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iOS 12 days of Christmas app brings ‘Home Alone’ to UK users – US stuck with ‘Hugo’

Apple’s 12 days of Christmas app for iOS has arrived at day 5! And today there are two films on offer to respective regional users. iOS users in Canada and the United States will receive Hugo, a 2011 film directed by Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island, The Aviator). Hugo is the tale of an orphan living inside a train station in 1930s paris, who is seeking…

‘Asphalt 8: Airborne’ App of the Week on the App Store

‘Asphalt 8: Airborne’ has just been announced as the iOS App Store ‘App of the Week’ and is now available free on iOS. Asphalt 8 was released around 2 months ago, and usually carries a price tag of $0.99. Granted then, this isn’t the biggest saving we’ve seen from Apple’s weekly promotion. However, Asphalt 8 is still a relatively enjoyable title, and…

New “Photos of You” feature added in Instagram update

Instagram, the photo sharing service that was bought by Facebook, has now added the ability to “tag” people in photos, and gives you now an aggregation of those photos when you are on your profile (or of someone else on theirs). As you can see in the promotional video above that Instagram released, it is as simple as tagging people by their respective…

Halfbrick releases “Fish Out Of Water” game for iOS

Halfbrick, the makers of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, two popular iOS games, has released its new “Fish Out Of Water” game to the App Store. The basics of the game are that you launch fish with different abilities, power-ups, etc in order to get the highest time that is determined on flight time and a number of other things. Above is some video of the…

In-app purchases to face UK Watchdog scrutiny

Following a string of In-App purchase stories and scandals, Apple’s In-App purchase system is to face investigation from UK watchdog agency the Office of Fair Trading. Following a 300% increase in complaints, and several high profile news stories, the UK watchdog is seeking to find out if the games are “misleading, commercially aggressive or…

“App of the week” sends Infinity Blade into top 5

Apple’s “App of the week” really is a fantastic feature. It allows the promotion of new, exciting and exceptional apps on the App Store, not only does this raise the profile of the app in question and its developers, its also means we get some awesome apps for free! Infinity Blade is one of the most successful games on the App Store, and back in its hay…

20% of all US consumer technology sales revenue in 2012 was Apple

Is it any secret that Apple is one of, if not the biggest consumer technology companies in terms of revenue? Well, in case there was any doubt in the manner, it was just found that Apple accounted for nearly 20% of the total revenue in 2012 for all consumer technology sales. That is a lot of money, in case you weren’t aware. Apple outdid all the other…