Apple has an official Twitter account for the App Store, appropriately named @appstore, which promises “official App Store tweets including featured apps, exclusive offers, and more.”
The first post from the account came only a few hours ago, but there are already 80,000 followers signed up.
One of the questions that people have had with the Mac App Store was the question of “discoverability” of apps on the store that aren’t “featured” or on the “top” lists; hopefully this account will be one more way for Apple to get the word out about new apps that you might not otherwise hear about. If you aren’t a Twitter user, you can always follow the RSS feed for the account. If you’re on Facebook, App Store is there, too.
WordPress developer and all-around web geek Joost de Valk has just graced the Internet with a highly useful infographic.
With all the WordPress theme frameworks that arose over the past few years, you’d almost forget what a normal WordPress theme looks like. Almost, because Yoast has got your back and we’re about to remind you! Check out our anatomy of a WordPress theme infographic:
Apple started the countdown to 10 billion earlier in the week with a counter on its homepage, so we knew the time was near. The are hundreds of thousands of apps to chose from in the App Store in a number of categories.
As of this writing Apple has not said who downloaded the 10 billionth app or what that app was. The page on the company’s Web site announcing the 10 billionth app says the winner is Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK.
Davis downloaded Paper Glider, an app that tests how far can you flick and fly a paper plane.
For downloading the 10 billionth app Davis will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift card from Apple.
Nearly two months after a licensing issue arose between the creators of the open-source VLC platform and creators of the VLC iOS application, Apple has removed the application from their App Store.
If that wasn’t enough, Courmont’s response to Apple pulling the VLC app from the App Store comes off as incredibly spiteful: ” At last, Apple has removed VLC media player from its application store.
But this time, the removal of one of the most popular free apps for iPhone and iPad has nothing to do with Apple and the app review team’s rules.
The situation is one of the prominent examples of conflict between the open-source GNU General Public License, which is tied to the VLC player, and the terms detailed in Apple’s own App Store licensing.
How to hack your Facebook profile picture
You might have seen a cool Facebook profile picture hack going around blogs yesterday that used the new Facebook profile page layout to spread a picture across the sidebar and thumbnails. The effect can be seen in the below image.
Thousands of people are hacking the new-look Facebook profiles to jazz them up. Here’s how to do it yourself.
If you want to ‘reface’ your Facebook page, here’s how you do it.
• You’ll need to have activated the new Facebook profile page – if you have, you’ll see your basic biographical information at the top of the page and, below that, a photo strip of five recent photos that have been tagged with your name.
• You’ll also need a photo that’s at least 692 pixels wide – that’s the width of the page from the left-hand edge of your profile picture to the right-hand edge of the photo strip.
• The final thing you’ll need is a photo-editing program that allows you to crop images. If you don’t have a program on your computer, try an online editing service, such as Photoshop Express Read more…