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IDC sees Android past Windows by 2016, 1.8b smart devices

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A shift towards the mobile world could see Android overtake Windows for sheer market share, IDC put out in a long-term estimate. Putting mobile and desktop platforms in a single smart device category, it had Windows slipping from 35.9 percent as of 2011 to 25.1 percent in 2016. Android would...
IDC sees Android past Windows by 2016, 1.8b smart devices
Google announces Web Designer, a new HTML5 content creation tool aimed at ad development ... for now
BBC Builds Out Its iPlayer Empire With New iOS And Web Apps For Radio Service
Verizon rolls out Android 4.0.4 update for some Galaxy Nexus handsets

Making Sense of the Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" Timeline

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There should be a new bounty of dessert coming to Android lovers later this year. Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" is rumored to be announced in the second quarter of 2012 and provide a better operating system for Android tablets. The report comes from Digitimes, a Taiwanese tech site that specializes...
Making Sense of the Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" Timeline

Larry Page Hints Mobile Advertising May Become More Expensive Than Desktop (GOOG)

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Google CEO Larry Page thinks the imbalance between mobile advertising and desktop advertising -- mobile is currently a lot cheaper -- won't last very long, and than ultimately mobile may overtake desktop as a revenue generator for Google. He also suggested that Google may have made a huge strategic error...
Larry Page Hints Mobile Advertising May Become More Expensive Than Desktop (GOOG)

Amazon launches Cloud Drive in Japan ahead of Kindle Fire shipments

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Just over a month after it launched in Italy and Spain, Amazon is bringing its Cloud Drive storage service for videos, documents, and photos to Japan. Rivaling popular cloud-based storage solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive, Amazon currently offers all users decent 5GB of free storage. Paid plans for Japan...
Amazon launches Cloud Drive in Japan ahead of Kindle Fire shipments

VoiP market growing as Rebtel crosses 15M users

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Mobile VoIP provider Rebtel has hit some key milestones on Friday, indicating that the VoIP market is quickly gaining momentum. Rebtel, which offers low-cost and free calls over 3G and Wi-Fi, has cracked the 15 million user mark and claims its average revenue per user is three times greater than...
VoiP market growing as Rebtel crosses 15M users

Over A Year After Tango, Skype Adds Video Voicemail Option

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After this morning’s news that the transition from Windows Live Messenger to Skype will be delayed, word comes that Skype will now begin testing a video messaging feature. Essentially like a video voicemail option, this will allow users to record messages for contacts who aren’t online, which can then be...
Over A Year After Tango, Skype Adds Video Voicemail Option

Humble Bundle expands to Android with World of Goo, Anomaly and more

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The choose-your-own-price Humble Bundle has proven to be a runaway success on desktop platforms -- helping fund indie developers and causes like Child's Play and the EFF alike -- and it's now finally taken the plunge onto mobile devices. That move was kicked off today with the Humble Bundle...
Humble Bundle expands to Android with World of Goo, Anomaly and more

Firefox 15 brings tablet optimizations, search improvements

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Mozilla has released Firefox 15 for desktop platforms and Android devices, releasing the major update less than six weeks after Firefox 14. The company has finally brought its redesigned Android browser to tablet devices, adding a tablet-optimized UI with a redesigned "Awesome Bar," a new tabs experience that supports swipe-to-close,...
Firefox 15 brings tablet optimizations, search improvements
With Windows Blue, Microsoft looks to take a page out of Apple's Mac OS X playbook

XBMC 11.0 Eden final arrives with AirPlay, Apple TV and iOS

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The XBMC team has posted a finished version of its comprehensive 11.0 Eden update. The version is the first fully updated version to simultaneously reach both desktop platforms as well as jailbreak-based implementations on the second-generation Apple TV and iOS. Every platform now lets an XBMC device serve as an...
XBMC 11.0 Eden final arrives with AirPlay, Apple TV and iOS

Seesmic To Get An App, Sorry Plugin, Store?

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Hot news coming from Seesmic. We should expect to see a new version coming to replace Seesmic for Windows in the next few weeks.Based entirely on Silverlight, the new app will have full plugin capability which can extend the use of Seesmic to whatever developers can dream up. Current examples...
Seesmic To Get An App, Sorry Plugin, Store?
‘Thank God’ for Apple’s beautiful crystal prisons

Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers

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The barrier to entry for the Unity game rendering engine for developers on iOS and Android has gotten lower, as use of Unity tech is now free on both mobile platforms. Unity CEO David Helgason announced the changed terms today during the Unite Nordic trade conference, according to Pocket Gamer’s...
Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers

FuzeBox Adds 50K New Enterprise Subscribers In Q1 2013, Debuts Improved iPad Client

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San Francisco-based virtual meeting player FuzeBox has had some impressive success to kick-off 2013, posting a 200 percent rise in demand for its product in the initial quarter of the year, with 50,000 new subscribers added in just a few short months. The company also now counts 30 percent of...
FuzeBox Adds 50K New Enterprise Subscribers In Q1 2013, Debuts Improved iPad Client

Titanium 1.0 Launches: Build Native Apps for Desktop, Mobile & iPad

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Today Appcelerator is launching version 1.0 of their Titanium app-building system which allows developers to build mobile and desktop applications using standard web technologies like HTML, JavaScript and CSS. In addition to supporting desktop platforms like PC, Mac, and Linux, the new version of Titanium now supports both iPhone and...
Titanium 1.0 Launches: Build Native Apps for Desktop, Mobile & iPad

Firefox 16 beta arrives with web app hooks, Reader Mode for Android and VoiceOver for Macs

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Firefox 15 is barely fresh off the vine, and we're already looking at a beta version 16 for both desktop platforms and Android. Mozilla's test release builds in the first support for web apps that play nicely with the Mozilla Marketplace; as long as titles have a slight amount...
Firefox 16 beta arrives with web app hooks, Reader Mode for Android and VoiceOver for Macs

Adobe lays out the future for Flash: a platform for the next 5-10 years

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Adobe has published its roadmap for its Flash browser plugin and its AIR desktop application counterpart. More releases, more features, and more performance, are all planned, but on fewer platforms: Adobe is giving up entirely on supporting smartphone browsers, sticking to the core desktop platforms for its plugin—and with...
Adobe lays out the future for Flash: a platform for the next 5-10 years
BlueStacks inks Lenovo distribution deal for Idea-branded PCs

RunRev Launches Open Source Version Of Its LiveCode App Dev Platform

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RunRev has announced today that following its successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the team is now ready to launch the first open source edition of its LiveCode app development software. The cross-platform programming environment has, until now, been a paid-for product aimed at both professional and amateur app developers....
RunRev Launches Open Source Version Of Its LiveCode App Dev Platform

Humble Bundle expands to Android with World of Goo, Anomaly and more

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The choose-your-own-price Humble Bundle has proven to be a runaway success on desktop platforms -- helping fund indie developers and causes like Child's Play and the EFF alike -- and it's now finally taken the plunge onto mobile devices. That move was kicked off today with the Humble Bundle...
Humble Bundle expands to Android with World of Goo, Anomaly and more
Adobe shuts down desktop browser testing service BrowserLab without warning, blames rise of mobile devices

Ubuntu One reaches Mac in beta, completes the cloud storage circle

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For all of the many directions Ubuntu One's cloud storage has gone, it hasn't headed the Mac's way. Official clients have been the province of Linux devotees (naturally, Ubuntu is recommended) and their Windows friends across the aisle. A newly available Mac beta puts all three major desktop platforms...
Ubuntu One reaches Mac in beta, completes the cloud storage circle

Firefox 16 is available -- get it NOW!

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Ahead of its official unveiling, Mozilla has made Firefox 16 FINAL available for download. The latest version provides little in the way of major new features, and in some ways is more noteworthy for the features missing from this release, including the long-awaited inline PDF viewer (click here to find out how to switch...
Firefox 16 is available -- get it NOW!

Mozilla is planning a major design overhaul with the release of Firefox 25 in October: Here's a quick peek

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Mozilla is planning a major design overhaul of its flagship browser with the release of Firefox 25, slated to arrive in October. The company makes a point to discuss its plans for changes openly, and this upcoming new version is by no means an exception. In fact, even though Firefox...
Mozilla is planning a major design overhaul with the release of Firefox 25 in October: Here's a quick peek

Project Footage offers online, Web-based project management for people and companies

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Most of us have such complicated, diverse lives that it’s hard to keep track of everything. Project Footage aims to help, with a cloud-based project management service that helps you manage your projects, collaborate with others, and stay on top of everything in your personal and professional life. Project Footage,...
Project Footage offers online, Web-based project management for people and companies
Chorus.im taps HTML5 to let you text anyone with a web browser
NewBay, other RIM assets up for grabs as company digs for cash
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