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Earlier This Month, Apple Released its iTunes Store Awards, Highlighting Some of The Best Apps, Music, Movies, and TV shows That Were Released in 2014. Those Winning Apps Included Elevate - Brain Training, Threes!, Pixelmator, and Monument Valley. Of Those Apps, Only Two Made Apple's Top Charts For 2014 -- Threes! was The 25th Top Paid iPhone App While Monument Valley Was The 46th Top Paid iPhone App and 35th Top Paid iPad app.

Apple Today Shared Cumulative Lists of The Best Performing Apps in The App Store Across 2014 With Various Media Sites And on iTunes, Highlighting The iPad Top Paid, iPad Top Free, iPhone Top Paid, And iPhone Top Free Apps That Were Most Popular With Consumers This Year.

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The Number One Free iPhone App in 2014 was Facebook Messenger, Which Continues to Have a Two and a Half Star Rating in The App Store Due to Facebook’s Unpopular Decision to Remove Messaging Capabilities From The Main Facebook app in An Effort to Get Users to Download The Standalone Facebook Messenger app. Other Popular Free iPhone apps Included Snapchat, Instagram, and Google Maps, With the top 10 listed below

1:- Facebook Messenger

2:- Snapchat

3:- YouTube

4:- Facebook

5:- Instagram

6:- Pandora Radio

7:- Google Maps

8:- Flipagram

9:- Spotify Music

10:- 2048

The Number One Paid iPhone App in 2014 was Popular Party Game Heads Up!, Which Was Skyrocketed to Fame Thanks to its Multiple Appearances on The Ellen Degeneres Show. First Launched in 2013, Heads Up! Asks Players to Guess a Word Based on Clues Given By Friends. Other Popular Paid iPhone Apps Included Workout App 7 Minute Workout Challenge and Photo Editing app Afterlight.

1:- Heads Up! 

2:- Minecraft – Pocket Edition

3:- Afterlight

4:- Plague Inc.

5:- Sleep Cycle alarm clock

6:- Facetune

7:- Cut the Rope 2

8:- Bloons TD 5

9:- A Dark Room

10:- 7 Minute Workout Challenge

The Most Popular Paid iPad App was, Unsurprisingly, Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Which Also Ranked as One of The Top Paid iPhone apps. Minecraft First Debuted on iOS in 2011, But Since That Time, The App Has Been Updated More Than 20 Times With New Features, Better Graphics, Bug Fixes, And More. Its Constant Updates and Pervasive Popularity Have kept it in The Top List of Apps For Several Years Running. Other Popular Paid iPad Apps Were Terraria, Notability, and Minecraft-style Apps Survivalcraft and Terraria.

1:- Minecraft – Pocket Edition

2:- Cut the Rope 2

3:- Heads Up!

4:- The Room Two

5:- Survivalcraft

6:- Notability

7:- Terraria

8:- Plants vs. Zombies HD

9:- Hide N Seek : Mini Game With Worldwide Multiplayer

10:- Card Wars – Adventure Time

The App Store’s Most Popular Free iPad App For 2014 was Google’s YouTube app, Which is a Standalone App That Lets Users Watch YouTube Videos on Their Devices. YouTube Used to be Included With iOS, But The Dedicated App was Removed With iOS 6, Prompting Google to Release an app in 2012. Netflix was the Second Most Downloaded Free iPad app in 2014, Followed by a Calculator App, Skype, and Microsoft Word. Facebook and Facebook Messenger, Two of The Most Popular Free iPhone Apps, Were Also Popular on The iPad.

1:- YouTube

2:- Netflix

3:- Calculator for iPad Free

4:- Skype for iPad

5:- Microsoft Word

6:- Facebook Messenger

7:- Facebook

8:- Candy Crush Saga

9:- Chrome

10:- Clash of Clans

Top Grossing Apps For The Year Included Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, Game of War – Fire Age, Pandora Radio, and Big Fish Casino.

 

 

 

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Apple on Monday Took its Social Media Presence to a New Level by Launching a New Tumblr Page Dedicated to iTunes, Which Currently Contains Pictures, Video and GIFs Focusing on The

Apple’s iTunes Tumblr Page Shares Visual Similarities With The Company’s Official Website, But Takes on The Popular Social Media Site’s Image-Heavy Style.

The Page itself is Broken Into Categories For iTunes’ Major Product Categories — Music, Movies, TV and iBooks — Each Including a Short Promo Video Running Through The Best Content of 2014.
For Example, Beyonce is Featured in The Top Spot on The iTunes Music Tumblr Landing Page as 2014’s Best Artist, Above Random Pictures, GIFs and Video of Nikki Minaj, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and More.

Today’s Tumblr Launch is Part of Apple’s Fresh Push in Social Media That Has Seen Enhanced Consumer Outreach on Platforms Like Twitter, Facebook and, Most Recently, Instagram. Under CEO Tim Cook, Apple Executives Have Also Taken a Shine to Twitter and Other Services, Completely Divergent From The Closed-off Company Run by Late co-founder Steve Jobs.

Potentially Behind The Renewed Interest in Social is New Apple Hire Musa Tariq, a Social Media Guru Who Previously Worked Under Current Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts During Her Time as CEO of Burberry. Prior to Joining Apple, Tariq Was Senior Director of Social Media at Nike, a Strong Player in Community-Driven ad Campaigns.

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Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 6 Plus and finds some interesting differences from the smaller iPhone 6.

On the outside, the iPhone 6 Plus looks like just a scaled up iPhone 6, but the internal hardware tells a different story. The phones are very similar but far from identical.

For More Information on The iPhone 6 Plus, Including Performance and Battery Life Benchmark Tests

Cracking Open observations:-

  • Relocated Home Button Cable Makes Repairs Easier:- Luckily, cracking open the iPhone 6 Plus is identical to Cracking open the regular iPhone 6, which means it’s easier to open than previous iPhones. You still need to Remove the two Pentalobe screws along the bottom edge with a special screwdriver, but Apple relocated The ribbon cable on the Home button, which means you no longer have to worry about tearing it when Popping open the front panel…News 1
  • Very similar, but not identical to iPhone 6: The overall, internal hardware layout is the same as on the iPhone 6. There’s a speaker and Lightning connector assembly at the bottom, battery along the left side, motherboard along the right, and the camera assembly at the top. Attached to the front panel are the display, front camera and sensors, earpiece speaker and the Home button. There’s also a new metal plate that sits behind the screen.
  • Different system boards: Not only is the iPhone 6 Plus’ system board different from older iPhones, it’s also different from the board in the regular iPhone 6. Unfortunately the two boards do have one thing in common, the metal shields that cover most of the phone’s chips are soldered in place.     news2
  • Different vibration mechanisms:- The vibration mechanisms on the iPhone 6 Plus and regular iPhone 6 are Different and located in different spots.
  • Different external speakers:- The external speakers are also different.
  • Much bigger battery: The Plus’ 11.1 Watt/hour battery is significantly larger than the regular iPhone 6’s 6.91 Watt/hour unit.

 

Don’t judge a book by its cover

As with the regular iPhone 6, if you only looked at the 6 Plus on the outside, you would miss some really interesting and important design changes that lurk inside the phone.

 

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WatchKit Software Tools Now Available to Developers

California—November 18, 2014—Apple® today announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives Developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch™—Apple’s most Personal device ever. Apple has the world’s most vibrant and innovative developer community, and now These developers can begin developing WatchKit apps before Apple Watch becomes available. Developers can Create innovative WatchKit apps, actionable notifications and Glances, for timely information accessible by an Easy, quick look at Apple Watch.

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“Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and WatchKit provides the incredible iOS developer community With the tools they need to create exciting new experiences right on your wrist,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior Vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to Create breakthrough new apps, Glances and actionable notifications designed for the innovative Apple Watch Interface and work with new technologies such as Force Touch, Digital Crown and Taptic Engine.”

Developers can create notifications that allow users to take action or respond right from their wrist such as turning The lights off after they’ve left the house, quickly accessing flight details at the airport, and rerouting their transit When a train or bus is late. Developers can incorporate Glances, which quickly show users information they care About most, such as the latest news and sports scores, alarm system status or the next step of a favorite recipe.

Developers who have previewed the WatchKit tools and APIs are eager to start building on the personal and Immediate experiences Apple Watch will offer users.*

“Fans crave real-time and personal information, and the ESPN app for Apple Watch gives us the ability to deliver Live scores and information for their favorite teams,” said John Kosner, executive vice president of Digital and Print Media, ESPN. “Glances provide fans with a snapshot of live games, and if there is no game taking place, they’ll Get valuable game-time information or the final box score. With actionable notifications, the experience becomes Even more personal, as fans receive alerts on score changes, news and more.”

“Apple Watch allows us to make the Instagram experience even more intimate and in the moment,” says Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO of Instagram. “With actionable notifications you can see and instantly like a photo or react with an emoji. The Instagram news and watch list allows you to see your friends’ latest photos, follow New accounts and get a real-time view of your likes and comments.”

“The American Airlines app on Apple Watch reminds you when it’s time to head to the airport via pre-trip Notifications, and provides updates for gate changes, connecting gate info upon arrival, and will notify you when Boarding begins if you’re not at the gate yet,” said John Gustafson, American Airlines vice president of Digital. “Travelers can also ask ‘Where am I?’ in-flight and get real-time location information at 30,000 ft.”

 

The iOS 8.2 SDK beta including WatchKit is available immediately for iOS Developer Program members at developer.apple.com/watchkit. The WatchKit site includes programming guides, human interface guidelines, Templates and more. Starting later next year, developers will be able to create fully native apps for Apple Watch.

* App features are subject to change and may not be available in all regions or all languages. Apple Watch requires iPhone 5 or later .

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional Software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the Mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media And computing devices with iPad.