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Topic: App Store

Apple Lets Weed Apps Into Its Store After Petition from Pot Companies

'Rare' reversal following ban

Apples and pot have long been a popular combo—pot pipes fashioned out of apples are a thing—and now iPhones are a more versatile tool for enterprising marijuana fans. The company…

Weed Apps Are Dazed And Confused Over Apple's Unpredictable Policies

Petition asks iPhone gatekeeper to chill out

Weed tech companies have an Apple problem. They face uncertain rules when navigating its App Store policies, and now a petition is circulating asking the iPhone maker to lighten up. These…

Get Ready for More Mobile Ads on Your iPhones as Apple Launches New iAds

Taps tech partners to develop marketing machine

Apple is finally showing it is serious about mobile advertising. Its iAd business has gone through several iterations and struggled, and the company is now tapping the ad tech community…

'Help, I'm Addicted to Kim Kardashian's Game'

Signs this vapid app is ruining your life

Kim Kardashian’s game is starting to take its toll. People are crying for help on anonymous social networks like Whisper to confess their addiction to this mindless app. The Kim Kardashian:…

Popular Marijuana Game Gets Pulled by Apple

Dude, where's my app?

What a buzz kill, Apple. A popular pot-themed game, Weed Firm, has been removed from Apple’s iTunes App Store. The developer, Manitoba Games, had been riding high in the app charts…

QuizUp Tops 1 Million Downloads on Android, Too

Fast start similar to Apple version

QuizUp has more than one million Android signups since being made available on the mobile operating system on March 6, according to the count on Google’s Play store. The trivia…

Almost Extinct, Flappy Bird Priced on eBay for Thousands

Fans look to profit after developer drops hit game

How much would you pay to play Flappy Bird? That’s a question new fans must ask themselves, now that it’s no longer available for free via app stores. The developer…

Are Apple's App Store Rankings for Sale?

Trying to stop people from gaming the charts

Apple has made a concerted effort to ensure its App Store is a pure meritocracy. But that hasn’t stopped fringe vendors from promising to help developers buy their way to…

Facebook Launches Stand-Alone Messaging App

Plus: Network and Calif. prisons delete inmate accounts

Facebook messaging just got a whole lot easier. Yesterday, the social networking site launched Facebook Messenger, a new app for iPhone and Android that allows the network’s users to send…

Amazon and Barnes & Noble Pull 'Buy' Links From Apps

Apple is starting to enforce its new app guidelines

In the latest development in Apple’s contentious relationship with booksellers, the country’s two biggest e-book retailers—Amazon and Barnes & Noble—have stopped selling their wares directly to customers through their Apple…

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