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The Amazon Appstore has long been clunky and slow for anyone who doesn't own a Kindle Fire tablet -- even for basics like app updates. All that pain is now a distant memory, however, as Amazon has just overhauled the stand-alone Appstore for Android with a genuinely modern interface. The new clien...

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Over 64% of compatible devices are already running iOS 7, according to Apple, making it by far the company's most successful mobile operating system. In all, iOS 7 was downloaded over 200 million times in the first five days after it was released. Apple also reported paying developers over $13 bi...

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Developers across the globe are now able to sell their iOS games in the South African App Store. The move was announced in an email to developers and first noted by 9to5Mac. In the email, Apple said: We're pleased to announce that games are now available on the South African App Store. All apps ...

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iOS app developer Jeremy Olson of Tapity has written an interesting article on how developers can survive selling apps and yep, paid apps are dead. (Tapity wrote Languages, Grades 3 and Hours, all available in the App Store.) Olson cites anecdotal evidence that people are not buying apps in the q...

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Next in the long line of popular iOS apps revamping their looks for Apple's newest mobile OS is Instagram, which just rolled out a new version of its photo-sharing app. Version 4.2.0 adds larger images and a more straightforward interface as well as flatter textures -- all of which help it fit in...

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Apple has quietly launched a new category in the App Store: Kids. First announced at WWDC, the newly launched category features apps curated by Apple's editorial staff, appealing to children of certain age ranges including sections for: "Best for Ages 5 & Under," "Best for Ages 6-8" and "Best ...

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If you hadn't noticed, there have been a lot of app updates to accommodate the launch of iOS 7. You may not have to use a WiFi hotspot to grab them all, though -- Apple has quietly raised iOS' cellular download cap from 50MB to 100MB. You won't be loading Infinity Blade III while on the road, but ...

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Loyalty is a powerful factor in consumer choice, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a company that has benefited more from customer loyalty than Apple. That's what makes the company's lack of support for software upgrade pricing so puzzling. Offering a discount on a new product (or more fleshed-o...

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In May, Apple removed an app called "Bang with Friends" from the App Store. As a quick refresher, "Bang with Friends" enabled users to select which of their Facebook friends they'd like to "hook up" with. If two users selected each other, they'd each receive an alert. While the reason for the appli...

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Determining what apps appear on the top of the App Store charts is a big deal, as it can make or break a brand. App-marketing firm Fiksu has been keeping a close eye on the effect this top secret algorithm has on App Store hopefuls and has discovered that Apple may indeed be revamping the criteri...

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This week, Pandora announced the end of its 40-hour free listening limit on mobile devices. It's a move many see as a response to the pending arrival of iTunes Radio. Pandora customers may now listen to as much music as they like without a subscription. But wait, what about your data limit? Thanks...

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If you write a blog, own a website or otherwise monetize your web presence, you should care about the new changes in the Apple Affiliate Program. Apple announced today it is bringing in a new affiliate program partner for its iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store and Mac App Store affiliate program. Pe...

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The analytics wizards at Distimo have released their July report on mobile trends, this time comparing the top apps for the App Store, Google Play and Amazon's Appstore for Android. Tucked away in their findings, however, is an interesting look at how Apple's App Store for iOS has grown in the las...

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