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iOS Devices Stories October 2, 2020

App Store revenue grew 31% last quarter, helped by coronavirus

Apple’s App Store revenue grew 31% year-on-year in Q3, climbing from $14.5B last year to $19B this year, according to Sensor Tower analytics data. Google Play revenue grew even faster, with 33.8% growth, but still only managed a little over half of Apple’s numbers at $10.3B …

iOS Devices Stories July 22, 2020

Siri to see more competition from Alexa as it gains the ability to launch and control iOS apps

Amazon has announced that it’s launching a preview of a new feature coming to Alexa: the ability to launch and control iOS and Android apps. This functionality comes as Amazon is working on boosting adoption of its voice assistant beyond its popular smart speakers.

iOS Devices Stories April 19, 2012

iPhone lands on five more US regional carriers today, iPad launching in 12 more countries

As we mentioned earlier this month, the iPhone launches on five additional regional carriers today: ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS, CELLCOM, MTA SOLUTIONS, GCI, and  APPALACHIAN WIRELESS. Regional carriers allow residents in more rural areas to use the iPhone without any service disruption and actually pay a little less for the device. The carriers will offer the iPhone 4s for $50 […]

iOS Devices Stories April 21, 2012

‘Instagram’ updated to version 2.4.0

Here is an update Apple’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller will not have to worry about: “Instagram” for iOS was updated to version 2.4.0 this weekend. It features speed improvements, minor user-interface tweaks, bug fixes, and improved accessibility support. Visit the App Store to grab the update.

iOS Devices Stories April 22, 2012

App allows users to watch premium TV live without a subscription or jailbreak [Update]

Update: As expected, this is not what it seems. It looks like the developer switched all of the advertised premium content over to an ad for Futobox. Premium content vendors take note: People are willing to pay for good streaming content.

Update 2: TV Premium removed from the Apple Store over 24 hours later. We’re hearing from multiple sources that Apple issuing refunds.

A new iOS app released in the App Store this weekend called “TV English Premium” that allows users to watch premium TV stations without a subscription. Most of the channels on the app are English-centric and include BBC Two, Three, Four, BBC HD, and Eurosport channels, but there are some native USA channels, such as: History HD, National Geographic HD, ESPN HD.

We downloaded and tested the app, and it seems to work as advertised. We only paid the one-time app fee of 99 cents, and then we were free to browse all the channels the app has to offer. A couple of times the app stopped to buffer, but we did not experience any other real pain-points. Needless to say, we do not expect this app to last too long in the app store, so you may want to act fast if you are interested. It is a universal download for iPad, iPod, and iPhone, and it is available here (iPad screenshot and video below). Buyer (obviously) beware.

iOS Devices Stories April 23, 2012

Cargo-bot, the first app created entirely on the iPad, hits the App Store

Using a development environment/ app called Codea (formerly Codify), Two Lives Left created a free iPad game called Cargo-Bot. It is now available in the App Store. Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. Sounds simple, right? It features 36 fiendishly clever puzzles, haunting music and stunning retina graphics. You can even record […]

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