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Microsoft has launched a new digital store for apps and add-ons that work with its business products. Dubbed AppSource, the new store is now live once again, after it became public last week.
Last month, Google launched Gboard - an iOS keyboard with built-in web, emoji and GIF search functions - but only in the US. Now, though, iPhone users in the UK can download it from the App Store too.
The Xbox store is finally getting unified with the Windows 10 Store, a move that Microsoft had promised would be coming as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The new unified Store is now live.
From App Store changes and Apple Store thieves, to foldable phones, Lenovo's Tango, Insider t-shirts, Jon Snow in space, and the PS4 with more, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Apple is making significant modifications to its App Store, including the addition of search advertisements, reduced app review times, a revamped subscription model and more.
A significant outage hit many of Apple's services yesterday, including the App Store, iCloud and Apple TV - but while the company says its services have since been restored, the cause remains unclear.
Many of Apple's services are currently down, including the App Store for both Mac and iOS, Photos, iWork for iCloud, and quite a bit more. Apple has not publicly acknowledged the problem.
AppAdvice has discovered new keys in iTunes metadata that strongly indicate Apple will follow through with Tim Cook's previous acknowledgement that users want to hide unwanted first-party apps.
Over the next 72 hours, users in seven countries, including Canada, Singapore and New Zealand, will see app and in-app standard pricing tiers rise, yet some apps may end up costing less.
Despite Microsoft explicitly denying the possibility of a sequel in the near future, Minecraft fans rallied behind a fake successor to the popular sandbox, propelling it to 4th place in the App Store.
Over $20 billion was spent on the App Store in 2015 - but $1.1 billion of that was spent in just two weeks over the holiday season, with $144 million of app and in-app purchases on January 1 alone.
After the Xcode blunder that happened over a month ago at Apple's App Store, hundreds of apps have recently been deleted from the store, due to their ability to record private data.
Apple has banned iFixit's developer account which consequently also removes its app from the store, citing that the team prematurely tore down the new Apple TV, violating certain terms and conditions.
Developers in China say slow connection speeds to Apple's overseas servers forced them to download its Xcode dev tools from unofficial (and malware-infected) sources - but Apple is now making changes.
A malicious version of the Apple developer toolkit has been floating around in China. This has resulted in dozens of malicious apps making their way on to the App Store, bypassing Apple's reviewers.
Electronic Arts have pulled a large number of their classic games from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Currently, a majority of these titles are still offered on the Windows Store.
Apple has finally announced its new TV box. Currently devoid of the company's own streaming service, it aims to attract developers with new SDKs, the App Store, integration with Siri and a new remote.
An app in the Microsoft App store is now showing support for HoloLens, which appears to be the first to do so, although it does not appear to have holograms and is simply a showcase app.
A week after users began reporting problems downloading and updating apps from its new app store in Windows 10, Microsoft has apparently fixed the issue - although it's not yet clear how they did it.
Apple hasn't sent out the invitations yet, but it's believed to be preparing for an event on September 9, at which it will unveil its latest iPhones and the new Apple TV, and possibly some new iPads.
The next-gen Apple TV box will reportedly be unveiled alongside the new iPhones in September, bringing a redesigned remote with touchpad, faster A8 processor, Siri support, a new App Store, and more.
Nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards should have been announced on Beats 1 today. Instead, the radio station is down, along with Apple Music, iTunes, the App Store, Apple TV and other key services.
Microsoft has launched its Windows Universal App Store on the web ahead of Windows 10 release. The new store has a cleaner design with new app categories, however, it's not quite perfect yet.
Bethesda unveiled Fallout Shelter for iOS devices at E3, and data shows that within three days, it has become the third most downloaded game, ahead of Candy Crush Saga.
Microsoft recently announced that it's cleaning up its app store - but it looks like they may be a bit too aggressive as they have removed at least one YouTube-related app that had been well received.
When Microsoft showed off its app store for Windows 8, Fresh Paint was the highlight of the store; for Windows 10, the company is updating the app and you can try it out right now.
Microsoft has announced today that King will be bringing Candy Crush Saga to Windows 10, and in a move that will irritate many, has also said that it will automatically be installed as well.
The next version of Apple TV is expected to launch this summer with improved specs, a dedicated App Store and Siri voice interactions, as well as a redesigned remote featuring touchpad controls.
Apple will reportedly launch its new TV set-top box at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June, introducing a new App Store and developer SDK, along with Siri and HomeKit home automation support.
Microsoft has updated the beta app store in Windows 10 build 9926 and with it comes a new section called 'Movies and TV' but the feature is not active as of yet but does show progress.
Apple has lost a case and was found to infringe upon the patents held by a Texas company. The iPhone maker was ordered to pay damages in excess of $500 million.
VLC for iOS has returned to the App Store, but currently only for those in select countries. Some users are reporting that a new version is available as an update in the U.S.
Google has pulled numerous apps from its Play Store that had been directing users to install more software, which secretly collected their personal data and sent premium-rate text messages.
Microsoft posted up a new job posting yesterday that is raising a few eyebrows about the future of the company's app strategy, and it is aligning to previous rumors of Android apps on Windows.
Microsoft has updated its website to host a new storefront for Windows apps and this could be the new face of the Windows Store that houses all of the apps for all of the company's platforms.
Microsoft is starting to switch users of its 'classic' Nokia feature phones to Opera Mini and the Opera Mobile Store, as it begins the process of phasing out the Nokia Store and Xpress Browser.
Apple has announced that prices will soon be changing in the EU, Canada, Russia and other countries App Stores, with the EU, Canada and Norway seeing increases.
Apple has announced that its App Store has broken some pretty impressive records in terms of sales in 2015. The company has shared some interesting statistics with the public in its press release.
In a complete reversal of its no refunds policy on App Store and iTunes purchases, Apple has been forced by EU lawmakers to offer a 14-day money back guarantee on purchases in Europe.
Microsoft has released a new blog post showing new statistics for Windows Phone store downloads; it shows that low-memory devices top the devices list in app downloads, with a whopping 71%.
Apple is reminding its developers that new VAT rules in the EU have led to some policy changes in the App Store. While devs will remain unaffected some users may see prices go up.
With the leak of Windows 10 build 9901, a new unified Windows Store beta showed up in the release, which features a new UI. Phone apps, Music, and Videos are also showing up in the new app.
Amazon's official app has been removed from Google Play due to a store hidden internally within the main app, which violated Google's Developer Distribution Agreement.
Apple is changing the way that it refers to apps that cost nothing upfront - ditching the 'free' label and replacing it with a 'Get' button - in response to EU concerns over in-app purchases.
Last week, Microsoft announced that its Office suite of apps on all mobile platforms would now be free, which has caused the apps to explode in popularity.
It's Microsoft's big day and they're unveiling the next version of Windows. We're also learning how Windows 10 will fit in with the ecosystem as a whole, with a unified app store across all devices.
Since the smartphone era started, the message has been of an app 'gold rush'. But it looks like that time has passed, and the bigger app development businesses are dominating.
Microsoft's app stores have often been accused of lacking quality apps and that they are lower quality than their Apple and Google counterparts but Microsoft hopes to change that image in new videos.
A version of Facebook's rumoured Snapchat-rivaling photo messaging app, Slingshot, appeared erroneously on the App Store for a few hours earlier today allowing some to download and try it.