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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 10, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of ...

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How to access Google Play music, TV shows and movies on your iOS device

Are you a former Android owner with a music and video library still stuck in the Google Play Store? Don't worry about having to re-purchase your content now that you are on iOS. We have good news for you as there are apps in the iOS App Store that let you access your Google Play media on your iOS ...

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Google Play Music now available for iPhone

Hold onto your hats, music lovers, 'cause things just got a little crazy out there. Google just released Google Play Music for iPhone (free), an app that lets you "discover, play and share the music you love, anywhere." It actually surprises me a bit that Apple allowed this app onto the App Store, ...

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Google Play 'iMessage Chat' app lets you send iMessages to Android phones but don't try it

Note: If you read nothing else, read this: Do NOT download this app. Now read why below. An unofficial iMessages app has appeared on the Google Play store that allows iMessages to be sent between Android and iOS devices, reports 9to5Mac. The app itself, called "iMessage Chat" isn't a counterfeit ...

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Google Play Books for iOS update includes support for textbook rental

Yesterday, Google issued an update to its free Google Play Books app for iOS, adding not only the usual "stability and performance improvements" to the app, but also providing some important new features that should be helpful for students as the school year quickly approaches. The app provides a...

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Google Play tops App Store in downloads, but App Store still leads in revenues

In the second quarter of 2013 Google's Play Store bested the App Store in overall downloads by roughy 10%, according to new data released by analytics firm App Annie. This is in contrast to the company's Q1 2013 and Q4 2012 reports which both showed Apple leading in overall downloads. However, wh...

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Google Play app revenue up, but still a distant second to Apple App Store

A new report from Distimo, a company that provides mobile app store analytics for developers, shows that revenue for the Android-based Google Play store is up. In November 2012, revenue from Google Play made up only 19 percent of combined total revenue between the Apple App Store and Google Play...

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Google Play Music All Access announced at Google I/O

Google's long-rumored music streaming service became a reality today with the announcement of Google Play Music All Access. The company has already cleared licensing deals with all three major labels left standing -- Warner, Universal and Sony -- meaning they'll have millions of songs available ...

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Google Play Game Services services to support iOS

This morning at Google I/O the company announced that Google Play is coming to iOS. No, not the Android store, but Google Play Game Services -- a new group of application programming interfaces (APIs) the company is releasing to developers today. The APIs allows gamers to pick up their games acros...

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Google Play catching up with iOS App Store in volume, trails in revenue

The App Annie Index market report for the first quarter of 2013 is out, showing some fascinating trends. While the Android-centric Google Play app store is seeing continued growth in download volume, the iOS App Store dominates revenues, earning almost 2.6 times the app revenue of Google Play. ...

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Apple could face 'legal undertakings' in UK over in-app purchases

Remember the UK police officer who reported his son to authorities for fraud after the 13-year-old ran up a US$5,600 bill for in-app purchases on the iOS App Store? That kind of unexpected consumer cost has thrown the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) into a tizzy, and they've announced that th...

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iOS App Store accounts for nearly 75% of mobile app download revenue

A new research report from Canalys took a look at the four leading mobile app stores -- Apple's App Store, Google Play, BlackBerrry World and the Windows Phone Store -- and came away with some interesting data. During the first quarter of 2013, Canalys found that the number of worldwide mobil...

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Fake Apple apps available briefly in Google Play store

For a brief time last weekend, a developer impersonating Apple was selling versions of the company's popular iOS Apps in the Google Play Store. According to a post on Reddit, six apps with familiar titles like iPhoto and iMovie were being sold by Apple Inc. The icons were similar to the officia...

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Google Play Books updated with new bookmarks, text selection

Google's Google Play Books market isn't just for Android devices. There's also an iOS app available to read content purchased on that market, and it's just been updated with some new features. Bookmarks let you place a bookmark by touching the top right corner. You can also highlight and even p...

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