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'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:…

July 31, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

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…

May 21, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

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…

March 17, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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…

February 10, 2014, 1:32 PM EST

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…

December 1, 2013, 9:57 PM EST

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…

August 10, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT

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…

July 26, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

Judge Says Apple Can't Stop Amazon From Using 'App Store' Also: games are the most popular apps

Although “App Store” might conjure images of Apple’s online app downloading mecca for many people, one U.S. judge says that doesn’t mean that no one else can use the name. Last…

July 7, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

Long-Awaited Facebook iPad App Close to Launch It's been a year in the making

Facebook launched an iPhone app as soon as Apple’s App Store was open for business in July 2008. But so far, the social network hasn’t released a dedicated iPad app—yet. The…

June 17, 2011, 11:34 AM EDT

Developers Deal with Apple's New App Store Rules Apple wants a 30% cut of all apps sold in its store

Apple’s new App Store guidelines—which effectively tighten Apple’s control over what is sold in the store—are expected to kick in over the next few months. Now, app developers are being…

May 13, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

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