Having apps auto update in the background is great, but if that results in data loss then you're about to enter a world of hurt, and your iCloud or iTunes backup is going to be of little help.
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There are some surprising numbers available that tell a dark story about mobile apps and what they can be doing on your device.
The lack of quality apps for Android tablets is simply a numbers game, and it's not changing any time soon.
With Apple's iOS app approaching half a million titles and 25 billion downloads, it's getting harder and harder for mere mortals to find apps with the traditional iTunes search box.
Strings have been discovered in iTunes 10.5 beta 9 that suggest that Apple will soon allow developers to rent their apps. Wait, what?!
Apple has emerged from a nine-hour global iTunes maintenance period to reveal new pricing for Australian apps, which brings Australian prices in line with those in the US.
Apple has released versions of its iWork productivity apps that work on the iPhone and iPod Touch, after already revamping the suite for the iPad last year.The Keynote, Pages and Numbers apps each cost £5.
The next time you want to install your favorite browser, update iTunes, get the latest security release for Flash, or set up any of 80 free Windows apps, do yourself a favor. Skip the vendor’s site and go straight to Ninite.com instead. Here's why
The latest numbers from Gartner show how big a business apps have become, with $5.2 billion generated in 2010. The revenue generated by apps, both direct sales and ad revenue, is expected to almost triple in 2011 to over $15 billion.
Facebook has temporarily disabled a developer option that could have resulted in the disclosure of personal information.The social networking site said in blog on Tuesday that it was rethinking an option that would have allowed developers of Facebook apps to gather contact information, including home addresses and mobile phone numbers.
Apple's upcoming Mac App Store will open its virtual doors on 6 January, according to an announcement from the company on Thursday.The repository will deliver Mac apps directly to OS X devices in much the same way as the iTunes App Store does for its iOS counterparts.
The apps numbers game isn't much of a differentiating factor for iOS and Android. What we really need is to advance the state of the mobile browser (which is pretty darned advanced already).
Apple this week introduced its iTunes App Store Volume Purchase Program that lets schools and educational institutions buy apps in bulk and distribute them to students and teachers.
The BBC Trust has approved plans for the broadcaster to release smartphone apps, and the first app is to be offered immediately.The BBC News iPhone app will be made available in iTunes on Friday, BBC future media and technology director Erik Huggers said in a blog post.
Word processing and spreadsheets, tablet-style...
Pulse News Reader for iPad current sits at No. 1 of the paid apps on iTunes -- and for good reason.
There have been a plethora of third-party Twitter apps for the iPhone available since the opening of the iTunes app store, but now Twitter itself has finally unleashed an official version.
There are plenty of useful and even essential apps for the iPad popping up in the iTunes Store, some of which are worth shelling out a few bucks for. And then there are just ones that you wonder how they got there, especially with such an absurd price.
ZDNet's resident student blogger, Zack Whittaker, suggested yesterday that Google was losing the battle for cloud-based groupware dominance in schools to Microsoft's Live@Edu offering. To that I say two things: I'm not thinking so andThe numbers get in the way of much more important considerationsGoogle claims 7 million active student users of its Apps for Education.
When it comes to global smartphone market share the numbers of apps a platform has doesn't necessarily translate to global domination.