5 Free iOS Apps to Get You Collaborating

9:59 AM, Jan. 11th, 2014 · · App Store

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In this last article in a series to help kick off your New Year, Vern Seward takes a look at 5 free iOS apps that might help you collaborate with others: Dropbox, Documents by Readdle, DocuSign Ink, Quip, and JotNot Scanner.

Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts Promotion Wraps Up Today with The Rolling Stones

8:10 AM, Jan. 6th, 2014 · · App Store

Apple 12 Days of Gifts

Apple's 12 Days of Gifts promotion wraps up today. Available this year for the first time in the United States, the promo featured free music, books, TV episodes, movies, and apps, with the highlight being Day 5's inclusion of Hugo. Those looking for one more freebie this year can check out Day 12's live EP from the Rolling Stones.

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

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

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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.