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FTC to formally investigate Apple's iPhone policies

June 12th, 2010

According to a new report, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have come to an agreement that the latter will open a formal investigation into Apple’s iPhone policies. The investigation will look into whether or not Apple’s prohibiting developers from using cross-compilers is anti-competitive. It is unclear whether or not the FTC …

iPhone OS 4.0 beta 4 now available

May 18th, 2010

Whether you’re a genuine iPhone developer or someone who just paid $10 to have someone add your iPhone’s UDID to their developer account, you should be pleased to note that Apple has just released iPhone OS 4.0 beta 4. No changelog has been release, but just like the last time, we’ll be back if we …

Hot new features uncovered in iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3

May 4th, 2010

Here’s the thing… We just installed the newly released iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3 and found quite a few changes. There are a lot of minor things like how the background of the multitasking interface matches the background in the iPad’s browser, but all of the big new changes are awaiting your perusal after the jump.

iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3 released to devs (Updated)

May 4th, 2010

The last iPhone OS 4.0 beta was a bit of a wash what with the Camera app constantly crashing, the ability to take screencaps mysteriously vanishing and the code overall being buggy as hell, but we’re really hoping out hope that the newly released beta 3 will be a heck of a lot better. We’re …

Federal antitrust probe of Apple extended to include iAd

May 4th, 2010

According to The Wall Street Journal, the federal antitrust probe looking into alleged anti-competitive practices by Apple has been extended to include an investigation of Apple’s recently announced iAd service. Citing “people familiar with the matter” (natch), the WSJ reports that both the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are taking a close look …

iPhone OS 4.0 beta 2 up for grabs

April 20th, 2010

Alright, iPhone developers. Kick everyone out of the room, lock your door and grab a chilled can of Red Bull because Apple has just released iPhone OS 4.0 beta and the accompanying SDK. We haven’t had a chance to play around with it yet so we’re not sure what surprises await us, but we’ll be …

Skyfire puts its BlackBerry plans on ice

April 7th, 2010

Oh dear. It’s no secret that out of all the major mobile platforms, RIM’s BlackBerry OS is the easily one of the most difficult to develop for, but even with that in mind, we didn’t see Skyfire completely abandoning their BlackBerry client, even if they haven’t worked on it in months. In a blog post …

Android Market gained over 9,300 apps in March

April 7th, 2010

If the steady stream of new handsets filling up shops weren’t enough proof that Google’s Android OS is booming like never before, then the fact the Android Market underwent tremendous growth in March surely is., which closely monitors the Android Market, noted that 9,330 free and paid applications appeared within the 31 day period. …

PayPal to open application store

February 25th, 2010

Internet company PayPal has announced plans to open an application storefront in an effort to court developer business and further its online payment system. The company’s plan includes an application store and payment system for both mobile and desktop applications. “I want developers to think of PayPal first whenever they hear the word ‘payments’ and …