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Topic: App Store

Contentious 'After School' returns to App Store, '1Password for Mac' gets time-based two-step verification

04/07/2015, 03:04 pm

The controversial high school messaging app After School has returned to the iOS App Store after a fourth-month ban, while 1Password for Mac has been updated with a time-based two-step verification system, and Adobe's Reader app for iOS has been rebranded and relaunched under the Acrobat DC flag.

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Apple launches unprecedented campaign across storefronts to hype iTunes debut of 'Star Wars'

04/07/2015, 12:04 pm

All six "Star Wars" films are being promoted and can be preordered from the App Store, iBookstore, and iTunes Store, as Apple is heavily hyping this Friday's digital debut of the legendary film series.

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Apple reportedly purchased startup Ottocat to bolster App Store search functionality

04/06/2015, 06:04 pm

A report on Monday claims Apple quietly acquired startup Ottocat to bolster App Store search functionality, specifically pertaining to the store's "Explore" feature that surfaces titles for users browsing app categories.

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Microsoft debuts Office Lens for iPhone, OmniFocus 2 goes universal on iOS

04/02/2015, 05:04 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released a new scanning app for the iPhone, Office Lens, while Omni Group's OmniFocus 2 has become a universal title on iOS, eliminating the need for separate iPhone and iPad downloads of the professional task manager.

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Twitter's Periscope tackles interface and bug issues, Waze gets speed boosts, traffic bar

04/02/2015, 01:04 pm

Twitter today released its first update to Periscope, solving a variety of early glitches and interface issues, while Google upgraded its Waze navigation app to be faster and offer several new features, such as a traffic bar.

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First look: Adobe Slate for iPad is an easy-to-use tool for creating compelling visual stories

04/02/2015, 09:04 am

Building on a growing base of mobile creativity app offerings, Adobe on Thursday launched Slate, an iPad-only tool that lets users construct and publish online visually striking presentations, newsletters, reports and more.

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TweetDeck for Mac gets catch-up update, Facebook debuts Riff video app for iPhone

04/01/2015, 02:04 pm

Twitter today released its first major TweetDeck for Mac update since August, bringing support for features like Teams and group messages, while Facebook launched Riff, an app for shooting and sharing collaborative videos.

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Apple asks developers to submit WatchKit apps for fast approaching Apple Watch launch

03/31/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a notice to its development community, asking for applications based on the new WatchKit tools for Apple Watch to be submitted to the App Store.

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Smartphone users becoming more discerning about the apps they use, Gartner says

03/31/2015, 01:03 pm

Six years into the current incarnation of the mobile app marketplace, a recent survey suggests that while smartphone owners have not lost their appetite for new apps, developers hoping to make it into users' everyday rotation have a higher bar to reach.

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Meerkat works around Twitter social graph, Vine gets 720P update, and Instapaper adds 'speed reading'

03/27/2015, 05:03 pm

A trio of popular media apps received updates Friday, with live broadcasting app Meerkat gaining upgrades to compete with Twitter's Periscope, while Vine moves to 720p video and Instapaper adds Instant Sync and Twitter "textshots."

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Apple Watch support comes to flurry of iPhone apps ahead of April launch

03/26/2015, 04:03 pm

A collection of iPhone apps -- such as Evernote, Dark Sky, and the New York Times -- were updated today to support the Apple Watch, even though the wearable isn't shipping until April 24.

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Yet another outage hits Apple's App Store & iTunes, preventing searches, discovery & downloads

03/25/2015, 11:03 am

Apple's cloud-based woes continue to reappear, with a major outage hitting the App Store, iTunes Store and other digital storefronts on Wednesday, seemingly affecting users around the world and preventing them from searching for and downloading apps or other content [updated].

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First look: Fantastical 2 for Mac brings advanced calendaring to OS X Yosemite

03/25/2015, 09:03 am

After launching a successful follow-up to popular calendar app Fantastical for iPhone and iPad, developer Flexibits returns its attention to Mac with Fantastical 2 for OS X, bringing a slew of new features like Today widgets and extensibility support.

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iOS 8.3 allows users to turn off password requirement for free App Store downloads

03/24/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple's pre-release betas of iOS 8.3 include an option to disable password entry when downloading free applications from the App Store, removing a potential inconvenience for users.

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Twitter experiments with autoplay video ads on iPhone and iPad apps

03/23/2015, 07:03 pm

Twitter on Monday initiated an ad engagement test through its iOS apps that will cause sponsored video ads to automatically play on select iPhone and iPad devices in the U.S.

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New Apple TV with App Store would enter Apple into $35 billion home gaming market

03/23/2015, 11:03 am

With software sales for traditional game consoles and PCs projected to reach $35 billion this year, one analyst believes a new Apple TV with a dedicated App Store could have a noticeable impact on the company's bottom line.

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Fully-functional Launcher returns to App Store, Pixelmator for iPad gets watercolors

03/19/2015, 10:03 am

Popular shortcut app Launcher has been allowed back into the iOS App Store with all of its original features, while Pixelmator for iPad has been updated with a large assortment of improvements, including watercolor tools.

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Vine gains offline viewing mode, Camera+ gets widget support in latest updates

03/18/2015, 06:03 pm

Twitter's Vine app got an update on Wednesday that brings background video caching support for offline viewing, while popular photo app Camera+ now sports full iPhone 6 and 6 Plus optimization and a quick access Notification Center widget.

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The Whole Pantry vanishes from App Store, Apple Watch app showcase

03/18/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple has removed an app called The Whole Pantry from the App Store and the Apple Watch app showcase, following recent controversy surrounding its backer, Australian healthy-living celebrity Belle Gibson.

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Hundreds of iOS apps vulnerable to HTTPS-based FREAK attack

03/17/2015, 06:03 pm

A report on Tuesday points out that a recent SSL/TLS vulnerability dubbed "FREAK" is not restricted to Web browsers and can affect mobile apps, leaving hundreds of iOS apps open to potential man-in-the-middle attacks.

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