Apple iTunes App Store Down

iTunes and the App Store are down worldwide… again [updated]

By on March 25, 2015 at 11:39 AM.

iTunes and the App Store are down worldwide… again [updated]

You can’t buy any new apps on the App Store right now because it’s experiencing a worldwide crash for the second time in less than a month. As AppleInsider writes, this latest crash is “affecting users around the world and preventing them from searching for and downloading apps or other content.” The last massive iTunes outage, which occurred on March 11th this year, lasted for seven whole hours for some users, so let’s hope that this isn’t the case this time. We’ll provide more updates as they come in. More →

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Most Expensive Apps

Buying the 21 most expensive apps on the App Store will cost you over $12,000

By on March 24, 2015 at 10:39 AM.

Buying the 21 most expensive apps on the App Store will cost you over $12,000

A lot of digital ink has been spilled over the price of the Apple Watch in recent weeks, but one list might help put things into perspective. Business Insider rounded up the top 21 most expensive apps on the App Store, and all told, it would cost $12,149.79 to buy all of them. More →

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iOS 8.3 Passwords and Apps

Latest beta gives us new hints about what’s to come in iOS 8.3

By on March 23, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Latest beta gives us new hints about what’s to come in iOS 8.3

Apple’s upcoming iOS 8.3 update will bring a new set of settings for downloading free content from the iTunes and the App Store, thus allowing users to skip authentications for free-to-download items, 9to5Mac reports. More →

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iOS App Store Search

iOS App Store search forever changed with this awesome new tool

By on February 18, 2015 at 2:00 AM.

iOS App Store search forever changed with this awesome new tool

Let’s face it: The App Store’s app discovery functionality is terrible, mostly because it rewards apps that are already popular and doesn’t give you a lot of options for finding unheralded apps that might be better than what’s in the top downloads chart. One awesome new website is looking for change all that, however. More →

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How to Refund iOS Apps, Movies, Music

Bought the wrong app on your new iPhone 6? Here’s how to get a refund… in Europe

By on January 14, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Bought the wrong app on your new iPhone 6? Here’s how to get a refund… in Europe

iOS users in Europe have recently been given a special iTunes refund feature that lets them easily get their money back for any type of digital content purchased from Apple’s stores as long as the claim is made within 14 days after purchase.  More →

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Free Downloads iTunes Apps, Movies and Music

How to steal paid iOS apps, iTunes movies and music right now… and why you shouldn’t do it

By on January 9, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

How to steal paid iOS apps, iTunes movies and music right now… and why you shouldn’t do it

A few days ago, Apple has made a significant change to its iTunes stores in European Union countries, introducing a new 14-day no-questions-asked refund period in all these EU markets. That effectively means EU customers buying paid content from the App Store, can ask for their money back in case they end up hating an iOS or iPhone app. However, the new refund policy can apparently be abused because users can both ask for their money back and still keep the app. More →

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App Store and Mac App Store Price

Paid apps will be more expensive for some iPhone, iPad and Mac users

By on January 8, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Paid apps will be more expensive for some iPhone, iPad and Mac users

Apple is about to increase paid apps prices for some users, the company told developers, with the change affecting both App Store and Mac App Store customers. The change will impact customers in Canada, the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Russia, 9to5Mac reports. More →

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iPhone iOS Apps Refunds

Apple just gave Europeans the App Store feature we’ve all been clamoring for

By on December 30, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Apple just gave Europeans the App Store feature we’ve all been clamoring for

Apple’s iTunes is already a hugely popular digital content source for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows users, and things might get even better for European iTunes account holders, CNET reports. The iPhone maker has been forced to update its iTunes terms of service in order to add a “14-day, no-questions-asked return policy for all content purchased through iTunes, the App Store and iBooks,” as the publication puts it. More →

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Free vs. Get: App Store Apps

This is why there are no more ‘free’ apps in Apple’s App Stores

By on November 20, 2014 at 8:31 AM.

This is why there are no more ‘free’ apps in Apple’s App Stores

In addition to clearly marking which iOS and OS X apps in the App Store and Mac App Store have in-app purchase options, Apple has taken one more important step towards ensuring that customers know exactly what apps they’re downloading, as first spotted by MacRumors. The company has replaced the word “Free,” which appeared under the name of apps available as free downloads from its digital stores, regardless whether they come with in-app purchases or not, with the word “Get.”

Meanwhile, paid apps still have the price listed instead of the word “Get,” and all apps still have clear indicators when in-app purchases are available. More →

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iPhone App Store Reviews

The most hilariously unfair one-star app review of all time

By on November 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

The most hilariously unfair one-star app review of all time

No matter how good your mobile app is, there will always be at least one person who will trash it with a one-star rating on the App Store, just because some people can’t help hating on things. App developer Todd Ransom, who has developed an app that maps out the areas surrounding the gorgeous waterfalls of western North Carolina, explains on Twitter that his app has gotten a one-star review for the most ridiculous possible reason: The reviewer got stung by yellow jackets while using the app. More →

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Apple App Store Revenue

Hell is for app vendors

By on October 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Hell is for app vendors

The new Fiksu numbers highlight just how infernal life for app vendors has become.  The price of acquiring a loyal app user has doubled from early 2012 to current level of more than $2 per user. This is a disaster for many app vendors because the lifetime value of an app user is typically less than $2, and in many cases less than a dollar. Getting consumers to download your app is becoming more difficult with each passing month and the room for smaller app vendors keeps shrinking. More →

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Apple App Store Porn App

Why did Apple email porn to this man?

By on October 24, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Why did Apple email porn to this man?

Apple’s stance on porn in iOS apps is well-known, and such in-app content is likely to get an application rejected from the App Store until the developer addresses it. Even facilitating access to porn may be a good reason for Apple to prevent an application from reaching the App Store. In fact, a developer of one app that could offer users a way to access adult content has been contacted by Apple on the matter in an unexpected, explicit, and shocking way. More →

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Hide App Store Purchases

Use this simple trick to hide App Store purchases on your iPhone in iOS 8

By on October 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Use this simple trick to hide App Store purchases on your iPhone in iOS 8

Apple still has plenty of work to do on iOS 8 before users will be satisfied with the update, but there are plenty of improvements in place that make for a better (and safer) operating system. We already pointed you in the direction of seven privacy settings you should change, but there’s one more great feature that made its way from desktop to mobile in iOS 8: the ability to hide App Store purchases. More →

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