Google may operate the second largest app store in the world and serve a billion people in over 190 countries, but for the longest time that store was allowed to operate under Wild West rules. Just about anything short of malware was allowed free reign, but that’s beginning to change. Google announced this morning that it would… Read More »
Parents everywhere work hard to prevent their kids from reading inappropriate content, but sometimes it’s not enough. A parent can choose their kid’s books based on content summaries and maturity ratings, but sometimes bad language slips through. And that’s where an app like Clean Reader can help. This app applies a custom filter to the ebooks you’re… Read More »
Late last week Apple changed the default prices in the iTunes app store to reflect the new monetary landscape. With a steadily weakening Euro, the US dollar is worth more than it was last year, and so Apple changed the minimum app price to €0.99 in the EU. They also changed the new minimum prices… Read More »
Amazon still isn’t saying anything about the rumored smartphone everyone is talking about, but they are definitely making their Android ambitions clear. Early this morning the retail giant announced that the Kindle Fire HD tablets were now available for pre-order from 170 countries, with the first models shipping out on 13 June. The tablets are… Read More »
Amazon has just added another country to the supported list for their Android app store: China. When Amazon took the Appstore international last month, China was the first among a handful of countries that weren’t supported. Given that Amazon had launched the Kindle Store in China only 4 months earlier, this came as a surprise.
Amazon announced today that they would soon be expanding their Android app store around the world. Right now the Amazon Appstore is only available in the US, a handful of countries in Europe, and Japan, and the same goes for the Kindle Fire. But according to the press release Amazon will soon be selling Android… Read More »
About 18 months ago, Apple sued Amazon for false advertising and trademark violation over using the term “app store” to describe its, well, Android app store—which is to say, the store where you go to buy apps. The wheels of justice grind slow but fine. Yesterday Reuters reported Amazon has submitted a filing asking a… Read More »