Image search coming to eBay mobile apps a la Google Goggles

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I wouldn’t say that I use it terribly often, but Google Goggles is an amazing little app. I take a picture of something — almost anything — and it will recognize what it is. If it’s a product, I can then do a quick online search for reviews and pricing information. eBay wants to do the same thing with its mobile apps.

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Android Market reaches 200,000 apps

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Everyone is still trying to catch up to the ever-growing flood of apps available through the iPhone’s App Store, but Google Android is certainly starting to pick up steam. According to some unofficial reports from AndroLib, Android Market is now loaded with over 200,000 of those little programs for your favorite Google-flavored devices.

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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’s Android Market about to get an extreme makeover

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I don’t think that Google has to do very much to spark some new interest in the Android Market, because the app developers are already recognizing the huge potential that it offers since it opened up to global markets, but that’s not stopping the search engine giant from giving the app marketplace a small overhaul. Even Google needs a new wardrobe from time to time.

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JailbreakMe takes advantage of iOS security flaw: Why you need to worry about it

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JailbreakMe is a web-based process of jailbreaking the iPhone, and its smoother than a ferry ride home from Alcatraz. Although it’s good news if your a timid Apple device owner who is hungry for “unsanctioned” apps, it raises security questions about such an escape.

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Handango acquired by PocketGear, creates giant cross-platform app store

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When most people think about downloading apps to smartphones, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the App Store for the iPhone. Well, there’s going to be another giant in the room after today’s announcement. PocketGear has officially acquired Handango, creating the world’s largest cross platform, open app store and content marketplace.

How big? Unlike the App Store, which only works on the Apple platform, this combined app store from PocketGear and Handango will have a catalog of more than 140,000 paid and free titles, available for download by more than 4 billion consumers worldwide.

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Check Out the Updated Mobile Twitter Site

If you’re rocking just about any kind of smartphone, you have a fairly good selection of TWitter clients to consider. BlackBerry users may like UberTwitter, Symbian S60 users might turn to Gravity, and Android users might choose Twidroid. That’s because the mobile site, up until now, has been pretty bad. The interface worked for some […]

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Surf the BlackBerry App World on Your Computer

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With the iPhone’s App Store, you have the opportunity to browse through the catalog either on your phone or on your computer through iTunes. Up until now, the only way that you could look at the available apps for the BlackBerry was on your BlackBerry. Not anymore! It may have taken Research in Motion a […]

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