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Gaming exclusivity wars hit mobile app stores

Apple has nabbed a few high-profile game exclusives for iOS in recent months. A new report says these may the first skirmishes in a larger platform war for mobile gaming.

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How to get an App Store refund for kids' accidental in-app purchases

If your kids have racked up some exorbitant in-app purchases from the App Store without your knowledge, you can get a refund from Apple with a few easy steps.

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Making an iOS app about Steve Jobs? Think different, Apple says

Apple reportedly won't OK Steve Jobs-themed offerings for its App Store, and the mobile world is a gloomier place because of that.

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No Kindle? No problem! Score free Android apps at Amazon’s Appstore

Amazon's store can be loaded onto any Android phone or tablet, and it gives you a free app every day.

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Sleep tight: Ambient audio for iOS

Have trouble sleeping? Work in an open office and need to shut out the jabbering of your coworkers? These iOS apps may be just what the sleep doctor ordered.

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Flappy Bird clone wars: Apple and Google Strike Back

Flappy Bird may be gone, but the App Store and Google Play are replete with clones of the popular one-tap game.

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Flappy Bird creator says he's removing the game from app stores tomorrow

Creator Dong Nguyen takes to Twitter, says "I cannot take this anymore."

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iOS apps you should check out now

Our job requires us to try a lot of iOS apps. While sometimes that's a slog, it's worth it to find the few that make us smile. Here are the apps we've been smiling about this month.

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Apple removes Blockchain, last Bitcoin wallet app, from iOS App Store

The legal uncertainty around Bitcoin may be spooking Apple

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Hold the foam: Starbucks releases iOS app update in response to security reports

The popular coffee chain has quickly released an update to its iOS app, after security researchers pointed out it stored unencrypted user details.