5 years of the Apple App Store

Apple 5Apple is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its App Store and to commemorate this auspicious occasion, they are giving away 10 paid products, not normally free, which include 5 apps and 5 games, but only for a limited time.

And these are decent titles, to boot They  include: Barefoot World Atlas, Day One Journal, How to Cook Everything, Over and Traktor DJ for iPhone (and for iPad). Games include: Badland, Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, Tiny Wings and Where’s My Water?

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years already. Apple launched the App Store on July 10, 2008 with 500 apps and it was an immediate success with 10,000 million apps downloaded in its first weekend. In 5 years, the App Store has gone from its initial 500 apps to more than over 900,000 to date and a billion is just around the corner. In May 2013, the number of App Store downloads reached a new milestone surpassing the 50 billion mark.

Developers have also profited from creating Apps to the tune of $10 billion US, which Apple has paid to them to date.

Visit your iTunes store to get the low-down on the free apps and a look at some of the milestoes Apple has reached in only 5 short years.  Limited time only!!!!

$10K App Store Card awaits 50 billionth downloader

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At the time of writing there have been over 49.58 billion downloads from the Apple App Store and a new milestone of 50 billion downloads is just around the corner. Once again, to thank their customers, Apple is offering up a US$10,000 App Store Card for the person who downloads the 50 billionth app.

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Where’s My Water App Store’s 25 billionth download

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Apple’s Countdown to 25 Billion Apps recently ended with the milestone-reaching download happily performed by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. For his efforts, Chunli will take home a $10,000 US iTunes Gift Card.

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Win a $10K iTunes gift card in 25 billionth app countdown

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When the App Store was unveiled to the world in July 2008, it only took 2 1/2 years for the App Store to reach 10 Billion downloads and with a current pace of 1 Billion per month less than 11 months later, it’s ready to reach yet another significant milestone – 25 Billion. And once again to commemorate this incredible feat, Apple has launched the “Countdown to 25 Billion Apps” a world-wide promotion in which one lucky person will be eligible to receive an iTunes Gift Card valued at US$10,000 if they are the one to download the 25 billionth app.

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Valentines Offerings for Apple Lovers

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Looking for that last minute Apple inspired Valentines gift for your sweetheart? While gadgets, gizmos and digital delights are no guarantee to strengthen your relationships, they can certainly go a long way on that special day in helping to say, I Love You in a geeky sort of way!
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Super Bowl XLVI game day inspired apps

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With Super Bowl XLVI just around the corner, in addition to ensuring you have eats and treats and reserve your best seat on the couch, there are a number of Super Bowl inspired apps that you can indulge in before, during and probably after the gameLet’s have a peek at just a few of them.

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Mac App store downloads surpass 100 million

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There’s an app for that, really!  Apple has just announced that In less than a year over 100 million apps have been downloaded from the Mac App store and that’s keeping their servers very busy.
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National Geographic’s 7 Billion – an app for that!

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On October 31, 2011, the population of the Earth surpassed the 7 billion mark. And while that number continues to grow some of the resources on Earth are renewable but many are not. What are the implications of our growing population? What opportunities does it bring? What are the challenges?  These are just some of the things you can find out about in National Geographic Society’s: 7 Billion. It’s a FREE app, for a limited time only, sponsored by DuPont and released to coincide with the achievement of the latest world population milestone.

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Canoe Tech: Think & Grow Rich comic book debuts for iPhone

ThinkGrowFor anyone that has ever been interested in creating wealth, Napolean Hill’s book – “Think and Grow Rich,” certainly has to be one of the top books on their reading list.  This classic has sold over 30 million copies to date and is still as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1937. And now this best seller is available on the iOS platform, not as a book, but in a comic book style format.

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iTunes app ratings may vary by country

If you’re like most people, before you download or buy an app from the iTunes or Mac App Store, chances are you’ve likely checked out the ratings of the current version, previous versions, if applicable and read a number of the user reviews. But what you might not know is that if you looked at the same App from the store in a different country, you may get a whole different story which may or may not affect your decision to hit the buy button.

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