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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 23, 2014

One of the most convenient and exciting new features in iOS 8 is “Bundles.” Located in a new section of the App Store, “Bundles” lets developers package together multiple apps that you can download with a single tap. Right now, most of the best-selling bundles are collections of games. For example, the top bundle is three different Cut the Rope games for $3.99, which is $3 less than the games individually. Bundles are great for gamers, and they’re very similar to what Humble Bundle does with computer games. But “Bundles” in iOS has the potential to do far more than save you a couple bucks on games. Google could put together a convenient bundle that combines Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Companies that have been breaking features off their main apps could put combine all those apps in one place. That means a single tap could let you download Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Hyperlapse, Paper and Slingshot. Bundles have the potential to fundamentally change the way we download apps – and use our mobile devices.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.