App Store archive

  • The Daily (iPad) hands-on
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    The Daily (iPad) hands-on

    By 2 February 2011

    Costing a mammoth $30 million to set up and launch, and approximately $500,000 per day to run, Rupert Murdoch's latest venture, The Daily, is no mere application. The iPad-only (for now) multimedia news service may not be the most original of concepts,...

  • Gameloft trials try-before-you-buy iPhone games
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    Gameloft trials try-before-you-buy iPhone games

    By 2 February 2011

    Gameloft, purveyor of iOS games which are as brilliant as they are unoriginal, has taken the bold step of offering its newest title, Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden, for free in the App Store. But there's a catch - you'll only get a taster of the game's...

  • Apple rejects Sony Reader app
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    Apple rejects Sony Reader app

    By 1 February 2011

    The Sony Reader app has been rejected by the Apple App Store gatekeepers over in Cupertino, according to a report in the New York Times. The reason - that Apple doesn't want developers putting forward apps whereby content can be sold without the transactions...

  • Apple tweets from official App Store Twitter account
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    Apple tweets from official App Store Twitter account

    By 25 January 2011

    If you wanna know what's hot in the world of Apple apps, then you may want to consider following the newly created AppStore Twitter account, which has been verified as an official Apple stream. @AppStore went live on Monday and already has almost 80,000...

  • Double Brit winners in Apple's 10 billionth app $10,000 giveaway
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    Double Brit winners in Apple's 10 billionth app $10,000 giveaway

    By 24 January 2011

    Just like the Golden Globes, the Brits have swept up once again when it comes to awards over in California - this time with the winner and developer of Apple's 10 billionth app download contest both hailing from our green and pleasant land. Gail Davis...

  • 60 App Store apps per Apple device make up 10 billion figure
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    60 App Store apps per Apple device make up 10 billion figure

    By 17 January 2011

    You may have read on Friday that Apple is edging ever closer to breaking the 10 billion figure for App Store downloads. And market intelligence site Asymco has done some neat analysis of the number and created a few fascinating graphs. Firstly, plotting...

  • Apple nears 10 billion App Store downloads
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    Apple nears 10 billion App Store downloads

    By 14 January 2011

    Apple has set up a special web-page with a count-down (or count-up, rather) to the, staggering, 10,000,000,000th app download from the App Store. And, if you nab the 10 billionth app then you'll win yourself a $10,000 iTunes voucher. We know, a $10,000,000,000...

  • Microsoft seeks an end to Apple's App Store exclusivity
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    Microsoft seeks an end to Apple's App Store exclusivity

    By 12 January 2011

    App Store, Market, App World, Marketplace....it doesn't really matter what manufacturers call their software application emporiums does it? Well, according to Microsoft it does, as the Redmond-based company has filed a motion to dismiss its rival Apple's...

  • VLC for iPhone and iPad pulled from the App Store
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    VLC for iPhone and iPad pulled from the App Store

    By 10 January 2011

    The VLC app for the iPhone and the iPad has been removed from the App Store - less than four months after it first went live. The removal is due to an issue arising between the GNU General Public License, which licenses VLC and and the Apple App Store...

  • Apple: There's a trademark for that
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    Apple: There's a trademark for that

    By 12 October 2010

    Getting a trademark for your well known slogan? There's an app for that. There isn't really, but we thought it worked well as an opening line for a story about Apple being awarded a trademark for the catchphrase. The line, which has taken on meme status...

  • Flash to iPhone packager seeing success
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    Flash to iPhone packager seeing success

    By 10 September 2010

    It's all systems go for Adobe's Flash to iPhone complier after Apple eased some of the strict programming rules for app submissions for the App Store. The Packager for iPhone feature is included in Flash Professional CS5, although Adobe had said that...

  • Apple to publish App Store Review Guidelines and relax developer restrictions
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    Apple to publish App Store Review Guidelines and relax developer restrictions

    By 9 September 2010

    It's been a constant bone of contention for app developers worldwide, what exactly does Apple look for when it's deciding on an application's suitability for official distribution? Or, more likely, why has Apple turned down an app? Obviously, sauciness...

  • iStethescope: Can the iPhone replace the stethoscope?
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    iStethescope: Can the iPhone replace the stethoscope?

    By 31 August 2010

    A clever chap by the name of Peter Bentley has come up with an iOS app that monitors people's heartbeat through sensors in the phone. An average of 500 downloads of iStethoscope are being recorded everyday after a free version was introduced last week. ...

  • There's now 250,000 apps for that
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    There's now 250,000 apps for that

    By 30 August 2010

    New data shows that Apple has quietly passed the 250,000 app marker at the App Store. According to 148apps.biz, a site that covers iPhone development news and information for the community, by the community; at the time of writing Apple is featuring 252,894...

  • VIDEO: iPhone Gyro Air Drums
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    VIDEO: iPhone Gyro Air Drums

    By 10 August 2010

    Now, we're not claiming to be Tommy Lee or Dave Grohl here (heck, we wouldn't even suggest we were Phil Collins) but don't you need two sticks to play the drums properly? I suppose you could, in theory, use two different iPhone 4s to get a more realistic...

  • Apple urges app fans to "Try Before You Buy"
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    Apple urges app fans to "Try Before You Buy"

    By 6 August 2010

    Apple has made it a bit less of a chore to find the best free apps in the App Store, by introducing a new featured section called "Free in The App Store". Within the new section there are three sub-categories, "New & Noteworthy", "Try Before You Buy"...

  • VIDEO: BBC News app bullets-in to the App Store
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    VIDEO: BBC News app bullets-in to the App Store

    By 23 July 2010

    The BBC is going live with its iOS news apps - according to the corporation they should be hitting the App Store today (23 July). The BBC's man in charge of apps, David Madden, has stated in his blog: "Our aim is to develop a set of core public service...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Flick Football (iPad/iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Flick Football (iPad/iPhone)

    By 22 July 2010

    Yesterday's App of The Day was brilliant. So brilliant in fact that so many people downloaded it, that it stopped working properly. But that app was a real game changer. Today's is more your quick burst of fun type of app. It's not likely to create a...

  • Flipboard: Too popular for its own good
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    Flipboard: Too popular for its own good

    By 22 July 2010

    In our App of the Day yesterday, we waxed lyrical about Flipboard - the personalised social media based iPad magazine. We may have even muttered the words "one of the best iPad apps that has surfaced so far". Well, it seems like it wasn't just us who...

  • APP OF THE DAY - The Elements (iPad)
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    APP OF THE DAY - The Elements (iPad)

    By 30 June 2010

    You know you can't get enough of the old app of the day action, so if you're feeling a bit jittery a clammy eager to get your app fix then this should do the trick. What we have here is something that no one should be without, not just because it'll help...

  • APP OF THE DAY - ECB Cricket (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY - ECB Cricket (iPhone)

    By 29 June 2010

    The World Cup may be over as far as England is concerned, but patriotic sports fans need not despair for too long because, and whisper this quietly, we're actually pretty ruddy good at cricket at the moment - at least in the short form of the game. Not...

  • Amazon Kindle app gets audio and video makeover
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    Amazon Kindle app gets audio and video makeover

    By 28 June 2010

    Amazon has released an update to its Kindle apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that allows for the embedding of audio and video features within its ebook titles. Now, not only is this a rather nifty little feature, it also raises two very significant...

  • Apple to unveil its very own app
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    Apple to unveil its very own app

    By 14 June 2010

    In the past we've been accused here at Pocket-lint of being Apple fanboys and refusing to utter a bad word about all things big-A. Not true, of course, but if you did want further proof that we're not afraid to criticise Cupertino's most famous resident...

  • Stephen Fry lands on your iPad
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    Stephen Fry lands on your iPad

    By 26 May 2010

    Stephen Fry, whose love of all things tech and gadgetry is well known, has launched his own dedicated iPad app. FryPad will take all of the content from Fry's website and make it iPad friendly. The app will feature all of Fry's writing from stephenfry.com,...

  • iPad App Store goes live in the UK
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    iPad App Store goes live in the UK

    By 20 May 2010

    Early iPad adopters, who ordered their iPads directly from the States rather than waiting for its official launch here in Blighty, are now able to access the App Store directly from their new favourite toy. Up until now, UK iPad users had to download...