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Apple App Store gets Food and Drink category

Apple App Store gets Food and Drink category

If you're the foodie sort who also has an iPhone, the App Store has a new category that you will want to check out. Apple has officially added a new Food and Drink category that is live and packed with apps for you to check out. The section will naturally be where you'll find apps from restaurants and recipe apps among other things.

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Apple: corrupt app update bug has been fixed

Apple: corrupt app update bug has been fixed

A large number of apps were affected by an upgrade crash bug on the iOS and OS X App Stores, a problem first spotted by Marco Arment, the developer of Instapaper. The story quickly gained traction, with Arment updating his blog highlighting all the apps that were stricken with the issue. Apple commented that it was looking into the problem last night, and has now confirmed that it has been fixed.

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App Store affected by corrupt app updates

App Store affected by corrupt app updates

Apple provides an easy way to update your apps on iOS and OS X via both App Stores, but reports indicate that updates for some apps pushed to the store are causing crashes. Marco Arment, the developer behind Instapaper, first noticed the issue after posting an update to his app yesterday. Just a few minutes after pushing the update, users were sending emails and tweets reporting that the app was crashing despite the fact that the update was stable when submitted to the App Store.

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Apple Podcasts app cuts out the iTunes middleman

Apple Podcasts app cuts out the iTunes middleman

In an effort to generate a new audience for the countless podcasts that live on iTunes today, Apple has decided to launch a new app that gives users instant and seamless access to this content. The Podcasts app pulls it all out of iTunes and gives users direct, seamless access to everything from guys recording weekly diatribes in their basement to the official podcasts from big names like ESPN and CBS.

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My Xbox LIVE official for Android: we go hands-on

My Xbox LIVE official for Android: we go hands-on

Today Microsoft has been kind enough to push the Xbox LIVE app you know and love from your Windows Phone and/or iOS device over to Android for full mobile interaction on the go. This version of the application is up on the Google Play app store as we speak, it containing the ability to compare your achievements and awesomeness with the list of LIVE friends you know and trust. It also allows you to change the way your Xbox LIVE 3D avatar looks - and there's no more entertaining place to do such a thing than on your mobile device - no place on earth!

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Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Round-Up

Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Round-Up

Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference 2012 has started off with a bang with no less than a brand new MacBook Pro 2012 line with Retina display, iOS 6, and several secret updates to hardware now live in the Apple Store online. This event has released a whole wave of updates in the Apple universe and to help you keep them all straight, we've got a guide which lies here below. This guide will show you what you'll be getting on your current-wave hardware for software upgrades and will also inform you on what it will mean to upgrade to the newest hardware this summer!

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Passbook app revealed at WWDC 2012

Passbook app revealed at WWDC 2012

The iPhone will soon be getting a much easier way to keep track of all of your mobile-based passes, be then movie passes, airplane tickets, or Apple store receipts, with an app called Passbook. This application will work with brands such as Target, Major League Baseball, United Airlines, Amtrak, Starbucks, and Fandango for movie tickets right out of the box. Apple made the application seem very possibly game-changing (or not?) with the following: "Is Apple answering a question no one asked with this one? Possibly. Or this will change you life."

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Massive App Store expansion hits WWDC 2012

Massive App Store expansion hits WWDC 2012

This week Tim Cook began at WWDC 2012 by speaking about how gigantic the iTunes App Store had become, ringing in the new season with no less than 400 million store accounts. This fact was blessed with a massive 650,000 apps on the App Store with a giant 225,000 of them made for the iPad specifically. Cook let the audience know that the 30 billionth download had been made recently from the App Store, this certainly giving the whole set of attendees a sense of confidence in the future of the ecosystem.

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Camera+ turns down Adobe, Google, and Twitter like a boss

Camera+ turns down Adobe, Google, and Twitter like a boss

This week the head of developer group tap tap tap John Casasanta created a news blast that let the world know his company's stance on being acquired by a larger company: "we're doing more than fine on our own." This announcement comes at a time with a lot of "ridiculousness", as he puts it, on the part of the industry as Facebook's acquisition of Instagram racked up the former $1 billion dollars. What tap tap tap maintains is that though it is tempting to get a vast sum of money in exchange for your services and/or your application on its own, the drawbacks far outweigh the positive outcomes.

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