Google Android app downloads catching up to iPhone

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Apps are an integral part of smartphones and their appeal to us. They are essentially enhancements for a device that lets us do useful, silly, fun, and important things. A recent study has broken down the number of app downloads per device, and the results are somewhat surprising.

In a recent report from AdMob, app downloads of over 900 people were tallied and averaged to determine how many apps were downloaded per month.

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iPhone 4G concept updated, price to be cheaper?

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The Apple iPhone 4G is expected to cost significantly less than previous models. Industry Analyst Katy Huberty, from Morgan Stanley believes 85% of the market is not willing to shell out the amount of money Apple want’s for their devices, therefore a price drop is in order for the next-generation smartphone.

Here are new concept images just released from ADR Studio’s in Italy, courtesey of Antonio De Rosa. He took readers comments into consideration from his previous set of concept designs.

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iPhone Explorer turns iPhone into a remote memory drive, so there!

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Ok that was fast. Not even 10 hours ago we reported on how the iPhone practically sucked because it couldn’t run apps off a memory chip. Well, it still cant, but it can act as a portable memory drive so that’s gotta count for something.

A new desktop utility called iPhone Explorer (IE), basically turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a flash drive, and no, you don’t have to be jail broken but it does provide a few benefits if you are.

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Tetris with “Magic Mode” for the iPhone and iPod Touch reviewed

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Most gamers over the age of ten are sure to have heard of or even played the Tetris game. Tetris of course, is known as the most popular puzzle video games and one of the most popular games of all time. Its sold over 70 million copies throughout the world and is available on almost any gaming device, including the iPhone. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch and might have forgotten about the old school favorite, you can download it to your device on iTunes for the only $4.99 (£2.99).

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Trafficmaster International Rescue offers concierge service via smartphone

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Have you ever been traveling abroad and then you lose your passport? Maybe you’re in a foreign land and you got mugged on the subway? These can be very stressful moments and that’s why it helps to have some local assistance close at hand. Catering to this exact market is International Rescue, a smartphone-based service launched by Trafficmaster.

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REVIEW: Zenonia RPG game for iPhone

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Zenonia, is a very popular app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that is regarded as one of the best RPG games on the iPhone. It has won numerous awards since its release over a year ago and is still a highly downloaded app. However is this an app that lives up to its reputation, or is it a relic of the early days of apps?

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Google Android overtaking smartphone world, surpassing iPhone?

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Google’s Android has seen phone shipments rise so fast that they may overtake iPhone sales and theres not much Apple can do about it. Google keeps up at the rate of 60,000 Android handsets shipped per day, according to Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt. They stand a very good chance of dominating the market, and that includes overtaking Apple. Unless they make some serious advancements in the next-generation iPhone 4G, and open up the OS, we can say goodbye to the iPhone being the #1 selling phone in the world.

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Predictive text gets touchy with Nuance T9 Write

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By now, you’ve probably become familiar with T9 predictive text technology. If you’ve ever owned just about any cell phone and you’ve sent a text message, there’s a good chance that you’ve used it. From Nokia to Motorola, nearly all phones with numeric keypads use this great system. So, how does it translate to the modern arena?

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Windows Phone 7 Series first look, HTC on-board, not enough cowbell

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Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the companies next-generation of Windows for smartphones today: Windows Phone 7 Series. Microsoft is adapting to consumer demand and tailoring the new OS to have a “smart design” and integrated experiences between web and other applications. The have also have managed to bring Xbox Live games and Zune music and video to the mobile phone.

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MoGo Talk Bluetooth headset helps you not look like Borg all the time

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Are you one of those people who have not been dissuaded by your significant other to stop walking around with a Bluetooth headset on your head even when your not on a call? Maybe the, “I have no where else to put it” excuse is on your list, regardless, Newton Peripherals has just given you an option – if you own an iPhone that is.

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