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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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Verizon carrier billing coming to Google Play

Verizon carrier billing coming to Google Play

If you've been with T-Mobile or AT&T in the past and miss your ability to add Google Play purchases to your carrier bill each month now that you're on Verizon, you'll be glad to know that they'll be joining the party too quite soon. A confirmation of this update to the Google Play store as well as Verizon's connection to it has come through today via Google Play's official twitter account, complete with a date range for the roll out. If you're on Verizon you'll be able to add digital purchases to your normal carrier bill starting soon - within the next few weeks, in fact!

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SlashGear iOS app gets 2.0 update for iPhone 5

SlashGear iOS app gets 2.0 update for iPhone 5

If you've not seen the iOS app version of the SlashGear experience, now is a better time than ever as the whole system gets an upgrade to version 2.0 for the iPhone 5. This app is made for both the iPad and the iPhone, able to handle essentially any iOS device running version 4.3 or greater - and that does include iOS 6, as well. With the new iPhone iteration of this app, you'll have a set of major design changes in your ability to see trending topics, load more articles in a single swing than ever before, and to comment with full Disqus integration top to bottom!

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Google Play prepares for holidays with security and wishlists

Google Play prepares for holidays with security and wishlists

If you're pumped up about the holidays as much as we are (it's still October!) then you wont be surprised to see Google setting up shop in the Google Play store this early with Wishlists for apps, games, music, movies, and books. This bit if information comes from a quick scan through the next version of Google's Google Play APK (version 3.9.16) which does indeed refer to wishlists in a big (or small, however you see the code, like the Matrix) way for consumers everywhere. This news comes right alongside Google ramping up efforts to keep their store free of malware.

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EA launches mobile game to celebrate 30 years of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

EA launches mobile game to celebrate 30 years of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

The last time I thought about a video game that had E.T. in it was back in the 80s when the Atari was the game console to have. It's hard to believe that we're coming up on the 30th birthday of the 1982 classic movie. To celebrate the anniversary, EA has announced that its subsidiary Chillingo is releasing a mobile game for iOS devices called E.T.: The Green Planet that features an interactive trip to E.T.'s home planet.

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