The company's online stores were down for about 12 hours Wednesday because of an internal server error.
Developers will be able to buy ad space at the top of results so their apps pop up when users search for programs in Google's app store.
The "Games for Kids" section of the App Store might help allay parental concerns about the app world for kids.
Company touts records all around: a 50 percent sales increase in 2014, half a billion dollars spent by consumers the first week of 2015, and its single-best day, on New Year's.
If you live in the European Union and are unhappy with a software purchase, you now have a two-week window to ask for your money back -- no questions asked.
Coming in January, the app store for the privacy-focused Blackphone will only allow apps that pass several security tests.
A new deal between the two companies will allow consumers in China to pair their Apple ID with the country's most popular payment card to make purchases on its App Store.
The new device's sensors will track heart rate, steps taken, calories burned and sleep, according to a Microsoft privacy statement.
Smartphone giant now lets users pay via their phone bills. No credit card necessary.
If you are using Family Sharing, you can easily hide apps from your Purchased list. Unhiding app purchases, however, requires iTunes.