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iEmu Will Allow Running iOS Apps On Windows, Android And Linux





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Have you ever wanted to run your iOS applications on your Mac, Windows or Android device? Creator of iEmu, new Kickstarter project, want to raise funds to make this possible.


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Investors Want Nintendo To Develop Titles for iOS Devices



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According to Bloomberg’s report, Nintendo’s investors are urging the company to produce titles for iOS devices. Alternatively, Tokyo-based Stats Investment Management Co considers that Nintendo should try to either develop something absolutely new or buy its way into smartphone market. Bloomberg wrote:


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iPad Is Taking Console’s Share On The Gaming Market



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It is well known that iPad is a fine gaming device. And it looks like Apple is going to improve iPad’s entertainment capabilities as it is a new trend nowadays. Some well-known publishers pay most attention to gaming aspect of the iPad as consumers gradually lose interest in gaming on traditional consoles. Console’s long upgrade cycle, expensive software and hardware for them and allure of touch gaming devices are main contributing factors to the decline of the console business.  Recently The Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said IndustryGamers:


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Now Adobe’s Flash Builder and Flex framework supports iPhone and iPad



This morning Adobe announced a large number of software updates to the Flex Framework and Flash Builder that will make it possible for developers to create projects for BlackBerry PlayBook, iPhone and iPad, besides Android support that was implemented in April.

Now version 4.5 of Flex and Flash are added to Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium and Master Collection, but also they can be bought separately (Flash Builder Standard for 249$, Premium for 669$). In a blog post Adobe’s Puneed Goel gave praises to the release:

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Yahoo! Unveiled Its Search Engine Gor iOS Apps



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Today Yahoo! revealed new tools that can help in seeking apps for your iOS device. It's a dedicated search engine Yahoo! App Search and iOS app called Yahoo! App Spot.

Besides using standard app descriptors the tools also introduce and utilize rich categories, personalized recommendations, user reviews on the web, different ratings and so on.

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Android and iOS Continue To Dominate In US Smartphone Market



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comScore has released the results of its April survey (comScore surveyed over 30,000 mobile phone subscribers.) of mobile phone usage in the United States. Surpassing Research in Motion, Apple took the solid second place among smartphone platforms and now iOS holds 26.0% of market. Google’s Android leads the pack with 36.4% of the market, an increase of 5.2 percentage points over the three month period. Research in Motion's BlackBerry operating system has slipped to 25.7%. When looking at mobile phone manufacturers overall, Apple is now the fourth largest vendor with a share of 8.3% of the US market. Samsung remains number one with 24.5% of the market, followed by LG and Motorola.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, June 4th, 2011. 22:44

What does the Skype sale mean for Apple customers?



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By now everyone seems to know that Microsoft has acquired online communication giant Skype for a huge 8.5 billion dollars. Mac and iOS users immediately questioned the acquisition as a way for Microsoft to turn Skype into an exclusive service for Windows Live-connected devices and other Microsoft products such as the Xbox, Windows 7 and the new Windows Phone 7 OS. Steve Ballmer, however, was quick to reassure everyone that Skype will continue working on the Mac, iOS and all the other platforms it currently runs on (including RIM’s BlackBerry and Symbian). Microsoft, of course, takes Apple as one of the major rivals, though it has a full version of Office 2011 available for Macs, and many apps for iPhones and iPads. The question, however, is whether Skype will ever release a native iPad app as promised last year, and if the new owner will also bring some welcome interface changes to the Mac app.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011. 10:38

Apple Negotiating Deal With Nuance for Speech Recognition in iOS 5



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Apple is rumored to be negotiating with Nuance Communications, the speech recognition company behind the Dragon NaturallySpeaking engine that powers a number of popular applications for Mac OS X, iOS, and other platforms.

Apple has been negotiating a deal with Nuance in recent months, we've heard from multiple sources. What does that mean? Well, it could mean an acquisition, but that is looking fairly unlikely at this point, we hear. More likely, it means a partnership that will be vital to both companies and could shape the future of iOS.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, May 7th, 2011. 12:08

Apple Changes Its App Policy, Focuses On The Quality, Not Quantity



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Recently Apple has made changes to its app policy and focused on making the iOS App Store the most attractive rather than simply the biggest.

Lately the company has banned the idea of "incentivized app installs", which was used by certain game developers to prompt players to install other apps if they want to continue playing. Because of the incentives some apps become artificially popular and don’t reflect the actual situation in top games chart, for instance.

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Survey reveals Mac and PC people think differently



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A massive survey conducted by Hunch. com that provides visitors with personalized recommendations for just about everything,  shows that Mac people are young, vegetarian city-dwellers who like modern art, liberal politics, and independent films. Meanwhile, Windows supporters tend to be older, more conservative, and more likely to compare talking about computers to "struggling with a foreign language." Between March 2009 and April 2011, Hunch asked 388,315 of its visitors about their preferred computing platforms. Among the respondents 52% identified themselves as PC people while 25% said they preferred Mac.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, April 24th, 2011. 19:23

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Verizon iPhone most popular US mobile phone in February



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Market research firm comScore released details of the smartphone market share for the November 2010 – February 2011 period. The company surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found out that Samsung the top cellphone manufacturer with a 24.8% market share.  Apple ranked 5th place with a 7.5% share in February, up 0.9% from November 2010. As comScore notes Apple saw the “strongest gain” thanks to the release of the Verizon iPhone 4, which was the “most acquired handset in the month of February” in the United States. Though, among the mobile operating platforms Google’s Android system demonstrates the strongest growth.

69.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in February 2011, up 13 percent from the preceding three-month period. Google Android grew 7.0 percentage points since November, strengthening its #1 position with 33.0 percent market share.




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Abramsky: Apple may benefit from partnership between Microsoft and Nokia



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This week Mike Abramsky from RBC Capital Markets released another note to investors, where he said that partnership between Microsoft and Nokia can "inadvertently help" Google Android, Apple and possibly RIM.

This Friday, at conference in London Stephen Elop, who was a Microsoft's Business Division head and now is a CEO at Nokia, along with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the strategic alliance.

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Apple surpassed Motorola and Sony in handset sales



Table 1
Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to End Users in 2010 (Thousands of Units)

Company

2010

2010Market Share (%)

2009

2009 Market Share (%)

Nokia

461,318.2

28.9

440,881.6

36.4

Samsung

281,065.8

17.6

235,772.0

19.5

LG Electronics

114,154.6

7.1

121,972.1

10.1

Research In Motion

47,451.6

3.0

34,346.6

2.8

Apple

46,598.3

2.9

24,889.7

2.1

Sony Ericsson

41,819.2

2.6

54,956.6

4.5

Motorola

38,553.7

2.4

58,475.2

4.8

ZTE

28,768.7

1.8

16,026.1

1.3

HTC

24,688.4

1.5

10,811.9

0.9

Huawei

23,814.7

1.5

13,490.6

1.1

Others

488,569.3

30.6

199,617.2

16.5

Total

1,596,802.4

100.0

1,211,239.6

100.0

Source: Gartner (February 2011)

Today Gartner revealed the results of another research, where it was found that Apple's achievements in 2010 had led to the situation when the company's competitors experienced reduced sales and eventually lost significant market shares.

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What New Features Adobe's Creative Suite 6 May Offer



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Last week AppleInsider got a new series of documents that contain discussions on some new features of the next-generation Adobe's Creative Suite.

Typically Adobe releases its software package every 12 to 18 months. Creative Suite 5, which is a latest release,  shipped April, 2010 and included support for Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Photo. Here is what we can expect from the next-gen products according to the unveiled documents:

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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, January 24th, 2011. 17:02

Skype Video Calling Coming to iPhone



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Skype has had an iPhone application since early 2009. Put video calling wasn’t available there till the present moment. But the company has to roll out video calling for the iPhone or other mobile platforms. Skype is rumored to announce video calling support for the iPhone and iPod touch at CES 2011 early next month. The company has told that it is going to make a series of announcements concerning video calling at CES. Moreover, Skype will be participating in a panel called “Video Calling Gets Ready for Primetime”.


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