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Apple and Google Fight for Exclusive Games for Their Platforms





Apple wants major game developers to release their new games exclusively for iOS. This will allow to lure many customers from the competitive platform - Android. The problem is that Google also plans to get the so-called first rights for many games.

Both tech giants promise to promote new games and their developers placing them to all kinds of ratings and lists. Now it’s up to developers to decide what company - Apple or Google - to choose.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, April 21st, 2014. 15:09

12 Million People Downloaded Office for iPad - Microsoft



Just a week after the official release, iWork's main rival - Office for iPad - managed to set a new App Store record. Microsoft on Thursday announced 12 million downloads of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. What a result, huh?


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Written by Andrey

Friday, April 4th, 2014. 17:55

Apple Updates iWork for iOS and Mac



Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for both iOS and Mac with a new read-only sharing mode, Retina graphics support, improved design and a number of other important features. The updated iWork suite apps are currently available on App Store and Mac App Store, so don’t waste your time - go and get them right now.


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Top 10 Stories of the Week



Like every Sunday, I’ve come up with a list of most interesting stories of the last 7 days. Without wasting time, let’s take a look at these posts.


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Recently Released Microsoft Office Apps Top App Store Charts



As you probably know, Microsoft on Thursday released its long-anticipated Office for iPad. The office suite consists of three apps, namely, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Just two days after the official release, these apps are now ranking as top three free apps on the App Store. What a successful debut, huh?


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, March 30th, 2014. 0:10

iOS 7 Adoption Rate Reaches 85% - Apple



According to the updated figures that can be found on the App Store Distribution section, iOS 7 adoption rate reached 85%. This means that nearly 90% of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have upgraded to the latest iOS version.

In case you don’t know, Apple released iOS 7 on September 18th, 2013. On December 6th, about 74% of the devices were running iOS 7 and on January 27th, 2014 - nearly 80%.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. 19:53

New Apple TV Concept by CURVED/labs - Images



Very often we have to deal with iPhone, iPad or iWatch concepts, but very rarely designers come up with their Apple TV models. Today I’d like to share with you an 'Apple TV touch' concept that was created by CURVED/labs and features a touchscreen remote.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014. 19:21

Apple Releases New Beta Versions of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 and iTunes 11.1.6



Apple released two new betas on Tuesday: OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 and iTunes 11.1.6. Both are currently available only for the company employees and both contain some bug fixes and improvements.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014. 18:08

iTunes Festival App Gets Updated Ahead of Big Event, iOS 7.1 Not Required



The iTunes Festival app won’t require iOS 7.1 as was reported earlier. This means that the official release of Apple’s new mobile operating system may take place later than this week.


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Apple TV to Feature Video Game Support, Launch Date Still Unclear



According to the latest reports from various sources, the company from Cupertino will soon release its updated Apple TV. However, the exact launch date is still unclear. On the one hand, the Financial Times reporters claim that the new set-top box will be revealed "any week now", but on the other, Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple says it won’t.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, March 1st, 2014. 17:06

One-third of New Games on the App Store Are Flappy Bird Clones



Although Flappy Bird was removed from the App Store nearly three weeks ago, it still inspires many developers. You see, according to the latest estimates, nearly one-third of apps submitted for approval are Flappy Bird clones.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, February 28th, 2014. 21:10

Two-step verification is now available in selected countries



A two-step ID verification is now available in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Spain.

The new verification is a n optional feature which boosts security of you Apple ID.  In order to verify your identify it is essential first to proove it using one of your devices. Then you will be able to sign in to My Apple ID and manage your account, "make an iTunes, App Store, or iBooks Store purchase from a new device, and get Apple ID-related support from Apple."


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, February 21st, 2014. 1:08

Apple Rejecting Flappy Bird Clones



Apple is currently rejecting apps, which in their name use a word-combination “Flappy Bird” or something similar to it. Apart from that, it seems to be impossible to add a game to the App Store, which resembles the recently deleted one.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, February 17th, 2014. 20:23

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so you’re probably waiting for our top stories of the week. That is why I won’t make a large introduction and will simply tell you about interesting events of the past seven days.


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Apple Fixes Issue Influencing Location-Based Apps



Apple has fixed an issue that turned off the geolocation functions of the force-closed apps in iOS 7.1, developers report. Latest betas prove that closing an application in the so to say “wrong way” doesn’t influence its location capabilities. And that is another improvement of the next-gen iOS 7.1 that is expected to be officially released in March.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 20:35