Apple looks to paid search to ‘improve’ discoverability on App Store

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Apple needs to help consumers find quality apps, and developers to sell them.
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Apple seems to be looking to improve the way people find apps in the App Store. According to unnamed sources, paid search is one way Apple might both improve discoverability as well as make some money off the feature, like Google does on its own Google Play store.

Paid search would let developers pay Apple to more prominently display their apps in the App Store.

Apple’s inconsistent ban hammer comes down on Reddit apps

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Apple hates NSFW material. Which obviously means problems for Reddit.
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Less than a week after Reddit finally debuted its own official Reddit app for iOS, Apple has started cracking down on popular third-party Reddit clients in the App Store.

The reason? No, apparently it’s not got anything to do with Reddit pulling some strings over at Cupertino — although the timing sure makes it appear a bit suspect. Instead, it’s reportedly got everything to do with the fact that the apps allow users to access naughty pictures and other material.

Disqus, GarageBand, and other awesome apps of the week

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It’s the weekend again, and Cult of Mac is here to bring you all the app awesomeness you might have missed throughout the week.Nokia has its own maps app for iPhone, a hot new photo editor has arrived, Google Calendar gets a sexy iOS app, and more.Without further ado, here are this week’s awesome apps!
What are the week's top apps?
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Is there a better way to spend Sunday than by checking out the latest apps to grace the App Store over the past seven days?

This week I’ve chosen to focus less on games than productivity apps (although there’s a neat Reddit client thrown in for good measure!) From a great custom keyboard to a full-to-bursting update for GarageBand, check out our picks for apps of the week below.

U.S. iPhone owners are cheapskates when it comes to apps

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If you want to strike it rich on the App Store, here’s a hint: make a game.

Americans who own an iPhone spent an average of $35 on apps and in-app purchases last year, only instead of forking over cash for productivity or education apps, the majority of that money goes to gaming.

Pomodoro Time Pro, Forecast Bar, and other awesome apps of the week

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It’s the weekend, which means it’s time to catch up on all of the new apps you might have missed throughout the week.The all-new CleanMyMac is here to... er.. clean your Mac, an update to the best app finder out there, a crazy awesome app for mixing drinks, and a great language translation app made it into this week’s roundup.Without further ado, here are this week’s awesome apps!
'Appy weekend everyone!
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With the new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro announced, it was a big week for Apple. But it’s also been a good seven days for developers, with a slew of super-awesome apps arriving in the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Whether you’re looking for a great productivity tool for staying on top of task management, a fantastic port of an arcade classic, or the best weather app for Apple TV, check out our “app of the week” picks below.

What better way to spend your Sunday?