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Apple Says No to Incentivized Apps in App Store

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What do you do when you're competing with over 200,000 other applications, fighting for the attention of the even shorter attention span-wielding smartphone user? You give them a reason to pay attention to you... until Apple says that you can't do that.

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Infographic Compares Major Smartphone App Stores

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I guess it's not even all that fair to call them smartphone app stores anymore, since tons of people are using the iPad and other tablet devices to download apps too. Whatever the case, this handy infographic culls together some interesting data from the six biggest mobile app stores out there right now. Not surprisingly, the Apple App Store is still very much on top in just about every measurable regard.

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The Jailbreak-Free iPhone, iPad Home Screen Modding App

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So, you've got yourself an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and you want to do some customizations with the backgrounds, app icons, and so on. At the same time, you don't want to mess with that whole jailbreaking business. If that's the case, Pimp Your Screen might be the ticket.

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Amazon To Open App Store for Android

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Amazon’s new Android app store has been confirmed, showing the Seattle company truly is looking to take a share of the app pie.

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Apple’s anti-porn policies not bending over for Playboy iPad app

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All those accusing Apple of selling out their no-nude standards the minute Jobs walked out the door, you can relax.

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Microsoft, get used to selling your apps in the Marketplace

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It seems we have a "chicken or egg" scenario playing out in the trade name world. Microsoft has filed a motion with the US Patent and Trademark Office hoping to force Apple to give up its legal grip on the name "App store."

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Apple’s App store set to pull in $2 billion in 2011

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Gartner estimated the app market had hit $4 billion in 2010, and will grow to $27 billion by 2013. With Apple's app store expected to pull in $2 billion this year alone. Add to that the rumor of a February launch of an iPhone that works on Verizon -– the largest network in the U.S. -- greater availability will mean more new users with new phones to fill with new apps.

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Hackulous Mobile Hunt is a reverse BitTorrent for jailbroken iPhone apps

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If you were to cast aside all the potental legal ramifications, the concept and infrastructure behind BitTorrent is quite a brilliant one. Instead of downloading your desired file from a single source, you download little pieces of that file from many other sources. What if you could take the same idea and apply it in reverse for mobile apps?

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Official: Mac App Store to open in 90 countries next month

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I think we all knew this day was coming, but now we've now got word coming straight out of Cupertino's proverbial mouth. The App Store for Macs has been formally announced and it is scheduled to open its virtual doors on January 6.

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Freeman looks to open Cydia store for OSX too

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Over on the Apple iPhone (and similar iOS devices) the way to get hacks for your devices has been by jailbreaking and using Cydia. Well, that same concept could soon be happening on your OSX powered Mac computer too, because a Cydia App Store for OSX is in the works.

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Angry Birds Seasons ready for the holidays

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They could call it the Christmas Edition, but Rovio probably wanted to be a little more inclusive. If you've already got three stars on all the stages in the original, then it's time to upgrade your way to Angry Birds Seasons. Those enraged fowl are back for another battle with the pigs and, as you can expect, much of the action remains the same as the first game.

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Acer Android + Windows tablets unveiled alongside a dual screen hybrid

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Some people may lead you to believe that the tablet market is already saturated with the Apple iPad and none of these other competitors are going to matter. I beg to differ. The market is just heating up and Acer has thrown its name into the arena with at least two Android powered tablets for next year.

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Newspaper subscriptions coming to iPad and iPhone?

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When I first heard about the Amazon Kindle and Whispernet, I immediately thought that it's newspaper and magazine subscription model was superb. Now, as the iPad is being viewed as a suitable Kindle alternative, it seems that Apple wants offer up newspaper subscriptions too.

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Text’nDrive iPhone and Blackberry voice-to-txt app keeps your hands on the wheel

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There are laws in many jurisdictions that restrict the use of cell phones while driving. Many people have invested in Bluetooth headsets for handsfree calling, but what about text and email messaging? For that, you may want to take a look at the Text'nDrive app.

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EA slashes iPhone games to 99 cents for 48 hours

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EA has a blowout on games right now to welcome the iPhone 4. The 99 cent sale has a huge list of games, some might be of interest to you, many may not. Fifa and Need for Speed Shift would be my picks. The sale only lasts 48 hours, so get on it if you're up for gaming.

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