12 pm

Starting Tuesday, some users of popular streaming radio app Pandora began seeing a beta preview of a new user interface on their iPhone. Plus, American Express cardholders can now view their account information using Touch ID.


Apple sends rare push notification ad promoting App Store's (RED) campaign

12/01/2014, 09:12 pm

Apple on Monday sent out a rare self-promoting iOS push notification regarding the iOS App Store's (RED) campaign to help fight AIDS, though the unsolicited message turned out to be a cause of concern for certain users.


Best of Cyber Monday: Free and deeply discounted apps for iOS and OS X

12/01/2014, 06:12 pm

On the biggest e-sales day of the year, app developers are getting in on the action with hefty Cyber Monday price cuts on popular titles for iOS and Mac, including half-price and free deals for Fantastical, Assassin's Creed Pirates, Pixelmator for Mac and more.