While we all love our iOS devices, there’s a lot that can be improved. We recently highlighted the flawed model of how iCloud documents handles files, but there’s another area that’s been widely criticised since quite some time now and that’s searching the App Store for apps.
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Apple has just announced that over 40 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store since it was launched in 2008. Apple has also revealed that nearly 20 billion were downloaded in 2012 alone.
Apple’s App Store had crossed the milestone of 25 billions apps downloaded on March 5th, 2012.
If you’re shooting video on your iDevice, we know that the basic, default Camera app isn’t too bad. It does the job and you can get to it from your Lock screen so it is very convenient. There are time, however, when you want to step it up a notch and do something a little more interesting. Whether it’s just a more advanced video app, something a little retro, adding special effects, or even making your own stop-motion videos, here are some apps that can add a little flair to your videos.
Fantastical – one of the popular Calendar apps for the Mac by Flexibits has just hit the App Store.
As the holiday shopping season kicks off with the arrival of Black Friday, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to be getting those special people in your life. But where do you start?
You start with a list.
Lots of developers have put their iOS apps up on sale for the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend. We have some of the best deals we’ve found below.
Angry Birds Star Wars – latest installment of the Angry Birds – Rovio’s hugely popular game has just hit the iOS App Store and Mac App Store.
Microsoft has released a new version of the My Xbox Live app to add support for the impressive SmartGlass feature, which was showcased at E3 2012. Along with the new features, the app also gets a new name, it’s now called Xbox SmartGlass.
Xbox SmartGlass allows users to connect their iOS device to the Xbox 360 console and use it as a second screen to enjoy rich, interactive experiences, do fun things like change their 3D avatar and also use it as a remote control using gestures like Apple’s Remote app.
There might be hundreds of thousands of apps in the App Store, but with all the Android devices out there, Apple’s share of worldwide app downloads has dipped below 30% for the first time ever—at least as far as the iPhone is concerned