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What apps are still missing from the iPhone and iPad App Store?

What apps are still missing from the iPhone and iPad App Store?

When you look at Windows Phone or BlackBerry 10 it's easy to see the well-known iOS and Android apps that are missing from their respective app stores. Even with Android, you can look at popular iOS apps like Tweetbot, Fantastical, or Letterpress, not to mention every single one of Apple's apps...
Can't find the App Store app you're looking for? Try searching differently!

Ask iMore: How the #@$& do you find anything with App Store search?

App Store search is horribly broken. We all know that. So it came as no surprise when a reader asked me how we — the people who write about them all day — find anything on the App Store. The short answer is a little creativity and a lot of tenacity. The long answer is best given in the form of a...
How to disable Touch ID for iTunes and App Store purchases

How to disable Touch ID for iTunes and App Store purchases

Touch ID is a super convenient way to unlock your iPhone 5s while keeping it secure at the same time. You can also use it to make App Store and iTunes purchases by default. However, if you've registered other family member's prints and you don't want them to be able to buy things on your account...
Go to the App Store and rate your 5 favorite apps right now!

Go to the App Store and rate your 5 favorite apps right now!

I too hate it when Instagram and other apps continuously popup pleas for ratings. It's an interception of user experience, which makes it jarring, and it happens over and over again, whether I rate the app or not, which makes it intolerable. I understand completely John Gruber's feelings on...
Tired of App Store and iTunes search issues? Give fnd.io a try!

Tired of App Store and iTunes search issues? Give fnd.io a try!

fnd.io is a new website that takes advantage of Apple's iTunes and App Store APIs to let you search both services on the web. According to MacStories, fnd.io is not only faster at search than iTunes and the App Store, it adds more context which may lead to better search results overall. We've...
App Store ratings are broken, let's get rid of them

App Store ratings are broken, let's get rid of them

App Store reviews have been a thorn in the side of developers for about as long as they've been around. And yet another story is making its rounds on the Internet to remind us of App Store reviews' ugly side. At their best, App Store reviews give customers an opportunity to share thoughtful...
Why developers beg for App Store ratings

Why developers beg for App Store ratings

"Rate this app!" popup requesters — you might know them from such popular apps as Instagram or Google+ — have been the subject of a lot of controversy lately. Some think they serve no customer-centric purpose and have no place in any app ever, others that they're the only way for developers to...
Researchers claim iOS multitasking exploit could allow taps, clicks to be monitored on iPhone, iPad

Researchers claim iOS multitasking exploit could allow taps, clicks to be monitored on iPhone, iPad

An exploit in the way iOS handles multitasking may allow the touch-equivalent of keylogger-type attacks — where your input is recorded in order to discover your passwords and other data — to work not only on jailbroken iPhones and iPads, but on any device. It would require a malicious app to be...
Apple adding suggested searches to iPhone App Store

Apple adding suggested searches to iPhone App Store

Apple is rolling out a new feature to their App Store search that recommends search terms related to a user's current search. When a user searches for something in the store, a new bar will appear, just below the search bar on the results page, which will recommend related items. Users can scroll...
Apple debuts app trailer videos for the App Store with Clumsy Ninja

Apple debuts app trailer videos for the App Store with Clumsy Ninja

Clumsy Ninja, this week's App Store Editors' Choice not only comes with a lot of fun, but with something entirely new - a trailer. Currently live in the UK App Store, but presumably about to spread internationally, if you go through the Editors' Choice banner to Clumsy Ninja's App Store page, you...

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iZON room monitor catches thieving neighbour in the act [video]

When a woman She suspected that someone was entering her condo and stealing her prescription medicine. So she went and bought an iZON, set it all up using her iPhone and then let it do its magic. Sure enough it captured her neighbor of all people entering her condo and taking her medication. She called the police and the iZON video was used to arrest the perpetrator.

Take a look at the CBS 12 news report video below. It is a great story and just proves that you do not need to be a geek to setup and use technology when Apple is involved!

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Elgato EyeTV Mobile now available for the iPad 2 [video]

Elgato has announced that its EyeTV Mobile DVB-T tuner is now available for the iPad 2. The EyeTV Mobile was announced back in August and is now beginning to ship. The tuner clips into the 30 pin dock connector on the iPad 2 and comes complete with a telescopic aerial. The tuner is a DVB-T freeview tuner which is geared towards the European market.

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Starbucks launches its free iTunes download offer in the UK

Starbucks has extended its free iTunes “Pick of the Week” give away into the UK; the offer was previously only offered within the United States. Now, any visitor to Starbucks in the UK can take advantage of totally free Wi-Fi as well as a free download from iTunes.

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Google Voice pulled from App Store due to incompatibility with iOS 5

Google has voluntarily pulled its Google Voice application from the App Store due to an incompatibility with the just released iOS 5 software.  If you search for Google Voice it can no longer be found in the App Store.

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Grand Theft Auto III coming to iPhone 4S and iPad 2

Rockstar Games has announced that it is bringing the hugely popular console game Grand Theft Auto III to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. The game which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month will be demoed for the first time at New York Comic Con which runs from 13-16 October.

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Apple releases AirPort Utility, an app to manage your Airport base stations from your iOS device

Apple has released AirPort Utility which is an app designed to let you manage your WiFi network and Airport base stations from your iOS device.

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Apple makes Find My Friends app available ahead of iOS 5 release

Apple has just made its Find My Friends app available to download. Find My Friends allows users of iOS 5 devices to see each other’s location on a map.

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Due updated, now includes a stack of new features

Due, the simple but really powerful reminder app has just received a major update. It now includes new features like integration with Agenda Calendar, send reminders to friends and family via email or SMS and also the ability to receive reminders from other Due users. The full list of updates are below.

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GoodReader for iPad gets updated with iOS 5 compatibility and iCloud support

GoodReader for iPad has just received a significant update and now includes support for iOS 5 as well as iCloud. In case you don’t know, GoodReader is a fantastic application that can open and view many different file types such as PDF, TXT files, MS Office doc, ppt, xls, iWork ’08/’09, HTML and Safari webarchives. It even handles audio and video files too, and can un-Zip files. The latest update also include a few other improvements.

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Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots coming to iPhone and iPad [video]

If you are a fan of the original Fruit Ninja game then you are in for a bit of a treat with the newly announced Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots. Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots is a game with a tie in to a movie, this time it is DreamWorks Puss in Boots movie.

Before you go off and assume that this will be the same game with a few cat references, it looks to be much more than that. It is actually a good upgrade to the original game, with more blades and backgrounds, new magic bean powered Desperado Mode and much more.

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Did Apple delay Facebook's new iPhone app, iPad app and iOS web platform?

Facebook has reportedly had their iPad app ready to go for some time and may have been planning its announcement around Apple's Lets Talk iPhone event this past Tuesday. Same goes for their iOS web platform Project Spartan. Robert Scoble suggested last night that Steve Jobs passing may have had something to do with Facebook's non-announcement.

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Apple now accepting iOS 5 apps for App Store

Apple has begun notifying developers that the App Store will now accept iOS 5 apps (apps built with the iOS 5 SDK, targeting iOS 5 API).

The next generation of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system will soon be in the hands of hundreds of millions of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch customers. This major new release features more than 200 new features and an updated SDK with over 1,500 new APIs and developer tools.

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Apple said to be working on an iPad video app to compete with cable providers

Well known blogger, Robert Scoble claims that Apple will announce an iPad app to challenge the cable TV giants. The iPad app will provide video content which he claims is the main reason for Apple’s huge data center.

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Apple to allow App Store rentals in iTunes?

The Tech Erra points to a snippet of code discovered in iTunes 10.5 beta 9 indicating that Apple may begin allowing App Store app rentals.

"510.036" = "Apps are automatically removed from your iTunes library at the end of the rental period.";

This either suggests iOS users could finally have the ability to play around with an app before deciding to purchase, or someone just got sloppy with some strings.

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Untappd releases iPhone check-in app for social drinking

Untappd, the "Foursquare for beer" social check-in service, has released their official iPhone app. You can now check-in to what beer you're drinking with the option of adding location information for sharing with friends on the network.

Previously limited to a webapp, the native app offers a number of welcomed features including Notifications and the ability to upload photos with your check-in. Get ready to drink socially...

Untappd is a new way to socially track, rate, & share with your friends what beers you're enjoying, as well as where you're enjoying them. You can see what beers are trending nearby and where you can find them. Untappd will also share recommendations based on your drinking preferences. Curious about a specific beer? See what other users are saying about it and add it to your wish list to make sure you remember to find it! As you explore more brews and locations, you will uncover a variety of badges.

  • Track & rate what beers you have and share them with your friends
  • Upload a photo of the beer your having and sharing it with your friends.
  • Notifications of your friends comments and toasts
  • Geolocation enabled so you can tag your location & see what’s trending nearby
  • Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare & Gowalla integration for social sharing
  • Toast and comment on your friends beers
  • Earn a wide variety of badges
  • See what beers are trending nearby and where to find them

Untappd is available for the iPhone and iPod touch for free.

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LEGO embracing the digital age with Life of George iPhone and iPod touch game [video]

Well known children’s toy company LEGO is bringing its toys into the digital age with the upcoming release of “Life of George”. The game consists of three main parts, a pile of LEGO blocks, a play mat and most importantly an iPhone app.

The idea of the game is to build the models shown on the iPhone with the actual Lego blocks. When a player thinks they have completed the model they need to take a picture with the iPhone or iPod touch. The app will then calculate a score based on the speed and accuracy of the finished model.

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Quora releases official iPhone app

Quora, the popular Q&A social network, has just released their official iPhone app in the App Store. Quora for iPhone adds a new iOS-only feature called "Nearby" that lets you browse questions based on location using Google Maps.

One of the great features is Push Notifications, because you don't have to constantly check to see who's been answering your questions on the service. In addition, Quora for iPhone has a neat shuffle option that helps you discover new content you may not have found otherwise.

Like Wikipedia, Quora provides great answers on a wide range of topics -- technology, movies, music, travel, health, law and much more. Quora on the iPhone gives you access to some of the smartest people in the world, right at your fingertips. Quora's users have deep expertise and include authoritative leaders in dozens of fields.

Ask and answer questions on the fly, and search for questions in over 60,000 topics, including thousands of location-based topics

  • Ask questions to get insights from experts
  • Write answers to share your knowledge with others
  • Keep up with the latest on topics you care about
  • Browse topics near you to learn while you're on the go

Quora is available for the iPhone for free.

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FIFA 12 now available for iPad [video]

FIFA 12 has landed on the iPad and it looks like an awesome soccer game with loads of features to keep fans of the FIFA franchise entertained for a long time. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch as well as an iPad, you can use it as a controller too.

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LOVEFiLM Player for iPad released, stream films directly to your iPad

LOVEFiLM, owned by Amazon, is the UK equivalent of Netflix and it has at long last released an app which allows you to stream content directly to your iPad. Previously all you could do was manage your DVD and Blu-ray rental queue.

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Official Facebook for iPad app coming at iPhone 5 event?

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