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RIM indulges in some 'myth busting' at BlackBerry DevCon Europe

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Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations, just took the stage at RIM's DevCon gathering in Amsterdam to build up and promptly knock down a few "myths" about RIM's state of health. First up, he tackled the notion that BlackBerry is a declining platform by saying that App World is...
RIM indulges in some 'myth busting' at BlackBerry DevCon Europe

No discounted UMD transfers to Vita for US, angel loses its wings

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Hey, America ... no soup for you! Vita apparently means no discounted downloads of your beloved disc-based PSP games as Kotaku reports Sony won't be offering its "UMD Passport" service in the US. Since December, Sony has let existing Japanese PSP owners upgrade UMD games to Vita downloadable copies...
No discounted UMD transfers to Vita for US, angel loses its wings

Appsfire launches its App Booster SDK, letting developers boost user engagement

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As a developer, have you ever wondered how you can improve engagement with your apps, and keep users, erm, using them? This is an issue Appsfire is trying to solve with its latest App Booster product, promising to let app developers boost engagement and encourage user retention. The ‘engagement’ problem...
Appsfire launches its App Booster SDK, letting developers boost user engagement

Software downloads in Syria

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Free expression is a fundamental human right and a core value of our company—but sometimes there are limits to where we can make our products and services available. U.S. export controls and sanctions programs, for example, prohibit us from offering certain software downloads in some countries. The fine details of...
Software downloads in Syria
Survey finds AT&T fastest for 4G downloads, Verizon best for 4G uploads, Sprint's 4G slower than 3G

Exclusive: First Windows Store games for Windows 8 revealed

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Microsoft is readying its Windows Store for a public preview and the "Consumer Preview" version of Windows 8 will provide access to a number of launch games for the company's latest operating system. A source familiar with Microsoft's plans has revealed a list of games that will be available...
Exclusive: First Windows Store games for Windows 8 revealed

Sony Smartwatch SDK update adds open source music player and puzzle game extensions

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Still wishing for some more functionality on Sony's touch-friendly watch? Well there's good news if you're into slider puzzles and music playing apps, as both of these have arrived open source in the SmartWatch's latest SDK. The music extension will allow devs to start work on their own music...
Sony Smartwatch SDK update adds open source music player and puzzle game extensions

Verizon, Redbox Plan Online Video Service

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Telecom company Verizon Communications and Redbox video-kiosk owner Coinstar said Monday they will launch an online service in the second half of the year featuring streaming videos and downloads....
Verizon, Redbox Plan Online Video Service

Rogers launches LTE Rocket USB dongle and mobile hotspot, revamps 4G pricing

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Hold on to your campaign hats people, Rogers has some blazingly fast new LTE devices for your consideration: the AirCard 330U LTE Rocket and AirCard 763S LTE mobile hotspot. Both Sierra Wireless 4G cards support the 1700MHz, 2100MHz and 2600MHz bands for theoretical peak downloads of 100Mbps, while real-world...
Rogers launches LTE Rocket USB dongle and mobile hotspot, revamps 4G pricing

Drawing game is 'fastest growing'

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Mobile game Draw Something notches up 50 million downloads in 50 days making it the fastest growing mobile game ever, its owner says....
Drawing game is 'fastest growing'
Google Play About To Pass 15 Billion Downloads? Pssht! It Did That Weeks Ago

10m downloads for new Angry Birds

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Angry Birds Space reached 10 million downloads in its first three days of release says its developer....
10m downloads for new Angry Birds

Rovio: Angry Birds Space downloaded 10 million times in less than 3 days

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Rovio’s latest title in the smash hit Angry Birds franchise — Angry Birds Space — has been downloaded more than 10 million times in less than three days, the company has revealed. The company noted the milestone in a tweet: 10 million Angry Birds Space downloads in less than 3...
Rovio: Angry Birds Space downloaded 10 million times in less than 3 days

Instagram for Android grabs 1 million downloads on first day

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Debuting on Google Play just yesterday, the photo sharing app has already snapped up a hefty number of users. [Read more]...
Instagram for Android grabs 1 million downloads on first day
Instagram for Android breaks 1 million downloads in less than a day

Hugely popular iOS game Temple Run is now available for Android

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Hugely popular iOS game Temple Run has arrived on Android and is now available for download from Google Play for free from today. The title is pretty much the game version of an Indiana Jones movie, complete with different characters to play as and pretty much endless gameplay. Its arrival...
Hugely popular iOS game Temple Run is now available for Android

In Mobile Apps, Free Ain’t Free, But Cambridge University Has A Plan To Fix It

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The issue of information privacy around free services like some mobile apps and social networks has often been met with a rebuttal from the other side of the argument: if the service is free, you the user are the product, and so you shouldn’t be surprised when your information is...
In Mobile Apps, Free Ain’t Free, But Cambridge University Has A Plan To Fix It
'Temple Run' for Android available now in the Google Play Store
Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 10m Times In Three Days

Angry Birds Space hits 10 million mark in three days

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In its opening weekend (give or take a day or two) Rovio's space-based reinvention has picked up more than 10 million downloads. Presumably assisted by its freebie status on Android devices, Rovio's self-congratulatory tweet didn't give a breakdown across platforms. While we're now assured that a Windows Phone version...
Angry Birds Space hits 10 million mark in three days

BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android, says RIM

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Showing that it’s not quite dead yet, Research in Motion aimed to “bust a few myths” about its BlackBerry app ecosystem at the company’s Europe BlackBerry DevCon today. RIM VP of developer relations Alec Saunders pointed out that the company is now seeing over 6 million daily App World downloads,...
BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android, says RIM

4G Wireless Can Be Faster Than Wired Internet

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If you have been using various forms of wired data connections, you might want to take a closer look at the various 4G wireless networks and their phones. Based on informal tests here at ReadWriteWeb and more extensive tests elsewhere, going wireless now could be a way to speed...
4G Wireless Can Be Faster Than Wired Internet

Angry Birds Space hits 100 million downloads in just 76 days

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Further demonstrating the size of its pig-smashing franchise, Rovio has announced that Angry Birds Space has topped more than 100 million downloads, reaching the milestone in just 76 days. The company shared the figure via a tweet posted to the official Angry Birds Twitter account, embedding a celebratory image to...
Angry Birds Space hits 100 million downloads in just 76 days
Instagram for Android surpasses 1 million downloads in less than 24 hours

What Facebook May Do With Glancee, its Latest Mobile Acquisition

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Over the weekend Facebook bought another mobile social app, this time a product called Glancee. One of the leading apps in a very new category known as "ambient location," Glancee and its main competitor Highlight were the most talked about apps at this year's SXSW Interactive conference in March....
What Facebook May Do With Glancee, its Latest Mobile Acquisition

Instagram scores 5M downloads in six days on Android

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Facebook is getting a photo app that is riding high on some serious momentum. [Read more]...
Instagram scores 5M downloads in six days on Android

Nikon D800 studio samples posted, noisier than 5D Mark III at ISO 25,600

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Nikon faced some backlash following the announcement of its D800 DSLR, due both to the camera's potentially excessive 36.3-megapixel resolution and its relatively limited top sensitivity of ISO 25,600. Then, less than one month later, Canon revealed its own mid-range full-frame cam -- the 5D Mark III -- with...
Nikon D800 studio samples posted, noisier than 5D Mark III at ISO 25,600

Verizon and Redbox join forces on new video rental service

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Verizon and Redbox are teaming up on a new video rental service that will directly compete with Netflix, both companies announced in a joint statement today. The new service will allow people to access streaming video through Verizon, while also taking advantage of Redbox’s DVD & Blu-ray rental Kiosks....
Verizon and Redbox join forces on new video rental service
Instagram updated to support HTC One X, other Tegra 3 devices
'Angry Birds Space' triples the pace: 10 million downloads in just three days
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