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China now downloads more iOS apps than the U.S., says new report

A new report has found that Chinese iPhone users have downloaded more apps than those in the U.S. during the first quarter of this year. Apple has become one of China's most-popular brands and iPhones are cherished products in the market.

'Pancake' is the new addictive time-waster to replace Flappy Bird

A new game rising in the App Store could steal Flappy Bird's crown with its simple but incredibly addictive premise of flipping pancakes with the phone to earn points and better pancake toppings.

Google cut Android malware levels by half during 2014

Google says that it cut Android malware in half during 2014 and that over 1 billion devices have been protected by Google Play. That still leaves 10 million devices that are infected though as the company tries to slam the brakes on malicious apps.

Vine gets updated on Windows Phone to be more like iOS, Android

Vine has updated its Windows Phone app to bring it more in line with what users on other platforms have access to. The update will be encouraging to supporters of Windows Phone which historically has had a large "app gap".

Google disables ad-injecting Chrome extensions; many are malware

Google has removed nearly 200 extensions for its Chrome browser from the store after finding that they inject adverts into webpages and in many cases expose users to malicious software. In any case, the extensions ruined the experience of web browsing.

Apple online services knocked offline in many countries worldwide

Many Apple services are currently experiencing severe outages around the world according to several social media reports. Although Apple denies that anything is wrong, the iOS and Mac App Stores will not load and iCloud logins fail.

Google unveils YouTube for Kids, available now on Android and iOS

Google has unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube for Kids app that promises to give parents control over what video content their children consume and the ability to limit viewing hours while creating an attractive interface for kids.

Image shows woman paid to manipulate App Store rankings

An image posted to Chinese social media site Weibo allegedly shows a "ranking farm" of racks of iPhones that are used to manipulate ratings and reviews of apps in the App Store.

Microsoft's Outlook email app nears top of iOS charts

Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of Outlook for iOS and Android phones that seems to be going down well with consumers, now sitting in the "Best New Apps" list and climbing rapidly.

Microsoft removes 1,500 spam apps from the Windows Store

Microsoft's acknowledgement of the presence of illegitimate, spam apps in the Windows Store has come to fruition with the removal of 1,500 apps from the store and subsequent refunding of purchasers.

Bitcoin debit card nearly a reality

The first ever debit card to allow the transaction of Bitcoins in stores is set to hit the US market very soon, facilitating the usage of Bitcoin in more traditional, everyday scenarios where currency is used.

Amazon willing to pay you up to $5,000 to quit your job

Although it may sound counter-intuitive, Amazon is proposing a policy that no other company dares try. This probably isn't surprising coming from Amazon though, a company known for its wacky parcel delivery drone idea.

Man leaves prison after 15 years, and robs same New Jersey store

Police say that after a man served 15 years in prison for robbing a store, he went right back to the same place and robbed it again.

Samsung opens 3rd Canadian retail store, plans for more

Samsung is really emphasizing a greater presence in the Canadian retail electronics market. Already looking for its third independent expansion, it also plans to team up with Best Buy and Future Shop for more.

Samsung opens 3rd Canadian retail store, plans for more

Samsung is really emphasizing a greater presence in the Canadian retail electronics market. Already looking for its third independent expansion, it also plans to team up with Best Buy and Future Shop for more.

Shopper gives birth in busy Primark store

London - A shopper gave birth in a crowded Primark store in the Lakeside shopping center in Essex after suddenly going into labor.

J.C. Penney announces closing of 33 stores nationwide

One of the oldest retailers in the United States, J. C. Penney has succumbed to a difficult and troubling past year. Investment and profit losses have eaten into the company's bottom line, forcing the layoff of employees and the closing of stores.

Ram-raiders plowed into Paris jewellery store, took €2m in loot

Paris - Criminals plowed their vehicle into the shop window of an upmarket jewellery boutique near Place Vendôme in central Paris on Monday in a dramatic dawn robbery.

Chinese people call for justice in Fuengirola robbery & killing Special

Fuengirola - Four youths were arrested on Saturday in connection with a robbery at a Chinese bazaar in Fuengirola, in which the owner was very seriously injured and died on Sunday. On Wednesday, Chinese residents protested at the town hall for justice.

Store owner arrested for using food stamps to stock shelves

Daytona Beach - An owner of a convenience store located in Daytona Beach, Florida, was arrested on Monday for using food stamps to stock his shelves.

Rubbish dumped outside Salvation Army stores costs them money Special

Sydney - At a press conference today, Salvation Army Chaplain Major Robert Sneller urged the community to stop dumping unusable donations and rubbish outside Salvo stores this holiday season.

Ghana: Melcom department store collapses in Accra suburb

Accra - A multi-storey department store, the Melcom Shopping Center, in the relatively highbrow Achimota suburb of Accra, capital city of Ghana, collapsed suddenly on Wednesday morning, trapping dozens of people in the rubble.

Iraq war vet kicked out of store, told to go Occupy Wall Street

Adan Gallegos, a disabled war veteran, claims a San Antonio businessman kicked him and his service dog out of a mattress store.

Video: Belgian footballer Legear drives Porsche into store

Tongeren - Either he thought the store was "drive-thru", or he was drunk, as Belgian footballer Jonathan Legear drives his Porsche into a petrol station convenience store, caught by CCTV cameras.

Owners of 'Hitler' store in India say they'll change the name

The owners of a clothing store in India, that sparked an international uproar have agreed to drop the "Hitler" name and come up with something a little less controversial.

7-Eleven debuts low calorie Slurpee, new flavors

Next week 7-Eleven unveils a new version of its popular Slurpee drink. As an alternative to the sweet, colorful, sugary drink, customers can opt for a lower calorie, sugar-free Slurpee.

Google's first Android store opens in Australia

Melbourne - The Android brand officially has a physical home now. The phone has a store based around the operating system, and can be found in Australia.

UK store to sell replica of Pippa Middleton's bridesmaid dress

UK department store Debenhams has announced plans to release a replica of Pippa Middleton's bridesmaid dress, which she wore earlier this year at her sister Kate's wedding.

Woman buys for strangers at discount store

Oceanside - A woman at a shop in California created excitement and confusion when she spent thousands of dollars to buy items for "poor Mexican women."

Wal-Mart coming to South Africa...but with conditions

After a long battle, Wal-Mart has finally bought out South Africa based Massmart. This move will open several of the United States based company's stores in the country.
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