How Apple and Google are Ditching ‘Bad’ Apps

Both Apple and Google are striving for better quality in their respective app stores, that much is clear. Which has the better solution is largely philosophical: do you want fewer items to scroll past, or is it best to let the popular ones rise to the top? ( read original story ...)

Apple’s China problem highlights conundrum for tech sector

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple’s decision to bow to Chinese officials by removing apps to sidestep online censorship underscores the dilemma faced by US tech companies seeking to uphold principles while expanding their business. The iPhone maker is the latest from ... ( read original story ...)

Checkmate! – Apple’s Free iTunes App of the Week

This week’s free App of the Week is the multiplayer iMessage chess game Checkmate!. Normally it’s $0.99, but you can get it free from iTunes until Thursday, August 10th. This app is unlike most of the recent iTunes App of the week. It only works in ... ( read original story ...)

When WhatsApp was young: the early years

This comes only two months after Apple launches push notifications, which allows developers to ping users when they aren't using an app. Koum updates WhatsApp so that users will be pinged any time someone in their network changes their status. "WhatsApp is ... ( read original story ...)

8 paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free today

As you sit there behind your desk doing everything you can to combat distraction on this slow Friday, we’re here to throw a wrench in the works with a new selection of paid apps gone free. Spend your lunch break downloading some free apps while they’re ... ( read original story ...)