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Happy Sixth Birthday to The iOS App Store!

Posted on 10/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It was six years ago today that Apple debuted their new App Store. The new store, enabled via iPhone OS 2, and an update to iTunes, opened up the world of third-party apps to users of Apple’s iPhone.

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Giveaway: Win a Code for Word Science – The Fast-Paced Spelling Game!

Posted on 10/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Thanks to friend of the site Chris Rauschnot (@24k on Twitter) we’ve gotten our hands on seven codes for free downloads of the fast-paced spelling game, “Word Science.” We’ll be running the contest through Sunday morning, and we will announce the winners at Noon Eastern time on Sunday.

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Apple Improves iOS 8 Health App With Step Counting and Caffeine Tracking

Posted on 08/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has added features to its Health app in the current iOS 8 beta. The app can now access the iPhone 5s’s built-in M7 motion coprocessor to track the number of steps a user makes each day, and caffeine has also been added to the already lengthy list of nutritional categories that can be tracked by the app.

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Google Maps Out as Apple Maps Powers Find My iPhone Beta on The Web

Posted on 08/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Google Maps are out, and Apple Maps are in for the latest beta preview of the web-based Find My iPhone app. Users of Apple’s iCloud beta site will now see the location of their Apple devices and computers on Apple’s own mapping solution, although the Google version is still powering the public edition.

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South Korean FTC Orders Apple to Revise App Store ‘No-Refund’ Policy

Posted on 07/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The South Korean Fair Trade Commission on Sunday said that it had ordered both Apple and Google to revise unfair provisions, including their no-refund policy for purchases in their app stores. This marks the first time the antitrust watchdog group has moved against international app store operators.

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