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    by Published on 03-10-2010 01:04 PM

    Apple is suing rival phone maker HTC - whose popular phones are helping drive the upswing in Android sales - in order to scare off other potential competitors, according to a financial analyst with ties to the mobile phone industry. Yair Reiner of Oppenheimer Research said in a report to his clients that his "industry checks" led him to the conclusion that the legal action is "meaningfully disrupting" manufacturers' ...
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    by Published on 03-10-2010 02:01 AM

    Apple may frown upon the fact that the iPhone is widely used as a primary handheld gaming device for scores of avid mobile gamers, but there's no denying the truth of the matter. The iPhone as a gaming platform has resonated with millions of video game fanatics. And at the annual Game Developers Conference taking place in San Francisco this week, its clear that the iPhone continues to take center stage ...
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    by Published on 03-10-2010 12:45 AM

    The forthcoming battle among competing tablets could very well boil down to one word: Flash.

    After Steve Jobs made it clear that the iPad doesn't need to support Adobe Flash to become the "game-changer," competitors looking to knock Apple off of its tablet perch are now using "Flash" as the buzzword to foreshadow the iPad killer. And Hewlett-Packard is making it clear to everyone that ...
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    by Published on 03-09-2010 05:07 PM

    In a surprise move yesterday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation got a hold of the previously secret Apple iPhone Developer Program License Agreement and posted it on their website. Comparing Apple to a "jealous and arbitrary feudal lord," the San Francisco-based digital rights group said that the computer maker was taking advantage of its control over the App Store to make devs agree to unfair conditions. EFF warns ...
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    by Published on 03-09-2010 02:12 PM

    You can almost envision a day when checking into a hotel means securing an access code functionality through your iPhone that enables you to gain access to the room in which you're staying. Still sounds far off, right? Not really, particularly given the new patent filed by Apple that is starting to get noticed.

    The underlying technology enables your mobile handset (like the iPhone or iPod Touch) ...
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    by Published on 03-09-2010 01:50 PM

    Last July, Apple refused to allow Google Voice's iPhone app onto the App Store, claiming it violated the iPhone SDK's restriction against duplicating native features like dialer and SMS, after pulling the third-party GV Mobile app for the same reasons. And despite the fact that Vonage's app is essentially feature-for-feature the same, Google's app remains banned from the App Store. So in January, ...
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    by Published on 03-09-2010 01:31 PM

    For several weeks there has been talk in tech circles that a plethora of small, but familiar iPhone applications absent from the iPad could still turn up in via a secret "widget mode." Dashing the hopes of some that such standard offerings as "weather," "clock," and "calculator" could still manifest on the much-awaited tablet, today Daring Fireball's John Gruber set the record straight.

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    by Published on 03-08-2010 08:31 PM

    Until recently, Comcast users were unable to do much with the Comcast app available for the iPod and iPhone. Being taunted by DirectTV's App which I'm sure we've all seen commercials for. With a recent update to their app, customers can now remotely control their DVR box directly from the Comcast app. myDVR Manager appears almost as though your seeing the comcast menu you see on most cable boxes. Various content can ...
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    by Published on 03-08-2010 08:11 PM

    This week's Theme Of The Week may seem a little cliche, but it's very well done that it deserves some attention for out Theme of The Week. Monster is Google Android based Theme, designed by mrpunk2u, and includes a full set of goodies.

    The Droid pack includes the Galaxy Live Wallpaper, MONSTER LockScreen of the eye, SBSettings Theme, and some widgets as well. An icon template is included so ...
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    by Published on 03-08-2010 07:28 PM

    As we draw ever closer to the April 3 launch date, iPad prediction mania is refusing to die. The Oscar night commercial spawned a surprising number of rumors and suppositions for being a simple 30-second spot. Apple's iBooks are cheaper than Kindle e-books! Or… more expensive. Or both! And a guy saw a camera, or something!

    Let's take a look at the iBookstore for starters. Several bestsellers made an appearance, ...
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    by Published on 03-08-2010 02:27 PM

    The banhammer marches on at the App Store, apparently, as Apple has reportedly begun removing apps built from templates that pull from websites and RSS feeds without adding much functionality. Coming as it does on the heels of the recent removal of thousands of "explicit" apps and the purge of WiFi stumblers, Apple seems to be in the midst of a significant "spring cleaning" ahead of the iPad ...
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    by Published on 03-08-2010 11:06 AM

    In what comes as a welcome announcement to Mac users and PC gamers longing for the touch and feel of a Mac, Steam, the popular PC gaming platform from Valve Software, is headed to Mac systems as early as this spring. While the arrival will come in May, some of the company's biggest games (those presently available and many upcoming titles) will similarly turn for Mac throughout the year. ...