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Windows 10's app store is so broken that developers are quitting

Microsoft's Windows Store has a major problem and recently it's become so serious that developers are threatening to quit the platform entirely. As the company calls on app creators to write for Windows 10, it is refusing to acknowledge the issue.

Apple's App Store made $1.1 billion in the past two weeks

Apple has announced its App Store experienced a "record-breaking" holiday in which customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases in just two weeks. $144 million was spent on January 1 alone, breaking records for traffic and purchases.

Apple's list of the top 25 iOS apps of 2015 has something for all

Apple has released its list of the top 25 iOS apps this year, shortly after Google detailed its favourite Android apps. Ranging from favourite social networks and photography tools to productivity helpers, Apple has also picked something for everyone.

Apple claims the iPhone 6S is 'ridiculously powerful' in new ads

iPhone users have voiced their irritation at Apple's placement of advertising for the new iPhone 6S in the App Store. Believed to be a first for the company, the ads attempt to persuade owners of older models to upgrade to the "ridiculously powerful" 6S.

Apple blacklists hundreds of apps that stole personal user data

Apple has pulled hundreds of iOS apps from the store after a third party report found they were accessing users' personal details including their email address. The issue has thrown Apple's usually stringent app review process into doubt.

Rumours: Google apps may finally be coming to Windows 10

The lack of quality first-party apps in the Windows ecosystem is a well-known issue when buying into Microsoft products. For years, the absence of official apps for any of Google's services has been especially conspicuous, although that may soon change.

Op-Ed: iOS 9 ad-blocking one week on: Developer pulls app from sale

Last week, Apple opened the gates to ad blockers on iOS. Since then, the new genre of apps has dominated App Store charts but also created waves of controversy. One developer has withdrawn his app from sale, describing the situation as a "kind of war."

App Store security breached as malware found buried inside apps

In what is thought to be a first for the platform, Apple has confirmed its usually secure App Store has been subjected to a large-scale malware distribution effort affecting several major apps used by hundreds of millions of people.

A day after iOS 9 goes live, ad blockers claim App Store charts

With iOS 9, Apple is allowing iPhone and iPad users to install ad blockers for the first time. In a clear indication of the demand for these products, the genre has risen to the very top of the App Store charts just two days after iOS 9's launch.

Android is finally beating Apple in this one key metric

The iPhone is widely considered the "rich man's phone," but Android is finally beating Apple in one key metric — revenue.

Snapchat introduces 'Discover' in new update

Snapchat released a new update Tuesday which included the new Discover feature, which allows content creators to share information through stories on the Snapchat platform.

Google Play quietly adds 'People' section

It appears as if Google is attempting to socialize the app shopping experience by displaying recommendations from friends through their Google+ social networking service.

Flappy Bird player 'beats' the game as developer deletes the app

A Flappy Bird player may have finally found a way to "beat" the infuriatingly difficult game just as its developer removes the app from sale, saying he wishes to "live in peace."

Candy Crush most downloaded app of 2013

Candy Crush Saga was the most downloaded free app of 2013. The addictive game was downloaded over 500 million times from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play store after being launched last year.

Google matches Apple with 700,000 Android Apps

The number of Applications available for the Android platform has now reached 700,000, up from 675,000 just a month ago.

Facebook releases eagerly awaited v5 of its iOS app

The tech world is abuzz with the news on Facebook’s latest update. With over 425 million users accessing Facebook from a mobile device every month, an update to its iOS app was critical. iPad users will be happy they finally get their own Timeline.

Study: iOS apps crash more than Android apps

Smartphone and computer tablet applications built for Apple's iOS crash more often than those built for Google's Android operating system, according to research conducted by Crittercism, a mobile application monitoring company, AppAdvice reported.

UK woman is Apple App Store's 10 billionth customer

Apple announced that it has reached its goal of 10 billion downloads Saturday morning with the awarding of a $10,000 App store gift card to a woman from the United Kingdom.

App Store coming to Mac users January 6

Apple's popular App Store will be available on Macs starting January 6. It will be a desktop replica of the App Store found on smartphones where users can download a variety of applications.

More than 100,000 apps now available in Apple's App Store

The App Store has over 100,000 apps the company announced this week with the iPhone the leader of the pack for applications. The store has customers in 77 countries.

More App Store stats revealed: 2 billion downloads and counting

Apple has released some interesting statistics today for its iPhone App Store, showing that downloads of apps have passed the 2 billion mark, and that there are now more than 85,000 apps available.

Apple approves Spotify app, surprises critics

Apple has made a somewhat unprecedented move and approved a music streaming application called "Spotify" into the iTunes app store.

Hands-on with Facebook for the iPhone 3.0 Special

Facebook just launched their latest version of the Facebook for iPhone app, which now takes full use of the iPhone 3.0 OS and the many new features it brings to the table.

LG Launches another application store

LG has just announced its own mobile application store in beta and says its not intended to be "a new or separate business model."

Apple: App Store Reaches 1 Billion Applications Total In 9 Months

Apple’s iTunes App Store sells its 1 Billionth application. The store has more than 25,000 free and paid applications and reached this total in less than 9 months.

RIM Launches BlackBerry App Store

Research In Motion (RIM) has launched an App store for its BlackBerry users. RIM expects to add more than 1,000 applications by this week.

Apple: 300 million iPhone apps downloaded in five months

On Friday, Apple announced it reached 300 million iPhone app downloaded from its iTunes App Store. The App Store was launched only five months ago in July.

iPhone Search Made Easy With Google Mobile App

There are hundreds of applications custom made for iPhone and some of them are a must-have. One of them is Google Mobile App for iPhone, which users will find it very beneficial right away.

Steve Jobs: App Store will launch with 500 iPhone applications

The new App Store for iPhone users is now open and Steve Jobs is very excited about its launch. He said there will is more than 500 applications available. A quarter of them will be offered free.

Apple Launches iPhone App Store With 27 Pages of Applications

Apple has launched its iPhone App store featuring hundreds of games, productivity applications and eBooks. iPhone users can download the applications once the iPhone 2.0 software is made available tomorrow.
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