App Store archive

  • Official Twitter app finally hits the iPhone
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    Official Twitter app finally hits the iPhone

    By 19 May 2010

    Popular iPhone app Tweetie 2 has received a major relaunch, and has become the first official Twitter app for the iPhone. Still dubbed version 3.0, with a nod to its Tweetie origins, the new app will hope to convince people to switch from rival apps like...

  • VIDEO: Sobees unofficial Facebook iPad app
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    VIDEO: Sobees unofficial Facebook iPad app

    By 11 May 2010

    We doubt that the lack of an official, native, Facebook application would stop you buying an iPad, but it might annoy you a tad once you've unboxed yours on the 28th. To bridge the gap until Zuckerberg's boffins get round to releasing one, why not try...

  • Opera finally approved on iPhone
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    Opera finally approved on iPhone

    By 13 April 2010

    Rewind your brain back to October 2008. Opera had just been blocked from running on the iPhone, with CEO Jon Setephenson von Tetzchner telling the New York Times that Apple thought that it would compete with Safari, the handset's native browser. But slowly,...

  • VIDEO: Opera Mini browser submitted to iPhone App Store
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    VIDEO: Opera Mini browser submitted to iPhone App Store

    By 23 March 2010

    Opera has confirmed that it has submitted its Opera Mini browser for the iPhone to the Apple App Store, hoping to force Apple's hand in making this a reality. While Apple has always been cagey about letting apps that replicate the core functionality...

  • Ballmer lauds iPhone App Store
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    Ballmer lauds iPhone App Store

    By 10 March 2010

    Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has issued a rare pat on the back to arch-rivals Apple, complimenting it for the job it's done on the App Store. The CEO said: "Apple's done a very nice job that allows people to monetize and commercialize their intellectual...

  • Apple pulls Wi-Fi detection apps
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    Apple pulls Wi-Fi detection apps

    By 4 March 2010

    Apple has suddenly and inexplicably subjected the App Store to its whims, once more. This time around, it's Wi-Fi hotspot detecting apps that have been removed from sale. Apple hasn't given the developers of the removed applications much clue as to what...

  • Apple adds, removes, explicit App Store category
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    Apple adds, removes, explicit App Store category

    By 25 February 2010

    In the wake of the furore over Apple's removal of apps with "objectionable" content from the App Store, it appears as if the company might be toying with the idea of sectioning it off instead. According to a developer, Apple sneakily added an "Explicit"...

  • Apple's sex ban made official
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    Apple's sex ban made official

    By 23 February 2010

    Apple's ban on the Wobble iBoob app has been extended to cover more than 5000 others which the company claims contain "objectionable content" - objectionable content that was deemed fine for months beforehand. Apple says that it has responded to complaints...

  • ASBOrometer app launches for the iPhone and Android
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    ASBOrometer app launches for the iPhone and Android

    By 19 February 2010

    A new iPhone and Android app has launched that takes government data on ASB statistics and presents it to consumers in an easy-to-consume map-based format. In other words, the ASBOrometer will tell you just how many Anti-Social Behaviour Orders have been...

  • Apple bans boobs from App Store?
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    Apple bans boobs from App Store?

    By 19 February 2010

    The developer of an iPhone application got a chilling email from Apple over the weekend - the kind that all developers dread. It told him that his app - "Wobble iBoobs" - was being removed from the App Store due to a policy change to remove "sexual content"....

  • Opera Mini on iPhone demoed, and unlikely to see the light of day
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    Opera Mini on iPhone demoed, and unlikely to see the light of day

    By 18 February 2010

    Opera has been busy showing off its Opera Mini browser offering on the iPhone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; completely set in the belief that Apple will be unable to decline entry of its browser into the App Store when it submits it in...

  • BBC favours iPhone with new Sports and News apps
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    BBC favours iPhone with new Sports and News apps

    By 17 February 2010

    Out at the Mobile World Congress event, the BBC has announced it is to offer a new range of free applications that will deliver BBC services to a range of smartphones including iPhones, BlackBerry and Android handsets. BBC director of future media and...

  • BIC lighter iPhone app joins innumerous others on App Store
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    BIC lighter iPhone app joins innumerous others on App Store

    By 12 February 2010

    Lighter brand BIC is a little late to the concert with its new iPhone app that joins a whole host of such offerings in the App Store, both branded and not. "A new application from BIC means gig lovers can still show their devotion to a band thanks to...

  • iPod gets The Beatles music...
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    iPod gets The Beatles music...

    By 11 February 2010

    If you've been dying to hear some Fab Four tunes emanating from your Apple iPod touch or iPhone then there's a workaround for you that's just been launched. While the world waits for The Beatles back catalogue to go officially digital, a Beatles-themed...

  • VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids
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    VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids

    By 3 February 2010

    QBooks are new ebooks designed specifically for children for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, described as the world's first touch-enabled and interactive read-along storybook. From Penguin in New Zealand and Kiwa Media, a QBook offers "Swipe-to-Read"...

  • IntelAppUp.com app store live for netbook owners
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    IntelAppUp.com app store live for netbook owners

    By 8 January 2010

    It seems Samsung is not the only company to reveal app store plans at CES, as Intel has unveiled IntelAppUp.com, a new online marketplace offering widgets for netbooks. Partnering with Acer, Asus, Dell, and Samsung, at this stage, the store is now live...

  • "Legal" App Store rival launches at CES
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    "Legal" App Store rival launches at CES

    By 6 January 2010

    What's being billed as the "world's first legal App Store alternative" has been officially launched at Sin City's CES show. Described as "a platform that offers a viable, robust and legal alternative to iTunes", the online store has been developed by...

  • VIDEO: Nude It iPhone app promises to let you see people nekked
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    VIDEO: Nude It iPhone app promises to let you see people nekked

    By 6 January 2010

    Careful where you point that thing, as the Nude It app for iPhone promises to turn your iPhone into a handheld device that shows people bare naked. Described as a "funny Augmented Reality application for the iPhone that lets you see through clothes",...

  • BBC launches Good Food Healthy Recipes app
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    BBC launches Good Food Healthy Recipes app

    By 5 January 2010

    The BBC has announced that it's launching a new app for the iPhone and iPod which caters for all you foodies. Called the BBC Good Food Healthy Recipes App and available from the Apple App store now, it aims to help users of the Apple devices stick to...

  • Apple App Store hits 3 billion downloads
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    Apple App Store hits 3 billion downloads

    By 5 January 2010

    Apple has officially announced that more than 3 billion apps have now been downloaded from the App Store by iPhone and iPod touch users worldwide. The new milestone has been reached an astonishing 2 calendar months since Apple revealed it had hit the...

  • First five... BlackBerry apps to download
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    First five... BlackBerry apps to download

    By 30 December 2009

    So you've just got a new BlackBerry. Aren't you the lucky one? Whether it's for work or for pleasure, there are thousands of apps you can download to suit virtually every situation. However, while you can get apps for specific tasks there's no point getting...

  • First five... iPhone apps  to download
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    First five... iPhone apps to download

    By 29 December 2009

    Aren't you the lucky new owner of a shiny iPhone? Congrats, but with over 100,000 apps to choose from, what should be the first batch of apps that you download? Of course this will vary massively on what sort of person you are and what gadgets you've...

  • iTunes "12 days of Christmas" freebies kick off
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    iTunes "12 days of Christmas" freebies kick off

    By 26 December 2009

    Did you get an iPod or iPhone for Christmas? Then you'll be happy to hear Apple is offering free content to help you get it filled up. As is becoming a Yule tradition, Apple is running its "12 days of Christmas" promotion, this means from Boxing Day until...

  • Broken down in the snow and ice? There's an app for that
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    Broken down in the snow and ice? There's an app for that

    By 24 December 2009

    There's an iPhone app that claims it can help motorists struggling with finding help in the current hazardous driving conditions, as Britain tries to make it home for Christmas. A new ATA iPhone app from The Institute of the Motor Industry can help drivers...

  • Wallace & Gromit iPhone comic a success
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    Wallace & Gromit iPhone comic a success

    By 23 December 2009

    Wallace & Gromit are the latest to report success via Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch, with good news for their "Wallace & Gromit 1: The W Files" e-comic. In celebration of the duo's 20th anniversary the first ever digital comic had been...