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Who rejected Google Voice on the iPhone?

So Apple is taking the fall and AT&T washes its hands of the whole affair, but would Apple still be examining Google Voice if approval wouldn't upset its biggest customer? The responses to the FCC investigation are in, and clearly state that there was no contractual agreement between AT&T and Apple to prevent VoIP, or Google …
Bill Ray, 26 Aug 2009
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Apple VP makes magic real

Apple VP Phil Schiller has expanded his one-man operation to sort out the iPhone application store, this time conceding that magic tricks can indeed be "confusing" to users. Having responded to developers who threatened to walk away from the iPhone platform and those who asserted unreasonably prudish behaviour from Cupertino, …
Bill Ray, 17 Aug 2009
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Nokia's Ovi absorbs WidSets

Nokia's Ovi Store gobbled up the Java-based WidSets platform this morning, as Nokia struggles to build the portal into all things to all men before the start of June. Nokia is working hard to bring its disparate projects under one roof, and into one brand, with the more-successful projects being last to find themselves …
Bill Ray, 23 Apr 2009
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Apple cracks down on rogue app stores

Apple has launched a pre-emptive strike on stores selling unauthorised iPhone applications, by changing the terms and conditions of the iPhone SDK to make authoring content for such sites against the rules. The terms of Apple's iPhone SDK have been criticised as being too restrictive before, but this time Apple has added a …
Bill Ray, 2 Apr 2009
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iPhone developers gifted lovely free extension

Developers who stumped up $99 to become part of the iPhone application ecosystem are to have their subscription extended for a couple of months, while rumours bubble that Apple is planning to offer a more exclusive iTunes experience. CNet reports that developers who signed up early to create apps for the iPhone have had their …
Bill Ray, 16 Mar 2009
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iPhone monopoly-kicker starts charging for jailbreak apps

A site devoted to providing iPhone software for those who object to the Apple monopoly has announced plans to start charging for applications, presenting the possibility of real competition in app provisioning. The Cydia website has been providing tools for unlocking, or "jailbreaking" iPhones, as well as non-Apple-approved …
Bill Ray, 6 Mar 2009
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World+dog has online app store

These days every company has its own mobile application store - Nokia, Microsoft and Samsung have announced new stores in the last week or two - but what are punters actually looking for in an online store, and what's in it for the mobile developers? Desktop software made the transition to electronic delivery pretty quickly, …
Bill Ray, 27 Feb 2009
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Microsoft just wants to be touched

Microsoft has been showing press the next version of their mobile operating system, with lots of finger control, integration with the cloud, and an application store. A bit like the iPhone. Only not as good. Microsoft would like the public to call their new version "Windows," though internally they'll still refer to it as …
Bill Ray, 16 Feb 2009
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The iPhone App Store - a classic protection racket

Fail and You "Listen up, friend. We take care of the community. We all protect each other. You wanna set up shop in this neighborhood, you're gonna need some protection, you know what I'm sayin'? I mean, you got a real nice business here, nice store, nice people. It'd be a shame if something were to happen to it. Fire, robbery, these things …
Ted Dziuba, 27 Oct 2008
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Android Marketplace sparks into life

The Android Marketplace for free apps will go live Monday and will find itself facing competition from other pay sites before too long. Everyone wanting to be taken seriously as a handset manufacturer is getting into the retail game these days. RIM announced an application store last week, to go live come March next year, and …
Bill Ray, 23 Oct 2008
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Microsoft eyes mobile app store

Microsoft is looking like it may launch an application repository in response to the success of Apple's iTunes application store and Google's announcement that Android will be similarly endowed. Or is it? Recent job adverts, grabbed by i started something, are for a Product Manager and Senior Product Manager and describe …
Bill Ray, 2 Sep 2008

iPhone apps selling like hot cakes

Apple has been selling $1m worth of iPhone apps every day, Steve Jobs told the Wall Street Journal. He also confirmed Apple's ability to reach out and disappear applications previously installed on punters' iPhones. Steve informed the Journal that more than 60 million apps have been downloaded through the Application Store. …
Bill Ray, 11 Aug 2008

Too much money? Bling your iPhone with the $1000 app

iPhone users can now buy themselves a picture of a red gem to display on their handsets, purely to demonstrate they've got enough money to throw $999.99 at such a pointless gesture. The application - subtly entitled "I am rich" - is available through Apple's Application Store, though we're not clear if anyone has bought a copy …
Bill Ray, 6 Aug 2008
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3 days on: The iPhone users still to make a call

UK customers who queued up to get Apple's shiny new iPhone last week are still waiting for a connection as O2 struggles to get their SIMs registered and activated on the network. According to O2, the new iPhone has seen "unprecedented demand" and "several million pounds" has been invested to ensure the processing systems can …
Bill Ray, 14 Jul 2008
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iPhone apps hit the racks at the iTunes store

Not only does today see the launch of iPhone v2: This Time It's 3G, but Apple has also flung open the doors of the iTunes Application store, meaning punters disinclined to hack around with their handsets can now purchase legitimate applications. Apple originally intended the iPhone to be restricted to running applications …
Bill Ray, 10 Jul 2008

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