Take That, Apple! Amazon Can Call Their App Store "Appstore" For Now

The war over the "App Store" name is far from over, but Amazon's been granted a small reprieve by a US judge, having denied Apple from requesting a preliminary injunction on the use of the term. While the judge didn't agree with Amazon's claims that "App Store" (or even "Appstore," as they phrase it) is generic, the… » 7/07/11 8:01am 7/07/11 8:01am

Apple to Sell iLife '11 Apps Individually For $15 Each?

Plenty of people won't be bothered by GarageBand or iMovie, and will want just iPhoto—and they'll want to download it, too. If Apple does charge just $15 per iLife '11 app as this photo suggests, that's amazing news. » 10/22/10 8:20am 10/22/10 8:20am

Apple's App Store Dominated By Pay Apps, Google's By Free Apps

Are iPhone owners more willing to pay for applications than Android owners? Or are Android developers just more interested in giving away their apps? » 8/27/10 5:00pm 8/27/10 5:00pm

Apple Easing Up On Book App Censorship?

In 2008, the App Store rejected the app for the novel Knife Music for "objectionable" content. Now, backed by a major publisher, a new Knife Music app has been accepted to the App Store, naughty language and all. » 6/27/10 1:30pm 6/27/10 1:30pm

Apple Blocks Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist From App Store

Mark Fiore made a little online history this week by being the first web-only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize. His editorial cartoons, though, were rejected from the App Store for violating Apple's anti-satire provisions. That's a dangerous precedent. UPDATED: » 4/15/10 1:20pm 4/15/10 1:20pm

See Android Market Grow: 9,330 Apps Added Last Month

The Android Market still has a lot of catching up to do, but they're certainly picking up the pace: in March, over 9,000 applications were added. But more apps could mean more problems. » 4/08/10 8:48am 4/08/10 8:48am

Android Marketplace Hits 30,000 Apps, Still Has Serious Catching Up to…

We can finally put an official number on the apps in the Android Marketplace: 30,000. That's more than double what was available in December, a crazy fast rate of growth. And they're going to need to keep it up. » 3/16/10 4:58pm 3/16/10 4:58pm

EyeTV iPhone App Allows For Streaming Over 3G Through Built-In Backdoor…

The EyeTV iPhone app is supposed to allow you to stream media from a computer to an iPhone over a Wi-Fi connection, but it comes with a little bonus that must've slipped past Apple's approval process: streaming over 3G. Updated. » 10/16/09 10:15pm 10/16/09 10:15pm

The iPhone App Store Gold Rush May Be Running Low on Gold

We've heard the woes of app developers waiting for payments, but at least there were payments. Newsweek claims, in a sensational trend piece, that the App Store goldmine has dried out and some developers are barely getting by. » 10/07/09 12:50am 10/07/09 12:50am

Apple App Store Developers Furious Over Crafty "Line Jumping"…

A few Apple App Store developers have apparently taken a page from the line cutting Steve Wozniak today, and are using a loophole in the service's naming conventions to shoot their apps to the top of the list. The story goes that certain developers are cutting to the head of the class with sneakily inserted spaces and… » 7/13/08 3:23pm 7/13/08 3:23pm