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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.

Apple's E-Store Satisfaction Score Jumps, Thumps Microsoft's

Apple's satisfaction score was 85, up five points from the year before. Only one e-store -- Amazon's, with a record score of 89 -- beat Apple's.

Microsoft Cracks Down on Racy Apps in Windows Phone Store

Microsoft will contact developers whose apps icons and tiles contain racy imagery. The company says it will enforce sexual content guidelines more stringently.


Microsoft Is Taking a Closer Look at 'Racy' Apps on Marketplace

Microsoft will from now on be paying more attention to the icons, titles, and content of apps on Marketplace, and expects them to get more subtle and modest in the imagery used.


AppWave App Store Launched for Windows OS

All the offerings in the store are free programs that can be downloaded on the Internet. But the company behind the store says its installation process is faster.

10 Retina Display-Friendly iPad Apps

The third-generation iPad sports an eye-catching display. These App Store downloads use that improved screen to full effect.

Open for Business: It's the Year of the Corporate App Store

As smartphone and tablet usage skyrockets, IT seeks a way to distribute its own apps.

App Draw: Will Paper for iPad be the Next Instagram?

The design app available from Apple's App Store makes it easy to create beautiful things and share them on social networks.