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Given our increasing reliance on mobile, it comes as little surprise to learn that the app market continues to grow with each quarter, with the results from the Q1 period that just passed being the most impressive to date. According to research firm Canalys, a total of 13.4 billion apps were downloaded during the... Read more...
Although Samsung sells more smartphones than Apple, its app store doesn't hold a candle to what the Cupertino company has built. The same can be true for all other smartphone vendors as well. One of the reasons smartphones really took hold of the world is because of what Apple had accomplished with its App Store, and... Read more...
In advance of its BlackBerry 10 launch, Research in Motion has made some much-needed changes to how its store handles pricing. It's still not ideal, but those using British £ or Euro € currency stand to see fairer prices. Currently, the lowest price someone in the UK can see is £1; after the change... Read more...
U.S. PlayStation owners have access to a new online content store today: the Sony Entertainment Network App Store. The Web-based store has been available in Europe since late last year, but just launched in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, and Mexico. The store has movies, TV shows, games, and other digital treats for their PlayStation 3/Vita/Portable... Read more...
Recovering Temple Run addicts who finally managed to stop playing the endless action game developed by Imangi Studios are going to feel like Michael Corleone did in Godfather III when he said, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." That is, unless you can resist Temple Run 2, which is already available in New Zealand and slated... Read more...
Google's Android platform is no longer playing second fiddle to Apple's iOS ecosystem in terms of available applications. The two share center stage, having both strung together a symphony of 700,000 apps each, which is music to any mobile user's ears (except for maybe those invested in Microsoft's Windows Phone platform). Bloomberg first... Read more...
The backlash against Windows 8 from various developers continues, but this time the creator in question isn't just expressing discontent. Notch, the developer behind smash hit Minecraft, a game that's torn up sales charts on both the Xbox and PC, has declared that he won't be working with Microsoft to certify Mincraft for Windows 8. Yesterday,... Read more...
Windows users seeking refuge from malware don't have many places to go, including Apple's iOS App Store, which was recently discovered to be harboring files containing a Windows virus. A user on Apple's support forum first reported the discovery after ClamXav flagged his "InstaQuotes-Quotes Cards for Instagram" download as being infected.... Read more...
There's something funky going on in Apple's App Store that's corrupting several iOS apps, causing them to crash immediately on launch. The issue reportedly affects over 70 apps, including some high profile ones like Instapaper and Angry Birds Space (free edition). Instapaper creator Marco Arment first noted the issue... Read more...
How much trouble is Research in Motion (RIM) in? Enough that the company is reportedly considering previously unacceptable options like spinning off the handset business, or partnering with Microsoft. The company's quarterly results, reported yesterday, were disastrous. Revenue tumbled by a third from Q4 2012 levels... Read more...
It's said that good things come to those who wait, and if you've been waiting for Amazon to port its Cloud Player application over to Apple's App Store, you have a good thing waiting for you today. The Amazon Cloud Player app is now available in the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch users, which allows you to stream and download music stored... Read more...
Oh, Apple. We're not even three full days into the new year, and already the company's looking to make a statement. In a bid to keep their status alive in 2012, the company is reportedly planning a New York City-based event in late January, just weeks after CES ends and a few weeks before Mobile World Congress begins... Read more...
When the Wii U finally launches sometime in 2012, it won’t just be a tablet-and-console that buyers will get; according to a report from The Daily, Nintendo is working on an app store, as well. Instead of the Wii Shop and DSi shop, which offer users a convenient way to acquire games and a handful of tools, the new app store will offer... Read more...
We aren't ashamed of it: we have an unnatural love affair with all-things RAGE around here, and anyone even remotely into the gaming scene would probably agree. It's pretty remarkable to see what high-end gaming has become, even on the mobile front. Just a few years ago, imagining a scenario where cutting-edge titles were able to be played... Read more...
We've seen a number of prominent tablets launch so far this year, including the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry Playbook, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Hp TouchPad. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, but none has managed to hold a candle to the iPad / iPad 2. Whether measured in terms of sales or consumer anticipation, the iPad continues to outsell... Read more...
Whether you think of Apple as makers of the trendiest and best performing mobile products on the planet or view Steve Jobs' 'Evil Empire' with the same contempt that Boston Red Sox fans have for the New York Yankees, Apple's doing well either way. Actually, that's a bit of an understatement. Despite a growing army of Android users, Apple today... Read more...
The iPad has reached a notable milestone: There are now over 100,000 applications made specifically for this tablet. Considering the iPad has been available for less than a year and a half and developers have only had access to the iPad's software development kit since January 2010, this is a noteworthy accomplishment. Although the iPad launched... Read more...
Not too long ago, we covered news that Microsoft--in an apparent bid to steal Apple's thunder--was offering a free XBox 360 with the purchase of any qualifying PC. Apple has offered a "free" iPod Touch for several years. The company didn't actually ship an iPod with each system; students were required to order both, then submit a rebate to... Read more...
While we wait on official word from Apple. unofficially, the App Store is now home to more than 500,000 applications for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. That's an incredible milestone, especially given Apple's often tight restrictions for what passes muster as an allowable app. That half a million figure is according to Chomp (application... Read more...
If you're wondering if the paid apps turned free that Amazon.com distributes every day in its Amazon Appstore are getting much uptake, the answer is yes. How do we know? Via Appbrain's daily hot list of apps. Appbrain, which used to be the only way to browse the Android Market via the Web before Google opened its... Read more...
Eager to get an app store for the Nintendo 3DS? You'll have to wait a little longer. Nintendo has just announced that the 3DS eShop is still coming, but it'll be early June before it launches. Not too big a delay, and just look at things this way: it'll give you more time to master those augmented reality titles. According to the press release,... Read more...
Google's Android Market has grown tremendously and has surpassed the 200,000-application mark recently. With the vast number of applications available, however, it's becoming harder and harder for consumers to sort through these apps to find the best of the best. Google understands this and has plans to help applications stand out in the crowd... Read more...
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