Android’s Siri “Clone” Removed From Android Market

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One of the latest apps to join this “fake app” bandwagon comes from a developer called “Official App” which is no doubt designed to fool inexperienced Android users. This so-called “developer” has recently put up an app called “Siri on the Android Market, fooling people into thinking it’s the real thing.

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Arcade Game Emulator MAME Now Out For Google Chrome

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Of course, there are many other classic games of the past that work on Google’s Chrome, but if you are after that classic arcade feel and look you’ve got hooked too long ago, there’s no comparison. Pac-Man lives! There’s also that mobile MAME imame4all app which will give you the same MAME games on both Android and iOS.

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Apple’s new rules might kill in-app shopping

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Gone are the days of in-app book and music purchases thanks to new rules from Apple. The scheme, which came into effect this month, deducts 30 per cent of each in-app sale – say, ebooks, mp3s or extra levels in game apps. The decision has led Amazon, Kobo, Rhapsody and various other companies to remove the ability to shop from within their apps. And it drove ebookstore and reader app iFlow out of business.

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BlackBerry App World hits one billion downloads, three million per day

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BlackBerry App World has just crossed the milestone for one billion app downloads. It has taken App World a little over two years to reach this ten figure milestone, but it does mean that they are now seeing an average of three million downloads per day from over 100 countries around the world. Yes, people still rock with their Curves, Bolds, and Torches.

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As App Store Downloads Go Up, So Do App Prices

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Apple has officially stated that no less than 15 billion (that’s nine zeros) apps will have been downloaded by the end of this year. According to the company, more than 200 million users will have visited the store during 2011. Not only that, but the average price of the downloaded apps is also predicted to go up, a 14 per cent price increase to be exact.

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Average iOS user has downloaded 75 apps from App Store

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We knew that the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch were popular. We knew that people who purchased these devices would inevitably download a few apps. As it turns out, the average is more than just a few. In fact, the average iOS user has downloaded a total of 75 apps. That’s on average.

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Israel to Apple: Take down ‘Anti-Israel’ app

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And so it was done. The Israeli government pressured Apple to remove an Arabic-language app called “ThirdIntifada” from the App Store because it encourages a Palestinian uprising. In a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said the app passed on information about protests, some violent, planned against Israel.

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Microsoft Encouraging Higher Prices for Windows Phone Apps

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With Microsoft’s software update due this fall, nicknamed Mango, the company is trying to bring over developers to the Windows Marketplace for Mobile by encouraging them to charge more for Windows Phone apps. Microsoft hopes to compete with the highly successful iTunes App Store by offering up better quality apps, as opposed to cheap or free apps that involve fart sounds.

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Paid Apps Account for 27% of Total Apps Downloaded in 2010

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Whether you take a look at the iOS App Store, the Android App Market, or the BlackBerry App World, you’ll find that quite a few of the most popular apps happen to be free. Even so, it looks like paid apps are on the rise and they account for more downloads than you might think.

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