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Google Now is … now available on iPhone and iPad!

Google has launched a revamped version of its search app on the iPhone and iPad containing Google Now, it's Siri competitor. You can download it from the App Store now.

Mobile

iTunes made over $4 billion this quarter, boasts 850,000 apps with 350,000 optimized for iPad

Spitting in the face of naysayers, Apple has announced its second quarter earnings for this year and the numbers are just as impressive as the first quarter. iTunes has grown as well, now boasting 850,000 apps, almost half of which cater to the iPad.

Mobile

Download race: Google Play Store downloads are about even with the App Store

Google Play has seen a meteoric rise over the last year, up $157 million in the last month alone, They're nearly even with the iOS App Store on downloads, but still down substantially in revenue.

Mobile

Amazon Android app store to open in 200 additional countries, could lead up to smartphone launch program

Amazon has announced it will be opening its Android application store in nearly 200 new countries around the world very soon. The list includes several key emerging markets, which could signify the beginning of a smartphone launch program.

Android Army

Apple’s App Store accounts for 74 percent of app revenue in Q1, while Google Play sees most downloads

Apple's App Store accounted for 74 percent of revenue generated from app-related payments among the four major app stores in Q1 2013. Google Play, on the other hand, saw the most downloads, taking a 51 percent share.

Android Army

Popular app discovery tool AppGratis pulled from iOS App Store

AppGratis, a popular app discovery tool used by more than 10 millions iDevice owners, has been pulled from the App Store for apparently falling foul of two of the store's rules.

Apple

ID, please. Apple adds age ratings to its App Store

Apple recently added age ratings to each of the apps listed in its App Store. The prominently displayed ratings may be in response to a recent scandal when adult content made its way onto micro-video sharing app, Vine.

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Did you know: A majority of app revenue comes from in-app purchases

A new study shows that the bulk of app revenue doesn't come from the initial download, but from in-app purchases.

Mobile

5-year-old boy spends over $2500 in 10 minutes on in-app purchases

Serving as a cautionary tale for parents that don't spend time setting up parental controls on a mobile device, a young boy in England racked up major charges while purchasing in-app items

Apple

In just 5 minutes, small child spends $2,500 on iPad apps

After getting her iTunes password from his mother, a five-year-old boy racked up $2,500 worth of in-app purchases within ten minutes. We'll show you how to turn off iOS in-app purchases to make sure that can't happen.

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Hollywood targets apps that use copyrighted movie content without permission

In the war against pirated content, Hollywood is now setting its eyes on mobile apps that use its material without purchasing a license. Major corporations have been extremely cooperative in pulling down any violating apps.

Mobile

‘Gridlee’ sneaks a game emulator onto iTunes – get it while you can

Gridlee may look like any other game on the App Store, but it's got a secret that Apple doesn't know: a hidden MAME emulator. With a little tinkering and a USB cable, almost anyone can run emulated games on their iPhone in no time. That is, until Apple removes…

Mobile

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?

Mobile

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.

Computing

Apple introduces appstore.com vanity URLs, may have Amazon-battling bonus

Apple has introduced appstore.com 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.

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