Amazon and Apple call a truce in app store battle

Amazon and Apple have brought an end to two years of legal wrangling over the term ‘app store’. The internecine lawsuit has been abandoned by both parties after talks. Apple had been suing Amazon after the online retailer launched its own, Android-based ‘appstore’ in 2011. Steve Jobs argued at the time that the move was a deliberate attempt to trade…

BlackBerry 10 app store grows to 100,000, Kindle one of the new ones

BlackBerry says there are now more than 100,000 apps in the BB 10 app store as it gears up for its big US launch of the BlackBerry Z10 on 22 March. Adding over 30,000 apps in the past couple of weeks, the company has also confirmed that big hitters like Amazon Kindle,The Wall Street Journal and OpenTable have come on board…

APP OF THE DAY: Amazon Mobile (Tablet) review (Android)

Amazon Mobile is one of the greatest coups of the shopping world. You walk into a high street store, scan what you want to buy, examine the price online compared to the shop you’re physically standing in and press buy, because it’s inevitably cheaper. Tablets have a slightly different use case, because you’re not going to surreptitiously haul that 10-incher…

Former Windows Phone general manager, Charlie Kindel moves to Amazon

The name Charlie Kindel should ring a bell or two. The long-time Microsoft employee was part of the Windows Phone team and left Microsoft over a year ago. According to GeekWire, Kindel is said to be on the move to Amazon. After 21 years at Microsoft, including the position of general manager on the Windows Phone team, what’s Kindel going to…

Amazon Cloud Player app optimised for iPad

Amazon has announced that the Amazon Cloud Player app is now optimised for the iPad and iPad mini, bringing more playback options to your Apple tablet. The app will let you access music you have stored on Amazon’s cloud service, either tracks you’ve uploaded, or those bought from AmazonMP3. Amazon Cloud Player went live in the UK in September 2012…

BlackBerry 10 app store grows to 100,000, Kindle one of the new ones

BlackBerry says there are now more than 100,000 apps in the BB 10 app store as it gears up for its big US launch of the BlackBerry Z10 on 22 March. Adding over 30,000 apps in the past couple of weeks, the company has also confirmed that big hitters like Amazon Kindle,The Wall Street Journal and OpenTable have come on board…