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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 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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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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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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Autodesk Digital STEAM app collection hits the iPad

Autodesk Digital STEAM app collection hits the iPad

This week the Autodesk crew have announced a new collection of apps for the iPad, each of them released under the title "STEAM". This new term from Autodesk sands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The education begins with a new Applied Mechanics app, moves on with a Visual Design app, and rolls out with a Measurement app for... well... good measure!

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BlackBerry World app store reaches 100,000 apps

BlackBerry World app store reaches 100,000 apps

The BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 are getting ready for their full launch later this month, but in order to have a great mobile platform, you have to have an ample selection of apps to choose from. Luckily, BlackBerry is making strides in its BlackBerry World app store, where there are now 100,000 BlackBerry 10 apps available for download.

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New Apple ad focuses on the 300,000 apps available for the iPad

New Apple ad focuses on the 300,000 apps available for the iPad

Apple launches a new ad campaign that simultaneously boosts their iPad's brand image while attacking every other tablet out there. Their new ad campaign features both the iPad and iPad Mini, but the main focus is the "300,000 apps" that are available and optimized for Apple's tablets. Apple highlights that there is an app out there for every type of consumer, and they have been made to take full advantage of the screen real estate on both iPads.


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AppStore.com vanity URLs teased during Star Trek teaser

AppStore.com vanity URLs teased during Star Trek teaser

We got to see a lot of funny and great commercials during the Super Bowl last night, including a short teaser for Star Trek: Into Darkness. However, at the end of the trailer, you'll notice that the link to the official app uses a new AppStore.com vanity URL, which is the first time we've seen such a thing in public.

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Apple and Amazon ordered to meet over App Store court case

Apple and Amazon ordered to meet over App Store court case

If you're not familiar with the legal battle between Apple and Amazon, the two companies have been fighting over the term "app store" for quite some time now, and they have a trial date set for August 19 later this year. However, the judge presiding over the case has ordered the two companies to talk it out first before heading into the court room.

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Amazon Appstore updates with new UI and bugfixes

Amazon Appstore updates with new UI and bugfixes

Those who rely heavily on Amazon's Appstore for Android (especially for their Free App of the Day promo) will be pleased to know that the user interface got a facelift, and many of the annoying bugs that have been plaguing your experience with the app have now been fixed, including the multi-user login issue for Android 4.2 users.

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Verizon will begin shutting down its app store in 2013

Verizon will begin shutting down its app store in 2013

Verizon Wireless has announced plans to begin closing down its app store starting in January. Presently, Verizon's marketplace is available on BlackBerry and compatible Android phones. The shutdown process will begin early next year, and is expected to be finished by March 27, according to the Verizon press release.

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