Apple marks 50 billionth app with big prize (Update)
Apple on Thursday announced that the number of mini-programs downloaded from its App Store has blasted past the 50 billion milestone, and celebrated the moment with a $10,000 prize.
Facebook Home off to slow start on Google Play
A little more than a week after being released, Facebook's new interface for Android smartphones, Facebook Home, has crossed the 500,000 mark for downloads on the Google Play application store.
Amazon fends off Apple claim to "Appstore" name
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Apple's claim of false advertising for Amazon.com to refer to its online shop for mobile gadget applications as an "app store."
Google Play growing fast, survey finds
Google's online Play shop of applications for Android-powered smartphones or tablets is growing fast, a report released Thursday by market tracker Distimo said.
Review: IOS 6 disappointing, but worth downloading
The iPhone 5 isn't the only product Apple is updating this week. On Wednesday it released a new version of iOS, the software that underlies its handheld devices.
Apple shoots down drone strike tracking iPhone app
The maker of an application that would alert iPhone users to US military drone strikes said Thursday that Apple has repeatedly shot down his efforts to get it into the App Store.
Kaspersky Lab nails 'Find and Call' trojan bearing phone-book service
Mobile apps raise new privacy concerns
Smartphone in hand, you tap into your local application store. You click on a nifty tool that promises to massage your belly and pat your head at the same time. But just as you're about to download it, you decide to click ...
China writers seek $8 mln from Apple in piracy row
A group of Chinese writers who accuse Apple's online store for selling pirated copies of their books is seeking $8 million in compensation from the US firm, state media said Sunday.
Chinese downloads 25 billionth Apple app
Apple announced Monday said that downloads from its App store had hit 25 billion, with a person in eastern China grabbing a $10,000 prize for taking the tally to the landmark level.
Mac App Store downloads top 100 million
Apple on Monday said that more than 100 million mini-programs tailored for Macintosh computers have been downloaded from the Mac App Store since it opened at the start of the year.
Microsoft to open 'app store' in February
Microsoft began wooing developers for a February opening of its first "app store" for computers powered by the US technology giant's Windows software.
Apple drops 'Jew or not Jew' iPhone app
French anti-racism groups have dropped anti-Semitism suits against Apple after it withdrew a "Jew or not Jew" iPhone app from its online stores worldwide, the groups' lawyer said on Thursday.
Review: Offline Gmail app good for casual use
Google's new software for using Gmail without an Internet connection comes across as a throwback to an era when we weren't connected all the time and on all sorts of devices, from phones to iPads.