$75 gets you $100 in Android App Credit Today on Amazon

We see a fair number of iTunes gift card deals around these parts, but discounts on Android app credit are basically nonexistent. Today though, Amazon is filling the void with $100 in Amazon Coins, valid for the purchase of apps and in-app purchases from the Android Appstore, for just $75. » 8/01/14 3:15pm 8/01/14 3:15pm

The Best Free and Cheap Apps in the App Store Sixth Anniversary Sale

Apple has gotten in the wonderful little habit of discounting some of its most beloved App Store fare for its birthday, and this year is no different. In honor of the sixth anniversary of the App Store, Apple developers have kindly discounted a whole slew of gems for you. We've picked out the best of the bunch. » 7/11/14 11:18am 7/11/14 11:18am

Mac App Store Bug Is Upgrading Illegal and Trial Software For Free

As well as giving away OS X 10.9 Mavericks for free, Apple has also promised to update iWork and iLife gratis, too, for anyone that bought a Mac after October 1st. But there's a glitch in the system that means people with illegal or trial copies of the software are being given free updates too. » 10/24/13 7:02am 10/24/13 7:02am

Emojify for iOS: Turn Your Face Into a Piece of Emoji Art

Look at the text message conversation between any two people in the 12 to late 20s age range and there's a pretty decent chance you'll get a deluge of brightly colored cartoon icons that, just a few years ago, would have seemed entirely nonsensical. Now they can tell entire tales. Yes, Emojis have taken over, and… » 8/22/13 6:00pm 8/22/13 6:00pm

Researchers Snuck Malware Onto the App Store By Making It a Transformer

No one really knows exactly how Apple makes sure the apps that wind up in its store are safe. All we know is that the App Store has a comparatively better track record than its Android counterpart. But nothing is ever totally safe. Researchers managed to sneak malware onto the App Store with ease by giving their app … » 8/17/13 9:12am 8/17/13 9:12am

Amazon's Updated Kindle App Is a Tiny F U to Apple's App Store

Amazon just released a new update to its Kindle app for iOS, and it basically just told Apple to go f*** itself in the process. The Apple App Store bible absolutely forbids in-app purchases unless the company is willing to give Apple a 30 percent cut, but Amazon has finally found a way around this little speed bump:… » 7/30/13 4:19pm 7/30/13 4:19pm

In the App Store Economy, Only Suckers Pay Retail

On the off chance you missed it, you might be interested to know that there's an unprecedented sale going on right now in the App Store. Apps that yesterday were 10 or 20 dollars are free today. Your first reaction is great. Your second, if you're anything like me, is but I just bought these. And that's because we're… » 7/08/13 2:12pm 7/08/13 2:12pm

The Best Free Apps in Apple's App Store Anniversary Fire Sale

There have been plenty of App Store sales before, some of them quite extensive. But Apple's never offered discounts of this magnitude before. Some of the best—and most expensive—games and apps you can find on iOS are free today, presumably in honor of the App Store's five-year anniversary. Here are the ones you need… » 7/08/13 9:06am 7/08/13 9:06am

How Many Apps Does an App Need to Sell to Be in the Top Apps List?

When the App Store was fresh and new, you'd see different apps pop up in the Top Apps list. Those Top Apps lists were actually usable. But ever since Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja and whatever else decided to squat down, it's the same damn apps over and over. So how popular does an app have to be to crack these lists? » 7/01/13 9:00pm 7/01/13 9:00pm