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Apple Volume Purchase Program coming to Mac Apps for Education

Apple Volume Purchase Program coming to Mac Apps for Education

If you've seen the likes of the Apple Volume Purchase Program in the past, you're likely part of an Education or Enterprise-based organization, and you've likely wished they had the same program for Mac Apps as well. While this program had only worked with iOS-based apps and books in volume in the past, Apple has issued a note to developers today letting them know about a Mac-aimed program appearing soon. This Mac Apps for education and enterprise program will work with the same sort of setup - purchasing apps in bulk for a discount then distributing them to students, administrators, teachers, and employees.

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Gartner says 102 billion apps will be downloaded globally in 2013

Gartner says 102 billion apps will be downloaded globally in 2013

Research firm Gartner has posted some very interesting numbers looking at the overall app market around the world for 2013. According to the company, there will be 102 billion app downloads globally during 2013. That 102 billion downloads will also generate billions and billions of dollars in sales.

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iPhone 5s 64-Bit app submissions opened by Apple

iPhone 5s 64-Bit app submissions opened by Apple

This week those responsible for holding the keys to the gates of Apple's mobile app store have taken the lock off of submissions for 64-bit apps. Developers will be able to create and submit 64-bit apps for iOS 7 only for the time being. In the near future, Apple will be sending out availability for both 32-bit and 64-bit development for both iOS 7 and iOS 6 in a single app binary.

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VLC for iOS returning to App Store after two-year hiatus [UPDATE: it’s live]

VLC for iOS returning to App Store after two-year hiatus [UPDATE: it’s live]

VLC is arguably one of the most popular media players in the world, thanks to the fact that it can play pretty much any file format that you can throw at it. After being removed from the iTunes App Store over two years ago, the VideoLAN team is set to bring the player back to iOS once again with the roll-out starting later tonight and continuing into tomorrow.

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Breaking Bad: Alchemy hits iBooks as exclusive with series finale promise

Breaking Bad: Alchemy hits iBooks as exclusive with series finale promise

With the release of the final set of episodes in the controversial multi-season television series Breaking Bad comes an Apple iBooks-exclusive piece of media: Alchemy. This title is appearing this week with content exclusive to the book stemming from each of the show's seasons, culminating in a full history of the Breaking Bad epic. Breaking Bad: Alchemy will also - of course - be updated after the final episode airs: August 11th.

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Google Play Glass Boutique support hinted in new store update

Google Play Glass Boutique support hinted in new store update

Google updated the look and feel of the Google Play Store yesterday for desktop users, giving it a cleaner look that fits more in the line with the mobile version. However, the update hints at the possibility that Google Glass apps could be distributed through Google Play, and Glass owners may be able to browse the Google Play store on Glass itself.

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iTunes App Store turns 5: A look back on 50 billion downloads

iTunes App Store turns 5: A look back on 50 billion downloads

It may be hard to believe, but at one point, there was no app store to accompany the iPhone. In fact, a whole year went by when original iPhone owners didn't have an app store to download the latest apps for their device, but just a day before the iPhone 3G's launch, the iTunes App Store was officially born.

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App Store Zombie-infested claims research firm [Updated]

App Store Zombie-infested claims research firm [Updated]

Apple's App Store is infested with "Zombie apps" that are rarely downloaded and do little more than bolster the overall number of titles, researchers claim, with an estimated two-thirds of the total available being barely used. The download store celebrated its fifth birthday this week with a selection of high-profile freebies, but according to Adeven figures seen by the BBC, many of the titles in the store get little to no attention from users themselves. Updated after the cut.

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Apple App Store promo sees top titles given away

Apple App Store promo sees top titles given away

Apple has quietly discounted a number of high-profile iOS apps, making titles like Infinity Blade II and Tiny Wings free in what appears to be a promotion for the the 5th anniversary of the App Store. There's currently no official word from Apple on the sale, nor indeed a conclusive list of which titles have had their prices cut, but there are some big savings to be made: Traktor DJ, for instance, is usually a $19.99 download for the iPad version.

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Apple celebrates App Stores’ 5th Anniversary

Apple celebrates App Stores’ 5th Anniversary

It's been five years since Apple first launched the App Store, the company this week celebrating the origins of the iOS-tending software vending environment with a bit of a silent wave. You may have seen the "Apple Celebrates 5 Years of the App Store" that've been appearing in tubes to the doors of Apple-friendlies: it's there that you'll be getting the same information we'll be running down here. It begins with the launch of the store back on July 10th of 2008, not long after the iPhone was first launched (in June of 2007) and the first 10 million downloads were reached not long after.

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Apple brings automatic updates and location-aware apps to iOS 7

Apple brings automatic updates and location-aware apps to iOS 7

The folks from Apple just handcrafted and delivered not only an entirely new look for their mobile OS, but also an array of new features in iOS 7. From Siri getting a huge overhaul (and a manly voice if you'd like) to an auto-sorting Photo gallery and more. One major aspect is apps, considering nearly 50 billion apps have been downloaded to date on iOS. Read on to see what's new with your App Store.

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Apple touts 50 billion apps downloaded from store for iOS

Apple touts 50 billion apps downloaded from store for iOS

At WWDC 2013 Apple has let it be known that they've reached the 50 billion apps downloaded mark, this mark reached with a $10 billion dollar mark paid to developers in the process. Noting that they'd added $5 billion in the past year alone, Apple noted that the past 5 years of the App Store have paved the way for the future with developers, one that Apple suggests has paid "three times more than all other platforms combined."

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