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  • Sexy App Escapes Ban, Earns $10,000 in a Week

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 9:43 pm

    At least one sexy app slipped under the radar of Apple's porn purge: picture-viewing app Tubes managed to pull in almost $10,000 in the week following the ban.
  • No Explicit Category for iPhone Apps After All?

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    Looks like there won't be any 'Explicit' category for apps in Apple's App Store after all, as the Cupertino company reportedly removed the option from the App Store submission software.
  • iPhone devs can now mark apps as 'explicit'

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Well, it looks like this story is determined to stay in the news cycle--after last week's disappearance of many adult-themed applications in the App Store, plenty of questions sprung up regarding Apple's inconsistent approval policy. However, it appears that Apple may be preparing to loosen the restrictions on what kind of content it accepts as the App Store submission form now boasts an "Explicit" category.
  • Apple App Store's Dirty Little Secret

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    If you're an iPhone owner, you've probably got a virtual wardrobe full of deleted iPhone apps. Most cost you a dollar or more, others were downloaded for free, but nearly all of them let you down in some way.
  • Apple targets 'objectionable' apps, leaves Playboy, S.I. in App Store

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Apple Inc. recently pulled thousands of sex-tinged applications from its App Store for containing "objectionable content" but has quickly come under fire for being hypocritical by retaining some other apps from well-known publishers, including Playboy and Sports Illustrated.
  • Apple raises 3G download limit for apps, media

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 2:38 pm

    In the good old days, you could download any app you wanted onto your iPhone--provided it wasn't more than 10MB while you were using the 3G network. But that was the old Apple--this is the new Apple: no limits. Well. Larger limits, anyway. As the folks at Pocket Gamer mention, Apple's raised the limit on App Store downloads over the 3G network to 20MB.
  • Apple Banning Hackers From the App Store?

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 5:13 pm

    A curious thing happened recently to two prominent iPhone hackers: Upon trying to log in to the iPhone's App Store, they get error messages saying their Apple ID was banned for "security reasons."
  • Thanks to iPad, App Store Development Explodes

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    Consumers might be conflicted about their interest in Apple's iPad, but that hasn't stopped app developers from going full speed ahead with iPad app development.
  • App Store losing enormous amount to piracy, according to made-up analyst numbers

    Posted January 13, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    Even reasonable assumptions become unreasonable when you string too many of them together.
  • Tapulous: The peasant becomes king of the App Store

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    Many will follow, few will succeed.
  • The App Store gets a fix -- but not fixed

    Posted November 24, 2009 - 4:10 am

    Much as we may love Phil Schiller, he can't right every wrong -- he's a busy guy.
  • 100 Best Products of 2009

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:33 pm

    PC World looked at many outstanding hardware, software, sites, and services this year, evaluating each one on its design, functionality, performance, and impact. Here is the cream of the crop, the 100 best of 2009. (Note that we chose not to rate products specifically on their price or value, focusing instead on their overall quality.)
  • New App Store Rules Good News for iPhone Users

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 2:41 pm

    Apple has made it easier for developers to offer trial versions of iPhone apps -- free versions that users can upgrade later to the full version, without a trip back to the App Store. Here's why this "in-app purchasing" move benefits users and software developers.
  • Apple 'No Refunds' Policy For Better & Worse

    Posted October 18, 2009 - 9:16 pm

    Apple's "no refunds" policy for iPhone App Store purchase is both not as bad--and worse--than it sounds. Readers say Apple occasionally gives refunds, but also complain that Apple's own updates break apps for which no refunds are given.
  • Five Fixes for Apple's App Store

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    In a little more than a year, Apple's App Store has already become one of the world's great retail success stories--but this doesn't mean it's perfect. The App Store has taken its share of lumps from critics who, for the most part, think Apple is too draconian in its management.
  • 'Free' iPhone Apps May Now Come with a Price

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:36 pm

    Apple has introduced an in-app purchase feature for free iPhone apps that allow you to fulfill transactions within the iPhone applications themselves - no Apple App Store required. The feature was previously available for paid applications.
  • iPhone App Prices: How Much is Too Much?

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    iPhone app developers are pushing the patience of some users with apps priced at $99. But what's the "right" price for an iPhone app? While users like free best, three sweet spots are emerging -- all under $20.
  • App Store success could change software-buying habits

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 5:04 pm

    More than 2 billion applications have been downloaded from Apple Inc.'s App Store, with more than 85,000 apps available to 50 million-plus iPhone and iPod Touch owners worldwide.
  • Spotify iPhone App Approved: Apple Relaxing Rules?

    Posted September 7, 2009 - 8:51 pm

    Monday appears to mark an important Apple App Store milestone with the introduction of a European digital music service app called Spotify Mobile that competes squarely with iTunes. In the past Apple has barred programs from its App Store it viewed as offering features that duplicate functionality already available on the iPhone such as Google Voice.
  • What Apple Could Learn from Palm

    Posted August 19, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    The iPhone doesn't need a stylus, but the long life of the Palm Pilot shows the value of apps.
  • Apple feels the tech crowd's wrath

    Posted August 11, 2009 - 1:34 am

    Boy, a lot of pent-up frustration, huh?
  • Everyone hates the App Store

    Posted July 29, 2009 - 11:45 pm

    If by "everyone" we mean "people other than Apple who are trying to make money off of it."
  • The App Store: Apple's latest gift to the IT world

    Posted June 3, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    They didn't invent it, but they spurred the imitators.
  • Apple and Cartier Resolve Legal Tussle Over iPhone App

    Posted May 25, 2009 - 8:25 pm

    Apple removed two iPhone applications from its App Store that allegedly infringed on the trademark of Cartier International, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • More iPhone app rejections tarnish the App Store

    Posted May 22, 2009 - 12:17 pm

    The App Store is becoming almost as famous for rejecting applications as it is for selling one billion of them.
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