Apple App Store Posts

Microsoft Word for iPad enters top 10 in gross revenue

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Last week, Microsoft launched Microsoft Office for iPad. Now the Microsoft Word for iPad app has entered the top 10 on Apple’s App Store “Top Grossing” rankings. The app was released on March 27th and was ranked number 6 as of Sunday. Excel and PowerPoint are rapidly growing as well.
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Apple starts testing search suggestions in App Store

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Apple has started testing a search suggestion feature on the App Store. The related search feature is placed below the search bar.
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Google launches Google Play Movies & TV

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Google has released a new app for the Apple App Store called Google Play Movies & TV. The Google Play Movies & TV is a competitor to iTunes for selling movies and TV shows. You will be able to watch Google media content directly from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod. However, you will not be able to buy or rent content directly from the app, probably due to Apple’s restrictions with third party content stores. The app also has a Chromecast button to stream video to your TV.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) App Store hits first $10 billion year in 2013

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced today that the App Store has hit $10 billion in 2013. This is a new annual record for Apple. Sales in December alone was $1 billion.
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Yahoo! Sports gets an updated iPhone app and a GIF creation tool called Loops

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The Yahoo! Sports iOS app has been updated to support the iOS 7 mobile operating system. Yahoo! Sports has gained a new feature called “Loops.” Loops lets you go through a game, pick a short portion of it, and create an animated looping GIF with effects and captions. Loop utilizes technology built into Yahoo! IntoNow. The feature currently supports the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA, and NCAAB. After you drop in your favorite sports, you can go through a game, or pick a play. After that you can drop the play into a scannable timeline to pick the moment. You can apply filters like freeze frame and slow motion and then add a caption.
[Source: TechCrunch]

Fitbit updates iOS app for iPhone 5s to track steps, distance, and calories

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Fitbit has updated their iOS app to support the ability to track steps, distance, and burned calories. The new Fitbit app features MobileTrack, which offers basic Fitbit activity tracking directly using your iPhone 5s. This app connects with Fitbit’s line of activity trackers and Aria Smart Scale to get access to all of your stats on the go.
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Microsoft Adds Automatic Photo Upload To SkyDrive iOS App

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Microsoft Corporation has added a camera back-up feature to the SkyDrive for iOS app.  The SkyDrive app has also been revamped to support a look and feel that is consistent with iOS 7.  The camera back-up feature built into the app supports both photos and videos.
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Dropbox Updates iOS App To Version 3.0

Dropbox AppDropbox has updated their iOS app to support the new iOS 7 design and AirDrop.  The new Dropbox iOS app was built from the ground up to incorporate the new design and it has a revamped white/blue icon that is flatter than the previous icon.  Dropbox also changed around the icons on the menu bar to become flat.  The menus and navigations seamlessly fit the iOS 7 user interface.  There is also improved sharing and exporting features for working with files on other apps.
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