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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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Android set to overtake BlackBerry for 2nd place in USA

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The newest data is for November 2010 and it shows that RIM's BlackBerry dropped from 33.9% in June to just 26.1% in November. By comparison, Google Android-based devices rose from 15% to 25.8% over the same time period with no real sign of slowing down. That puts Android within fractions of a percentage point of RIM. For frame of reference, Apple is sitting relatively steady at 28.6%.

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Increased Q1 shipment goals point toward imminent CDMA iPhone launch

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Ah yes, the CDMA iPhone. The long-since rumored device that was supposed to show up at Verizon, thus taking away the iPhone exclusivity of AT&T. When will that day ever arrive? Well, we've found some more "evidence" that the CDMA iPhone could be making its freshman foray into the world in the next quarter.

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iFan case for iPhone really blows (in a good way)

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One of the unfortunate byproducts of our addiction to gadgetry is that it may not always be so good for the environment. In order to treat mother nature a little better, Tjeerd Veenhoven fashioned together a special iPhone case that he dubs the iFan. Yeah, it's a case with a giant fan at the top of it.

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How typical iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users see eachother

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They say that perception is 95% of reality. The trouble is that everyone's perception is a little different and there are few places where this is more evident than among smartphone evangelists. Are you an Apple fanboy (or fangirl)? Well, other people don't see you in the same way that you see yourself.

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iPhone 4 metal back mod is $13 well spent

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It's amazing how a single grain of sand can supposedly destroy the glass back on the iPhone 4, shattering it into a million pieces. That's not a burden that anyone wants to deal with, but you can prevent it with a simple $13 fix: install a metal back.

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India’s wireless carriers pushing for CDMA iPhones

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Ever since the iPhone first launched with AT&T many moons ago, we wondered when and if Apple would ever come forward with a CDMA version of the device. The push seems to be getting closer, because two major wireless providers in India are reportedly "in talks" with Apple about the possibility.

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iOS 4.1 released, still no jailbreak, iPhone 3G ‘faster’

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Apple today released iOS 4.1, the anticipated update for iPhone and iPod touch devices that fixes bugs with the proximity sensor, Bluetooth connectivity, and the apparent iPhone 3G lag.

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Leica M9 skin not official, turns iPhone 4 into a retro shooter

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As far as camera phones go, the iPhone 4 does a really good job at capturing the moment. Even so, when you stop to take that picture, you're quite clearly holding up a mobile phone and not a real digital camera. Why not fool a few folks into thinking you have a snazzy Leica instead?

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Netflix movie streaming iPhone app released

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You don't have to be in your living room to be watching television anymore. You don't even need to be at your computer. Thanks to the kind folks at Netflix, you can go ahead and enjoy all your movies and other programming on the road with the newly released Netflix for iPhone app.

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Apple iPhone 4 launches in Canada, long lines as expected

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After lagging a little more than a month behind our American counterparts, Canadians were finally able to purcahse the Apple iPhone 4 as of this morning. As with so many other Apple launches, the lineups to buy were certainly noteworthy.

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iOS4 upgrade on iPhone 3G causes slowdown

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This "upgrade" seems to result in remarkably sluggish performance, slowing the phone down to a nearly unusable crawl. Getting off the unlock screen can take as long as ten seconds and there are significant delays when opening and replying to text messages.

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So you wanna get a free bumper

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Before this whole "grip of death" and "anatennagate" thing hit the masses, you may have already purchased an iPhone 4 and the bumper case to go with it. You forked out some hard earned money, and now Apple wants to give it back to you. Anyone buying a new iPhone 4 is now provided with a bumper case, which wraps all the way around the exterior bezel of the device, free of charge. That's to stop the whole signal dropping problem. Naturally, people that paid for the bumper feel a little ripped off.

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Samsung rejects Apple’s claims on the Omnia 2 antenna

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Samsung today joined forces with RIM, Nokia and HTC by releasing their own statement towards Apple’s distraction of drawing the competition into their Antennagate problem. Apple's tests showed the Samsung Omnia II being susceptible to signal loss via the “grip of death.” Samsung took their time in responding, perhaps because Apple uses a good number of memory chips from the company. So Samsung needed to be respectable and remain true to their manufacturing methods, but doing so without losing whiney customer.

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HTC, Nokia, RIM refute Apple’s diversion

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Apple sure has created a big stir with the Antennagate conference. Thinking that a $100 million anechoic chamber announcement and a free case would increase customer confidence and appreciation, and satisfy their troubled minds. But their tests and remarks towards other phone makers has prompted an immediate response from industry and consumers.

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