App Store archive

  • Apple iTunes 2009 best sellers revealed
    Audio

    Apple iTunes 2009 best sellers revealed

    By 8 December 2009

    Apple has revealed the iTunes best sellers of the past year, giving a glimpse as to what Apple fans are spending their money on. Also revealed are the results of the iTunes Best Album 2009 and iTunes Best Song 2009 as selected by the iTunes UK editorial...

  • 1011 iPhone apps pulled from App Store
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    1011 iPhone apps pulled from App Store

    By 8 December 2009

    Some shenanigans have been taking place over at Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch App Store, where 1011 apps, all from the same developer, have been pulled. The developer is called Molinker, and sells a large number of photography applications. A reader of...

  • iTunes "12 days of Christmas" announced for this year too
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    iTunes "12 days of Christmas" announced for this year too

    By 4 December 2009

    As is becoming a Yule tradition, Apple has announced it is to run its "12 days of Christmas" promotion again this year. In a festive nutshell, this means from Boxing Day until 6 January, those with an iTunes account can nab one free piece of content each...

  • Steve Jobs intervenes over app store rejection
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    Steve Jobs intervenes over app store rejection

    By 2 December 2009

    Steve Jobs has personally stepped in to revert the rejection of an application - Knocking Live Video - in the App Store, after the developer sent him a pleading email. The app was rejected for using a private API - a feature that hasn't been approved...

  • Shazam goes PRODUCT RED
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    Shazam goes PRODUCT RED

    By 24 November 2009

    Shazam has announced it's going (PRODUCT)RED with a special charity edition app now available for the iPhone on the App Store. Offering the same music discovery features as the premium Shazam Encore app, there's also new content related to (PRODUCT)RED....

  • VIDEO: Cover Up iPhone app masks toilet noises
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    VIDEO: Cover Up iPhone app masks toilet noises

    By 19 November 2009

    Need to make a loud noise in a public toilet? Yes, you guessed it, there's an app for that too with the launch of "Cover Up". The app creates more socially acceptable noises than the ones you're likely to make during a trip to the loo, such as running...

  • Windows Mobile App Marketplace opens to all
    Phones

    Windows Mobile App Marketplace opens to all

    By 17 November 2009

    Microsoft's Windows Mobile Application Markplace has opened a little wider to encompass any handset running Windows Mobile 6.0 or above. Previously, it was only available to handsets running the very latest version - Windows Mobile 6.5. The catalogue...

  • VIDEO: Official Harry Potter iPhone app launches
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    VIDEO: Official Harry Potter iPhone app launches

    By 16 November 2009

    Muggles everywhere can become fledgling wizards with the help of a new iPhone and iPod touch app. Warner Bros' digital arm is offering the new spell app that "will turn iPhones and iPod touches into magic wands". Offering over ten "spells" the app can...

  • TomTom confirms iPhone app update
    Phones

    TomTom confirms iPhone app update

    By 12 November 2009

    TomTom has now confirmed what Pocket-lint brought you news of back in early October - that its iPhone app is soon to receive a free software update. The free update, which TomTom says is being submitted to Apple - almost as we type - for its approval,...

  • Shazam launches new paid-for "Encore" iPhone app
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    Shazam launches new paid-for "Encore" iPhone app

    By 9 November 2009

    Shazam has announced the launch of the previously promised "premium" version of its iPhone app called Shazam Encore. A paid-for download, as opposed to the previous free offering, Shazam is promising new functionality including improved speed performance....

  • Daily Tech Deal: LogMeIn Ignition iPhone app gets discounted
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    Daily Tech Deal: LogMeIn Ignition iPhone app gets discounted

    By 6 November 2009

    Something for the weekend? Any iPhone or iPod touch owners may well be interested in today's tech deal, as LogMeIn is putting its award-winning Ignition for iPhone application on sale. LogMeIn Ignition for iPhone and iPod touch normally retails at £17.99,...

  • 12 Apps worth jailbreaking your iPhone for
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    12 Apps worth jailbreaking your iPhone for

    By 4 November 2009

    Who needs official apps (all 100,000 of them) when there are a handful of apps that aren't approved and available to anyone wishing to "Jailbreak" their iPhone. With BlackRa1n now unlocking the latest 3.1.2 firmware and Apple's app process going potty...

  • App Store hits 100,000 apps milestone
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    App Store hits 100,000 apps milestone

    By 4 November 2009

    Apple has now officially announced that the App Store has hit the 100,000 available apps milestone. Apple iPhone and iPod touch customers across 77 countries have downloaded well over 2 billion apps, making the App Store not only the largest, but the...

  • Haynes manuals hit the iPhone
    Phones

    Haynes manuals hit the iPhone

    By 2 November 2009

    Haynes, publisher of the famous Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals, has released the first Haynes iPhone app with help from developer Gourmet Pixel. The Haynes App - "as intuitive and simple to use as the classic Haynes repair manual" - features step-by-step...

  • MailTones iPhone app launches
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    MailTones iPhone app launches

    By 28 October 2009

    Electric Pocket’s new MailTones iPhone app offers the ability to set a different email alert for each friend, family member or colleague in their address book. In the words of the developer: "MailTones helps to distinguish high priority emails your...

  • "Ask the Hoff" iPhone app launches
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    "Ask the Hoff" iPhone app launches

    By 27 October 2009

    David Hasselhoff has launched an iPhone app that "promises to answer all of life's questions". "Ask The Hoff", now available in the iTunes App Store for a not extortionate 59p (or 99 cents), works on the premise that the Hoff's brain has been uploaded...

  • Amazon offers iPhone shopping app in UK
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    Amazon offers iPhone shopping app in UK

    By 26 October 2009

    Amazon.co.uk has announced its Amazon App for iPhone and iPod touch, launched in the States back in 2008, is now available from the App Store to users in the UK. The Amazon App connects customers to their Amazon.co.uk account and offers purchasing using...

  • Elgato EyeTV pulled from App Store
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    Elgato EyeTV pulled from App Store

    By 19 October 2009

    Elgato, a company that makes TV watching software for Macs, released an iPhone application at the end of September which allowed users to watch live television and previously made from their handset when in range of a Wi-Fi connection. Except that it...

  • Rock Band now available in App Store
    Gaming

    Rock Band now available in App Store

    By 19 October 2009

    Exactly as rumoured, Rock Band for the iPhone has now appeared in the App Store. EA made the app official shortly after the game was spotted in a mobile showreel for the company, and it's now available in the App Store for £6 or $10, depending on which...

  • Apple brings "In App Purchase" to free iPhone apps
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    Apple brings "In App Purchase" to free iPhone apps

    By 16 October 2009

    With "In App Purchase" said to be being "rapidly adopted" by iPhone developers, Apple has announced that such functionality will now be available to be built into free apps, rather than just paid-for. This will mean that free iPhone and iPod touch applications...

  • CoPilot Live for iPhone gets updated again
    Phones

    CoPilot Live for iPhone gets updated again

    By 13 October 2009

    The CoPilot Live iPhone GPS navigation app has received its second update in 2 months. This latest update adds new features including in-app safety camera updates, the claim of improved GPS performance in walking mode and the ability to use the iPhone's...

  • App Store downloads top two billion
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    App Store downloads top two billion

    By 28 September 2009

    Apple has revealed that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. This follows on from the 1.5 billion mark hit in July this year, a year on from the App Store's launch. Claiming the service is "the largest applications store...

  • VIDEO: Tick Talk iPhone app reads you the news
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    VIDEO: Tick Talk iPhone app reads you the news

    By 23 September 2009

    iPhone developer Wirus has cooked up an application called Tick Talk that'll let you wake up to the headlines. The app grabs the news from the Web via an RSS feed (which you can specify the source of) and then reads it out in a creepy robotic voice. The...

  • BabyBuilder iPhone app launches
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    BabyBuilder iPhone app launches

    By 22 September 2009

    If you've currently got one in the oven, or are planning to do just that, then there's a new iPhone app that claims to give you a glimpse of what your offspring will look like. Taking an image of "mom" and dad, the app uses "complex facial mapping and...

  • Apple builds App Store Resource Center
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    Apple builds App Store Resource Center

    By 22 September 2009

    Apple has made a new service to registered iPhone developers called the App Store Resource Centre. The centre is designed to help developers through the steps required to submit, gain approval and manage the applications they create and place on the App...