apps

Did RIM Kill Kik Messenger App Because of BBM Similarities?

  BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) pulled the Kik messenger app from its BlackBerry App World store a couple of weeks ago and now has practically disabled the app. The company has also banned Kik’s maker from the BB SDK and signing keys, which effectively means all future development on the BB version is dead. ...

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Firesheep on webOS Hacks Unsecured Data over Wi-Fi

It is now possible to use a Palm smartphone to hack into the accounts and data of others through Firesheep. Firesheep was originally a plug-in for the FireFox browser but has now been ported over to webOS as an app. The way the software works is by listening for internet traffic sent back and forth ...

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Apple Could Release iOS 4.3 Update in December

Apple might have plans to release its iOS 4.3 update as early as December. At least that’s what the rumors are saying. The iOS 4.2 update was delayed until this past Monday and turned out to actually be version 4.2.1. If iOS 4.3 does launch in December, the rapid update could coincide with the release ...

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Will the iPhone UberTwitter App Makes BlackBerry Owners Switch?

The popular Twitter client app, UberTwitter, is available for Apple’s iPhone for free through iTunes right now. The improved, non-beta version of UberTwitter will be launched sometime in December and bring more features after the usual big fixes and user feedback are implemented.  (The current version on iTunes is 1.0.2 so I am not sure ...

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Sony Bringing its ‘Reader’ E-Book App to Android and iOS Next Month

Sony will be launching its e-book reading application ‘Reader’ on Android and iOS in December.  E-book purchases will go through Sony’s own Reader Store. As you might have noticed, the app is named after Sony’s own e-book reader devices. Yeah, the dedicated eBook reader market is still alive despite the literal wave of tablets hitting ...

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BlackBerry PlayBook Getting Enterprise Resource Management Apps from SAP

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from Research In Motion will have software available at launch from SAP AG—the leader in enterprise resource management software. SAP’s CIO, Oliver Bussmann, has publicly stated that his company is “definitely supporting” RIM’s tablet which will be released by the end of March in the US. However, the PlayBook will launch ...

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Amazon’s New Price Check App Is a Must for Your iPhone This Holiday

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Amazon has a new app out for the iPhone today—one that will make your holiday shopping far less of a headache and let you find the best price right at the store. Called Price Check, Amazon’s new app is for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Through an Internet connection, it searches Amazon.com and the company’s merchants. Just enter a product through one of the four easy methods—barcode, picture, voice and typing—and you get back a list of matches and their prices at various retailers. Screenshots at the bottom!

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Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ Is Almost Here and Google Is Updating Android Market

With the release of Android OS version 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ just around the corner, Google has been getting ready. Changes to Google apps on some devices have already got some slight tweaks and now Google is revamping its Android Market. The Android operating system has seen its number of available apps explode to the 100,000 range ...

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iOS 4.2 and the Coming 4.2.1 Update Already Jailbroken

No need to worry jailbreakers, the coming iOS 4.2 update has already been jailbroken. Worried that the new 4.2.1 version of iOS is up on Apple’s website for developers ahead of the launch of 4.2 is a bad sign? No worries there either. The hack implemented in GreenPosion and the rest of the jailbreaking tools ...

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Id’s Rage Hits iTunes for Sale—It Will Blow You away

Id Software’s Rage is finally available on the iTunes App Store.  In case you haven’t heard about Rage yet, it is a gorgeous on-rails shooter that allows you to look around in all directions as you move around. Personally, I’m not a big fan of shooters on rails, but the ability to look around makes ...

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Even Angry Birds Has Problems with Android

      Angry Birds is one of those games that is so popular, you cannot really understand it. Sure, it is fun, addictive even but sometimes you would think that it is the only game app on smartphones. With a Halloween edition, extra level add-ons and the generally insane amount of love everyone throws on the game, ...

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RIM Thinks Apps are Overrated and Will Fade

Co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM)—Jim Balsillie—made some very interesting remarks at the Web 2.0 Summing going on in San Francisco. According to him, "We believe you can bring the mobile to the Web, but you don't need to go through some kind of control point.” He went on to further say that “You don’t ...

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Google Voice Finally Launches for iPhone and Only iPhone

Google’s very long awaited Google Voice app has finally hit Apple’s iTunes App Store. Yes, it is free and it works just as well as we all hoped. The only catch however is that it only works on the iPhone. That’s right. The actual Google Voice app for iOS only works on the iPhone. The ...

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Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are Teaming up for Mobile Payment Solutions

 An unholy trinity of wireless carriers in the United States is teaming up under the banner of ‘Isis’ to create a standardized mobile payment system. The carriers teaming up? Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile. Together they serve more than 200 million wireless customers. The joint venture called Isis also includes Discover and Barclay’s. Talk about some ...

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Facebook App Goes Version 3.2.2 for iPhone

Android and BlackBerry have both gotten updates for their Facebook apps so it is only natural that the iPhone received Facebook version 3.2.2 today. Don’t worry, it’s not just the iPhone that has the update, so does the iPod touch and the iPad. So what is new? The user interface has gotten a bit of an ...

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