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Google Play app downloads to surpass iOS by October

Google Play app downloads to surpass iOS by October

While Apple recently boasted surpassing 50 billion app downloads, the Google Play store isn't that far behind it seems, and at the rate that Google Play downloads are at, it's said that Android app downloads will overtake iOS app downloads this year, possibly as soon as October, according to a report.

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Apple passes 50bn App Store downloads

Apple passes 50bn App Store downloads

Apple has passed the 50bn app download point, with one App Store user taking away a $10,000 iTunes card for being the person who pushed the firm across the milestone. More than 800 apps per second - or over 2bn apps per month - are being grabbed on iOS, Apple said today, with over 850,000 titles to choose from.

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Apple blocked my app for sharing accuses iOS dev

Apple blocked my app for sharing accuses iOS dev

Apple is rather notorious for ruling over the App Store with an iron fist. Just because developers have their app accepted to be offered via the App Store doesn't mean Apple won't change its mind later and ban the application. This is exactly what some developers reporting is going on now.

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Apple educates users on in-app purchases with new user guide

Apple educates users on in-app purchases with new user guide

Along with its refresh of the Featured section in the iTunes App Store, Apple has added a section dedicated to educating people about in-app purchases and what they are exactly. This was most likely added to address the recent fiascos with users accidentally purchasing in-app content on their iOS device.

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Apple told by China to remove obscene content from online store

Apple told by China to remove obscene content from online store

China's National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications has targeted Apple, ordering the company and nearly 200 other websites to remove what it has decided is unacceptable content. Apple hasn't yet commented on the matter, but Bloomberg reports that it was smacked with orders to remove content that wasn't named, while other websites were completely shut down.

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AppGratis starts petition to fight against App Store ban

AppGratis starts petition to fight against App Store ban

AppGratis is seeking help from its user base in order to convince Apple to unban it from the App Store. It has started a petition, which so far has garnered over 600,000 emails of support, a number that is growing rapidly fast. Unlike regular petitions, AppGratis is asking users to send them an email at save@appgrat.is. Your email address (redacted) will appear on the petition's "recent emails" list, alongside your message of support.

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France to seek digital regulation changes following AppGratis’ App Store removal

France to seek digital regulation changes following AppGratis’ App Store removal

Earlier this week, we reported that Apple had pulled AppGratis from the App Store, seemingly without reason, fueling both a great deal of criticism and speculation. Following, it was revealed that the service had been pulled due to violating certain guidelines, primarily the one involving push notifications with advertisements and more. In light of this, Reuters is reporting that France will approach the European Commission to seek "tighter regulation."

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AppGratis CEO: Apple is destroying value within its ecosystem

AppGratis CEO: Apple is destroying value within its ecosystem

By now you may have heard that Apple removed the popular app discovery deal app AppGratis from the iTunes App Store after the Cupertino-based company cited that the app went against the guidelines for iOS apps -- namely push notifications that featured "advertising, promotions, or direct marketing." AppGratis CEO, however, has spoken out about the issue.

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Google Play rolls out new design and simpler check-out

Google Play rolls out new design and simpler check-out

As expected, Google has issued a redesign to the Google Play store, and it's starting to roll out now to Android smartphones and tablets running Android 2.2 Froyo and higher. Google says that the redesign is much more simple and clean this time around, and the new design also helps users find the things they want in a faster manner.

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Vine becomes top free app in iTunes App Store

Vine becomes top free app in iTunes App Store

After first releasing back in January, Twitter's popular, yet controversial social app Vine is now at the top of the free app chart in the iTunes App Store. The app has slowly been making its way to the top of the charts, but after not being well-received by some users due to the app's porn problem, Vine is now sitting pretty at number one.

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Apple removes daily free iOS app supplier AppGratis from App Store

Apple removes daily free iOS app supplier AppGratis from App Store

Apple has recently pulled the iOS app discovery network, AppGratis, from the App Store. AppGratis was a popular service that provided a free paid app every day. It also provided some great discounts for paid apps as well. Just a couple of months ago, the service had reached $13.5 million in funding and was generating $1 million in revenue each month. It had 7 million users before it was removed.

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Apple adds age recommendations to App Store

Apple adds age recommendations to App Store

In what may be a move as a result of mature content showing on the new Vine app a while ago, Apple has updated its App Store to show age recommendations for each app. If you fire up the App Store app on your iOS device and search for an app, you'll now notice that a hard-to-miss age rating is placed right below the name of the app.

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