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Apple grants Europeans 14-day refund window for iTunes and App Store purchases

Apple will refund customers on iTunes and App Store purchases made within 14 days. The refunds only apply in select European countries, so U.S. customers are stuck dealing with iTunes Support.
Apple

More school shooting threats bring down After School from the App Store

Anonymous posting app After School has been taken down from the App Store yet again after another gun threat was made by a Detroit high school student. It's unknown what solutions the app's developers will have in place after this incident.
Mobile

Blackphone’s new app store only houses apps that won’t spy on you

The super secure Blackphone will soon have its own app store filled with privacy-focused apps. The app store will feature a small collection of apps that have been vetted by security experts.
Mobile

Camera+ co-founder Lisa Bettany launches first mobile game

Lisa Bettany, co-founder of popular photo app Camera+, has taken a creative left turn and released her first solo project: a mobile game. The game, called "poppets," features plush characters that navigate obstacles with floating balloons.
Apple

Apple spells out to developers why it rejects their apps

Although Apple already offers app developers plenty of resources via its iOS Dev Center, reviewers still have to wade through lots of submissions that clearly aren't ready. A newly published page explaining why it sometimes reject apps…
Mobile

Scanner Pro, Writer Pro, and more productivity apps go on sale for iOS

Several productivity apps have just gone on sale in the iOS App Store, including Scanner Pro, Fantastical 2 for iPhone, and Writer Pro. Unfortunately, it's unknown how long these deals will last.
Mobile

Windows Phone store growing steadily, hits 300,000 apps

It may still be some way behind Apple's iOS store and Google's Play store for Android, but the Windows Phone store is growing steadily, with Microsoft revealing this week it now offers users of the platform more than 300,000 apps.
Android

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.
Mobile

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…
Android

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.
Mobile

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…
Mobile

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…
Mobile

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?
Emerging Tech

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.
Mobile

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

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.
Mobile

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.
Mobile

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.