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Apple versus Google: Now Samsung Plans An Android-Powered TV

Just how far is the battle going to go, as Apple defines itself as the world’s leading consumer electronics company while Google attempts to retool itself as a product and software firm, rather than a search engine. Now comes the news Samsung may be preparing to assemble Android-powered televisions… Continue reading

VIDEO: iPad In Concert – Plays Flight Of The BumbleBee

Here’s the latest soon to be gigantically viral iPad-related video clip – Chinese pianist Lang Lang walked onstage in San Francisc to perform the encore playing Flight Of The Bumblebee on an iPad. He used the Magic Piano app, apparently. Continue reading

UPDATED: Pullitzer Prize-Winning Satirical Cartoons? ‘There’s No App For That’ Say Apple’s Stupid Censors

We’re aghast. We’re horrified.

Censorship is stupid. That is all.

Read It Here.

Looks like Apple does have someone smart controlling the App disapproval team – Apple has asked the cartoonist to resubmit his app. Hopefully they’ll approve it this time. Once again though, censorship is stupid. Wielding censorship on an international basis (as Apple do) is dangerous. The computer company has no right to become some new type of taste police.

Apple geeks antsy as iPad TV ad debuts during the Oscars

Look – its Apple’s new TV ad spot, extolling the virtues of its camera-free (like anyone really needs one) iPad. Look in wonder as those hands lovingly caress the digital revolution. Ask yourself how often you’ll see one pulled out for playback on the tube or bus…is this a computer for some of us from the people who made the Mac for the rest of us?

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Microsoft app store collapse, WinMob 7 phones may support OS X

Microsoft is considering including support for Mac OS within future Windows Phone 7 series of devices.

Speaking to Engadget this weekend, Microsoft’s Aaron Woodman, (director of consumer experiences for Microsoft’s mobile division) would neither confirm nor deny the plan – all he seemed prepared to commit to was to concede that there are “internal discussions” as his team is considering the plan.

What could make this interesting is Microsoft’s confirmation the other week that Windows Mobile 7 will offer a Zune client, in order that devices powered by the OS won’t be completely out of the iPhone’s league.

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Got Catholic tastes? There’s an App for that…

Meet the Reverend Michael Manning, 69. He’s the San Bernardino priest who has been selected by the Vatican to host the first-ever Vatican-affiliated iPhone app show.

Host of a longtime show on Trinity Broadcasting Network, rev. Manning will deliver daily inspirational video messages via the app, which should ship in early April.

Most of the Observatory Foundation shows will be filmed in the San Bernardino studios of Wordnet Productions, a Catholic television ministry that Manning founded. Others will be filmed in Rome and other locations, said Robert Thorne, CEO of The Robert Thorne Co., a Beverly Hills firm that co-manages global licensing and media for the foundation.

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AAA games lead iPhone App Store game sales

Action, Arcade and Adventure games are the three leading categories on Apple’s App Store when it comes to games sales, a new report explains.

On average, Android and iPhone games titles are the cheapest around while those for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile games are most expensive and Nokia tries to straddle the middle ground, the latest Distimo report explains.

The report focuses this month on the Games category in application stores from all the major players in the US. More graphs and data after the break.

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Big German publishers slam Apple App Store censors

The publishers of Bild, Germany’s best-selling newspaper, have condemned Apple’s recent move to kick thousands of vaguely nekkid-type apps off of the App Store, slamming the company for inconsistent enforcement.

It gets worse – proving that Apple’s version of US morality may not be an appropriate social consensus for other more liberal countries, like, erm, Germany, a German federation representing publishers said:

“We consider Apple’s behaviour to be unfair, arbitrary, bad for business and dangerous for freedom of the press.” (That image to the left is the kind of thing German newspaper readers see quite casually every day).

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Snow Patrol introduce second iPhone App

snowpatrolSnow Patrol have introduced the band’s second iPhone app, a free one, which marks the release of the act’s ‘Up To Now’ album.

The application offers the following features:

Make A Snowflake – every snowflake is unique, and your App can be too. Use your finger and the tools provided to create your own snowflake, then save and use it as your own personalized navigation within the app. You can even export the snowflake and use it as your online avatar.

SnowPatrol.com News Feed – keep up to date with the latest Snow Patrol news via the app. Any updates to the website will be fed directly to your app. Continue reading