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App developers respond to the release of iOS 8.1.3

If you look around on social media, the most common consumer response to Apple's latest platform upgrade is something like, "Is it safe to install iOS 8.1.3?" For app developers, though, the reaction tends to be a little different.

Apple closes in on Samsung as global smartphone sales hit new records in 2014

Apple sold a record 74.5 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2014, meaning that the company further closed the gap on leader Samsung in a market that saw total global smartphone sales of more than 375 million units in the fourth quarter.

Samsung loses top smartphone vendor title to Apple in Q4, according to analysts

Samsung Electronics lost its crown as the world's sole top smartphone vendor to Apple in the fourth quarter for the first time in three years, according to analysts, following Apple's record iPhone sales and another drop in sales and earnings for Samsung's mobile division.

Apple's blowout: 74.5M iPhone sales, net profit of $18B

Apple posted a blowout holiday quarter with sales of 74.5 million iPhones and $18 billion in net profit. The results were way above forecasts from most Wall Street analysts. "We'd like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "Our revenue grew 30 percent over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal."

How iOS developers really feel about Apple's new EU refund policy for apps

"Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!" is not the kind of thing you see in many of the descriptions in Apple's App Store, but that's okay--the company has decided to make that promise on its European developers' behalf.

Report: Apple likely sold more iPhones in China than in the U.S. last quarter

Apple likely sold more iPhone units in China in its most recent quarter than it did in the United States, according to a Financial Times report. If the report proves accurate, this would be the first time iPhone sales in China have outpaced those in the U.S. market.

Gartner: Samsung and Apple were top semiconductor customers in 2014

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2014, representing a combined semiconductor demand of 17 per cent, according to Gartner.

App developers vs. the VAT: The EU's tax law explained

App developers love giving more to their customers--more features, more levels in a mobile game, more titles to choose from--but it's unlikely any of them wanted to increase the amount they tax them for their purchases. On Jan. 1, however, the European Union introduced a value-added tax (VAT) aimed specifically at sellers of "digital goods," including app developers.

Why app developer opinions are worth the costs of going viral

Earlier this month, Marco Arment, an iOS developer based out of Westchester County, N.Y., posted something that will probably end up proving far more viral than any app he or most of his peers will make. It was a post about Apple.

Apple, Ericsson come to blows over 'reasonable' patent licensing terms

After two years of failed negotiations, Apple and Ericsson are taking their patent-licensing disagreement to the courtroom--at the heart of the argument is the amount of money Apple believes it should pay to Ericsson to use Ericsson's technology in its iPhones and iPads.