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How to find an app that's missing on your iOS device

I'm an app-aholic. I have far too many apps on my iOS device, and I add more almost every day. I don't always take the time to organize them, so my homescreen panels sometimes become a jumbled mess of random apps.The chaos is occasionally fun, but most of the time it is frustrating as I can't find...

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Hueman was rejected from the App Store, but these apps weren't

Hueman is an app that tracks your daily mood through simple questions and then charts your overall mental outlook using eye-catching, color-based graphs. It's a simple app by design, with the idea being that a non-intrusive approach will fit into your daily schedule without a hassle, and since a...

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This is how in-app purchases should be handled

Ever since the ability to include in-app purchases was added to the App Store, the idea has divided gamers. On one side you have customers who prefer the traditional manner of purchasing a game -- pay upfront, and you have access to whatever the game has to offer -- while others see no problem in...

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Blockchain CEO calls Apple a 'gatekeeper on innovation' after Bitcoin wallet pulled from the App Store

Apple last week removed a Bitcoin wallet app called Blockchain from the App Store, prompting Blockchain CEO Nicholas Cary to lay out some harsh words for Apple. In a video interview with CNBC, Cary said Apple was a "gatekeeper on innovation" and that the company removed the app without providing...

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It's developers like Jalada GmbH that will eventually kill the Mac App Store

Nobody wants to give their money to developers who are willfully engaging in content theft and underhanded sales techniques, but that's exactly what Hamburg-based Jalada GmbH is. If you check out the full list of software currently available from Jalada, you'll find a whopping 18 apps in all. The...

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FTC focuses on Apple's App Store while ignoring similar issues with Google Play

The FTC last week announced a settlement agreement with Apple whereby Apple agreed to pay out, at a minimum, US$32.5 million dollars to the parents of children who made unauthorized in-app purchases. At the root of the FTC's investigation was a 15-minute window which allowed iOS users, once an...

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Man spams App Store for fun and makes $2,800 in profit

Gabriel Machuret is not an app developer; in fact he "couldn't care less about apps." He looks at an app and doesn't see a coding challenge or an opportunity for creativity; he sees a revenue stream. He's an App Store Optimization (ASO) expert, and he recently put his money where his mouth is with...

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Is Apple's App Store partly to blame for declining music sales?

In 2013, digital music sales declined for the first time since the iTunes Music store opened up for business in 2003. A common explanation for the decline is that consumers today have more avenues to listen to music for free. With services like Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and iTunes Radio providing...

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The strange, shady world of $1,000 iOS apps

The Fleas is an iOS action game that tasks you with dispatching pests as they make their home on the back of your furry friend. It's interesting for two reasons: First, it has a retro art style the harkens back to the early days of cinema. The second reason is that it's priced at US$999.99. The...

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Daily Update for January 8, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of 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...

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The App Store Monster: Apple in 2013 paid developers more than double what it paid out from 2008-2012 combined

Apple on Tuesday redirected some of the tech spotlight away from CES and onto itself when it announced some remarkable numbers regarding the economics of its ever-popular App Store. Because the App Store is typically associated with low-cost and freemium apps, it's easy to forget the scale to which...

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App Store sold more than $10 billion in 2013

If you spent any money on the App Store in 2013, you helped contribute to a record-breaking year for Apple's digital marketplace. The company revealed today that App Store sales passed US$10 billion in 2013, with more than $1 billion in sales coming in December alone. Apple's press release calls...

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Daily Update for December 26, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of 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...

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Pad & Quill Notes: A stylish notebook app from the case and bag craftsmen

Readers of TUAW know that we have an affinity for the products made by Minneapolis-based Pad & Quill. Whether it's one of the company's amazing iPhone wallet cases, the gorgeous new leather bags or its complete line of wood and leather iPad cases, the company has the Moleskine-style notebook...

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Daily Update for December 18, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of 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...

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