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Android ousts iPhone in US Q1 sales

Google Android surpasses Apple iPhone in US Smartphone Sales

Although Apple is the biggest American phone company, that doesn’t automatically give them the seat for the most US smartphones sold. RIM has the number one place, followed by Google’s Android, and iPhone coming in third. According to NPD, a market research firm, Google’s Android operating system had a 28 percent market share in the first quarter of this year, RIM’s BlackBerry OS had 36 percent, and the iPhone sat in third with 21 percent.

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Steve Jobs writes open letter admonishing Flash

Safari browser visiting Adobe's Flash test site on the Apple iPad - Photo: Fabrizio Pilato

When the Apple iPad was first unveiled to the world, one of the most common questions that people had about the device was "why isn't there Flash support?" In like manner, you'll find a lack of Flash support on the iPhone and iPod touch devices, and Apple isn't going to change their position any time soon. If Apple's actions didn't speak loudly enough for you, Steve Jobs has issued an open letter wherein he basically says Flash is broken and wants it no where near any mobile device. The open letter is a full 1500 words in length on Apple's history with Adobe, their shortcomings, and where they presently stand. You can read it below.

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Interested in buying an iPhone? Here’s a few tips

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With summer just around the corner, many of us tend to refresh our mobile phones. Perhaps your contract is coming up, or you've just had enough of that damn phone shutting down on yousporadically . Whatever the reason may be, we're going to make it a bit easier on you. Many of you already have an iPhone (60% of Mobile Magazine reader's according to an internal survey), that leaves the rest of you with something else. If you’re out looking for a new phone, and the iPhone is a contender, the question remains: which iPhone is right for you?

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Three-quarters of Japanese smartphones are Apple iPhones

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You know, before the iPhone launched in Japan, I thought it was going to be a disappointment for Steve Jobs and Apple. It wouldn't be a flop, but I didn't think it would achieve the same level of market penetration as it was able to enjoy in the United States. Oh boy, was I wrong. A study conducted by MM Research Institute has revealed that the iPhone has a 72.2% market share in Japan. There are 2.34 million iPhones in the land of the rising sun, representing a dominating force among smartphones.

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Gamelink wants to stream porn to Steve Jobs’ iPhone

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Apple has all sorts of stringent restrictions for what is fair game for the App Store. Just about any app that involves female body parts are very likely to get a big red stamp of disapproval. Well, Gamelink is prepared to "go there" and offer Steve Jobs a change. During the iPhone 4.0 OS event this month, the Apple head honcho mentioned the "porn store for Android" where you can "download nothing but porn." He quickly quipped that this is "a place we don't want to go - so we're not going there." He was later quoted as saying that "folks who want porn can buy an Android phone."

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Video: Hacker runs Google Android on first-gen iPhone

Hacker runs Google Android on Apple iPhone

Just because you have an Apple iPhone doesn't mean that you need to restrict yourself to the iPhone OS. Just as people have been able to hack their Windows Mobile smartphones to run on alternate operating systems, it seems that the iPhone is worthy for some hacking as well. In the video below, you'll see that "planetbeing" has been able to modify his first generation Apple iPhone to run Google Android. I don't know why you would want to put Android on an iPhone (why not just buy an Android phone?), but it is an exercise in what is possible.

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What will the iPhone 4 actually look like?

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We saw the images and video from Gizmodo getting a hold of the lost Apple smartphone prototype from California bar, but is that the real design? Or just a shell to hide all the inner-goodness of what is to come? Designer Antonio De Rosa believes this is not the real iPhone 4G that we saw, but a cheap clever disguise in order for engineers to field test the next-generation Apple device. "If you want my opinion, the shell of that 4G was only a temporary case, because the 2 circular buttons for the volume are very ugly. If it was the real version, Apple may need to change the design after we've seen them on Gizmodo."

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Review: Press Your Luck for iPhone

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One of the most popular game shows of all time was Press Your Luck. It featured a far different format than other game shows, and of course the iconic “Whammy,” one of the most entertaining bankrupting devices in game show history. Though only run for four seasons, it endured in reruns on various television channels for decades with even a revival show a few years ago. Now anyone can play Press Your Luck with the release of as Press Your Luck app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. In Press Your Luck, you answer questions to earn spins on the Big Board which can win you sums of money, extra spins, or the dreaded Whammy. Upon hitting a Whammy, an animation of a little red creature will appear on screen that will take your accumulated money in an always hilarious and backfiring way.

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iPhone 4G prototype real: Apple says we want it back

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Gizmodo's actions could have consequences, severely. Apple's attorneys have sent notice to Gawker Media, the owners of Gizmodo requesting the unit to be returned immediately. Bruce Sewell, the attorney representing Apple wrote the formal letter. No mention of any legal action against Gizmodo or Gawker was mentioned, however Apple does have recourse according to Apple Insider.

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App Beast for iPhone gives you 60 utilities for $1

App Beast provides 60 utils for $1 on the iPhone

One of the coolest things about having an iPhone is all the available utility apps. From battery meters, calendars, currency converters, to translators - they are great features to have on hand and can be very useful in many situations. As time went on, app developers managed to lump several of these utilities into one convenient app. This created extra space on the iPhone, and streamlined the icons on the device. A new utility app called App Beast was released on iTunes that promises over 60 utility apps for the price of one.

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Review: MLB at Bat 2010 for iPhone and iPad, Watch live games and more

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With baseball season just beginning, many MLB fans have been trying to find other ways to follow their favorite teams on a game by game basis. With the advent of MLB at Bat last year, iPhone and iPod Touch users gained the ability to listen to every single MLB game live on their device, which made the app a huge success. This year, a new MLB at Bat has been released that is a top app, and also the subject of controversy. MLB at Bat 2010 contains all the features of the original and more. The ability to listen to every game live, choose your feed for each game, game cast, news, videos, and standings are all back. These features run well, with loud clear audio for the games.

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Apple drops support for 1st Gen iPhone

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When Steve Jobs began to announce the new iPhone OS 4 features last week, the excitement was palpable. Years of anticipation finally realized with the addition of multitasking as well as other tent-pole features. That was the climate of the room until the very end when Jobs casually mentioned during the Q&A that many of those shiny new features you were just made to drool over were not going to be available on the iPhone 3G (so iPhone 3GS and newer only). At no point was our good 'ol metal battle ax iPhone (first generation) mentioned. Steve Jobs has now confirmed what many had assumed.

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Opera Mini Web browser approved for the iPhone

Opera Mini Web browser for the iPhone approved

Opera Mini Web browser is now available free to download on your iPhone. Apple has given it the green light, but shucks, still no Flash websites. If that were the case, Flash would be on the iPad next, and ya'll know how Apple feels about that. The title of Opera's press release Monday came bluntly - Approved: Opera Mini App approved for the App Store. Apple is no longer worried about its Safari browser being the dominant runner in web, it's not like the Company nets off it much. Compared to Opera, it's super slow.

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Review: Star Wars Lightsaber Duels for iPhone

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Every young fan of Star Wars has at one point dreamed of having their own light saber. Not necessarily for battling storm troopers, but just to wave around to hear that rad humming voooooooov sound. When the Light Saber Unleashed for iPhone was released, we all came one step closer to that dream. It made for a virtual light saber that had the look and sound effects on screen. Star Wars: Lightsaber Duel is an enhanced version of the original Lightsaber app. It allows you to use the Lightsaber of several popular Star Wars Characters.

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First Look: iPhone OS 4.0 Multitasking tool bar teaser

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This is the first video found showing the iPhone OS 4.0 multitasking between applications. Check out the mini icon bar on the bottom. The ALT+TAB has arrived iPhone owners, and you only have to "wait till the summer" to get in on the action. Shown is the 3GS developer's beta, did ya only wish you were a developer now?

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