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Apple issues iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3

Apple released its iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3 update, available for download here to registered developers. In addition to several bug fixes, the upgrade includes new features like file sharing between the desktop and iPhone via iTunes, iPod media player wid…

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One million iPad sales later, Apple has the last laugh

Four weeks after the U.S. retail release of Apple’s iPad, it’s clear the company has another hit on its hands. On Monday Apple announced sales of the tablet have already surpassed the 1 million benchmark–by comparison, the company needed 74 days to s…

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AdMob opens AdWhirl to all mobile ad networks

Mobile advertising network AdMob announced an expansion of its AdWhirl program enabling developers to leverage an unlimited number of ad networks in their applications. According to AdMob, developers could previously add just one network of their choic…

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Microsoft refreshes Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP

Microsoft announced the release of its Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh, enabling programmers to build Windows Phone 7 applications on the final release of Visual Studio 2010. Additional tweaks include an updated Windows Phone 7 OS image for t…

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Apple facing antitrust probe over Flash apps ban

A month after rewriting its iPhone Developer Program License Agreement to mandate that all iPhone and iPod touch applications must be written to run directly on the iPhone platform, effectively banning cross-compiler translation tools like Adobe System…

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Is BlackBerry OS 6.0 too little, too late?

To the surprise of almost no one (but to the relief of many), Research In Motion confirmed it will finally unveil its long-awaited BlackBerry OS 6.0 update during the third quarter. Speaking to analysts Monday in conjunction with this year’s Wireless …

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Google’s Android surpasses 50,000 applications

Google’s Android mobile operating system now boasts more than 50,000 applications, up from about 40,000 roughly a month ago, according to tracking service AndroLib. The AndroLib numbers span inventories across close to a dozen different app download po…

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GetJar launches mobile app conversion tracking tools

Multi-platform application storefront GetJar announced the introduction of new conversion tracking tools enabling developers to measure downloads across the Android, BlackBerry, Flash, Java, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms. The automated GetJar pr…

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Japanese mobile giants team for new app development platform

Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo announced a joint venture with device manufacturers Fujitsu, Panasonic, NEC and Sharp along with chipmaker Renesas Electronics to create a new mobile application development platform compatible with the Symbian and L…

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