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iPhone gaming explosion as devs follow the money

Apple keeps pitching to establish the iPhone and iPod touch as gaming platforms, while games developers seem receptive to the company’s charms – and they’re following the money.

Developer Cassidy Lackey of Handmark claims the cash gained from games development on Apple’s mobile platforms is temptation enough to bring in new devs, observing that while its GTS World Racing game is available for a variety of smartphones, “our iPhone version generates 98% of our revenue,” Gamesutra informs.

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RjDJ music app worlds the weird

RjDJ is getting big pop over at the App Store, it’s a fascinating application which sucks sounds in from the world around you using the iPhone’s microphone, and then mixes and tweaks those real sounds in lots of ways to create a unique, slightly tripped-out listening experience. Kind of like drinking lager on pain-killers (probably), but nowhere near as dangerous (probably).

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Hollywood iPhone App a-go-go, fall out boy

No sooner has conversation turned to the use of iPhone apps to boost band-to-fan connections, than we see news the meme’s catching on in the dream machine, Hollywood.

Little-seen among this weekends chatter and speculation surrounding the voice-activated Google app and its non-appearance on the store, and more idle expectation of the all-new “iPod Stick”, one report on a little-known iPhone-focused Web site noted movie studios are shuffling to take a bat at the iPhone app market…

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Dell shelves MP3 player plan – for now…

Dell has shelved previously-revealed plans to launch an own-brand MP3 player.

While the company never confirmed such plans, Dell had been expected to introduce its new device in time for the holidays this year, now those plans appear shelved “indefinitely”.

The product development team for the project is led by a former Apple product manager tasked with development of the new device, Tim Bucher.

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Shazam stars in latest iPhone ad

iPhone app Shazam takes a starring role in the latest ad from Apple.

The company has been re-jigging its TV ad spots to focus now on the potential utililty of the applications now available through the App Store. In this case, it shows the use of Shazam in figuring out which songs are playing. Here’s the ad –

Talk radio takes new iTwist

Juicy Development’s Talk Radio 1.0 ($1.99) uses location-aware searching to find local talk shows, while only for the US right now the international database is growing and it seems likely a future software update will make the application useful in additional countries.

OpenTV Movie portal now on Canada’s Bell TV

OpenTV Corp. has launched a movie portal application in partnership with Bell TV, Canada’s leading satellite and High Definition TV provider.

The Bell TV movie portal developed by OpenTV enables movie content providers to promote specific channels, as well as the movies they feature, through a fully customizable application that runs on OpenTV’s Core middleware platform. In addition to a themed search option, the application features a unique scheduling option that allows viewers to schedule movie recordings and set reminders weeks in advance.

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Ocarina iPhone app – great video!

So – here’s a new one, using the iPhone’s touch screen to control pitch and the microphone for the breath those clever people at Smule have built an Ocarina app for the Apple gadget. And the videos (two of them) are – well, decide for yourself.

Video 1: How it works

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iTunes gets Clear Channel and FM radio tagging

Clear Channel has made ten of its AM/FM and Internet radio streams available to iPhone and iPod touch owners through its newly released iHeartRadio application.

The application draws content from the channel’s streaming radio website, and is being made available for free. The website also offers music news, live performances, ringtones, lyrics and more.

iPhone users playing music using the application can also take a look at album art and song lyrics which accompany the music. Oh, and they also get streamed ads, provided by Ando.

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