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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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Three temporarily free iOS games you NEED to download

Three temporarily free iOS games you NEED to download

Today there are three apps out there in iTunes land that you're going to need to go ahead and download as fast as you can - each of them is temporarily free and each of them is excellent. The first of these three apps goes by the name Galaxy on Fire 2 HD - this is a game we've followed since before it was released back in 2011 - now you'll find it on your iOS device for no cost at all (instead of $6.99). It's a masterpiece of a space battle game in which you're online in a massive way with people from all over the planet - literally and figuratively!

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iTunes breaks 25 billion songs sold – a new record!

iTunes breaks 25 billion songs sold – a new record!

This week Apple has made it clear that they're continuing to bust up the record books with a massive 25 billion songs sold. This record takes on the digital sales record with the iTunes Store having reached a 15,000 song downloads per minute mark on average - crazy stuff! The 25 billionth song sold goes to none other than Chase Buch with the song “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix), and rewards are in store!

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SlashGear 101: How do I get an Apple AppStore.com vanity url?

SlashGear 101: How do I get an Apple AppStore.com vanity url?

Just yesterday the 2013 Super Bowl revealed the very first glimpse most of the world had at Apple's URL-shortening "AppStore.com" in the Star Trek Into Darkness teaser - and lucky you, you're already signed up! The AppStore.com structure is not one where there will be a massive "land grab" as often is the case with these sorts of things, instead Apple has opted for a more automatic sort of push, with URLs like http://appstore.com/slashgear being active automatically. That particular address will bring you straight to the iTunes App Store listing of the SlashGear app - easy as pie!

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500px back in iTunes App Store after pornography debacle

500px back in iTunes App Store after pornography debacle

After the popular photo-sharing app 500px was bumped out of Apple's iTunes App Store for containing pornography, the app is back up with a few changes. The developers behind the app have added a couple of new features that aim to target inappropriate content. The app now has a report button, as well as a mature content warning for those who don't want surprises.

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The best iOS apps of 2012

The best iOS apps of 2012

2012 ended with quite a bang, and while the world didn’t end as we expected, we got to see so many awesome iOS apps come to fruition this year. It was a big year for Google, and a lot of independent developers stepped up to make not only good apps, but great apps. We decided to gather up all of the iOS apps that released throughout the past 12 months and provide you with 10 of our favorites. It wasn’t an easy task to narrow it down to just 10, though -- there were a lot of amazing apps that just barely missed the cut, but we think we have a solid list here. So, without further adieu, here are our choices for the best iOS apps of 2012.

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Google Play Music takes on iTunes match with free equivalent

Google Play Music takes on iTunes match with free equivalent

Earlier this year we saw the folks at Apple reveal a service they called iTunes Match, bringing on a reason to import your CD-bound music collection into their annual-fee cloud for iOS devices. Now Google Play has revealed that not only will they be continuing their own free cloud storage for music service, they'll be boosting up the tune quality as well to 320-Kbps (just so long as they've got music that matches your own.) Best part of this whole situation is that if you've already got your music uploaded now, Google is automatically matching your music right now without any additional effort from you!

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Apple reveals “Best of 2012” in the iTunes App Store

Apple reveals “Best of 2012” in the iTunes App Store

Facebook has already done their year-end thing for 2012, and so has Twitter and Google. Apple is joining in on the fun with their own "Best of 2012" apps in the iTunes App Store. There are hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from in the App Store, and there’s a pretty good chance you missed some great ones that came out in 2012. Apple has your back, though.

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Apple rolling out iTunes movie sales to more countries today

Apple rolling out iTunes movie sales to more countries today

Early last week, Apple launched the iTunes Store in 56 countries, including Russia, South Africa, India, and Turkey, bringing the total number of countries that the iTunes Store is available in to 119. Today, movie sales and rentals are now becoming available in a majority of those 56 countries, but the selection seems to vary region to region.

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Microsoft and Apple fight over 30% cut, SkyDrive app at risk of being pulled

Microsoft and Apple fight over 30% cut, SkyDrive app at risk of being pulled

The future of Microsoft’s SkyDrive app for iOS looks dim all of a sudden, as the company is said to be in a fight with Apple over its 30% cut of iTunes App Store revenues. Several sources close to Microsoft have said that the two companies have entered into a dispute that's possibly unresolvable, and could result in Microsoft's SkyDrive being pulled from the iTunes App Store.

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Apple rolling out variable-cost iTunes gift cards in retail stores

Apple rolling out variable-cost iTunes gift cards in retail stores

It looks like Apple is expanding its iTunes gift card offerings to allow more flexibility when it comes to the amount of the gift cards themselves. The cards can be loaded with any amount between $15 and $500, and since Apple has only been offering a few options when it comes to denominations, this is only the method to apply a custom amount to an iTunes gift card.

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iTunes 11 launches with complete UI redesign and iCloud abundance

iTunes 11 launches with complete UI redesign and iCloud abundance

Today a brand new iTunes app and digital content store is about to launch with a completely redesigned set of aesthetics and user interface elements. The new iTunes app works with a brand new "edge-to-edge" design with no less than custom designs for each of the content bits in your library - TV shows to music albums to movies and back again. Personalized recommendations have been updated and boosted as you enter the iTunes Store as well - and that's only the beginning.

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