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Firefox Home approved to App Store

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Great news for Firefox users! Now you can take your desktop history, bookmarks and tabs open on your browser to your iPhone or iPod touch with the new Firefox Home application that has just been approved on the App Store by the mighty Apple. Oh, and did we mention it’s free. The application is NOT A BROWSER like Opera Mini, and who wouldn’t blame them because of the restrictions – […]

Report: FTC to investigate Apple on app tatics

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The Federal Trade Commission is said to be opening an investigation on whether Apple has been using its position as the mobile application market to harm its competitors – including those in the mobile-advertising market, where Apple is set to open its own mobile ad provider iAd in July – according to several publications. Both the US Justice Department and FTC were under discussions whether which agency would conduct the […]

Twitter to buy Tweetie – makes it free

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Twitter has made its first steps in getting an official application on the iPhone by acquiring Tweetie from Atebits, one of the popular Twitter applications for the iPhone, and will be renaming it “Twitter for the iPhone”. However, what’s even better news is that it will ditch the price of US$2.99 and make it free. With the news the beta version of the Blackberry application up in the AppWorld marketplace, […]

Google is stealing your information!

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Just when you thought Google could get any more creepy, just look at this video from the TV Show “Hungry Beast” showing in Australia on the ABC Television network. Maybe you should think twice about pushing that signup button to gMail or pushing that “Sign up to latitude” on your iPhone. I know I haven’t!

Ad leak reveals iPhone to get TV shows, movies in Wi-Fi store

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A major part of the iTunes Store is that it contains movies and TV shows – something which the iTunes Music Store application on the iPhone does not have, but it could be a reasonable ask. Well, we might be able to get that feature soon, especially after an ad for the iTunes TV application appeared on the Twitterfon application. According to a report on Open Salon, who broke the […]

Apple’s App Store Hits 1 Billion Downloads

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It’s official – Apple’s online, world-famous App Store has had one billion downloads in just nine months – an achievement that has the tech industry buzzing (mostly over who will win / has won). The 1,000,000,000th app was download at approximately 1.52pm PDT (6.52am AEST), closing the two-week promotion. The winner will be announced sometime in the near future after being contacted by Apple and will recieve a $10,000 iTunes […]

Popping madness – Bandai releases new bubble popping app

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If you are ever so addicted to popping bubble wrap, this may ease your addiction to your bubbly drug. However, if you are not addicted to popping the bubbles, then this might be a useless application that would just take up space on your 8GB/16GB iPhone or 8GB/16GB/32GB iPod touch. The “highly addictive handheld keychain” from Bandai has now made it to your iPhone, and you can set three different […]

AOL launches new SHOUTcast, ICQ iPhone apps; updates AIM app

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MACWORLD 2009 : AOL has announced today that there will be two new iPhone and iPod touch applications – one for its SHOUTcast radio directory and another one for its instant messaging service ICQ; along an update to its AIM instant messenger application. The new SHOUTcast Radio application will allow users to have access to “more than 26,000 professional and community programmed radio stations” from more than 30 genres – […]

SlingPlayer for iPhone announced

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MACWORLD 2009 : Sling Media, the people who created a box that allows you stream your cable from your house to your computer (and portable devices), has announced that it will make an iPhone application that would allow you to watch your cable from the iPhone itself. According to the announcement: SlingPlayer Mobile gives consumers their entire home TV experience, including local channels, local sports teams, video on demand, pay […]

Review : WordPress iPhone App

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The WordPress App for the iPhone and the iPod touch is a brilliant application; however, it might not be a good way to blog if you are a serious blogger – like me. This application works for both WordPress.com and your self-installation on your server, but you will need WordPress 2.5.1 or higher to make this work. Like WordPress, this is a community driven app, where you can contribute. And […]

App-approval my a$$: Most useless app cost $1,199.99

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While Apple did say that they were checking all the apps that were going to be in the Apps Store, this has to be the most funny cock-up that Apple has done since the MobileMe launch. This application, known as the I Am Rich application, is basically an application for the iPod Touch and iPhone that displays a red gem. And that’s about it. It’s all about how rich you […]

Antivirus app comes to the iPhone

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Paris-based security firm Intego has released the very first antivirus software for the iPhone. However, it does not run on the phone itself, but on a user’s Mac. The software, Virus Barrier X5 10.5.3, would be able to scan the iPhone for viruses by copying the files to the Mac for a security check, once the user has plugged in the cable and is connected to the Mac itself. The […]

Apple sells one million iPhone 3Gs, 10 million apps downloaded

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Apple has said that just three days after its launch on Friday July 11, it has reached the 1 million mark; even though the hype wasn’t there (in those who got the first gen iPhone) and the lines were not that long. The iPhone was sold in 21 different countries, including Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Hong Kong and New Zealand. The iPhone is now going to be […]