Windows Mobile Marketplace to Shut Down. Does Anyone Really Care?

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The title sounds harsh, especially coming from a long time Windows Mobile MVP, but it’s true. Some people care, but it’s misguided. The Windows Mobile Marketplace was thrown together after seeing how well a consolidated marketplace like the iTunes App Store did. For years, Windows Mobile did fine without a consolidated market. There were some 3rd party […]

New iPad Forces 3G App Download Limits Up To 50MB

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Even if you don’t want the new iPad you should be thanking Apple for it if you have an iPhone or iPad WiFi + 3G. Because of the new iPad the limit Apple raised the 3G download limit by 30MB. Now iPhone and iPad users can download files up to 50MB over 3G. New iPad users […]

3 Ways to Get Google Play Store Now on Your Android Device

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There are now several ways to get the Google Play Store download–to replace the Android Market icon on your Android smartphone, tablet, or phablet–ahead of the update that is slowly being pushed out by Google. We’re hearing that Google is rolling out the update to its Nexus series devices first–including the latest Galaxy Nexus–and then […]

Disney’s Where’s My Water? 25 Billionth iOS App Download

This weekend the App Store finally hit 25 billion downloads, which Apple proudly announced on their front page. To celebrate the milestone the company promised to give a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the person who actually made the 25 billionth purchase. Today they released the details. Chinese Apple user Chunli Fu, of Qingdao, China […]

Disney’s Where’s My Water? 25 Billionth iOS App Download

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This weekend the App Store finally hit 25 billion downloads, which Apple proudly announced on their front page. To celebrate the milestone the company promised to give a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the person who actually made the 25 billionth purchase. Today they released the details. Chinese Apple user Chunli Fu, of Qingdao, China […]

Apple Making it Easier to Find Awesome Apps with Chomp

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Apple is closing in on 25 billion downloaded apps with a total of more than 500,000 apps in the App Store, but there are still some problems in the iOS App Store. The biggest problem? Discovery. However, it seems Apple will be attempting to fix that problem with its acquisition of Chomp. Chomp is a […]

Apple’s App Store Nears Another Milestone

Apple's App Store Nears Another Milestone

Apple’s App Store is close to another milestone and the company has unfurled a new counter to mark the occasion. If you head over to Apple’s website, you’ll be greeted with a counter that is counting down to the 25 billion apps downloaded mark. Yes, 25 billion. Right now, the counter sits at a little […]

Why Does Apple Need App Stores?

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Apple has changed the way we buy apps on our smartphones with the app store, a centralized location of apps that are easily searchable. Last year, Apple brought the app store experience to the Mac with the launch of the Mac App Store. This brings the number of app stores owned by Apple to two, which is […]

What You Need to Know Before You Download Another Free iPhone App

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Have you ever wondered how some of the Apps in the Top Free iPhone Apps made it there? I know I’ve certainly wondered who was downloading all these oddball apps, at least to the point that they have ended up in the top 25 Top Free iPhone Apps list. Some of these apps deserve a spot […]

Windows Phone Market Starting to Display ESRB Game Ratings

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While Google and Apple have opted out of the industry-standard ESRB rating systems for game titles on the respective Android Market and App Store applications storefronts, Microsoft had opted in and now we’re beginning to see ESRB ratings being displayed alongside some game titles in Windows Phone Marketplace. So far, Angry Birds and MathZia Free bear […]

Time Warner App Now Streams Cable Shows to iPhone, iPod Touch

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After having released an iPad streaming app in March, Time Warner Cable is now allowing its subscribers and iPhone users to stream to their iOS smartphone and iPod Touch PMP. There are still a few restrictions for streaming, however, as you still must be on your home WiFi network–no 3G streaming is allowed yet–and the […]

Gift Guide 2011: 5 Simple Last Minute eGifts

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If you’re like me you’d really rather not brave the last-minute shoppers this weekend as the Christmas buying frenzy reaches a peak. I love this time of year, but I hate what it does to people as they push through crowds on their way to get last-minute gifts for their family, and friends. That’s why […]

Developers Rush Out New Apps Before Apple Shuts Down For the Holidays

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Developers hoping to either submit new iOS apps or revised versions of currently available apps on Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad platform are rushing their efforts for the review process before Apple shuts down for 8 days for the holidays. Developers hoping to submit an iOS hit that’s the hopeful equivalent to the next […]

Microsoft Lures Android Users with Free Phone Offer to Windows Phone

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In Microsoft’s latest publicity campaign for Windows Phone, the software giant is offering a free smartphone to Android owners who have been affected by malware on Google’s platform. The latest promotion follows recent reports that Google recently removed 22 titles from Android Market that contained malicious code. In a twitter post, Microsoft asks Android users […]

Apple’s iOS App Store Now Home to Over 500,000 Apps

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In a press release today, Apple announced that its iOS App Store has gone over the 500,000 app mark, a figure that Google’s Android Market hit back in October of this year. It also announced that its dedicated Mac App Store has seen over 100 million downloads since launch. Apple confirmed that the Mac App […]