Apple Cracks Down On Faux Five Star Reviews in App Store

3:24 PM, Jun. 13th, 2014 · · App Store

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Apple has increased scrutiny on suspicious App Store reviews, and in some cases has already started removing them, according to a report from TechCrunch. 

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Good! Discovery still isn't the greatest, but I'm glad those who game the system aren't going to be rewarded for it.

Apple Pulls Weed Growing Game from App Store, lets Others Stay

9:57 AM, May. 22nd, 2014 · · App Store

Growing weed may be easy in places like Colorado and Washington, but not so on Apple's App Store. Apple recently pulled the iPhone game Weed Firm from the App Store, while leaving many similar games available for download.

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Consistency in the App Store screening process has been an ongoing issue for Apple. With the recent rejection of HappyPlayTime, and now Weed Firm, it's clear Apple needs to reevaluate its process because the similarly themed games that are available prove it's a gamble getting into the store.

Hands Off: Apple Blocks Female Masturbation App from iPhone

4:57 PM, May. 19th, 2014 · · App Store

A quick search at Apple's App Store for the iPhone will reward you with a long list of apps for sex positions, sex games, sex facts, premature ejaculation remedies, sex-related social networks, controlling your vibrator, and lesbian erotica stories. What it won't find is an app for female masturbation because that's a topic Apple apparently doesn't want to get its hands on.

3 Free Funny Apps for iOS

7:54 PM, May. 9th, 2014 · · App Store

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Need a laugh? Vern Seward points out 3 iOS apps that'll have you knee slapping in no time in this week's Free on iTunes. Comedy Central, Comedy Central Standup, and WitStream.

3 Free Odd Apps for iPhone and iPad

9:30 PM, May. 2nd, 2014 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

This week in Free on iTunes Vern Seward points out several iOS apps that are towards the odd side. Sick Weather crowdsources illness reports, Now This News finds stuff that's a bit different, and the Digg app...well, it's Digg.