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    As reluctant as Apple was in allowing third party applications to run on the iPhone, the decision to create the App Store for iOS has proven to be one of its most lucrative decisions in history. Along side, the Google Play Store that we all remember originally as the Android Market has also created one of the biggest ecosystems in mobile history. If you're wondering which of these stores performs best when it comes to statistics and revenue, prepare to not be surprised. App analytics company App Annie has just released its figures for a study performed in 150 countries. The results show ...

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    Apple's App Store is definitely one of the best, if not the best in its class when it comes to ease of use, and even flexibility when it came to the apps you no longer wanted. It used to be that if you weren't satisfied with an app and you requested a refund, Apple would grant you this refund through the developer, but then your App still remained installed, and yes, you even received free updates for it. It's hard to tell if this was lack of control, or Apple's way to be nice to you, but that's about to change. A lot of users (some of us included) have noticed that Apple is lately giving ...

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    Apple's App Store pricing practices are fairly straight forward since its inception. Developers decide the price they want to charge, and then Apple gets a 30% cut of everything the app makes. What's interesting is that Apple has never really explained how it prices apps outside the United States, unless you live in Europe, where everything is the exact amount in Euros. In countries outside the European Union, maintaining a fixed price is difficult due to variable exchange rates, and that's just about to hit customers abroad. Apple has just announced that it'll be changing the prices of ...

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    We recently learned that the Federal Trades Commission has reached a verdict when it comes to the case of customers against Apple over in-app purchases. We've even seen Apple make significant changes in its App Store procedures in order to avoid these problems with iOS 7.1. Still, precautions weren't all that Apple had to comply with, as there's obviously money involved. Apple has just sent an email to the affected users that reads: Dear iTunes account owner,  Apple is committed to providing parents and kids with a great experience on the App Store. We review all app content before ...

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    We're sure it's annoying for those of you living in Europe, that the prices for almost every product in tech is exactly the same in numbers when compared to US prices, but with that exchange rate playing against you. Sadly it's a standard that has dominated the industry for a while, digital downloads from App Stores aren't exempt, and even though you'd think that companies would find ways to work around this, new legislation is actually about to make it more complicated. A recent law passed in the UK closes the loophole that allowed digital downloads to avoid UK taxes. According to the ...

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    Apple's dislike for Bitcoin has now become more popular than ever. The company has nuked Bitcoin wallet apps like BitPak and Coinbaise recently, and it's still hard to understand why. Surely the cyber-currency has been a target for many debates lately, specially when you try to figure out who started it, and yet, we've seen it gain popularity everywhere, except on Apple's App Store. Today Cupertino decided to remove Blockchain, the last and most popular Bitcoin wallet that was left. If you were lucky enough to already have the app on your device, you can still keep using it though. The ...

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    The App Store is renowned for all the great applications and games that call Apple's digital app catalog home. Many new applications are first developed for iOS before being brought to other platforms, and a healthy serving of those applications are gorgeous. All that aside, what are the best applications in the App Store for getting stuff done and taking care of business? We could rattle off dozens of well-know applications we've heard of a million times by now – Evernote, Dropbox, Drive, Quick Office, SkyDrive, Springpad, etc. But what about the lesser-known applications which deserve ...

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    I'm a bit of an app addict. Each time I setup a new phone, I install somewhere in the ballpark of 50 applications. That number varies, and over the year it has grown. The more apps I buy, the larger the number inevitably gets. That also means I've spent a lot of money on applications. Between iOS and Android alone, I've probably spent upwards of $600 on applications, games, and other digital content. That may seem like a lot of money, but it's been spread out over five years. And not everything was purchased at full price. In fact, a lot of the games, applications, books, and movies I ...

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    Apple's come a long way since the days of the iPhone 4: HSDPA has given rise to even higher-speed LTE, and storage options have left 8GB behind and expanded to include a new 64GB option. Our phones aren't just pulling down data faster than before, but they're able to store more of it, as well. As such, it only follows that Apple should make sure its own policies are in line with the realities of its phones' technology, and as iOS 7 hits Apple hardware today, we're learning that Apple's raised its cut-off point for distribution of apps over cellular networks. It used to be that apps over ...

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    Mobile users, in general, are pretty stingy. "$2 for a calendar app? That's crazy! I'll use this free one." There's an argument to be made for free apps, sure. But the pricing scale of mobile applications has largely skewed our views of the value of said apps. The millions of applications which make our mobile devices … useful are typically much cheaper than their desktop counterparts. Where Mac and PC apps may cost anywhere from one to several thousand dollars, the vast majority of the most expensive mobile apps still cost less than $20. Most would assume the average price of mobile ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's 5-year celebration of the App Store along with all the free app deals that they're offering. LG is next as they've just sent out press invites for their G2 event on August 7th. Samsung Galaxy Note III hardware takes the spotlight next as there seems to be more than two variants of the same phone this time. Then it's all about the Moto X as we've got more hardware pics, and we also have some press renders of the Droid Ultra. Nokia ends the show today as we have leaked press renders of the Lumia 1020 along with photos of Joe Belfiore ...

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