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Nintendo launches iOS Pokedex app in Japan

Nintendo launches iOS Pokedex app in Japan

Pokéfans take note, because Nintendo has released a new Pokédex app and, of all platforms, it's on the iOS App Store. This is officially the company's first paid app to go live on the iOS App Store, which is a pretty big deal considering how much Nintendo likes to rail against the idea of smartphone gaming. Sadly, it's only available on the Japanese App Store at the moment, and there isn't any word on whether or not it will make its way overseas.

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Apple adds 8 new currencies to App Store, adjusts prices

Apple adds 8 new currencies to App Store, adjusts prices

Earlier this week, Apple notified developers that iTunes Connect would undergo scheduled maintenance on October 25 from 12pm to 7pm. Following this, an announcement went out stating that support for 8 new currencies had been added, as well as a handful of other features. Contained in the message was this tidbit: "Also, note that we have adjusted the retail price for the Mexican Peso, the Euro, and the Danish Kroner."

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Microsoft Windows Store opens today in 231 markets

Microsoft Windows Store opens today in 231 markets

Today Microsoft is hosting their official Windows 8 launch party. We'll be learning all about the new and improved Windows 8 experience. That isn't all though. Another main feature of the Windows 8 experience is the new Windows Store -- the download center of Windows 8-based PCs, notebooks tablets and more. While we didn't get anything too new or specific today, here's what Microsoft's Steve Sinofsky had to say:

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Apple iPad mini event full round-up [UPDATE]

Apple iPad mini event full round-up [UPDATE]

Today Apple had an event that blasted forth with a collection of smaller, thinner, and much more powerful devices including the iPad mini. This event started with the massive sales of the iPod family as well as the iPhone 5, the new fastest selling phone in history. They moved on with iOS 6 adoption with a 200 million iOS devices mark for the ecosystem - that's quick! UPDATE: Check our hands-on with the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, iMac 2012 refresh, and iPad mini now!

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Apple announces new version of iBooks Author

Apple announces new version of iBooks Author

Apple has announced a brand new version of iBooks Author, and there's a few very important things to note. Starting today, iBooks Author comes with a bunch of new Apple templates, making textbook creation even easier. Publishers can also use their own fonts right there in their digital books, which should do something to give their books some personality that make them stand out.

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Apple App Store hits 35 billion downloads

Apple App Store hits 35 billion downloads

Tim Cook is currently on stage at Apple's big event, but before he gets to revealing whatever today's focus is (cough iPad Mini cough), he's touting some of the company's latest numbers. We already heard about things like iOS 6 and Mountain Lion, but when it comes to the App Store, Cook had some impressive numbers to share. When Cook took the stage last more, he told the audience that there were 700,000 iOS apps on the App Store, 275,000 of which were iPad apps. Today, he says that both of those numbers are still growing.

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iBooks app updated with Continuous Scrolling

iBooks app updated with Continuous Scrolling

With the update of the Apple universe comes the push for apps that keep the Apple ecosystem strong, thus the event today came running with 1.5 million books on the iBooks book store. This update from Tim Cook came in with 400 million downloads from the iBooks book store. These numbers came with a brand new update for iBooks that starts in with Continuous Scrolling, iCloud, and new sharing abilities.

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