App Store Updates: There’s a Piece Missing

2:30 PM, Aug. 8th, 2013 · · App Store

The online file sharing and storage service Dropbox is killing support for an old and outdated version of its tool that lets apps tap into its features. That shouldn't be a big deal, but for iPhone and iPad developers that have older apps they'd like to update, they can't. Apple's App Store doesn't have a system in place so developers can release maintenance updates for apps they no longer sell, and that ultimately hurts customers.

3 Free iOS Interactive References

8:28 PM, Aug. 2nd, 2013 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

Reference books (and apps) don't have to be boring. Vern Seward proves it with three free iOS reference apps in this week's Free on iTunes. DataFinder, Atlas by Collins, Abraham Lincoln Interactive Biography.

3 Absolutely Free Great Art Magazines for iOS

8:53 PM, Jul. 26th, 2013 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

Looking for a good art magazine to pass some idle time on your iPhone or iPad? Vern Seward points out three freebie in this week's Free on iTunes: Installation, Extraordinary Vision, and Verso.

iPad Sales are Down, but it’s Still the Place to Sell Apps

7:35 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2013 · · App Store

iPhone sales are up, iPad sales are down, and everyone is buying at the App Store. Apple brought in US$4.3 billion from iTunes sales during its third fiscal quarter, topping the $4.1 billion its retail stores brought in, and showing that despite what nay sayers may spout about Apple losing its luster, it's still the go-to place for music downloads and mobile apps.

3 Free iPhone Apps that Help You Hear

8:41 PM, Jul. 19th, 2013 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

As with reading glasses, sometimes all we need is a bit of sound magnification. In this week's Free on iTunes, Vern Seward point out 3 iOS app that may give you super hearing.

2 Free iPhone Heads Up Display (HUD) Apps

9:14 PM, Jul. 12th, 2013 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

Wanna make you car cooler? How about a HUD that shows your speed on your windshield? Vern Seward points out 2 apps in this week's Free on iTunes that will do just that. SpeedHUD and Speedometer Free.

Apple Drops “App Store” Trademark Suit Against Amazon

6:32 PM, Jul. 9th, 2013 · · App Store

Apple vs. Amazon

Apple dropped its long-running case against Amazon over its "APP STORE" trademark. Apple sued Amazon in March of 2011 after the online retailing giant launched the Amazon Appstore for Android, claiming that it violated Apple's trademark. Bryan Chaffin catches us up.

Apple Celebrates App Store 5 Year Anniversary

9:36 AM, Jul. 9th, 2013 · · App Store

Apple's App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch opened its virtual doors five years ago and the company is celebrating the event with a special iTunes Store page highlighting popular apps and App Store milestones. As The Mac Observer noted yesterday, before the celebration started, Apple is offering several popular iOS apps and games for free.

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We listed the apps Apple is offering for free yesterday before they were officially announced. Check out our list with links to each. The apps are all cool and free is an awesome, yet temporary, price.