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Apple App Store Downloads Sink in April

Apple sees 5 percent drop in some iTunes App Store downloads just as the cost of grabbing loyal users jumps 12 percent.


Top 15 iPhone Apps of 2012, So Far

The best of 2012’s apps for your iPhone and iPod Touch, so far, include fun apps for wasting time, image and video editing apps, and utilities that speed up common iPhone tasks.


Share Smartphone Photos Wirelessly To Your PC With Bump

Bump for iOS and Android makes it easy to move photos from handsets to PCs with a new Web-based tool that transfers smartphone photos to your desktop with just one tap of your spacebar.


Windows Phone Marketplace Goes Mango Only

Microsoft is now enforcing a rule that only users of Windows Phone 7.5, codenamed Mango, can use the Marketplace in any meaningful way.

Amazon's Android Appstore Allows Users to Test Apps on Phones

Amazon has more than 5,000 Android apps ready to use the Test Drive feature, and it aims to make the entire Appstore catalog available.


Sidecar Smartphone App: Share Data While Making a Phone Call

When using the Sidecar app for Android- or iOS-based phones, users can share video, photos, location, and contact information while making a phone call.

Mobile App Standoff: Web App vs. Native App

For resources-strapped companies that want to get in the mobile app game, a Web app tuned for smartphones and tablets is a wise choice.

More Smartphones, Apps in Use in the U.S.

One in two mobile subscribers now has a smartphone, according to a Nielsen study, and the average number of apps on each device is 41.


Facebook App Center: The Secrets to Entry

App developers must meet a number of criteria for their apps to be eligible for Facebook's new store, and quality is front and center. Here are some tips.

Facebook App Center to Offer Mobile App Promotion, Paid App Option

Facebook's app store isn't really about selling apps. It's about promoting social apps that use a Facebook login, and promoting Facebook as a platform in general.