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Topic: App Store

App Store growth makes Apple's iTunes business alone more valuable than Xerox, CBS

02/11/2014, 01:02 pm

The explosive growth of Apple's App Stores has made the company's iTunes unit one of the most valuable businesses in the world, driving more revenue than old warhorses like Xerox, CBS, and U.S. Steel.

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'Flappy Bird' developer says game was 'addictive product'

02/11/2014, 06:02 am

In a series of interviews on Tuesday, the developer of former hit indie game "Flappy Bird" Dong Nguyen said he pulled the title from the iOS App Store because playing the game was so addicting that it became "a problem."

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Shazam for iPhone gets redesigned, Chaatz enters the iOS messaging fray with profiles

02/10/2014, 02:02 pm

Popular audio identification app Shazam was updated Monday with a fresh coat of paint and the ability to more quickly access additional content, while Chaatz aims to end messaging fragmentation with a new profile-based app that can separate work from personal contacts.

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Developer of unexpected iOS hit Flappy Bird pulls title from App Store

02/09/2014, 09:02 pm

The developer behind massively popular indie game Flappy Bird removed the app from Apple's iOS App Store on Sunday, saying he 'cannot take this anymore.'

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Apple pulls Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain from iOS App Store

02/06/2014, 12:02 am

Apple on Wednesday removed Blockchain from the App Store due to an "unresolved issue," leaving some 120,000 users of the only iOS-compatible Bitcoin trading and storage app in the lurch.

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Top selections from Pebble's new smart watch app store

02/05/2014, 09:02 pm

Pebble's newly launched smartwatch app store came pre-populated with over 1,000 apps and watch faces to sift through. AppleInsider spent a few weeks with Pebble 2.0 before it debuted on Monday and dug up a few of the most useful apps to get new Pebble owners started.

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Play to Cure: new iOS game lets players help cure cancer as they surf through space

02/05/2014, 12:02 pm

British charity Cancer Research UK on Wednesday released Genes in Space, an intergalactic perpetual flight game for Apple's iOS that leverages users' in-game activity to search out patterns in DNA microarray data.

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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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