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iOS usability

Apple: Update will fix Mac ‘Flashback’ virus

Apple says a new software update provides tools to get rid of the so-called “Flashback” virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of Mac computers.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/13/tech/web/apple-mac-virus-fix/index.html

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iPhone mobile development mobile news

Why a top app maker is ditching BlackBerry

Here’s a sign of just how far BlackBerry’s star has fallen: The maker of one popular app is pulling the plug, citing a “steady exodus” of users gravitating instead to Android and the iPhone.  “We need to focus on where we see growth. And right now, it’s not BlackBerry.”

http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/17/technology/youmail-blackberry/index.htm

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mobile development mobile news

Google and Oracle battle over the future of Android

A landmark court battle between Google and Oracle has begun — and its result will shape the future of the Android ecosystem fueling most of the world’s smartphones.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/16/technology/google-oracle/index.htm

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iPad mobile development mobile news

Apple Not Likely to Be a Loser in the E-Book Legal Fight By NICK WINGFIELD | April 12, 2012, 3:22 PM

The Justice Department’s lawsuit against the company and five publishers, three of which settled the case, paints a vivid picture of Apple’s thinking from several years ago about how it could use its entry into electronic books to hurt Amazon, a growing player in digital media and devices with the Kindle. At the time, Apple saw having a competitive e-book offering as a critical element of its strategy for introducing the iPad.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/apple-not-likely-to-be-a-loser-in-the-e-book-legal-fight/

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iOS mobile development

Apple green-lighted to intervene in Lodsys lawsuit against iOS developers

After nearly a year of waiting, a federal judge has granted Apple’s motion to intervene on behalf of iOS developers in a legal shakedown initiated by patent troll Lodsys. Specifically, Apple will now be allowed to argue that iOS developers—who were sued over alleged patent infringement for using iOS’s in-app purchasing APIs—do not infringe because Apple already obtained a license to the patent in question.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2012/04/court-allows-apple-to-intervene-in-lodsys-lawsuit-against-ios-developers.ars?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+arstechnica%2Findex+%28Ars+Technica+-+Featured+Content%29

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mobile development mobile news

Republicans put pressure on wireless health regulators

Last week six Republicans in the US House of Representatives sent a letter to the FDA and FCC that explains the importance of wireless health devices and medical apps, cautions against slow and inconsistent regulations, and asks for a progress report on how the two regulatory bodies are working together to co-regulate these technologies.“Between 2010 and 2011 the number of medical applications (apps) available in the iTunes App Store subject to FDA evaluation under the draft guidance increased by 250 percent.

http://mobihealthnews.com/16946/republicans-put-pressure-on-wireless-health-regulators/

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mobile news

Apple closes a trojan loophole after 550,000 Macs are infected

 

According to a reportposted Wednesday by Dr. Web, a Russian anti-virus vendor that may have a stick in this fire, the security of more than 550,000 Macs around the world have been compromised by the Flashback trojan.

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/04/05/apple-closes-a-trojan-loophole-after-550000-macs-are-infected/

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mobile news

27 percent of Americans get news via mobile devices

 

While technology may be adding to the appeal of traditional news, technology intermediaries are capturing even more of the digital revenue pie. In 2011, five technology giants (Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo and AOL) generated 68 percent of all digital ad revenue, accordingto the market research firm eMarketer — and that does not include Amazon and Apple, which make their money from devices and downloads. By 2015, roughly one out of every five display ad dollars is expected to go to Facebook, according to the same source.

http://m.technolog.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/27-percent-americans-get-news-mobile-devices-477879

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Android mobile development mobile news

Google to start selling Android tablets

“Google reportedly plans on launching an online store to sell co-branded tablets running its Android operating system.”

 www.mobiletechnews.com/info/2012/03/30/124858.html
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mobile development mobile news

A Surge in Learning the Language of the Internet

The market for night classes and online instruction in programming and Web construction, as well as foriPhone apps that teach, is booming.

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/technology/for-an-edge-on-the-internet-computer-code-gains-a-following.html?src=me&ref=technology

 

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mobile development mobile news

Tracking Major League Baseball, a Perfect Sport for an App

If ever a sport was built for a mobile app companion, this is it. Between pitches you can watch a batter step out of the batter’s box, adjust his jock strap and spit four times, or you can check a mobile app for useful information about the game or league.

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/technology/personaltech/a-look-at-atbat-scoremobile-gameday-and-draft-kit.html?src=me&ref=technology

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mobile development mobile news

Apple Releases Developer Preview 2 of Mountain Lion

Apple released a new version of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to developers on Friday.  The release don’t list any new features, but does mention changes to the Mac version of Game Center being introduced in the new OS.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/apple_releases_developer_preview_2_of_mountain_lion/

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mobile development mobile news

For Apple, Pressure on Builds Over App Store Fraud

Complaints have come from consumers who say that their accounts have been hijacked and creators of apps, who say they are having to deal with fraudulent  purchases that drain  their time and resources.

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mobile news

Carriers hurt by iMessage and other free messaging

Needless to say, mobile companies are not happy at the flood of free messaging services piggybacking their networks.  Apple Inc., for example, has a long history of not playing by mobile company rules.

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46589488/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/#.T1AVjVH-BSU

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mobile news

iPhone user wins $850 in AT&T throttling case

When AT&T started slowing down the data service for his iPhone, Matt Spaccarelli, an unemployed truck driver and student, took the country’s largest telecommunications company to small claims court. And won.

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46520148/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/#.T1AUkFH-BSU

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iPad mobile development

Windows on the iPad, and Speedy

It’s a tiny app — about 5 megabytes. When you open it, you see a standard Windows 7 desktop, right there on your iPad. The full, latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader are set up and ready to use — no installation, no serial numbers, no pop-up balloons nagging you to update this or that.  Mac fans will have the full world of Windows and all of its programs — without the speed and memory penalties of programs like Parallels and VMWare.

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/technology/personaltech/onlive-desktop-plus-puts-windows-7-on-the-ipad-in-blazing-speed-state-of-the-art.html?ref=technology

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mobile news

Apple Acquires Chomp; App Store Search And Discovery To Be Completely Revamped

Apple has bought the app search and discovery platform Chomp and will change apps search altogether.

www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html

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Apple defends rights to iPad name in Shanghai court

Apple on Wednesday defended itself in a Shanghai court against Proview International, which claims Apple is violating a trademark it holds on the “iPad” name, the New York Times reported.

bgr.com/2012/02/22/apple-defends-rights-to-ipad-name-in-shanghai-court/

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mobile development

Apple Tightens Up on Apps

Apple enforces tighter controls over software built for Mac computers by restricting how some apps can access certain parts of the operating system and hardware, such as the camera, network or photo library.  The rules are necessary for security reasons and to standardize consumers’ experience across all Apple devices.

online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203315804577209314228870028.html

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mobile development mobile news

Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview Posted: 17-Feb-2012 [Source: Apple]

Apple today released (2-17-12) a developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion — the ninth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system — which brings popular apps and features from iPad to the Mac.  The preview release of Mountain Lion is available to Mac Developer Program members and Mac users will be able to upgrade to Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store in late summer 2012.

www.mobiletechnews.com/info/2012/02/17/112720.html

 

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mobile news

Government Goes Mobile

 

According to CDW-G’s first Federal Mobility Report, the IT retailer surveyed 414 federal employees and IT staff and found that 99 percent of IT professionals report that they have deployed mobile devices to their workforce and 62 percent allow personal devices for work. Overall, 60 percent of federal employees use laptops, 36 percent rely on smartphones and 9 percent.  “Mobility is the ‘new normal’ for Federal employees.  It is no longer a nice-to-have capability, says Neal Campbell, senior vice president of CDW.

http://www.baselinemag.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Government-Goes-Mobile-754508/

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mobile news

Microsoft Stores Open, Often Next Door to Apple Stores

Microsoft Windows will be opening a retail store in the heart of Apple territority  near Steven P. Jobs home on April19 in hopes of competeing against  Apple for it’s retail business.  Unlike Apple which sells only it’s products and computers, Windows will be selling other brands and software.

 

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mobile news

Dropbox promotes 5GB of free photo storage, feels pressure from iCloud?

Is Dropbox feeling the pressure from Apple’s iCloud syncing service?  Dropbox announced it’s giving away up to 5GB of free storage to those willing to participate in a bit of an experiment.

www.intomobile.com/2012/02/03/dropbox-promotes-5gb-free-photo-storage-feeling-pressure-icloud/

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mobile news

Apple’s iPhone takes 75% mobile phone profits with just 9% of units sold

Apple sells only smartphones and its sales make up 9 percent of all phones sold, highlighting how rapidly the smartphone is taking over the basic phone market.   Apple takes in the most revenues and earns by far the most profits with low unit sales.

www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/02/03/apples_iphone_takes_75_mobile_phone_profits_with_just_9_of_units_sold.html

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Android iPad iPhone mobile development

Smartphones, Tablets Threat to Enterprise Security

How sure are we of security and data integrity as the mobile revolution takes over businesses?  This article suggests the best way to deal with mobility and security is to use enterprise-grade apps and server-side software and offers also other notable points for considerations. www.cmswire.com/…/smartphonestabletsthreat-to-enterprisesecurit
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mobile development

Kapow’s Mobile Katalyst Creates Sucessful Mobile Experiences Without APIs

Kapow Software aims to have a vital presence in mobile development and deployment. Today, it introduced Kapow Mobile Katalyst, an integration platform that can enable and deploy business applications in a mobile environment.
www.cmswire.com/…/mobile/kapowsmobile-katalyst-createssuccess..
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mobile development

New Apple Offerings Could Retool Education

Apple announced a new iBooks 2 app for buying electronic textbooks which will cost $15.00 or less and is using “iBooks Author,” a new app from iTunes U. iBooks 2 app will allow teachers to be able to  manage their courses online, manipulating course components such as lectures, assignments, books, quizzes and syllabuses.

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iPhone

4G mobiles to be rolled out in Australia later this month

Running from 2MB to 40MB a second, the 4G network will double current 3G network speeds.  However, it is bad news for iPhone fans. Apple is yet to create a 4G-capable phone – even the iPhone 4S has a maximum download speed of 14.4MB.

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mobile news

Telstra first to sign on to emergency alert service for mobile phones in Victoria

A WORLD-first emergency alert system to deliver text messages to mobile phones  will be in place this year.   New technology allows the alerts to be sent to all mobile phones in a certain  area and enables authorities to notify Victorians of fire, flood or other major  hazards at a moment’s notice.