App Store

Best free and paid apps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Best free and paid apps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

If you’ve got a shiny new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this week, you’ll want to make the most of it by installing the best apps from the App Store’s catalog of over 1.2 million apps.

Apple updates App Store developer guidelines ahead of iOS 8, won’t accept ‘plain creepy’ apps

Apple updates App Store developer guidelines ahead of iOS 8, won’t accept ‘plain creepy’ apps

Apple has updated its official App Store Review Guidelines ahead of the imminent launch of iOS 8, adding new sections for Extensions, HomeKit, HealthKit and TestFlight that pertain to the upcoming software update. The company has also made it clear that developers submitting “plain creepy” apps will probably have their work rejected. 

Apple posts new web page detailing Common App Rejections

Apple posts new web page detailing Common App Rejections

The App Store has been a phenomenal success, but one frequent complain developers have is Apple’s opaque app review process. Although Apple has laid out a strict set of rules for iOS apps to be approved, many of these rules aren’t applied uniformly leading to confusion and uncertainty.

‘Swing Copters,’ from the creator of ‘Flappy Bird,’ launches on August 21

‘Swing Copters,’ from the creator of ‘Flappy Bird,’ launches on August 21

In the early part of 2014, a lot of drama got kicked up around an iOS-based game called Flappy Bird. It eventually led the developer of the title, Dong Nguyen, to pull the game from the App Store. It eventually returned, but now Nguyen has a new game on the way: Swing Copters.

Apple adds Beats Music to ‘Apps Made by Apple’ list

Apple adds Beats Music to ‘Apps Made by Apple’ list

Beats Music, one of the reasons usually mentioned behind Apple’s recent purchase of Beats Electronics, has been getting quite a bit of attention lately. Most of which is from Apple, which has just added the application to a very prominent list within the App Store.

Mailbox for iOS updated, now supports Passbook and more

Mailbox for iOS updated, now supports Passbook and more

It’s been more than a year since Mailbox was purchased by Dropbox, but thankfully the app hasn’t been left to languish. After an update to version 2.0 in April of this year (with an update to fix issues with that one soon after), the app has been updated again, with even more features for users.

Apple offering Great discounts on 20 ‘Amazing Productivity apps’ for limited time

Apple offering Great discounts on 20 ‘Amazing Productivity apps’ for limited time

Apple has just launched a new promotion on the App Store where it is offering 20 productivity apps at discounted prices for a limited time.

We had covered quite a few of them in our App Deals post earlier today.

App Store revenue sets record in July with record number of customers making transactions

App Store revenue sets record in July with record number of customers making transactions

Apple is hot on the heels of officially announcing their third quarter 2014 results, and now the company has revealed that July has managed to be a record setting month for the company thanks to the App Store.

European Commission slams Apple for failing to protect consumers against in-app purchases [updated]

European Commission slams Apple for failing to protect consumers against in-app purchases [updated]

Ever since an increasing number of App Store developers have began offering free games with in-app purchases, known as a “freemium” model, there has been an avalanche of stories involving children going on iTunes spending sprees unbeknownst to  their parents. 

Google Wallet updated, now lets you ask for money from inside the app, plus more

Google Wallet updated, now lets you ask for money from inside the app, plus more

At the end of December, an update to Google Wallet let iOS users add a credit card to the application just by taking a picture of it. Now, several months later, Google’s letting you ask for money right from inside the app, thanks to a new update.