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The best apps, software, and downloads including iOS, Android, Google Maps, Waze, CarPlay, and more.

Google’s mobile search tool for the iPhone violates the iPhone SDK

November 27th, 2008

Google’s new Mobile Search tool with voice recognition is coming under fire this week as the application apparently violates the terms of the iPhone SDK. The issue here is the applications use of the proximity sensor. According to the iPhone SDK, the only permitted use of the proximity sensor it to turn the phone’s display …

Qik now available for Blackberry Curve 8310, 8330 and Pearl 8130

November 27th, 2008

Qik announced on Wednesday that its popular mobile video streaming product is now available for the OS 4.5 version of the Blackberry Curve 8310, 8330 and Pearl 8130. These models had some incompatibility problems with the initial launch of the BlackBerry version of Qik, forcing Qik to make some changes to its BlackBerry client. The …

E*trade Mobile Pro now available for BlackBerry Bold, for real this time

November 26th, 2008

While not everyone has the stomach to jump back into the market quite yet, those who still enjoy dabbling from time to time will be happy to learn that E*trade has finally made the official announcement we’ve been waiting for. Its mobile banking and trading application, E*trade Mobile Pro, is finally ready to roll on …

QuickPwn now available for iPhone 2.2

November 23rd, 2008

Leave it to the iPhone dev team to re-jailbreak an iPhone nary a few days after the latest iPhone firmware 2.2 was released. Up front and center on the dev team’s blog is QuickPwn for 2.2 and Pwnage for 2.2 ready for you to download and do some jailbreaking. We won’t cover all the details …

Security vendors say Mac OS X Trojan and backdoor tool are on the loose

November 22nd, 2008

Ruh roh, as Scooby would say. Once relatively untouchable, security experts have now found what they claim to be two new pieces of malware specifically targeting OS X. The first, ‘OSX.RSPlug.D’, is a Trojan capable of rerouting internet traffic to a malicious DNS server which will draw users to phishing sites and ads. So far …

Skyfire beta updated; one step closer to the real, real web on mobiles

November 22nd, 2008

Skyfire pitches its like-named mobile browser beta with the tag line, “The PC web. On your phone. Real fast.” Simple yet poignant. Many companies make similar claims yet fail to deliver. Apple, for example, had a long commercial run highlighting the iPhone’s ability to display real webpages. That’s nice and all, but try to download …

GrandCentral showing signs of life; Google releases Vocito

November 19th, 2008

After what seemed like an eternity of silence, Google has finally released something new associated with GrandCentral. No, you still can’t get in on the action if you don’t already have an account and no, this is hardly huge news. It is however, hopefully a sign of things to come as Google further enhances the …

Microsoft drops Zune prices, updates software

November 19th, 2008

Microsoft is turning up the heat a bit as part of its holiday plans, and likely in an effort to make its digital player option a bit more of a contender. Firstly, Microsoft has dropped the prices on three Zune models – the 4 GB version is now $99, the 8 GB version drops to …

Apple issues update to resolve MacBook / MacBook Pro trackpad issues

November 17th, 2008

New MacBook and MacBook Pro users rejoice – Apple has issued the promised software update that supposedly resolves any trackpad issues you may have been experiencing. Text from the update: This firmware update addresses an issue where trackpad clicks may not be recognized on MacBook (Late 2008) and MacBook Pro (Late 2008) systems. When installation …