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Apple Mac App Store hits 100 million downloads

12/12/2011, It sure looks like the end of the year is a great period for achieving milestones. Last week we reported that the Android Market hit 10 billion downloads, and today Apple has announced that its Mac App Store has surpassed 100 million downloads....

Malicious app on App Store pulled

11/09/2011, Apple is famous for their closed ecosystem, and this is a double edged sword really. As with just about anything in life, there is always a good and bad side to it, and the presence of iOS devices as well as Android-powered tablets and phones prove that...

Amazon Cloud Drive does not do App Store any more

11/01/2011, We do know that Apple is really, really careful about what kind of content is made available on the App Store, but it can be rather disconcerting when you hear about news concerning rival apps being yanked as well – although the reasons for doing so...

Microsoft App Store Approach for Windows 8 Metro Apps

09/16/2011, It’s hard to deny that the (Apple) App Store is not a huge success, and it looks like Microsoft is taking a page from Apple’s book, as it announced at the BUILD conference this week that Windows 8 will have an app store that users will have to...

Controversial game Phone Story pulled from the App Store

09/13/2011, Earlier today there were reports of a newly released iOS game that went live on the Apple App Store for only a few hours before it was pulled offline. The game, called Phone Story, tells the story of the iPhone – from how it was made, all the way until...

Apple lawsuit puts brakes on Amazon app submissions in Germany

08/01/2011, It seems that Apple’s legal eagles have made a swoop of Amazon’s activities in Germany – as the trademark battle concerning the use of the “App Store” phrase has swept into the heart of Europe, and the fruity company has...

Apple revamps App Store pricing overseas

07/15/2011, It looks like all of our pondering and mulling have proved to be correct, so we need not purchase a new crystal ball just yet. We are talking about Apple’s possible revision of overseas App Store pricing – which has been done already, since...

Most expensive App Store app: BarMax CA

05/30/2011, Going through the Apple App Store would reveal a whole slew of apps for you to part with your money if you are interested. It might even take all day to go through the thousands upon thousands of software that were written, but how many of them actually...

App Store trademark fight begins on Amazon’s side

04/26/2011, There are many people who were more than happy that Amazon’s Android Appstore has been introduced, as they believe that this will prove to be a timely boost to the Android ecosystem as it is still behind the industry benchmark – the Apple App...

Microsoft vs. Apple: App Store trademark episode 2

03/30/2011, Microsoft has been attempting to block Apple’s trademark claim on “App Store” since January 2011. The company has filed a new document which basically says that App Store is “too generic” to be used as a trademark. To backup...

Apple launches subscriptions on the App Store

02/15/2011, Apple has announced that its new subscription service is now available to all publishers of content-based apps on the App Store, including magazines, newspapers, video, music and more. Apple still keeps a 30 percent cut of the payments that are made...

Apple might remove software off retail shelves

02/08/2011, Word on the street has it that Apple is actually considering to remove retail boxed software from its Apple Stores, which would in turn help the company focus more on the promotion of the Mac App Store where software sales are concerned. Surely this...

$10,000 winning call from Apple hung up by lady

01/23/2011, You know how skeptical the world is when a lady actually hung up when an Apple rep called her to tell her that she was the winner of a $10,000 gift card simply by virtue of her downloading the 10 billionth app from the App Store. Gail Davis, a woman who...

10 billion App Store downloads and still counting

01/23/2011, Well, that didn’t take too long, did it? It is slightly more than a week since Apple posted about their 10 billion App Store download counter, and in that time period, this milestone was achieved. To get a visual idea of how large 10 billion is,...