App Store Spotlight Not So Bright For ‘Indie’ Apps

3:10 PM, Apr. 25th, 2014 · · App Store

Pennies from Exposure

A new report from analytics company Distimo claims developers who are featured under the “indie” banner in the App Store don’t gain anything from being featured.

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Apparently nowadays it isn't enough to get featured in the App Store, now you have to get featured in the right way. Discovery appears to get more complicated all the time.

Puzzled? 3 Free Puzzlers For iOS

7:51 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

If you're a fan of puzzles then you've come to the right place. Vern Seward points out three free iOS puzzle games in this week's Free on iTunes. DOOORS, Montezume Pussle, and Sudoku 2.

3 Free App for the Citizen Scientist

4:30 PM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · · App Store

All science isn't done in a lab by white coated professors.You can do scientific field work where ever you are with these three free iOS app featured in this week's Free on iTunes. Project Squirrel, Project Noah, Merlin Bird ID.

3 Free iOS Note Apps

7:38 PM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

Need a better iOS note app? Vern Seward points out 3 that might fit the bill in this week's Free on iTunes: DraftPad, Squarespace Note, and SwiftKey Note.

Apple Pulls Fake Tor Browser After Media and Security Attention

7:31 PM, Mar. 20th, 2014 · · App Store

Apple pulled a fake Tor browser called "Tor Browser" from the App Store on Thursday, a move that took almost three months of notifications from the Tor project, plus a little more than a day of media and security attention. The app written and submitted by someone not affiliated with the Tor project at all, and was reported to the Tor Project itself to be laden with adware/spyware.

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Seriously? This made it through the review process and after being reported to Apple, only got yanked after it was reported by the tech press?

Apple Updates iTunes Festival App, Works with iOS 7.06

5:11 PM, Mar. 6th, 2014 · · App Store

iTunes festival 5.0

Apple has released iTunes Festival 5.0, the company's app for accessing concert music and videos from the company's iTunes Festival, including the company's first U.S. iTunes Festival at Austin's SXSW. Online reports said that Apple would release the app in conjunction with iOS 7.1, but it appeared on Thursday and works with the current version of iOS, 7.0.6.