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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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Windows Phone 7 now with 5,000 mobile apps (and growing)

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No, this number is nowhere near as impressive as what you'd find through the App Store for the Apple iPhone and other iOS devices, but it represents a major milestone for Microsoft's latest mobile operating system. If you happen to be rocking something like the Samsung Focus or HTC Surround, you can now go to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and find no fewer than 5,000 apps.

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Google gives you the power to invent

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Everyone has a favorite app or set of apps that they love to use, but the thing is most of the time we can’t find the app that can do exactly what we want it to do. Now, those days may soon come to an end; that is if you're technologically inclined enough to use Google's new App Inventor.

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Peel TV adds advanced TV guide remote to iPhone

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The growth of iPhone apps just keeps optimizing the devices in our lives. The good folks at Peel (not to be confused with the ZTE Peel) are making a push to banish our remote controls to the technology garbage dump in favor of your iPhone. The new Peel app turns your iPhone into a universal remote while ignoring the idea of a list of channels altogether.

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Chrome to Phone is the missing link

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Google’s Chrome-to-Phone solution launched yesterday, it’s a two part system that allows Chrome web browsers to send links to their Android 2.2 smartphone. The software fills the void of linking your home desktop navigation findings to your smartphone for on the go browsing.

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Apple iPad getting Sonos Controller app this August

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The whole Sonos media playing system is pretty impressive already, but with the larger display afforded by the iPad, you'll have a much easier time navigating through your increasingly large music library. Check it out. You can sort by artist, album, and so on, as well as seen the album art off to the side.

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Future Audi vehicles getting apps to expand functionality

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Everyone is into "apps" these days and it seems that the automotive market is anything but immune to the development. In fact, Audi has announced that it is going to start developing apps for its cars. Before you start getting excited over the prospect of mobile Shazam and iFart, you'll want to know that these apps are a little different. With some upcoming Audi models, they'll be giving you the ability to add extra functionality in the form of a software update. This software can then take advantage of hardware that is already embedded within the car. Think of it as a firmware update of sorts.

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