Apple’s App Store Nears 1 Million Active Apps, Third Party Tracking

7:19 PM, Dec. 11th, 2013 · · App Store

App Store

Apple's App Store is edging towards crossing the one million app mark, according to app tracking site 148Apps.biz. Apple long ago crossed the million app mark of apps that had been approved for the App Store, but as of December 9th, the company had some 998,919 apps and games currently active.

iPhone, iPad Apps top 1 Million in the US App Store

8:50 AM, Dec. 9th, 2013 · · App Store

The number of apps currently available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch through Apple's App Store has topped the 1 million mark in the United States. That detail doesn't come from Apple, but instead from the app discovery site AppsFire.

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Remember when Mac users argued that it wasn't the quantity of apps, but the quality, during the PC wars? Good times.

3 Free eBooks Worthy of Apple’s iPad Retina Display

8:41 PM, Nov. 22nd, 2013 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

Got a Retina Display iPad or iPad mini? Then you'll want these free ebooks Vern Seward is featuring in this week's Free on iTunes. Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries, Guinness World Records: Awesome Animals, and Baby Animals. Check it out.

2 Spookily Free Apps for iOS

10:24 PM, Nov. 1st, 2013 · · App Store

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Yes it's a day after Halloween, but that doesn't mean you can't get creeped out. Vern Seward points out two suitablly scary apps in this week's free in iTiunes, Haunting Melissa and The Drowning.

How to: iPad Air Available for In-Store Pickup on Friday

6:22 PM, Oct. 31st, 2013 · · App Store

iPad Air In-Store Pickup

Apple is launching the iPad Air on Friday, and unlike the iPhone 5s and 5c launch, Apple is offering in-store pickup for online orders. That means you can order through the online Apple Store website or through the iOS Apple Store apps and choose to pick it up rather than have it delivered.

Apple Using App Store Searches to Promote Default Apple Apps

4:09 PM, Oct. 31st, 2013 · · App Store

App Store Searches

Apple has begun using App Store searches to promote its own software before third party apps, even apps that are already installed on your iOS device, like Safari and Messages. The search results in iOS 7 are similar to the app pages for other App Store apps, but in the case of the default apps—which aren't part of the App Store—they direct customers to Apple's website to learn more about them.

3 Free iPhone Apps when You’re Out in the Wild

6:15 PM, Oct. 25th, 2013 · · App Store

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Fall is a great time to get out in the woods and Vern Seward points out 3 free apps you might want to take along with you in this week's Free on iTunes. Backyard Scat and Tracks, The Mushroom Book, Ive Got 1. Check it out.