Apple kills off last Bitcoin wallet app in App Store

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Apple kills off last Bitcoin wallet app in App Store

Apple kills off last Bitcoin wallet app in App Store

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:35 AM PST

Apple doesn't appear to be all that fond of Bitcoin.

The company on Wednesday removed from its App Store the last remaining Bitcoin wallet application, Blockchain. The app allowed Bitcoin owners to store the digital currency and use it for purchases where possible. It was the last of a series of Bitcoin wallet apps Apple has nixed.

In a blog post on Thursday, Blockchain confirmed the news, saying that it was offered "no explanation and no opportunity to address any issues."

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Mozilla revamping Firefox OS's app launcher

Posted: 05 Feb 2014 11:18 PM PST

Firefox OS is getting a new approach to launching apps. (Click to enlarge.)

(Credit: Mozilla)

Firefox OS, Mozilla's smartphone operating system, is getting a new app for launching apps.

"The app integrates the contextual adaptive app search from EverythingMe with the Firefox for Android Web browser to offer users a personalized and customizable Web experience that is fun and intuitive," Mozilla said Wednesday in a blog post. The non-profit organization showed a preview of new app launcher Tuesday.

Firefox OS already used EverythingMe's software for presenting a dynamically generated array of links to Web apps.

"We are happy to expand our work together with this new product to give people more smart, easy, and innovative ways to personalize their Web experience and meet their needs in any context," Mozilla said.

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