iOS 7.1.1 Adds ‘In-App Purchases’ Label to App Store Top Charts

April 22nd, 2014 10 Comments »

If you have already installed today’s iOS 7.1.1 update, you will now notice applicable titles in the App Store’s top charts labeled with ‘in-app purchases’, as seen below:

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Apple add ‘in-app purchase’ descriptors to the App Store. The company rolled out descriptions within individual listings last year and also tried [...]

First generation Apple TVs unable to connect to iTunes store since Thursday

April 21st, 2014 1 Comment »

First generation Apple TVs have lost their ability to connect to iTunes, according to a 25-page-long thread on Apple’s support forum. Users report they cannot connect to the iTunes store to download or stream movies, TV shows and podcasts, although most internet functions, such as Youtube, are working. The issue appears to be widespread and worldwide, implying an issue [...]

Apple and Google offer game makers app store promotion in exchange for exclusivity

April 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Phone giants Apple and Google are striking deals with companies that make popular mobile games, offering them coveted marketing space in their app stores in exchange for the game maker offering early releases on the iOS or Android platforms.
As the Wall Street Journal reports, the push to obtain a window of exclusivity resembles what occurs in the world [...]

Apple Store iOS App Freebie: Smart Coin Currency Converter ($0.99 value)

April 20th, 2014 10 Comments »

If you haven’t downloaded the freebie within the Apple Store iOS app, now’s your chance to get it. This month the free app for Canadians is the currency converter Smart Coin, which retails for $0.99 in the App Store.
Key features:
- supports iPhone and iPad
- 175+ world currencies available
- automatic currency rate updates in the background, without [...]

Square Enix Montreal’s ‘Hitman GO’ Launches in the App Store

April 17th, 2014 10 Comments »

Square Enix Montreal has released their first game, the highly anticipated Hitman GO, available for iOS users today worldwide. The game takes a different approach to an action game as it’s a turn-based game built into puzzles:
Description
Get your daily fix of Agent 47 with this elegant, strategy-based Hitman game!
Hitman GO is a turn-based puzzle game [...]

Apple’s App Store Generates 85% More Revenue vs Google Play

April 16th, 2014 10 Comments »

According to a report from App Annie, the Google Play Store is starting to catch up to Apple’s App Store.
The chart above shows that Google had more app downloads during the first three months of this year, while Apple is still on top in terms of revenue. App Annie does not disclose absolute numbers for downloads [...]

Apple’s Online Store Updated For Mother’s Day

April 16th, 2014 10 Comments »

Today Apple’s online store was updated for Mother’s Day, after it went down last night. Ahead of Mother’s Day in May, the company seems to be heavily promoting the iPad along with various accessories.

This year’s promotion allows customers to add free custom engravings to any iPad, and provides free shipping on all orders over $75.

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iOS 7 Adoption Reaches 87 Percent Based on App Store Usage

April 7th, 2014 10 Comments »

Today Apple has updated its developer support page, which shows that iOS 7 adoption rates have reached 87 percent based on App Store usage. iOS 7 adoption is up 5 percent in about two months and will probably continued to increase over the next several weeks and months.

iOS 6 usage has dropped from 15 percent [...]

Amazon.ca Launches Musical Instruments, Wireless Store with Over 1 Million Items

April 1st, 2014 10 Comments »

Amazon.ca continues to get a whole lot better for Canadian shoppers addicted to online shopping. Today, the retailer has launched two new stores: Wireless and Musical Instruments. 
The Musical Instruments store has over 75,000 items such as stringed instruments, DJ & lighting equipment, drums, sound & recording equipment, keyboards, amps and instrument accessories.

More important to our audience [...]

Microsoft Office for iPad Apps Take Top Spots in the App Store

March 28th, 2014 10 Comments »

Yesterday Microsoft Office officially launched in the iPad and in 24 hours, all of their apps have taken top spots in the iPad App Store. Apple is even promoting office in the iPad store under the featured area too:

Microsoft CEO today tweeted “looks like it’s a productive Friday for iPad owners!” along with a screenshot [...]

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