App Stores archive

  • Adobe Photoshop Express now available for Windows 8 and RT
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    Adobe Photoshop Express now available for Windows 8 and RT

    By 18 May 2013

    There are some really good apps for Windows 8 now, but they are still the exception, rather than the rule. Happily, Adobe has launched Photoshop Express to help increase the numbers of useful programmes for Windows 8 and RT users. The app, which is free...

  • Pokki Windows app store launches in beta
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    Pokki Windows app store launches in beta

    By 28 June 2011

    The app revolution continues at a pace, with SweeLabs' Pokki going live in beta form. The San Diego startup's crack at the crowded app store arena takes a different approach from the norm however - there's no mobile angle here. It's desktop based with...

  • Samsung plans unified app store
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    Samsung plans unified app store

    By 7 January 2010

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung has announced that it'll be rolling all of its disparate app stores into one monster app store that will serve all of your appy needs in a single place. At the moment, the company offers different...

  • Mozilla: Fennec will kill app stores
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    Mozilla: Fennec will kill app stores

    By 18 December 2009

    Mozilla has sounded the death knell for the concept of the app store, predicting that they will die following the release of its mobile version of Firefox, Fennec. Tough talk, but the company reckons that apps create problems for developers who have to...

  • Adobe Photoshop for mobile Android edition launched
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    Adobe Photoshop for mobile Android edition launched

    By 6 November 2009

    Adobe Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone app has come to the Android platform the company has announced. Following on from the launch of the iPhone app in the US in October, the company has rolled out the "Free" app on the Google OS. The Android application...

  • Microsoft outlines latest app plans for Marketplace
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    Microsoft outlines latest app plans for Marketplace

    By 14 July 2009

    Microsoft has outlined further plans for its latest version of Windows Mobile application store on Tuesday. In a blog post, the company has confirmed that it will be opening up its Marketplace app store for submissions on the 27 July in countries including...

  • Nokia Ovi Store launch to be bigger than the App Store's
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    Nokia Ovi Store launch to be bigger than the App Store's

    By 8 May 2009

    Nokia's as-yet-unconfirmed-when launch of its answer to the App Store - the Ovi Store - is to be the biggest such launch of its kind, according to Forbes. Niklas Savander, Nokia's executive vice president of services, says the Ovi Store will debut with...

  • iDonkeyKong iPhone game launches
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    iDonkeyKong iPhone game launches

    By 23 April 2009

    Mobile phone game "iDonkeyKong" has launched for the iPhone and iPod touch, created by developer VeryGames. A clone of Nintendo's classic platformer Donkey Kong, it's not official, and as the Pocket-Gamer blog points out, will likely be yanked very soon....

  • Radio Times launches iPhone app
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    Radio Times launches iPhone app

    By 21 April 2009

    The Radio Times has announced its TV and radio listings are now available via an application on the Apple App Store. The app for iPhone and iPod touch users will allow browsing of Radio Times' listings including 7 day's worth of TV and radio programme...

  • Most popular iPhone app revealed
    Gaming

    Most popular iPhone app revealed

    By 7 April 2009

    comScore has revealed what it states is the iPhone application with the "largest installed base among applications downloaded from the Apple App Store". It seems that the most popular iPhone app crown goes to Tapulous' "Tap Tap Revenge" with 32% of Apple...

  • Babelgum updates mobile video app and launches in US
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    Babelgum updates mobile video app and launches in US

    By 23 March 2009

    Independent web TV service Babelgum has released a new version of its mobile video application in the UK and Italy, and launched it for the first time across the pond in the US as well. Babelgum mobile was first launched in December last year and saw...

  • Apple reveals iPhone 3.0 software with 100 new features
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    Apple reveals iPhone 3.0 software with 100 new features

    By 17 March 2009

    At a press event in the US, Apple has unveiled its iPhone 3.0 OS software with over 1,000 new API functions. Highlights include the long-awaited ability to cut, copy and paste, MMS messaging, A2DP Bluetooth, peer to peer Bluetooth hook-up, subscription-based...

  • National Rail Enquiries offers iPhone app
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    National Rail Enquiries offers iPhone app

    By 17 March 2009

    National Rail Enquiries is offering an application for iPhone owners that will offer them train times, and more, on their handsets. As well as the travel information you'd find on the National Rail Enquiries site, the app uses the iPhone's built-in GPS...

  • Tweetie 1.3 gets App Store approval
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    Tweetie 1.3 gets App Store approval

    By 11 March 2009

    Apple has finally approved an application it had mistakenly initially rejected for displaying "offensive language". Twitter tool Tweetie's 1.3 update had been refused by Apple's App Store approval team as its Twitter trend search view - created from Twitter...

  • iPhone apps see high drop-off rate
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    iPhone apps see high drop-off rate

    By 23 February 2009

    Despite the App Store achieving fantastically high numbers of downloads - 500 million at the last count - it seems most of the widgets purchased don't have any kind of longevity. Only 30% of people who buy an iPhone application are still using it the...

  • iPhone iGirl app gives us the creeps
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    iPhone iGirl app gives us the creeps

    By 12 February 2009

    So we've seen some weird apps for the iPhone, and some useless ones, but the new iGirl app frankly just gives us the creeps. With the rather ominous tagline "She obeys", the iGirl app will set you back just 59p and provide you with your own "virtual girl...

  • 9-year-old writes iPhone app
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    9-year-old writes iPhone app

    By 5 February 2009

    A 9-year-old from Singapore has written an application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Lim Ding Wen's painting program called "Doodle Kids", has been downloaded over 4000 times from the App Store in 2 weeks. "Doodle Kids", that was apparently written for...

  • App-cracking "Crackulous" available
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    App-cracking "Crackulous" available

    By 3 February 2009

    A piece of software has been released that strips copy protection from iPhone applications, meaning they can be distributed and shared. Described as "instantaneous app-cracking", the application, "Crackulous" is said to be the easiest solution yet for...

  • Apple planning $20 iPhone games
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    Apple planning $20 iPhone games

    By 30 January 2009

    It seems Apple is getting more serious about pushing the iPhone as a gaming platform, if recent rumours are to be believed. The company is said to be planning a "premium" games section in its App Store that will see games introduced at the $19.99 price...

  • Apple approves wobbling boobs app for iPhone
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    Apple approves wobbling boobs app for iPhone

    By 22 January 2009

    Apple has approved the "Wobble" app for the iPhone, notable as it shows how much more relaxed the company is becoming towards official iPhone applications. Following the news that Apple is now allowing third-party browsers for the handset, as well as...

  • Facebook for iPhone gets 2.1 update
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    Facebook for iPhone gets 2.1 update

    By 19 January 2009

    Facebook for iPhone got an update earlier this month that sees the app released as version 2.1. The changes for the updated version are mainly bug fixes with fewer crashes promised. In addition, timestamps are now correct for all timezones, long inbox...

  • App Store hits 500 million downloads
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    App Store hits 500 million downloads

    By 16 January 2009

    Apple has announced that over 500 million apps have been downloaded from the App Store, only a month on from revealing that the figure had hit 300 million. The news - proudly displayed on the Apple.com homepage - is a major milestone for a service that...

  • Apple approves third party web browsers for iPhone
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    Apple approves third party web browsers for iPhone

    By 14 January 2009

    It seems Apple has begun approving third party web browsing applications for the iPhone platform. MacRumours reports that a number of new apps have begun appearing over the last 24 hours. Apple has been criticised in the past for its approach to approving...

  • Apple Keynote Remote iPhone app launches
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    Apple Keynote Remote iPhone app launches

    By 7 January 2009

    Apple's Keynote Remote application, announced as part of a wider iWork 09 refresh during the Apple keynote speech at Macworld in San Fran, is now available to buy in the UK. With Keynote Remote, users can control their Keynote slide presentation on their...

  • Apple relaxes App Store rules
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    Apple relaxes App Store rules

    By 15 December 2008

    Back in September we brought you the news that Apple had rejected a "pull my finger" fart joke iPhone application from the App Store. Well, good news for those with the toilet-humour funny bone, as it seems the company has u-turned on its decision to...