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Amazon rejects FTC demands over in-app purchases, willing to take matter to court

Having dealt with Apple earlier this year on the matter of in-app purchases, the FTC is now demanding Amazon make changes to its practices regarding such purchases. However, the e-commerce giant insists everything's fine as it is…

App store: Apple launches new ‘browse by category’ section to improve discovery

In an effort to bring a wider variety of apps to the attention of iDevice owners, and to help developers get their work discovered, Apple has launched a new 'browse by category' section for the iOS store featuring a bunch of curated app…
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Amazon offering nine Android photo-editing apps for free in Friday-only deal

Amazon Appstore is giving away nine Android apps instead of the usual one in Friday's 'Free App of the Day' deal. The bundle includes photo enhancement tools and will save you $17 if you grab the lot.

Apple jumps on selfie bandwagon, adds dedicated section to app store

Apple appears to have woken up to the selfie craze, on Thursday adding a 'Sharing Selfies' section to its iOS and Mac app stores. The new category features a range of free and paid offerings, all linked to the smartphone-based self-portrait…

Flappy Bird phenomenon: Clones make up a third of new iOS games

If Apple's app store team really was blocking Flappy Bird clones earlier this month, it seems like they may have given up and gone home, with a report claiming that a third of the 300 new games landing in the iOS store Thursday were Flappy…

Are Flappy Birds an endangered species? The perils of indie app developers

The Wild West of app stores is changing, and huge corporations are moving in. Can the little guy still find a way to thrive in the complex, crowded market for apps?
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The Pebble App Store is opening its doors on Monday

Good news if you're a Pebble owner: the official App Store is set to open its doors on Monday, providing a central resource for browsing, installing and managing apps from your smartphone.

Apple will pay $32+ million to parents with app-crazy kids

Apple has agreed to pay back millions to parents of children who went on app-store spending sprees, racking up hundreds and thousands in purchases.

Apple hit $10 billion in App Store sales for 2013, December most successful month ever

Apple's App Store appears to have had a healthy 2013, with the company this week reporting record sales of more than $10 billion. In December alone, iDevice owners downloaded nearly three billion apps with sales totaling $1 billion.

Pebble smartwatch event set for January 6 at CES, team promises something special

The Pebble team has announced a press event for January 6 at CES 2014, where we're expecting to hear more about version 2.0 of the smartwatch's software, plus the new dedicated application store.

Pebble to launch app store for its smartwatch in coming months

Pebble smartwatch owners should soon find it easier to find apps for their device, with the company behind the device on Wednesday announcing it's lining up the launch of a centralized app store early next year.

Skydrive gets a makeover for iOS, complete with automatic picture upload feature

Microsoft has announced a major update to its Skydrive app for iOS. In addition to a new look, bringing it up to date with iOS 7, the app now supports automatic uploading of pictures to Skydrive.