App Store

There Are No More 'Free' Apps In The App Store

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

There are no more 'Free' apps on the Apple App Store. And not just because every no-cost app by definition requests you to pay 69P to buy 'Charms' so ...

Facebook Celebrates Forcing 500 Million People To Use 'Messenger'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has announced that it has managed to force 500 million unwilling people to download and use its Messenger app. The social network launched...

The iPhone And China Aren't Getting On

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Tech

Apple's iPhone debut in China is not proving to be the smoothest of launches as a security firm in California has just discovered a major piece of mal...

This App Can Recognise Any Plant

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech

You're walking through the countryside and you see an incredible flower, maybe you're just curious or maybe you're thinking it'd look good in your own...

Apple Reveals 'Naughty List' For Apps

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Tech

Ever wondered what it's like to get an app published by Apple? Well it might be more difficult than you think as every app has to go through strict ch...

Forgot Your Baby In A Hot Car? There's An Upsetting App For That.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech

Forgot that you locked your baby in a stifling hot car? Need to be reminded before that baby literally dies? There's an app for that. Every summ...

What Is 'MeowChat' And Why Is It Top Of The App Store?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech

It's that time again -- a random app no one has ever heard of is top of the (free) App Store. And no one seems to known why. This time it's somethi...

7 Images Of Planes Over Conflict Zones (And Why They Aren't As Bad As They Look)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

Something curious has happened on the Apple App Store: the no. 1 paid app is Flightradar24 Pro, a plane-tracking app. It's undeniably neat: the app...

HuffPost How To: Get Fit Using Your iPhone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech

With smart watches and fitness bands like the iWatch and the Gear Fit becoming the next big thing very few people have addressed the fact that ultimat...

HuffPost How To: Play iPhone Games With Android Users

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

Until recently it had been impossible to play a game on your iPhone or iPad against someone who uses an Android Phone. That's all changed however and ...

HuffPost How To: Toddler-Proof Your Tablet Or Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Problem? You've bought yourself an iPad and already the kids are beginning to eye it up. There's a risk though, which is that one wrong press on S...

HuffPost How To: Print Wirelessly Using Your iPhone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Problem? Your iPhone has the ability to print to many modern printers, but almost nobody does. Here's how to get it working... Technology has d...

Cartoon HD Is No More, Twitter Explodes

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

The popular but legally dubious (entirely illegal) Android and iPhone Cartoon HD app has been shut down. There's no official word on why it was shu...

The App Store's No. 1 Game Is A Drug Dealing Simulator

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Tech

Apple has pulled the most popular free game on the App Store. A game which happens to be a drug dealing simulator. Weed Firm rose to the top of ...

The App Store's No. 1 Game Is A Drug Dealing Simulator

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech

A controversial game designed to simulate what it's like to be a drug dealer has hit the top of the Apple App Store charts. 'Weed firm' is a pretty...

'Ironpants' Is The New 'Flappy Bird', And It Is Terrible

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Flappy Bird Creator To Pull Game As He 'Can't Take This Anymore' From one perspective, 'Flappy Bird' is a fun little game that wastes three...

'Shuriken Block' Tips: How To Get A High Score Without Cheats

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

If you're a Flappy Birds addict - one of the several hundred thousand - you're probably also ready for a new game to take you mind off your crushing f...

Flappy Bird Creator 'Got Lucky' He Admits

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

Dong Nguyen, developer behind 'Flappy Bird' has admitted that he basically just "got lucky". Nguyen Ha Dong, the mind behind the inexplicably popul...

Apple Forced To Change 'In-App' Policy And Refund Millions To Parents

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Apple has settled a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchases made by young children without the consent of their parents. ...

You Spent $10 Billion In The App Store Last Year

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Apple has announced its customers spent more than $10 billion in the App Store in 2013 - netting it an impressive cut of around $3 billion. Unveili...

The Weak Spot in Apple's Design

Patrick Uden | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech
Patrick Uden

There are few experiences more enjoyably Zen-like than buying in one of Apple's cool white stores. From Singapore to Shepherds Bush the experience is sublimely efficient. The browsing shopper, secure in the knowledge that everything has been displayed in an aesthetically beguiling manner, can be confident that the best is on show and shown to its best advantage. It is what makes shopping with Apple so special.

'Radio Alan' Makes It Seems As If Alan Partridge Really Has a Radio Show

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech

Crash! Bang! Wallop! What an application! Alan Partridge creators Baby Cow have hit the back of the net with a new app, designed to make it feel as...

This Is What Apple's Next Mobile OS REALLY Looks Like

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Tech

The next version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 7, has generated plenty of conversation since it debuted last month - and not all of it posit...

Apple App Store 'Dominated By Zombie Apps' Claims BBC

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Tech

Apple's App Store has just celebrated its fifth birthday - and the stats (it chooses to release) about its success are pretty impressive. $10 billi...

App Store Bill Shock, How You Can Protect Your Kids

Sean Vanderdasson | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech
Sean Vanderdasson

Danny Kitchen, a 5 year-old from Bristol, racked up a bill of £1700 in less than 10 minutes. He'd been buying bombs in the 'free' app Zombies vs. Ninja at £69.99 per pack. He bought 19, as well as various other bonuses. When asked what happened Danny said, "I'm not sure how I did it, I thought it was free."