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Apple adds in-app-purchase warnings to App Store listings

Apple’s App Store now displays in-app purchase warnings in its search results. Following the iOS 7.1 update, a message appears next to the game’s title to state it "offers in-app purchases". Previously this text had only been displayed on the app page. The intensifying focus on free-to-play and in-app purchases …

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Buoyant Blackberry boss says iPhone users are "wall huggers"

Having been defeated by Apple in more or less aspect of its business, Blackberry has decided to mock its rival over the iPhone’s battery life. Yahoo reports that chief executive John Chen told conference attendees that he calls [iPhone owners] wall huggers” due to their need to stay near a …

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BBC announces Stig-themed Top Gear smartphone game

Top Gear: Race the Stig is due for release on iOS, Android and Windows Phone today. The BBC Worldwide published title is published by Mastertronic and developed by Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution creators Supersonic Software. It’s an endless runner-style racer in which players must collect nuts while charging about …

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60 Flappy Bird clones hit Apple App Store daily – report

An average of 60 Flappy Bird clones are uploaded onto the iTunes App Store every day, according to a new report. Pocket Gamer delves into the ongoing craze started by Dong Nguyen’s creation Flappy Bird, and the effects it’s had on the mobile market. After rocketing up Apple’s charts and …

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Microsoft planning Xbox Live integration for iOS, Android games – report

Microsoft is reportedly looking to expand cross-platform functionality for its Xbox Live service onto iOS and Android platforms. The Windows Phone maker is apparently working to ease some of the console service’s certifications to potentially open up things up on rival platforms.The Vergecites sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans,” as well …

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One third of one day’s new iOS games were Flappy Bird clones

Welcome to the world of mobile gaming. A stunning report in The Guardian has revealed that of the 300 new iOS games that were released on the App Store yesterday, 95 were Flappy Bird clones. These include the likes of Tappy Bieber, Flappy Penguin – Revenge, Flappy Monsters, Tappy Duck, …

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Apple and Google rejecting Flappy Bird clones from app stores

New game submissions containing the word ‘Flappy’ are reportedly being rejected by both Apple and Google. A seemingly endless stream of clones have hit both the App Store and Google Play since the removal of Dong Nguyen’s original Flappy Bird but TechCrunch reports that a number of developers have now …

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Microsoft invests in FourSquare

Microsoft has invested in location-based social networkFourSquare to reportedly help develop the firm’s rumoured voice-activated assistant app, Cortana. The investment was confirmed by FourSquare CEO Dennis Crowley, but no details were disclosed at the time. However, Bloomberg cities an anonymous source who claims the deal is worth $15m and was …

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