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iOS App Updates: Apple Store, FedEx Mobile, Yahoo!

iOS App Store iconNearly every day, new app updates hit the App Store. But how many of us actually update our devices on the same schedule? Here are a trio of updates you might have missed over the last day or so.

Apple served up version 2.6 of the official Apple Store app on Tuesday, and while it sadly remains native iPad-free (still!), the update will be a welcome one for those waiting for their next iPhone upgrade.

The app now includes a push notification option that alerts U.S. users (sorry, no international users for now) when their line is eligible for upgrade pricing. Setting up the feature requires a bit of information on your carrier account now, but when the upgrade is available you’ll be able to buy with only an Apple ID and password.

The Apple Store app also now includes delivery notifications for when an order ships, updates on its status and when it’s actually been delivered as well.

Speaking of deliveries, FedEx Mobile also received an update Tuesday to version 4.2, which now includes the ability to sign up and use FedEx Delivery Manager for customizing deliveries being sent to your home (once again, only for U.S. customers for now).

With Delivery Manager, FedEx customers can schedule deliveries or vacation holds, have packages shipped to a different address and even sign for a package. Hopefully you’ll have better luck than we did: The sign-up form keeps choking on the second Address line, which it claims is optional but insists on an apartment or suite number, neither of which we actually have.

Last but not least, the official iPhone-only Yahoo! app was updated to version 3.0 on Monday and now includes personalized stories which are assembled from your interests, new summaries, an endless visual stream of new stories and much slicker article pages than ever before.

All of these free app updates are now available from the App Store.

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