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Apple takes a bite out of Chomp

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.

February 23, 2012 by

Apple drops Aussie app pricing

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.

July 13, 2011 by

Ninite is fast, easy, and foistware-free

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 instead. Here's why

May 8, 2011 by

Facebook rethinks data-share option

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.

January 18, 2011 by

Mac OS X App Store to open doors in early January

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.

December 16, 2010 by

BBC set to release iPhone, BlackBerry and Android apps

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.

July 23, 2010 by

SiteClone Publisher app for the iPad costs $900

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.

April 4, 2010 by

Google Edu Apps vs. Live@Edu: number nonsense

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.

February 25, 2010 by

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