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iDOS returns to the App Store, upload and run your own programs without jailbreaking

iDOS is back in the App Store after having been removed for violation of Apple's terms of sale. The DOS emulator, which is based on the open-source DOSBox, was able to run .EXE files, something that allowed iDOS users to fire up applications like the DOS-based Windows 95, extending the program beyond what was allowed by Apple. Now iDOS returns for free, having been chewed up by Apple, and lack...

Kindle lands in Mac App Store, iOS app updated

Signaling what is hopefully the beginning of major adoption of app stores by big-name developers, the Kindle e-book reader is now available from the Mac App Store. It's free to download, and seemingly the same version that you could previously download direct from Amazon. In other news, the Kindle for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app has also been updated. It now supports the background download...

VLC for iPhone and iPad get pulled from the App Store

If you happened to head to the App Store this morning to search for, say, a new media player with support for a number of video formats, you may have noticed something: VLC is no longer available. A quick search returns several remote apps, but the recently-released player itself is nowhere to be found -- the VLC app has, in fact, been removed from the App Store. Ultimately, it appears as thoug...

Apple Mac App Store hands-on tour

Apple's new Mac App Store has finally arrived! With plenty of well-known Mac apps, desktop versions of favorite iPhone and iPad apps, and even some brand new offerings, it's already looking like every Mac user's dream. We're here to walk you through the Mac App Store and show you how it compares to the iOS App Store or the experience of purchasing OS X apps on the web. First things first, thou...

Amazon's Android Market competitor now accepting developer submissions

A few months back, Amazon announced that it would be launching an alternative to Google's Android Market. Amazon's offering would be a kind of hybrid between the Android Market and Apple's App Store. It will be curated -- where the Android Market is not -- but still open to all kinds of apps as long as there is no pornographic or expressly illegal content. One of the big quirks here is that Am...

The best (or worst) security breaches of 2010

Very soon now -- probably in a year or two -- once everyone carries a smartphone, there won't be any discernible difference between our offline flesh-and-blood body and our online persona. That's not to say that real-life face-to-face interaction will slither into the abyss -- far from it! -- but we are reaching a stage where almost anything can be done online. This obviously raises security c...

WikiLeaks app removed from Apple's App Store for violating developer guidelines

An unofficial Wikileaks iPhone app that showed content from the Wikileaks site and Wikileaks Twitter account was pulled from the App Store on Tuesday, according to Apple. Apple told The New York Times that the $1.99 app had been removed because it violated developer guidelines stating that apps "must comply with all locals laws and may not put an individual or group in harm's way." The app onl...

Mac App Store to open January 6, available in 90 countries

Apple has just published a press release that confirms a January 6 opening of the Mac App Store. It will be available in 90 countries, and feature free and paid apps. Mac OS X Snow Leopard (time to upgrade from 10.5!) users will need a free download via Software Update before they can use the App Store. The Mac App Store, if it isn't obvious, aims to revolutionize the distribution of PC progra...

The Mac App Store won't support Game Center or in-app purchases

Apple has informed developers that its upcoming Mac App Store (which may or may not be launching in a few days) will not support two of the major iOS App Store features: the Game Center and in-app purchases. This in spite of the fact that the whole purpose of the Mac App Store is supposed to be bringing what Apple has done on the mobile front 'back to the Mac'. In-app purchases come in handy f...

Mac App Store to launch on December 13?

Back in October, when Apple officially announced the Mac App Store, the only thing we've heard about an actual release date was "in 90 days". But today a source has told Appletell that the official opening of the Mac App Store will take place on December 13, exactly one week from now and much sooner than Apple has led everyone to believe. Apparently, Steve Jobs is personally pushing for a release...

Theme It is a new theme store for jailbroken iPhones

One of the best things about a jailbroken iPhone is the ability to customize the entire interface to your liking. Theme It, a new app store for jailbroken iPhones, aims to make re-theming your iPhone extremely easy. Theme It will work a lot like Cydia, offering an iPhone app and a mobile website to browse and purchase themes. That's right, these are paid themes. Theme It's creator told ReadWrit...

HTC to launch Android and Windows Phone 7 app store?

Is an HTC app store on the way? That's what the rumors circulating around the reported recruiting by the Taiwanese manufacturer infer. The store will apparently sell devices, books, magazines, and applications in a curated fashion using "Content Editors." Of course, HTC makes both Android and Windows Phone 7 devices under its own brand, so it's not clear if this supposed store will be multi-pla...

Skyfire browser pulled from App Store due to high demand

Skyfire, the iOS browser that landed in the iPhone store yesterday, has already been removed from the store. It's not because Skyfire violated any of Apple's policies, though -- it's because it was too popular. The browser hit #1 on the App Store's top grossing apps list within five hours of becoming available. The unexpected volume of downloads hammered Skyfire's server capacity and bandwidth, ca...

VLC now available for iPhone, iPod touch

Last month, VLC made the jump from desktop to iPad -- and now the app has gone universal. iPhone and iPod touch users can now download the popular player from the App Store. 9to5 Mac has gone hands-on already, and the experience looks very smooth -- at least with their sub-5 minute test videos. We're curious to see how it handles larger files and high-def content. We'll have our own hands-on...

Apple announces Mac App Store

The idea of a Mac App Store has been bandied about on popular blogs for a while now, but most didn't think Apple would ever go for it. Apple cast all doubts aside today, announcing the Mac App Store at its Back to the Mac event. The Mac App Store launches in 90 days, and it will function much like the iOS app store, where Apple approves apps and takes a cut of sales. The App Store will get a d...