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Report: ‘Freemium” is King for iOS App Revenue

Posted on 29/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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A study released on Thursday shows the dominance of “freemium” titles on the iOS platform where revenue is concerned. The study says that in-app purchases made through free apps accounted for 71% of the total iPhone app revenue in February.


Review: Space Cubes – Simplistic Arcade-Style Gaming for iPhone and iPad

Posted on 29/03/2013 by C. Marie Johnson


Simplistic arcade games had been all the rage since their inception, however the craze has dwindled down in recent years. With all of the action packed excitement and pristine graphic quality of new games on the market, users can sometimes forget the sheer joy and fun that comes with playing a simple, yet addicting, arcade-style game.


Apple’s ‘Find My Friends’ App Updated With Location, Notification, and Interface Improvements

Posted on 29/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Apple has released a nice (albeit minor) update for their Find my Friends app today, adding a new interface for location-based alerts. The new interface brings a number of improvements, such as the ability to fine-tune the location threshold for any given alert – useful if, for instance, you work or live somewhere with multiple adjacent buildings.


Google Outranks Apple as Top Publisher in the App Store

Posted on 28/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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If someone asked who the #1 publisher of non-game apps was on Apple’s App Store, most people would probably guess it was Apple – but as the latest data from App Annie reveals, those people would be dead wrong.


Twitterrific Updated with Native Push Notifications and Performance Enhancements

Posted on 27/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Twitterrific has long been one of the most popular 3rd-party Twitter clients for iOS, and today, IconFactory has made it even better, updating the app to version 5.2, and adding push notification support (for mentions, direct messages, favorites, retweets, and new followers), as well as a whole host of other assorted improvements and updates.


Review: SciFiScanner – A Business Card Reader for iOS

Posted on 27/03/2013 by John Manners


If you’re someone who networks often and goes to a lot of conferences, there’s a good chance you have a large number of business cards. Of course, you would want an easier way to organize and save them besides stuffing them away in your wallet or around your desk. There are some card readers that will do the trick by scanning the business card and saving basic contact info. Most of these card scanners do the job, but if you want something more detailed with a few more bells and whistles, the team behind DocScanner has just the answer for you.


Bag A Bargain With Our Easter App Sale Roundup!

Posted on 27/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill


It’s easter, and aside from easter egg hunts, too much chocolate and bunnies, there’s one thing that happens every year – Easter app sales! EA, Capcom and SEGA are celebrating the occasion by slashing prices on a lot of their apps, so now’s the time to bag a bargain.


Plants Vs Zombies 2 Coming This Summer

Posted on 27/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill


Originally announced to launch in the spring, the release of Plants vs Zombies 2 is now slated for ‘early summer 2013’, meaning fans of the popular game will have a little longer to wait.


Spotify Airs First-Ever TV Commercials For its Music Streaming App (Videos)

Posted on 26/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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As competition between music streaming apps such as Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio continues to increase, Spotify has taken the opportunity to try to get an edge over the competition by releasing their first ever series of television commercials! The commercials first aired last night (March 25) on U.S. television station NBC.


Top Google Reader Alternatives for Mac and iOS

Posted on 26/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Google poked a serious hole in the internet experience for many users (myself included) when they announced that they would be discontinuing Google Reader this summer. We’ve been doing our homework since reading that fateful announcement, and have come up with what we consider to be some excellent alternatives to replace Google Reader in its entirety.


Facebook VoIP Calls Now Available In UK

Posted on 25/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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It’s a feature that’s been available in the US for some time, but at last us folk on the other side of the pond can get our hands on Facebook VoIP calling.


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