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Andy Rubin’s Pickle!

[credit provider=”AP”] Andy Rubin, the executive in charge of Android development at Google, is in a pickle.Android tablet sales stink, and a seemingly simple solution to the problem would actually only make things worse in the short term. 
Andy Rubin’s Pickle!
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Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”App Store” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/sports-illustrated-swimsuit/id472402294?mt=8″] We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps you might’ve missed this week.We have a new app for news junkies, an app that recommends real-world events for you to attend, and even a game about fighting trolls.
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
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10 Days After Launch, This Hot New App Has 1.2 Million Downloads

[credit provider=”TCDisrupt” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tcdisrupt/4642242598/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Dan Porter spent the last three years trying to create viral games.  He joined a social gaming company, OMGPOP, in 2008.OMGPOP created Facebook games; the games performed well enough, but engagement was not amazing.
10 Days After Launch, This Hot New App Has 1.2 Million Downloads
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It’s True! Microsoft Office Is About To Hit The iPad

[credit provider=”The Daily” url=”http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/02/21/022112-tech-apps-office/”] For all the time the iPad’s been available, there’s been a glaring absence in its app catalogue: the Microsoft Office suite.Now The Daily is reporting that Microsoft Office for the iPad is about to be submitted to Apple for approval. Check out the leaked photo of […]
It’s True! Microsoft Office Is About To Hit The iPad
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7 Popular iPhone Apps That Snoop Into Your Address Book

[credit provider=”Spencer Chen (@spencerchen)”] Path caused quite the uproar when a developer discovered its app accesses your iPhone’s address book and stores that information on its servers.Even though Path is taking most of the heat for the controversy, it’s not the only app that scans your iPhone’s address book.
7 Popular iPhone Apps That Snoop Into Your Address Book
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Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPadapps you might’ve missed this week.We have a brand new to-do list app, a way to keep all your contacts organised, and an excellent update to a popular app that will let you stream live […]
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
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10 Mac Apps Apple Just Destroyed With Mountain Lion

[credit provider=”Eric Kilby via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekilby/4145509570/”] Most of the new features in Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion have to do with a suite of new apps that take advantage of iCloud.And a lot of those apps mimic features from popular third-party ones that we’ve been using on our Mac for […]
10 Mac Apps Apple Just Destroyed With Mountain Lion
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Here Are The 10 Most Important Features In Apple’s New Mac OS

[credit provider=”California DFG via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/californiadfg/5913902092/”] Today Apple took the wraps off its newest operating system for Macs called OS X Mountain Lion.Apple is shifting to a new release schedule for the software that powers its Macs. Instead of making you wait two or three years between versions, you’ll get […]
Here Are The 10 Most Important Features In Apple’s New Mac OS
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Don’t Worry, You Won’t Be Stuck Using Internet Explorer On Windows 8

[credit provider=”AP (modified)”] Mozilla is already getting a jump start on Firefox for Windows 8, giving the browser a fancy new look to match Microsoft’s new “Metro” interface for tablets..In a Wiki entry for Mozilla developers, the group details its plans for the first version of Firefox to run on […]
Don’t Worry, You Won’t Be Stuck Using Internet Explorer On Windows 8
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Android’s New Web Browser Will Never Get Mobile Flash Support

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Google’s new Chrome web browser for Android will never get support for Adobe Flash, Ars Technica reports.This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, since Adobe previously stated that it was finished working on Flash for mobiles.
Android’s New Web Browser Will Never Get Mobile Flash Support
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Android Apps You’d Have To Pry From Our Cold, Dead Fingers

[credit provider=”Photo Illustration By Steve Kovach”] Google’s Android Market may still be smaller than Apple’s App Store (for now), but that doesn’t mean you can’t get by. Most of the essentials are there.We love using Android, and there are a handful of special apps that dominate most of our time […]
Android Apps You’d Have To Pry From Our Cold, Dead Fingers
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The PR Nightmare Is Now On Citibank—Their iPad App Was Double Charging Some Customers

[credit provider=”Flickr Sybren Stüvel” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sybrenstuvel/2468506922/”] Citibank has traced a problem where customers reported being charged twice when paying bills from their accounts to their fledgling iPad application, DealBook reported.This certainly won’t be good press for Citi, which is striving to become the “world’s digital bank.” The iPad application was also […]
The PR Nightmare Is Now On Citibank—Their iPad App Was Double Charging Some Customers
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Great New Screenshots Of Windows 8 And Office 15 On Tablets

[credit provider=”Microsoft” url=”http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/02/09/building-windows-for-the-arm-processor-architecture.aspx”] This morning, Microsoft revealed a lot of new details about the upcoming version of Windows that will run on low-powered ARM processors, which are used in most tablets today.Basically, this is Microsoft’s best shot at the iPad.
Great New Screenshots Of Windows 8 And Office 15 On Tablets
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Apps Have Created Nearly 500,000 Jobs, But Not For Everyone

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/csaila/”] The rise of smartphones and tablets in the last few years has created a rapidly-growing market for apps — and a new study by TechNet, a policy network of technology CEOs, says it’s creating tons of jobs. But this new trend has caused issues for older workers, who some […]
Apps Have Created Nearly 500,000 Jobs, But Not For Everyone
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Here’s Why You Should Ditch iTunes Forever And Use Spotify

[credit provider=”Spotify”] For $10 per month, the streaming music service Spotify gives you unlimited access to millions of songs from all four major record labels. (Plus many of the smaller ones.)You can stream all of your music to any computer or smartphone. You can also download songs to your phone […]
Here’s Why You Should Ditch iTunes Forever And Use Spotify
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Path, The App That’s Trying To Destroy Facebook, Just Made A Huge Privacy Blunder

[credit provider=”Cellanr via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rorycellan/5270087897/”] Path, the social networking app for smartphones, takes all the information in your phone’s address book and store it on the company’s servers.It was first discovered by developer Arun Thampi, who posted details of the privacy snafu to his blog.
Path, The App That’s Trying To Destroy Facebook, Just Made A Huge Privacy Blunder
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PHOTOS: Google Just Crushed It With The New Chrome App For Android

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] It was always a bit baffling that Google decided to ship Android with a stock web browser when Chrome has been absolutely crushing it on the PC.But starting today, Google has a fresh (beta) version of Chrome made specifically for Android phones and tablets.
PHOTOS: Google Just Crushed It With The New Chrome App For Android
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Google Just Launched Chrome For Android Phones

[credit provider=”Flickr / Adrian Short” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianshort/4180699415/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Google just released a beta version of its popular Chrome browser for Android phones and tablet.Chrome for Android lets you log in with your Google account and sync your bookmarks, open tabs, browsing history, etc. to your mobile device.
Google Just Launched Chrome For Android Phones
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Apple Has Declared War On Developers Who Cheat Their App’s Ratings

[credit provider=”Saina Silverman” url=”http://instagr.am/p/gnHd_/”] Now that there are more than a 500,000 apps available in the Apple app store, and companies are spending tens of thousands of dollars to advertise apps, transparency around sales and quality is important.As such, Apple has issued strong warnings against using download bots or similar […]
Apple Has Declared War On Developers Who Cheat Their App’s Ratings
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Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps you might’ve missed this week.We have an app to help you manage your garage band, a classic game Bill Gates designed in 1981, and an app to bring you all the best “long reads” from around the web.
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
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Here’s How To Get 4.5 GB of FREE Dropbox Storage Right Now

[credit provider=”Flickr BabyBen” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/babyben/4757347004/”] Dropbox is offering users 4.5 GB of free storage to users in exchange for testing out a new beta version of the Dropbox app, Gizmodo reports.Don’t worry, though. The beta app works well and requires very little effort to use.
Here’s How To Get 4.5 GB of FREE Dropbox Storage Right Now
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It’s About Time Google Did Something About All Those Nasty Android Apps

[credit provider=”www.urbanmonarch.com” url=”http://www.urbanmonarch.com/how-to-get-past-the-velvet-rope-nightclub-etiquette/”] Google announced today it has a new system for rooting out malicious apps that creep their way into the Android Market.A lot of these apps disguise themselves as innocuous games in order to trick you into downloading them. Since Google doesn’t have a strict review process for […]
It’s About Time Google Did Something About All Those Nasty Android Apps
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Evernote’s Creative Director Designed The First iPhone Box

[credit provider=”Evernote”] We recently spoke to Phil Constantinou, VP of Product at Evernote, Inc. Magazine’s “Company Of The Year,” and one of our favourite apps to use.Frankly, if you’re not using Evernote to organise everything in your life from notes to photos to to-do lists, you’re nuts.
Evernote’s Creative Director Designed The First iPhone Box
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Microsoft May Have A Big Gaming Surprise Later This Month

[credit provider=”Geek.com” url=”http://www.geek.com/articles/games/microsofts-halo-man-hints-at-return-of-master-chief-2009034/”] Fans of the science fiction franchise Halo will be excited to know that the wait for the first peek at the next Halo title, already named the Recliamer Trilogy, may come to an end soon.IGN reports on rumours that Microsoft will be revealing Halo 4 at a […]
Microsoft May Have A Big Gaming Surprise Later This Month
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5 Apps For organising Your Expenses At Tax Time

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”] As April 17 approaches, taxpayers throughout the country are likely scrambling to organise receipts for deductions like medical costs, charitable donations, or business expenses.A slew of smartphone apps are aimed at simplifying the process and helping users go paperless by scanning and organising receipts.
5 Apps For organising Your Expenses At Tax Time
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The New Firefox Is Coming Tomorrow

[credit provider=”dimnikolov via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimnikolov/4697345882/”] The new version of Firefox, version 10, will go live tomorrow, according to Mozilla’s meeting notes.While you probably won’t notice too many changes on the surface, the big update this time has to do with making sure your add-ons work.
The New Firefox Is Coming Tomorrow
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The Best Android Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”Android Market”] It feels like there’s been a bit of a lull when it comes to new Android apps.Seriously, after two weeks of hunting, we could only come up with a handful that were worth download.
The Best Android Apps You Missed This Week
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Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”Apple”] We’ve put together a list of the best iPhone and iPad apps you may’ve missed this week.We have an app that consolidates all of your contacts between your social networks, the classic mobile phone game Snake for iPhone, and a free way to watch Time Warner Cable on […]
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week
Tech

THE TRUTH ABOUT SQUARE: Merchants Say The Dongle Doesn’t Work

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] Square card readers are the cool new way to accept credit cards at your small business.We visited a few places in New York City to find out how they liked their Square readers, and what parts of Square aren’t working out so well.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SQUARE: Merchants Say The Dongle Doesn’t Work
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If This App Doesn’t Get You Off The Couch And In A Gym, We Don’t Know What Will

[credit provider=”Edward Leung via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcledward/3600542728/”] It’s one thing that gyms make bank off bums who can’t drag themselves off the couch, but what if skipping that 5 p.m. yoga class could put cash in the pockets of people you don’t even know?That’s the premise behind GymPact, an app that holds users […]
If This App Doesn’t Get You Off The Couch And In A Gym, We Don’t Know What Will
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Android Hackers Plan App Store Of Banned Apps

[credit provider=”Flickr/xnxbox” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/xnxbox/6251357852/in/photostream/”] An alternative to Google’s official Android operating system called CyanogenMod has just surpassed the million-user mark, its makers say.What’s more, after being snubbed by Amazon, the developers are thinking of starting their own app store, outside of Google’s control, that consists solely of legal apps kicked out […]
Android Hackers Plan App Store Of Banned Apps
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10 Free iPhone Apps We Can’t Live Without

[credit provider=”Apple”] We’ve become pretty accustomed to shelling out a dollar or two for the best iPhone apps, but many of the best apps are free.Here are our favourite iPhone apps that won’t cost you a penny, and don’t include any ads!
10 Free iPhone Apps We Can’t Live Without
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It’s An Outrage We Can’t Play These Classic video games On Our Phones

[credit provider=”Imamom” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/imamon/351581956/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] You’ve probably heard it said that the phones we carry in our pockets every day have more computing power than the computers used to get Apollo 11 to the moon.We don’t have any plans to put a man in space with our phones — what if we […]
It’s An Outrage We Can’t Play These Classic video games On Our Phones
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11 iPhone Apps We Wish Were On Android Too

[credit provider=”Florin Hatmanu” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/graft/1600789262/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Despite the fact that popular games like Angry Birds and World of Goo are readily avilable for Android and iPhone, a huge number of apps remain exclusive to the iPhone.We’d like to see this change — if someone creates an awesome smartphone utility or really fun […]
11 iPhone Apps We Wish Were On Android Too
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TEACHER: We’re Not Going To Buy A Bunch Of iPads At My School

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Last night we got this email from a teacher friend with his take on Apple’s new education initiative with iBooks 2 and iPad textbooks.This teacher works at a private K-12 school. Most families who send their kids there are pretty well off.
TEACHER: We’re Not Going To Buy A Bunch Of iPads At My School
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Instagram Could Solve Microsoft’s Crappy App Problem

[credit provider=”Illustration: Ellis Hamburger”] Windows Phone developer relations boss Brandon Watson throws free Windows Phones at developers, but they’re not yet convinced that Windows Phone (with a sub 5% market share) is worth investing in.Instagram could be the tipping point.
Instagram Could Solve Microsoft’s Crappy App Problem
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Here’s How You’ll Get Smarter By Playing Video Games

[credit provider=”Rockstar Games” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkkoHAzjnUs”] Video games are often accused of leading teens to violent and anti social behaviour.However, as an industry that brings in over $25 billion in annual revenue and captures the free time of more and more children and adults, researchers are starting to consider the real consequences […]
Here’s How You’ll Get Smarter By Playing Video Games
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Here’s A Good Sign That HP’s Decision To Open Source WebOS Will Pay Off

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O9kqnOzdzW4″] WebOS has only been available as free open source mobile operating system for a few weeks, but a surprising new use for it has already materialised.That’s a good sign that Meg Whitman and team made the right decision.
Here’s A Good Sign That HP’s Decision To Open Source WebOS Will Pay Off
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This Developer Made $30 Million Making iPhone Games This Past Year

[credit provider=”Apple”] Epic Games, the creators of the excellent Infinity Blade I and II games for iPhone and iPad, just announced that it has made $30 million thus far on the two titles.Infinity Blade II, which launched about a month ago to rave reviews, has already brought in $5 million […]
This Developer Made $30 Million Making iPhone Games This Past Year
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No, Facebook Won’t Take Down Ugly Pictures Of You

[credit provider=”Magic Robot via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/magicrobot/2165160308/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] For some reason, hordes of Facebook users think that by “reporting spam” on pictures they don’t like of themselves, Facebook will need to take them down.Facebook takes down very few of these pictures.
No, Facebook Won’t Take Down Ugly Pictures Of You
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Out Of Nowhere, Apple Is Fighting Back Against App Piracy

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcl/4983569261/”] Apple has begun taking some swings at Apptrackr, a popular resource for cracked iOS apps, reports Cult of Mac.It doesn’t seem like too big of a deal yet — Apptrackr simply relocated its servers to other countries and added CAPTCHA protection to avoid the legal repercussions of […]
Out Of Nowhere, Apple Is Fighting Back Against App Piracy
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I Changed My Mind—Foursquare Is Actually Really Fun And Useful

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] A few months ago, I wrote a post about my first couple weeks using Foursquare, the most popular “check-in” app.At the end of my trial, I decided that I wasn’t going to use Foursquare anymore, primarily because very few of my friends were using it.
I Changed My Mind—Foursquare Is Actually Really Fun And Useful
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17 Excellent Google Chrome Apps You Need To Download

[credit provider=”Google”] Google’s Chrome web browser made huge strides this year, growing by as much as 84%, according to StatCounter.One of the unique draws of Chrome is that it allows you to install “Chrome apps,” applications that run within your browser.
17 Excellent Google Chrome Apps You Need To Download
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IBM’s New CEO Starts The Year With A Bang, Making Her First Acquisition

[credit provider=”IBM”] IBM acquired cloud software testing company Green Hat today. This marks the first acquisition for the company’s new CEO, Ginni Romett, and the third in the last month.IBM has vowed to spend $20 billion by 2015 shopping for new companies, and with the worldwide economy still slow, it […]
IBM’s New CEO Starts The Year With A Bang, Making Her First Acquisition
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Microsoft Is Being Forced To Love Its Enemy

[credit provider=”AP”] 2012 may be the year Microsoft transforms itself into a company with a future beyond the Windows desktop.Later this year, Microsoft will add technology to its cloud service, Azure, that will let users run Linux applications on Azure, reports ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. This underscores just how seriously […]
Microsoft Is Being Forced To Love Its Enemy
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Here Are The Best Android Apps You Missed This Week

[credit provider=”Android Market” url=”https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftN2HM&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5nYW1lbG9mdC5hbmRyb2lkLkFOTVAuR2xvZnROMkhNIl0.”] It was a slow week for Android. Well, a slow week for all of tech, actually.But that didn’t keep some great apps from making their way into the Android Market while everyone was out of the office!
Here Are The Best Android Apps You Missed This Week
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GET READY: Facebook’s Timeline Is Coming To Its iPad App

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Now that the Timeline rollout for desktop, Android phones, and iPhones is finished, Facebook is putting the final touches on the new profile view for its iPad app.Mark Gurman at 9to5 Mac reports that the iPad’s Timeline will be a sleek hybrid of the current desktop and iOS […]
GET READY: Facebook’s Timeline Is Coming To Its iPad App
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