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# App Store

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# epic battle
Apple appeals verdict in App Store battle with Epic Games
The judge ordered Apple to loosen control of its App Store payment options.
# battle royale
Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores
Epic Games recently released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants.
# banjaxed
It's not just you! Apple's App Store is malfunctioning for everyone
Those searching for apps like Google and Spotify won’t see the correct results.
# 12 days of tech
This is how you can get a refund for that app you purchased
For those moments where an app doesn’t quite work the way you wanted it to.
# Downtime
Apple had a bad Wednesday as its online stores spent eleven hours offline
A number of Apple’s services including the App Store and iTunes went down, preventing users from downloading content.
# clarify
There's been a small, but important change made to the App Store
At the very least, it will make apps with in-app purchases a little more honest.
# Turned down
These are the reasons why most iPhone apps are rejected
Just in case you’re thinking of submitting one to the App Store in the near future.
# insensitive
Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash
The Android game, which allows players to be the Israeli army and drop bombs on the city of Gaza, was removed from the Google Play store after complaints were made.
# TechGuide
What to keep in mind when you're downloading apps
It’s better to be safe than sorry.
# Call Me Maybe
Tickle-powered app helps you escape awkward situations
Tickle promises to make the phantom phone call that will save your sanity.
# App Store
App companies face EU pressure to limit in-app purchases for kids
The European Commission is meeting with a number of large tech companies and policy makers to discuss the problem of paid content in apps designed for children.
# send in the clones
Even Apple and Google have had enough of Flappy Bird
Both app stores are stopping app developers from using the word “Flappy” in their title, but numerous clones are still available to download.
# all hail flappy
8 Flappy Bird reviews that prove the game needs to be destroyed
It’s too late for these people. Save yourself.
# Apple
Apple to refund parents of children who bought Apps without them knowing
The US Federal Trade Commission says that at least $32.5 million will be repaid to US customers after the children bough Apps without parent’s knowledge.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Today everyone’s been talking about a grim discovery in Offaly, Ireland’s bond market return and Ralf Lauren’s niece in a pub courtroom.
# Money Money Money
Apple's App Store sales hits $10 billion in 2013
Consumers spent $1 billion in December alone, making it the store’s best month on record.
# down to it
Hook-up app is back - under a new name
Down – formerly known as Bang with Friends before a trademark infringement suit – has now turned up on Android.
# Music Download
Apple removes HMV music app from App Store
The music store say they have been given no explanation why.
# Regrets
How to never send a drunk text ever again
OR an email, OR tweet, OR Facebook message. Simply follow this step-by-step guide.
# get appy
The app is now available for Android!
You wanted it, you got it!
# apptitude
Introducing the new app!
Our exciting new app is now available! Here it is explained in cat GIFs.
# Apple
The 25 most popular free iPhone apps of all time
Sorry, Android users. You’re probably not going to want to read this article.
# China
China court orders Apple to pay compensation for copyright violation
Apple has been ordered to pay €125,000 to eight writers for selling unlicensed books online.
# Murdoch
After just 21 months, Rupert Murdoch closes iPad-only paper 'The Daily'
Analysts say the decision is not surprising as Murdoch’s “bold experiment” did not have enough paying readers to sustain it.
# Apple
Apple raises App Store prices as iPad profits miss targets
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains confident entering the holiday season.
# Facebook
Facebook app store goes live today
The App Center will put the company in direct competition with Apple and Google.
# banking on the go
Bank of Ireland to launch iPhone app tonight
Don’t worry, Android users: an Android app will be launched in the coming weeks.
# Appy Days
Over 1 billion apps downloaded in Christmas week
The downloads total between December 25 and 31 is thought to be the highest number of downloads ever recorded.
# Apps
'Angry Birds' among apps removed from Google's Android Market after scam
Google has said a number of fraudulent apps have been removed from its Android Market store.
# Mail fail
Gmail withdraws app from Apple store - just hours after launching
Google apologises to users but no word on when the app will be made available again.
# Appy chappy
Tiger Woods gets in the swing with new app: here's six more suggestions
As Tiger offers to teach golfers how to swing on the mobile – we suggest half a dozen more developments for Ireland’s athletes.
# Apple
Apple lodges Amazon lawsuit over 'app store'
Online retailer criticised for use of the term ‘app store’ – just before it launched it Android app store.
# App Store
Apple opens doors to new App Store for Mac
The new store – the equivalent of the iTunes store, but for Mac software – may help Apple make further dents in the PC market.