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Former president of the Apple Products Division Jean-Louis Gassee has written an interesting blog post bemoaning the lack of App Store curation. The post will find a sympathetic ear from anyone who has tried searching for relevant apps on the App Store before. Despite Apple's effort to improve...

March 4th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Ping wasn't the only Apple service to go offline at the tail end of September. Chomp, an app search engine purchased by Cook and Co. earlier this year, also closed up shop. In the spring, the service discontinued support for Android apps, and now its entire website and iOS application have been sh...

October 2nd 2012 at 1:39pm 0 Comments
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It's taken a bit longer than we expected, but following Apple's acquisition of app search engine Chomp, the Android option has now been cut out from its homepage. We're now left with the choice between iPhone and iPad categories, alongside existing shortcuts for popular freebies and apps on sale,...

April 30th 2012 at 12:41am 0 Comments
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Just over two months after Apple acquired the app discovery service Chomp, the company has removed features that allowed users to search for Android apps in addition to iOS apps. Chomp is a search tool that lets users to search for an app based on what it can do, instead of by the name alone. T...

April 28th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires F...

February 24th 2012 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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If we were Tim Cook, we wouldn't be able to resist the temptation of wasting some of that $100 billion on something extravagant, like a crystal iPhone dock or private theme park. Instead the boys in Cupertino remain dogged in quietly acquiring start-ups and hoping no-one notices. Chomp is the lates...

February 24th 2012 at 6:28am 0 Comments
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Having an App Store means never having to say "Sorry, there's no app for that" -- or at least not very often. With the massive success of the iOS App Store, however, there's also a discoverability problem: how do you find the apps you need? Searching by name or keyword doesn't always help, and som...

February 23rd 2012 at 9:40pm 0 Comments
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It's that time again, everybody: time to sheepishly visit Burger King every day and buy a Kids' Meal for Nintendo freebies, all while trying to shut out thoughts of how disappointed your father would be to see you like this. Shame, shame.The fast food chain is giving away a bunch of different toys...

December 4th 2008 at 9:10pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this week, while cruising the vast fields of these internets, we noticed something pretty epically hilarious, i.e., this very thread on NeoGAF: Would I die if I eat a DS game?We'll let you digest that one for a moment. It took us a few to get past the initial giggles. And then we couldn't he...

January 31st 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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If there ever was a hat we would wear every day of the winter, it would be this. It opens the door to a whole world of possible hats made from other enemies in the Super Mario franchise. And, the only hat that could be cooler than this would probably be a Lakitu with a Spiny Egg dangling from his c...

January 22nd 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments