You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
AppAdvice International: UAE Apple Store, Secret app and iTunes Festival

AppAdvice International: UAE Apple Store, Secret app and iTunes Festival

August 26, 2014

Dubai, UAE

This week, we heard that Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) will reportedly be home to the largest Apple Retail Store in the world. In a report that surfaced online recently, we explained that “the Cupertino-based company is building the landmark store in what is currently the cinema complex of the pictured Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.”

The anticipated venue in Dubai, UAE.

The anticipated venue in Dubai, UAE.

Job listings have indeed been posted for the Dubai, UAE store, and it would appear that the venue will open its doors to the public during the first quarter of 2015. At last, Apple CEO Tim Cook’s 2013 visit to the United Arab Emirates makes perfect sense.


It’s bad news for Secret, the anonymous social sharing application for iOS, because this week the iOS app was booted out of the Brazilian App Store. The move was made “in compliance with a recent court order upholding the prohibition of anonymous freedom of speech in Brazil.”

Our article explained:

The Brazilian court ruling, which was issued a couple of days ago, ordered Apple and Google to pull Secret from their respective app stores within 10 days. But while Apple has abided by the ruling, Google is yet to remove the app from the Google Play Store.

Similar apps, however, are still available on the Brazilian App Store. We’ll see how the situation develops over the coming weeks.

iTunes Festival 2014

More artists were added mere hours ago to Apple’s iTunes Festival 2014 lineup, including the likes of Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, and Tony Bennett. As such, the updated lineup reads as follows:

  • Sept. 1 – Deadmau5
  • Sept. 2 – Beck + Jenny Lewis
  • Sept. 3 – David Guetta + Clean Bandit + Robin Schulz
  • Sept. 4 – 5 Seconds of Summer + Charlie Simpson
  • Sept. 5 – Kasabian
  • Sept. 6 – Tony Bennett
  • Sept. 7 – Calvin Harris + Kiesza
  • Sept. 8 – Robert Plant + Luke Sital-Singh
  • Sept. 9 – Sam Smith + SOHN
  • Sept. 10 – Pharrell Williams + Jungle
  • Sept. 11 – Maroon 5 + Matthew Koma + Nick Gardner
  • Sept. 12 – Elbow + Nick Mulvey
  • Sept. 13 – Paolo Nutini + Rae Morris
  • Sept. 14 – David Gray + Lisa Hannigan
  • Sept. 15 – The Script + Foxes
  • Sept. 16 – Blondie + Chrissie Hynde
  • Sept. 17 – Gregory Porter + Eric Whitacre
  • Sept. 18 – Jessie Ware + Little Dragon
  • Sept. 20 – Rudimental + Jess Glynne
  • Sept. 21 – Ryan Adams + First Aid Kit
  • Sept. 22 – Jessie J + James Bay
  • Sept. 23 – Placebo
  • Sept. 24 – Ben Howard + Hozier
  • Sept. 25 – Mary J. Blige
  • Sept. 26 – Lenny Kravitz + Wolf Alice
  • Sept. 27 – Kylie + MNEK
  • Sept. 28 – Nicola Benedetti + Miloš + Alison Balsom
  • Sept. 29 – Ed Sheeran + Foy Vance

As in previous years, tickets for iTunes Festival are free for winners of competitions run by both Apple and local media partners. The London-based festival will be hosted at The Roundhouse, and all acts will be streamed for free on Mac, PC, and iOS devices, as well as on Apple TVs.

iTunes Festival.

iTunes Festival.

See also: You Need a Budget? Then you need to get the new universal version of this budgeting app, Microsoft updates OneDrive with multiple file sharing, new Photos view and more, and Apple requiring developers to use newer beta versions of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

Related articles