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Mobile app companies agree to CA rules on privacy policies

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California’s Attorney General announced a deal Wednesday with six major mobile apps companies that would require apps in their stores and on their platforms to post privacy policies detailing how they collect personal information before they are downloaded. The agreement comes as concern over how mobile companies use that information...
Mobile app companies agree to CA rules on privacy policies

Raspberry Pi Gets Own App Store: One-Stop-Shop To Make It Even Easier For Kids To Get Coding -- And Earn Pocket Money From Apps

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The not-for-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an app store for the $25 mini computer — called the Pi Store – to “make it easier for developers of all ages to share their games, applications, tools and tutorials with the rest of the community”. The Pi mini computer was designed with...
Raspberry Pi Gets Own App Store: One-Stop-Shop To Make It Even Easier For Kids To Get Coding -- And Earn Pocket Money From Apps

Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

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Autodesk announced today that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socialcam for approximately $60 million. The transaction is expected to close by October 31 this year and is subject to customary closing conditions. Socialcam is a Facebook and mobile app that allows users to create, edit and share videos....
Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

Twitter's Vine hits top spot among free App Store apps

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Twitter's Vine has had a rough road to the top, but the video sharing program has made it there, taking the number one spot among free apps on Apple's App Store.    ...
Twitter's Vine hits top spot among free App Store apps

Apple announces countdown to 50 billion apps served, reveals top 50 apps of all time

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Apple announced a countdown to 50 billion app downloads today, signaling that iOS downloads are north of 49 billion already. “Apps have revolutionized the way we play video games, consume news, do business, educate, communicate, create art, and...
Apple announces countdown to 50 billion apps served, reveals top 50 apps of all time

3 Free Apps to Guard Android from Malware

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Mobile malware madness: Favorite target? Android. Here's how to protect your device....
3 Free Apps to Guard Android from Malware
iPad is a Christmas graveyard for 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'Modern Combat'

As the Amazon Appstore turns one, the Kindle Fire appears to be leading growth

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In the year it has been available, the Amazon Appstore for Android has grown from 4,000 to 31,000 apps, but statistics from Amazon and Distimo seem to indicate the Kindle Fire has been responsible for most of the store’s growth. To celebrate the Appstore’s first birthday, Amazon revealed the 10...
As the Amazon Appstore turns one, the Kindle Fire appears to be leading growth

Guardian launches platform for user-generated content

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Readers will be able to submit videos, pictures and text directly via free GuardianWitness iPhone and Android apps or onlineThe Guardian has launched a new digital platform allowing readers to contribute to live news and other content, GuardianWitness.Readers will be able to submit photographs, video and text directly to Guardian...
Guardian launches platform for user-generated content
New In iOS 6: App Store Doesn't Require A Password To Download Free Apps
CloudOn completes its mobile invasion, puts Microsoft Office on Android phones
The App Store's 50B Downloads Vs. Google Play's 48B: Android Closes The Gap

The Weather Channel, Weird But True, Android flashlight apps and more on this week's top free mobile apps

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As is usually the case with the top free apps lists each week there was a lot of movement on iPhone, iPad and Android. In light of Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast, mobile users have been heavily downloading weather apps for the latest weather updates. The Weather Channel...
The Weather Channel, Weird But True, Android flashlight apps and more on this week's top free mobile apps

How the Journal Tested Data Collection of Kid Apps

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The Journal on Thursday reported how kid-friendly mobile apps collect data from users' phones. To analyze this data gathering, in February and March the Journal conducted tests of 40 popular free apps on Google's Android and Apple Inc.'s iOS systems. Find an overview of the process after the jump....
How the Journal Tested Data Collection of Kid Apps
Paper beats rock, but SignEasy and Evernote beat paper
Police officer reports son for fraud after Apple refuse to refund £3,700 App Store spending spree

Path Apologizes For Privacy Mistake. Do You Accept?

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After an enterprising hacker discovered a privacy problem in beloved new social app Path yesterday, its creators have issued an update and an apology. "We commit to you that we will continue to be transparent and always serve you our users, first," CEO Dave Morin writes. Path was uploading iPhone...
Path Apologizes For Privacy Mistake. Do You Accept?

Instagram Won the Lottery

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For every Instagram that sells for a billion dollars, an entire tech news industry exists to filter out the noise from hundreds of imitators trying and failing to do the same thing. It's a sad story, actually. Well-connected companies can convince tech giants to salvage a losing operation. See: Google...
Instagram Won the Lottery

NBC Olympics to live stream games on mobile devices with two Adobe-powered apps [Video]

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NBC just unveiled two Adobe-powered mobile apps for its 2012 London Olympics coverage. The NBC Olympics Live Companion app will act as a second display for stats and other details so users have a full bevy of data to compliment their television-watching experience. Meanwhile, the NBC Olympics Live Extra...
NBC Olympics to live stream games on mobile devices with two Adobe-powered apps [Video]
Hacker arrested in France for stealing about 500,000 euros using malware apps

When You Download Free Apps In iOS 6, You Won't Have To Type In Your Password (AAPL)

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The iOS App Store will no longer require you to enter your password when downloading free apps in iOS 6, reports Cult of Mac. Looks like you'll only need to type in a password when money changes hands - another cool feature to come in iOS 6. Click here for...
When You Download Free Apps In iOS 6, You Won't Have To Type In Your Password (AAPL)
Hey, cheapskates: FlightTrack now has a free app
Apple appears to be requiring a password for free apps in iOS 6 again
Ad-supported apps leave smartphones in high-power states, drain batteries

Juniper: Mobile Malware Increased 155% in 2011

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Malware permeated the mobile ecosystem in 2011. The issue is not going away either. Smartphones have an unprecedented amount of personal data that malicious hackers are drooling to obtain. Everyday they are coming up with more sophisticated attacks and scheming ways on how to infiltrate that data trove in your...
Juniper: Mobile Malware Increased 155% in 2011

BII REPORT: The Current State of Mobile Gaming

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Gaming is one of the fastest-growing usage categories in mobile, with huge growth seen in Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms. In particular, social mobile gaming, enabled by always-connected smartphones and the "freemium" revenue model, is particularly strong. BI Intelligence has produced a new report on Mobile Gaming, taking a look at the size of the mobile...
BII REPORT: The Current State of Mobile Gaming

Swiftkey talks Android success, iOS ambitions and enterprise expansion

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British startup looking to build on its popularity on the Google Play storeSwiftKey is one of the big British successes in the apps world, winning a global audience for its SwiftKey X Keyboard app, which replaces the native Android keyboard and uses natural language technology to predict what users will...
Swiftkey talks Android success, iOS ambitions and enterprise expansion

News Reading Shifts To Tablets

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile industry news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. News Readers Spend As Much Time on Tablets as Print (Journalism.co.uk) Consumers in the U.S., Germany, and France are spending as much time reading news on...
News Reading Shifts To Tablets
DocStoc unleashes 30 free iPad and iPhone apps for business types

Today’s Top Stories: Facebook IPO, Kazuo Hirai New Sony CEO, MegaRetrieval

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Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. Facebook’s IPO Likely in the $5 Billion Range Facebook is expected to file for a...
Today’s Top Stories: Facebook IPO, Kazuo Hirai New Sony CEO, MegaRetrieval
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