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Here's How Much Extra Australians Will Pay For Apple Apps Now

The Apple App Store is about to get a bit of a tweak thanks to currency conversion rates between Australia and the US changing. The short of it is that you’re about to pay more for all of your iOS apps. Here’s exactly how much apps will cost now.


Apple Is Increasing App Store Prices In Australia

In recent years, Apple’s app prices in Australia have generally been reasonably close to the US standard from which all other pricing is set. That is set to change a little; in the next day or so, local App Store pricing will increase to accommodate “changes in foreign exchange rates.”


God Help Us: There's Now A Dedicated Selfie Section In The App Store

Just in case you were feeling a little too happy with humanity, here’s something to change your tune: Apple now has a dedicated Selfie section in the iOS App Store.


How A Rogue Developer Got Apple To Approve A Drone Strike App

After nearly two years and a lot of media attention, you can now download an iPhone app that alerts you every time a drone strike kills someone abroad. It only took the app developer six tries and several different names to get Apple to approve it.


Flappy Bird Is Officially Gone From The App Store And Google Play

As promised, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has removed his torturous app from Apple’s App Store. Flappy Bird is gone. It is survived by knockoffs like Clumsy Bird and Happy Poo Flap, and by the nightmares and thumb pain it has caused you these last few weeks.


Definitive Proof That App Store Search Is The Absolute Worst

One of the most exciting new apps in months has hit the iTunes App Store in the US today: Paper, an app that provides a refreshing new Facebook experience. This is an app that, conservatively, hundreds of thousands of people want to download today. Good luck finding it.


The Pebble App Store Is Now Live, But Only For iOS Users

The long-awaited Pebble App Store is now live, and you can start downloading watchapps like a fool, provided you’re using iOS and not Android. Here’s how you get it, and here’s how long Android users will have to wait.


Don't Be That Guy With The New Year's Noisemaker iPhone App Tonight

While everyone else is getting drunk, having all kinds of exotic fun and making out, you could ring in the new year with a breath-powered virtual new year’s horn for your iPhone. But don’t.


Mac App Store Bug Is Upgrading Illegal And Trial Software For Free

As well as giving away OS X 10.9 Mavericks for free, Apple has also promised to update iWork and iLife gratis for anyone that bought a Mac after October 1. But there’s a glitch in the system that means people with illegal or trial copies of the software are being given free updates too.


Microsoft Planning To Merge Windows And Windows Phone App Stores?

Rumours suggest that Microsoft is planning to roll together its Windows and Windows Phone app stores into a single site. Convenient!