Posts Tagged ‘app store’

Apple Launches Apps Store for Macintosh Computers

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This seems like a pretty significant development for Mac users …

Tech giant to offer more than 1,000 applications for desktops and laptops in 90 countries

Apple today launched its long-awaited applications store for Macintosh computers, bringing the iPhone and iPad software phenomenon to desktops and laptops.

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“One App to Rule Them All” Move by Europe

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It’s inevitable that some sort of standardization will eventually come to the world of Apps …

A new European project, kick-started by 22 European companies and organizations aims to develop an application development environment that will work across all platforms by providing a web-based approach, according to the BBC.

The move which is backed by €10M in funding, aims to create apps that would work on any device from Internet TVs to smartphones and tablets.

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Apple Opens App Store to Programs Written in Flash

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Sounds like a good move on Apple’s part; this way, they avoid a lawsuit and give their customers more options to choose from.

Flash developers stand to benefit as app review guidelines are also published – but Apple will do well as more apps can be developed for iPhone and iPad

Apple is opening up its iTunes App Store – from which people can download apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – so that developers can write programs for it without using Apple’s own software.

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Android app licensing cracked in less than a month

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

This isn’t entirely surprising, but I’ve never had problems like this with my old-fashioned “dumb phone” …

There has been some concern about smartphone apps in recent weeks after a malware app worked its way into the Android store that sent premium-rate text messages to make money for criminals.  What’s more the BBC demonstrated a proof-of-concept Java app that seemed to be a simple game of noughts and crosses, but was copying contacts and emails in the background.

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