iOS 5.1 to Require Permission for iOS Apps Accessing Address Book Data?

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Last week, there was much controversy over a popular iOS app Path uploading users’ entire address book to the company’s servers without alerting users that their information was being taken. Following this ordeal, U.S. Congressmen Henry Waxman and G.K. Butterfield sent a direct letter to Apple Inc. (AAPL) CEO Tim … Read the Full Story →

Apple Releases iOS 5.1 Beta 3, Restores ‘Enable 3G’ Feature for iPhone

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On Monday, Apple released iOS 5.1 beta 3 to developers for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, adding on the previous beta versions released late last year. Apple released iOS 5.1 Beta 2 on December 12 with Build number 9B5127a. The current beta now uses build number 9B5141a. iOS 5.1 beta … Read the Full Story →

Apple Approves ‘GameStore’ App Accidentally and then Pulls it From App Store

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On Sunday, Apple approved an app, titled GameStore, with an icon of what appeared to be a shopping cart in the far left corner. Screen shots for the app didn’t reveal much information. Two German sites, Flo’s Weblog (Google translation) and iFun.de (Google translation) posted images and a link to the app. The app … Read the Full Story →

Apple TV Hack Enables Full Screen iOS Apps on your HDTV

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The jailbreak community has always tried and been successful in giving users more options to customize their iOS device. Even as Apple tries its best to plug the security holes and bugs to get rid of ‘jailbreak’ the community continues to find new bugs and release updated tools to make … Read the Full Story →

iOS Developers Experience Boost in Sales During Christmas

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The holiday season sends iOS Developers scrambling each year in order to finish up their apps for submission before Apple stops accepting new submissions for the year. However, over the last three years, its become obvious that during this time, app developers experience much higher sales. This could be due to … Read the Full Story →

Apple Releases ‘Find My Mac’ Developer Preview

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Find My Mac, one of the features in Apple’s iCloud service went live for developers today as part of the beta testing. The service was added to the Developer Preview 4 that was released following Apple’s annual WWDC Conference. Find My Mac is essentially Find My iPhone on a larger … Read the Full Story →

Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Beta 1 for iPad

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Apple has just released the first beta of iOS 4.2 for the iPad. The beta is now available for developers to download. During Apple’s special music event Steve Jobs gave us sneak peek into the new features of iOS 4.2 which will be all about iPad. iOS 4.2 will bring multitasking, folders, HDR … Read the Full Story →

Apple Acknowledges App Store Name Squatting? Or Simply Spring Cleans

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have decided to clean house in the App Store and have started sending out notices to developers telling them that they will have their inactive app names deleted if they do not upload a binary within 90 days. The “problem” of App Store name squatting has been discussed … Read the Full Story →

Apple Disappoint Some With Game Center Web Page

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The confirmed list of devices that Apple’s Game Center Social Network will support has been posted on their web page dedicated to that particular feature of iOS 4.1. It is no real surprise that the iPhone 3G, first gen. iPod and the grandaddy of them all the iPhone 2G are … Read the Full Story →

Apple Seeds iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 to Developers. New Features

iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 is now available for developers.. This is usual on alternate Tuesdays in the lead up to an iPhone OS launch. Releases may accelerate to every Tuesday as we get closer to WWDC, and the official final release of date. We will of course keep you … Read the Full Story →

Apple set to earn $40 Million from ‘iWork’ for iPad

Some impressive figures for sales of iWork (Keynote, Pages, Numbers) on the Apple (AAPL) iPad are being estimated by Business Insider. From their discussions with top grossing iPad developers, and some obsessive watching of the App Store placings of the three apps that make up the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers … Read the Full Story →

iPhone OS 4 Beta brings new spelling features

Developers are reporting that the new iPhone OS 4 beta will add new iPad-style spelling correction features to Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. OS 4 for iPhone will let users touch a word that is misspelt and then replace it with a suggested one. An incorrect word is underlined in … Read the Full Story →

Distimo Report: iPad App Prices Slightly Higher

One of the common exasperated calls of the more experienced independent app developers for Apple’s iPhone or iPad is for everyone to please try and price apps at a more realistic level than 99 cents. Unfortunately in the last couple of years developers seem to have been in what has … Read the Full Story →

35% of iPad Apps are games: Report

Distimo, from their own About page, is an “innovative app store analytics company built to solve the challenges created by a widely fragmented app store marketplace filled with equally fragmented information and statistics.” They offer a free service for Developers who are interested in monitoring the mobile app ecosystem. They … Read the Full Story →

Redeem Promo Codes On Your iPhone or iPod touch

Redeem Codes from your iPhone! Want to be the first one to redeem a promo code? Not close to iTunes on your iMac? With iPhone OS 3.0 now you can Redeem promo codes from your iPhone/iPod touch! With more than 65,000 apps in the App Store developers are constantly looking … Read the Full Story →