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Microsoft Office for iPad hits 12M downloads one week after debut

04/03/2014, 05:04 pm

Microsoft on Thursday announced Office for iPad downloads hit the 12 million mark after just one week of availability, illustrating pent-up demand for an iPad port of the software giant's productivity suite.

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IFTTT adds iOS push notification support, Faster Than Light comes to iPad

04/03/2014, 04:04 pm

Popular web-based automation and productivity service "If This, Then That" now allows users to add iOS push notifications into their recipes, while computer spaceflight simulator Faster Than Light has come to Apple's iPad.

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Pebble Smartwatch iOS app update brings new Pebble apps, sharing options

04/02/2014, 09:04 pm

Two days after releasing a buggy update to its Pebble Smartwatch iOS app, Pebble on Wednesday pushed out a patched version of the title that offers users all-new apps and sharing capabilities.

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NYT releases NYTNow subscription-based app, Fantastical 2 comes to iPad

04/02/2014, 05:04 pm

Two interesting new developments hit the App Store this week, as the New York Times officially released its iOS-first "NYTNow" subscription app and replacement calendar Fantastical 2 launched a new iPad version.

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Apple updates iWork for iOS, OS X and iCloud with enhanced usability, graphics tweaks

04/01/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a series of updates to the iCloud versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, including new iOS and OS X app versions, as the company continues to refine its web-based productivity suite.

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Microsoft's Office for iPad suite dominates App Store charts after one day of availability

03/28/2014, 06:03 pm

About 24 hours after debuting on the iOS App Store, Microsoft's Office for iPad productivity suite has taken over the first three Top Free Apps seats, with the fourth going to the redesigned OneNote.

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Microsoft takes Office Mobile for iPhone free on launch of Office for iPad

03/27/2014, 07:03 pm

On the heels of Office for iPad's introduction, Microsoft on Thursday dropped subscription requirements for the iPhone version of its productivity suite.

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Apple confirmed to take 30% cut of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions purchased in Office for iPad apps

03/27/2014, 06:03 pm

It was confirmed on Thursday that Apple will garner its stipulated 30 percent share of Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the new Office for iPad app, which launched at a special event earlier today.

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Twitter adds photo tagging feature, bumps attached photo limit to four per tweet

03/26/2014, 05:03 pm

Twitter on Wednesday announced two new additions to its ubiquitous microblogging platform, including a photo tagging feature and a loosening of the per-tweet picture cap.

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Apple updates iTunes Movie Trailers app with notifications, Rotten Tomatoes reviews

03/26/2014, 01:03 am

Apple on Tuesday brought a few useful additions to its iTunes Movie Trailers app, including a new notification system for shows to be released in theaters or the iTunes Store and in-app critic reviews from Rotten Tomatoes.

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Apple testing 'Related' App Store search results to boost app discovery

03/25/2014, 01:03 am

According to reports late Monday, Apple may be planning on rolling out a new app discovery feature for the iOS App Store as users have spotted a new option that suggests terms related to a given search.

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Twitter to pull #music app from App Store, shut down services in April [u]

03/21/2014, 07:03 pm

After a year-long run, Twitter #music will be pulled from the iOS App Store on Friday, while the corresponding service will shut down in mid April.

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Apple highlights indie games with new iOS App Store section

03/21/2014, 01:03 am

In a change to the iOS App Store late Thursday, Apple debuted the new "Indie Game Showcase," a special section that will regularly highlight one independent developer and their favorite titles.

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Medium launches on iOS as read-only app focused on content curation

03/20/2014, 09:03 pm

Blogging platform Medium on Thursday launched its first iOS app, a read-only content aggregator that allows users of the online service to quickly browse followed collections, view recommendations and find new stories of interest.

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Starbucks updates app with iOS 7 theme, virtual tip jar and 'shake-to-pay'

03/20/2014, 05:03 pm

Starbucks, one of the first companies to include support for rechargeable payment cards in Passbook, updated its app on Thursday, adding a new "flat" iOS 7 aesthetic, "shake-to-pay" and digital tipping.

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Burger King to take e-wallet purchasing nationwide with new mobile app

03/19/2014, 08:03 pm

Fast food giant Burger King will roll out a mobile app in April that will let users pay for food at more than 7,000 locations in the U.S., expanding on the company's BK Crown Card program already available on Apple's iOS.

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Microsoft Office for iPad to reportedly debut as soon as Mar. 27 [u]

03/17/2014, 05:03 pm

A report on Monday claims Microsoft's long-awaited Office for iPad may hit the App Store as soon as Mar. 27, as CEO Satya Nadella is expected to announce the app during a scheduled "mobile first, cloud first" press event next week.

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Apple updates Apple Store apps with notification tweaks for iPhone, gift card buying for iPad

03/14/2014, 06:03 pm

Apple on Friday rolled out an update to its Apple Store iOS app, which are separate downloads for iPhone and iPad, bringing enhanced in-store notifications to the former and gift card purchases to the latter.

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Apple adds 'Sharing Selfies' section to iOS App Store

03/13/2014, 10:03 pm

Apple on Thursday added to its App Store a section dedicated to apps that make it easy to share "selfies," a term coined to describe self-portraits users of smartphones and other devices post to social media networks.

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Amazon takes online sales management mobile with Amazon Seller iOS app

03/06/2014, 08:03 pm

Amazon on Wednesday released Amazon Seller, an iOS app that acts as a portable toolbox for merchants with accounts with the Internet sales giant to initiate sales, manage products and communicate with customers.

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