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Facebook And Dropbox’s Apps Are Seriously Vulnerable To Hackers Right Now*

[credit provider=”Courtesy of United Artists”] A security researcher named Gareth Wright has uncovered an unpleasant security hole in the Android and iOS Facebook apps, reports The Next Web.A motivated hacker could copy a plain text file off of your mobile device that would grant him access to your entire account.
Facebook And Dropbox’s Apps Are Seriously Vulnerable To Hackers Right Now*
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The First 10 Apps You Must Download For Your New Windows Phone

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] One of the biggest problems facing Windows Phone right now is the lack of developer support. That means it’s tough to find the latest and greatest apps on Windows Phones as soon as they come out. You either have to wait a bit for the developers […]
The First 10 Apps You Must Download For Your New Windows Phone
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Instagram For Android Is Finally Here

[credit provider=”Google Play” url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android”] Instagram, the photo-sharing app that took iOS by storm, has landed on the Android platform.Now Android users will be able to take photographs, stylize them with unique and artistic filters, and push them out to various social networks like Tumblr and Twitter.
Instagram For Android Is Finally Here
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Some Apps That Silicon Valley Startup Founders Can’t Live Without

[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] We asked some founders of Silicon Valley startups what their favourite apps were.It turns out entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley optimise for productivity. Some admitted that they indulge in entertainment once in a while.
Some Apps That Silicon Valley Startup Founders Can’t Live Without
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Apple’s Secret Gaming Project

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Apple may have plans to bring an iOS game controller to market, according to AnandTech’s iPad review.Vivek Gowri and Anand Lal Shimpi write that they “know of an internal Apple project to bring a physical controller to market, but whether or not it will ever […]
Apple’s Secret Gaming Project
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This Awesome iOS Game Is On Sale For $0.99

[credit provider=”Chair Entertainment Group”] Infinity Blade is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time.The game rocked the iOS world when it debuted in 2010 and won a slew of awards for its graphics and compelling game mechanics.
This Awesome iOS Game Is On Sale For $0.99
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Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”iTunes” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/paper-by-fiftythree/id506003812?mt=8″] This week we have a collection of apps for gamers and artistically-minded iOS lovers.Do you have Angry Birds Space yet? We can’t recommend it enough.
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
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This Is By Far The Creepiest iPhone App Ever Created

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Ready for something truly creepy?There’s been a lot of talk over the last few days about the iPhone app Girls Around Me ever since Cult of Mac exposed it in an editorial about online privacy.
This Is By Far The Creepiest iPhone App Ever Created
Tech

Now Google+ Hangouts Are More Fun (And Kind Of Awkward)

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] The best feature of the increasingly unpopular Google+ network is the multi-person video chat room called Google+ Hangouts.Google announced today it is releasing its API out of preview so developers can have more fun with Hangouts, making the them capable of running social apps.
Now Google+ Hangouts Are More Fun (And Kind Of Awkward)
Tech

THE FUTURE OF APPS [SLIDE DECK]

[credit provider=”Flurry” url=”http://www.flurry.com”] Last week, we hosted our IGNITION WEST: Future of Mobile conference in San Francisco.One of the best presentations from the show was a deck on the current trends in mobile apps, put together by Flurry, a company that helps mobile developers monetise.
THE FUTURE OF APPS [SLIDE DECK]
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Box Slams Microsoft While Introducing New iPad Cloud Service

[credit provider=”Box.net”] Box introduced a new app store-like service today for the iPad and iPhone.Box (formerly Box) offers a file sharing service for enterprises. In its announcement, it hinted at an Android version soon, but pretty much dismissed Windows as being unimportant to enterprise mobile users.
Box Slams Microsoft While Introducing New iPad Cloud Service
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My Whirlwind Romance With Red-Hot App Pair, The Social Network For Lovers

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] The new app everyone seems to be talking about this week is Pair, a social network designed for just you and your significant other. The idea is to provide a platform for you and your partner to share private moments without worrying about them showing up in public forums […]
My Whirlwind Romance With Red-Hot App Pair, The Social Network For Lovers
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11 Apps I Use Every Single Day (And You Should Too!)

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] I’m never far from my computer, iPad, or smartphone.So it shouldn’t be surprising that there’s a suite of apps that I use just about every day without fail.
11 Apps I Use Every Single Day (And You Should Too!)
Tech

The Draw Something Bubble Has Burst For Me

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/daniel-goodman”] I downloaded Draw Something right after buying my new iPad about a week and a half ago. I was obsessed.
The Draw Something Bubble Has Burst For Me
Strategy

Must-Have Mobile Apps For Business travellers

[credit provider=”Flickr/Benson Kua” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bensonkua/6040992849/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Time is money, especially when it comes to business travel. How many times have you missed a flight or spent too much money on a rental car because you didn’t have the right information handy when you needed it? Staying organised and informed on the road can […]
Must-Have Mobile Apps For Business travellers
Tech

The Really Easy Way To Get Smartphone Apps On Your PC

[credit provider=”BlueStacks”] BlueStacks, the clever Windows software that lets you run Android on your PC, is now available for beta testing.BlueStacks runs a virtual Android window on your PC, letting you push apps from your smartphone to your PC. Not all apps are compatible, but most major ones are.
The Really Easy Way To Get Smartphone Apps On Your PC
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If iMessage Is So Advanced, Why Can’t It Do This Very Simple Thing?

[credit provider=” via This Is My Next ” url=”http://live.thisismynext.com/Event/Live_from_WWDC_2011″] I love iMessage and use it daily to stay in touch with friends and family.It offers a few key advantages over standard SMS, making it a total winner in my book. Unlimited text and picture messaging at no extra cost. Telling […]
If iMessage Is So Advanced, Why Can’t It Do This Very Simple Thing?
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Why Magazines Look Terrible On The New iPad

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] So many people have sung the praises of the new iPad’s Retina display.But such a high resolution screen introduces a unique problem — “regular” resolution content can easily look like pixelated junk.
Why Magazines Look Terrible On The New iPad
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MOG Arrives On iPad, Still No Sign Of Spotify

[credit provider=”iTunes” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/mog-for-ipad/id504593214?mt=8″] Streaming music service MOG quietly released its native iPad app over the weekend.It offers an identical list of features as its iPod/iPhone counterpart, the only difference being that the interface fills the iPad’s screen.
MOG Arrives On iPad, Still No Sign Of Spotify
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There’s Actually A Good Use For iPads Getting Too Hot

[credit provider=”Flickr / Brett Patterson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brettpatterson/4808671776/in/photostream/”] As #warmgate continues to be a debate between curious consumers and Apple fanboys, pranksters at Primary Coffee Company found an optimistic way to look at how to utilise your iPad’s overheating issues.The web app HotPad will purposely overclock your iPad’s processor so the CPU gets […]
There’s Actually A Good Use For iPads Getting Too Hot
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Super-Hot Walkie Talkie App Voxer Was Inspired By Military Experience

[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] Voxer, an app that turns your phone into a walkie talkie, is one of the hottest startups in San Francisco. But it wasn’t an overnight success.Tom Katis co-founded Voxer five years ago, but the buzz around Voxer didn’t really start until six months ago.
Super-Hot Walkie Talkie App Voxer Was Inspired By Military Experience
Tech

RANKED: The Top 10 Games For Your iPhone

[credit provider=”Flickr, CC / incase” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/goincase/”] There is no doubt that people love to use their iPhone for gaming purposes while they are waiting in line, on the train, or relaxing before bed.The undeniable popularity of gaming on a mobile device inspired us to comprise a ranked list of Business […]
RANKED: The Top 10 Games For Your iPhone
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Rovio CEO: Angry Birds Space WILL Come To Windows Phone

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Windows Phone users must have thrown a big enough fit yesterday for Rovio come out and clarify that it won’t be blowing off the new Angry Birds Space game on the Microsoft mobile operating system.”We are working towards getting Angry Birds Space to WP7,” Rovio CEO Mikael Hed told […]
Rovio CEO: Angry Birds Space WILL Come To Windows Phone
Tech

If You Love Your Retina Display, This Will Be Your New favourite App

[credit provider=”iTunes” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/itunes-movie-trailers/id471966214?mt=8″] The iTunes Movie Trailer app has been updated to support the new iPad’s Retina display.Users can watch a pretty extensive collection of movie trailers in HD and with the new display, it’s never looked better.
If You Love Your Retina Display, This Will Be Your New favourite App
Tech

TweetDeck Just Got A Major New Update

[credit provider=”TweetDeck” url=”http://tweetdeck.posterous.com/tweetdeck-updated-lists-activity-media-and-mo”] The popular Twitter management app TweetDeck has launched new updates today that incorporates the newest social media feature, lists.TweetDeck will now allow you to edit, add, or delete lists directly from the app by clicking on a profile of choice.
TweetDeck Just Got A Major New Update
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9 Quirky Augmented Reality Apps For Your Smartphone

[credit provider=”iTunes” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/spyglass-ar-tracker-compass/id332639548?mt=8″] We’ve rounded up some interesting apps that take advantage of your smartphone’s ability to overlay digital information on top of the real world.Not unlike Google’s terminator glasses.
9 Quirky Augmented Reality Apps For Your Smartphone
Tech

Free Apps Are Killing Your Smartphone’s Battery

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] According to a recent study, Android and Windows Phone batteries are draining faster than ever thanks to the use of free mobile apps, reports the BBC.Because many free apps contain a plethora of advertisements, your phone works overtime to access mobile ad networks.
Free Apps Are Killing Your Smartphone’s Battery
Tech

Search Needs To Be Reinvented For Mobile

Sometime over the next 12 months, more people will be accessing the web through mobile devices than PCs. Adding that to the time people spend in “apps,” the time people spend computing will overwhelmingly shift towards mobile. We are already seeing leading indicators, like the fact that since late 2010 more […]
Search Needs To Be Reinvented For Mobile
Tech

Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”iTunes” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/mobli-share-the-moment/id426679976?mt=8″] This week we have a selection of brand new apps as well as others with new updates that unload some killer functionality.If you’re an obsessive note-taker, check out Note’d. If you’d love a novel take on a classic iOS game, check out Flight Control Rocket.
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
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9 Eye-Popping Apps For Your New iPad

[credit provider=”Apple App Store” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/infinity-blade-ii/id447689011?mt=8″] There weren’t too many complaints from the first round of new iPad reviewers. However, one consistent problem with the iPad’s gorgeous new Retina display has been the lack of third-party apps that support it.
9 Eye-Popping Apps For Your New iPad
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The 10 Most Popular Apps For The Kindle Fire

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] The Amazon Appstore celebrates its first birthday today.Within the 12-month span, the Kindle Fire launched and helped the store grow from 4,000 apps to more than 31,000.
The 10 Most Popular Apps For The Kindle Fire
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8 Great Android Apps You’ve Been Missing Out On Lately

[credit provider=”Android Market”] One of the downsides to owning an Android phone is that Google’s app ecosystem isn’t nearly as robust as Apple’s.As a result, the best apps usually come out months after their iOS counterparts. (We’re still waiting for Instagram on Android, for example.)
8 Great Android Apps You’ve Been Missing Out On Lately
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Live TV On Your iPad? How The Heck Does That Work?

[credit provider=”Aereo” url=”https://aereo.com/features”] Aereo is a paid service that lets you watch live network television on your iPad.You can also set shows to record and stream them later, kind of like a DVR living in the cloud.
Live TV On Your iPad? How The Heck Does That Work?
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The New iPad Faces One Major Hurdle Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Launch

[credit provider=”tinhte.vn” url=”http://www.tinhte.vn/threads/1139356/”] The reviews are in for the new iPad and they are overwhelmingly positive.In particular, everyone seems to love the new and improved retina display which Walter Mossberg called, “the most spectacular display I have ever seen on a mobile device.”
The New iPad Faces One Major Hurdle Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Launch
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The Five Best Apps For People Looking For Jobs

[credit provider=”AP”] As social media and mobile technology continue to change the way in which firms recruit their talent, so too have job seekers been forced to consider new and diverse ways of seeking employment.A 2011 survey by StepStone Solutions revealed that 96% of recruiters considered social media and e-recruitment to be significant tools […]
The Five Best Apps For People Looking For Jobs
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The Geo-Social Revolution That Wasn’t

Last year, SXSW was all about group messaging, with GroupMe leading the pack. This year, it was all about location-based social interactions, with Highlight the belle of the ball. Sure, some of the people in Austin seemed to understand exactly why they would want to use such apps, which are […]
Tech

Rdio Is Trying Way Too Hard To Copy Spotify

[credit provider=”Rdio” url=”http://www.rdio.com/#/new/”] Music streaming service Rdio announced today at SXSW a redesign that includes more social features such as sharing what you’re listening to with friends and publicizing your handcrafted playlists.The new social features are clearly designed to match Spotify’s excellent Facebook integration.
Rdio Is Trying Way Too Hard To Copy Spotify
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Why Instagram Will Be HUGE When It Comes To Android

[credit provider=”@goodyspics via Instagram” url=”http://instagr.am/p/H0W0foCGDW/”] This weekend at SXSW, Instagram announced that its long-awaited Android version will be here very soon.That’s not news. The Android app has been in the works for some time now.
Why Instagram Will Be HUGE When It Comes To Android
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Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back

[credit provider=”Highlight”] If SXSW has produced any breakout startups this year, it’s Highlight.Highlight is a subtle way to stalk people you’ve never met but share common interests with.  It shows who has been nearby throughout the day and pulls in Facebook data on them, including where the person works and […]
Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back
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Here’s A Way To Tether Your iPhone Without Paying Your Carrier Extra

[credit provider=”Dominique Leca, Sparrow”] iTether, a handy app that lets you use your phone as an Internet connection for you laptop, just launched a new web-based HTML5 app for iPhone.That’s because Apple pulled the original app from the App Store after it launched. (It’s still a mystery why Apple approved […]
Here’s A Way To Tether Your iPhone Without Paying Your Carrier Extra
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Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”Apple” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/monty-python-holy-book-days/id503975422?mt=8″] This week we have a number of apps for photography, news, and finding your friends.And if you like to laugh, you’ll be especially intrigued by the new apps from Monty Python and Funny or Die.
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
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This App Will Keep You From Binge Drinking At SXSW

[credit provider=”100Plus”] As the members of tech world pack their bags for Austin to attend SXSW, an event known for its parties, one startup is quantifying all that alcohol consumption.100Proof is an app that can tell you how much alcohol you’re consuming so you don’t knock too many days off […]
This App Will Keep You From Binge Drinking At SXSW
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Love Zombies? Love Your iPhone? Hate Running? Try This!

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] The majority of people who enjoy the zombies phenomenon tend to sit at home and watch post-apocalyptic movies and television shows, or play zombie-themed video games such as Xbox’s Left 4 Dead series.
Love Zombies? Love Your iPhone? Hate Running? Try This!
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Why Apps Needs A Different Kind Of VC Funding

For past three years we have seen the emergence of a whole different kind of technology startup: the app startup. It leverages the cloud, standard protocols, open source software and most importantly runs off a platform owned by someone like Facebook.
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Now It’s Really Easy To Try Windows 8 On Your Mac

[credit provider=”Parallels” url=”http://blogs.parallels.com/consumertech/2012/3/5/parallels-desktop-7-for-mac-delivers-experimental-support-of.html”] The Windows 8 Consumer Preview appears to be a big success so far, with more than a million downloads less than a week after its launch. While it’s possible to install Windows 8 on a Mac using Apple’s “Boot Camp” tool, the easiest method is to download the […]
Now It’s Really Easy To Try Windows 8 On Your Mac
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The Worst Case Scenario For Windows 8

[credit provider=”AP”] Last week, Microsoft released the first public test version of Windows 8, its next operating system.It’s got a very tough job. It has to beat back three threats at once: the iPad, the Mac, and potential indifference among businesses.
The Worst Case Scenario For Windows 8
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You Have To See All The Hilarious Stuff People Are Searching For On Google

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] If you think your Google searches are the stuff of comedic gold, there’s a new extension for Chrome that’ll auto tweet everything you search for in Google.It’s called OverShareMe, an odd concept, but a very entertaining one. Everything you search for will still be anonymous and hidden by […]
You Have To See All The Hilarious Stuff People Are Searching For On Google
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The Top 10 Best-selling iPad Apps Of All Time

[credit provider=”Flickr / Rodfather” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodfather/4687000855/in/photostream/”] While some of the top selling apps on the iPhone were generally video games, iPad users are a completely different audience.From Apple’s list of the top seller to commemorate 25 billion downloads, here are the top 10 best selling iPad apps in the world.
The Top 10 Best-selling iPad Apps Of All Time
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The Top 10 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time

[credit provider=”Business Insider / Matthew Lynley”] To celebrate the iTunes App Store’s 25 billion download mark, Apple released its latest list of its top selling apps of all time.Not surprisingly, the majority of these apps are video games, indicating that iPhones bring out the kid in you.
The Top 10 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time
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HabitForge Helps You Get Your Spending Under Control In 21 Days

[credit provider=”Business Insider / Daniel Goodman”] HabitForge is our new favourite tool to curb senseless spending, stick to a budget and keep the weight off. Just sign up at HabitForge.com and tell the site what you’re trying to do. You’ll phrase your goal in a question that’ll be emailed to you […]
HabitForge Helps You Get Your Spending Under Control In 21 Days
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The Four Big Things HP Really Needs To Turn Itself Around

[credit provider=”AP”] Six months into Meg Whitman’s reign as Hewlett-Packard’s CEO, the jury is still out on whether she will stop its decline.She is warning that HP’s transformation could take three to five years. But HP doesn’t have years.
The Four Big Things HP Really Needs To Turn Itself Around
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Hey Developers! We Want To Know What Inspired You To Make All Those Killer Apps

[credit provider=”mh.xbhd.org” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhxbhd/3962410821/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Not unlike an artist being influenced by a favourite painter, an app developer had to connect with a piece of software in such a way that he thought he could make his own one day.For example, Simon Flesser of Simogo, the studio responsible for iOS home runs […]
Hey Developers! We Want To Know What Inspired You To Make All Those Killer Apps
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The First Apps You Must Download For Windows 8

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Microsoft released the consumer preview for Windows 8 yesterday amongst high anticipation and expectations. This may be the largest product Microsoft has ever released.One new feature of Windows 8 is an app store.
The First Apps You Must Download For Windows 8
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Google’s New York Office Added 750 Employees Last Year

[credit provider=”AP”] Google added 750 employees to its New York office last year, The Wall Street Journal reports.The New York office is described by sources close to Google as the most significant office outside of Mountain View. 
Google’s New York Office Added 750 Employees Last Year
Tech

The Hottest, Most Addictive iPhone Game You’re Not Playing

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] You might have heard about the Draw Something app recently, especially since it’s quickly becoming one of the most downloaded apps from the past few weeks.The “Pictionary” for iOS and Android is a simple and intuitive game that tests your artistic skills with a friend or random opponent. 
The Hottest, Most Addictive iPhone Game You’re Not Playing
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What You Need To Know About Apple’s Latest Acquisition

[credit provider=”Chomp”] Apple is clearly the leader in the app ecosystem – with the most and highest quality apps – for both handsets and tablets. The iTunes App Store is the best app store in the market. Yet even Apple has seen fit to make a significant investment in app […]
What You Need To Know About Apple’s Latest Acquisition
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How To Play Facebook Games Without Driving Your Friends Insane

[credit provider=”Flickr / Incase” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/goincase/4604986702/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Admit it, gaming apps on Facebook are addictive.But these days, it’s hard to find a game that’ll let you play without needing your permission to auto-post high scores.
How To Play Facebook Games Without Driving Your Friends Insane
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More Hints That Google+ Is A Deserted Wasteland

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RidgecrestCA.JPG”] Google+ may have 90 million registered users, but they’re not spending much time at the site.We’ve been seeing and reporting statistics about this since last summer.
More Hints That Google+ Is A Deserted Wasteland
Tech

One Of Microsoft’s Original Windows Phone Partners Is Running To Android

[credit provider=”lg,com” url=”http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/LG-C900.jsp”] One of Microsoft’s four flagship partners for Windows Phone, LG, appears to be running toward Google’s Android platform instead.The company is showing no new Windows Phones at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona this week, and was vague in an interview with AllThingsD about when its […]
One Of Microsoft’s Original Windows Phone Partners Is Running To Android
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Facebook Will Let You Buy Mobile Apps Without A Credit Card

[credit provider=”Facebook and Laughing Squid via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/986509157/”] Facebook is letting developers of mobile Facebook apps send charges to your phone bill, so users don’t need a credit card to buy the apps.This won’t work on native apps — Facebook and Apple have a deal where all Facebook apps must […]
Facebook Will Let You Buy Mobile Apps Without A Credit Card
Tech

Andy Rubin Is Full Of It — It Would Be EASY For Google To Give Motorola An Edge

[credit provider=”AP”] Today at a mobile industry conference, Google’s Andy Rubin explained that Google isn’t going to favour Motorola over any other Android reseller.As The Verge reports, he told reporters that Android and Motorola are so completely separate, he “doesn’t even know who’s running” Motorola once the acquisition is complete.
Andy Rubin Is Full Of It — It Would Be EASY For Google To Give Motorola An Edge
Tech

OS X MOUNTAIN LION: Apple Would Be Nuts To Charge You For This Tiny Upgrade

[credit provider=”Harlequeen via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/harlequeen/2975144846/”] Apple surprised us the other day with its announcement that it’ll release a new version of OS X for Macs called Mountain Lion this summer.Mountain Lion’s beta version is only available to registered Mac developers right now, but we’ve been lucky enough to play around […]
OS X MOUNTAIN LION: Apple Would Be Nuts To Charge You For This Tiny Upgrade
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