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Huge outage hits Apple storefronts, including iTunes, iBooks, App Store

Apple's digital storefronts are experiencing unplanned downtime, according to a post on the company's website. The iTunes, App Store, Mac App Store, and other storefronts are not working. Apple is working on the issue.

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…

Why Apple’s Mac App Store ‘sandboxing’ is ruffling developer feathers

Apple's new sandboxing requirement promises user's security, but developers feel stifled, and claim their apps may suffer.

OS X Mountain Lion is out: What you’re getting and how to prepare

Apple has released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The new version costs $20 in the Mac App Store. We've got a link to download, a list of new features, and a guide to prepping your Mac for the new version.

Issue with corrupt iOS and Mac app updates fixed, says Apple

Apple claims to have sorted out a server bug issue which caused recently updated apps to crash upon launch.

Corrupt updates? Issue with iOS and Mac app stores causing apps to crash

It appears Apple may have been issuing a number of corrupt app updates via its iOS and Mac app stores. Instapaper developer Marco Arment tested an update to his app without any problems before submitting it to Apple, but when it was issued…

Mac App Store hits 10,000 apps milestone just over a year after launch

Just over a year after launching, Apple's Mac App Store now contains over 10,000 apps for use with the company's desktop and laptop machines.

Apple boldly reinvents the school textbook with iBooks 2 and iTunes U, but will educators bite?

Apple is taking on textbooks directly with iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and a new version of iTunes U. Combined, these offerings let authors create textbooks, allow students to buy them for $15 or less, and give teachers the ability to create…

Apple Mac App Store downloads top 100 million, still far behind mobile apps

Apple says downloads from its young Mac App Store have exceeded 100 million. Not bad — but still far slower than the download rate of mobile apps, which were 10 times higher during the same amount of time.
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Instagram takes to your desktop nicely with these Web apps

For those of us who love Instagram but have grown weary of peering into an iPhone screen, it's time to move on to bigger and better things with the help of these Web apps.

Apple requests OS X Lion app submissions from developers

The launch of Apple's new operating system comes closer with developers asked to submit their OS X Lion apps for consideration.

Apple swallows pride, issues refunds to irate Final Cut Pro X buyers

Apple may not be used to poor customer feedback, but it is responding to the heavy Final Cut Pro X criticism coming its way.