App Store

Thanks to the App Store, Vine is now an R rated social network

Apple punishes Vine for porn slip-ups by slapping a 17+ user rating on the fledgling social network. Is the new R rating fair, especially given the debauchery some other youth-targeting apps that don't sport the restriction?

5 reasons why the Windows 8 Store is a complete mess

Want to buy an app for your Windows 8 PC? You may change your mind after you see the Windows Store, an epic blunder that Microsoft seems unwilling or unable to fix, even months after its operating system launched to the public.

Apple introduces vanity URLs, may have Amazon-battling bonus

Apple has introduced vanity URLs, which developers can use to promote their apps in an easy to remember way. It could also assist the firm in its lawsuit against Amazon's use of the phrase appstore.

500px got the App Store axe, but what about all these other R-rated apps?

Apple has removed photography community app 500px from the App Store for allowing access to nude images, despite a hoard of other apps that provide even more NSFW content. But this isn't just another example of Apple's hypocrisy – it's a…

Apple pulls 500px from App Store for nudity

500px's app was suddenly pulled from the App Store today with Apple citing (artistic) nudity as the offender.

Digital Blend: Nvidia’s Project Shield, the joys of Kentucky Route Zero, and Call of Duty DLC

Welcome to Digital Blend, your one-stop shop for coverage and recommendations of all things relating to mobile gaming, digital marketplaces, and indie titles (for the week ending January 13).

Apple’s App Store hits 40 billion app downloads

Apple announced Monday that the company's App Store has had more than 40 billion apps downloaded throughout its four year-plus history, with almost half of that number happening in 2012 alone.
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DT Deals: iOS App Design Course makes all your app developing dreams come true

Need help making your apps not only function well but look good? Today's DT Deals brings you the design crash course to get you ready for the App Store.

Halo 4 is not $5 on iOS, despite two App Store listings to the contrary

A portable version of Halo 4 that you can play on your iPhone seems to good to be true, and if you attempt to download the game via the iOS App Store, you'll quickly learn that this is, in fact, the case.

Apple App Store vs. Google Play Store: Which made more money in 2012?

A new study has drawn comparisons between the revenue made by Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.

Pint-sized Raspberry Pi PC launches its own app store

Raspberry Pi's new app store could help encourage programmers, young and old, to keep learning and experimenting.

And the winner is … Apple selects best iPhone/iPad apps of 2012

Apple has chosen its favorite apps and games of the year, with Paper and Action Movie FX among them.